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My 200th post

My 200th post
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-60 points (chapter 5), Butterflies of Thailand, My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-30 7:17
Viewed: 6260
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My 200th post. Thanks to everyone who has critiqued my work over the past two years. I think Iíve learnt a lot and Iíve certainly enjoyed being here and sharing my journeys through Australia and Thailand with you all.

Another shot of the beautiful Blue Clipper (Parthenos sylvia lilacinus) a large butterfly that inhabits the forests of south-east Asia. It has a winspan of around 10cm.

I shot this one in the Phuket Butterfly Park, where there was quite a good variety of local species on display.

marhowie, red45, satish_h, petrudamsa, Fisher, TAZ, ramthakur, peter_stoeckl, thistle, liquidsunshine, coasties, phlr, scottevers7, firelord, extramundi has marked this note useful
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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-05-30 7:46]

Hi Chirs Congratulation for ur 200th post!!
Beautiful shot...Keep shooting&keep sharing ur pics.

Hello cris, Perfct details, Everthing is so crisp, perfct details BG dov perfct Good work, TFS Kyle

Hi Chris,
This is a very nice post to mark your 200th.
Nice sharp detail, with excellent exposure, DOF, and colors..Very well composed as well.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-05-30 8:29]

Hi Chris!

Congratulations! Perfect choice for such anniversary. Great composition and POV. Butterfly is very stylish with its colours. Very good capture.

Hi chris,
congrats on your double century. Good picture to celeberate! I had shot the similar one in singapore Butterfly park, but it is slightly damaged. A very nice compo, abd sharpness. TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-30 9:17]

Hi Chris,
congratulations on your 200th post!
Perfect capture. Fantastic colors and sharpness. Details, composition and framing are wonderful.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2006-05-30 9:19]

Hi Chris!
Congratulations and thanks for your 200th post!
Very beautiful picture.
With best wishes Chris,

Hi Chris!
'Grats on your 200 th!
You choosed a beautifull one for this aniversary! The only thing I love more than butterflies photos are the butterfiles photos taken in their natural habitat. I enjoy this more than any other shot of this butterfly taken in some European or North American greenhouse!

Well done and TFS!

Regards, Petru

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-05-30 10:33]

Hi Chris,

And a beauty it is for your 200th post. Congrats and keep em' coming.
Excellent shot and well done on the composition and details. Excellent work.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-30 11:09]

Congratulations for this 200th post and it is a pleasure to share photos with you. And you give us a new gift with this beauty. Keep shooting Chris !

Hi Chris,
Congratulations. Another beautiful butterfly from you. Good composition and POV. Good sharpness. TFS

Wonderful image of a Blue Clipper, Chris.
Lovely colours, patterns and designs on its upper wings.
Superb POV, DOF and sharpness.
Thanks for your kind visit and advice. One gets to learn a great deal more by looking at the work of an ace photographer of your stature.

Wow, Chris,
that's the perfect shot for Nr. 200! Congratulations for all the phantastic shots you showed us. This one is beautiful, I love the colours and the sharpness, very well done
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Congratulations, Chris!
The remarkable markings of strictly horizontal stripes extending the body are very well demonstarted in this pose. Details and colours are perfect, presentation is very good. Notes are brief and well informing. Thank you!
Best regards,

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-05-30 14:13]

200 - wow & congrats. i was happy to make it to 100.

Sharpness and colours are excellent and it is a beautiful butterfly.



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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-05-30 14:37]

Hallo Chris,
that's Parthenos sylvia - live. The details of the wing pattern and the colours are presented in a clear and 'natural' manner. I am particularly interested in the picture because it shows once more the wing pattern variability of this species which occurs from India through south-east Asia to Papua New Guinea. Many different subspecies have been described so far. An excellent picture!

Congratulation on your 200th!!!
It's a very good, clasical picture of this lovely butterfly.

Hi Chris,
Congratulations on your 200th post. That's a lot of photos which have been enjoyed by a lot of people, me included.
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-31 2:12]

Congratulations on your 200th post, Chris.
It is a perfect example of your incredibly beautiful portfolio.
Magnificent details and colors on this butterfly that you captured with an excellent POV and composition.
To many more...
TFS. : )

Hi Chris

Congratulations on your 200th This is a lovely shot to celebrate this milestone. Well done, and thanks for your wonderful contribution to the site. :-)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-31 3:40]

Excellent photo Chris!
Excellent DOF with wings wide open!
Very good DOF and details!
Very good on colours too!
Very good BG!
5* and TFS!

Hi Chris,
An outstanding shot on this Blue Clipper. Beautiful colors and sharp detail in this flawless composition. Congratulations on your 200th post. I scrolled thru your entire portfolio. You have many many great and varied photos.

Hi Chris,
Congratulation on your 200th!
This is a beautiful butterfly and you've captured very well, great colours, sharp details and excellent composition.
Very well done!

You chose a perfect one for your 200th.
Really lovely natural look, so soft but with great detail.
Yes I like it very much.
Congratulations for this shot, and the previous 199 :)
Regards, Felipe.

Hi, Chris. Wonderful image of this beautiful insect, lovely colour and detail. Congrats. on your 200th. Well Done. Regards, Roy.

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