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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529) [2018-08-16 23:43]

Hi Luciano,

the superb composition and perfect execution is typical of you. OK, you were lucky that the butterflies were just at the right angle to the sunlight, revealing all details and emphasizing the colours. Chapeau also for the careful note, again typical of you.
Have a good day, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529) [2018-08-16 13:24]

Hi Thijs,
you are an old hand in this, thanks for proving it again with this piece of pure music. How the light strikes the wings, just what it needs to render the plasticity to the animal. And you are visibly a believer inusing a flash. So gooood.
Best regards, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529) [2018-08-16 11:43]

Hi Ram,
you are back, and in STYLE ! The way you present the Lycaenid it adds a dreamy quality to the picture.
Best regards to you, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529) [2018-08-16 11:38]

Hi Ori,
of course it cannot be a plant occurring elsewhere in Europe and Asia :-) You even expect some endemites in the very special conditions in this steppe.
Good shot of Verbascum sinaiticum, which I may have seen myself in Jordan but not have known .
Greetings, Dieter

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529) [2018-08-16 11:29]

Hi Silvio,
you had a good catch here, not only the Issoria is impressive but also the Blue thistle as a background. Pleasing all around. greetings,
Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529) [2018-08-10 2:34]

Hi Ian,
interesting, now I know something about butcherbirds in Australia. In Europe a group of smaller birds, calledLanius in latin are also butcherbirds (Lanius means butcher), doing the same thing to reptilian prey. Your birds are more impressive, though.
Thanks for presenting, greetings Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529) [2018-08-09 13:45]

Hi Luciano,

that is a truly interesting shot and your note is doing justice to this Planthopper I never saw before. That you mastered the shot of this tiny insect with a Cybershot ist surprising, it mus be difficult to get the focus right. Thanks for this valuable contribution, it must be a first on TN !
Have a good night, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529) [2018-08-06 0:08]

Hi Luciano,
you caught the light in the wings which brings the colours out, wow. It's true what Musa says, you (and we) got really an eye contact with this creature. Thanks, and have a good week, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529) [2018-08-05 10:10]

Hi Lou,
it's going to fly ! Just great, how the cerambycid has spread the elytrae and is unfolding the hind wings. You had to action your button really fast. Great work, Lou, and thanks a lot for the "Special" mention.
Have a good week, Dietrich

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529) [2018-08-05 5:22]

Hi Ian,

spectacular indeed, and well done! It seems to me that the butterfly starts to fly, creating an upward force by flapping the wings all the way. I am envious, because that kind of shot has eluded me so far :-) . Thanks ian,
Greetings Dietrich