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Copyright: Marina Papantoni (omixlistilimni) (129)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-09
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-23 13:42
Viewed: 3007
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From the few times where I stood lucky I achieve him with open feathers.
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Hi Marina,
Very beautiful butterfly!
Nice colors and very good sharpness.
Excellent POV; the green background enhanced the first plan.
Well done!
Thanks for sharing!
My best regards!
Josť Roberto

Kalimera Marina,

Your pictures are getting better and better and your subjects become more and more beautiful and interesting. This time you captured a very beautiful species of butterfly. Its name is Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius)! It is one of the largest butterflies that live in Europe. Also one of my favorites.
You captured the butterfly in a very good pose to show the details on the upperwings. The composition can be improved if you simply don't place the subject in the middle of the picture. Place it closer to one corner and give him more space in front of it than behind it. Keep this in mind next time and your pictures will look perfect. The rule of thirds is a simple way to improve composition. You can find it here: RULE OF THIRDS
In spite of the difficult subject, you exposed it perfectly without blowing up the highlights. The details are great and I just love the textures in the wings! Keep doing the good work! I'm looking forward to seeing your next post!

With Friendly Regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-24 10:52]

Hi marina. A very good close up of the butterfly. good detail and colours.with sharp focusing. it has some nice markings which you have captured so well. a good POV/DOF. well done TFS

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-08-25 0:05]

A warm welcome to TN, Marina.
What a beauty that is.
The light on it is wonderful, and as you said,
you were able to capture it with its wings wide open.
Gorgeous markings and colors, and very sharp details.
Thank you for sharing. : )

Kalimera Marina!

Oraia i petalouda kai ta xromata tis fotografias sou! Alla den mou aresei to kadrarisma, etsi pou tin exeis topothetisei sti mesi. Kai sto kentro tis einai yperfotismeni.


Para poly kali
Panemorfa xrwmata

Nice colors and very good sharpness.

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