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Butterfly VII - I

Butterfly VII - I
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF100mmF2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/60 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-02 0:30
Viewed: 4024
Points: 64
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© 2009 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use [email protected]

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Best TN friends, I am no expert on this butterfly, perhaps can the members me help fot the name of these butterfly!

I took these butterfly during a vist to the Butterfly Garden in Knokke Belgium against the Netherlands bordes

I hope you enjoy.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
2/09/2009 15:16:34
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Partial metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Focal Length
100,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
Image Quality
Picture Style

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-02 1:15]

Hi John,what a beautiful macro...you're not just the king of landscapes as i can see...ehehe...the colors and the sharpness are fanatstics,obviuosly is too easy take pica like that in a butterflies garden but need great class for a result like that.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello John,
a beautiful macro shot of this splendid butterfly, very good sharpness and splendid colours, excellent POV and composition.
Best regards

Hi John,
It's good to see You're posting on TN again. Wonderful macro, great pose of the b-fly. The blurry background's also very nice, but there's some noise remained here and there. But quite a pleasant image, even with a little bg noise. Tfs.
Best regards from Hungary, László

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-02 3:50]

Hi John,
Lovely close up.Well caught,framed and composed.Colors,POV,sharpness and details are perfect.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

Hi John,
Çok güzel bir tür ve harika bir çalışma netlik olağanüstü.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-02 5:14]

Fine image of this colorful and good species. tfs.

hello John

excellent macro photo of this butterfly with fine POV
at its level, superb focus sharpness and details,
very beautiful luminosity, and excellent contrast, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-02 6:37]

Hello John,
A fine capture of a worn specimen of a Brassolid (Caligo sp.), or Owl Butterfly from S. America. The caterpillars feed on banana leaves.
They tend to keep to the shade so yoy did well to take such a sharp and natural-coloured photo, even if it was from a Butterfly House.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-02-02 9:58]

Slav John,
What a beuatiful macro shot of this very beautiful butterfly with nice diagonal composition and perfect colours.TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-02 10:08]

Hello John,
superb your shot. A species of butterfly with a large enrollment class. and beautiful colors.
Have a beautiful evening,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-02 11:04]

Hallo John,
Er mooie foto van deze Uilvlinder, denk ik. Maar ik heb meer verstand van vogels. Jammer van de plek met ruis links boven achter de vleugel, want voor de rest is de foto fantastisch. Erg goede scherpte, natuurlijke kleuren en een prima compositie. Mooie contrasterende achtergrond ook.

hallo John
super shot van deze mooie vlinder
mooie kleuren (een beetje ruis )op de vleugels

groetjes lou

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-02 23:28]

Hello John

Very good pose with nice detail - well captured.

Best wishes


Ciao John. Best compliments for the POV and the exciting playing of light. Intrigant brigh colours with interesting details on wings texture.
My best complimets.


Ciao John, splendid butterfly with fantastic design on wings, wonderful blurry BG, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-02-05 2:54]

Hi John,
Beautiful macro composition ...
Beautiful details and fine colors.
Best wishes,

Hi John, Good clarity and realistic tones in this macro. Well cropped with strong diagonal branch. TFS. Murray.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-05 11:48]

Hello John.
Beautiful & interesting composition for this wonderful owl butterfly. Unusual & good colors, DOF and details. TFS.
Best regards Siggi

Bonsoir ami John,

This is impressive. Everything from colour to composition looks excellent, such a high quality and striking looking image.
TFS this awesome shot and Have a nice night and Saturday holiday.


Hi John.
Impressive macro photo of this beautiful butterfly with nice details, POV and composition.
thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-06 3:58]

Hi John,
what a lovely presentation in great sharpness and clarity. the tight cropping gives a focussed view on the wings and the plant. Excellent colours and superb details.
i like the feature where the patterns is so well seen.


Hi John,

The macro point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the butterfly on the stem. It is well framed. The blurred background is putting in evidence the butterfly. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hola John,
primero muchas gracias por tu amable y oportuno comentario; el problema es que casi no utilizo PS y estoy de acuerdo en que algunas de mis imágenes podrían mejorar mucho.
Tu toma es un interesante trabajo técnico. El motivo fue enfocado con habilidad pero hay dos zonas en que la imagen se ve algo "electrónica" y quizás virando algo al rojo. Por lo demás un bello trabajo, al que ayuda también la espectacularidad de esa bella mariposa.
Buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

Hello John,

an very nice picture from this butterfly with good pov and dof.
Fine colours.


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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-02-07 20:11]

Hi John,
Sorry I am no expert on the ID of butterflies, I however enjoy their beauty as you have shown in this perfect close up.Nice perspective with great sharpness against an undisturbed BG.

Hi John
Belle presentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition
J'apprecie les beaux papillons
au revoir et merci....JP

Hello John
Excellent close up of this butterfly - it has nice colors, good details and beautiful blurred backround.
Have a nice week-end,

Hi John.

This owl has so many eyes.
You have captured in pristine sharpness with fine details.
The diagonal framing is pleasing and the muted background is so well taken care off.

Well done and TFS.

Hello John
very beautiful butterfly and its nice macro-shot, with superb colors and details. composition, POV/OOF and greenish BG great. thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-03-09 22:46]

Dear John!

I notice that you have taken full advantage of your visit in the butterfly garden and that you have taken superb pictures like this one. I personally prefer pictures taken out in nature, but your portrait gives a fine overall impression of this beautiful butterfly. I'm also glad to notice that the TN members could help you with the ID.

Best regards


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-06-01 21:06]

Hello John,
Nice macro image of this old and tattered butterfly. Great colours and details throughout, thanks John.

simple and nice, TFS Ori

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