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Resting on the daisies!

Resting on the daisies!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 G ED
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-17 6:06
Viewed: 3399
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

This beautiful Speckled Wood (well, I think it is) was captured resting on the Michaelmas Daisies in a park in Nice.
It kept flitting around the flowers and I was so pleased when it stopped, opened its wings and rested!

I have included a good Internet link here from the RSPB. If you would like to find out more, please click here.

Many thanks for your interest.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. :-)

siggi, Argus, MMM, boreocypriensis, nglen, jaycee, Adanac, crs, uleko, anel, writerscrawlz, Alex99, valy67 has marked this note useful
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-17 6:16]

Hello Beverley
Congrats. Well composed, very good light, saturation of colour looks spot on and nicely presented.
Regards Siggi

Ciao Bev, superb macro with splendid butterfly, fantastic colors, fine details and wonderful sharpness, great compèosition with lovely daisies, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-17 6:27]

hi beverley,
good composition with lovely flowers to support the pretty b'fly. good lighting too. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-17 6:34]

Hi Bev,thanks for identify my last butterfly first. And next my best compliments for this beautiful pararge.Your way to show the beauties of nature is always great,another first class pic postprocessed in a fantastic way.Excellents details ,colors and POV,thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-17 6:50]
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Hello Beverley,
A fine capture of a Speckled Wood, the S. European nominate race. The British and N. European race has pale yellow where this has orange patches. The sharpness is fine, even though the DOF is limited and the inner frame is a nice touch but perhaps I might have had it a little further from the butterfly's wing, otherwise this a pleasing composition.
TFS this beauty and have a good weekend,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-10-17 7:00]

Hello Beverly
Beautiful composition.Good POV and splendid colors.Very sharp image with good detail.
TFS Michel

Hi Bev,

wowww... what a perfection in both details and colours. Indeed superb shot in all around. Lateral orientation of the speckled wood created a fine balance in the frame.
TFS this my friend!
Have a nice weekend!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-17 10:13]

Hi Beverley. A fine close up of the Speckled Wood Butterfly . Which you have taken with fine detail and colours. I do the the picture with the daisies. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-17 11:49]

Hi Bev,

This is such a beautiful picture with the wonderful Speckled Wood and the pretty daisies. Wonderful lighting, amazing clarity, gorgeous colors. I love the composition.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-17 18:55]

Hello Bev,
What a beauty you share with us, both the butterfly and the image. The composition is especially good Bev, thank you.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-10-17 21:27]

Hello Beverley,

You have taken the photo in a very good light. It was warm and matched so well with the color tones of butterfly's wings. A pleasent contrast is made with the diasies and beeing palced on both sides of the butterfly makes a good composition. I am not a fan of frames but this is a personal matter of taste without dirrect conection to the quality of the image.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-17 22:42]

Hello Beverley,
What a lovely late summer image showing the Speckled Wood nicely in focus on the Asters.
Beautiful colours and very well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-10-18 4:05]

Merhaba Beverley,
Kelebek ve çiçeklerden oluşan muhteşem bir kompozisyon sunmuşsun. Renkler çok hoş. Çerçeve de öyle.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-10-18 4:24]

Hello Beverly,
Very charming and refreshing picture of this piece of meadow with butterfly. I like this kind of pictures with a poetical touch.
Thanks a lot

I am stunned by this capture - the colors, contrast, clarity, and subject matter - all are so beautiful. I can see a story here - and they do say a photo is worth a thousand words!

I see plot, caring, a beginning, a thread, and in the distance, chapters or stages of life...breath-taking.

:-) Kathy

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-18 23:12]

Hi Beverley.
Beautifulness of the pictured scene is great as well as the quality of its reproduction. Wonderful flowers, attractive surrounding at whole and amazing specimen of the butterfly. Lights, colours, DOF are superb. Bravo.

Hi Beverley,

Beautiful composition with lovely colors
Perfect sharpness, POV, DOF and framing

TFS Thijs

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-24 14:00]

Hello Beverley! That's very pleasant to the eye, well composed image, very good subject and a good technique, thanks! Have a great weekend!


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-04-16 13:40]

Hello Beverly !
I have seen these butterflies very often in the forest, but they are so shy, and I never got any correct picture - you were much better than me, this is an excellent capture, I love the composition, the natural colors, the pose of the butterfly, and the POV. The flowers are lovely, making the picture happy and cheerful. Very well done !

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