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Limenitis reducta underwing

Limenitis reducta underwing
Photo Information
Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-06 12:47
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo also in Melnik (Bulgaria). It is my only photo of L. reducta underwing.
I know that this photo is a little bit soft but I like the wing pattern and composition. I am waiting for you critiques and comments.

Limenitis reduta In Polish pokłonnik anonyma
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitinae

Range: Southern Europe, Turkey, Western Iran and Kaukasus

Flight period: In northern part of its range 1 generation Jun-August
In middle part 2 generations May-Jun and July-August

Caterpillar host plants: various species of Lonicera

Other members of Limenitinae in Europe:

Limenitis populi
Limenitis camilla
Neptis sappho
Neptis rivularis

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hi Krzysztof!
A very beautiful macro with
really good quality!
great shot!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-06 12:52]

Hi Krzysztof. i would have been pleased to have taken this picture. you say its a bit soft, but the detail is still there. you have captured the markigs so well. it has a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-06 13:04]

Hello Krzysztof,
WHat a wonderful piece of art! I love the softness in this shot and the way the butterfly is posing on that narrow leaf. Excellent sharp details, lovely colours and a beautiful soft background. Finally a brilliant composition!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Krzysztof,nice pics with splendid colours.

Hi Krzysztof,
This is very impressive!
So soft, so elegant, so exquisite. The patterns and subtle colours on the wings are remarkable.
You did it great with the focus and exposure to bring us this high quality image.
The lighting here was great!
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

Mucha elegancia::::: Preciosos detalles de color que parecen pinceladas en las alas y especialmente me gustan los detalles de la cabeza. Muy bonita posición del insecto.
Un saludo amigo.

Hi Krzysztof,
Beautiful capture with super details and Bg.


Hi Krzysztof,

Great shot of this beautiful BF
Sharpness and details are SUPERB
POV and DOF are great

TFS Thijs

Good work, Krzysztof.
Very good sharpness and well composed.
Nice image!

Hello Krzysztof,

Very nice macro,
Lovely shot.



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-06 17:41]

Hola Krzysztof,
preciosa mariposa,
color y pose,
detalles estupendos,
nitidez y bg excelentes,

Exquisite Krysztof!
Lovely butterfly well photographed and fine composition.
I like how the BG colors mix well with the butterfly colors.
Great POV, Dof and focus detail just slightly soft?
No problem.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-09-06 18:16]

Hi Krzysztof
Nothing else to say...
fantastic capture.

hello Krzysztof,
nice capture, the wing pattern looks very beautiful, the oof bg gives good contrast to the butterfly, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-06 20:54]

hello Krzysztof

A beautiful composition of this equally beautiful butterfly.The focus is excellent with a very good POV and DOF.The bfly stands out from the OOF BG nicely.The colours are well saturated.Great job.TFS


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-09-06 23:45]

Czesc Krzysiek!

Pojechaloby sie do Bulgarii... :-)
Piekny motyl i piekna kompozycja. Bardzo ladnie wyszedl z boku, duzo szczegolow na skrzydlach, kolorowo i w dodatku na fajnym tle. Super.

Hello Krzysztof,
This is a beautiful specie, very unusual to me. I love its wing’s patterns too, this beautiful POV, composition, colors and pose from your lovely model. It doesn't look really that soft to me but maybe a little too much sharpened which created a little noise. Anyway, this is a beautiful capture worth sharing :) Thanks,

Hi Krzysztof,
Simply perfect!
Wonderful colors; excellent sharpness and texture.
Impressive the wealth of details.
Congratulations for the excellent work.
José Roberto

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-07 7:19]

Hello Krzysztof,
I think the slight softness of this image of the underside of L. reducta gives it the quality of a painting, which is as pleasing to view as a technically perfect sharp image. I'm not sure about the central composition and that is a matter of taste but the BG is perfect.
TFS and have a nice weekend,

Hi Krzysztof, splendid butterfly with wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and great details, grat blurry BG, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-09-07 23:30]

Hi Krzysztof,

Excellent color and detail. Great exposure against the BBG. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice weekend,

Hi Krzysztof,
wonderful butterfly close-up
it looks like painting
good quality
well done

I have seen this species of butterflies for the first time and it is just beautiful, Krzysztof.
Very fine capture with brilliant colours.
TFS and regards.

Hi Krzysztof.
This is a very clear capture, with beautiful cnatural colours and great details. The whites exposure is on the spot.
I would have cropped a bit more at the left and bottom, but only a personal taste.
Best regards, Felipe.

Bonjour Krzysztof
Félicitation pour cette superbe composition. La nettetée du papillon est parfaite. les couleurs et les détails sont très bons.

Merci et au revoir...JP

A really beautiful butterfly and picture of same. You are an excellent photographer for a young man. You will go a long way in your chosen fields of endeavor I am sure of it.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-09 3:31]

Hi Krzysztof,
Very beautiful looking butterfly and you have captured it well portraying its underwings. Very sharp image with superb lighting and exposure. It stands out well against the BG due to precisely selected DOF. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

What a beautiful butterfly Krzysztof. I love its colors and markings. The out of focus background is really wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.

Evelynn : )

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-11 8:30]

Hi Krzysztof.
Your shot looks like wonderful picture painted by water-colour. Its colours are really great as well as the very nice composition. Details are rather good. For so art picture this level of sharpness is more suitable than crisp details. Colourfulness and blurriness of the BG are wonderful too. Superb done and TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-14 11:38]

Hello Krzysztof,
I missed this wonderful butterfly. Excellent picture, subtle colours and beautiful light.I don't mind the softness. Fits well with the subject!
Bonne soirée

bonjour krzyztof
l'esposition est bonne,le papillon est parfaitement nette et le POV bien choisit.
le BG est parfaitement flou et met bien le sujet en valeur.
bien vu.

Excellent shot awsome sharpness and detail beautifull work tfs rgds Necip. - added to my fav

Hi Chris,
I missed this one!
This is a very beautiful picture. Excellent fine details on butterfly :-)
Fantastic viid colours.


Hi Chris,
OK, this is warmer :)
Not perfect technically as you say, but it is a beautiful b-fly with interesting outer wing patterns. Well seen from the BG and nice color/detail is revealed..
Well done,

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