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Good Vanlentine Day

Good Vanlentine Day
Photo Information
Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6693 W: 90 N: 16811] (102071)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-27
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-14 2:54
Viewed: 2456
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dovrebbe essere Maniola jurtina, attendo conferma e buon San Valentino
Grazie Ivan
Coenonympha pamphilus
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-14 3:28]

Hi Silvio.
We are near with each other. It is wonderful. I love your small cute fluffy butterfly. Its clothes and colouration are amazing. And details/sharpness of the butterfly image are exceptional. Well done and kind wishes.

Hi Silvio,

neighbour of the day, you also a great Valentine.
nice picture of this butterfly with good pov and dof.
Beautiful colours.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-14 3:52]

Hello Silvio
Wonderful colors and great details. Good BG too.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-14 3:58]

Hello Silvio,
Happy Vanlentine Day to you too,
this is outstanding clarity and colours, excellent macro and the flowers are also very good. great shot.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Silvio! Perfect work. Ideal sharpness. Very good macro. Nice colours. Nice delicate light and bright. Good frame. Well done!

Hi Silvio,

Excellent detail and bokeh!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-14 6:13]

Hello Silvio,
A fine sharp capture against a great neutral BG of Coenonympha pamphilus in a fine composition on the flower buds.
Well done, thanks and best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-14 6:28]

fine capture, i liked the colors of flower against beautiful neutral background which are helping the butterfly to stand out, whose textured wings are attractive. tfs.

hello silvio,
happy valentines day, this is a fine capture like your macro shots posted here, the bg looks so smooth and the image is very sharp with good details, liked the framing too,
tfs & regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-14 8:43]

Ciao Silvio,
Magnificent capture and lovely dedication for Valentines Day.It's tack sharp image.I liked colors,BG,exposure,lighting and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-14 8:51]

Hi Silvio. This is a fine close up of the Blue Butterfly which you have taken with fine detail and sharp focusing. warm colours and a good POV/dof. well done TFS.

nice close up, TFS Ori

Hi Silvio,

This beautiful micro, nice compo,good detail sharpness and plaseant colour.Superb depth and nice soft green BG.TFS and have a nice weekend.


Hi Silvio,
Good details, it's a nice looking skipper & I like the POV/comp.
Great shot & Happy Valentines Day to you,

hello Silvio
beautiful colours
great details
good composition
greeting lou

Ciao amico Silvio,
A great macro capture of this pretty butterfly in a wonderful composition.
TFS and Happy Valentine's Day to you too!


Hello Silvio
you have set this gloriously sharp butterfly against a very suitable background..No easy task.
All the Best

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-14 12:26]

Hi Silvio,

Happy Valentine's Day to you too! A beautiful choice for today's post. The butterfly is wonderful and looks so soft and fuzzy. The colors and textures are magnificent. Lovely pose on the pretty flower. As always, a fine background and composition.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-02-14 13:07]

Ciao Silvio,
a superb shot of this butterfly.
Great parallel POV.
Excellent DOF.

Well done,

I did a workshop and was hoping for another today..maybe later but not on yours...yours is much too good as it stands. Very nice addition for you Silvio!

ciao Silvio ,
splendid capture with perfect sharp and very fine details , good DOF and wonderful colours ,
great POV ,
well done !

hello Silvio

WOW ! what a superb 3D effect macro photography,
superb focus on the subject(s), great sharpness and details,
a wonderful all blurred background, TFS


ciao Silvio
another great butterfly shot from your archive,
the main subject and the flower are very well detailed
superb colors and BG
Have a great Sunday

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6573 W: 89 N: 15656] (65473)
  • [2009-02-14 17:44]

Ciao Silvietto,ammazza che dettagli sui peli blu! E l'occhio? Una meglio dell'altra! Mi ha fatto venire in mente la gaffe in cui ero caduto anche io quest'estate quando l'avevo postata come Maniola baby..ehehe...buona Domenica...accidenti sono quasi le 3 di notte,sono proprio matto,vado a dormire ;-)

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-14 23:24]

Hello Silvio,

This is an impressive close-up of the butterfly. Due to the very good sharpness of the image excelent details of the butterfly can be seen. The texture of the wings is shown very well as well as the heary body and head.

Thank you for sharing,

Hi Silvio,
A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Silvio,
beautiful image with very nice butterfly! I like composition, vivid colours and sharpness.
Best regards, Leonid

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-15 12:05]

Hello Silvio !
What a lovely picture to celebrate this nice day ! I loveeverything on this picture - sharpness, details, colors, composition, POV, pose of the butterfly, blured BG... The purple flowe is beautiful too, and all in all it is a very pleasant picture. Very well done !

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-02-16 1:03]

A belated but Happy Valentine's Day to you too Silvio. This must be a really small one and the tuft of hairs stand out in excellent sharpness.
The flower bunch add more colour to the composition and green BG makes a fine contrast to the subject.Well done.
TFS & Cheers

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