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New Year, New Wishes

New Year, New Wishes
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-01-01 11:30
Viewed: 2412
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Trekkers,

We're in a new year, and a new year's always full of new wishes. In our cases: photographing a new species, photographing a common one which we haven't had a photo of with reasonable quality and such. I wish all of your dreams (whether connected to photography or not) will come true in 2014.

The species on the pic, the European Peacock (Inachis io), was on my wish-list long ago, because, although not rare in Hungary, I only had one photo of it, from 2009, done with my son's toy camera. Fortunately I managed to capture this wonderful butterfly in Ireland this summer.

Photo: taken on the Curragheen riverside, near Cork City, on summer lilac (Buddleja davidii), in shutter priority exposure mode. PP: cropping, level and color adjustment, noise reduction, after re-sizing selective sharpening on the b-fly. Workshop photo is the same shot, but rotated and cropped more drastically.

Thanks for lookin'.

mesquens, CeltickRanger, kinglove, Hotelcalifornia, Alex99, Miss_Piggy, marius-secan, cloud, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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Happy and Successful New Year to you dear Laszlo
very nice picture of this beautiful Peacock, a bit dark imho, please chaco my ws

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-01 11:38]

Hi Laszlo,not usual to see a butterfly in your gallery,this is a great new year gift for many members of TN,fans of butterflies like me.One of the most common specie but one of the most beautiful too,always nice to meet and watch.Great 1st WS,more clear,i like it! All the best for the new year and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Laszlo, great macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful flower, lovely composition, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-01 12:59]

Hello László,
Nice photo of this butterfly in fine sharpness and natural colours. Indeed a bit on the dark side. Excellent choice of composition.

Hello László

First thanks for your critique and in the critique New Year's wishes you did,
also for you and you family I wish « A Happy & Healthy New Year ».

If you would post the photo of the WS without the explanations you did,
We didn't know it it is worked and of course the framing is better,
but as you know me, I love much more this one here of the original
where it is more natural, excellent focus, sharpness, details of the main subject, TFS


Hi Laszlo
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 角度很棒 這角度真的有點困難 你照的很成功
光線亮麗 花朵也很漂亮 非常的搭配
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Mr.Laszlo,
Happy New Year to you too.Wish you good health and nice time.
Beautiful presentation of this butterfly.Even edges of wings are clearly visible.Nice colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-01-01 23:13]

Dear Laszlo.
Thanks for the warmest wishes. I hope New Year will be nice for you too. I also have only few shots of the species. Every year I see it one or two times in the garden and to try to take photos. May be I will post something this year. You have pictured this beautiful species at amazing surroundings. Both blossoming branch and nicely smoothed BG are great for the charming model. Warm regards and TFS.

Hallo Laszlo
It is only in nature colours like pink and red and blue and green goes together well and your image shows it of so well. This is a lovely image filled with lots of happiness and I am sure you where just as happy when you photographed this lively scene. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Magnificent capture from a nice POV. Lovely natural colors and very good details.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Laszlo

If pictures are only about colours, this one with the shades of violet, red and green is good though a bit dark. But the main issue here for me is the extremely tight focus, not enough to get the beautiful butterfly in complete focus.


Hello Laszlo
Wonderful shot with perfect sharpness and colour.
Best wishes,

Hi Laszlo, Beautiful butterfly with awesome pattern on the wings. Perfect colour mixture of the purple, red, white, green and dark. The blurry FG and the BG stand out the subjects so well. Thank for sharing and Happy New Year

Beautiful photo Laszlo! Very good composition, nice BG, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
My best wishes for the New Year!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-02 23:18]

Colorful peacock butterfly on lovely flowers, well captured. tfs.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2014-01-04 10:26]

Witaj Wladyslaw,
Happy New Year for you and your family. This species in middle summer is most common on ours meadows especially on the flowers of clover.I wait for spring because we have still late autumn without snow.
Regards, Pawel

Happy new year to you MF Lazlo.! Fatntasti compo for the Aglaio io. Beautiful natural colours despite the difficult light. Well done.


Dear Laszlo,
a nicely dynamic and lively presentation of the Peacock in late summer invited by Buddleia's generous offers of nectar, from your pretty new home in southern Ireland.
Thank you for the good wishes, and wishing you all the best for 2014! With thanks, and best regards,

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2014-06-08 11:01]

Hi Laszlo,
wonderful photo of a beautiful butterfly.
excellent colors, interesting composition !
With best regards !

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