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Per Silvio

Per Silvio
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Copyright: ana ribeiro (ana974) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-25
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-03-26 16:20
Viewed: 4561
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Today I was witness to a plot of nature: this beautiful butterfly, ID unknown, was flying through my garden, when a lizard gave it a blow, hard enough to leave it almost dead.As it could no longer fly, I put it gently on a flower and used it to photograph. I was said, but at least I managed to immortalize it in this photo which I offer to my friend Silvio who has encouraged me to post my butterflies on this site even knowing that my photos do not have the comparable quality to so many colleagues here in TN.
I take this opportunity to thank to all my dear friends who are always visiting my gallery and commenting with sympathy and encouragement, especially my dear friends George and Laszlo.
Your sincerely,

Update: Kindly identified by Ivan (Argus)as Giant Swallowtail, (Papilio cresphontes). Much appreciated.

PS:A very respectful correction made ​​by our dear colleague Peter Roos (batu):The King Swallowtail or Thoas Swallowtail (Papilio Thoas, not Papilio Cresphontes) is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found in the United States and Mexico ranging to the southernmost parts of South America.Many thanks !!!

Silvio2006, maaciejka, maurydv, ramthakur, corjan3, cobra112, nagraj, marius-secan, Miss_Piggy, ge-fleur, Luis52, Argus, CeltickRanger, buscape has marked this note useful
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To Argus: Many thanks!ana974 2 04-09 23:02
To Luis52: Muchas gracias !ana974 1 04-02 11:12
To Miss_Piggy: Many thanks!ana974 1 03-28 11:30
To corjan3: Many thanks!ana974 2 03-28 11:24
To mwmod99: Hello my friend !ana974 1 03-28 11:09
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Ciao Ana, grazie per quest'altra fantastica bellezza, splendida papilionidae di cui non conosco la specie, magnifici colori brillanti, ottima nitidezza, meravigliosa macro, bravissima, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-26 16:25]

Woow!! What a gift not only for Silvio,but to all the butterflies fans of TN! Fantastic specie and fantastic pic,what a perfect position,focus,sharpness,colors and light balance.Today 2 points are not enough! Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Hi Ana,
another beautiful shot. Perfect point of view. Amazing sharpness. Nice natural colours. Excellent view!

Hola Ana,
splendida macro di una stupenda farfalla, ottima nitidezza e fantastici colori, immagine affascinante
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Bert (22)
  • [2011-03-26 17:17]

another beautiful shot superb pic, outstanding sharpness, the colours is very well

Ana, I did exactly the same thing once. I found a spectacular butterfly like this (Swallowtail, I believe) dead on the ground and placed it on a leaf to photograph it for posterity. While doing so, I lifted the butterfly by holding both sides of its wings with my fingers. In the process, I smudged the powdery coloration on its wings. Ivan (Argus) caught me and advised me not to lift a dead butterfly that way because I had not mentioned in my note that the creature was already dead. Obviously, I was ashamed. :)
You have done no such thing with your dead butterfly. The unsullied beauty of its wings comes through well in this picture. The red flowers make a supportive BG and add to the appeal of the composition.
Thanks and regards.

  • corjan3 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
  • [2011-03-26 20:26]
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Hello aNa,
This image testifies to great observation and to sensitivity towards nature. I honour you for that. The image itself, sad as it is, is magnificent. Thank you.

PS: I have run out of smileys.

Another beautiful butterfly photo Ana!! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent

Third dedication in row - unprecedented! I am speechless but full of thoughts!
Let me congratulate you for your honesty regarding the techniques involved with this shot dear aNa! I am just wandering what the reaction of some of the members will be if I am the person behind that shot ......? Hm.. probably, some would call me even a killer! Just wonder! But you are not ... you are nice looking gentle creature with a big smile always on your face!
Good capture aNa! Very good! Spectacular! What superb colors and detail ... and I love that composition specially! 5* rating indeed!

P.S. Let me guess .... your next presentation will be dedicated to me! ....or rather Silvio perhaps! kkkkk kkkk! Olllll eeee !!

George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-27 2:27]

Hello Ana,
You are privileged to have such a beauties in your garden. Very beautiful photo in splendid colours and very good sharpness. Good depth of field and centred composition.

Ciao Ana. TFS this magnificent one! The best POV as possible. Beautiful natural colours and great light's managment like gift for Silvio.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-27 8:05]

Beautiful species with interesting colors, here it almost camouflaged (if not this close), well done. tfs.

Hello Ana,
Wonderful capture with amazing colors, splendid details and excellent focus.
What a superb composition with fantastic vivid colors.
Tanks for sharing this lovely species.

Uma bela borboleta, sorte ou azar ela ter sido atacada? rsrsr, não sei!!!
Se me permite uma dica pessoal, evite as centralizações no foco principal, e boa sorte em suas capturas.

hello Anna
very good picture with great details nice light and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Ana,
That is really an excellent amazing capture. All things are great.
I love it!

Cheers and thanks for showing,

Hallo aNa
In one word: Gorgeous! Sharp detail and beautiful colours. Composition is top of the bill. Nice colourful background which is accentuates the butterfly perfectly. Thanks for sharing this beauty captured in a classic pose. Best regards.

Ana - this is a swallowtail which has been captured excellently. Colors are looking too good with very fine details. tfs

Super, legal foto.
tu as du le charmer pour le prend sur cette fleur.
belle prise, beau coup d'oeil rapide.
Wouais 32 points tu as beaucoup d'admirateur.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-04-01 17:02]
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Hola Ana.
Muy hermosa la foto de esta colorida Mariposa Cola de Golondrina. Los colores bien definidos y alta nitidez.
La nota escrita con un alto sentido de humanidad por las demas creaturas con las que a diario convivimos en nuestro mundo.
Por otro lado siempre he pensado que TN es un sitio donde aprendemos atrvez de la fotografia. Yo doy mucho mas credito al esfuerso puesto para lograr la foto, y no en la calidad del equipo usado.
Felicidades Ana.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-06 0:20]

Bonjour Ana,
Très en retard pour cause de travail imprévu. Je vois que tu as vu un magnifique papillon dans ton jardin. Quelle beauté! J'espère qu'il a pu continuer son chemin! Mais la nature est quelque fois impitoyable. Belle photo aux couleurs vives et présentée avec une très bonne netteté.
Bonne journée

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-09 11:18]
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Ola Ana,
I missed this beauty, a fine capture of the Giant Swallowtail, (Papilio cresphontes) taken with fine sharpness and natural colours from a POV that shows its impressive beauty.
How marvellous to have this in your garden!
Thanbks and have a good weekend,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2011-04-19 22:57]

Hola Ana,
a very nice and colourful picture of this giant swallowtail.
Its name is Papilio thoas and it is slightly different from
P. cresphontes which, however, does not occur in South Brazil.
Best wishes, Peter

Bonjour Ana

Excellente photo de ce papillon avec le POV de haut pour nous
montrer ces jolis patterns, une très belle lumière, excellent contraste,
excellent focus netteté et détails, TFS


Hello Ana,
wonderful capture of this beautiful butterfly with goos sharpness and many details. I especially like its pose and the vivid colours. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Best wishes,

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