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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70s, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-04 14:07
Viewed: 4006
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Brr.. the weather is cold, -14C today and that is without the wind chill. No way I'm going out side, so I searching through my archive to see what could warm me up.
This shot was taken at the Niagara Falls Butterfly conservatory in January. A great place to stay warm and learn about nature.


XOTAELE, Necipp, ramthakur, Dave, jmp, Adanac, valy67, coasties, saeedabbasi, horia, mikou, jaja1970, Alex99, NellyD, RAP, jeanpaul, dew77 has marked this note useful
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Agradable presentación la de esta mariposa con una profundidad de campo excelente, haciendo más vivida la imagen.
Un saludo Sky.
Juan Luis.

Hi Sky a beautifull shot excellent POV and detail nice light very well composed TFS rgds Necip.

Superb capture, Sky.
I have just acquired D200 and the same lens a few days back. I wish I could take pictures like that!
The Longwing looks tall and elegant in this remarkable shot.
Best regards,

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-02-04 14:26]

Wow! Quite beautiful! Very dramatic against the background! Nice!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-04 14:42]

Hi Sky,
Beautiful butterfly captured in an excellent pose. Smart colors, excellent details and very good use of dof.
José M.

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-02-04 15:03]

Hi Sky, beautifull colours and very good combination with background.TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-04 15:19]

Hello Sky

Great shot to warm up a Feb day.The DOF is very well done and the details are sharp and clear.Nice contrast between light and dark.Well composed in the frame.Very nice colour saturation.TFS


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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-02-04 15:49]

splendide capture bien nette
beaux détails


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-04 17:12]

Genial Sky, bello trabajo, agradables colores y compo. muy bonita

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-04 17:51]

Hi Sky,
Thanks for posting this shot it warms up the day. Great details,color and composition.

hi sky,
nice capture of this beautifulbutterfly,
darg bg is in contrast with the fly,
shallow dof gives nice effect,
lovely natural colours,
tfs & regards,

Hello Sky !
Beautiful picture with excellent details, beautiful colors and composition, and excellent black BG which makes the butterfly stand out very nicely. It's the kind of picture that would warm me up if we had cold weatherm but unfortunately we still have srping temperatures here (we had +14 yesterday). Anyway, it's a great picture !Well done !

Hi Sky

Perfect low POV. Love the composition. Nice colours with good clarity and sharpness. Good flash work. Nice work. TFS.

Magnifique papillon bien mis en évidence par un arrière-plan impeccable.
Bonne journée.

Hello Sky,
This is a slender butterfly. Look small to me. Color contrast, composition, sharpness are great. For us here, 20C consider cold never imagine of -14c. Greetings,

Hi Sky ,
excellent shot.
great composition and nice BG.
great work.
thanks and regards

Hello Sky,
I love the pose you caught from this little beauty! Details, composition and colors are so beautiful! The use of flash and this DOF you choose are much appropriated. Its antennas and little tongue are very nice to see :) You have nice creatures in your archives. Well done and thanks,

Hello Sky,

excllent colors bg POV DOf perfet details very crisp excllent Composed and capture photo well done and have a great week

TFS Kyle

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-05 9:24]

Hi Sky

Another superb picture from you!
I really like the interesting way this was taken, with plenty of light on the butterfly and a rather dark BG...a bit wirerd for a butterfly shot, but it works excellent in this case, showing and focusing all the attention on it charming wings.
The sharpness of the details here is impeccable and the colors are lovely.
Very nice framing and composition, as well.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-05 9:52]

Hello Sky
Lovely picture with an eye-catching longwing. I think this is heliconius hecale, but who knows. The butterfly is really neat and with vivid colours. Wonderful composition.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-05 10:18]

Hi Sky.
Splendid capture hereof amazing butterfly with perfect POV.Great composition,beautiful colors and details on wing.Dark background functions very well and emphasize beauty butterfly.
Superb done!Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos

bonjour sky
pas grand chose a dire,ce gros plan n'a pas de defaut,que des qualités.
joli specimen.bravo.

Hi Dear Sky,

Beautiful picture.

Very sharp, detailed and wellcomposed.



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-05 11:29]

Hi Sky.
What a beautiful butterfly you have pictured. Amazing composition of the shot and very expressive degree of exposure. First, I have solved, that a picture is UE but then I have understood all charm of such exposure. POV and DOF are selected perfectly. Details and sharpness of the butterfly simply excellent. BRAVO. Superb done. My compliments and TFS.

hi Sky,
splendid catch of sight of this butterfly which highlighted grace well has a very good depth of field cheer


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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-02-05 12:44]

Hi Sky,

This is a very beautiful butterfly!
I like this shot very much, beautiful colours, good dark BG, excellent POV, sharpness and details.
Very well done!

Greetings, Nel

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-05 12:47]

Very nice macro Sky with excellent lighting to show the details of butterfly.

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I like stand out the antennas against the bottom of the scene.
Thank you and regards... Ricardo

Salut Sky
Très belle photo que ce beau papillon . Beau cadrage , belle composition les détails et les couleurs sont supers et très joli BG
Merci et au revoir ....JP

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-06 11:01]

Hello Sky,
Another,wonderful butterfly macro.Details,colors,contrast and 3D effect are excellent.

Belle photo, ce papillon, vous l' avez vraiment pris sous son bon profil,il est superbe. Amitiés Thomas

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