- cataclysta (5666)
- [2009-03-06 11:54]
It is one of my favourite moths. Great photo. I like fieldguide POV. Sharpness is perfect and background is nicely blured. Maybe you could crop it a little bit from the top but it is a very individual thing ;-)
- Marx44 (3891)
- [2009-03-06 11:58]
Superb sharpness, interesting POV and composition and lots of colour make this a very attractive piece of work.
Good one Marx
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-03-06 11:59]
Great shot, great snarpness, details and POV, nice bg and contrast. Great colours and composition too. Very well done, thanks for sharing.
Best regards Siggi
- fragman (43778)
- [2009-03-06 11:59]
nice close up, TFS Ori
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-03-06 12:00]
Wonderful photo of this moth in great sharp details and excellent clear colours. Great composition, POV and OOF BG.
Have a good weekend,
Hi Alexei . I would be very happy to have taken this. You were very luck to get so many pictures at different times of the day. It may be your grandaughter that brings you the luck. You have taken this mouth with good detail and bright natural colours. A good top POV so we can see the wing markings.stands out well from the blurred BG. Well done TFS.
Nick.. Have a good weekend.
Ps make the most of your young grandaughter they grow up so fast my grandson is now 16.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2009-03-06 12:01]
what a wonderful macro shot of this moth taken from an excellent POV showing outstanding details, sharpness, lighting and colours are very good, i like the splendid diagonal composition with the beautiful wings against a pleasant BG.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-03-06 12:10]
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-03-06 12:42]
Ciao Alex, is very difficult take good photo of this moth for terrific reflections, you made a great macro with fantastic exposure, fine details and splendid sharpness, perfect focus and wonderful blurry BG, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-03-06 12:45]
Nice macro from the summer!
Classic POV taken with excellent sharpness to portray this S. phegea in the best way that would make a fine illustation of this species in any moth book. The diffuse natural BG and composition add to the high quality of this shot.
Great that you can show yor granddaugter such beauties in nature I look forward to be able to do this with mine but she is not yet three!
Thanks and have a good weekend,
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-03-06 12:46]
What a great close up.I liked sharpness,details,POV,blurred BG and cross framing a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.
- pvs (14464)
- [2009-03-06 13:26]
Although you needed a few times to caapture this 9 spotted your patience paid off,well captured with good cameraskills,tfs this beaty and have a nice weekend
- matatur (5312)
- [2009-03-06 13:28]
A perfectly focused and exposed moth from a good vantage point Alexei, wing and body designs were reproduced beautifully in this fine composition. TFS indeed my friend.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2009-03-06 13:41]
Hello Alexei, dear friend
recently I have often been in out of city for formal meetings. So, I have not visited TN much. Now, I have just came back. and found your great macro shot in first step. It is wonderful with sharp details, POV/OOF, composition and colors. In your usual great quality. Thanks for sharing this beauty. good night and nice weekend my friend
- Art_R (3892)
- [2009-03-06 15:09]
Hi Alexei , judging by the many appearances this moth made for you it was wanting to have it's photograph taken :-) , and a fine job you have made of it , with sharp detail , well chosen depth of field , and a pleasant natural color , up against a nice soft background.
thanks for sharing , both image and fine notes as well.
- Noisette (7821)
- [2009-03-06 16:35]
What a beautiful moth, I like his colors and his shape
The shot is amazing, the composition, the wide open wings, the colors and the BG are superb
Have a great WE
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2009-03-06 17:32]
This Nine-spotted Moth was destined to be made immortal on TN through the hands of an ace nature photographer, and here it is!
What a beauty!
The light is perfect here, making the image bright, crisp and colourful.
The image looks so real I feel as if I am seeing the subject with my own eyes.
I too have a three years old grand daughter who chatters like a magpie all the time, but she is the love of my life :).
Thanks for sharing this great image and best regards.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2009-03-06 18:17]
You were very lucky to find this Moot for several times and You sure have a great photo of it. Never seen before an it has such a lovely colours in wings. The BG is also nice to.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2009-03-06 20:09]
its always nice getting back to tn and enjoy macro shots like this, i admire your command in this genre of photography,
you have managed excellent dof , the total insect body is in sharp focus, the smooth oof green bg offers good contrast to the moth, the lighting is superb and the image is well exposed, the metalic shine of the wings and the body adds to the look of the insects, a pleasing composition and fine point of view,
very well done,
tfs & regards
- Suzy (101)
- [2009-03-06 20:42]
excellent macro shot, very nicely composed and presented... I love the colors and the white dots on the moth! great sharpness and fine details...
- albert (2971)
- [2009-03-07 0:28]
It seems that your moth wanted to be in your photos portfolio!
Great macro photo with excellent details and superb colours
Have a nice W-E
- fiyo (15161)
- [2009-03-07 1:10]
Senden yine çok güzel bir fotoğraf daha.
Siyah renk üzerindeki detaylar bu fotoğrafta çok ustaca gösterilmiş, netlik ve kadraj çok güzel olmuş.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2009-03-07 1:20]
I don't like this photo at all. I love it! You managed to capture a wonderful pose with perfect detail. The colours are vibrant and there are so many details to appreciate. I especially refer to the impressive and most elegant wingspan, and the detail of the white spots captured. Exposure, framing and focus are excellent. Very well done and thanks for sharing this beautiful moth. It was a pleasure and delight to look at.
- cloud (9539)
- [2009-03-07 2:22]
You had good luck. Photo have sharpness and colours very good. This species I've never seen before in nature maybe in my countryside don't occur.
there is a beautiful tender light in this perfectly well composed presentation of Amata phegea. That day active moth is quite often to be seen in the river forests around Vienna, too, in those splendid days of early summer when vegetaion is still fresh, the power of the sun at its summit, and everybody is thinking of just celebrating life outdoors.
Amata is quite difficult to photograph because of its very hard contrasts. Once more, you provided a very skillful and artistic image.
With thanks, and all my best wishes to you,
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-03-07 2:27]
excellent contrast with the black against a soft blurry green background. Really stands out in it diagonal composition. Rich in colours and details.
This is a wonderful capture of this fantastic Moth. The sharp details and the lovely colours stand out so nicely against the pastel green background. A beautiful composition!
Many thanks and kind regards, Ulla
What a wonderful shot of this Nine-spotted moth! Syntomis phegea lives also on my meadow, but I never had the opportunity to catch it. It simply was too fast! And I would congratulate you for this really most beautiful shot, you realized after several encounters with the moth! I'm especiallly fond of the colors of this picture and the splendid sharpness of this rather dark moth.
Thanks so much and best regards
- gannu (14761)
- [2009-03-07 8:49]
Alexei, what a shot. Superb composition. The spots on the wings are perfectly presented. Great sharpess. Ganesh
- tariq (2)
- [2009-03-07 9:04]
perfect shot,fantastic composition and wonderful note.TFS
- marcin (2057)
- [2009-03-07 10:25]
Wonderful photo, sharpness is perfect,
Have a good weekend
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2009-03-07 10:26]
Bonito ejemplar que presentas, llamativo en fotmas y colores.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2009-03-07 11:27]
Absolutely amazingly clear image.
Warm regards from Canada to my "friend" from,
- valy67 (9219)
- [2009-03-07 12:37]
Hello Alexei !
Seems that you have found a new friend - and such a beautiful one ! I love its colors, its markings, and the shape of its wings. As for the technical qualities of the picture (sharpness, details, colors, composition, POV, BG, pose of the butterfly), all of this is absolutely perfect. Very well done !
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-03-07 14:02]
excellent photography of this butterfly/insect
shot with fine POV the subject from his back,
superb focus on the subject with great sharpness
and details, wonderfully blurred background, TFS
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2009-03-08 0:10]
A nice capture of this beautiful nine spotted moth. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- MMM (11425)
- [2009-03-08 9:02]
Excellent closed up.Good POV and very sharp image.Nice light and excellent OOF BG.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2009-03-08 10:00]
primero gracias como siempre por tus amables comentarios. Después felicitarte por esta belleza que nos muestras, de indudable dificultad técnica para su captura. Esa textura y color hacen que se haya de estar muy atento a la hora del disparo y tener buena luz. Un buen documento como es habitual en tus trabajos.
Saludos y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2009-03-08 13:03]
After the wonderful pictures of the gulls, this picture is totally different and also beautiful, although the impact is not as spectacular.
I like the position of the moth with the wings spread out. The perfect sharpness reveals rich details. I also like the diagonal composition of the haulmes. It's a classical, yet very pleasant butterfly picture.
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2009-03-08 15:47]
a macro of considerable value... the capture of this black moth with sharpness details
curious and interesting the note that explains the shooting of this photo .. a moth who wanted in all ways to be captured
best and pleasant weeks sERGIO
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-03-09 22:00]
nice close up from this insect.
Good of details and dof.\
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2009-03-13 4:56]
never seen this moth before and it's beautiful.
Excellent sharpness and very good exposure, all small details even the dark parts are well seen.
I like the diagonal composition and the way it stand out from the BG.
Very fine work, my friend.
Have a nice weekend
- deud (2540)
- [2009-03-13 9:59]
nice shot! beautiful insect, contrasting with entire green color palette on image.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2009-03-24 23:15]
Amazing details in this wonderful composition. Great job my friend, thank you.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2009-03-29 20:40]
Very good shot across the frame of this moth. Unique shape wings in fine details. Superb sharp image against pleasing blurred green. Well done for top quality post.
Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day.
- Maite (5199)
- [2009-05-17 13:26]
Hi again Alexei
All your last pictures are stunning and wonderful, so good and pleasant to see. But this one... oh, I love it!!
Thank you very much, my friend.
- tcr (3384)
- [2010-04-28 10:22]
It is always a pleasure to visit your gallery and find a picture like this one.
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2013-01-22 20:11]
Truly beautiful job again, MF! Fabulous light management, sharpness, colors and depth. I might cropped a bit more of the top, but without doubt an exceptional shot. Bravo!
Best regards, László