A great shot - excellent colour and pose. The detail is wonderful.
I just got a new Canon 200mm 2.8 Macro today - but I think it will be a long while brfor I reach this level.
- Hil (5035)
- [2007-06-06 18:34]
Stunning capture of the beautful Sooty Copper, what a nicely composed shot with a fine pose and I love the POV from above shawing us all the wonderful markings on the Wings, the details are nice and sharp and the colours are just beautiful.
Nice to see the underside in your Workshop too, which is another fabulous shot.
TFS Hilary :o)
- rousettus (19818)
- [2007-06-06 18:34]
Excellent colors and details. Background and composition wonderful. useful informations. TFS
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-06-06 19:03]
Good night Peter,
Showing a butterfly for both sides is really a good idea for beginners! Awesome details on both views and the right pov for each pose. Exposure is spot on!
TFS and best regards, José M.
A real pleasure to look at one of your presentations!
It's so exciting just to see your name in the thumbnail, is a gurantee that a high quality content (in all aspects) is about to be displayed when opening it.
This is a superb image of the Sooty Copper.
Its magnificent your POV, the pose, sharpness and focus on the butterfly.
The colours and patterns seen on its wings are amazing.
Love the square and big composition.
Definitely, when I'll need inspiration, your gallery is the place to look at.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
- Pentaxfriend (8048)
- [2007-06-06 19:17]
Excelent Macro shot
Superb compo, POV, sharpness, details, colours and BG
- deblink (1258)
- [2007-06-06 19:19]
This is a fantastic image of this superb looking Butterfly. Its colours are wonderful as is your image of it. All of the Butterfly's details can be seen so clearly with such good lighting. Impressive.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-06-06 23:10]
excellent shot, the poc gives very good details of the beautiful insect, nice composition, very sharp image, very nice dof,
tfs & regards
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2007-06-06 23:11]
Hola Peter. Bello y fino Macro de esta hermosa Mariposa. Exelente definicion y pose. Luis52.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2007-06-07 0:42]
this is a beautiful shot of a ´butterfly I never seen in the
The colours and pattern are very nice.
Very good details and DOF, the insect stanout well.
Well done, my friend.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-06-07 1:59]
auf Deinem Bild wirkt dieser Winzling wie ein Riese. Man sieht die vorderen Flügel so schön regenbogenfarbig schillern, und der Kopfbereich ist gestochen scharf, gefällt mir sehr, Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- anel (40574)
- [2007-06-07 3:19]
Dieses Bild ist von so grosser Feinheit und zugleich so "powerful". Dieser Kontrast macht dieses Bild so faszinierend. Den Blickwinkel, den Du gewählt hast, finde ich ausgezeichnet. Es gibt dem Bild so wie eine dritte Dimension. Der kleine Falter ist mir sehr bekannt, treffe ihn auch des öftern an..
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-06-07 3:37]
Hi, dear Peter.
Unreal picture, so unusual POV and perception of the butterfly image. Simply fantastic reproduction of the insect, terrific details and razor sharpness, great color details. Precisely selected DOF allows to concentrate all attention on the beauty of this butterfly. Bravo and my best wishes.
- Kaszek (1451)
- [2007-06-07 5:14]
Masterpiece. Superb POV, colours and sharpness.
Nice and smooth BG.
Workshop is great too :)
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2007-06-07 8:38]
Gee your H5 takes some great macros.
A superb sharp shot, with great plumage detail.
Well composed with perfect DOF
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-06-07 10:25]
espectacular nitidez y pov,
buen encuadre y detalles excelentes,
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-06-07 10:56]
What a great shot of this Sooty Copper,
Perfect details,BG and lighting,
Fantastic colors and DOF,Superb shot,friend
- iris (3088)
- [2007-06-07 11:45]
Superb positioning, Excellent PoV and details of the Sooty Copper filling the frame.
The BG is great too proiding the right contrast.
TFS & Cheers
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-06-08 3:54]
This is a superb shot of the Sooty Copper. Colors and the patterns of this butterfly is beautiful and your POV gives great detail. Very good focus,sharpness and lighting. Well done and TFS.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-06-08 7:34]
wow, this is breathtaking in everyway! The only thing i have to add to whats already been said is that i very much like the way the stalk it is perched upon leads away underneath it, adding a great sense of depth.
Very well done, excellent work.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-06-09 4:44]
Hi Peter and sorry for the delay. I just arrived home a few hours ago.
What a fantstic macro!!! It's simply amazing what you managed here: the pose of the butterfly is impeccable and you timing is great - capturing it with it's wings at a perfect 180 degree angle! Also, you managed to keep in entirely in full focus, while blurring everything so beautifully! Brilliant DOF work there!
The details are simply impressive - especially aroung the head, antennae and body and the natural colors make it stand out even better!
The WS photo is wonderful, too - with a charming view of his underwings.
My complinets to you!
Bravo and TFS
- TheMystic (509)
- [2007-06-11 19:04]
The sharpness and details of your pictures never ceases to amaze me, Peter! Over time, you had given me some good advice, and looking at your work and notes has been a great learning experience.
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-06-12 4:05]
WOW!! What a marvellous shot, Peter!!
I love it and I'd put it in my favourites if I could. It's so perfect in POV, DOF, colors, sharpness, composition... EVERYTHING!
Outstanding and fantastic job
Thank you very much for sharing, dear friend.
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2007-06-12 15:57]
This is a amazing perspective shot. I liked the position of the butterfly and the framing here. As usual the details are excellent and the colors are good.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-06-14 7:19]
Das sieht ja wunderschoen aus, die Freistellung ist dir super gelungen und auch die Perspektive ist einmalig. Super Bildgestaltung mit unheimlich toller Schaerfe .
- blakitan (5517)
- [2007-06-14 23:08]
Excellent macro shot!
Just perfect technically and very aesthetic image.
- Ken52 (4195)
- [2007-06-15 17:54]
Dramatic POV. Stunning 3-D effect thanks to outstanding DOF. Nice background. Amazing details and natural colors. All three shots are technically outstanding and each would stand on it's own. The two additional shots really add to knowledge of presentation.
This is another exceptional POV from you! The picture excells in sharpness, quality and complexity of the details.
Very good placement of the subject within the square format of the picture! The larger empty space in the lower left corner allows the butterfly to breath and positions him more comfortably towards the upper right corner. The beautiful background is well blurred and isolates the subject very good! The picture has an excellent perspective!
The natural looking colors are enhanced by very nice metallic iridescence in the scales on the wings. The saturation was well adjusted and so was the white balance!
Outstanding details are emphasized by a well adjusted contrast! Also the subject stands out better due to a lower contrast in the background.
As usually, exposure is spot on with no details lost due to over- or underexposure. Even the white hairs along the outline of the butterfly's wings is well exposed.
The sharp focus rendered great details in the subject. Special attention was given to the background which was well controlled via DOF.
An outstanding picture with carefully conducted PP and useful notes! Thanks for sharing!
With Friendly Regards,
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-06-28 12:36]
I've overlooked this fantastic capture of the Sooty Copper. ALl in focus, sharp details and I love the way it is holding its wings here. The colour is really wonderful too. Brilliant composition. Interesting to see the underside too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- lgfoto (1536)
- [2007-11-02 13:01]
Wonderfull sharpness and DOF Peter. Great colour harmony and fine harmonic BG.TFS