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Arnica and butterfly

Arnica and butterfly
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix 995
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-24 8:29
Viewed: 4384
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae on a flower of Arnica montana. Arnica is one of the best known medicinal plants, extracts of the flower have been used for centuries in the treatment of wounds and contusions. It is a mountain meadow plant, here growing near the summit of Grand Ballon, in the Vosges mountains in France.
The Small Tortoiseshell is a classic. The caterpillar lives and feeds on stinging nettles

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To Alan_Kolnik: dry petals etc...pgmoni 2 03-24 10:24
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-24 8:54]

Very good and colorful macro Philippe! POV,colors,composition and note are very good. I also liked alive and dry arnica in this shot.TFS

Very attractive picture. Excellent DOF, color and composition, though possibly you could run it throgh USM in PS again, if necessary, to sharpen it up just a little. As opposed to dew77, I would have removed the dry petals (if possible) before photographing this. Its a matter of taste though, and in any event maybe the butterfly wouldn't have been there after that!

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-03-24 15:51]

Great colourful shot Philippe, pin sharp, great details and lovely composition.
Thanks for sharing.

Good colourful and well detailed shot Philippe. TFS.

A very nice composition with superb mix of colors. I think the detail is good, and he framing is perfect. Nice Work!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-25 5:09]

Little soft but I love the colours of both flower and butterfly! Nice composition, light and BG. Good post Philippe!

Great contrast between teh flower and butterfly. POV and DOf are very good. An attractive image.

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-14 14:13]

It's a very colorful butterfly!
Simply a beautiful phoyo!

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  • xuaxo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 16] (110)
  • [2006-03-03 22:32]

Hello Philippe
Just perfect photo mix of insect and flower.

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