- cecilia (4630)
- [2007-01-22 14:26]
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-01-22 14:41]
Excellent post of this butterfly!
You got wonderful and razorsharp details.
We can enjoy a lot the structure, texture and colors of the wings.
The pose of the insect and the way it's hanging of the branch is so good!
You got a great background thanks to the DOF used.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best regards,
- batu (16383)
- [2007-01-22 14:43]
African butterflies are under-represented at TN. So, I welcome this well-focused and sharp presentation of Papilio bromius and its empty chrysalis attached to the plant. I hope, you have another picture of the swallowtail with the wings opened!?
Best wishes, Peter
- luisferreira (348)
- [2007-01-22 15:52]
Vewry nice shot!
- metcher (4284)
- [2007-01-22 16:01]
Very nice macro. Excellent exposure, details and sharpness. Like also composition and POV. Lovely colors and very good clean background.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-01-22 16:09]
This is truely a remarcable shot!
Not only did you managed to capture such a beauty with the sharpnest details possible and in a great composition, but your timing is excellnt, showing his stretching its superb wings for the first time.
The colors are also charming as well as the contrast between the butterfly and the BG.
I also like the soft light very much - no over/under exposed patches anywhere.
The POV is great and the DOF is simply impeccable, too.
Bravo and TFS
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-01-22 16:12]
Very interesting picture! Not only because of good composition, nice POV and DOF, but - for me "especially" - because of documentation of an interesting moment of butterfly's life.
- simon182 (1357)
- [2007-01-22 16:33]
A beautiful moment in nature and what a specimen.
You must have observed this butterfly for ages to get an idea of when it might give you this moment in time.
It's so sharp it's nearly 3D especially with that smooth background.
Congratulations and TFS
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-01-22 19:57]
It is amazing to watch their wings slowly unfold and dry out. Great macro shot, The scene is very well composed and framed. Nice sharp detail, and well seperatedrome the nice OOF backround.
- fiyo (15161)
- [2007-01-23 1:09]
Hello Willem, that´s a very nice capture. Excellent colours and very good sharp details. Composition and POV/DoF are great also. Very well done.
- maheshpatil (1237)
- [2007-01-23 3:21]
Excellant capture of new born (correct me if I am wrong) butterfly. Well maintained exposure. Great details and very warm colors. somewhat scepia effect. I liked that.
- star74 (2474)
- [2007-01-23 7:37]
Wonderful timing you've captured here.
Point of view,colors and background are amazing.
- anel (40574)
- [2007-01-23 8:34]
Great shot, Willem. Excellent composition, the most beautiful colour-combination and a special moment in the butterfly's life are depicted here.Bravo.
- RAP (7405)
- [2007-01-23 8:43]
Bella y delicada macro Willem, con una composición maravillosa a partir de la inclusión no sólo de la mariposa sino también de la rama y la hoja marchita.
Me gusta mucho la iluminación de la escena con gran foco que brindan agudeza y definición a la misma, realzados por la perfecta difusión del fondo.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo
Beautiful and delicate macro Willem, with a wonderful composition starting from the inclusion not only of the butterfly but also of the branch and the withered leaf.
I like a lot the illumination of the scene with great focus that they offer sharpness and clearness to the same one, enhanced by the perfect diffusion of the bottom.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo
- fragman (43778)
- [2010-12-01 6:50]
perfect capture, TFS Ori