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600th post

600th post
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-23 2:58
Viewed: 4265
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my 600th post on TN. Its been a fantastic 5 ½ years and I’ve learnt so much from all of you. Thanks to everyone who has ever looked at my pictures and a big thank you to all those who have critiqued my work.

The Malay Birdwing (Troides amphrysus) is one of the more widespread species of birdwing butterfly. It is found in Thailand, Vietnam, West Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java and Bali.

This species is found in primary and secondary rainforest at elevations between sea level and about 500 metres.

In the morning the females sit on foliage high in the trees, while males glide in broad circles above them trying to locate potential mates. Upon discovering a female the male performs an elaborate quivering courtship dance several metres above her, before alighting beside her to copulate. Later in the day both sexes can be seen fluttering around flowering trees and bushes including Lantana.

This one is a male I found at Sepolik.

anel, jeanpaul, Miss_Piggy, boreocypriensis, maurydv, siggi, roges has marked this note useful
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Ciao Chris, congratulations for your splendid 600th post on TN, lovely butterfly with fantastic bright colors, excellent sharpness, wonderful details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

nice choice for your 600th post, TFS Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-23 5:42]

Hello Chris,
Already 600th picture, my Congratulations! You are a person travelling across the world and showing pictures from different countries, which is very interesting for you and us. This is a beautiful butterfly from Malaysia. The picture is very pleasing by composition and colors, but might lack a little bit of sharpness.
Thanks and kind regards

Hello Martin
Tres belle prise de vue que ce jolie Papillon.belle composition les couleurs sont superbes de ses ailes
J'apprecie de plus en plus les papillons
Merci et bravo ....JP

PS : Félicitation pour ta 600 iême post!

Hallo Chris
Congratulations on the milestone you have reached. Wow 600 images, and I am battling to reach 100. You have captured this Malay Birdwing so beautifully. Detail, focus and especially the warm colours are all great. It indeed has some prominent features that are well seen in your photograph, especially the colourful and impressive wings and the detail on the tip of the body. The neutral brown backdrop highlights these details to its best. It was a pleasure to stop by such a beauty. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-23 6:41]

Hello Chris,
Congratulations on your 600th posting. You celebrate this with a very beautiful photo of a Malay Birdwing. Good sharpness, details and fantastic clear and contrasting colours. Excellent OOF BG and composition. Hope to see a lot more.

Hi, Chris.
Congratulations on 600th. Interesting species with very nice composition and background.

hello Chris
Congratulation with this 600th post on TN
great picture you have send with super sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Chris,

Congrats on yoıur 600th posting on TN!
Nice choice to celebrate this event MF!
Thanks for all sharing, especially your friendship!
Have a great day!


Very good picture chosen for yours 600 post.Congratulations.
This butterfly look amazing and have wonderful colors.
Best regards.Alin.

Hello Chris,
CONGRATULATIONS on your 600th post on TN; superb macro shot of this fantastic colourful butterfly taken with outstanding sharpness, excellent POV, DOF and composition
Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-23 11:47]

Hello Chris, Congratulations on your 600th. post!!
This is a real beauty in which to celebrate your milestone. The colors are simply stunning and the detail is exceptional.
The flash really made the colors seem to explode, especially the vivid yellows on the underside of the wing and abdomen.
I really like the great DOF achieved and the blurred BG.
Super work!!! Very informative notes. TFS.

Hello Chris,
Congratulations for this important milestone! This is a fantastic capture, with amazing colours. Sharpness, composition and background are great too! Cheers,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-23 12:01]

Hello Chris,
Congratulations for your 600th picture. I like your choice of POV in this picture. Great sharpness. Wonderful colours.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Chris,
Impressive performance Macro, interesting result archieved with the Sigma lens. I like a lot the contras levels and eloquent ligth level. Of course, the composition are very well. TFS, congratulations on ypur #600 post! Regards.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-24 3:52]

Hello Chris,
a fantastic composition.
Excellent choice this POV. Beautiful colors and details.
Wish you luck and contiuare. I want to see and post no. 6000.
Excel macro for this event.
Have a great day,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-03-24 21:05]

Hello Chris! Congrats for your 600th! Good to see your pictures again! A fabulous shot to underline this event. Sharp, clear, beautiful, well done!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-27 4:14]

Hi Chris,
your 600th is really special and outstanding. i have never seen this butterfly and it is shown in great details. The features are well noted and you have given the butterfly a good composition. the colours are lively.
congratulations for such a splendid capture.


Hello Chris,
a belated Congrats on your 600th post.
It has been a pleasure to have you around all these years.

This is a fine close-up shot to celebrate with,
Fine natural colours, well exposed with good details.
Fine work, my friend,

Have a great WE.

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