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Copyright: Helmut Roos (buscape) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 20 N: 1518] (7615)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-07-03 6:19
Viewed: 2462
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

A nice opportunity of making butterfly pictures is to visit them on their sleeping-places. It is not easy to find them in the morning, so it might be helpful to look for them already well before in the evening. This is an example of the Clouded Apollo early in the morning time. In the workshop you can find a picture of the same butterfly that I have made 11 hours ago on the same place.



Eine gute Möglichkeit Schmetterlingsbilder zu machen, ist sie an ihren Schlafplätzen zu besuchen. Es ist nicht ganz einfach sie am Morgen gleich zu finden, so dass es vielleicht hilfreich ist sie schon vorher in der Abendzeit auszukundschaften. Hier sieht man ein Bild vom Schwarzen Apollo, dass ich schon früh am Morgen gemacht habe. Im Workshop findet man ein Bild von dem selben Schmetterling, dass ich 11 Stunden zuvor am selben Platz gemacht hatte.

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hallo Helmut
very nice and soft picture with good BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Helmut,
beautiful photo. Excellent depth of field. Amazing colours. Perfect use of light.
Have a nice day,

Hello Helmut

On both photos the soft light and color tones are
very beautiful, I love more the warmer tones of the WS,
Excellent timing to have them all together and
shoot them in photo, with fine POV and appropriate
vertical framing, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-03 7:27]

Hallo Helmut,
Very nice photo of this butterfly in superb sharpness, details and beautiful soft colours. The other version in the WS is beautiful too. Good POV, composition and DOF.

Hello Helmut

Fantastic shallow focus all round the butterfly to make this sleeping beauty stand out vividly. Greta idea to present this time delayed scene to reveal the pace of nature when left to itself.


Hello Helmut,
An outstanding capture,excellent composition and PoV,beautiful saturation of colours and clarity.
Best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-07-03 12:14]

Lieber Helmut,
Sehr feines Bild dieses schönen Schmetterlings. Auch dasjenige in der WS ist sehr gefällig, fast hab ich es noch lieber mit seinen wärmeren Farben. Gute Bildgestaltung wie immer und Bildschärfe ist auch gut.
Herzlich grüsst

Ciao Helmut, great macro of fantastic sleeping butterfly, beautiful blurry BG, splendid light, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-07-03 13:48]

remarkably well composed and exposed a capture you've got her Helmut, ..it's tack sharp where it's necessary, .. the bg is superb, isolating perfectly bf .. great capture mate

regards, nuri :)

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2013-07-03 20:32]

Hello Helmut,

Excellent image and documentary into a butterfly's life. I've seen them asleep in autumn and as sunny day's suddenly turn cooler ... but always thought they'd choose a higher loft if they had their (bedding) druthers. Fine focus, excellent light, great detail and choice pov. Well done.


hallo Helmut
照的清希很美麗 有藝術氣息 構圖美麗 背景漂亮

Hi Helmut,

Beautiful image of the butterfly, it has that dreamy effect Well captured, your WS image also is very good...with extra guests....but this one classic.tfs

Wonderful capture..great macro.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-05 2:18]

Hi Helmut,
Gorgeous light and colours. Very good composition
and details with nice background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-22 3:48]

Hi Helmut
a very special composition that leads to a very creative hot. The colors are unique and the view is so different and excellent.
Very lively presentation.
Like it so much


Hy Helmut
Wonderful image, perfect details. This should go to my favorites!

Hi Helmut,
While the workshop photo is excellent in my opinion, this one's suffering a bit from cyan overcast and the overexposion on the bottom part. Why you chose this one as the main subject of the post instead of the great WS is beyond me. Everyone writes how excellent this image is - sorry, I cannot wear the blind mask.
Best regards, László

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