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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): GouthamButterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-02 12:12
Viewed: 3121
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
When i was trying to get a close up of a long wing, To my surprise another one came as sat on the flower immediately she offered herself to him ( you can see the wings open and torso lifted up. This is quite natural in butterflies! Since this scene was so intimate i named it Kiss!
Note. This is not a a crop! This is as shot. If you want to see the entire scene have a look at the workshop

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Excelente enfoque, composición y colores. Una fotografía maravillosa y atractiva. Saludos Goutham.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-02 14:03]

Hi Goutham. A very good shot of the two Long wings. excellent detail and colour.The eyes are very clear. A very good POV. and DOF.
very well done . TFS.

Hi Goutham,
beautiful close up with colors and sharp focus
well composed, TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-07-02 23:57]

That is a superb POV, Goutham.
And what an incredible macro.
The two heads next to each other make for a special scene. Great composition.
Very sharp details and well saturated colors.
An exceptional image.
TFS. : )

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-03 0:40]

Hi Goutham,
I liked the pose you captured a lot. Focus, sharpness, details and colors are very nice. TFS

Hi Goutham,
Excellent capture. A beautiful closeup. Very nice colors and POV. Well done. Thanks a lot for sharing.

selam, Great shot and very good composition. Well done ! Regards ridvan

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-03 5:19]

Amazing Goutham and lovely. You are lucky to get such things. Ganesh


I think that they did not know that you were watching this intimate moment. I envy your quick response to capture this moment.

- Murali Santhanam

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-03 8:35]

Hi Goutham,

You were in the right place at the right time and ended up with one fantastic shot! Wonderful colors and details of these two. I love your title.


Dear Goutham,
Very intimate nice moment captured well. TFS. with best regards.vab.

Hello Goutham,

WOW!!! What a splendid picture took with great timing!!! Having caught the whole abdomen of the female would have been great but it is, I think, just a personal question...

Exposition, colors, focus on both heads couldn't have been better!!!

Great picture and TFS this rare scene!!!


bonjour goutham
j'aime le titre mais aussi le fait que l'un des deux ai les ailes ouvertes et l'autres fermées.
bien vu aussi pour la netteté sur les yeux.

Hola Goutham.
Unos fantásticos detalles .
Perfecta nitidez y hermosos colores.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hello Goutham
What a wonderful moment you captured here
Fantastic colors and BG,
Great focusing,lighting and DOF,Superb shot.

Good Luck

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