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Queen of Spain

Queen of Spain
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 200 mm / f:4 macro APO G, Digital RAW 200, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-24 4:48
Viewed: 3323
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today again an upload of a nice colorfull butterfly,saw this one during a hike in vatmark alhagen.

The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common in southern Europe, migrating as far north as south Scandinavia every summer.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-24 5:22]

Hello Paul,
nice point of view and brilliant colours. Eyes, palpi and proboscis are very sharp, in particular. Well composed and appropriate background.
I think that it is not easy to visualize the silver metallic character of the hindwing underside spots. In Costa Rica, I took a picture of the wing underside of Dione moneta which shows large silver-spots, but this character does not become clear from the picture.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Paul,
Excellent capture under harsh light.Beautiful details and colors.TFS

Hi Paul,
This is a beautiful capture of this butterfly. I like his wings patern's that seems to be the same color of the flower he's on. I think that the the flash created a little harsh effect on the lower part of his body and on the flower. This said, it created also a very brillant effect; everything is very sharp as we can see all those nice details. Well done and TFS,

Hi Paul,
You've chosen a good POV here and managed to capture the pattern on top as well as underneath the wings.
You could possibly afford to reduce the gamma correction (brighness) a little since it is so bright.
Nice work.

Great POV to capture the colours and designs on both sides of the wings of this lovely butterfly, Paul.
A great composition, indeed.
TFS and take care.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-24 8:17]

Hi Paul.
I like interesting POV,which offers view of upper and underside wings.Perfect composition.Superb sharpness and OOF background.Great shot.
Greetings Milos

Hello Paul,

excellent catch perfect details, very crisp, nice colors, BG, POV DOF colors spot on. perfect details, excellent Job,

TFS Kyle

Hello Paul
Very nice shot of butterfly,
Beautiful colors and Perfect


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-10-24 10:13]

Hello Paul
What a beautiful picture! It has a wonderful point of view and it's really sharp. Congratulations

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-24 12:17]

Hi Paul

Another very beautiful picture if this lovely butterfly.
I really like the details here, especially in the eye region. They look so great and the light seems to fall so very nice on them.
Well composed, framed and saturated image.
Excellent POV and DOF, too.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-10-24 14:20]

Hallo Paul, wat een gave vlinder en mooi vastgelegd. De witte onderdelen zijn misschien net een beetje overbelicht, maar een kniesoor die daar over valt.
Groeten, Jacob

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-24 16:23]

Hi Paul,
what a great shot. Lovely details and excellent POV. Nice DOF lets the butterfly stand out from the back ground. Beautiful composed and excellent framed.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-10-24 18:51]

Hi Paul,
Point given out of new york

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-24 22:52]

Hello Paul

A very good close up of this butterfly.Good DOF and POV.Very nice detail with clear focus.Well composed and lovely colours.The flower is very beautiful too.TFS


wow, great detail and sharpness ...lovly butterfly as well.. TFS
Donna :o)

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