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Photo Critique
Greece
Title: Lixus angustatusNikon D5200
Lixus angustatus (10)
NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-14 9:03]
Hello Nikos,
a cheerfully nice encounter with this tiny beetle observing the world of fresh herbs in spring.
Pleasantly soft colours, monumentally well composed.
Thank you! With best regards,
Peter

India
Title: Large Cabbage WhiteSony Cyber shot HX50V
Large Cabbage White (8)
ramthakur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4315 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-14 8:57]
Dear Ram,
a pleasure to see this lively scene of courship from your vegetable garden! Your school yard has become legendary here with your beautiful observations and skilful contributions. The Large Cabbage White, once a common species also in our region, has become quite scarce there after decades of ruthless persecution because of being considered a pest to vegetable gardens. In India, cabbage whites are obviously seen with tolerance and treated with respect, and so you can enjoy pleasant encounters like this one - thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

Turkey
Title: Couple de Pyrgus sidaeNIKON D810
Couple de Pyrgus sidae (10)
KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 0 N: 2406] (10606)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-14 8:36]
Dear Seyfi,
a pleasure to see this well portrayed couple of the colourful yellow skipper from last summer at this time of the year! Very nice also to read about the origin of their scientific name. Scientists of the late 18th century were masters of enriching the perception of nature with phantasy by citing antique myths and fairy-tales. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

Switzerland
Title: Colias croceaCanon EOS 30 D
Colias crocea (26)
anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-14 8:25]
Liebe Anne,
eine Freude, die vollendete farbliche Übereinstimmung des bunten Postillions mit der von ihm besuchten Blüte zu sehen! Ihr heiteres Gelb und Orange wird behutsam von dem neutralen Hintergrund und einem kleinen Stück blauen Himmels kontrastiert. Immer wieder schön, in Deinem reichhaltigen Archiv Entdeckungen zu machen. Freue mich aber natürlich auch auf weitere Naturfotografie von Dir, die wie die unvergleichlichen Beobachtungen von Menschen Deiner Street Photography mit ihrer subtilen erzählerischer Kraft und vollendetem Sinn für Licht, Farbharmonien und Komposition bestechen.
Mit herzlichen Gruss aus Wien,
Peter

India
Title: Indian OakleafSony Cyber shot HX50V
Indian Oakleaf (18) *
ramthakur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4315 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-11 14:01]
Dear Ram,
this is a truly exciting image of spectacular Kallima inachus. Precisely showing its boldly shaped wings, their magnificent pale blue iridescence in striking contrast to the orange band, you managed to capture the rare encounter of this shy, powerful, quick and determined flyer landed for mud-puddling in the short moment of wings spread amazingly well. Congratulations! Your demonstration of that spectacular butterfly's resting pose with its unbelievably perfect dry leaf camouflage in the workshop is very impressing, too. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

Ireland
Title: Subalpine Scene - To PeterPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Subalpine Scene - To Peter (10)
Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1463 W: 308 N: 2578] (10071)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-04 12:52]
Dear Laszlo,

I am deeply touched by your picture that gives me the warm familiar feeling of coming home from a long trip in the Alps with all kinds of weather. It surprises me with the fact that it was taken in Ireland, showing one of the highest mountains there, rising to more than 1000 meters. It is obvious that this beautiful island has become your beloved home as it is obvious from all your contributions that you are an outstanding biologist and photographer with a deep love of nature.

Deeply touched and honoured also by your very kind words of dedication.
Please apologize my late response, having been absent from my computers for a while.

All the best to you my dear friend, with kindest regards,

Peter

Spain
Title: Panoptes pseudophilotes
Panoptes pseudophilotes (12)
Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 1 N: 531] (5775)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 9:52]
Hola José,
amazingly monumental composition in your portrait of that tiny blue. I like the strict reduction with strongly coloured blossoms in the foreground and a well supportingly neutral distant background.
Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

Spain
Title: Melanargia rusiae
Melanargia rusiae (8)
Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 1 N: 531] (5775)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 9:46]
Hola José,
a very pretty presentation of Melanargia russia, very well detailed and clear in front of a well supporting smooth background in pleasantly restrained colours. Very nicely imbedded in small white blossoms repeating the colours of its wings. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

Mexico
Title: Dynamine dyonisNikon D7000
Dynamine dyonis (14) *
periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 2 N: 140] (1449)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 9:39]
Hi Pedro,
very impressive close-up capture of this iridescent blue-eyed sailor standing out against an almost complete darkness behind an elegantly mirroring stage in front.
Thank you! With best regards,
Peter

Mexico
Title: Umbonia crassicornisNikon D7000
Umbonia crassicornis (8)
periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 2 N: 140] (1449)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 9:34]
Hi Pedro,
pleasantly clear, well detailed and nicely composed presentation of that peculiarly shaped thorn bug. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

Mexico
Title: Eurema mexicanaNikon D7000
Eurema mexicana (14)
periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 2 N: 140] (1449)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 9:31]
Hi Pedro,
a perfectly well detailed, well aproached close-up demonstrating the Grass Yellow's perfect camouflage when resting on leaves. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

Belize
Title: Mopan riverCanon EOS 6D
Mopan river (4)
periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 2 N: 140] (1449)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 9:28]
Dear Pedro,
a very pleasantly relaxing view of a river flowing slowly through lush vegetation under a deep sky with clouds in motion. I like the reflections and the diagonal composition inviting the spectator to follow the path of the river. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

India
Title: Peacock PansyNikon D200
Peacock Pansy (12)
ramthakur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4315 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 9:18]
Dear Ram,
that Peacock Pansy is sticking out from my screen amazingly clearly and lively in perfect 3D. Ready to take off right away. Very beautiful!
With thanks, and best regards,
Peter

India
Title: First Butterfly of SeasonNikon D200
First Butterfly of Season (10)
ramthakur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4315 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 9:15]
Dear Ram,
congratulations to you for that perfectly composed, very clear and well detailed presentation of this sason's first butterfly! That Cabbage White on a freshly opened blossom has been approached by you from a perfect angle to show both sides of wings perfectly clear, and I like that nicely contrasting plain background obviously supplied by a painted wall. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

P.S.: Thank you very much for your visit and very kind words of warm welcome that you sent to me on my posting of a caterpillar in front of mountains a few days ago! I have become a rare visitor to this site, but I always enjoy coming here again, seeing dear companions "from the old days" still doing very well here.

South Africa
Title: Southern Carmine Bee 🐝 -EaterNikon D5200
Southern Carmine Bee 🐝 -Eater (18)
Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1487 W: 24 N: 2193] (14264)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 9:02]
Dear Srikumar,
iconic presentation of this bee-eater, crisp and clear, perfectly lighted, delightfully well composed. A pleasure also to see these subtle shades of colours dominated by mellow green. Congratulations!
Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

Pakistan
Title: Hydro spellCanon SX280
Hydro spell (2)
mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9577)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 8:57]
Hi Musa,
that water emerging from a dry rock's fissure must be looking exciting in a desert place where running water is rare. You are telling us a story of hidden treasures below the surface of things that we see. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

Pakistan
Title: JerkenaPentax W90
Jerkena (6)
mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9577)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 8:51]
Hello Musa,
in a very well chosen point of view you are presenting this small flower like a curious little animal stretching out its arms or antennae to the sun. I like it. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

Georgia
Title: Nymphalis antiopaSony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Nymphalis antiopa (11)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6442 W: 89 N: 15589] (65224)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 8:46]
Ciao Luciano,
a picture that is definitely standing out from the crowd of techically well made close-ups. It is telling the lovely story of an exciting encounter with a rare beauty, and our loss of control because of excitement. Unforgettable. I like it.
Thank you! With best regards,
Peter

P.S.: Thank you very much for your visit and kind words to my posting from Georgia some days ago. I am very excited about that country's rich and dramatic nature, same as you. Will contribute some more impressions from that remarkable country soon.

Italy
Title: Leucojum vernumSony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Leucojum vernum (20)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6442 W: 89 N: 15589] (65224)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 8:35]
Salve Luciano,
this is a magnificently well lighted, very powerful presentation of this lovely spring flower. So many subtle shades to be seen in the white petals standing out from a deeply dark background. I like it a lot.
With thanks, and best regards,
Peter

Switzerland
Title: Boloria titania cyprisCanon EOS 30 D
Boloria titania cypris (38)
anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)


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peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1735 W: 291 N: 4003] (11524) [2018-03-01 8:31]
Liebe Anne,
ganz bezaubernd finde ich die zarten grauen Fäden der Fruchtstände von Anemonen im Kontrast zu der kraftvollen Farbigkeit jener lebenslustig ihre Flügel entfaltenden ruhenden Titania. Merveilleux!
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüssen,
Peter