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Colours of the end of summer ...

Colours of the end of summer ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-08 6:45
Viewed: 3759
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friens,
we have weekend, yippy!
Today I'd like to show you this cute little Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus).
I like the arrangement of this butterfly on the violet aster so much. Together with warm sunlight - and you can't take your eyes away from this place ;-)

I hope you also enjoy this last moment of summer ...

Have a fantastic weekend everybody.

siggi, maurydv, uleko, carper, kmr13777, Hamurkaroglu, Royaldevon, fiyo, eng55, horia, crs, Maite, eqshannon, pierrefonds, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-08 6:56]

Hi Sabine.
Our themes are the same. I also like wonderful colours of the autumn beginning. Superb POV and composition of the shot. Its subject is sweet and nice for looking. Sharpness and details are amazing (DOF is great) as well as rich fine colours. Well done and my compliments. It is very nice that you are post new shots again.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-08 6:57]

Hello Wishnu,
Beautiful photo in excellent clear and well saturated colours. Great POV, composition and DOF. Very sharp.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-08 7:19]

Hello Sabine,
What a great splash of colour!
The aster flower combines beautifully with the female Common Blue sharply taken with her wings closed and seen from a great POV. Good use of flash too, without making the BG too dark.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-08 7:23]

Hallo Sabine,
Das ist ein wunderschönes Bild von sehr interessanten Schmetterling, Finde Schmetterlinge sehr fotogen .Zu deine Feststellung es stimmt aber wie du weiß etwas muss man unternehmen um den Glück zu haben so interessante Exemplare zu fotorgrafieren.Ich bin beruflich sehr viel unterwegs und hab immer Augen auf und Kamera im Auto.So funktioniert das bei mir.
Grüße Siggi

Ciao Sabine,
bellissima macro di P. icarus, eccellenti POV e DOF, splendida composizione con la posa sul fiore e l'uso di colori saturi, vividi e ben contrastati, eccellente la definizione dei dettagli.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-08 8:07]

Hello Sabine,
WHat a lovely capture reminding us of the summer that was! The colours are really striking and I love the butterfly and the flower, both sharply in focus. Great details and a fine composition too! Well Done!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Sabine,
a colourful picture with a bit to hard light.
It's well composed with good sharpness and details.
Well done, my friend.

Have a nice weekend.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-08 8:20]

Hello Sabine, you nailed it perfectly, f18 was the way to go, great dof, beautiful light and colors, well done!


hello sabine,
so you have started posting regularly and thats great as we were missing you great macor work and your lovely photo collages, i liked this shot very much, for the composition and the colors, the image is sharp with good details,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi, Sabine.
A real screen full of colours here, boosted by the subtle use of fill flash allowing a small aperture selection and perfect depth of field. Very well controlled exposure and a nice perspective complement this little jewel.
Best wishes, Nigel.

very nice one Sabine,
I must say the colours looks me a little fat, but even that I like the composition and the fine photojob here, a good evening Sabine.
regard Jaap

Ciao Sabine, splendid composition with lovely little butterfly and wonderful folwes, fantastic colors, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Dear Sabine
Wonderful shot of this Common Blue,
Perfect details,DOF and colors.Welldone.


Hi Sabine,
We definately can't take our eyes away from this moment that you have so beautifully captured. There are so many beautiful colors captured in this shot and the details and exposure are excelent too. This is an extremely well done shot!!



Hello Wishnu,
Beautiful and even better than mine. TFS.
Best wishes,

Hello Wishnu,

What a lovely reminder of summer ....!
The details of this butterfly and flower are very good! The patterned wings resemble a beautiful fan with their bright colours and fringed edges!
The colours are spot on and the composition, excellent.

Have a good weekend,
Bev :-)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-11-08 13:24]

Hello Sabine, a very beautiful shot indeed. Vivid colors, very nice composition. TFS

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-08 13:33]

Hi Sabine,
Very beautiful macro shot.Vivid colors,POV,clear details and composition are excellent.
Thanks for posting..

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-11-09 0:37]

Hi Sabine

Another lovely shot from you from this summer!
Indeed the tones and colors here are fantastic and they really pop-up superbly here!
The use of the flash also helped that, as well as made sure that all the tiny details of the flower and butterfly will be so nicely visible.
Another particular bit i really like is that you went very wide here with the DOF and therefore we can see some more flowers in the BG...a nice and original touch.

Bravo and TFS

Fantastic colours Sabine! I think you like saturated colours (me too!). The composition is beautiful. I like the perfect sharpness on the foreground and the burred background.
It is a bit sad we have to wait next year to see such beauties in Northern Europe. Have a nice sunday,

bonjour sabine
cette photo est epoustouflante!!!
la netteté et les couleurs sont splendides,je trouve juste que tu as un peu trop fermé le diaphragme et le BG est une peu trop present.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-09 12:11]

Hello Sabine,

There are xtremly beautifull colors in your photo. There are so saturated and vivid but natural looking. The butterfly is shown in great sharpness so wing's pattern and colors can be well observed.

Thank you for sharing,

Hi Sabine,
Beautiful and colourful composition, I like a lot the composition you´ve did, is a party to the eyes. Good details

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-09 14:01]

Hi Sabine,
a lovely colourful image of this Common Blue.
Very, very sharp with great detail.
Superb composition.
Great lighting.

Well done,

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-11-09 20:57]

Hello Sabine,

awesome closeup of this Blue on a purple flower. Composition and colors are superb. DOF and POV are fantastic.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2008-11-10 10:09]

Wow, very nice saturated image. The colors pop and the details are wonderful. Very nice contrast.


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-11-13 12:51]

Yippy! Yippy!
In a day so cold as this day it is really warm and joyful to see a picture so summerlike and colorful like this lovely and beautiful picture. A wonderful composition with perfect focus and excellent DOF which makes a delightful scene.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

Merhaba Wishnu,çok ama çok güzel makro,renkler,kontrat ve detaylar harika,ellerine sağlık :)

Super saturation without being too much so...and at 400 ISO..wow! What a neat image...My guess is thqat you will put this one into print! Bet? Make it at least 8x10 if not more1

Hi Wishnu ,
So nice shot.
It has amazing colours and great compo.

Kind regards

Hi Sabine,
Long time no see indeed :) This is a striking post with superb color saturation, contrast, details and composition. They are tiny creatures and are not easy to photograph, unless for me who doesn't have the good macro equipment. This is a great post with high quality as usual. Thanks,

Hi Sabine
Colorful and beautiful. Also great sharpness. Exposure is good but maybe you could do a little higlights reduction. I like also not disturbing blured background As always very good job

striking and sharp, TFS Ori

Hello Sabine

What a beautiful image.
The classic pose is wonderful,and the focus is spot on.
Lovely sharpness and detail,the colours are rich and well saturated.
Excellent contrast and light.


Hi Wishnu,

The details and colors of the common blue butterfly are clear and sharp. The subject is well frame. The point of view is giving depth to the photo. The colors are enhanced by the quality of light. have a nice day.


A stunning feel good photo. I just love the natural wonderful colors of the subject against the purple BG offered by the flower. The sharpness and details are amazing as are the rich fine colors, it must be one of you favorites.

Thank you for sharing,

Hi BEF Sabine,

This is utterly outstanding macro! Great use of the focus and deep DOF. As a result, the details are so precise and impressive. Inspiring shot my friend.
TFS and have a great night! Good sleeping to you too.


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