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Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur
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Copyright: Paul Braynard (pbraynard) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 96] (891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P90
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-07 7:11
Viewed: 2645
Points: 18
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Cloudless Sulphur - Phoebis sennae
Greetings TN friends. I've had many opportunities to photograph this yellow butterfly, but most of my attempts have resulted in subpar photos. I'd have to say this is my best attempt for this past season. The rose here is what is called a "knockout rose".

Thanks for taking a look and have a very enjoyable weekend.


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Ciao Paul, yellow on yellow, very difficult and you ade it very well, lovely buterfly on a wonderful floer, beaitiful blurry BG, perfect focus on eye, splendid natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-07 7:43]

Hello Paul,
What a perfect match in colours and a beautiful composition! It's a lovely butterfly and the wing markings are shown very clearly. A pity about the petal shading the wing a little but even so I like this capture very much.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Paul,
Beautiful composition of the butterfly on the rose! Very good sharpness and colours. Best regards, Pambos

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-07 23:15]

Hi Paul,
Excellent photo-composition, TFS!

Hallo Paul,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Cloudless Sulphur, a splendid yellow butterfly on a splendid yellow rose, very good sharpness in a nice composition
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-08 10:50]

Hello Paul,
You also have shown a butterfly of the White family. Yellow on yellow is very pleasing, both butterfly and rose are beauties. You had to face a difficult light-shadow situation! But the result is quite good, the sharpness of the wings almost perfect.
have a nice weekend
Kind regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-08 15:38]

Hello Paul,
I really like the lighting in this shot, it is natural and shows the subject off very nicely. The tiny shadows especially in the rear wings, allows us to see the patterns and textures in fine detail. Colors are true and nothing is overexposed. Well done!!

Hello Paul,

Well composed, excellent tone and beautiful shot!
It is impressive that the rose and the butterfly are protective colorations in yellow. And, the contrast between foreground and the background with blurred image draws out a good effect.


Hello Paul,

this are an nice yellow double shot, 2 yellowone for the price of one.
Both subjects good of sharpness with nice pov and details.
Fine yellow colors.


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