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Rarest - For Gert

Rarest - For Gert
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40-49 Points (Chapter 6), Dedications to Gert [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 4:21
Viewed: 5682
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture is dedicated to my friend Gert - man who loves butterflies, but live in wrong place to photograph them ;-) According to him, this summer all butterflies from Sweden went to Poland magnetized by my iron will ;-) And my poor friend couldn't take as many photos of these flying gems as he wanted. Don't worry Gert, I hope next summer there will be enough butterflies for both our countries!

Why rarest, you may ask, after all this is probably Meadow Brown (Maniola Jurtina), one of most common butterflies? You are right! But try to capture these butterflies with opened wings! I tried loooong time, 99/100 times I had to photograph these insects from side view. But finally I took photo with opened wings - so this one is special for me. I had to go to Bulgaria to take this one ;-)

I hope Gert and rest of my TN friends will enjoy this shot!

[Don't ask me why f8 - I don't know. Probably it left after previous shot and I hadn't time to change it. This is my only picture of Meadow Brown with opened wings].

LegaL, sAner, phlr, Robbrown, hummingbird24, fiyo, dew77, marhowie, Fisher, manyee, Signal-Womb, pompey, wallhalla15, TAZ, livios, Eko has marked this note useful
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  • LegaL Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (301)
  • [2005-10-28 5:51]

this is very nice details of nature. i like this. thanks for share.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-28 6:23]

Excellent shot Greg. Very well composed and sharp details. I like f8! :) Well done & TFS!


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-10-28 6:37]
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I know what you mean by getting a shot of this specie with wide open wings, almost impossible!
Great moment!
Well done!
Very good colors!
Very good details!

Grzegorz, nice capture of this female Meadow Brown, must of been a cool day and she was trying to get some extra warmth to bring her self upto working temperature.TFS yours Robert

Congratulations on this capture, Greg, she is a beauty.

Lovely colors throughout the photo, sharp details, great lighting, POV and BG.

Thank you.

Hi Greg,
Thanks for the picture, I love it.
You're right it's was a very bad year for butterflies up here, I had to go to Haga Butterfly Garden I Stockholm to see any.;-(( Maybe next year ;-))
Well composed, nice colours and good details.
Excellent work, my friend.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-28 6:57]

Hello Greg
Very nice capture with a superb composition.
Sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is good! Well done&TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-28 7:04]

Hi Greg,
I appriciate your patience:)
I think it worth because you've got a wonderful shot at the end.
Very good work and TFS:)

Hi Greg,
Did not matter with f8, as you did not need alot of DOF. This one is superb. Beautiful colors and sharp detail. Well done.

This is a wonderful one.
The sharpness is excellent, also the arrangement. Very good job, TFS, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Great open-wing shot Greg. I know how difficult it can be to get them to relax..
Maybe you should talk to them softly & put on some BG mood music. :-)) Well done & Thank you my friend.

Hi Greg,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition.
What is that purple?


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-28 10:58]

Well, Grzegorz, congratulations on your success!
I know what you mean, but your perseverance paid off. : )
Your capture is perfect. A real beauty. Details, colors, POV are all excellent. Great job, and TFS. : )

Hi Greg

Short on time again today, but enough time to look at this lovely shot. Very good POV. Good depth of colour. Sharpness, clarity and detail are all spot on. Nicely composed work. Thanks.

Great composition and I love the subtle tones of brown. Details are of course excellent. 7/10 Very nice work.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-10-28 16:07]

Great capture of this very 'RARE' butterfly Greg.
Sharp, colourful and excellent note too!

Great macro shot Greg, great sharpness, details and clarity, great POV too! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Nice shot Greg,
Good colour, detail and sharpness.
Well composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.

Nice shot. You have composed the elements very well, and the patterns are amazing.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-29 4:17]

What a nice and interesting shot that you have well done ! Congratulations Greg and thanks for sharing here.
PS : sorry for my comment a bit short but I explain why on the TN forum

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-29 12:57]

Grzegorz, I have the feeling the shot could be a little bit sharper, but I'm not tha sure about it.

Apart from that, a very nice shot.

I like pov and composition. F/8 is okay to me.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-10-31 3:13]

Hello Greg!
Very nice close up.Details,POV,colors and composition are wonderful.Thanks for posting.

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