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Icarus on Clover

Icarus on Clover
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 200, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-30 14:43
Viewed: 3694
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polyommatus icarus, Common Blue, on clover flower in Piedmont, Italy. A picture from last summer. The last few months have been very busy for me with no time to post to TN and no new material. However, I managed to get some time today to play with this image of a Common Blue from Italy last summer. I hope you like it.

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Congratulations on your beautiful picture. I loved the background colors and framed. Thanks for sharing with us ... I'll see you around here ...

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-30 20:59]

Hello Alan,
Very nice this macro. Excellent colors and details. A great composition, congratulations.
Have a nice day,

Hi Alan
A good shot with a well chosen DOF to keep the detail of the insect and clover flower in focus, yet retain a blurred background. Good natural colours too.
Kind Regards

Ciao Alan, lovely little butterfly from Italy, fine details, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Alan

Good shot of this common blue. Great composition on the clover, demonstrates how small they are. Great sharpness, details, DOF and POV.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-01 6:15]

good to see your image after long time, good one in fine lighting, fine species on the flowers. tfs.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-01 8:33]

What a great common blue!
Wonderful details and colors.
Congratulation for this masterpiece!

Hi Alan,
It must be said that the focus in this photo is perfect!.
Good work, full of details in the butterfly, very interesting how you can appreciate its texture and color.
Greetings, thanks for sharing!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-01 12:15]

Hello Alan.
Excellent macro shot and beautiful composition with this lovely butterfly and flower.
Great point of view, focus, sharpness, light and colors.Best rergards Siggi

Hello Alan,
Nice, well composed picture. Thanks and TFS


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