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*First butterfly 2006*

*First butterfly 2006*
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hama sky 1A (LA+10) (IV) 58mm
Exposure: f/22, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-18 17:12
Viewed: 3827
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
And here it finally is - my first butterfly in 2006,
and the first one i am showing on TN! :-)

I was "hunting" flowers and bees in the garden when
this pretty and patient butterfly came along and
let me take some photos.
unfortunately it did not tell me its name, but
i will try to find out. :-)

wow, that was fast, thanks friends, so now we know it is a:

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris).

SkyF, Silke, marhowie, valy67, ddg, peter_stoeckl, soccer, wallhalla15, aido, jmp, firelord, Alex99, liziafa, manyee, hekcik, RAP has marked this note useful
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I think you succeeded in capturing the best one, with patiently work. Composition, 3D details, colour harmony are perfect. And finally superb shot. Well done. Congratulations. TFS.

(Vielleicht es kann nicht Deutsch sprechen. Haben Sie gefragen, dass es welche Fremde Sprache sprechen kann? :-))

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-18 17:45]

Hello Thorsten,
prima hast den eingefangen, haarscharf bis ins kleinste Details. Super perspektive man sieht so schoen wie er den Ruessel in die Bluete steckt. Tolle Farben und klasse Bildgestaltung.

Hi Thorsten!
Nice shot. I like the contrast of the flower and the background darkened by using small aperture. Both of these let the skipper stand out as the main subject. Too bad the green leaf is getting in the way, but it doesn't spoil the image, anyway. Congratulations,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-07-18 22:00]

Superb capture, Thorsten! Perfect sharp-as-a-tack details of a butterfly at dinner. YOu've presented us with a most attractive little creature. TFS

Hello Thorsten,
This is really wonderful picture of a skipper.
Sharp and crisp clear. Excellent composition and pov. TFS

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-19 2:25]

Bonjour Thorsten!

Cette macro est parfaite,les couleurs,la netteté et la composition.


Hi Thorsten !
I think this one is a Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) but I'm not sure at 100 % about it. Anyway, it is an excellent shot, with lots of beautiful details and beautiful colors. You have captured him at the perfect moment, while he is feeding on the flower. Very well done !

Hi Thorsten congratulation on this capture very clear, and nicely controled DOF just getting in the subject.TFS
I can comfirm the Ident as a Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) this is because the underside of the the antenae are pale, in the Essex Skipper they are dark.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-19 4:31]

Hello Thorsten, excellent macro-shot with a lot of details on the insect. Great contrast between BG and butterfly, I like that! Well composed too. Best reagrds, Didier.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-19 5:16]

Hi Thorsten,

A nice shot of this butterfly,think its a small or essex skipper,but I am not certainwell captured with great colors,


Great first butterfly, Thorsten.
You can be proud of it.

Hallo Thorsten,
sehr schön komponiertes Portrait des Braundickopffalters (Thymelicus sylvestris), sehr guter Detailwiedergabe, in herrlich kräftigen und dennoch zurückhaltend natürlichen Farben. Prima!
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

Excellent Thorsten!
You caught this skipper about as good as anyone could, very nice in ALL respects :)
Very well done..

Hello Thorsten, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF Perfect colors, great details, Very crisp. Your compostion, is really great excllent capture, TFS Kyle

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-07-19 11:02]


Excellent Lighting that shows the detail and sharpness of the pic well. The dark BG, Composition and POV are also great. TFS, Sheriff

Hallo Thorsten,
sehr schönes Makro von diesen kleinen Dickkopffalter. Erklassiger POV, sehr gute Schärfe, Belichtung und Farben. Ein sehr schönes Makro zeigst Du uns hier. Danke Dir und wünsche Dir etwas Abkühlung. ;-))

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-19 13:46]
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Hi Thor,
A fine shot for your first of 2006. I'm getting good at this as I thought it was a Skipper and reading the critiques confirms that :-)

Excellent detail and great colours. Nice composition, I like the simplicity of just 3 elements against the black BG, it works very well and the splash of green in the BG adds a good contrast. The simple white frame is the perfect finishing touch. A beautiful image.

BTW I posted some Puffins for you :-)

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  • Active Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 113 W: 6 N: 19] (1231)
  • [2006-07-19 15:02]

and your first 'butterfly" post is beautifull !
well done

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-19 16:34]

Hi Thorsten
Great shot. Excellent colours, sharpnes, light, details, DOF and POV.
Well done mf


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-07-19 22:56]

Hi Thor,
Fantastic macro shot! Beautiful colours and very sharp details, excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-20 3:07]

Hi Thorsten,
A really good capture! Both the flower and the butterfly has a great color and details and stand out very well against the dark background. Good composition, dof and pov.
TFS, Josñé M.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-20 8:23]

Hi Thorsten.
Great macro shot, Thorsten.. You managed precisely to select DOF. Sharpness and details as a result are excellent. This picture is very colorful and pleasant for look. Composition is perfect. My best regards and TFS,

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-20 17:02]

Hi Thorsten,
Excellent Skipper close-up.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors,bg,frame and pose.TFS

Hi Thorsten.
it's a nice Skipper you have captured.
The colours, POV and details are good.
The Skipper is well seen from the BG.
Well done.

Beautiful capture Thorsten! The closeup is incredibly good, both colors and details turned out nice. :)

Salut Thorsten
Great shot here. I like the way you have achieved a dark background. The details on the flower and the skipper are fabulous. Colours and composition are great. Well done!

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-07-23 6:52]

Privet Thorsten.
Yellow on yellow, beautiful color scale, excellent quality. Good work.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-23 11:52]

This is a lovely picture. The details on the butterfly are lovely. Beautiful composition and POV. Really lovely.



Hi Thorsten,
Very good shot.
Very nice sharp and colors.
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-24 2:55]

Hello Thorsten,
Congratulations on your first butterfly.
It is beautifully captured, with razor sharp details and spot-on exposure.
Gorgeous colors and light. Composition is very pleasing with the clean dark BG and the stunning yellow flower. I like the flower as much as the butterfly.
TFS. : )

Hi Thorsten,

Excellent close-up.
Very good colors, details and light.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-23 16:14]

Una hermosa composición Thorsten, con un fondo limpio y contrastante que realza aun más la silueta de la mariposa y la flor.
Excelente nitidez, DOF y POV, así como colores vívidos pero naturales y un perfecto encuadre.
Felicitaciones y saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful composition Thorsten, with a clean and contrasting background that enhances even more the silhouette of the butterfly and the flower.
Excellent clearness, DOF and POV, as well vivid but natural colors and a perfect framing.
Congratulations and greetings... Ricardo

Hello Thor,
A good first butterfly shot in 2006!
I like the long tongue, details on insect, colors and compo.
Thanks for sharing my friend!

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