IS MY RIGHT PROFILE OK?
This is a fantastically sharp and well lit capture of ilia's U/S, even though the BG is not the most natural.
Perhaps you have s shot of the upper surfaces of the wings: if so, it would be nice to see.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
A very good macro of this butterfly!
I like a lot the low POV used, and all the details you got on it.
You managed so good the flash fired.
The eye's color it's amazing.
Very interesting your notes, It shows us the reality of the region, how things are going, and how hard was for you to go there.
I hope to see many other photos from there.
Congratulations and thanks for share,
the details and colours od this beautiful butterfly are very good. I like the low POV too.
As Ivan mention, the BG is not the most naturel.
Very fine capture of this lovely butterfly. Excellent sharp details and the flash light is very successful, not too bright. Nice POV but less interesting background, but there we are, you can't always choose!
Yes, it is its right profile. Excellent shot of this Apatura illia with its very subtle colours. Thank's also for your interesting note.
A very good macro of this butterfly!
And thank for the name!
A lovely capture of this beauty from Albania, Radomir! The profile is more than ok :-).
Your note on the trip makes an interesting story on this war-ravaged country.
you perfectly show this specimen of Apatura ilia. Great depth of field with both antennae seen very sharp. Colours appear wonderful and natural. It's a pity that the resting place is not natural. But nevertheless the butterfly presentation is superb.
Best wishes, Peter
I kolejne piekne zdjecie okraszone ciekawa historia. Motyl bardzo ladny, takze z profilu. Dokladny rysunek na skrzydlach, swietne kolory i to przy uzyciu lampy, ktora zazwyczaj wszystko psuje! Swietna robota.
the profile is perfect, you captured your little friend very well. Wonderful closeup, excellent sharp details and great colors.
Uwielbiam patrzć na motyle z profilu bo wyglądają jakby miałe zadarte małe noski :-)
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-01-22 11:12]
To jest bardzo ladne zdjecie. Ladna kompozycja perfekcyjna ostrosc i naturalne kolory. Mieniaki rzadko ladnie potrafia pozowac :-) a jeszcz rzadziej z profilu.
Nic dodac nic ujac
Muy bonita macro Radomir con poco estético entorno pero gran agudeza y definición sobre la mariposa.
La correcta iluminación incluyendo el uso del flash (sin producir brillos o reflejos indeseables) y el foco exacto permiten apreciar muy buenos detalles del insecto en su totalidad.
Tal vez con el punto de vista captado y el fondo que se percibe, un menor DOF (F4 o 5.6) hubiese sido deseable sin perder la nitidez sobre la mariposa.
De todas maneras es una bella imagen de esta especie.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo
Very beautiful macro Radomir with not very aesthetic environment but great sharpness and clearness on the butterfly.
The correct illumination including the use of the flash (without producing shines or undesirable reflections) and the exact focus allows to appreciate very good details of the insect in their entirety.
Perhaps with the captured point of view and the bottom that it is perceived, a smaller DOF (F4 or 5.6) has been desirable without losing the clarity on the butterfly.
Anyway it is a beautiful image of this species.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo
What an excellent shot and what an amusing comment! That was a nice trip, sure, and I'm wishing to see more pictures of it. This one shows a really beautiful butterfly perfectly captured. I love sharpness, color, lighting, POV and composition.
this is a pretty, clear and precise documentary shot with excellent details and naturalistic colours that comes with well researched, good to read notes. Thank you!
As for the ID, I would vote for "Apatura metis (Freyer, 1829)" - for two reasons:
1.) the very pale colours that seem to be well reported and not due to any overexposure by use of flash.
2.) the time of the year the butterfly was observed. It is very unlikely to meet A. ilia in September. A. ilia usually is reported to occur in one generation only: from the end of May to the beginning of August. A. metis, however, is reported to occur regularly in two generations: May-June, August-September.
With thanks, and best regards,
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2007-01-24 3:02]
This is a fine butterfly picture. The marking on wings are clearly seen. The color contrast is great. Good use of flash.
just great macro
- Christopher_PL (2685)
- [2007-04-21 12:36]
It's really very nice close-up. Perfect colours and contrast, nice POV. Thanks for sharing.
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-04-27 7:36]
I am watching one of a super shot. Excellent colors lovely position great colors and wonderful POV. All in all lovely. (PT::)