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Morocco orange tip

Morocco orange tip
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Copyright: Jose Rodriguez (jmp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500, Digital ISO 80
Exposure: f/6.4, 1/280 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): workshops photos with minimum 3 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-02 4:28
Viewed: 3802
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anthocharis belia belia
On the left, with open wings, is the male and on the right is the female.
This butterfly has certain similarity with Anthocaris Cardamines, but colours are a little bit more intense. I have not altered colour saturation at all.

This butterfly was identified by Ulla (Uleko) and José Luis (ciccio), who provide us even the genre. Many thanks to both of you!

Here you can see some data about it.

Have an excellent weekend!
José Miguel

PS. Sorry by the poor quality photo, but my knee is not suitable -by now- to catch it better.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To meyerd: About workshopjmp 1 06-10 12:56
To aido: Gallery and image enhancementjmp 1 06-05 14:21
To ciccio: ¡Qué barbaridad!jmp 1 06-05 09:27
To arfer: Thank you very much...jmp 1 06-03 13:45
To horia: Thank you very muchjmp 2 06-02 09:31
To uleko: Both sides but ...jmp 3 06-02 05:18
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-02 4:39]
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Hello Jose,
Clever to get both upper- and underside of this Moroccan Orange-tip (Antocharis belia) in one shot! The colours of this one is darker than our Orange-tip. Pretty sharp and a good illustration of this species.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-02 4:56]

Hola José,
que maravillosas capturas,
perfecta compo,
excelente trabajo amigo,

bonjour josé
bon montage de ces deux vues de ce beau papillon.
un peu sombre je pense mais c'est peu etre mon moniteur.

This is certainly a different Orange Tip, Jose.
I too feel that the colours are richer on this Moroccan species, thus making it more attractive than its European counterpart.
The two images have been seamlessly joined together to give the impression of a single shot.
TFS and best regards.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-02 6:59]
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Hi Jose

What s gorgeous presentation of this vividly colored species!
I really like that you captured it from two different POVs and with great sahrpness.
The colors are indeed lovely and make the butterfly stand out from the darker BG nicely.
Also, excellent DOF at both of them.
Sorry to hear about your knee problems...i hope it will get better soon :)

Bravo and TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-02 7:15]

Hola José,
Nice double shot of A. belia showing both the male and the underside, the slight underexposure helping to emphasize them against a dark BG. Both shots are pretty sharp and well composed.
Well done and TFS!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-02 8:52]

Hi Jose,
At first glance I thought you have captured both the butterflies in one shot. The BG looks so similar and illustrates the habitat well. Nice colours and impressive sharpness. The soft lighting works well here to portray the butterflies in all its glory. Excellent POVs and DOFs. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

At first I thought this was one photo and not a split screen. I wondered how you lucked into getting both like this. ha ha
While the lighting is a little low, the identifying characteristics of the butterfly is well displayed. Pretty cool! :)

Mas descriptivo imposible.
La combinación de las dos imagenes es muy coherente, y desde luego nunca creería que se trata de la misma especie.
Un abrazo, Felipe.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-02 13:42]

Hi Jose.
You have found and captured amazing subject. Bravo. I think you had only one moment to create this beauty. Great. My best wishes and TFS.

Hello José Miguel,
Two birds in one shot, wonderful!
Lovely colours and details are captured in this fine macro shot, and the subjects stand out really well on the dark background!
Pablo -

Hola José Miguel,
Que ingeniosa manera de presentarnos este par de fotos!
Al principio creí que era una sola con las dos mariposas tan cerca, pero luego mirando con sumo cuidado se entiende la excelente composición que armaste de ambas capturas.
Muy buenos ambos puntos de vista, la especie de mariposa queda muy clarmente descrita.
Su pálido color amarillo la hace resaltar muchísimo del fondo, y las manchas naranjas cerca del extremo de las alas son muy bellas.
A cuidar mucho el hardware que tenemos, espero que no sea nada y te recuperes pronto!
Enhorabuena y gracias por compartir la foto.
Un gran saludo,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-02 17:50]

Hi Jose

You have shown us two very beautiful views. It is a lovely butterfly. Great POVs from both and great compositions



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-02 22:49]
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Hello Jose

Another beautiful image,your butterfly and wild flower gallery is fantastic.The focus is excellent with razor sharp details.The colours appear natural and well saturated.Wonderfully composed.TFS


Hi Jose,
Fantastic to see both side of wings at the same time. Always amaze to see different markings on both side of wings of the same butterfly. Nice sharpness and colors are well saturated. Very well done and tfs.

Hi dear Jose ,
very nice image at lovely moment.
well composed and great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-03 8:45]

Certainly a very beautiful find and capture of this pair of butterlfy.The dark tones around contrasts the bright colours of the butterflies.
Good PoV.
Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

Una curiosa mariposa.
Los colores son estupendos.
Interesante nota.
Un saludo, JL.

Hello Jose,
I hope that you'll knee will give you a little break soon... This is a beautiful specie that look so different from what I'm used to see. These are very good captures that shows us the variety of colors for the same specie. Those images might be a little dark but we still can see very good details, nice composition and tones of colors. Thanks!

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  • Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)
  • [2007-06-03 10:30]

Me gusta este tipo de fotos de caracter científico mostrando diferentes tomas de una misma especie.

Es un trabajo muy interesante y yo además lo ampliaría a tomar alguna foto de la oruga correspondiente a la mariposa para incluirla en la lámina.


Hi Jose,

I really like this picture. Please pardon me but my time is limited, I have no time for a proper critique. Well done.


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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-03 16:51]

Hello Jose,
A very interesting capture with two views of this colorful butterfly. One would think it's two distinct species. I like the fine detail and the dark backgrounds. Well done. Regards,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-06-04 4:38]
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Hi Jose

First, let me deal with the more important issue here. I am very sorry to hear about your knee problems. I only have sympathy to offer you, but I know how you must feel since I have gone through the same problems before my first knee replacement (July last year) and I am now having the same problems with my other knee as well (probably another knee replacement July next year). So, my sympathy is not just idle words, but heartfelt and experienced first-hand empathy. If it gets to the point where you have discomfort and pain at night time and it is keeping you out of your sleep or even when it is painful just sitting down, then you should seriously consider a knee replacement, if it is within your means to do so. These procedures are well developed and the success rate is really worth the effort.

Back to your dual image of this beautiful little butterfly. A real bonus showing us both sides of the subject. Both the compositions are great, the details are quite fine, and the colours are well saturated. The OOF and darkish BG's makes the bright little insect stand out nicely.

Well done and TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-04 7:55]

Hello Jose,
very nice shot, capturing these butterflies both in a different position. Seeing both sides of the wings makes this very interesting and helps to identify the butterfly so much better.
POV, sharpness and the colors are very nice.

Buenas Jose
La verdad es que si no aprendemos de mariposas, podemos aprender dibujo.... ya la tenemos en planta alzado y ahora te falta el perfil... :-)
Buenas fotos de esta mariposa, ahora que me estoy dedicando un poco a este mundillo se agracede el que subaís fotillos de estas especies, para ganar en culturilla.... mariposil.
Un saludo

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-06-04 11:23]

Cette composition est remarquable et l'harmonie des teintes superbe. Toutes mes félicitations Jose, Didier.

Hi Jose, splendid butterfly with great colors, lovely composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-06-04 20:15]

Saludos jmp, composición impresionante, los colores, los detalles se muestran frescos y naturales. Sira

Hola Jose, vaya documentación más buena. Si te sirve de algo es la A. belia belia. El macho el de las alas extendidas y la hembra plegadas. Una gran captura, setas vuelan que se las pelan. :-).

Un abrazote.

José Luis

Hello Jose,
I've been looking through your gallery and it's wonderful to see and read about so much of the flora and fauna in your part of the world. It's a great gallery you've built up so far.

This is a nice image, a good capture to include both the male and female on separate plants. Sorry to hear about your knee, hope it doesn't give you too much trouble. The image is easily enhanced now we all have the software to do it :-) I posted a workshop, hope it is helpful.
My best regards,

Hello José,
well describing, well composed pair of images, showing both sides of a showy species from your country that we do not have in most other parts of Europe. Rainy or otherwise cool and rather dark conditions seem to have provided a good chance for captures, providing a pleasantly peaceful atmosphere. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Jose,
Good use of ambient light, with very natural looking colors. Excellent presentation of both sexes, and I appreciate the complete note with links :)
And have a most excellent weekend yourself!

Foto de gran belleza. Quizás por los colores algo apagados (aunque naturales), pero buen documento y ... hay que pillarlas a las dos.

Hola José,
Vaya suerte tropezar con esta belleza, quien diría que es la misma especie, excelentes tomas con gran nitidez, mostrando muy bien los detalles, los colores son preciosos, gracias por compartirlos. Saludos
José Ramón

Dear José,
the butterfly rarely seen on the net (or here of course) is well presented. You had to fight with the light conditions, and I assume your ISO value was high (grainy structure).
I made a workshop version for you, I hope you like it.
My best regards,

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-12 15:11]

Hi Jose.
Excellent two capture of this amazing butterfly.Very good idea-two different POV with nice poses,well focused with very good sharp details and beautiful colors.Well done this very informative presentation!
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-12 21:16]

I agree it should be lighter, but these butterflies have beautiful colors. A very nice presentation to show both male and female. Very good detail. The workshops were a good adjustment to an already good image.

Hola Jose !
I love this picture ! Very nice idea to show us bth sides of the butterfly in one picture. Very nicely composed. The butterflies stand out very nicely on the dark BG and you have captured some beautiful details. Very wel done !

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-16 7:59]

Hello Jose, these Butterfiles are beautiful. How wonderful to get both Male and Female! Very well composed with great detail and sharpness on the colourful markings.
Super shot


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-07-24 14:43]

Hi Jose,
Great capture of these beautiful butterflies my friend.
Nice colors,dof,poses,bg,note,focus,pov and composition.TFS

a nitidez não é das melhores mas é compensada pelas cores e omposição! Gostei da simetria dos insectos! Fica bem Ana:)

Nice picture with good sharpness,great colors making a good contrast to each other and a good point of view!
Thanks for sharing,


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