Just happy ...
- pvs (14464)
- [2008-01-06 2:13]
A nice and colorfull macrocapture of this butterfly,the colors combine very well with the green grass,well done and tfs
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-01-06 2:29]
Hi Sabine, splendid butterfly with wonderful colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a great Sunday, ciao Silvio
- joey (24909)
- [2008-01-06 3:01]
Wow! What a beautiful butterfly!
The colours are amazing!
Very sharp and detailed with impeccable clarity.
Well composed as well.
Very good work Sabine!
- fartash (5161)
- [2008-01-06 3:04]
Very intersting shot of this Plain Tiger,
Perfect details,exposure and BG,I love to shoot them. Welldone.
- dejo (2242)
- [2008-01-06 3:58]
nice capture, beautiful colors & details, looks great agains green grass in the background
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-01-06 4:17]
A very Happy New Year to you. A nice capture of this plain tiger. Excellent details and a very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-01-06 4:31]
Congratulations, Sabine, on coming across a Plain Tiger in Egypt. BTW, it is so common here in India I see one flying around occasionally despite the cold weather.
This is a very good capture with sharp focus and bright colours.
Well done and TFS.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-01-06 4:32]
nice to see a plain tiger butterfly from you, liked the saturated colours and the composition, the imgae is sharp with good details,
tfs & regards
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-01-06 5:25]
We have not these species in our place too (I think). It is really amazing and you good luck photographer that could meet it and take so amazing picture. All is wonderful. Impressive at high range low POV, superb sunlight and vibrant colours, great DOF and crisp sharpness of the butterfly and green grass. Bravo and best wishes.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-01-06 5:26]
This is great! Marvellous to be able to take a fine shot like this of a tropical butterfly in its natural surroundings instead of a butterfly house. You captured this Plain Tiger with good sharpness and from a fine low POV when it had its wings closed.
Well done and thanks,
- Karin (2089)
- [2008-01-06 5:37]
Good details and natural colors. Never seen one on the grass and so low.
This week I followed the whole process of the monarch taking photos during the different stages and this moring it came out of the chrisalid and flew away after 2 hours drying its wings. I'll make a serie next week.
I like yours, and your wonderfull dragonfly smileys!!
Well done and TFS
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-01-06 6:13]
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will be back with a proper critique later.
- rdfoto (3295)
- [2008-01-06 6:19]
Sehr schöne Aufnahme, Farben, schärfe und obendrauf
ein exot für mich.
Schönen Sonntag, Gruss Robi
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-01-06 11:56]
Super details and good colour reproduction!
The pattern in the wings comes out well, and the tight framing of the subject works well...
Excellent texture in the wings!
- marcellr (3514)
- [2008-01-07 10:07]
è veramente una bella esperienza vedere volare questa farfalla.
Batte le ali lentamente e si libra nell'aria come un aquilone.
Qui in Sicilia si è creta una popolazione stabile e si incontra in tarda estate ed in autunno.
Complimenti per la bellissima immagine.
- bucanas (1113)
- [2008-01-14 15:34]
Hi Wishnu Garuda,
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2008-01-30 4:51]
chose rare pour nous europeen de voir un monarque mais je ne desepere pas de les voir arriver en france car j'ai vue un photo prise dans le sud sur TN.
couleurs vives et bonne netteté a defaut d'un POV ideal.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-02-08 6:28]
Lovely close capture of the Monarch! I've seen this butterfly on Tenerife and I got very excited then! Details are clear here and colour natural. It says "Date taken 16 December" which seems incredible! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- loot (11276)
- [2008-02-08 23:38]
I am sure you did not mind on bit that this guy had to hang on to the grass for dear life to prevent being blown away by the strong wind. This afforded you the perfect opportunity to capture it in all its spectacular beauty.
Lovely sharp details and splendid colour saturation makes this a pleasure on the eye.
Good work and TFS.
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2008-02-10 0:01]
splendid Egyptian Monarch,
unusual shot for this destination, because usually, underwater images are seen in Makadi Bay
well see and well done,
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-02-11 3:44]
Nice sunny image with great color, DOF, and details.
A well composed closeup with a very good POV as well..
This one just makes ya happy! :)
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-02-13 4:43]
Hello Sabine, very good macro of this Tiger! very sharp image, very good exposure and wonderful colors! Thanks!
- arfer (0)
- [2008-02-14 20:12]
I would be excited to see it too.
You have captured it with a very good POV and the markings and textures show well.
Very well illuminated,the colours are rich and well saturated.The similarity to it's cousin the monarch are uncanny.
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2008-02-17 1:39]
Preciosos colores y muy buenos detalles.
Buen encuadre, los contrastes son geniales.
Buen bg y nota.
Un cordial saludo, JL.
- Tobias__Ortmann (681)
- [2008-02-18 10:23]
wiedermal ein wunderschönes Bild ich liebe die Farben an deinen BIldern die perfekte schärfe un das gute macro das du immer weißt einzusetztn
wusste gar net dass es in egypten so ein schmetterling gibt der auf so einer grünen wiese sitzt^^
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-03-13 8:54]
as well as a great shot of this beautiful African Monarch from a well chosen and very low POV, i have to say that the clarity and the detail of the surrounding grass is what helps make this an extra special shot - very well done!
- SkyF (8073)
- [2008-03-14 3:36]
da muss man ja gratulieren zu dem Fang. Schoen diesen Falter in freier Natur zu sehen, ich hab das glueck dass wir die in Canada haben es ist immer ein gerngesehener Gast in meinem Garten.
Wird noch ne Weile dauern das ich sie sehe, daher erfreu ich mich an deinem Bild umso mehr.
KLasse festgehalten, die Farben stecken voller Sonne, und vertreiben wein wenig die Winterlaune.
Gruss aus dem noch weissen Canada...
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2008-03-15 8:01]
This is wonderful shot. I do not recall seeing a Plain Tiger on the grass here. Sharp with great color clarity. Excellent composition. Very well done and tfs.
- kmr13777 (703)
- [2008-03-29 19:12]
This is a very crisp, bright and well captured shot of the Plain Tiger. Very nice DOF and details.
The Plain Tiger is one of the most common butterflies seen in India.
- meyerd (7531)
- [2008-04-08 11:48]
I understand perfectly your excitement when you finally meet the Plain Tiger in nature, I envy you for this. You did a good portrait of this colorful animal.
- thor68 (5674)
- [2008-04-13 10:03]
was für ein hübscher schmetterling, sabine! :-) und dann auch noch trinkend im gras in freier wildbahn...perfekter kann es kaum sein.
klasse makro-aufnahme mit guter schärfe und schönen leuchtenden farben. irgendwie hatte ich bisher noch kein so großes glück mit schmetterlingen.
well done & viele grüße aus köln, thor.
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-05-09 12:13]
I agree. This is really a great luck and joyful chance! You made the best of it capturing it perfectly well, so sharp and clear with natural light and colors and a great framing and composition.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
My best regards
- tomcezar (1823)
- [2008-05-19 7:35]
Incredible colours of this African Monarch. Orange, black and white - in the wild it means "I am poisonous" (I think!)
Very good picture.
All best regards, Cezar T.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-06-09 2:18]
Hello Sabine, No more shots from you? Hope all well at your end. Well this is nice and you have taken this shot at the ground level. Well done. Ganesh
- cako (3395)
- [2008-06-09 9:48]
very nice colors
very good sharp
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2008-11-04 19:08]
A nice close-up image of the butterfly, the point of view is showing the details and colors of the insect. The photo is clear and precise. The colors are enhanced by the good light. Have nice day.
- Christopher_PL (2685)
- [2010-06-15 14:37]
Very nice, attractive butterfly. Also the picture is great: perfect sharpness and colours.