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°Papilio machaon°°

°Papilio machaon°°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-09 6:16
Viewed: 1920
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Papilionidae Papilioninae Papilionini
Papilio machaon Linnaeus, 1758

my mood today for Joe Cocker - Hitchcock Railway - 1969

Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/30 sec
F-Stop: f/14.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-04-07 11:51
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 261 kb

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To Merlin: cropflashpoint 2 04-10 16:35
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Hi Sergio,

A real masterpiece. carat, cut, clarity is unmatched. higher f-stop has rendered full body equally crisp, yet the BG is lovely.


Ciao Sergio, sempre uno wspettacolo il macaone, bei colori brillanti e ottima nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio

hi Sergio,
such a splendid capture of this tailed beauty! tailed butterflies are my weakness. and this yellow one is absolutely unseen to me. excellent capture with all its details... good exposure and angle. good composition.
just awesome!

...Niente da dire: un Macaone appena sfarfallato fa sempre una grande figura!! definizione perfetta, con il suo blu che sembra "sparato" da un aerografo!!Bravo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-09 14:49]

Qui mi tolgo il cappello,e visto che non ce l'ho potrei anche strapparmi i capelli,ma sono troppo corti e quindi non mi resta che farti un mega applauso,la foto e' straotosferica ma soprattutto un vero colpo di fortuna e di pazienza,nell'ultima uscita ci ho perso un'ora per cercare di farne una simile ma in quel periodo,oltre al macaone,sono volate anche un sacco di bestemmie..ehehe.10 e lode,buon Martedi',Luciano


Excellent pic you have here once again! The tight composition, sharpness, lighting, colour, DOF, BG and detail of the image are all very well done.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-10 3:26]

Bonjour Sergio,
Une image magnifique de la reine des papillons d'Europe. Un cadrage bien choisi et une bonne netteté aussi.
Bonne journée

Ciao Sergio. Poco da dire..... Favolosa!


Hi, Sergio
Another lovely butterfly portrait, achieved by using your tripod to achieve a smaller aperture by trading for a lower shutter speed. Finely controlled DOF has kept the butterfly and its perch sharp, while producing a nicely smooth background. The only negative for me is that it is very tightly cropped - maybe a little too much for my taste - but that is a minor point.
Best wishes, Nigel.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-04-10 10:37]

Excellent Sergio! Muy bonita y con una silueta genial. Congratulation.

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