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Brenthis daphne

Brenthis daphne
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H10, Zeiss Tessar 40 mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-08-04 7:43
Viewed: 3069
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Learning to do macros with a compact camera (bicycling oblige):

The automatic focus (there is no manual way with compact cameras) was correct on the Marbled fritillary (Lepidoptera; Nymphalidae; Brenthis daphne; Brombeer- Perlmuttfalter) despite its movements.

The picture was taken at the Cousimbert mountain, at 1'000 m a.s.l.

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Hi Dietrich,
A splendid shot with a good variety of insect life on display. Both butterflies are pretty sharp and the Nymphalid shows very good details. The composition is good. Overall the picture looks a little dark to be and the colours a little too saturated, so I thought I would have a little dabble with Photoshop. Attached is a workshop with a few small changes to lighten the mood. I hope it is useful. Thanks.

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2009-08-04 10:09]

Hello Dietrich
composition with very delicate colors. Beautiful the soft tonalities of the flowers on which the butterflies are put down that with their warmer tonalities contrasts well with the background and with the color of the flowers. Optimal focusing and beautiful details.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-04 11:12]

Wonderful capture, whit very great sharpness, and lovely composition!

hello Dietrich
great composition with very good details
beautiful colours
greeting lou

wonderful indeed, 3 species for the price of one. excellent capture of the two pretty butterflies and one nice hoverfly
with wonderful colors, good details and well-composed with them meating on the pretty purple clover. well done & best wishes, thor.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-05 6:03]

Three in one, good capture with fine colors. tfs.

Hi Dietrich,

A nice shot, I like the 2 different species together. Nice sharpness and detail, altogether an excellent shot.


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-05 7:19]

Hello Dietrich,
Few various insect on one flower it's good composition. Good sharpness and colours, blurred BG.
Regards, Pawel

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-05 8:23]

The nice thing about compacts is that the DOF is greater but you have also managed a good OOF natural Bg in this shot. Both the daphne and sylvanus are sharp and the eristalis is well seen.
Nice one Dietrich!
Thanks and all the best,

Lieber Dieter,
erstaunlich, was sich auf einer einzigen Blüte alles eingefunden hat. Angenehm warm getöntes, nicht zu hartes Licht in strahlender Fülle. Der Brombeer-Perlmutterfalter ist trotz leicht angewinkelter Flügel zur Gänze präzise abgebildet. Die Tiefenschärfe liegt exakt im gewünschten Bereich. Die H10, Dein unentbehrliches Fahrradzubehör, leistet Dir sichtlich gute Dienste auf Deinen Wegen.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-08-05 20:26]

Hello Dietrich,
Well this is special, what a busy clover blossum. Great capture with lots of eye appeal. Thank you for sharing.

Very nice three-for-one Dietrich, great interest.
The compact is a useful tool when you're out & about :)
Well done.

hallo Dietrich
very beautiful fritillary's great macro. it is great for compact too. POV/DOF great as like coloration, BG and sharp details. thanks for sharing, best wishes

Hi Dietrich,

Unbelievable insects combination. You have good eye, and a lot photographic talent!... excellent fund friend!... it is reflected passion in this picture!

TFS and happy WE!


Hello Dietrich,
a fantastic capture of this trio, excellent POV, DOF and composition, very good sharpness and splendid bright colours very well saturated.
Best regards

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