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Black Beauty

Black Beauty
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Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 2 N: 565] (2054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-11 15:20
Viewed: 2959
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera. The scope of the term depends on how far the concept of "butterfly" is extended. Currently, most experts include the superfamilies Hedyloidea (the American moth-butterflies), Hesperioidea (the skippers) and Papilionoidea (the so-called 'true' butterflies). This concept of butterflies including the Hedyloidea is an only recently expanded one, but it makes the group a natural clade, the Rhopalocera. Like all Lepidoptera, butterflies are notable for their unusual life cycle with a larval caterpillar stage, an inactive pupal stage and a spectacular metamorphosis into a familiar and colourful winged adult form, and most species being day-flying, they regularly attract attention. The diverse patterns formed by their brightly coloured wings and their erratic-yet graceful-flight have made butterfly watching (wikipedia)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-11 15:27]

Hi Lawhill. Nice shot of the Butterfly. A very good POV. and rich colours. good detail. a good all round compostion. very well done TFS. great notes to. thanks.


Black orange reddish green....wow..What a void and a rainbow...Your style is special. Black seems to be the colour of the day..

Bob Pacific NW Wilderness

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-11 15:50]

selam lawhill ; excellent shot of this butterfly, good details presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with splendid colours TFS

Hola Lawhill.
Estupenda captura, bellos colores y muy buen DoF.
Saludos, JL.

Wonderful colors and back lighting in this excellent butterfly composition Lawhill.
Lovely image, framed very nicely.
Only thing is, atleast on my screen, the image is a bit soft. Would like to have seen a little more sharpness.
Nevertheless a great joy to look at.
Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards, Harry

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-11 19:13]

A dramatic pose of this butterfly on his throne and your POV was outstanding. Nice details, excellent light, and well framed and presented! TFS

What an exquisite species! Wonderful detail and great low POV. :)

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-12 10:24]

Hi Lawhill,

A beautiful picture - I'm not sure which is prettier, the butterfly or the flower. Beautiful colors!


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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-06-12 11:14]

Very nice...Beautiful colors...Complimentary BG...Great POV...TFS

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-12 11:34]

Hi Lawhill,
Splendid shot of this butterfly. Though the focus is a bit soft but I like its elegant pose and the composition. Nice colours and a good POV to portray it. The BG is superb. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

Hi Lawhill,
A nice picture with lovley colours maybe it's a bit tight above
and the focud is a bit soft.
The coloursa, lighting are very nice and the POV is good.
Well done.

Hi Lawhill,
wonderful shot of the black butterfly.
Wonderful details
well done

olá Lawhill,
bela captura, ponto de visão com cores e composição bem equilibradas..
Parabéns pela imagem que muito agrada...

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