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Glistening Jewel at my birthday ...

Glistening Jewel at my birthday ...
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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: 2007-04-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/22, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-09 4:46
Viewed: 4622
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I wish you Happy Easter and wonderful days together with your family.

I had a few hard working weeks and not much time for TN, sorry. Now I have some quiet days and it was my big wish to visit the butterfly-house in Bendorf-Sayn at my birthday.
Look at this green beauty - it made my day perfect ...

It's a Papilio palinurus.
Grüngestreifter Schwalbenschwanz
Emerald Peacock / Emerald Swallowtail
Distribution :
Myanmar, Thailand, Langkawi, Malaysia,
Sumatra, Borneo

I hope you like it and I'm happy for any words ...

jcoowanitwong, iris, Juyona, jmp, saeedabbasi, Pentaxfriend, SkyF, Alex99, pvb, Signal-Womb, JORAPAVI, wallhalla15, RAP, peter_stoeckl, touristdidi has marked this note useful
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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-04-09 4:54]

Hi Sabine,

A nice present you captured on your birthday,well captured with nice colors and details,well done and tfs


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-09 4:54]

Hi Sabine

A Beautiful capture of this wonderful Butterfly, very nicely composed with a great pose and POV, the colours are wonderful and are perfectly complimented by the green leaf and black BG.
Happy Easter

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Sabine,
A perfect picture for your birthday. Great pov and composition. The color tone is fantastic.

bonjour sabine
un grand retour avec ce papillon qui semble parsemé de mille paillettes.
superbe couleurs et bonne netteté.
comme chaque fois bravo.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2007-04-09 5:35]

Happy birthday Sabine! :) This is a wonderful capture. The colors are so beautiful and the green indeed looks like an emerald. Wonderful details and well composed. You also handled the hard light very well. Good work!


Hi Sabine,
A very Happy birthday to you. It a lovely shot of Emerald Peacock. Good details and colours. A truly well composed shot. HAd the oppertunity to see a Paris Peacock near my home one day. It had a different colour and pattern on the underside of its wings. Does this one has too?
Thank you for sharing this picture.
regards, Smitha.

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  • BG07 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 1] (48)
  • [2007-04-09 6:06]

Аз сам я виждал таз пеперуда и снимката е направена много хубаво. Светкавицата не е променила истинското блиаскане на крилата.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-04-09 6:06]

Hello Wishnu, Belated Happy B'day.
Apparently u had a wonderful day with your wishes granted and the bonus gettting to take a picture of this glistening butterfly.
It merges very well into the surrounding.Well saturated and color co-ordintaed, brilliant lighting.
Thank you for the effort and sharing

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-09 6:08]

Hola Sabine,
excelente macro,
originales colores y compo.
bien pov.
saludos y buena semana.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-09 6:10]

Hi Sabine,
A wonderful self-gift for your birthday and for all of us. A beautiful play of green/black colours.
TFS, José M.

Hi again Wishnu ,
great details with vivid colours.
well composed, it is brilliant shot.
thanks and regards
best wishes

Hi Sabine,

Happy birthday
Great shot of this Palinurus
excellent details and colours
lovely pose

TFS Thijs

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-09 8:28]

Hallo Sabine,
Frohe Ostern und alles Gute zum Geburtstag.
Da glitzert es aber auch wirklich sehr schoen.
Super Aufnahme, Schaerfe, Farben und die Gestaltung sind einwandfrei.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-09 8:53]

Hi Sabine and nice to see a post from you again :)

Thank you for the greeting and i wish you the same in return :)
This is a splendid macro shot and the details and textures on the butterfly are terrific.
I'm guessing the artificial light created this effect on the colors (slightly strage), but it also makes it more interesting...unique :)
Excellent POV and timing, great DOF and nice composition.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Sabine,
My heart wishes to you on your birthday. Amazing gift for this event for you and for all of us. Stunning picture. Beautifulness of this butterfly and quality of its reproduction are perfect. Lighting and darken BG are excellent and highlights the beauty of the insect perfectly. Refined art work. My congratulations and BRAVO.

Hi sabine,

Belated wishes from my end. A perfect gift you have captured on ur an important day of ur life. Picture perfect is what this is.Thanks for sharing this gift with us.


Hello Sabine,
Happy Birthday to you!
And what a beauty for celebration... A wonderful butterfly capture, with remarkable colours and details!
Pablo -

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-10 13:57]
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Hi Sabine

Every lady should have some precious jewels on their birthday and this is a stunning example. Wonderful light and amazing colours. The green leaf and dark BG compliment the butterfly beautifully



Brillant macro Wishnu, excellent details and exposure. Its a beauty, I remember chasing this species around the butterfly house last year before stealing the shot. I would say this image looks even better, Very well done.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-04-11 4:21]
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Congrats on your birthday Sabine.
This is very nice present. Very good use of flash.
Good sharpness, focus and details. Good composition, pov and the colours are amazing.
TFS Paula

Hola Wishnu,
Bonita y curiosa toma, es la primera vez que la veo, buena nitidez con sus texturas, gracias por compartirla. Saludos
José Ramón

Hallo Sabine,
tolles Portrait vom Emerald. Ich habe übrigens eine ähnliche Art vom Neonfalter entdeckt - gleiche Zeichnung nur kein "Glitzer". -
Tadellose Schärfe, Tiefenschärfe und sehr gut ausgeleuchtet. (bei mir habe ich immer sehr harte Schlagschatten)
Danke für diesen sehr schönen Schwalbenschwanz.
- so jetzt bin ich weiter nach Dortmund und danach möchte ich in den Wildwald Vosswinkel Dachse fotografieren -

hallo sabine & viele (leider verspätete) glückwünsche zum burzeltag! :-)
was kann es schöneres geben, als den tag in einem schmetterlingshaus zu verbringen?
...uns diesen tollen leuchtend-metallisch grünen flatternden
edelstein zu präsentieren vielleicht. klasse macro!
terrific job & alles gute, thorsten.

Sorry to be that late to wish you a Happy Birthday, Sabine! I have been a little busier too and didn't see this picture before now... This is a work of art! This lighting looks like coming from a movie; this is perfect! Colors and details stand out so brightly. This is another breath taking one!

TFS this beauty and have a great new year, Wishnu Garuda! (this name is so though to write for a dyslectic person like me… and so is the word “dyslectic” ;:-))

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-04-14 11:50]

Atractiva mariposa Sabine muy bien retratada, con intensidad, claridad y agudeza.
El punto de vista captado permite observar buenos detalles de la misma con buen contraste sobre el segundo plano oscuro.
Saludos desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Attractive butterfly Sabine very well depicted, with intensity, clarity and sharpness.
The captured point of view allows to observe good details of the same with good contrast on the dark background.
Greetings from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Hallo Sabine,
prächtiges Geburtstagsgeschenk in tropischer Farbenpracht - ich gratuliere Dir zu diesem delikat präsentierten Juwel vor mystischem Dunkel im gleißenden Licht - und zu Deinem Geburtstag! Alles Gute - auf viele weitere erfolgreiche Jagden nach den Schönheiten dieser Welt.
Liebe Grüße,

Hola a los dos.
Muy buena toma de esa bella mariposa.La primera vez que veo esa mariposa.Tiene un colors precioso.Un saludo.

Very, very beautiful!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-11-23 21:22]

Hello Wishnu,
this is an exciting butterfly shot. the wings and its colours are glowing and sparkling.
Excellent lighting and composition.
Very pleasant and superbs clarity making it so special looking.


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