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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-20 7:23
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Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It seems this is the season of the butterflies. The bottlebrush flowers do not provide secure footing so they flap their wings and bounce around all the time, especially when the wind blows. Never stationary.

Update: Again identified by Ivan: African Citrus Swallowtail (Papilio demodocus). Thank you. Much appreciated! Your knowledge is amazing.

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Hi Neels my neighbour.
Very nice shot. Perfect sharpness. Nice colours and composition. Interesting landing.
Have a nice week.

hello Neels
very nice picture with good details and great sharpness
the colours are very good
greeting lou

Dear Neels !
You have your trademark:it always gives the impression of Japanese art, which is absolutely lovely! So delicated, so elegant so beautiful!Nive job and amazing POV.Many congrats and TFS!

PS: so does your butterflies are also hyperactive? kkkkkkkkkkk

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-20 8:31]
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Hello Neels,
Super sharp capture of the African Citrus Swallowtail (Papilio demodocus) feeding on bottlebrush flowers
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Neels,
Very beautiful photo in a perfect diagonal composition. These colours against the white BG are splendid. Good sharpness.

Ciao Neels, beautiful composition with fantastic butteerfly, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Neels
Impressive and beautiful photo with excellent artistic composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-20 12:10]

Hello Neels.
Very beautiful photo. Great clear colours in a fantastic composition. The sharpness and details are excellent.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6507 W: 89 N: 15620] (65341)
  • [2011-03-20 12:58]

Hi Neels.Fantastic and artistic way to show us a butterfly! This is pure art and a top class pic taken in a terrible backlight in the best way as possible.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

Hallo Neels,
a very beautiful macro shot, very good sharpness, very beautiful and interesting contrast of colours against a white BG, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

Oh .... I really love this one Neels! Incredible pleasant contrast, gorgeous colors and depth of field! Stunning, well executed capture under difficult circumstances indeed! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hallo Neels
Although I do not personally like a very light coloured backdrop as the one you have in this image, I look pass it in this instance as the image as a whole is definitely a sure sign of spring for me and it is great to see. It's a very sharp capture with excellent depth of field. The contrasts of bright colours is just wonderful, and the red bottelbrush displays beautifully agains the white backdrop. Thanks for sharing this very 'friendly' image. Best regards.

A fine tele-macro study with great graphical impact, thanks to that light BG Neels, the extremely detailed bottlebrush steals the show, I think...

Hi Neels,
great backlight shot with fine details and delicate colours. Very well done.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-03-21 6:05]

Hello Neels,
A special shot with this white background. I'm amazed how well you got the red color of the bottlebrush and very pleasing to have this beautiful butterfly on it. It seems that your Swallowtails are a little bit darker as ours!
Thanks and kind regards

Hi Neels

Beautiful shot!
Very nice place and fantastic atmosphere!

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