Allium and Alexis.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-04-25 13:32]
Hi Peter. This is a very good close up of the Blue Butterfly. which you have captured with fine detail and colour. a nice pOV/DOF. well done TFS. A nice dedication to Marcello.
Have a nice weekend.
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2008-04-25 13:37]
very nice....good catch in Sicily
I think that Marcello is pleased for the dedication....
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-04-25 13:45]
Wow, Peter, this is an excellent macro!
You have captured excellent details of its wings and its body; it looks to be wearing stripy socks!
An excellent photograph for a dedication!
- valy67 (9219)
- [2008-04-25 14:28]
Hallo Peter !
Dieses Bild is so wunder schön ! Perfekte details, sogar die kleine Härschen euf dem Schmätterling sind scharf. Schöne natürliche Farben, sehr gut komponiert, einen wunderbaren Hintergrund, une der Schmätterling is auch sehr schön, mir gefällen seine farben - weiss une ein bisschen blau, une diese schöne Blume wo esr sitzt... Very well done !
- Amadeo (3323)
- [2008-04-25 14:38]
Hola Peter, muy bonita composición, buena luz y agrdable color. Un saludo
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-04-25 14:42]
Bellissima macro, taglio compositivo molto bello, ottima nitidezza e bellissimi colori con grande ricchezza di sfumature tonali. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-04-25 17:40]
A fine composition in white, blue and green.
The white of the butterfly and of the flower go well with each other in a sort of supportive synergy.
The salient features and colours of this rarely seen butterfly are very well captured.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-25 17:53]
Very delighted and pleased to see your wonderful posting once again!
what a beautiful closeup of this beauty in such sharpness, good colour and perfect details in it!
very pleasing presentation for the sharing
wishing you well and best regards
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-04-25 22:33]
Hi, dear Peter.
I am very glad to watch your two new shots. Every of them is great. It is a pity that you have posted one of them as a WS. Original shot is sweet by its subject and composition. Cute butterfly on so beautiful flower is looked so naturally and as nicely. Amazing delicateness of lights and colours. Colourfulness and smoothness of the BG are superb as a main subject. Square cropping is the best choice for the image. WS demonstrates a lovely places. Superb POV and framing. Combination of close-up and landscape styles of photo are impressive at high range. My best regards and kind wishes. Well done and thanks.
- inked (771)
- [2008-04-25 23:17]
great shot! really nice composition with this butterfly.. love that pastel blue. fantastic detail and sharpness. great work! tfs!
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-04-26 0:08]
A wonderful picture of this blue. Great composition and sharpness. I am no behind my own computer, have not a good screen, and cannot enjoy the colours correctly. But it seems splendid.
- claudine (0)
- [2008-04-26 4:56]
What an eye catching picture! We have a feeling of softness and tranquility by looking at it. Composition is original with much agreeable tones of colors and texture. This is an aesthetic little work of art, congratulations!
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-04-26 6:28]
What a delightful soft coloured butterfly and absolute feast to the eye. This is really a gorgeous image with lots of detail to appreciate. This butterfly is shaped perfectly and the powder blue colour is spectacular. Good framing, good lighting and focus. Great clarity applied on the details, especially the fine hair on the body and lining of the wings, and not to mention the black and white stripes on the antennas and paws. A splendid presentation. Thanks for sharing this lovely dedication, and have an enjoyable day.
sono davvero felice per questa tua dedica, assai gradita.
Grazie di cuore.
Mi fa piacere sapere che sei venuto in Sicilia e spero che la mia isola ti sia piaciuta.
Veramente bella e delicata la foto della Glaucopsyche alexis, che in Sicilia è uno dei primi Licenidi a schiudere all'inizio della primavera.
Con grane piacere aggiungo questa foto alle mie favorite :)
Saluti dalla Sicilia e ancora grazie,
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-04-26 9:17]
Gorgeous greens and whites...wonderful contrasts yet a romantic softness. Well done!
- martinmena (1601)
- [2008-04-26 13:37]
Trés joli papillon, belle image.Amitiés antonio
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-26 19:35]
Wonderful shot of this beautiful but tiny butterfly with very impressive colours and sharpness. Superb light and exposure management and you have captured a fabulous pose here on those charming flowers. The BG lends a fine base for the subjects to stand out. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.
Feines Bild mit zarten Farben und schöner Komposition. Ein herrlicher Gruss aus Sizilien und eine liebenswürdige Widmung an Marcello. Viele feine Details wie die hübschen Ringelsöckchen und die dazu passenden Fühler. Sizilien ist ein Land so voll von Ueberraschungen, eine meiner liebsten Reiseerinnerungen. Warst Du auch in Piazza Armerina?
Einen schönen Wochenanfang und herzliche Grüsse
- TAZ (10926)
- [2008-04-28 8:56]
Hello dear Peter,
Wooow ! Smart photo for this nice butterfly ! I appreciate the composition, the colors of the lovely subject matches with the flower and the contrast white / green is good. Good use of DOF. The shape of the flower is nice too. Useful complementary note.
Congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing and thanks for your kind words.
- jmp (8415)
- [2008-04-28 15:03]
A really smart composition where butterfly, flower and background suit nicely. Excellent pov and soft light.
TFS and best regards,
- loot (11276)
- [2008-04-28 16:24]
The beautiful iridescent sheen of blue on the underwings of this butterfly is just amazing. I see it was getting ready for bed time as it already had its sleeping socks on.
The flower and the insects forms an interesting combination in the subject matter that keeps the eye bound. This is especially in the way the composition was set up and in the way the BG was rendered totally OOF by the distant proximity of the plant material and the narrow range of the DOF. As usual it did not require much of an opportunity for you to 'bemagic' it into a perfect shot.
Well done MF and TFS.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-05-01 12:29]
A fine title to a fine capture of the Green- underside Blue on a species of Alium.
The underside of this butterfly is well shown with good sharpness and contrasting well with the green bokeh and set in a pleasing composition. Afine tribute to Marcello.
Thanks for sharing this beauty and I wish you good hunting in the season to come!
- meyerd (7531)
- [2008-05-07 6:24]
Du bist unter die Poeten gegangen. Das gedämpfte Licht, der ganz helle Schmetterling, die weisse Blüte, die diagonale Anordnung dr Elemente, perfekt. Dank auch für die immer ausführlichen Beschreibungen zu Deinen Bildern.
Hi Peter, amazing shot! All your photos are wonderful, but i like this last much. TFS.
- Christopher_PL (2685)
- [2008-05-10 7:57]
Very nice shot of G.alexis. I've just returned from Ukraine, where it was a most popular butterfly ;-D
- Ken52 (4195)
- [2008-05-16 21:26]
I love the colors, exposure details and composition! Bravo!
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-05-24 5:23]
Really like this one Peter,
Lovely color and well exposed, nice detail/BG..
This flower/blue combo makes an excellent composition.
It's a beauty :)
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-07-14 14:42]
bella macro, color y compo...
bg y hermosas flores,
- waylim (1765)
- [2008-08-04 21:59]
I love the softness of this one. Both butterfly and flower complemented each other wonderfully. Beautiful soft color, pastel like quality. Good composition. I love to catch butterfly when I was young. Ah...to long ago. Thanks for bringing back beautiful memories