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The Cardinal

The Cardinal
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E5, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-06 6:45
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Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A first picture from my holidays on Corse. This mediterranean island harbours a lot of beautiful and interesting butterflies.

Here I show
- Pandoriana pandora
- family: Nymphalidae

English: Cardinal

In the well-known valley of the Fangu-River the species was locally abundant but was missing in large parts of the area. It was attracted to yellow flowering thistles.

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Pleasant surprise visit to our rather dilapidated site with this superb image, Peter. Welcome back!
I wonder whether we have seen this species on TN before.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-06 7:53]

Hi Peter.
Southern sunlight helps to get crisp sharp image of the beautiful butterfly and so fine flower. Isolation of the main subject from BG is also stunning as well as pleasantness of its blurriness and colouration. POV and composition of the shot are wonderful too. Warm regards and TFS.

Hi Peter, my neighbour.
Excellent sharpness and details. Amazing colours. A lot of details. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Mr.Peter,
If I say beautiful or excellent or outstanding- I can't express myself completely!

Then I stop write and make a green star next to the picture.
Thanks for your contribution here in TN as a senior member,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-06 9:48]

Hi Peter,magnificent macro of this Pandora,a specie that i seen inly 1 time in my life in Greece and never in Italy,beautiful capture whit a great exposure in this difficult diagonal light,elegant pose,fine details and perfect colors.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Peter, great macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful flower, lovely composition with nice blurry BG, superb sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Peter
this is a beauty
great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

perfect butterfly capture, TFS Ori

Hi Peter
真是漂亮的蝴蝶 照的很清晰
真是漂亮 經典作品

Hi Peter,
Never seen such beautiful butterfly.I think one of the best macro.Excellent color and sharpness.
Great composition and framing.
Love this picture.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-06 23:38]

Fantastic picture Peter! Just great. Very natural color, sharpness, ligh, deep of field and composition. I like it a lot. Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

Hallo Peter
A beautiful and bright image. The flower, is it a thistle? is vibrant and makes a beautiful perch for this butterfly. Well focused and composed. It is great to see the details of both inner and outer side of the wings, and I like the plumpish body that is so well seen very much. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

wonderful butterfly with excellent sharpness and nicely presented. good closeup. tfs.

excellent macro pandora albeit with a really hard light.....good detail while it feeds

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