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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX APO IF HSM, Digital ISO-200, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/13.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-31 4:26
Viewed: 4475
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy New Year to every TN member! :-)

Here's another shot from the Swindon Butterfly House.

Please tell me whether the colour's are off or if it's too light or too dark... then I'll try and calibrate my screen accordingly.

Thanks for looking!

Alex99, flashpoint, eng55, rousettus, SelenE, siggi, nglen, Adanac, eqshannon, jconceicao, uleko has marked this note useful
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hi joe, wwwoooowww ! amazing close up! not really easy to do suppose! the details are just fabulous ! i really don't know what to write, because it's really perfect !happy new year !

hello Joe


i like the picture
with his details

very best shots for 2009

greeting lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-31 4:36]

Hi Joe.
My best wishes to you and many thanks for you creativity in 2008. You have shared an amazing series of first-class pictures, which give great pleasure all of us. This macro shot is so wonderful as many other your close-ups. I like so impressive POV, terrific details and sharpness of the image and great clean rich colours of the shot. Features and texture of the butterfly wings as well as the colouratuion are reproduced fantastically. Bravo.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-31 5:02]

Hi Joe

Happy New Year to you too. I look forwards to seeing more wonderful posts from you next year as well.

Wonderful framing here, perfect sharpness and spot on DOF. Really stunning post



Hi Joe,
perfect - as usual! Thanks.
I wish you all the best for the New Year 2009, may all your wishes come true, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

The light is perfect, your screen is ok.

ciao Joe!
The gift for the end of year with this
fantastic close-close close-up
the best wishes to share
with your family for 2009

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-12-31 6:07]

Hi Joe

All the best to you, too, my friend and may 2009 be at least as good photography year as 2008 was :) I also hope that it will be the secound year we'll meet face to face and go shooting together (hopefully for more than just a day this time):)

This is a superb macro to conclude your postings here this year with.
The details on this butterfly are simply outstanding and the tilted composition is a very ingenious idea: brings some extra attention and dynamism to your scene.
Spot-on exposure, too and great colors as well.

Cheers, TFS and Happy New Year!

PS: sorry if i can't be much help with the calibration. I'm looking at this now from my girlfriend's laptop so i would't be accurate anyway...

hello joe,
this is really close, the details in this closeup shot is amazing, the dark green bg offers good contrast,
well done,
tfs & regards

Happy new year 2009 to you and your family

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-31 7:14]

Hi Joe,
Magnificent macro shot.It's very close and well detailed.Sharpness,POV and details are excellent.
Happy New Year and thanks for posting.

Magnifique gros plan bien maîtrisé dans tous les domaines.
Bonne journée et bonne année.

Hello Joe
great selection as a greeting card. Superb coloration and details. I also wish you a Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing

Hi OwlMan;)
Excellent portrait-macro capture of a b-fly. The details and sharpness wonderful.
Well focused and compossed!
i also wish you a great New Year in 2009!

Hi Joe,
A fantastic macro befitting the arrival of the NEW YEAR 2009.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-12-31 8:17]

Hi Joe,thanks a lot for this fantastic pic,i whish you all the best for a new year and thanks for your great 2008's gallery,Luciano

Hello Joe,
this is very yellow and very very dark, ;-) ;-)
No, it's very good, no colour cast and the exposure are almost perfect on my monitor, I even downloaded and took a look in CS4 and it's Ok.
Well composed with fine colours and good details,
Very nice work, young friend.
Happy New Year.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-31 8:35]

Hi Joe,
This is a very nice macro with good lighting, POV, focus, sharpness, composition and details. TFS
Happy New Year :o)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-31 8:37]

Hello Joe,
This is a beautiful shot with excellent clarity. First time seeing such a beautiful butterfly with so sharp details. Have a great New Year 2009.Best regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-31 11:15]

Hi Joe. Thanks for your email. This is a very good close up of the Butterfly . You have first class detail and colours. with shap focusing . well done TFS.

A very happy new yewr to you and your family.

Hi Joe brilliant macro. Very nice details. Good DOF sharpness. Nice green BG. Well done.

Happy New Year to you.
Cheers - Adil.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-31 13:51]

Hi Joe,

Another amazing super macro! Beautiful butterfly with amazing details and gorgeous colors. Colors look great on my monitor. A very healthy and happy New Year to you and your family. I'm waiting to see what surprises you come up with in 2009.


Hi Joe,
Happy New Year and things.
Everything here looks great.
Colour and light are just spot on from where I'm looking.
Excellent textures and details.
A mighty fine piece of work.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-31 17:58]

Hello Joe,
My monitor shows this perfectly my friend. The lighting is great, bright colors and extremely sharp details. The only thing I see which I think you overlooked are two tiny dust marks in the bottom left of the image. Nothing serious a quick fix for you is all. Thanks for all your incredible work in the past year Joe, Happy New Year.

It is now 5 hours for me to New Year, but I shall retire early and think of all the great images you have done over the last year and this one is a good example of how you especially and others have taught an old fool how to click the shutter button...

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-12-31 18:56]

Hi Joe
Great closeup shot showing fine detail and texture on the Butterfly.
Colors are spot on with nice contrast and light.
Happy new year to you and your family
tfs jon

Hi Joe, fantastic macro with superb details and excellent sharpness,
I like a lot

Hi Joe,
excellent Close-Up of this beautiful butterfly.
Nice colors and composition, too.
Happy new year :)

Hello Joe,

Great close up of this beautiful butterfly.
Nice colours with fantastic definition.
Light,focus and sharpness are splendid.
Good notes.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-01 4:46]

Hello Joe,
I wish you a very Happy New Year too and best of luck with your continued photographic career!! This is a fine macro of butterfly showing great details and colours. Well done!
TFS and kind regards, Ulla


This is my kindaa stuff! This is an excellent pic and the details are amazing! The picture looks ok on my laptop screen! Will check with my other system and will let you know

Goutham R

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