LOVE IS ALL AROUND!
Very appropriate, funny note and fine capture of these two Poplar hawk Moths in the 'lotus position'.
Fine sharpness, colour and comp.
Now I know what the subject of your Ph D thesis is!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-02-14 7:28]
To jest naprawde super fotka. nie dosc ze uchwyciles swietny moment to jeszcze zdjecie jest swietne technicznie Nic dodac nic ujac
- maheshpatil (1237)
- [2007-02-14 7:41]
Have you cut the moths from paper and painted them? I cant beleive my eyes. What a capture. Nice details and colors of moths.Well composed shot. Surely the male had to do lots of acrobatic actions for the......:D
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-02-14 7:53]
This shot must be really unique! Incredible capture, very sharp and great colours and I like the way you clearly show the difference between male and female. Good note!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-02-14 8:02]
What an intersting shot,
Perfect composition and lighting,
- Bufo (4247)
- [2007-02-14 10:50]
a fine capture. This could also be posted in an artistic photo site. The symmetry is great (but not totally ;-))
I had never seen this species before. Thanks for sharing this one, JAcob
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-02-14 13:25]
photopeu communes, mais tres originales
bon travail, bonne netteté
- batu (16383)
- [2007-02-14 13:35]
this is really impressive! The geometry is fascinating. You captured a couple of two 'fresh' specimens, both in a perfect state.
Very well focused and sharp picture of the couple.
Best wishes, Peter
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-02-14 15:19]
Beautiful matching pair captured with excellent details, beautiful colours and the best pov.
Appropriate note for loves who celebrate this day:)
- horia (16656)
- [2007-02-14 17:13]
What a terrific shot!
At first, i thought it was some mirror effect :))
But actually it's a great macro work!
The colors and pattern on the wings here are amazing and the DOF is superb, blurring the BG nicely.
I must also remark the exceptional flash work here...it's practically invisible, but does wonders to the colors.
Bravo and TFS
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-02-14 21:08]
i liked the pov , nicely composed shot with very lovely title, sharpness, colours are lovely,
tfs & regards
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-02-15 3:25]
What an amazing capture, Radomir.
The shapes are so perfectly symmetrical.
The markings and colors on those insects are just gorgeous.
The color contrast against the deep green leaves is stunning.
TFS. : )
To jakas sugestia z ta dzisiejsza data i zdjeciem ;-))) ? Swietne foto, nie ma co! Zazdroszcze. Zrobienie zdjecia jednej to juz bylby dla mnie sukces, ale takie 'combo geometryczne' to juz mistrzostwo!
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-02-15 11:12]
Curiosa original y artística composición, buenos detalles y excelente fondo. Saludos
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2007-02-15 14:16]
Lot of humor in your note.
I've seen other posting of hanging insects during the love action (sometimes from one leg only). But those were not butterflies.
Very interesting to see those strange positions.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-02-15 15:24]
very nice post for Valentines. Well captured image, a very interesing POV. POV, colors and sharpness are good.
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2007-02-17 4:11]
A superb picture, i did not realize its worth when i saw it in the thumbnail!
Great details you have managed to get here. Superb
- smurali (3596)
- [2007-02-17 5:34]
What symmetry. Great shot.
Bardzo ladne zdjecie. Fajna symetryczna kompozcyja wyszla. Kolory tez swietne, z wyjatkiej tez fioletowej dominanty w neutralnych kolorystycznie rejonach skrzydel. No ale o tym juz kiedys rozmawialismy :-)
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-02-19 7:12]
Hi Radomir, again.
Really this is geometry of Nature. Extremely correct shapes and your composition. Amazing soft lighting and colour palette. It is true: post is very suitable for that day. Very esthetic picture. Best wishes and TFS.
You have captured a great macro here. They look in almost perfect symmetry. TFS.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-02-20 3:52]
Wow great shot Radomir. I wish I had taken this shot - it is amazing. TFS James
- OzBY (1355)
- [2007-02-21 5:13]
Great picture of these two moths in action.
Great sharpness and background.
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-02-21 12:00]
this is a stunning picture - well chosen for the day, but more than that, it is very creative in its ornamental of way reduction with two rectangular axis of symmetry. The rather flat appearance of the image that is caused by the use of fill flash further enhances that very ornamental look.
Unusual also is the great demonstration of mating behaviour.
One of them decides to be the active one, the other one lets things happen. Even in flight of most species I have noticed that behaviour, and that behaviour seems to have been well inforced by evolution - like they say in Argentinia for the right way to dance the Tango: Man must lead, woman must follow. Well, ladies and gentlemen: Outside of Argentinia, it's the other way round, as we can very well see here.
With thanks, and best regards,
Cze¶æ Radomir. Super fotka, idealny moment na naci¶niêcie spustu. Dobre technicznie.
This is a very nice shot.
The composition is outstanding and the colours very nice, it is a great find and you have mannaged a very nice photo.
Lights and contrast depends a lot in personal tastes and monitor configuration, but I think a bit more contrast would be nicer. This time it looks as if you used automatic levels and find it a bit dull, I dared a workshop, hipe you dont mind.
BEst regards, Felipe.
- saguzar (7202)
- [2007-03-15 16:10]
What a wonderful design forms when they are mating!.their wings have amazing shapes . A beautiful and great moment the one that you portrayed .
- luislourobd (2176)
- [2007-03-18 10:59]
HiRadomir, this is a terrific capture, well done!!!
- asus_gps (119)
- [2007-04-05 3:09]
amazing photo, very interesting as for the natural history of this species. bravo!
- Ilya_Borovok (122)
- [2007-05-25 2:13]
Just now I've found this shot and it becomes my favorite because of so perfect 'dyad symmentry'! :) I guess you have several 'derivatives' of this pictures where you played with contrast, saturation etc, isn't it?!
- Servane (1138)
- [2007-09-12 3:31]
It's really amazing and you've choice the good day for taking this pic!
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-02-17 1:39]
A beautiful capture of these lovely moths in mating position. Very good title too. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
P.S. : Nobody should try this at home ;>
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-03-20 3:25]
sorry for my silence, I was in field trip and I came back newly. I found some great captures of your now. I will say single word about this macro: "excellent". bravo. Thanks for sharing and showing. best wishes my friend
- dejo (2242)
- [2008-03-23 5:35]
perfect symmetry! beautiful details and natural colors captured!
interesting notes, they are real acrobates :)
- liziafa (1231)
- [2008-08-25 9:15]
Rany ale połączenie ;)
Wyglądają jak figura geometryczna :D
Bardzo na tak!!!
- jrobertop (544)
- [2008-09-03 12:15]
Splendid capture of this couple of moths,
ensuring the perpetuation of the species!
Very good details and coloration.
Perfect framing; very well done!