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It is a challenge!

It is a challenge!
Photo Information
Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Magnificent Macros, Macromania, Valerie's favorite pictures, Horia's favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-01 7:41
Viewed: 4053
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A beer for a correct answer to those friends who indicate that species!
It is a challenge, a kind of contest!
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Hi Horia
Beautiful macro of Melanargia galathea. Perfect portrait. POV, sharpness background - everything looks great Nothing to critique Photo of the day ;-)
Best wishes

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-01 7:51]
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Hello Horia,
Fantastic sharp detailed macro in amazing sharpness and details. Beautiful colours, DOF and OOF BG.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-01 7:54]
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Hello Horia,
I agree with Krzysztof that this is a close macro a M. galathea, the head and thorax being taken with excellent sharpness from a fine lateral POV.
Well done, you owe us a beer!

Hi Horia,

Bravo!... a super MACRO my fried!... nothing that to say, it's perfect in details, colors, composition and fund!... a real picture art!



Hello Horia,
i have taken many pictures of this common butterfly (i agree with Krzysztof and Ivan), a superb macro shot with impressive details and outstanding sharpness, very good natural colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition, a great work.
Best regards

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-01 8:24]
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Slav Horîa,
This is a wonderful portrait of a butterfly.TFS.

hello Horia
super macro shot
good light and great details
beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-01 9:08]
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Din punct de vedere tehnic poza este aproape perfecta! ( Un blitz inelar pe obiectiv ar ajuta sa fie perfecta...)Compozitia este buna, detaliile si culorile la fel, felicitari pentru realéizare!

Hello Horia,

A great macro shot with extra fine details of the head/thorax parts with great natural colors. Very well done & TFS.



Hi Horia
Very beautiful macro picture.
Wonderfull composition and exposition. Very good DOF.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2009-09-01 10:58]

Hello Horia,

Excellent macro my friend, great details and sharpness.
Amazing composition.

Hi my friend, Horia,

Here comes the best ever picture of the day!
Simply wonderful capture!
I am not going to answer your question as I don't drink beer :)

Very well done!

with best greetings,
Paras Bhalla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-01 11:29]

Hello Horia,
Excllent macro, Perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo perfect Job
Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-01 12:33]

Buna Horia
Impresionanta captura...Felicitari!

Hi Horia,
a wonderful head-on portrait. The buggers usually don't keep still, so I think it was an exercise of patience and fast reaction for you. Great! I know from personal experience that the beer is good in Maramures, I'm sorry I did'nt earn it.
Best regards

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-01 14:06]

Hello Horia,
Beer isn't my favorite drink but I'm not expert in this field. Great close up, perfect details.
Regards, Pawel

ciao Horia!
I hope it will remained a few drops of beer, because I've a solution that coincides with that of Krzysztof-Ivan-Maurizio............
excellent close up of galathea

prosit sERGIO

Hello Horia
superb portrait of this M. galathea, each tiny hair from his body is well seen and i like his brown eye, beautiful contrast with the nice BG
a great capture !
Have a good night

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2009-09-01 15:31]

Hi Horia!

I'd be late for contest anyway neither I knew the answer so I'll just talk about it photowise :)
Wonderful close macro, with superb eye details and sharpness, well composed that really fits a contest's requirements. Really nice job, TFS!

Best regards,

Hello Horia!
Too many beers before me, so I will not provide name of species (which was already provided :>) but I will write one thing - very good portrait!!! It is not easy to take such photo so here are my best congratulations!
By the way, you were talking about Ursus? Ciuc? Ciucac? or some other kind of beer? ;>
All the best from Poland,

Fantastica poza.Nu am cuvine sa spun cat e de buna.Super.Felicitari.Alin.

Excellent portrait, sharp details, natural colors, nice light and POV,well blured BG,
TFS, best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-02 4:01]

Hi Horia,
superbs close up.
the details are well seen and the beauty face is recognised as the very interesting.


Ciao Horia. Today no beer to me! For me enough your friendship. You've posted one of the nearly most spectacular and detaild macro. Chapeau!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-03 4:08]

hello Horia,
Very impressive close-up on this butterfly of the White family. Amazing details and beautiful composition of the picture. Beautiful colors too.
Kind regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-09-03 22:45]

Buna Horia

Am tot vrut sa te felicit pentru fotogafia asta din ziua in care ai postat-o...dar tot n-am ajuns :(
In fine, Bravo pentru asa un macro reusit!
In primul rand, stiu cat de greu e sa reusesti unul atat de clar si corect expus, la marimea asta, in conditii de lumina naturala. Cu toate astea, aici ai niste detalii si texturi exceptionale, marite corespunzator.
Apoi, n-ai neglijat si aspectul adancimii campului vizual, care permite ca intreg capul si corpul fluturelui sa fie perfect in focus.
In final, nu e de uitat nici compozitia care, in opinia mea, e foarte potrivita.

Asa ca, Bravo si merci de postare.
Un weekend frumos!

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-09-07 12:05]
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Excellent great macro, Horias!!!!
I don't know the name of this butterfly... but a lot of friends can help you!



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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-09-29 23:26]

Hello Horia !
This has to be one of the most impressive macro shots I have ever seen ! Wow ! Amazing ! You managed to capture each and every tiny details, with such perfect sharpness and clarity. I could almost count the hairs ! :-) I also like the composition, so tight around the butterfly's face. It's really great work. Very well done !

Buna Horia
Foarte foarte bun portret. Sincer, nu imi dau seama de specie, deci nu merit berea.
Detaliile sunt excelente.
Numai bine, Oana

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2009-10-07 12:48]

wow! splendid image! tres bonne netette et detailles!
belles couleurs et tres bonne cadrage!


Je ne connais pas l'espèce, mais m'incline devant la qualité de cette photo. Du grand art, bravo !
Merci du partage.

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-10-25 21:20]

Hi Horia,
Well im sorry I missed out on the beer, but this is a superb close up.Stunning blacks and whites and immense detail.Cleverly placed angle for the shot, well done.

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