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Le flambé

Le flambé
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Copyright: Claude Naef (clnaef) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-07 13:27
Viewed: 5493
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A défaut d'un cocon de Pâques voici un petit cadeau visuel.
Le Flambé ou Voilier est un papillon qui vit dans les milieux ouverts et secs, notamment pelouses sèches et rocailleuses. Il aime particulièrement les fleurs de prunelier ou d'aubépine. La première génération se trouve d'avril à juin.^
Ici un magnifique spécimen tout neuf photographié sur la colline de Montorge qui rescelle, décidemment, bien des surprises.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-07 13:48]

Hi Claude.
What a nice specimen of this butterfly species you have pictured. It is in a full beauty. Captured scene is amazing too. Great reproduction of details and colours. Sharpness is excellent at highest range. Lighting is also very impressive. Bravo. Superb work again. My compliments and TFS.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-04-07 14:02]

Hello Claude,
an admirable picture of the butterfly and the small flowers with great depth of field resulting in a beautiful 3-dimensional impression. Colours and light are excellently managed.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-07 14:41]

Hello Claude,
Very nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent composition with the blooming fruit tree flowers and dark background.
Best greetings,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-07 14:56]

Hi Claude

A very beautiful butterfly close-up from you!
It's realyl interesting to see an entire butterfly filling the frame, but it's also amazing to see it so sharp and so beautifully colored.
The exposure, although rather difficult to managed here because of the light and all the bright tones, was managed very well by you.
Anther exceptional choice was the deep DOF (f/16) - very good to keep the whole subject in full focus!
All-in-all an excellent macro work!

Bravo, TFS and Happy Easter!

Hello Claude
What a great pose here,
Great sharpness and lighting,
Fantastic colors and BG,


Hi Claude,
Well composed. Great butterfly image through colours, sharpness, perching and so forth.

Great capture of this attractive butterfly
Good sgarpness and composition
well done

Hi Claude ,
great details and it has wonderful colours.
sharpness is great too.
well captured

Hi again Claude, splendid butterfly with wonderful colors, great details, excellet light, good sharpness, optimal focus and lovely blurry BG, very well done, Happy Easter to you also from TN, ciao Silvio

bonjour claude
eh bien merci pour ce cadeau de paques.
c'est vrai que c'est un beau papillon,belles couleurs et bonne netteté.details et BG bien fait.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-08 20:47]

Hello Claude

A very beautiful image of this swallowtail on the blossoms.The focus is razor sharp and the details are superb.Excellent colour saturation and lighting.The DOF and POV are excellent.TFS


Hi Claude,
Great swallowtail picture. Sharp and crystal clear image. POV, DOF, exposure are great. TFS this fine image.

Nice wing spread, excellent detail and good exposure.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-04-09 13:12]

Hi Claude,
Nice full-frame capture showing the patterns on those lovely wings. I liked the composition with the flowers, and the exposure handling. TFS

Bonjour Claude,
Magnifique image de ce flambé : le papillon est mis en valeur par ce branchage fleuri, dans une composition très dynamique.

What bold colours and patterns this Swallowtail has on its wings, Cluade!
Excellent capture at f-value 16. The details on the subject and the flowers are finely captured here.
Well done and TFS.

Hi Claude.
Beautiful composition and color tones.Beautiful shot.Thanks for sharing.Well Done.TFS. Greetings

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-10 13:43]

What a beauty Claude. Lovely light and composition. Wonderfully sharp details, excellent POV and great DOF. The blossum is very attractive as well



Hola Claude,
Bonita toma de gran nitidez, buenos detalles y texturas. Saludos
José Ramón

  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-04-16 4:52]

Hello Claude,
Great picture of this butterfly.
Great color, position and sharpness.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-18 2:17]

Hello Claude,
Brilliant shot of this wonderful Swallowtail in nice light. Sharp details and lovely colours. Looks really good on the beautiful flowers and against the dark background,
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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