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Pair of Yellows


Pair of Yellows
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-21 9:06
Viewed: 2859
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture shows the brimstone butterfly
- Gonepteryx rhamni
- family: Pieridae
on his nectar source
- Taraxacum officinale
- family: Asteraceae
The encounters of the two yellows are mostly very short - flying visits. Although rhamni specimens were not rare, patience was required to get to a flower just in the moment of a rhamni's visit.
The position of the specimen was just in the direction of the sunlight from behind, so that structures on the wing surface were allowed to produce shadows.

- bright sunlight
- ISO 200
- handheld

REFERENCES
* Settele J., Feldmann R. & Reinhardt R. (1999) Die Tagfalter Deutschlands. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.
* Aichele D. und Schwegler H.-W. (2004) Die Blütenpflanzen Mitteleuropas, Band 4. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-21 9:12]

Hi Peter,

Lovely shot of the Brimstone, nicely composed shot with a fine pose of the butterfly feeding with its proboscis, the detail is superb on The B/Fly and the Dandylion, wonderful colours too, with the contrast between the two different yellows tones.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-21 9:21]

Hello Peter,
What a lovely sunny shot of the Brimstone on the Dandylion, both sharply in focus and in beautiful colours. I find them quite hard to capture in a nice position in the spring as they're flitting around all the time. Great sharpness and a beautiful composition.
Many thanks and have a nice weekend, Ulla

Hello Peter
Wonderful shot of this Brimstone Butterfly,
Great pose and lighting,Superb shot.

Good Luck
Fartash

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-21 10:15]

Hi Peter,
this is a lovely capture.
Very detailed with excellant clarity!
Well done,
Joey

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-04-21 10:38]

Hola Peter. Un gran contraste entre los colores amarillos de esta hermosa Mariposa Y la bella Flor. Exelente nitidez y bello marco.
Luis52.

Hi Peter,
Very good technique to capture this beautiful wing surface. Lovely moment. Great sharpness and well exposed picture. The pov here is fantastic.
JC

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-21 12:35]

Hallo Peter,
Sehr gelungenes Bild des Zitronenfalters auf dem Löwenzahn. Nicht einfach zu realisieren.Sehr schöne Komposition, nicht zu starkes Licht. Chapeau.
Liebe Grüsse
Anne

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-21 12:37]

Hi Peter.
I am impressed by your extraordinary butterfly-flower picture. Its subject and quality are the best. Everything at this masterpiece is great: beautifulness of the subject, amazing lighting, extremely crisp sharpness and details, impressive POV, precise DOF and wonderful blurred and colourful BG. Bravo, my friend. My congratulations and TFS.

Super, diese Schärfe ist erstklassig.
Hallo Peter, Du hattest richtig Glück - bei uns sind die Schmetterlinge momentan sowas von aktiv, keiner setzt sich hin, bin ganz ratlos, so kann ich keine Fotos machen, wie kann man nur so hektisch sein ;-)
Vielen Dank für Deinen schönen Zitronenfalter, tschüssi
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Peter,
This is lovely picture the sharpness is amazing, the details on the wings are amazing!
TFS
Goutham R

hello peter!
excellent butterfly shot, great sharpness and composition.
tfs
zoran

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-22 3:56]

Hi Peter,
Apart from a nice composition and awesome details, exposure and light here are really good. Texture in butterfly wings is wonderful. A nice photo to see!
TFS, José M.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-22 6:27]

A marvellous capture, Peter! As impressive and well done as befitted a master of your rank with a lot of patience. I tried to capture a Gonepteryx rahmni in my last trip, but it never stopped, and the only moment I could get a bit closer it was among herbs that blocked part of it.
Congratulations and TFS.
Best wishes
Maite

Hi Peter,
wieder ein tolles Bild, das du uns hier zeigst. Die Schärfe überzeugt und die Details sind wunderbar zu erkennen. Die tollen, als auch natürlichen Farben runden das Bild ab.
Auch die Blüte des Löwenzahn ist gut getroffen und spielt im Gesamtbild eine sehr wichtige Rolle.
Gegen den Hintergrund ist auch nichts einzuwenden.
FABIAN

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-04-24 13:41]

Guten Abend Peter,

Very well combination between the yellow flower but the butterfly is the real eye catcher, excellent blur background.

Regards,
John.

Hi Peter,

Excellent shot of these 2 yellows
SUPERB sharp details and POV
vivid colours and a good DOF

TFS Thijs

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