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Brimstone on Lavender

Brimstone on Lavender
Photo Information
Copyright: Julian Dowding (julian) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 114] (605)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Haraprasan's Favs, My Purple Obsession 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-21 17:12
Viewed: 4318
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Male Brimstone on Lavender. Backlighting to bring out the strong colouration of the wings. This is a new brood Summer male. He will have hatched a week or so ago and be feeding up now in readiness for a short sleep. Then he will awaken in Autumn for another sip of nectar before going into a more permanent rest over the winter period. In early Spring, possibly February but usually March or April, he will awaken andfeed again, with his being set on finding a lovely little female to mate with. The lavender was in my garden an highlights the importance of nectar all year round. It also makes a pretty colourful backdrop for a yellow butterfly.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-07-21 17:18]

Hi Julien,

Superb shot of the lovely Brimstone.
Nicely composed with a great POV and excellent pose with the backlit wings.
Nice crisp details on both the Lavender and the Butterfly.
Great colours too, I like the way the OOF BG colour blends with the Lavender to bring out th yellow of the Brimstone.


Dear Julian, nice warn colours and beautiful lighting. very well composed and nice background. TFS with best regards.vab.

A nice colour combination. You have a good composition and focus in this photo. TFS

Hallo Julian
Breathtakingly beautiful and an absolutely feast to the eye. It's great in sharpness, lighting, depth of field and everything else that I did not mention. Everything is just stunning, and an overall excellent display of beauty. A magnificent shot with lots of fine detail to admire. I fancy this one and appreciate you showing us this jewel. I have added this image to my personal theme "My purple obsession” where it rightfully belongs. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

Hello Julian, wonderful shot of a butterfly. TFS.

Hi Julian,
A lovely brimestone butterfly. Very well captured. The Lavender BG makes it look stunning. Superb work. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-07-22 5:25]

Very nice. Great color. Gary

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-22 10:04]

Hi Julian,as a butterflies lover i must give you my best best compliments for this great artwork! All is perfect,the colors,the sharpness and the details.The light position make a difference,thanks a lot to show us this beauty of nature so perfectly,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-07-22 11:49]

Hi Julian,

I like it strong contrasts, vivid colors. You did not exaggerate anything, Lavender looks like that, the Brimstone IS yellow. Great picture, my compliments.
Best regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-22 12:32]

Hola Julian,
precioso trabajo,
espléndidos coplores y efectivo foco...

Hello Julian,
This is a top class shot with so amazing colours. I like also the nice light through the wings of the butterfly and all the details. I love this photo!

Hi Julian,
I have seen this movie with Sting and this obscure Brimstone’s story...! This could have been the poster of the movie! Congrats on a wonderful capture, well detailed and lightened! Thanks,

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-07-26 13:13]

Hi Julian
What a perfection!
This wonderful vivid yellow butterfly really stands out from the purple background. Amazing sharpness, lovely composition

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2010-08-22 3:56]

Hi Julian,

I'm impressed by this fantastic macro. The combination of colors and the pose of the butterfly are great. Very sharp details.


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