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Little butterfly on coatbutton

Little butterfly on coatbutton
Photo Information
Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-29 1:03
Viewed: 1890
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN.

This little butterfly was spotted drawing the juice from coatbutton flower in my yard.

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!
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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-29 2:31]

Hello Jusni,
Nice macro of this butterfly in good sharpness and details. The use of flash made it a bit overexposed. Excellent composition.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-29 3:05]
  • [3]

Hello Jusni,
Though the sharpness and composition of this small Lycaenid butterfly on the Coatbutton flower is great, you show here what I think is the main problem when using flash for butterflies.
The use of flash not only risks patches of over-exposure, it also often causes what I call a night-time effect, as shown by the black BG. As this butterfly is feeding, which is a day-time activity for butteflies, the night-time effect is inapropriate.
However you deserve credit for the positive aspects of this image.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hi Jusni,
Beautiful butterflies with good lighting,details. and pleasing image.TFS

Hello Jusni,
Excellent capture with fine details,taken from a nice PoV and a very well balanced composition.
Thanks and best regards,


Hello Jusni

I have read Peter's and Ivan's critiques
about the use of the Flash in butterfly macros
overexposing the foreground subjects, here we
are loosing on the highlight details on some places,
if not it gives (I believe) a great contrast
the luminous foreground against the dark background, TFS


Hello Jusni,
wonderful picture of this B'fly with very perfect colour and composition.
best wishes,

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-29 8:31]

Fine composition for this Pale grass blue (hope I am correct) on coat buttons..agree with Ivan on using flash, its looking weird. tfs.

Ciao Jusni, lovely little butterfly on beautiful flower, great contrast against dark BG, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Nice capture, Sharp and with beautiful colors but a bit overexposed. thanks for sharing


Salam Jusni,
An excellent macro with fine colors, details & pose. Nice composition & presentation. Great work & TFS. Best salam!


  • Good 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-29 10:11]

Hi Jusni,i like a lot the classic composition and the pic style taken in the dark background,but the exposure is really uncorrect this time,many parts of the butterfly and the petals too are overexposed,no problem....nobody is perfect...eheh....and whit these very small lycaeneide i know how isn't easy! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jusni,
Beautiful picture of this specie.Nice focus and sharpness.BG is also very nice.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Jusni. Bit OE MF. Details and sharp very good. Intirgant black BG.


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