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Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye
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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BUTTERFLIES OF AMERICA, Butterflies of North-America, Butterflies, Butterflies III, 50-59 points Chapter 7, Butterfly & Dragonfly, Butterfly, I love, Butterflys of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-13 19:40
Viewed: 4154
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Buckeye Butterfly
Junonia coenia

Info on the Common Buckeye Butterfly

Another view of the Common Buckeye Butterfly. The sunlight doesn't give a true representation of the outside of the wings but I like the effect.

Exposure Setting: Manual +/- 0.0
Lighting Conditions: Sunny
f/stop: 6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/800
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 385mm[35mm]-equivilent
Auto Focus: Macro/Center-Zone/Continuous
Compression: Standard
White Balance: Daylight
Color: Natural
Sharpness: Normal
Tripod: No
Flash: Off
Megapixels: 6.0
Dimensions: 708 x 650
Size: 136 KB
Location: Texas City, Texas
Date: September 26, 2007
Time: 12:54 PM

Cropped, 100% Neat Image noise reduction/conservative sharpening and resized for posting

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-13 20:15]

Hi Jim,

Once again your colors are just superb. Beautiful butterfly with lovely markings in fine detail. I like the lighting effects very much.


so wonderfull macro photo, and color

Hi Jim.
Perfect sharpness and exposure with a great DOF to make him really stand out. What beautiful colours he has. I love the use of light here, wonderful image.


Good use of the backlight, excellent shot with nice colors and great details.

Hello Jim,
Very good pose of the beautiful butterfly!
Excellent DOF in sharpness, vivid colour and details
well done and well composed

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-14 0:58]

Hello Jim,
I like the light and the colours in this lovely capture of the Buckeye. Great sharpness too and a fine contrasting background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

You really do have the knack with butterflies, Jim! This is a splendid capture! Your POV is perfect for defining the wing patterns and their colours! Lovely sharp image and excellent composition!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-14 5:08]

Wonderful light handling!!

Hi Jim,

A good POV of the Common Buckeye Butterfly, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


This is going to be a tough one to follow Jim. A beauty of a picture...
++ Good composition and color. Well detailed and noted.


Great job here,
love all the colors,
very nice,


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-10-14 8:20]

Jim, Lovely what a position of the butterfly. Great image quality and lovely wing details. Ganesh

Amamazing, quelle composition, la lumičre est superbe les couleurs et les détials sont fantastiques, une grande réussite.

Hi Jim, splendid baclight with wonderful butterfly, superb colors, excellent sharpness and great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-14 13:48]

Hi Jim. Your shot of this beautiful butterfly is so clear. the detail is spot on . with you rich colours. it has somw very nice markings which you have captured so well. with a nice pOV/DOF. well done TFS.

Hi Jim,
Nice!! I love the big butterfly center stage! Beautiful colors and contrasts, great pov and nice work with the background. TFS

Well done sir, the lighting is impeccable it shows the fine colour and detail of the subject.
Well photograph...

Gran composición, fondo y luz. Interesante el poder ver el color de la parte superior de las alas.
Un abrazo y que tengas una buena semana.

Saludos Jim.

Ahhhhh...another remarkable beauty!
Great light - great color - great sharpness - great shot! :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-15 9:10]

Hello Jim,
Superb capture of a Common Buckeye almost against the light, which gives a great effect, especially as you have managed the right exposure. Excellent sharpness and composition with a suitably blurred natural green BG.
Very nice shot!
Thanks for this one and have a good week!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-15 10:43]

Hi Jim,
Just acknowledging this wonderful shot. Superbly done. Wish I could write a few more words, pity my net problem does not allow that. Sorry.
TFS this awesome shot.

Hola Jim,
Preciosa toma y bello ejemplar, buena definición, bellos dibujos y colores bien contrastados con el fondo verdoso, saludos
José Ramón

bonjour jim
j'etais passé a cote de ce merveilleux papillon,je me rattrape donc et je vous felicite car ici il n'y a rien de mauvais.

Hello Jim,
really perfect, every atom of your fellow is at focus, every detail perfecty represented, and the BG (and so the flowers) properly blurred in right proportion. What else? A picture.

Hello Jim,
Pretty butterfly with beautiful colors!
Excellent contrast and sharpness.
Congratulations for plus a beautiful work!
José Roberto

hi jim,

superbe quality of image!!!!great!very nice BG,great details on the head and the wings!

Just Beautiful!!!

Hello Jim
Very nice shot of this Common Buckeye,
Perfect details,DOF and lighting,
Superb shot,Welldone.


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