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250th Step in TN-Arena

250th Step in TN-Arena
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, Nikon TC20EIII, Hoya PRO1 DMC UV(0) 77 mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-07 5:22
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Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This fact makes me laugh. The turtle moves much more quickly. However, the participation in TN-life is not a racing. Moreover, our life is full of different events: positive and negative, glad and sad, approximating to TN and hold away from it. Nevertheless, a key point is I am among TN-friends again and share with them my modest pictures.

I have met this species many times. It is rather common butterfly but I do not know its ID. It is my first picture of the species here. Help is welcomed.

Thanks to Luciano Gollini (lousat) the species is indentified. This is Polygonia c-album: Polygonia c-album.

goldyrs, marius-secan, jcoowanitwong, maaciejka, rimas, cobra112, CeltickRanger, flashpoint, cloud, nagraj, Miss_Piggy, ellis49, iti, KOMSIS, Adanac, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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To cloud: Your siteAlex99 1 06-08 01:15
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-07 5:40]

Hello Alex,
Congratulations on your 250th posting. And it's perfection at the top. Everything in this macro so good, beautiful and attractive. High quality!
I hope to see a lot more of these beauties!

Hi Alex,this is a Polygonia c-album,very very common in my country and one of the first that appears at the end of winter,a great macro whit a bright orange and fine details,the best way for celebrate your 250th post,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hallo Alex
Congratulation with your 250th post on TN
this one is also very good
i like the pose with the great sharpness
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Congratulations MF Alex!!!
Very well done for your 250th posting!!!
I love the details and the off setting OOF BG!!

Ciao Alex, congratulations for your 250th post on TN, great macro of lovely butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Mr.Alexei,
Congratulation on your 250th post.Wish we will watch your great ability in future also.
It's a very nice capture with great details and good colour.Sharpness and POV made it attractive.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Alexei,
I am very busy in general and I have not very much time to spent on TN. I still try to find a little time to admire this fascinating photo with razor sharp details. Exceptional macro with outstanding colors and perfect focus.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-06-07 8:01]

Hello Alex,
good capture butterfly,great details c-album species,thanks and regards..

Hi Alex, Fantastic close-up on this beautiful butterfly. The image is crisp and clear. Very well done and tfs. Also congratulations on your 250 picture on TN. Looking forward for more of your goodies. JC

Hi Alexei,
beautiful butterfly. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view. Great sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

Best compliments for the 250th! Brilliant colours stunning details. Another grear pic from you MF. TFS.


Hello Alexei

Congratulations for your 250th photo posting on TN,
excellent macro of this butterfly with very fine
POV, DOF, and the way you framed on the image,
wonderful light, great focus, sharpness, details,
and great contrast between the color tones, TFS


congratulations Alexei on the new encounter of a new species and for the goal achieved

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-06-07 20:59]

Hello Alexei,
A great close-up image of this beautiful Comma Butterfly. You could not have asked for more detail and the colors are true and natural.
I haven't seen any yet this year, but I'm sure they are already out and about somewhere here in Ohio.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-06-08 0:07]
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Privet Alexei,
Congratulations the 250th post.It's plesant to see you on TN . I like your photos and to read your notes. This species look quite modest but have interesting shape of the wing. If you have time, have a look at my website and there you will find the most common butterflies.Here link Site of nature

Hello Alexei,
first of all congratulations for your 250th posting. Fine capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautiful colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-08 6:58]

Beautiful image, species, colors and format..lovely details too. tfs.

Hello Alex! Congratulations for your 250 great photos in TN.
This is a GREAT one! Interesting subject, excellent composition, wonderful BG, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

Hallo Alexei
Congratulations on your 250th posting. A beautiful photo in honour of it. It's a pleasure to look at this wonderful composition. It is the simplicity that makes this picture so special! The lack of distracting objects and the almost plain background make the Polygonia c-album butterfly stand out from the surroundings. A really outstanding shot. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Alexei,
this is a fine close-up picture of the Comma, a nice picture to celebrate your 250th post.
The comma is a bit pale so I think it's a wintering one, later in the summer the will be more beautiful.
Well composed with very fine sharpness and details, the insect stand out well from the BG too.
Well done, my friend.

About your question:
Sorry about the late replay, all butterflies and dragonflies keeps me busy:-)
I had no issues with the autofocus in A55, the autofocus was quick and precise maybe not as the A77,
but quick enough for birds in the fly.
No I have not use the tripod yet for the 300mm, we have good daylight now and I can use 1600 ISO without no problem.

Best Regards

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-10 8:16]

Hi Alex,
Congratulations on your 250th posting in TN.
Perfect composition and sharpness details.
Fantastic background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Alexei.
Wonderful macro with superb sharpness and colour of this open wing butterfly.
best wishes,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-06-11 9:28]

Hi Alexie,
Best compliments for your 250th ..
Beautiful presentation of this butterfly in very nice natural colours, great sharpness, details and diagonal composition.
Best wishes,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2013-06-16 17:57]

Hello Alexei,
It has been a long while, I see you still possess the ability to produce some of Trek Nature's finest images. Congratulations on your 250th posting.

Dear Alexei,
a magnificently monumental frame filling portrait of Polygonia-album in the rich light of mid summer, with excellent details, perfect approach, very pleasant diagonal composition. A masterpiece, oncy more from you.
My congratulations to your posting #250 from a series of truly outstanding contributions to TN!
With all my best wishes to you,

Privet Alexei,
You're right: TN is not a racing (and not a photo dumping site, I must add), but the key point is you're with us again. First of all congratulations for your 250th post, you celebrate it with a fantastic photo of a c-album. Exceptional composition, lights, colors, sharpness, DoF - everything's so pretty here maybe except for the butterfly, he seems a bit too old. :-) Seriously, a bombastic photo, the best choice to celebrate. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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