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Zebra Longwing

Zebra Longwing
Photo Information
Copyright: Janice McCafferty (mjaniceanne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 17] (64)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-28 12:04
Viewed: 4299
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Zebra Longwing or Zebra Heliconium,the state butterfly of Florida, is actually related to tropical butterflies. They are interesting butterflies, a little different. They live to about six months-long for a butterfly and at night they roost in groups. To me, with their long wings they look like little optical illusions as they hover over flowers.

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hello Janice

very beautiful butterfly
good colours and details
greting lou

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-12-28 13:08]

very nice position on butterfly body and wings

p.s. you should try noise reduction on background

hello Janice!
certainly a kind of butterfly with
the shape and texture of the wings
very elegant, with good shooting and excellent technical details
best wishes for a happy 2009

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-12-28 13:37]

Hello Janice !
What a nice butterfly you show us here ! I love the shape and the markings of his wings. Beautiful composition with the b-fly making a diagonal, nice natural colors, excellent POV, wonderful pose of the butterfly, with the wings wide open so we can fully admire its beauty. Very well done !

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-12-28 19:36]

Exceptionally beautiful butterfly Janice,
The sharpness and detail you have captured is wonderful!! Love the blurred BG. and diagonal composition. Well done!!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-12-28 23:00]

These butterflies are so vibrant with their dark contrasting colourful wings. I have seen them in our local Butterfly House.
You have composed it well on the angle like this and it is nice and sharp too.
Well captured Janice.
Regards from Janice of New Zealand

Salaam Janice
Nicely buterfly and colour and good macrography
Good job - 10/10
well done .. TFS
-- SADEGH --

beautiful colours and details !
great capture!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-29 1:43]

Hello Janice,
Great photo in very good sharp details and beautiful colours. Excellent composition, POV and DOF. A bit of noise in the BG.

Janice merhaba,müthiş bir makro ve çok güzel bir kelebek.Kusursuz bir makro fotoğraf,ellerine sağlık :)

Olá Janice,
Lovely butterfly. Very well seen. Good shot, clean and very well composed.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-11 2:10]

Hi Janice,
excellent sharpness and superbs composition.
the blurry background is lovely.
Nice colour contrast.


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