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The unknown butterfly

The unknown butterfly
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Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist D, 70-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-07 19:34
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Je n'ai pas trové le nom de ce papillon .
Peut-être que quelqu'un parmis vous va pouvoir m,informer a ce sujet.
J'ai pris cette photo dans l'enclos aux papillons dans le parc du Domaines Mazérèts dans la ville de Québec

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-09-07 19:43]

Stellar, JP! Really great capture of the butterfly. Great focus and lighting. Perfect DoF, too. But the color match with the flowers makes this a calendar shot (you could sell this easily)!

Hello JP,

what an excellent use of light perfect POV DOF, excellent colors, Bg, details, very crisp,

TFS Kyle

Hello Jean Paul!
Beautiful shot! As Mike already said it, the color of the flower matching the color of the butterfly looks wonderful. Just the right exposure for well visible details of the insect. Congratulations,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-07 21:02]
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Bonjour jeanpaul

Parfait! Tres belle.Je suis d'accord avec Claudine est Mike aussi.C'est une photo tres magnifique.Bonne couleurs,tres belle composition et tous ces details.Belle presentation.J'ai pense la papillon c'est une "tiger longwing" Heliconius hecale. Excuse mon francais.TFS


Bonjour JeanPaul, Je suis incompétant pour t'aider à trouver le nom de ce papillon. Par contre j'aime la compo et les belles couleurs de l'image !


What amazing colors. It bears repeating the match between the yellow and black of the flower and the yellow and black of the butterfly makes this a special capture. I know you did not want to loose the wing tip at the bottom, but that's wildlife photography. Beautiful Really!

Very nice picture. Love the combination of coulours. Pity the tip of the left wing is missing and a bit unfocused.

Papillon bien mis en évidence par un arrière plan exceptionnel.
Bonne journée.

bonjour JP
je voulais chercher son ID mais rob l'a fait.
tons sur tons,ce papillon avais choisit sa fleur pour rester discret mais c'etait sans compter sur oeil aceré du photographe que vous etes.joli specimen.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-08 4:57]

Hola Paul,
Preciosa composición y texturas agradables, saludos y buen día.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-08 5:34]


What an amazing shot! The colors and light of this capture are simply superb! They give out so much emotion, warmth...excellent!
Also very nice POV, with the wings of this beautiful butterfly wide opened, great details, all making a splendid composition.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-09-08 5:38]

Hi JP,
Excellent shot of this beautifully coloured butterfly. Colours are bright and vivid and very good POV. Pity the LHS wing was not framed completely.

Hi JeanPaul

Beautiful! Love the light in this shot. Just wonderful to view. Thank you!

Hi Jean Paul, great shot, I think I can ID this butterfly for you later, I'm not at home till the 17th!!! Cheers!

Jean-Paul, bravo!
Je suis d'accord avec M Basil, "that you could sell it as a calendar"... C'est vraiment bien fait, Jean-Paul, bravo! Claudine

Hello Jeanpaul,

excitingly rich and warm colours, and a very dynamic composition with a lot of impact from the distance!
The left tip of forewing slightly cropped is the only little nit.

As for the ID - sorry I am not very familiar with North American b-flies, but at first sight I would have thought of Danaus plexippus, the Milkweed Butterfly, even though the markings are slightly different to what the species usually looks like.

Thank you! Best regards,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-08 7:12]

Salut Jeanpaul,
Lovely shot, the colors are absolutly fabulous. Excellent DOF and great composition. DOF and sharpness are wonderful.
TFS ..Sky

Hello Jeanpaul,
your butterfly is a Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus). It´s the african Monarch. This is a very nice photo. Great colours, sharpness and POV. This is a very nice composition. I like it very much. TFS.
Have a great weekend.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-09-08 11:08]

Hi Jeanpaul, great shot. Beautiful orange tones with good lighting and excellent details. Comments have already been made about the left wing so I will just say very well done and TFS.

Très belle couleurs encore une fois. L'orange prédomine bien et les détails de ce papillon est très bien.

PC :)

This is excellent, the light and colours are wonderful!
Very nicely composed picture!
Take care Ana:)

Hi Jeanpaul,
A superb macro shot!Congratulations TFS.Hilmi

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-08 15:38]

Hi Jeanpaul

Beautiful shot, the composition is lovely and the details are excellent, the colours are lovely, I really like when the image uses the same colours just different tones, I think it is really effective.

TFS Hilary :)

Hello JP,
A pleasant colour match between the butterfly and the flower!
Nicely composed, colours and details captured with the usual skill...
I like the silky soft textures in the wings!
Pablo -

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-09 14:42]

Très belle macro Jeanpaul, du travail de pro, bravo.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-09-10 12:01]

it is to short jeanpaul, and I think you know it to, but even that the light is fantastic and the atmosphere is nice and the light is fantastic, good job,
gr. jaap

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-10 12:37]

Wonderful colours! great light and a nice POV. Nicely done

Hola Jean Paul,
Muy buena foto, me gusta mucho la mariposa bien a foco y la flor borrosa y desenfocada como fondo; creo que es lo mejor de tu foto además de gusatarme la combinación del naranja con el negro, casi los únicos colores en esta foto bi tonal.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-12 6:27]

Había perdido esta imagen en medio de tantas otras Jeanpaul... hermosa compo con un maravilloso colorido, no sólo de la mariposa sino de la flor también.
Un perfecto trasfondo logrado a partir de un adecuado DOF y muy buena nitidez.
Sólo criticaría que el ala no se aprecia completa... pero no desmerece la calidad de la presentación.
Muy buen trabajo.
Saludos... Ricardo

I had lost this image amid so many others Jeanpaul... beautiful compo with a wonderful coloring, not only of the butterfly but of the flower also.
A perfect background achieved starting from an appropriate DOF and very good clarity.
Only I would criticize that the wing is not appreciated complete... but not deteriorate the quality of the presentation.
Very good work.
Best regards... Ricardo

Bonjour jean-Paul !
Cette image est vraiment splendide ! Les couleurs sont lumineuses, la composition et le POV sont superbes, et les détails sur le papillon sont excellents. Le papillon est également magnifique, et j'aime bien la manière dont ses couleurs s'accordent avec celles de la fleur. Félicictations !

Hello Jean Paul
Just a spectacular shot, the colours are right on...sharp, rich and vivid. Excellent POV. AAA+++
TFS Janice

This I think, mon ami, is the Red Admiral.
Tres jolie.
Excellent composition. Love the BG. Everything well focused, contrasted & balanced.
Au revoir,

a good composition, a pitty though that the sharpness of the butterfly is not 100% achieved...I like the angle u did....

Wow! this is one grat close up! I love it! Beautiful colors, and incrediable clarity. I see the tinest detail!

Hi my kind friend,
very nice shot. it has beautiful colors.
i saw your nice photos in your album.
i like all of them.
tnaks for sharing
Best regards,

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