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Born Survivor

Born Survivor
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 200, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-31 2:26
Viewed: 3044
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the last that I have seen of this year's first brood Commas (Polygonia c-album). The fine weather in June encouraged them to emerge a little early this year and this one has probably been flying for about 6 weeks. It was cool and overcast when this was taken and the butterfly was not very active.

The picture, as most that day, was taken with fill-in flash and small aperture, maybe too small here as the wings are fairly flat. But the antennae remain sharp with the deep field afforded.

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Hi Alan,

Nice shot of a slightly worn Painted Lady, as you say the flash and small aperture did not the greatest of jobs, that's the joy of wildlife photography, we have to take the good with bad. Nice diagonal composition.

TFS regards Bill

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-07-31 10:19]

Interesting capture this butterfly...sharp, real capture,, natural colors.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-31 11:54]

Hi Alan,this comma is at the end of this season....and this remember me the start of springtime,these are one of the first butterflies of the season....excellent point of view and top quality of sharpness and colors.My best compliments,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO.

Ciao Alan, beautiful macro of Polygonia with damaged wings, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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