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To (Ram) Sir, With Love...

To (Ram) Sir, With Love...
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Three, Peace and Love [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-11 5:18
Viewed: 3728
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot I'd like to dedicate to Ram Sir...for his valuable critiques...constantly egging me on to do better while always giving me that much needed pat on my back..
This was just an attempt to do a macro-esque shot...I know this is not the best, but I will improve, hopefully with all your valuable suggestions, even faster..
I do not know anything about butterflies....So those that do,please let me know the details of this one..
Thanks again, Ram Sir..
Thanks all for looking...

boreocypriensis, CeltickRanger, pankajbajpai, Necipp, Argus, Alex99, mariki, gracious, eqshannon, Silvio2006, earthtraveler, ramthakur, marhowie, Luis52, SelenE, Miss_Piggy, kmr13777 has marked this note useful
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Hi Bro, Elaphantman Goldy!
You also change the subject :) Splendid macro shot in all aspects!


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-11 6:07]

Hi Goldy,
I think this one is close to perfection myself. OK maybe it could have a little more space on top and the complete antennas, on the other hand the close up work is excellent.
Sharp and crisp and your focus is right on the Butterfly. DOF is great sharpness throughout the model.
Very nice colors and also a very nice composition.

hello Goldy

excellent macro shot with fine POV and DOF,
great sharpness and details of the butterfly,
even details of the plants, i love the excellent
desnity of the colours and teh great contrast of the image,



Hi Goldy,
Lovely photo. I like the sharpness and natural color of this picture. Background is appropriately blurred. Just a little nick that the antennae are not in the frame. TFS,

hello goldy,

your feelings about Mr. Ram Thakur is very correct and lot of other tn members will agree 100 %. I still remember my early days at TN and the encouragement given By Mr Thakur to improve.

Your gallery is beautiful specially the landscape scenes posted by you.

I would like to point our a few things which could improve this picture (its purely the way i look at it)
The Composition : The Antennae is cut, I would have preffered it complete, The space left at the back of the butterfly could have been avoided, Instead the space in front would have looked better.

Adding to the f stop could have resulted in more suitable dof for macro of insect,

The bright patch on the right side could have been cloned out.

However i like the details of the wings and the natural colors,

Looking forward to more macro shots from you soon,

tfs & regards

Hello Goldy fine focus and nice detail, good dof and well positioned pov tfs rgds Necip.

Lovely capture Goldy, your best yet! good details, fine Dof..you have done well...keep it up!! best regards h

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-11 9:52]

Hello Goldy,
If it weren't for the cut-off antenna this would have been a nearly perfect shot with fine sharpness, POV and composition.
As it is this capture of a female Indian cabbage White is pretty good and a fine tribute to our TN friend Ram.
Thanks for sharing it,
Besy wishes, Ivan

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-11 10:11]

Hi Goldy again.
I like your skillfully done close-up picture. I see only one tiny minor point. This is cutting of butterfly antenna. However, at whole and all other aspect shot is superb. Excellent sharpness and details of the nice butterfly and leaves, very impressive BG, perfect framing and composition. My best wishes. Well done.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-04-11 10:18]

hello goldy,
very nice picture and a great dedication.the details and sharpness are brilliant,
but composition wise,the antenna must not have been cut off.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-04-11 10:52]

Hello Goldy,

Superb picture for a first macro. Excellent sharpness. Very nice colours. It is a pity you cut the antenna. A little noise in the background which can be remove easily with NeatImage.

Hello Goldy,
You had done a good job on this perfect shot
good pose of the butterfly with sharpness, good colour and superb details
compliment to this

Nobody else..Mr T has led me to using words again in my writings..I got that from his bio a long time ago...almost one year...as a matter of fact 1 year ago in two days...Very well done and nicely dedicated!

Hi Goldy, splendid butterfly with superb details and excellent sharpness, I think it's a Pieridae, may be Pieris rapae, but I'm not sure, great composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Goldy, This is very pretty with the green gold butterfly on the green leaves. Very good sharp details and the long wings are unusual making for a pleasing composition and a nice dedication to Ram. Tfs, hope you have a great weekend.

Hello Uncle,
thank you for giving such a nice view. lovely eye catch. TFS Vignesh

Hi Goldy,

good of sharness with beautiful natural colors.
Pityfull are that the antennas were cut off.
Great dof.

Regads Gert

Hi Goldy,
This is a sharp capture of a beautiful creature. Details are good and so is exposure. I would maybe have let more space up to makes its antennas fit in the whole frame and to equilibrate the picture but it's a details and your shot is still beautiful. Thanks,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-12 9:49]

Hello Goldy, Very nice dedication.
Lovely image with sharp focus. Excellent lighting and good focus.Ganesh

Hello Goldy,
First of all, I must thank you for dedicating your first macro image to me. I feel highly honoured and a little embarrassed too; I am still a learner here on TN like many of us and draw inspiration from other members' good work, candid advice and constructive suggestions. In return, I try to do the same with complete sincerity.
Coming to your macro of this butterfly which Ivan has identified for you correctly, I agree with the comprehensive critique Pankaj has written on it. I am sure you would benefit a great deal from his feedback.
The focus on the butterfly's outer wing is spot on and so are the details on it. DOF is pretty good and the colours are very natural.
In a nutshell, you have made an impressive debut in macro photography and I wish you all the best in your future efforts in this genre.

Hi Goldy,
Very good DOF/plane of focus.
Nice color, light, and sharp details, looks great surrounded in this green environment.
One point off ;} A bit tight right..
Well done,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-13 16:56]

Hola Goldy.
Great Macro Photo. Very sharp so we can see fine details on it. Beautiful gift to Ram.
Saludos My friend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-14 4:17]

Hi Goldy,i like a lot the butterflies and this is wonderfull,excellent colours ,sharpness and details,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-15 5:13]

Hi Goldy,
A nice close-up of this butterfly with good POV and colors. TFS
Best wishes,

Hallo Goldy
I think you felt like I did when I photographed my first butterfly. I also do not know anything about butterflies and had to ask Loot for help. He is very good with the identification of these creatures and when he does not know he will look until he finds an answer. I am very lucky to have him by my side. For a first, I think this is a very pretty image. The detail of the butterfly is displayed well and the focus is good. It is a pity that the antenna is cut of, but the rest of your butterfly fits perfectly in the frame. Even the fine hairs on the leaf are clearly shown. The green as background highlights the pale yellow colour of the butterfly. Thanks for sharing your lovely dedication to Ramthakur.
Kind regards

Hey Goldy,
Excellent shot Bro!! Awesome details against a great BG. Appropriately dedicated and I would say this is one of your best pictures.


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