- eruyanik (5046)
- [2007-01-27 4:59]
The lightning on the wings and in my mind now Peter! Strong and beautiful colours! Very cloooose looking to the this little blue and it is not common for these beauties. Strong post like its colours!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-01-27 5:01]
Hi, dear Peter.
I do not cease to be surprised to art of the Nature to create excellent suits (costumes) and to your art to represent these works on our court.
Outstanding quality of reproduction of all details of this amazing (I don't say common) butterfly. Great composition. lighting, sharpness and richness of colour tones. Bravo, Peter. Bravo Sony.
My best wishes and TFS, dear friend.
- shirgold (2748)
- [2007-01-27 5:04]
Hi Again Peter,
Another great butterfly capture. I like the big closeup, taking most of the frame.
Excellent details all over the subject.
TFS - Shir
- mikou (6093)
- [2007-01-27 5:11]
Excellent very close-up of this Alpine Blue.Beautiful diagonal composition with to perfection open wings.Splendid lighting.Beautiful details and amazing blue colour.Very good blurry BG too.
Superb done.Thanks for sharing.
Greetings and great weekend.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-01-27 5:17]
Another mind-blowing picture of the Blue, Peter. Words seem to be iadequate in describing the beauty of this great image.
Thanks for sharing it and take care.
Do you think that a pullover that mimics Alpine Blue design would be a commercial success?
In any case, I'm thinking to get handmade one. This fascinating blue surrounded by a black line finished with a white edge is really smart. Finally antenna pattern could be used for a scarf.
Great light and excellent colours, composition, pose, pov and sharpness.
Best regarsd, José M.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-01-27 5:36]
Hi Peter, wonderful butterfly with lovely details, splendid colors, great sharpness, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
- loot (11276)
- [2007-01-27 6:14]
Stunning photo of a magnificent butterfly.
Very well done with composition, POV, colours, details, DOF, BG, and exposure.
Great work and TFS.
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-01-27 7:00]
Una imagen de gran belleza y definición. Un cordial saludo
- sela (738)
- [2007-01-27 7:01]
ich bin begeistert, was du uns hier wieder präsentierst. Das ist eeine erstklassige Aufnahme eines wunderschönen Schmetterlings. Die gibt es ja bei uns nicht, umso mehr erfreue ich mich an deinem so toll präsentierten Exemplar.
Schönes Wochenende wünsche ich Dir!
- anel (40574)
- [2007-01-27 9:35]
Der steinige Hintergrund bringt das Blau des Schmetterlings noch mehr zum Leuchten.Sind sie nicht wunderschön, die kleinen Bläulinge? Die schlichte und diagonale Aufnahme ist sehr wirkungsvoll. Erinnerung an einen abwechslungsreichen Tag..
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-01-27 9:56]
This is delightful, and this shot of the male orbitulus would be perfect if the antennae were not a little soft.
Sharp and fine contrast with the stony ground together with nice diagonal comp.
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes, Ivan
- RAP (7405)
- [2007-01-27 10:08]
Un escaso DOF para realzar la belleza de esta mariposa sobre el fondo rocoso Peter, con maravillosos colores y excelente agudeza.
Personalmente me gusta la combinación de este punto de vista con el encuadre donde la mariposa se encuentra en diagonal al eje central como en este caso, estéticamente más agradable que el encuadre con la mariposa totalmente recta.
Como siempre tus Workshop complementarios tan interesante para analizar la imagen original.
Gracias amigo mío!
A scarce DOF to enhance the beauty of this butterfly on the rocky bottom Peter, with wonderful colors and excellent sharpness.
Personally I like the combination of this point of view with the framing where the butterfly is in diagonal to the central axis as in this case, aesthetically more pleasant than the framing with the completely direct butterfly.
As always your complementary Workshops so interesting to analyze the original image.
Thank you my friend!
- Janice (18832)
- [2007-01-27 14:46]
Oh Peter, what a brilliant colour, and he is so sharp and clear and so beautiful.
AAnd to follow your treck with the other b'flies and time diary is very interesting too. What an eventful day - one you won't forget. "Memories are made of this!"
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-01-27 16:08]
Excellent close up.Color of butterfly is beautiful.I liked clear details,sharpness,framing,lighting and visual impact a lot.Have a great weekend!
- horia (16656)
- [2007-01-27 17:24]
Hi, again, Peter
Another splendid photo of the "fur-ball" :))
Again the details are outstanding and with that all that hair from its body really stands out :)
Also here, the blue really contrasts well with the environment and so it creates a very nice view.
I would also like to add that the pictures from the WS are great, too, and the plces that they show are indeed majestic!
I already miss hiking through such scenaries...
Anyway, Bravo, my friend, and TFS
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-01-27 20:23]
Your ability to showcase the nature beauty in this butterfly is amazing. Thanks for just a superb macro. Also thanks for the kind words about our trip to Calgary as you can see we safely made it home.
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-01-27 20:55]
I like lycaenids for their amazing shades of blue. Your is a perfect example. Very nice details and good light to fetch out the entire range of tones.
Best greetings and TFS!
- star74 (2474)
- [2007-01-28 11:37]
This is an excellent close up shot of a butterfly.
Nice crisp colors and details.
- badar (785)
- [2007-01-28 11:43]
Such a striking blue. Nicely composed & presented.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-01-31 4:26]
Hola Peter, Genial captura y excelentes detalles, el color precioso, y buena definición... saludos
What an amazing capture you've got here! It seems your trip to the mountains was worth the effort as you came up with such extraordinary photos in spite of the rather difficult weather conditions.
I like butterfly photos very much and yours stands out due to the beautiful, rich and well saturated colors as well as the great, sharp details. The diagonal composition works well with this shot while the DOF guarantees for a beautiful, soft and gradually fading focus on the background. This also adds some perspective to the picture! The perfect exposure renders every tiny detail in both highlights and shadows. One can count the scales on the wings or the hairs on the body of the butterfly if he cares. The white hairs on the wing edges are very delicate and make a great contrast with the black stripe that runs along the wing tips. You show us an outstanding composition with a very informative note. Well seen and presented. Congratulations and thanks!
With Warmest Regards,
What a stunning butterfly Peter.
I'm really impressed by the quality of images your Sony captures. Of course it needs a great photographer to find the subject in the first place and your doing a great job.
Excellent composition, beaitiful blue, great light, great sharpness.
- traveller (189)
- [2007-02-17 17:05]
Oh, my goodness - unbelievable! And these butterflies live in the Alps?! No wonder I loved the Alps so much! ...But I never had a chance to see this kind of butterfly, even though in my granny's garden in Ukraine I used to see (and, sorry, catch ;)) MANY different ones...