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My 100th post

My 100th post
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Copyright: Valerie FOSSE (valy67) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 18mm-55mm f/3.5 - f/5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-28 1:03
Viewed: 3693
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I posted my first picture, one year ago, I never thought that some day I would have 100 pictures here. And each of these pictures got very nice comments, even those photos at the beginning who were not so good - I would like to thank all the friendly and helpful people who took the time to leave comments on my photos. They helped me to improve in photography and I learned a lot about nature. I still learn something new, each day. TN is realy a fantastic place.

I took this picture on the same day as my previous post, on the same place. It is a beautiful Silver-Washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia). It was a real pleasure for the eye, to watch this gorgeous butterfly going from flower to flower, slow and peaceful. He was an excellent model, as he rested for a long time on the flowers, without moving, with the wings wide open to show his beautiful colors. I stretched out my hand and he walked on my finger for some seconds. It was fantastic !

To have some info about this butterfly, you can red the note on my previous picture :

IulianGherghel, haraprasan, mikou, Argus, Juyona, jmp, oscarromulus, pablominto, ramthakur, jeanpaul, erve, ridvan, pierrefonds, peter_stoeckl, Alex99, maurydv has marked this note useful
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Happy nice anivarsary for your 100th post on TrekNature.
Good pov and great compo.
Very well done!

Jolie 100 ème photo, très belle diagonale, belle composition, bravo Valerie

hello valerie,
congratulations on posting your 100th post, looking forward to another 100 from you.
nice capture of the beautiful butterfly, lovely composition, rich colours, very suitable pov, nice framing,
tfs & regards

Congratulations on sharing 100 photos. This is a very good clear image for the occasion.The antennae show up nice on the darker section of the background.
Tres touchant ton si gentil mot!

Hi Valerie,
and a great 100th post it is! Congrats! Beautiful color and a great macro shot. Love those big spread out wings.! TFS

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-28 1:35]

Hi valerie,
Congratulation on reaching 100. The importance is not the number but the amount of time you have spent here and by virtue of only that there will is a difinite improvement in photography and how you see things in nature. TN is such a place and we all should be proud to be here, helping each other out and appreciating good work.
This is a fabulous shot of the Silver-washed Fritillary in all its glory. Lovely colours and patterns on its wings with sharp details and neat focus. Superb lighting and a great POV to portray it in this pose. The BG compliments the butterfly well and the diagonal composition looks majestic. Kudos.

Hi Valerie,
Congrats on you 100th post. A beautiful butterfly. Excellent composition and POV with beautiful colors and blurred BG. Wish you 200 soon. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-28 6:05]

Hi Valérie.
Firstly congratulation on your 100th post!!And also much health.
Your detailed capture is beautiful.This fritillary is little damaged but so beautiful.(I am have observed these butterflies at "courting" a few days ago and is that a really beautiful experience).Composition with classical posture is very nice and your upper POV pretty caught of patterns on his wings with sharp details and beautiful colors.Well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-28 6:13]

salut Valérie,
félicitation pour ce 100ème, c'est une belle image forte en couleur. La lumière est vive, la composition étudiée.
bonne continuation et vivement les 100 prochaines.


Hi Valerie, comngratulations for your splendid 100th post on TN, elegant butterfly with wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and great details, lovely blurry BG, Brava, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Salut Valy,pour une 100eme c'est plutot bien réussi,les couleurs sont très jolies et le sujet bien nette,bravo et en route pour les suivantes j'espère


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-28 8:15]

Hi Valerie,

A lovely post for your 100th - Congratulations and I hope there will be many more. This one is just beautiful with the wings spread wide in such a nice position. Lovely colors and good details. Shows up well against the background.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-28 9:52]

Congratulations on your 100th post, Valerie!
This is a very fine shot of a female Silver-washed Fritillary to mark the occasion with good sharpness, composition and BG.
Well done and I look forward to many more shots from you.
Best wishes, Ivan

Bonjours Valerie,
J'aime beaucoup cette impression du papillon qui a l'air de ne poser sur rien, belle nettete et couleurs,

Belle photo de ce papillon très jolis, bien coloré et avec beaucoups de détails sur ses ailes etson corps,sa tete ,ses antennes. Amitiés Thomas

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-28 15:55]

Hola Valerie,
felicidades por tus 100 fotos,
original pov, preciosa mariposa bellos colores "de pinturas tribales" excelente composición...

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-29 4:13]

Hola Valerie,
¡Enhorabuena por tu centésima foto! Un punto de vista, una pose, una profundidad de campo, unos colores y una luz perfectos.
Saludos cordinales,
José M.

Hi Valerie,
Congratulations with your 100th upload. You have really become a wonderful photographer with a lot of knowledge of what you capture. You at least know the flowers and insect by name, while I need to do the research afterward.
This is surely a wonderful photo with a great feel of depth. The light and colors are really fantastic.

Enhorabuena por estas 100 fotos, yo ya voy también camino de ello jeje. Bonita toma con un encuadre diferente. Saludos Valerie.

GREAT post, Valerie.
Congratulations for having "lasted" so long. 100 posts. That's a lot.
Have enjoyed your images for a long time; sorry I had not commented on them in the past.
You do lovely work.
Mario with friendly greetings from Canada.

Hello Valerie,
A well composed image with an attractive subject!
I like the tight framing, and even if the backgrounbd is busy it is totally blurred out and not disturbing...
Good colours and pattern is nicely captured!
And of course, my congrats on 100 postings, most of them very good!!
Pablo -

Hearty congratulations on your 100th post, Valerie.
Your first hundred has been a varied feast of wonderful themes and artistic creations. I wish you all the best for the next 100!
The image of this butterfly is stunningly beautiful.
Thanks and take care.

Bonjour Valerie
Félicitation pour ta 100 iême photo!!!
Une excellente photo en macro de ce beau papillon ,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition et ton BG est superbe.

Merci et bravo...JP

CONGRATULATIONS ON #100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Another beauty for the collection! :)

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2007-07-31 3:58]
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excellent sharpness and details, good composition and nice background blur, was he at rest or mid flight, if so even more impressive! :)


selam valerie, an excellent shot and very good composition of this butterfly nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Congratulations on sharing 100 photos
Regards ridvan

Bonjour Valérie,

Bravo pour votre 100ième photo sur TN, une belle image de ce papillon, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de jolies couleurs. Bonne journée.


Hello Valérie,
my congratulations to your posting #100!
Your contributions to TN are refreshingly lively, creative, driven by vigorous curiosity and a powerful love of nature. Having been a rather infrequent visitor to this site for several months due to some heavy burdens of work, I enjoy looking into your portfolio right now, again.
Your posting: I like those rich, powerful golden colours of that pretty female "Kaisermantel" taken in the strong sunlight of midsummer. A powerful message.
Sending you all my best wishes!
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-08 1:00]

Hi, dear Valerie.
My heart congratulation on your miraculous 100th post and all amazing gallery. Your are charming brilliant of TN family. I wish you many new interesting meetings on the Nature and here with your nice pictures.

I like this true 3D-image, terrific fire colours of the butterfly and its razor shapes and details, well burred and colored remote BG and excellent composition of the shot. My compliments and kind regards.

Ciao Valerie,
Félicitations pour cette jolie centième photo, très belle composition en perspective diagonale de ce merveilleux papillon, les couleurs sont magnifiques, extraordinaire netteté.
Merci et mes compliments.

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