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Papilio Rumanzovia

Papilio Rumanzovia
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-09 7:13
Viewed: 4885
Points: 73
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to TN friends,
Sharing another butterfly image captured from the Butterfly house in Thames!
Papilio rumanzoiva - Philippines!
Thank you for viewing

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Hi Tony
Thanks for sharing this unique looking butteryfly today. He has very interesting colours and large wings. I like the way the light is shining through his wings it brings out nice details.

Hello Tony. This is just superb. Shot from the low angle with the head so tact sharp in focus. The backlighting creates translucency of the full spreading wings is brilliant. I like it and very well framed subject. Best regards. Jusni

The lime green really sets off the butterfly...colours are neither complimentary, nor contrasting nor clashing...and that means...? The true answer is more philosphical but anything in this genre of colour offsets a complete framed focal point...so you win so by creation.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-09 9:22]

Hi Tony.
It is so difficult scene and you managed with it very well. POV is amazing, details of the very nice butterfly are excellent. Neutral BG is so suitable for subject. Only cropping is not the best. However, this s nature photography with its pleasures and difficulties. Compliments and kind regards, my dear friend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-09 9:37]

Hello Tony,
Never seen this Papilionid, P. rumanzovia before, which makes this interesting for me but what I specially like is the POV from beneath and the focusing on the body and head to achieve great sharpness.
TFS this beauty,

Hi Tony,
Interesting POV with good details of the working parts of the insect. Difficult lighting, by the look of the BG. Thanks.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-09 9:50]

Hi Tony,

An amazing pov making this a very unusal butterfly shot. The butterfly too has a very different look. I love the shape and the colors. Amazing details of the head and body. Lucky you for finding the butterfly house.


hi Tony,
A nice capture of this beautiful swallowtail. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-09 10:48]

Hi Tony. Not an easy one to take facing the light ,But its a good POV showing the under side. Butterflies tend to live a long time inside so they get a bit old looking around the wings. TFS.

Hi Tony, my dear friend,
Absolutely you are also a macro master as well as your perfect labndscapes. Superbly composed and detailed macro capture of this beauty.
TFS and cheers,


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-09-09 11:25]

Hi Tony
Well composed image.Good POV and sharp image.Good detail and I also like that nice OOF BG,
TFS Michel

Esta mariposa ,imposible de ver en España,es muy interesante...falla un poco la nitidez..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-09 12:43]

Hi Tony,it's a incredible butterfly never seen and it's a great present to a butterflies lovers like me! The point of view make a difference,not the top quality on sharpness but i know how isn't easy to take this terribles and always moving species! Thanks a lot to show us this beauty,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Tony,

nice capture from this beautiful butterfly.
Personally I prefer what more space beneath by the wings, now he is cut of.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-09 13:02]

Hello Tony, a perfect close-up capture of this beautiful butterfly.
TFS and regards,

Great POV and contrasting colors with the backlit wings and highlighted edges of the eye and legs provides a very captivating photo. Well done and TFS.


Hello my dear friend Tony,
your macro-shots are great as much as your landscapes. I'd like to more macro from your beautiful countries. This species not present here, but there are other species of the genus Papilio. e.g. P. machaon, P. alexanor. This species has different colors, but it is colorful as much as others. You captured it with a different, but nice POV. focus and sharpness great. Thanks for sharing. best regards

Hello Tony, wonderful close-up capture of a butterfly. Great colours, details and composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-09 22:29]

Hi Tony

Great use of backlight here to bring out the detail of the butterfly. Well seen and captured.


Un bon angle pour ce papillon spectaculaire.
Bonne journée.

Hello Tony,

A beautiful butterfly seen from a very good POV. Very nice detail. Good natural colours.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-09-10 4:14]

Hi Tony
very nice image
well done.

Hi Tony.
Different composition you give us taken from below of the light coming through the wings, shows all the veins in the wings, great shot. Point of focus on the body is great, though with a smaller F/stop it would have been even better to have the head & eye in focus also, but thats being picky and as always its individual preference.
With a canon powershot do you have the option to alter the F/stop? maybe not, so you have done well with F/2.7.


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-09-10 5:37]

How graceful is this beautiful butterfly, Tony! Amazing shot with the light passing through the wings, giving it a surreal quality. Many thanks!


Ciao Tony, unusual difficultt POV for this splendid butterfly, superb macro with wonderful focus on eye, fantastic colorsand fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi, Tony,

a lovey and dreamy capture with very nice details and composition. tfs.

just want to say Hi before I take a half-year break from TN. many thanks for the encouragement, pointers and insightful notes all along. i have had a great time at TN. But I guess it's time for me to stay focused on my study and the Final Exam, which is just less than 5 months away.

take care, my TN friend. I will certainly miss you and other photography mentors here.

Man Yee

Hello Tony,

Lovely details on the head and the wings ... well, they have the appearance of tissue paper when it is back lit! Very difficult conditions but giving us an excellent impression of these amazing wings.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-09-10 16:39]

Hola Tony.
Great Macro. Beautiful colors and light. the pose is perfect.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-10 23:40]

Hi good friend Tony,
Another fantastic butterfly image from you and you have captured it in a fine perspective. Though the image is a bit soft it still looks fabulous with the wing details and lighting effects. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2008-09-12 17:40]

Nice angle and details on this beauty, Tony. I can't imagine a better job with a P&S. (If you were shooting full DSLR I would suggest a smaller aperature to get a bit more DoF here.) But given what you were working with, very nicely done.

hello Tony

excellent shot of this butterfly, fine POV, excellent focus on his head,
excellent details of the wings, and i love the contrast is doing
with the green leaf, TFS


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-10-09 13:59]

This is really impressive. What a marvellous close up! I love the POV and composition with the light through the wings.
Really gorgeous!
Thank you very much, dear Tony.
Mis más cordiales saludos desde España.
Hasta pronto.

Something different than Your usual postings... But great. POV is even fantastic, and what I like the most is the well chosen focus (on the leaf, not on the butterfly), with which You managed to avoid disturbing oof parts in the foreground. Difficult light conditions, but perfectly chosen exposure time - no OE on the wings. Background's blurred the best way. The only negative point by my opinion is the narrow cropping on the bottom. Otherwise a top notch image.
Respectful regards, László

Ciao Tony,
bellissima cattura con un POV particolare in controluce che mostra splendidamente la trasparenza delle ali di questa bellissima farfalla, ottima definizione, perfetta esposizione con ottimo equilibrio nelle tonalità dei colori.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-04 21:50]

Hi Tony,
I like this one with the light coming through the wings giving such a lovely transluscent image.
Well shot and the presentation is unique and special.


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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2009-01-29 11:31]

Hello Tony
it is truly a beautiful image of nature with very rich colouration: contrast of butterfly particulars is excellent on wings design.
Good pose of the Copper on the plant with great sharpness and good details on a very soft background.

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2009-06-30 18:11]

Hi Tony,
what can I say about this image? It´s amazing! seems that the butterfly is taken away that leaf.
Details are great! compliments. Good light and POV.

hello, jolie photo par le contarste papillon et la feuille verte

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