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In the Sun

In the Sun
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Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-19
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-19 1:48
Viewed: 1498
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was taken in the wood on the Baiyun Hill when I was walking along a narrow track beside a stream. It was relatively dark though there was a lot of sun outside the wood. I saw some morning sunrays from the east fallen upon low branches on which a butterfly was basking. I lowered down a bit pointing my camera to the small butterfly whose wings started to open. I loved to see its almost transparent wings against the dark background. This species is called the Common Five Ring because when its wings closed, five rings on the underside wing are visible.
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Hello Mr.John,
Yes,we can't expect all time we will get butterfly in beautiful pose.It's natural and remind me my walking through a hilly jungle area.Nice sharpness with good POV. Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

The point of view is indeed a unique one, John.
The sharp contrasts have created a very artistic image.
However, I might have doubts about this butterfly being a Common Five Ring. Maybe some expert might help us here.

Great playing with light and shadow - very nice - like.

Hello John,
Nice composition with beautiful play of light.TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-19 11:00]

Hello John.
Very simple and beautiful image of this lovely species. tfs.
Regards Siggi

Ciao John, fantastic light on lovely butterfly, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John.
Unusual picture.
play of light is excellent.
best wishes,

Hello Mr.John,


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