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Gonepteryx rhamni

Gonepteryx rhamni
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-05 22:34
Viewed: 2383
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a widespread species occurring from north Africa to most of Scandinavia. It is most conspicuous during the first warm days of spring when is is one of the first butterflies on the wing following hibernation. It flies again in summer when it feeds for several weeks, storing energy for the forthcoming dormant period. Towards the end of August the perfect butterflies disappear for the winter and until the onset of spring they will not stir even on hot autumn days.

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Buna Mariana,
Just commented Your husband's photo, so it's Your turn, Madame. :) The visual impact You present here is simply fabulous. Fantastic sharpness / focus, plenty of details, wonderful composition, awesome color harmony. I especially like the blurred pink flower in the bg, it's a nice complementer element of the composition - in the right upper corner it would even be more effective, but I know it isn't Your fault. :) Nice job, Mariana, thanx for sharing and congrats.
Have a nice weekend with Your family, László

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-05 23:46]

Hello Mariana,
this is a very fine capture, the image is sharp and the details on the wings look great. Well saturated colours, nice pov, fine composition with very good dof,
Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-03-05 23:53]

O poza superba si perfecta din toate punctele.
Week-end placut

Hello Mariana,
I see some nostalgy in this shot! Of course, we miss them. The sharpness of your shot is perfect! All the butterfly in on focus. Well done! Have a nice weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-06 1:14]

Hello Mariana,
Excellent photo of this butterfly in great sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Good POV, OOF BG and composition.

Dear Mariana!

You present us a magnificent picture of this widespread, yet so beautiful butterfly. The great sharpness and clarity create a very pleasant impact and the butterfly and the flower are in perfect harmony. The well pronounced colour contrast makes this picture joyful and pleasing to look at.

Kind regards


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-03-06 1:49]

Hello Mariana.

A great capture, splendid colors and very sharp.
All the colors fits perfectly to eachother.
A great shot.

Gr. Hans

Ciao Mariana, splendid buterfly on a fantastic flower, wonderful colors, superb sharpness and fine details, beautiful light, great macro, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-06 3:57]

Hi Mariana.
What a clear and nice shot. I am amazed a lot. Lights, colours are sweet and sharpness/details of the beautiful butterfly and flower are ultimate. POV and composition of the image as well as splendid BG strengthen impression from your great picture. Bravo and thanks a lot for pleasure.

Hi Mariana

Excellent composition of this beauty drinking nectar from another beauty. Everything is perfect there is nothing to critique, stunning work.


Hello Mariana,
a marvellous picture of the Brimstone butterfly taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness and very beautiful colours, very well composed.
Have a good Sunday
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Mariana. Perfect capture by a great POV. You've exalted the razor details on wings weft so like the flower. Perfect DOF too.


Hi Mariana,
Beautiful picture of this butterfly, where their texture can be seen very well and the colors are perfectly balanced. Very good note attached, and great visual outcome.

Buna Mariana,
Excelent profil al acestui fluture deosebit. Acuratetea detaliilor cat si culorile
il detaseaza in mod placut de fundal. Contrastele si saturatia culorilor, sunt impresionante. Un weekend placut!

Hallo Mariana
This particular butterfly’s wings always remind me of that of a green leaf. The shape and markings resembles strongly to new leaves in the spring. This image is crystal clear and very sharp. Details like the veins on the wings, the large eyes and the rounded antennas are in particular very noticeable due to their tack sharpness. Thanks for sharing this colourful image, which I enjoyed looking at very much. Best regards.

hello Mariana
great sharpness and good details with beautiful colours and nice light
super pose on the flower
super !!
greeting lou

Buna Mariana,

Absolut superba aceata fotografie cu detalii si culori excelente, iar fapul ca ai surprins fluturele in timp ce se hraneste este nemaipomenit

Un weekend placut sa ai in continuare

Hello Mariana
excellent close-up of this very beautiful Gonepteryx rhamni, with wonderful sharpness of focus, POV/DOF and light using. coloration splendid. asterid colorful flowers great on composition. thanks for sharing this beauty. well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-03-06 12:19]

Hello Mariana,
A very fine capture of a Brimstone butterfly taken before it went into hibernation. Technically this is first class and the compositin on the aster flower is pleasing.
Thanks and have a good Sunday,

hello Mariana

excellent and very beautiful photo of this butterfly
with very fine POV, DOF and the way it is framed
on the image, superb focus sharpness and details,
very beautiful colour tones, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-03-06 14:58]

HI Mariana,this specie was my first et alone..eheh..in this new year..this pic is WONDERFULLLLL!! Impressive at the top of quality like the today pic of Horia,you're a very professional couple! My greats compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hellow Mariana,
A brilliant close up of this butterfly with such pinsharp focus and colouration, great image.

Buna Mariana,
Un macro placut, culori vii si detalii excelente. Ai ales setarile potrivite pentru un DOF excelent.
Numai bine,

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-03-08 5:52]

I liked to see every fine detail and texture in its wings dear Mariana.
You did a perfect compo and technical management in this precious shot.

Hello Mariana
wonderful image, crisp clear sharp and with amazing colors, very beautiful to look at, great POV and pose,thanks for sharingthis beauty
Have a good night

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2010-03-08 15:30]

Hi Mariana !
Very pretty photo Gonepteryx rhamni, great colours and the background.
I am greeting Slawek

This is a lovely close up with excellent "creamy Bokeh" (background). It is also very sharp with nice details.

My only suggestion would to crop just above the butterfly, to remove the red flower in the background. Even if it is well out of focus, I think it can be a distraction from your main subject, because it is a strong red colour.

Try holding a sheet of paper just above the butterfly and see if you agree. It is only a suggestion...

Very nice macro work Mariana

Best regards


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