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A Happy New Year 2007 !

A Happy New Year 2007 !
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-31 5:38
Viewed: 4397
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I wish you all a Happy New Year 2007!
May all you wishes come true.
Go outside with a smile, look at all the beautiful things around, the birds, the flowers, the insects -
here I am - this year will be the best year ever!!!

Today I decided to show you this pretty butterfly enjoying the sweet nectar of the flower. Sorry, I don't know the ID but I hope you will enjoy this moment.

All the best for you all, Happy New Year!

nainnain, RAP, vanderschelden, marmottelolo, mikou, Alex99, scottevers7, marhowie, wkshelton, extramundi, Pentaxfriend, jeanpaul, HaBeMa, Silvio2006, SelenE, fyapici, peter_stoeckl, dew77, Juyona, SkyF, greenpinkorange has marked this note useful
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superbe composition, bonnes couleurs et excellents détails
amitiès, bonne année 2007 et merci du partage

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-31 5:54]

Una exquisita macro Sabine para despedir el 2006 y recibir el 2007 con todo.
Gran agudeza, el punto de vista ideal con las bellas gotas y sus reflejos y un montón de detalles disponibles.
La profundidad ha creado un perfecto fondo suave y contrastante gracias también a la apropiada iluminación incluyendo el uso del flash.
Feliz noche vieja y un GRAN 2007!
RAP ;~)

An exquisite macro Sabine to say goodbye to 2006 and to receive 2007 with everything.
Great sharpness, the ideal point of view with the beautiful drops and their reflections and a heap of available details.
The depth has also created a perfect background soft and contrasting due to the appropriate illumination including the use of flash.
Happy farewell and GREAT 2007!
RAP ;~)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-31 6:06]

Excellenet macro!
Bravo et félicitations pour la qualité d'image et les superbes couleurs.

Merci et bonne Année à vous et vos proche.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-31 6:07]

Hi Sabine,
Like a painting! Wonderful image for entering with good foot in the next year! Wondeful colors, details and composition.
The best for you!
Tfs, José M.

Hello Sabine,
What a great way to celebrate this New Year; this picture is amazing. This is a great macro very detailed and colorful. Everything is perfect here, a great post as always! Happy New Year to you too and I agree, this will be the better year ever ;) Thanks,

Colorful image..
Good compo and sharpness, Sabine.
Gluckliches neues jahr


bonjour sabine
eh bien cela ne change pas!toujours aussi parfait.avec en prime les gouttelettes d'eau.
bravo et bonne année 2007.

Hi Sabine,
the colours are very nice and it's a good POV.
The small water-bubble is anice bonus. I'm still wondering why 800ISO fro macros especially with a flash.
Well done, my friend.

I wish you a "Glückliches Neues Jahr"

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-31 7:47]

Hi Sabine.
This is splendid detail hereof "imbiling " butterfly.Great moment!Amazing work master!TFS
Best wishes and very much successful next year 2007.
Best regards Milos


Brilliant macro. Excellent details. Fabtastic point of view. Do not know what those drops are.


Happy New Year to you & family

Murali Santhanam

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-31 9:00]

Hi Sabine.
Amazing colourful extremely close-up macro shot. Thank your for all your nice pictures and comments. Happy New Year to you.

Excellent composition and POV, beautiful colours and outstanding details. DOF is perfect too as well as nicely coloured and blurred BG. BRAVO and see you in 2007.

hi sabine,
excellent macro shot,
well composed with fine pov,
lovely colours,
tfs & regards,

wish you a very happy new year 2007

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-12-31 9:40]

Hi Sabine

Very nice in-your-face macro of this unnamed butterfly. How does the saying goes, “A rose by any name is still a rose”, so I presume that a butterfly with no name is still a butterfly. Thanks for your lovely New Years wishes and may it all return tenfold to you and Wishnu and all your other loved ones.

I like your composition and very interesting POV. The DOF is just amazing and it paid dividends with super details. I just wish I could figure out what the reflections are that can be seen in the drops of nectar. The colours are rich, the BG is wonderful, and the exposure was absolutely spot-on.

Well done and TFS.

Hallo Sabine,
hier hast Du aber den Blue Morpho voll erwischt. Ich erkenne ihn an den roten Streifen an der Seite und der bräunlichen Färbung seiner Schuppen. Sehr gutes Supermakro - sehr gute Schärfe, Tiefenschärfe und sehr schöne Farben. Als I-Tüpfelchen hat er noch 2 Wassertropfen auf und unter dem Rüssel. Danke Dir für dieses sehr schöne Foto. Ich wünsche Dir und Stephan einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr.
Lieben Gruss aus Ostwestfalen

Hi Sabine,
A superb macro! I love the tight cropping and composition of this shot. Beautiful color saturation and sharp detail. You fill flash exposure did a great job.
Happy New Year,

Hello Sabine.
Excellent extreme closeup with very good color and use of flash to fill. Sharp and detailed, great DOF, comp, and POV..
I find the nectar droplets add very good interest as well. It looks almost like it has too much to drink...not a good thing when you have to drink & fly :}}
Happy New Years!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-31 10:42]

Hallo Sabine,
Herzlichen Dank für Deine Wünsche. Das Bild dazu ist hervorragend. Alle Details, bis ins kleinste..der Nektartropfen auf dem Rüssel, jedes Häarchen, unwahrscheinlich. Bravo.
Liebe Grüsse und viel Glück im Neuen Jahr

Hello Wishnu,

Excllent work, Great colors Bg POV excllent Macro with colors that truly amazing nice work

TFS kyle

Wow, all the shot is a beautiful close up and has great details, but to get so much detail in such a tiny drop is amazing. Beautifully captured and also presented, wish you much more captures like this one for 2007 :)
Regards and happy new year.

Hi Sabine,

this is an Excellent close-up
it looks like a Bleu morpho(morpho paleides)to me
Sharpness, details, colours,POV and DOF are PERFECT
lovely composition

TFS and Happy NEW YEAR

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-31 12:53]

Wonderful image, stunning details especially in the water drops. Great POV and colours.

All the best for 2007



Bonjour Sabine
Très belle prise de vue avec ce superbe macro,les couleurs douces, l'éclairage, les détails et la composition sont parfaits et le BG est très joli.
superbe ce papillon et c'estfacinant de voir la goute de nectar sur sa trompe. Bonne année 2007
Bravo et merci....JP

Hello Sabine,

A great colourful macro to bid 2006 farewell...


Pablo -


Hi Wishnugaruda;Happy New Year to all.....

Hi Wishnu, wonderful macro of this butterfly, splendid details, great sharpness, beautifulcolors, very well done, I wish a splendid 2007 for you. Ciao Silvio

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-01 5:59]

Hello Sabine!

It is obvious that in your last post in 2006 we can spot water drop :-) Superb macro my friend! So colorfull, detailed and with very good POV. I don't know what is better - butterfly, flower or drop :-)

Happy New Year!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-01 7:32]

Hello Sabine,
The colors and the composition is very nice, the waterdrops are beautiful. TFS
Happy New Year!

Hola Sabine,
Espectacular macro de gran definición y mucho detalle. Feliz año nuevo y que se cumplan tus deseos

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-03 4:34]

Hi Sabine

Another fantastic macro work from you!
The level of magnification here is most impressive and the fact that it remains sooo sharp just makes me more anctious for my new SLR and macro lens (but i stil have to wait at least until april :(( )
Anyway, your shot is wonderful, with an excellent management of the light, charming colors and a great DOF.

Cheers and Happy 2007

Hallo Sabine,
Vielen Danke für alles und ich wünsche alles Gute für Dich in Jahr 2007. Grüsse aus der Türkei.

a great macro, a great posting, like your all pictures.


Hallo Sabine,
höchst eindrucksvoll, geradezu monumental in Szene gesetzter Genußrüssler!
Überwältigende Details, starke und dennoch harmonisch pastellig wirkende Farben, dynamischer Bildaufbau.
Danke für Deine so lebensfrohen Neujahrsgrüße.
Auch Dir ein glückliches Neues Jahr!
Mit herzlichen Grüßen,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-06 16:56]

Hello Sabine,
It's a magnificent close up.POV,clear details,sharpness,vivid colors and composition are wonderful.Excellent workk.Have a great weekend!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-06 17:16]

Gracias Sabine por tus buenos deseos para este nuevo año, magnífica macro y bellos detalles, saludos y buen año.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-07 10:33]

Hallo Sabine,
ein gseundes Neues jahr auch an Dich und Deine Familie.
Das ist ein herrliches macro, toe Schaerfe sitzt perfect. Habe sowas aehnliches gestern im Schmetterlingshaus versucht aber so gut ist mir das nicht gelungen.
Gruss.. und nimm dir Zeit fuer die schoenen Sachen im Leben ;-).

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-01-27 17:13]

Spät kommt sie aber sie kommt! Wünsche Dir und deiner Familie auch ein gesundes und erfolgreiches neues Jahr und allzeit Gut Licht!
Das ist ja eine hammerstarke Aufnahme! Klasse in Szene gesetzt.
Lieben Gruß Rose

OMG! Sometimes pretty things become ugly at closeup! Heard of the phrase "good from far, far from good"?
lol... these butterflies become monsterous when up close yet nature is an amazing thing!

Great details and love the droplets and colors on this one! Great job!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-21 4:13]

Hi Sabine,
sorry that Im not yet in TN 2007. Such an excellent clarity and beautiful shot of the flower and butterfly. superbs close-up giving a great details and beuaty. Really excellent, the patterns and colours.


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