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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114) [2017-10-16 3:30]

Hi Luciano,
10 points on the Richter scale for daring shots! I know how you feel, I also tried with this Mourning Cloak, in vain. But I had never the courage of presenting the picture on TN.
Thanks for this! Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114) [2017-10-16 3:26]

Hi Luciano,
I appreciate this picture because Brintesia are nervous animals, it's difficult to focus on them, more difficult to compose a picture. You did it, praise on you. I like your careful comments.
You also presented many pictures from Georgia which I have visited twice as a bicyclist. To get the good pictures of Lycaenidae and Co. you must have carried heavy equipment along.
Thanks for your comments on my pictures, my best regards, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114) [2017-08-30 23:46]

Hi Srikumar,

you don't have to be instructed on what's great about this picture, you know exactly what you are doing. The light! The background! The composition!

Greetings, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114) [2017-08-06 2:34]

Hi Gisela,
looks like a Hamadryas (the butterfly, not the ape) to me, a Cracker as Ron said. In the Southern US you find Hamadryas feronia, in Central America several species of this genus. And yes, we are allowed to marvel about the intricate wing pattern. So did a few hard-working physiologists that unraveled the ways of rapid signalling between undifferentiated cells that lay down the pattern (see e.g. J.Otaki, 2008. Review: Physiologically induced color-pattern changes in butterflies. Journal of Insect Physiology 54, pp. 1099-1112). Best regards, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114) [2017-08-06 1:53]

Dear Ron,
well composed, perfect light, instructive note, getting up early to catch the magic moment.
Best regards, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114) [2017-07-12 2:30]

Hi Geoffrey,
you were lucky with this shot, you caught the animal with the characteristic orange teeth! While swimming, the shoulder part of the body remains under water. And you were right with your pun, it's an American in Paris, the Nutria or Coypu (Myocastor coypus) has its origin in Southern South America. And you are right too, it was bred in Europe for its fur. Escaped animals established colonies in the wild but severe winters take their toll (I owe you, Wikipedia).
Thanks for the interesting contribution. Best regards, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114) [2017-05-16 1:56]

Hello Luciano,
I am pleased that you don't ignore the Geometridae in your incredible collection of excellent butterfly shots. They are often small and reveal their elegance only after taking a macro shot. Thanks for sharing and the very useful comment, and thanks for your comment on my Crane fly.
Ciao, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114) [2017-05-16 1:45]

Hi Ron,
how you do it is your secret: getting that close to those small warblers. Yes, I understood that you are a patient birdwatcher and a good photographer. The result is wonderful. Thanks for the useful note and for commenting on my Dipteran.
With my best wishes, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114) [2017-05-15 7:58]

Hi Ram,

good to see you in full force :-) The shot of the Jewel bug in the shadow is just incredible. It's even a demonstration of what the colours might be for: to shine even under dark conditions. Compliments. Thanks for commenting my Dipteran!

Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114) [2017-05-15 7:51]

... or this incredible Spoonbill portrait in flight ...
Dietrich