<< Previous Next >>

Small Copper Butterfly


Small Copper Butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Demetrio Barros (Demetrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 4 N: 168] (844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D100
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-10-09 16:24
Viewed: 4101
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hope I got the name correct, took me ages to find a picture that matches what I have here. Please do let me know if I am wrong. Anyway taken late in the evening (last light almost ), the small copper and brown argus are unusual members of the "blue" family of butterflies.
Both have grub-like larbar. The skippers are active butterflies whose wings are held at an angle when they are at rest.

Nikon D100 with macro lens 105mm f/2.8, 1/180sec f4/5, ISO 400. Sharpening High, cropped to TN size and then auto level on Adobe photoshop elements.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN LOADED TO TN IT ENEDED UP WITH A WEIRD LINE JUST BELOW THE BUTTERFLY NOTHING TO DO WITH MY PICTIRE.

PDP, japie, jhm, Kirsten, Luc has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Callie: Copper butterflyDemetrio 1 10-10 05:00
To PDP: Copper butterflyDemetrio 1 10-10 04:59
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Demetrio, it is a small copper. However, I don't understand the relevance of skippers in your note - they are a different family. The picture has lots of detail but I think lacks some colour, the small copper is quite bright. I've done a WS - I hope you like it.

I've got no points left to give.

  •      
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1102 W: 95 N: 2611] (7555)
  • [2004-10-10 1:33]
  • [+]

Hi Dementrio
Beautiful b'fly. I would crop below, about where the ghost line is, and to the right , placing the subject in the bottom, right corner. This will enhance your visual impact.
Auto focus is fussy when we point it at fuzzy images, it does not "know" where to focus. Look at how sharp the red leaf is, then compare with the b'fly. I see I too, have spend the dimes.

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-10 4:24]

And I thought you had a cracked lens:) Very well captured. I like the setting and composition. As a butterfly shot, the butterfly is a bit on the small side (I like Pauls ws as well). The image has more imact with the larger butterfly. This is still a good capture.

Thanks for posting, Points a bit later

  • Great 
  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-10-10 6:33]

I'm agree with the comment here of the three people, but learn have to we all, the picture has lots of detail but I think lacks some colour, the small copper is quite bright. Well seen Demetrio!

very nice shot of this little, still beautiful butterfly!
nice colours and details.
good shot!

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF