- nglen (36145)
- [2007-10-23 12:13]
Hi Paul A very good first butterflt close up. You have captured it with fine detail which shows the markings so well. good colours and you have use the light to its best. not to sure about the ID .well done TFS.
You will be after a macro lens next !!
- joey (24909)
- [2007-10-23 12:23]
a really nice capture especially seeing as this is your first attempt.
+++ Very sharp with excellent details and texture.
The colours are well saturated but natural.
Perfect DOF and a great noiseless BG.
Excellent notes and perfect identification.
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- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-10-23 14:28]
perfecta composición y foco magnífico,
detalles y color, agradable escena,
- warnzy (20)
- [2007-10-23 15:10]
Great picture with stunning detail, good natural colours and light and a very nice composition.
Now this one Paul is exceptional. It meets all criteria for any nature photographer. You do not post every day but you take your time and make sure what you posts are up to standards and sometimes above the norm. I could stretch my mind but would not find any error technically. Your notes are interesting and complete. A fine piece of work kind sir. I bow to your post...and now shall salute it with a small sip if it does not bother.
Wonderful exposure for bright conditions with great sharpness and detail. You did great for first attempts, nice composition the butterfly laying flat on the leaf. Against the green the butterfly really stands out well.
Would a crop up from the bottom to bring the butterfly down slightly be something to consider? I like how the wing fits the same shape as the leaf and a crop would remove that visual shape, but then I'm wondering if really you need all the bottom of the leaf as the butterfly is the subject, individual preference only, wonderful image.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-10-24 3:13]
I saw this picture yesterday, bit didn't really have time to comment anything on it. (to be honest...i watched the matches from teh Champions League :)
This is a very good macro, especially taking into consideration that it's among your first.
The lens you used is rather good for this type of photography. I too have it but i'm still a novice with it, however i've seen members here who have come to master it and pull out some amazing shots.
Anyway, back to the picture: the sharpness is terrific. You selected the right amount of DOF and you manage to keep the entire butterfly in great focus.
The pose in which you captured your subject here is great, too - with its wings widely spread and showing off its lovely pattern and colors.
Lighting and exposure are very good and the vertical compo is nice as well.
So i would say this is a spot-on start for yet another new chapter for you :)
Bravo and TFS
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-10-24 5:57]
Beautiful butterfly with beautiful colors and markings. Your POV shows all the details. Nice composition, good focus and sharpness.
- jrobertop (544)
- [2007-10-24 8:05]
Excellent coloration of this exuberant butterfly.
Very well composed.
Congratulations for the wealth of details!
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-10-24 22:09]
It is such a great surprise to see a butterfly post from you but such a wonderful one at that too. Very beautiful. Superb lighting, exposure and POV. The green leaf acts as a perfect BG. Very nicely composed, hope to see many more of these. Kudos.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-10-24 22:43]
Lovely shot - like the composition , well handled exposure and good detail.
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-10-24 23:21]
Very nice butterfly, great POV and Dof
composition and texture ar wonderful.. Well done
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-10-25 0:25]
A very nice capture of this beautiful and rare butterfly. Excellent details and composition with a very good frontal POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-10-25 6:28]
Hi Paul, splendid butterfly with great details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-10-26 1:07]
Redical chanege of subject. I like it very much. Very nice sharp image of beautiful butterfly. Good sharpness, nice composition with a leaf but I like also the WS made by Kathleen. Also very goood OOF background
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-10-26 5:07]
I think this is an excellent first attempt! I like your composition with the whole leaf left in the picture and I like the diagonal position of the butterfly. Sharpness is great and colours beautiful. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-10-28 1:27]
Great to see some diversity in your gallery. Not that I am bored with the stunning seascapes, but it nice to see that you are also experimenting with other types of photography.
There is not much I can say about this photo other than this is has great details, stunning color and light and a perfect DOF.