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Delicate Beauty

Delicate Beauty
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 55-200 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-03 14:50
Viewed: 3334
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Going back to some of my archived photos that I took early this summer. I was doing some gardening for my brother when this beautiful butterfly decieded he liked the new flowers I planted. Amazing how quick they discover them! I'm not a Butterfly expert by any means but I belive its a swallowtail of some kind?

Thanks for visiting my gallery and your comments on my photos I really apprecaite it!

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Hi Donna,

A good POV of the beautiful butterfly, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


This is a beautiful and delicate capture Donna! I like the fact that we see beautiful parts of this lovely and flourished environment. Details on the butterfly are good and so are exposure, colors and composition. This is such a nice specie! Well done,

Bonsoir Donna
Une merveilleuse photo que ce Joli papillon,Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.

Bravo et merci...JP

hello donna,
lovely capture, i liked the composition, nice pov, beautiful colours,
tfs & regards

Hi Donna.

Good shot.
Beautifull shot.

jean paul

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-10-03 23:17]

Hi Donna,

An excellent capture of this butterfly,colors , pov and OOF BG are very nice,probably you are a great gardener,tfs


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-03 23:29]

Hi Donna

A lovely shot with nice colour and detail. The POV is also very good.



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-04 0:24]

Hola Donna,
espléndida macro,
detalles hermosos, colores y pov...
buen trabajo,

Hello Donna,
Very good pov of the butterfly captured!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
great DOF on the butterfly
thanks for sharing

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-04 3:12]

Hi Donna

This is indeed a delicate beauty and you managed to create a very attractive composition here with it.
I really like the DOF that you used here and the clear isolation it gave you for your subject. The details are great and very sharp and the colors are lovely given the spot-on exposure.
Overall: a very beautiful work!

Bravo and TFS

Hello Donna,
This is a well composed image, good placement of the butterfly in the frame!
The insect is skilfully captured, great details and fine clarity in colours!
Pablo -

Yikes how did you miss this stunning beauty. I have a fondness for this one, as it was among the first I had seen. They are big and beautiful as you have shown in all true colors.

Hi Donna
Beatiful shot ,love the colors


Hi Donna.
very nice POV of the beautiful butterfly

Hello Donna
Very nice shot of this Swallowrtail,
Great focusing,colors and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-06 10:00]

Hi Donna

A very delicate beauty and a lovely shot. Nice composition, good details and nice DOF



  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-06 15:09]

Hi Donna
This is very sweet -- lovely colours and an unusual PoV!
P.S. My greetings to Tricia T when next you speak to her

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-09 2:31]

Hi Donna,
Just marking this post and will be back with a proper critique. Facing internet problem, hence doing a short job.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-09 19:50]

Hello Donna

I love the colours in this shot.The focus is very good with excellent sharpness.The colours are rich and well saturated.Very good POV and DOF.The OOF BG is lovely.Well composed .Nicely done.TFS


Hi Donna,
WOW!! Beautifully composed photo with excellent color, POV and detail. Very well captured.


Hi Donna,
This picture is E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T !
Details and colours are making this picture. Your butterfly is well focused and the contrast is lovely. Flower in BG is simply irresistible!!!


Hi Donna,
I just love the colors in this photo! The OOF background really complement the butterfly. sharp focus, beautiful composition, exposure is right on. What a catch! TFS

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-05 14:38]

Hello Donna,
Beautiful shot!
Nice colors good focus!
Good composition!
Beautiful BG!

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