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Green Hairstreak


Green Hairstreak
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Copyright: Maite SRivero (Maite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-07
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-06 15:33
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Points: 150
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Cejialba (Callophrys rubi) (Linnaeus, 1758)
Una mariposilla pequeña esta Cejialba. La encontré paseando por el monte de Sorriba. Al principio me emocioné pensando que se trataba de una Cejirrubia (Callophrys avis), pues nunca había visto una Callophrys rubi con esas manchas blancas en el ala superior. Pero no. Ambas mariposas son muy similares, tienen los mismos tonos verdes en la parte ventral y al parecer la misma posibilidad de variación en las manchas blancas de las alas. Lo que realmente distingue a la una de la otra es el tono cobrizo que tiene la C.avis en los ojos y en la cabeza, y el color naranja que tiene en la parte posterior de la punta de las antenas. Así que, nada, seguiremos buscando.
Descripción: La longitud de las alas es de entre 27 y 34 mm. Siempre reposa con las alas cerradas. La parte ventral, de inconfundible color verde, muestra una serie variable de manchas blancas. La parte dorsal de las alas es de color marrón sin marcas. Los dos sexos son similares.
Periodo de vuelo: Desde primeros de abril a finales de junio.
Habitat: Diverso. En espacios abiertos y claros de bosque, desde el nivel del mar hasta prados alpinos. En condiciones húmedas o secas. Se alimenta de una amplia variedad de plantas silvestres y también de algunas hierbas.

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Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi) (Linnaeus, 1758)
A small butterfly which I found last April, in the mount of Sorriba. At first I thought it was a Chapman's Green Hairstreak, for I had never seen a Callophrys rubi with those white marks on the upper wing, but finally I found this is C.rubi for it has not redish eyes and head.
Distribution: Very widespread across North Africa and all of Europe. It is generally common where it is found.
Description: The Green Hairstreak is unmistakable with its green underside which is always shown when perched for it always perches with the wings closed. This camouflages the resting adult as it resembles a newly opened leaf. This combined with the small size (wingspan 27-34mm) of the insect mean it can easily be missed.
The underside also has a variable series of white marks. The upperside of both wings is an unmarked rich brown. The sexes are alike.
The green underside is highly distinctive but there is another species of Callophrys which is very similar - the Chapman's Green Hairstreak, C.avis. That species is rare, very local and only found near the coast of the Iberian Peninsula and Mediterranean France plus North Africa.
The distinctive marks between them are:
-Avis showing rusty red around eyes and along palpi.
-Rubi showing white eyes and black along palpi.
-Stripy legs on rubi
-Inner side of antennal club orange on avis, black in rubi
Flight Period: Single brooded from mid-April to late June, peaking in May. It flies early in the season across its range depending on locality and altitude.
Habitat: Diverse. Open places to clearings in woodland from sea level to alpine meadows. Damp or dry conditions. A colonial species found on bogs and heaths with scrub. Often sits on leaves of trees and bushes where its green underside renders it near-invisible. Certainly it is almost impossible to spot a resting butterfly unless you have seen it land or it moves. Never opens its wings when resting. They adjust their position according to sun direction and temperature. Males leave their perch to investigate passing insects. Any females encountered will be pursued. Females fly over habitat searching for nectar sources or foodplants. Throughout its range the species uses a wide variety of shrubby plants especially ericaceous and leguminous species. Feeds on a wide range of mostly woody plants, but also some herbs.

MY 50th in TN!! Dedicated to all my TN friends!!
Especially: Aimilios, Alex99, Arfer, Argus, Batu, Bobair, Bufo, Carmia, Cedryk, Chris, Christopher_PL, Ciccio, Cicindela, Dpbours, Edith, Fartash, FatihKisa, Felipe, Fiyo, Gannu, Goran, Goutham, Heinz, Henrique, Horia, Iria, Izler, JanHendrik, Jeanpaul, Jeonpaolo, Jcoowanitwong, Jorapavi, Jorg, Jrubiocasado, Jignasi, JMP, JoseMiguel, Juanjo, Juyona, Kokos101, Liova, Luis52, Mahd, Maheshpatil, Mana, Manuel1982, Marieproue, Marmottelolo, Martinmena, Meyerd, Mikou, Necipp, NellyD, Nilson, Nimou, Osse, OzBY, Pablominto, Pankaj, Peter_Stoeckl, Ramthakur, RAP, Rdfoto, Ridvan, RII, Saeedabbasi, Sebnem, Silvio, Sky, Scottevers, Uleko, Vanderschelden, Volkan, Wishnugaruda, Xotaele, Zumoduvas... and all the members whose pictures I enjoy so much. Forgive me if I forgot any name.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-06 15:37]

Hello Maite,
I love this butterfly which you've captured so well here from a very nice angle. Excellent sharpness and natural colour. I like the composition too although I may have darkened it slightly. Well done!
Congratulations on your 50th!!
TFS and all the best, Ulla

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-05-06 15:37]

nice focus good setting with the green butterfly and purple flower nice DOF

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-06 15:46]

Hi Maite. This is a very good shot of the Butterfly.The detail is very good with sharp focus and warm colours. good compostion and POV. with a nice DOF. good all round. well done TFS.
Nick. good notes to.
Well done for the 50TH posting

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-05-06 15:46]

Hola Maite,
you present us a high quality picture of rubi as your 50th post. Beautiful light and colours and excellent sharpness showing legs, antennae and wing scales very clearly.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Maite a lovely detailed shot nice pov and sharp focus good exposure. Its a beautifull composition also tfs have a nice evening rgds necip

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-06 16:05]

Hi Maite

Another very beautiful macro work from you!
I like the side POV here that shows this charming little butterfly and all the lovely colors of his underwing.
The details are great and sharp and the DOF here is spot-on, blurring the BG nicely.
One more thing i must appreciate here is the exposure - that was definitely not an easy task, having a bright sunlight and a pretty bright subject, too - but you managed it impeccably.
Thank you very much for your dedication and a big "Congratulations!" to you too! Hope to see many more!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

Cada día presentas una nueva especie,,, no se si te ha quedado mejor la mariposa o la planta ya q el enfoque a la ramita es perfecto. Has aprovechado bien la igualada p. de campo de los dos elementos, planta e insecto. Conjunto de la toma aparte de instructivo, bello. Saludos

Hi Maite

Excellent pic of Green Hairstreak.

Rgds Mike

Hi Maite,

Excellent compo,with SUPERB sharpness and prefect details
lovely colours
good POV and DOF

TFS Thijs

Hi Maite,
Congratulations for your 50th picture!!!
Very nice shot. Good subject, good composition, very sharp details, and beautiful colors.

My Best wishes,
Aimilios

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-05-06 20:19]

Uma bela borboleta as cores encantam muito verde agua e com detalhes em branco muito boa, está de parabéns por esta magnifica foto.
Nilsom

bonjour maité
alors la rien a dire,tres bon piqué et excellentes couleurs.
pov,dof est BG tres bons.
laurent

Hello Maite!
Very nice profile of this green, beauty butterfly :) I like the composition, colours, and the note is really impressive! Not only interesting and also very informative! :)
Best greetings,
Radomir

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-07 3:33]

Maite, This is lovely and beauty. The color and the composition is class. The note is another lovely collection of details. Brilliant work. Please send us more and more of this. Ganesh

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-07 4:06]

salut Maite,
très belle image, les couleurs sont extra. Le pov est bien choisi, la netteté bien maîtrisée.
félicitation.

gl

Hello Maite,
Wonderful close up on this Green Hairstreak. Perfect sharpness and exposure. Colors are vivid. Very well done.
JC

Hola Maite,
Bonita composición, la mariposa y el posadero elegido son muy bellos, la nitidez muy buena con todo lujo de detalles, la luz y el fondo excelentes, la nota muy completa. Enhorabuena por tu 50 post, me han ayudado a clasificar alguna, espero impaciente muchas mas. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-07 8:32]

Hello Maite,
Excellent shot of the Green Hairstreak. Not easy to catch, these tiny butterflies. You did very well. Very fine colour-combination with the pink flower.
Best regards
Anne

Good shot Maite
Very well composed, great sharpness and excellent plumage details. Great DOF and POV.
A beautiful butterfly captured very well.
Chris

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-07 8:41]

Hello Maite,
Wonderful Green Hairstreak close up.I liked POV, colors,details and composition a lot.TFS

Hello Maite
Excellent shot of this Green Hairstreak,
Great details and lighting,
Perfect compo and BG,Superb shot.

Regards
Fartash

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-07 13:20]
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Dear Maite.
I congratulate you on 50th terrific shot, heart dedication and warmly wish you will be such as you are.

Once more your amazing butterfly picture. I like it so much. Brilliant composition and framing. Both flowers and butterfly are simply wonderful. Exactness of reproduction of all beautiful details of the main subject are great. I also like fine smooth BG which colours supplement and underline butterfly perfectly. Superb skillfully done shot. Bravo and TFS.
Alexei.

Hola Maite.
La mariposa sensacional.
Un colorido fabuloso así como su fondo.
Saludos y hasta pronto.
JL.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-07 14:10]

Hola Maite.
Preciosa mariposa y flor para conmemorar este medio centenar de fotos. Buena pose y punto de vista, grandes detalles y nitidez y una iluminación impecable.
Muchas gracias por la dedicatoria y un saludo cordial. Quedo a la espera del siguiente hito:-)
Abrazo, José M.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-05-07 15:01]

Hola Maite,

What a lovely shot to celebrate your 50th post, the composition is beautiful with a great pose and POV, very good detail and lovely colours especially the irridesent greens.

TFS Hil :o)

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-07 16:30]

selam maite; excellent close up shot of this pretty butterfly,good details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with nice colours TFS
regards
ridvan

Hola Maite.

Pues si que te estas haciendo con una bonita colecion de mariposas y todas muy interesantes.

Saludos.
JL.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-05-08 0:38]

Hello Maite,
first of all, congratiolations on your 50th. But there is going to follow a lot more isn't it ;-)?
I like your picture of this hairstreak. The butterfly itself is beautiful, but also your picture which is sharp and has a nice composition. In general, looking in your gallery I think you have improved really well. Compliments!
Regards, Jacob

Hello Maite,
A well composed image with the butterfly!
I like the framing and fine details in the insect, good focus with nicely blurred background...
Attractive colours and fin e texture in the wings!
Greetings,
Pablo -

hello Maité
superbe photo, tres bons détails, belles couleurs, vraiment une réussite parfaite avec une tres bonne note explicative
bravo et merci a toi de nous faire ce partage
edith

Muy buenas Maite
Una preciosidad de mariposa la que nos muestras, ya es bastante con verlas y lo de las cejas para identificarla ya es de nota, me refiero a que es de nota si se consigue identificarlas al vuelo.....
En parado pues para mí también sería un problema la identificación, de lo que no hay duda es de que es una foto muy interesante, bien captura con una nitidez muy buena y un entorno igual de bonito.
Un saludo

P.d. Que lo me dijiste de la expo, si es interesante para mí, si lógicamente puede ser. Ya me contarás.

Hola Maite, wonderful butterfly with splendid colors, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-08 11:52]

Hello Maite, what a fantstic shot of this butterfly, the collors are amazing, you really did a good job, the BG is perfect, great POV and composition..well done..

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-08 15:59]

Hi Maite.
Congratulations on your 50th!!
Perfectly you captured this beautiful butterfly.Great POV holds of whole butterfly in focus.Very nice composition with pretty pose on nice flowers.Colors are amazing and details on butterfly are splendid.Superb blurry BG too.My compliments and thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-09 16:40]

hello Maite
i see wonderful close-up working on this beautiful and interesting butterfly
composition, point of view, background, lighting, colours, sharpness, details, framing and note are great
thanks for sharing
regards
izler

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-10 8:13]

Hello Maite,
excellent work, the sharpness of the detail and the colors are excellent. Very well composed, very nice how the butterflies wings extend to the corner of the picture and from a diagonal with the flower. Excellent DOF and the frame works very well.
Sky

Hi Maite,
Excellent composition,very sharp details and colours
bravo

Oi Maite.
Que bela mariposa muito linda as cores de suas asas em uma textura rustica, realmente mutio linda !
Parabéns belissima foto .
HenriqueººBrasil

Hola Maite,
Menuda clase magistral la qe nos has dado con la identificación de esta mariposa!
Veo que dominas muy bien el tema.
Muy hermoso el punto de vista y el gran acercamiento para esta foto.
El color de las alas en asombroso, algo metalizado, con los puntitos esos blancos que la realzan.
Muy buena la nitidez y los detalles en las antenas, cabeza y patas.
Enhorabuena y gracias por compartir la foto.
Un gran saludo,
JM

hi maite!
congratulation for your 50th, and i wish you many, many more beautiful photos like this.
excellent butterfly shot with great sharpness, colors and DOF.
i like it.
tfs
zoran

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-05-13 10:25]

Bonjour Maite
Superbe Image pour la 50ème. Excellente prise de vue, cadrage, attitude du sujet. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

Hola Maite,

the detail in the wings of this beautiful insect is spectacular.

You have captured this very well.

Gracias

Gary

Hello Maite,
This is a beaufiful and very shapr shot of this nice little specie. You caught it in a wonderful composition with superb exposure. This is very nice! Thanks and congratulations on this 50th post!
Claudine

La verdad es que desde mi humilde punto de vista, has elejido uno de tus mejores macros para conmemorar la ocasión y realizar esta dedicatoria que agradezco sinceramente.
Felicidades por tus 50, esperamos otras tantas o mas... :)
Saludos de Felipe y Cris.

So this guy is rare. That makes it even better. You have such wonderful clarity and rich color in your work. The compositon is always great.

Sorry, I'm late in getting to your 50th post, Maite. Hearty congratulations! You have established yourself as a gifted nature photographer among the TN community.

The Green Hairstreak looks fabulous in this well captured picture and makes a lovely composition with the pink flowers.
The image is flawless.
Thanks and best regards.

Hi Maite,

This is a fantastic picture. Very nice detail on the butterfly wings. I like the composition as well. Well done.

Jan-Hendrik

Congratulations on # 50. Looks like you have a lot of friends on TN! This is a great shot with good natural color, nice exposure and sharpness. I'm sure many are looking forward to your next 50!

TFS
Evelynn ; )

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-14 0:42]

Outstanding details (even the fine hairs) and beautiful color. I have not yet seen a green hairstreak. Exposure is excellent. Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-14 2:38]

Hello Maite,
Wonderful close up.Sharp,celar and razorsharp.POV,colors and BG are also excellent.
TFS..:-)

Muy buena Maite.Pese a la luz dura has conseguido iluminarla perfectamente.Los colores los veo muy buenos.

Hello Maite
C'est une belle et intéressante composition macro-photographique pour ce couple d'insecte aux jolies couleurs métallisées. Bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Merci et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

Hi,
I like this , very soft pastel colors, very pretty presentation. Very nice macro and I like your framing. TFS
Donna:o)



Thanks for your comments on my photo " OAK TIGER BUTTERFLY (28)" :o)

Hi Maite,
you catched a real beauty, the colours are marvelous. Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Maite,
you sure like those little butterflies as your notes about them are always so very good.This photo is a wonderful looking one with great colour and focus and the details just pop out as the tiny wing scales can almost be seen individually.Very nice one for your 50th.I just know your next 50 with be every bit as nice so thanks for all the lovely photos you have graced us with. Bob

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-15 23:17]

Hello Maite


A lovely shot of this butterfly.The details are excellent.The textures are amazing.Well focused with razor sharp details.Very good DOF and POV.You have composed the shot very well.Great job.TFS

Rob

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-18 7:21]

Hola Maite,
siempre amable en tus comentarios 1000 gracias,
me encanta la textura que has logrado en este disparo, cuanta variedad de mariposas, y todas preciosas, saludos amiga buen fin de semana.

Pero bueno, como te curras todo, no solo la foto que es preciosa, y con mucha calidad, sino que además la descripción y la posibilidad de la cejirrubia es todo un alarde de buen hacer. Sin dejar aparte la presentación. Me encanta.

Un saludo y enhorabuena por tus 50 fotos.

José Luis.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-05-19 17:57]

Very beutiful macro, nice chooice of POV and compo, I like the striking metalic green color and well managed light, nice job Maite!TFS!

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2007-05-20 13:00]

hola Maite

bonita foto de aproximación con colores realmente espectaculares y un buen detalle

el contrate entre el verde de la mariposa y el rosado de las flores queda bastante bien y hacen una foto atractiva visualmente

bien hecho

saludos

jjo

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-05-23 15:13]

Hi Maite,
Excellent capture of this beautiful butterfly
Nice POV,colors and details.
TFS

This is a better shot than mine Maite. I love your photos of butterflies. Your comments or notes are appreciated immensely.

Julian

Hi Maite,
One of the most beautiful species of yours. Great capture. wonderful colors and details. Nicely composed. I'd like also say "Congratulations on your 50th"
TFS
Best wishes
Ahmet

Hola Maite.
Bonita esa pequeña mariposa. Yo la he visto el mes pasado en el valle de pineta, y son muy pequeña.un saludo.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-06-14 11:40]

Hi Maite,

Great picture of this butterfly.
Great color, sharpness, background and lighting.

Oz

Hello Maite!
Great photo. I love the detail and amazing colours. The pink and the greens go well together.
POV excellent, DOF perfect. Lovely composition.
You've controlled the exposure in bright conditions, well done! :)
Simon

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-07-19 12:31]

Hi Maite,
Great Green Hairstreak close-up.
I like your sharpness,colors,angle,focus,dof,note and pov.TFS
CT

Hello Maité
Quels détails pour ce papillon, magnifique papillon et très belle prise de vue, j'aime beaucoup
amicalement
Jean-Michel

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-04 1:16]

Hi Maite,
Just marking this shot and will come back later with a proper critique. Sorry my friend, tied up with an important assignment.
Regards.
Sumon

Hello Maite,
a bit late to join the party of congratulations to the event mentioned, but every look into your portfolio may be a good reason to celebrate. Nice, simple and clear portrait of Callophrys rubi. And thank you so much for your kind dedication!
With best regards,
Peter

Hi Maite,
Very beautiful photo of this butterfly! I love the green irridescent wings. Sharp focus, excellent exposure and good composition. Well done!
Wing

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-12 14:02]

Hello Maite,
Amazing VIVID COLOURS ON THIS SPLEDID BUTTERFLY. Fine details and focus on! Pink flovers are lovely too. NICE BG!
A great shot Maite!
Regards,

Claude

Hello Maite,
Beautiful photo and beautiful butterfly. TFS.
Mehmet

Hello,
It's very nice, good composed picture. Very good colours and nice, interesting background.
TFS

Chris

Hi Maite,
I can't add anything to what the others have said except..
Very nice work, I like it! :)
Howard

Hello Maite. Very nice markings on the wings of this beauty. I have never seen this species here in Malaysia. So elegant on that violet flowers. Good contrast against the blurry brown background in an excellent perch. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hola Maite,

A great "insect on the flower" type photo again, which You're a master of. I myself prefer butterflies with opened wings, but of course it doesn't mean this image would be any bad. Just the opposite: a nice one, with wonderful details.

Your 50th post, if I'm not wrong. And I'm happy to give the 150th points to it.
Regards, László

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