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Orange Palm Dart


Orange Palm Dart
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Sigma 72mm MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Australian Butterflies 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-30 21:22
Viewed: 4328
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orange Palmdart Butterfly (Cephrenes augiades)

Family: Hesperiidae;

Size: Body length 2cm;

Their body are large and with relatively small wings. They are orange-yellow in colour. They fly in a very rapid and jerky style, this is why they call skippers.

The Orange Palmdart lay eggs on palm trees. The caterpillars are green in colour. Caterpillars lay silk on the palm leaf, the silk will then shrink the two side of the leaf together to form the shelter.

MacroMundo, loot, peter_stoeckl, phlr, dew77, ALIRIZA, Dando, limier, coasties, AndyB, marhowie, ramthakur, Zeno, cecilia, cmarzano, Luc, liziafa, hekcik, paulbright, firelord has marked this note useful
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wow! Very impressive shot, superb details and colors
Very nice composition.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-30 22:08]

Bonsoir Chi,

Excellente compositio,les couleurs et la netteté sont parfaites. Bravo pour la qualité d'image.

Merci!

joseph

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-03-30 22:30]
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Hi Chi
What a sight to behold. I don't know which is more beautiful, the palmdart or the flower. My wife is partial to purple which made her chose the flower so, I will pick the butterfly. Does this qualify for two smiley’s then? Totally awesome on all counts my friend.
Perfect composition, sizzling colours, excellent DOF, brilliant BG, and fabulous exposure.
You have set the standard with this magnificent capture. A big TFS.
Regards
Loot

Hello Chi,
Extraordinary photo of this Skipper. The focus and depth are as perfect as one could have ever asked for. The plus in the image is that the flower and Skipper are complementary colors. Very Beautiful capture...
Steve

Hi Chi,
Wonderful Shot!!
Very sharp pic with good details & BG!!
specially I liked the flower perch on which it is sitting, that had made the picture more attractive!!

TFS
Sudhakar

Hello Chi,
wonderful picture, reduced to the essence,
both the skipper and the flower presented in iconical concentration.
Excellent sharp and clear details, brilliant contrasting colours in perfect harmony.
The Fine Art of Nature Photography.
Thank you for this superb contribution!
Best regards,
Peter

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-31 2:28]

Hello Chi!
Excellent close up.Lighting,colors,POV,sharpness,colors,details,
framing and composition are wondeful.TFS...:-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-31 3:11]

What a rich orange color and subtle patterns on this butterfly.
The purple flower with its fuzz and its curl complements it perfectly. A beautiful composition, Chi Liu. TFS. : )

Hi Chi,
Marvelous macro, beautiful butterfly. Good details, nice colors, POV, sharpness, composition and framing are magnificent. TFS. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-31 4:00]

Hi Chi, great shot. Such a lovely orange colour. Good POV, detail and control over the DOF. TFS.
Dean.

Hi Chi
So live photo, with excellent macro and a great BG that makes the butterfly more beautiful.
The POV is excellent too.
I think that the butterfy saying...
"This flower is mine"
TFS

Hi Chi

I am short on time tonight so just a quick visit. Nice shot and fully deserves the green smiley. :-)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-31 4:49]

WOW Chi!
As GOOD as usual on your photos!
Everything if wonderful on this photo!
More words for what?
5*!
Keep on going!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-31 5:04]

Hello Chi,
An excellent macro.
A great POV,great colours and background.
Good sharp detail.
Superb!

TFS

Chi lui, This photo is just perfect in evevry way, TFS Kyle

Hi Chi!
You are artist par excellence when it comes to composing a shot.
This one is a sheer delight.
In addition to technical excellence, the picture grabs me for its lovely composition.
TFS.
Ram

Hi Chi,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and lighting are excellent. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-31 12:22]

Hi Chi,

Great combination of colours and a very peculiar insect. I like the big eye.
TFS
regards,
Zeno.

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2006-03-31 16:52]

Wow. Very impressive picture with an amazing species. Sharpness ans DOF are excellent.
Congratulations.
Regards.
Emmanuel

Hi Chi,
This is so good it's off the chart! Awesome colors and razor sharp detail. Perfectly isolated from that perfect OOF backround.
Worth 10 pts. if I could.
Scott

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-31 20:16]

Hi Chi Lio
Impressive close-up shot. Superb details and colors.
Very nice composition and POV.
Well done

osse

Hi Chi Liu,
Everything looks great!!
A very well deserved :)

Hi Chi,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and lighting are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-03 10:10]

So sharp and well composed. Another masterpiece, you put the bar very high my friend. Good natural colors, great background. All is great. Thanks Chi !

Mario

Excellent work Chi,the colours and detail are superb...very pretty,love the compo. as well...

Hello Chiliu.

Very nice capture.
I like a lot the composition. The colours are excellent.
TFS

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-04-04 16:44]

WOW, the contrasting complementary colours make this shot.
The composition is great too, the OOF spiderweb repeating the direction of its body is a nice touch, too.
Regards,
Gabi

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  • Bicos (108)
  • [2006-04-04 17:52]

Simplemente espectacular Chi. Una toma muy delicada en todos sus aspectos. "Chapeau"!


Bicos.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-04-05 21:44]

An other beauty from Chi. Congratulations for sharpness in details.
Colors are so real and nice. Very interesting composition.

JN.

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  • millen (113)
  • [2006-04-09 11:12]

Hello Chi Liu,
excellent capture! You has gotten impressive images. Beautiful macro. Congrats,
Jairo

Que foco!!! nitidez,y composicion excelente.
saludos
CARLOS

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-04-17 11:07]

Hi Chi,

Excellent close up.Lighting,colors,POV,sharpness,colors,details,
framing and composition are wondeful.

TFS :-)
Norbert

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-04-19 16:30]

Wow, Chi, really perfect both butterfly, and flower and BG too! Great colours and details, very well done!!!
Best wishes,
Elena

Another super shot Chi. Superb composition and the combination of colours is amazing. Well done.

Hi Chi,
Fantastic shot! Very nice colours and excellent sharpness, great composition.
Thanks for sharing!
Malgosia

Hi Chi,

Wow, the colours are fantastic! Besides everythign else being perfect, I love the composition!
TFS,
Paul

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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-01 7:49]

HI Chi,
Gorgeous colors, very clear & background color is nice.
Gail
P.S. Here is a smiley face for you!

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