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Podalirio - To The Italian Friends 2.

Podalirio - To The Italian Friends 2.
Photo Information
Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/3.6
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hormon's dedications [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-20 5:58
Viewed: 4667
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all,

Iphiclides podalirius, my today model, is a very often photographed and shared butterfly on TN - see the collection here.

A year ago I dedicated my Red Admiral shot to my Italian friends, Maurizio (maurydv), Luciano (lousat) and Roberto (cobra112). Now I feel it's time to dedicate a photo, beside the above mentioned gentlemen, to my other Italian Friends also: Silvio (Silvio2006), Livio (livius), Sergio (flashpoint) and of course everyone else I was, am, will be in contact with from Italy. I miei amici Italiani, ciň č per voi!

Photo: same day, same conditions as this shot. PP: contrast, levels, shadows / highlights, slight cropping, framing, signing, re-sizing. I hope You'll like it (although I feel I'm quite inexperienced in butterfly photography).

Argus, PeterZ, horias, maurydv, anemone, marianas, xTauruSx, uleko, livius, JoseMiguel, eng55, Noisette, zulfu, roges, flashpoint, boreocypriensis, nasokoun, siggi, Dis. Ac., red45, Alex99, cobra112, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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hello Lazslo
very nice shot with good details and great sharpness
beautiful colours

greeting lou

Ciao Laszlo, thanks for this lovely dedication, great macro of fantastic butterfly with wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and splendid details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-20 6:26]
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Hello Lázló,
I was quite surprised to see a butterfly photo from you!
Not only is the I. podalirius a fine butterfly but made an excellent capture of it from a difficult but attractive rear POV that shows its magnificent wing tail. The DOF and sharpness against the OOF but busy natural BG made good use of you compact in a pleasing composition.
This fine photo makes an excellent tribute to our Italian friends and this beautiful S. European species is eminently suitable!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-20 6:31]

Indeed Laszlo, you are not the only one who have photographed this beauty. But this one is one of the best. Beautiful colours and good sharpness. Excellent POV and composition. Nice OOF BG and DOF.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-20 6:38]

Dear Laszlo
Congratulation for this wonderful dedication for ours great italians TN friends.
Great podalirius with beautiful details and colors.

Ciao Ladislao,
scrivo il mio commento in Italiano in omaggio alla tua bellissima dedica (parte 2^), d'altra parte l'Italiano, anche se poco diffuso e parlato in Europa, deriva direttamente dal Latino, al quale quasi tutte le lingue europee, comprese le anglosassoni, devono molti termini dal punto di vista etimologico. Questo splendido Podalirio parla la lingua universale della Natura e solo la miopia dell'Uomo puň mettere a rischio questo patrimonio. Ottima la definizione e meravigliosi i colori in una piacevole composizione dall'efficace prospettiva.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Laszlo,
Impressive photo of this Iphiclides. Colours, details and composition are excellent. Great dedication.
Best regards

Dear Laszla
Great butterfly for ours friend from Italy!
Very sharp details and colors.

Hello Laszlo,
Great close-up shot of this beauty with wonderful details, colours and nice composition. the DOF superb.
TFS and regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-20 9:28]

Hello Lazslo,
I love this Swallowtail that I've only seen once in Turkey. Fantastic shot, very sharp and in beautiful natural colours. Very nicely composed too!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Laszlo
ti ringrazio per la bellissima farfalla che ci hai voluto dedicare quest'oggi. Il Podalirio č veramente una delle piů belle che si possano incontrare in giro per i prati in gran parte d'Europa. In questa tua composizione č ritratto in tutta la sua bellezza con gran cura di colori e dettagli.

Hello Laszlo,
This might be a common butterfly in Europe but we never see anything like this in New Zealand. We have only one large butterfly,the Monarch.
A very good capture of this spectacular insect.

Hi Laszlo,
Beautiful capture of this stunning specimen!
I like and enjoy a lot the bright colours got on that wings.
A well balanced composition with proper settings to stand out the subject.
Congratulations and thanks for share it,

For all the saints friend Laszlo! This butterfly has been very well photographed. You should post photos of insects more often! The result is similar to a DSLR, but taken with your camera compact! very good work, really ineteresting.

This is an excellent gift for "The Power Italian Team of TN" ...

Quei ragazzi si sanno molto sulla fotografia! bravo!


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-20 22:57]

Hi Laszlo,
Very nice capture of this butterfly and lovely dedication to our italian friends.I liked POV,details,DOF and natural colors a lot.
Thanks for posting..

Hi Laszlo

Great shot of tih sbeautiful butterfly. Good composition and sharpness.


Hello Laszlo
what a wonderful shot of this splendid Swallowtail, it's a great dedication to our italien friends, the butterfly is very sharp, the colors and the lighting are just perfect, beautiful composition and POV
Have a good night

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-22 9:09]

Hello Laszlo, great macro shot of this beautiful butterfly with fine details and composition. Also wonderful dedication to Italian friends.
TFS and G's,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-22 9:59]

Hi Laszlo,
beautiful macro.
One I like and I managed to capture in Croatia. I like framing and playback the macro.
Have a nice weekend,

ciao Ladislao!
il gruppo di amici italiani ti e' molto grato per questa dedica....come dici,il podalirio e' una farfalla
molto fotografata su TN,ma devo dire che questa interpretazione e' davvero valida per dettagli e pov
grazie e complimenti sERGIO

Haha:) Baratom, i think today is Italian day! i also dedicated a lovely pair to our beloved friends today as a coincidence!
Your shot absolutely stunning! i especially like 3-D effect here. The POV and composition are also great!
TFS and have a nice night and WE MF!


hello Laszlo,
from fine POV a beautiful image and fine photo output, a good dedication!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-23 2:23]

Hi My Friend Laszlo,
a beautiful capture of this butterfly. i like its textures and colours very much. You have shown its nice details and you have included the beautiful flower too, to make it lively and natural.
Well composed shot.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-23 2:28]

Hello Laszlo,
lovely dedication to our italian friends.
Great depth of field and superb sharpness of the butterfly,very nice point of view. Beautiful natural colours and light.
Best regards Siggi

Bonjour Lazslo
Trčs belle composition. Belle luminosité et netteté. Les couleurs sont splendides.
Bonne journée et au revoir...JP

Hello Laszlo,

an good frontal close up from this butterfly with good pov.
Fine colours.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-01-23 9:07]

Hello Wladyslaw!

This is most colorfull fungus I've ever seen :-) And it can fly! And it is still on top on my 'to-do' list :-) Great picture of this Scarce Swallowtail with all its colours well visible. I'm jelaous :-)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-01-23 23:58]

Hi Laszio.
I like wonderful picture of the beautiful butterfly at absolutely natural surroundings. Diagonal composition of the shot is very pleasant and ration of sharpness – blurriness is also fine. My compliments and TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-26 15:38]

Hi Laszlo,i'm in delay but i was very busy in the last days...and i must to say thanks a lot for this great gift to italians people....and what a great gift,this podalirius is fantastic,i like a lot the perfect sharpness and the beautifuls colors...have a nice day and thanks for share my friend! Luciano

Ciao Lazlo. Many thanks! Honoured to receive this wonderful gift! Fantastic macro shopt in perspective by the right POV's choise. Excinting bright natural colours. Stunning details.


hello László

a beautiful butterfly photo, with a fine POV the butterfly
from the back, fine focus sharpness and details, i love
the way the background it is blurred by showing details,
in one word i love to see details of the blurred backgound,



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