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Green and Gold

Green and Gold
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Copyright: Matthew Bird (Matt-Bird) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 33 N: 400] (1942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-24 2:25
Viewed: 6349
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the same butterfly I posted a photo of a couple of photos ago. This shot I didn't use the extension lens and I managed to get a good bright bg. This day it was cloudy and dark but it was one of those days where greens appeared very dark but beatiful and the shadows looked good. The flash over exposed the the flower a little but in PP I tried to do what I could. This is the final result. Hope you like it.

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Wow beautiful colour combinations here! Excellent sharpness and fantastic background.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-24 3:54]

salut Matthew,
superbe image, vous avez réussi quelquechose de grand. Couleurs, composition, clareté, tout est parfait.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-06-24 4:30]
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Hello Matthew,
this is a fine picture of the butterfly with sharp details and with nice natural colours. The species belongs to the species-rich genus Lethe. The exact identification is
- Lethe syrcis
- Nymphalidae / Satyrinae
My THEME on Satyrinae is complete (100 pictures). I will create a second Satyrinae collection and would like to include your picture then. O.k.?
Best wishes, Peter

Good work. I would have thought it was sunlight.I like the composition, and the nice focus.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-24 5:41]

Hi Matthew.a fine shot of the butterfly. a very nice compostion. with good colour and detail. stands out well against the background. good frame to. very well done TFS.

Hi Matthew

What a stunning picture. the colours are great and the composition is almost spot on.
The detail visible in the butterfly is excellent. DOF is excellent...


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-24 6:26]

Hi Matt,
a very sharp and detailed shot.
Great composition and DOF.
Well done,

Hello Matthew,
Lovely color matching - yellow and green. Perfect sharpness and well exposed. This picture is very pleasant to look at. Very well done.

hi matthew,
this one is indeed a beautiful butterfly post, the yellow flower with a beautiful butterfly resting against a green bg nakes a lovely shot,I can see the yellow light bouncing back from the flower and reflectiong on the butterfly, well composed shot, beautiful framing,
nice work,
tfs & regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-24 8:21]

Hi Matthew,
Outstanding shot of this butterfly as well as the flower it sits on. Immaculate sharpness, lovely colours, perfect lighting and fine focus. The light green BG presents a superb bae for the subjects to stand out. marvellously composed. Kudos.

Hello Matthew,
Great close up, lovely colors very sharp
great exposure and POV, TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

Hi Matthew,
Very colourful and well composed image.
The butterfly is a beauty too.
Well done

Hi Matthew, splendid butterfly with great details and wonderful colors, lovely composition with a beautiful flower, good blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-24 10:59]

Hi Matthew,

This is absolutely beautiful. Marvelous colors, excellent sharpness, lovely composition and a beautiful background.


Amazing color and lighting! Beautiful!

The colors really jump out at the viewer on this spectacular image and the composition is well chosen that really brings out the best in both flower and the main subject.The detail on the wings turned out very nice. Super job Matt. :)

This is a beautiful butterfly, Matt, and you have captured it very well. The POV is superb and the subject stands out sharply against the green BG.
The shot is very artistically composed.
Well done and TFS.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-06-24 14:21]

Matthew, I like well saturated images, and saturation is a winner here.

Besides, excellent colors, contrast, pov and composition.

A very beautiful image.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-24 15:11]

selam Matthew
congratulations...i see wonderful close-up working on this beautiful butterfly
composition, point of view, blurred background, lighting, colours, sharpness, details and framing are great
thanks for sharing

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-24 23:32]

A simply flawless macro, Matt!

I must congratulate you for this work! The side POV really puts the beautiful wings into attention here and also creates a wonderful composition with the diagonal flower.
The DOF here is perfect (a word that i try to use often :)...but in this case it's really it) and shows the butterfly with exceptional details as well as keeps exactly the important part of the flower in focus; the BG is nicely blurred thatnks to that, too.
Brilliant colors, spot-on explosure and the fil-in flash did terrific!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-25 2:16]

Hello Matthew,
Very well composed and refreshing picture . Everything looks so quiet, so clear, so beautiful. Something for the soul.
Thnk's and best regards

Hi Matt,
That is an outstanding composition. Vibrant color saturation and sharp detail. Spot on exposure and great use of fill flash. Perft OOF backround. Great camera work!
Oops :)T

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-25 7:45]

Hello Matthew,
Very beautiful and "sunny" shot! Excellent sharp details of this lovely butterfly and a brilliant composition.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Magnifique macro, belles teintes de jaunes, superbe détails.

bonjour matthew
la photo est tres lumineuse avec le jaune de la fleur,le papillon lui est parfaitement net et detaillé.bon POV et DOF.le BG est uniforme et sans bruit.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-06-28 10:23]

Hello Matthew,

Remarkable picture of this lovely butterfly captured using a great POV and exposition... Lovely bg enhancing the insect and very sharp picture...

Great job and TFS,


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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-06-28 11:18]

Really beautiful...The colors of the butterfly and flower against the green BG is fantastic...Outstanding detail and exposure...TFS

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-06-28 16:24]

Joli composition qui met bien en évidence le papillon et la fleur.
Bonne journée.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-29 20:13]

Hello Matthew

A beautiful and artistic composition.The colours are outstanding and have good visual impact.The composition is really well done.Great focus and sharpness.Very nicely done.TFS


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-02 9:43]

Hola Mat,
precioso trabajo,
hermosa compo, y detalles excelentes,
buenos tonos y nitidez,

Very beautiful saturated colors in this wonderful image you show us here Matthew.
Sharpness, exposure and composition, with the lovely diagonal lines of the stem coming from lower right and the flower and butterfly coming from lower left, are perfect.
Great work.
Thanks for sharing.
Kindest regards. Harry

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-06 0:56]

Mathew lovely composition and great shot. the position and the pov and focus is pretty beautiful.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-07-06 19:19]

Hi Matt,
Excellent butterfly on flower photo.
Great pov,dof,colors,focus,sharpness,bg and frame.TFS
CT of Indianapolis

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-13 7:58]

This beautiful shot,love the composition.
Very good POV!TFS!

Hi Matthew
A great capture with coloration, composition, details, sharpness, POV and nice framed. good notes
have a nice weekend

Witaj Matthew,
You made real work! Faultless composition in beautiful colours. Super sharpness.
I congratulate and greet - Roma

Excellent shot of this tropical butterfly. Very well composed, perfect sharpness. Thanks for sharing


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