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Salvia pratensis


Salvia pratensis
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Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-05
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G ED, SanDisk Ultra II, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 1:07
Viewed: 4264
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Salvia pratensis, Meadow Clary or Meadow Sage, Sauge des près et Aporia crataegi, Black-veined White ou Gazé (Piéride de l'aubépine) observés sur la pelouse sèche de La Côte à Laveau.

"Vivace, moyenne, velue, légèrement aromatique. Feuilles lancéolées, larges, les caulinaires peu nombreuses, plus étroites et sessiles, à dents obtuses, plissées. Fleurs bleu intense, en épis verticillés non feuillés ; floraison en juin et juillet. Prairies, sur calcaire."
(Guide des fleurs sauvages aux éditions Delachaux et Niestlé)

"Tige pauciflore ; feuilles presque toutes radicales, longuement pétiolées à limbe ovale, de 6 – 12 cm de large, irrégulièrement crénelé ; fleurs verticillées par 4 – 8 ; corolle de 20 – 25 mm de large, bleu sombre, à lèvre supérieure en forme de faucille ; inflorescence velue-granduleuse ; floraison d'avril à août. Pelouses maigres calcicoles, pelouses mésophiles, prairies eutrophes ensoleillées, bords des chemins."
(Guide Delachaux des plantes par la couleur aux éditions Delachaux et Niestlé)

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Hello Gerard,
Very nice composition with these common Flower and Butterfly, great colors and details, TFS!

Hello Gerard,
greeat composition of this butterfly with a nice pose on the flower. I especially like the good sharpness, the beautiful colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,
Helmut

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-07 2:25]

Hello Gerard,
A beautiful capture of this butterfly and Flower taken from ideal POV with great details and natural colours. I also like the clear green BG. Well done!Best regards Siggi

Bom dia Gerard
Excellent colourful macro.Perfect composition,wonderful bright colours,impressive sharpness and lighting.
Thank You
Have a good day!
J.Diogo

nice pollination pic, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-07 6:13]

Hello Gerard,
Beautiful combination of flower and butterfly. Excellent sharpness, details and a fine composition.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Gerard,

An excellent macro with such fine colors, sharpness & details. Very nicely composed & presented. Very nicely done...mon ami!

TFS & best wishes

Umar

Hello Gerard,
very beautiful colors with a composition very nice, although the details are great, congratulations!

Regards
Davide

Ciao Goncalo, lovely composition with nice Aporia crataegi and beautiful flower, superb sharpness, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Doesn't the Nikon do so well with deep blues? It works when under the hands of a professional as yourself who knows how to run the controls yes?

Here you have presented well and documented as well Gerard. I remain as duly impressed with your work as I was a long time ago.. Keep on clicking sir.
Bob

Ciao Gerard.
Splendida composizione ha mio parere molto elegante,eccellente nitidezza con notevoli dettagli,splendidi colori naturali,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

hello Gerard
very nice composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Salut Gérard

Une jolie photo avec une belle lumière et couleurs,
excellent focus, netteté et détails, TFS

Asbed

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-07 15:13]

Salut Gerard,une composition excellente,les details sont super,les couleurs sont un peu trop fortes selon moi,quelle chance rencontrer l'Aporia,je ne l'ai jamais vue chez moi...ehhee...mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-06-07 18:58]

Hola Gerard; no solo la planta y sus flores son bellas, sino que la mariposa tambien. Me gusta mucho esta foto, su composición, color y entorno...saludos.

very nice picture gerard, excellent colors and very beautiful butterfly you captured, congratulations !

ciao tino

Salut Gerard,
Just shared a photo of this same plant species, I know how uneasy to photograph it, but you did it quite well, at least composition-wise. It's very pleasant with the butterfly. Colorwise a little curve adjustment and decreasing shadows in shadows / highlights would help to reach nicer tones than visible on this photo. Except for the colors, a beautiful shot.
Best regards, László

Hello Gerard,
Lovely composition of a beautiful butterfly and nice bunch of flowers.Beautiful harmony of colours and clarity.
Best regards,
Joy

Hello Gérard.
This is beautiful white butterfly perched well on that purple flower. The exposure and details are beautiful with vivid markings on the wings.
Regards,
Jusni

Hello Gerard,

You're capturing well this scene by a good composition, good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the pretty Salvia flower with dark red/dark blue, and the white butterfly stopping it. The light is managed well by bright tone, and it's good at the contrast with blurred backdrop.

Kind regards,
mikio

Hello Gerard
Superb photo, very nice composition, lovely colours, excellent detail.
regards yiannis

Hello Gerard

An excellent image, nice DOF and bokeh, very nice composition with the butterfly and flower, great colors, very fine details, nice POV

RGDS

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