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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: 2007-05-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-05 8:57
Viewed: 4107
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello again,
after a warm and sunny period in April we have rain now - and nature is very happy about the water.
There was only about 5 % average rainfall than in April of the years before. I can't remember we ever had such a warm April before.

But the insects enjoyed the warm and sunny weather.
Look at this pretty tiny butterfly.
It's a Map butterfly (Araschnia levana) in German: Landkärtchen. One of the first (spring) generation.
The second generation has other colours, more darker.

The Map butterfly is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common throughout the lowlands of central and eastern Europe, and is expanding its range in western Europe.

Thanks for looking.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-05 9:01]

Hola Sabine,
bello disparo,
excelentes detalles,
un lujo esta preciosa mariposa llena de colores...
nitidez y pov.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-05 9:04]

Hallo Sabine,
euer Wetter ist ja wirklich unglaublich. Ein super Falter den du uns hier vorstellst, super sieht er aus in dieser gruenen Umgebung. Klasse Schaerfeverlauf und die farben sind einwandfrei.
Mein Kompliment.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-05-05 9:11]

Hi Wishnu...
long time no see...
beautiful and colourfull photo...
Good DOF, POV and sharpness as ever :)
Iliked the fine details in the butterfly wings, they're very good.

Hi Sabine and Stephan,
I wanted for many years picture a "Landkärtchen" myself, without success, the butterfly is quite nervous and small. But you succeeded well here. The eye is intriguing and so are of course the rich colours.
Thanks for presenting,
Have a nice weekend,

bonjour sabine
pas de probleme la qualité est toujours au rendez vous!
superbe sujet avec de beaux motifs et de belles couleurs la netteté est impeccable.

Bonjour Sabine
Une merveilleuse photo que ce Joli papillon. C'est une oeuvre d'art .Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.Très beau BG
Bravo et merci...JP

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-05 9:36]

Hi Sabine.
Amazing macro with perfect pose of this beautiful butterfly.This spring form I am yet "on live" haven't seen,perhaps this year.
Great sharpness,nice POV and beautiful colors.Well done,TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-05 10:03]

selam Sabine; excellent macro of this lovely b.fly, Nice point of view shows fine sharp details on main subject.Beautiful colors and very nice blurry BG.Well done
all the best

Hi Sabine,

This is a beautyfull BF
Excellent compo, POV, sharpness, details, colours and DOF
I hope you will show us the second generation also

TFS Thijs

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-05 10:28]

Hello Sabine,
Beutiful glorious mix of all tones of brown out here and doesnt it have a "foxy" looking face.

WOnderful composition.
TF & Cheers

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-05-05 10:35]

Des ailes comme une mosaïque, quelle merveille.
Bonne journée.

Landkärtchen is a nice name in German, Sabine. The patterns on the wings do look like a map.
Superb POV, amazingly sharp focus and brilliant colour scheme on the wings.
Thanks for sharing this lovely creation.

Hi Sabine, wonderful butterfly with splendid colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

I'm sorry about your dry weather. I think your missing rain found its way to Oregon. We have had more than our share it seems. What a pretty butterfly you have given us. When you say "tiny"... how tiny? I like to have a sense of the scale. It is a wonderful shot.

Evelynn : )

Hello Sabine!
Very nice portrait of butterfly! Beauty colours, nice DOF and POV.
Best greetings,

Sher schones Bilder..
ganz tolle Schmeterling:-)
L.G. Ella

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-05 14:51]

Hello Sabine,
It is not that easy to capture the underside of the map butterfly, usually because it is at the wrong angle before it flies away.
But you have managed very well with good sharpness, colour and composition.
Well done, this is a fine shot and thanks for sharing it!

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-05-05 16:02]

As a paint. Really great colors tones. Regards and thanks

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-05-05 16:35]

da hast du ja ein tolles model erwischt, sabine! :-) bei mir flattern die biester immer gleich weg.
wunderbares detailliertes macro - die zeichnung auf dem flügel und dessen farbe sind echt klasse.
superb job & weiterhin gute "jagd", thorsten.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-05 17:02]

Hi . What a close up. the ddetail and colour are spot on. Very good DOF with a nice POV. well done. TFS.

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-05-05 17:09]

Great sharpness Wishnu, nicely saturated colours, good DOF and composition.TFS

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2007-05-05 18:35]

Hello Sabine,
This must be the most beautiful Butterfly I have ever seen! I've never seen a Map Butterfly before. Great image too, nicely composed/cropped, good detail and beautiful colours. Perfect BG too, good work.

Hello Sabine,
Excellent macro picture of map butterfly. Markings on wings are clearly seen and colors are well saturated. Great pov and composition. Nice blurred background with 3 dimension effect.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-06 2:04]

Hello Sabine,
The markings and colors on this butterfly are so extraordinary.
What a great POV you took for this shot.
Great details and composition.
TFS. : )

Lovely lighting,bright colours.
I love the sharpness too. A thumbs up!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-06 4:10]

Hallo Sabine,
Schon lange möchte ich einmal ein Landkärtchen sehen. Scheinbar ist es in Deutschland mehr zu Hause. Dein Bild is hervorragen scharf, zeigt alle Details, man kann sich wohl vorstellen, warum es diesen Namen trägt. Herzlichen Dank und einen schönen Sonntag

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-06 4:25]

Hi Sabine,
Really classical shot and lovely colors. Great sharpness. wonderful TFS Ganesh

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2007-05-06 5:31]

Hello Sabine.
Very nice picture of this "landkaartje" (in dutch). Very nice colors and a nice POV.
Gr. Hans

hi sabine!
very beautiful shot of this beautiful butterfly, great colors and sharpness.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-06 6:57]

Hi Sabine

Weather can always be tricky, but i'm sure you would have enough superb shots to show us even if it rained another whole month :))
This is a gorgeous macro of this magnificent map butterfly.
The details and textures on its wings are terrific and very sharp here and the parallel POV with the lens gave you a great angle for all the lovely colors, too.
The DOF is very well chosen as well, blurring the BG nicely and therefore isolating the subject very well.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Wishnu
Excellent shot of this wonderful Butterfly,
Fantastic colors and details,
Great composition and DOF,Superb shot.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-05-08 3:03]

Hello Sabine,
This species is lovely, in France we call it "Carte géographique". I am jalous because I never see this butterfly in real ;-)
It is strange with this species, the 2 generations have different design on wings...
Congratulations and TFS.

Hi Sabine
Can't really detect my itineray in this is a Araschnia levana:-)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-10 13:48]

Hi Sabine.
I like your amazing of beauty and skillfulness picture. Both POV and DOF are selected precisely. Colours, their richness are fantastic. Sharpness of the butterfly and leaf are extremely sharp. Work with flash and exposure parameters are perfect. BG and butterfly are illuminated in the same time very well. My compliments and best regards.

Hallo Sabine,
erfrischend lebendige, detailreiche und farbenfrohe Wiedergabe des Frühlingslandkärtchens, sehr ansprechend präsentiert.
So wie dieser kleine Falter freuen auch wir uns uns über den kühlenden Mairegen nach der Dürre des April.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-26 7:36]

WOW! What a fantastic Map!!
Great sharpness, DOF, colors and exposure for a marvellous shot with a great point of view and composition!
Just gorgeous!
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Sabine and Stephan,
Beautiful capture of the map butterfly. I glanced at the photo and thought I might be seeing a stained glass window. Well composed image of this unusual species.

Warmer April is because of "global warming!".
The sharpness and the colors are amazing. i liked the composition of this picture also
Goutham R

This is a great capture Sabine,
I've been missing your images, it's nice to see them again.
The detail and colours you've captured are excellent.
Brilliant POV, DOF and sharpness.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Hopefully I will be having more free time in the coming months for TN & TL (just in time for summer!!!)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-03 4:43]

Hi Sabine,
Awesome shot of this beautiful Map butterfly. Stunning colours and textures with immaculate sharpness and fine focus. The green BG presents a soothing contrast and the subject stands out perfectly. Great POV and DOF. I like its regal pose too. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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