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"is it cold up there?"

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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, 100 macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 7:48
Viewed: 2965
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Large skipper (Ochlodes faunus) or also called (Ochlodes sylvanus) occured in great numbers in the nature reserve of the Mariapeel.
It was the kind of weather that every 5 minutes a drizzle started and in between clear blue skies. This provided ideal conditions. The butterflies, still wet from the just ended rain, stayed on the flowers to soak up the sun and collecting honey. For this picture I went into the wet vegetation to get a different point of view.

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  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-21 7:49]

Hi Jacob,
a great shot.
Sharp and well composed.
Brilliant POV.
Well done,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-21 8:33]

Hi Jacob,
I liked your POV a lot. Sharpness,colors, composition and exposure handling is very good. Well done and TFS

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-21 9:00]

Hi Jacob,
Outstanding shot of this Skipper with its probiscis out sucking. Immaculate sharpness and fine focus. I like your POV to capture it head-on with the clear blue sky as BG. It gives a tremendous effect. I have a few shots with the same POV but not as good. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Jacob
What a wonderful moment to shoot,
Great details,compo and BG,
Fantastic colors and DOF,Superb shot,friend.


excellent POV and composition, very good shot, well done, fine details, beautiful, thumb up !

Hallo Jacob,
Dergelijk weer...hou ik ook van voor kleurenfotografie.
Ziet er echt vervaarlijk uit met zijn 'zweep'.

Thanks for your kind critique on my recent picture, Jacob.
You have adopted an innovative point of view to capture this Skipper perched atop the flowers, which must not be very high.
The focus on the front portion of the insect is quite sharp with fine details.
TFS and regards.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-21 13:04]

Hi Jacob.
I am impressed with your impressive POV and quality of the shot. Sharpness is razor, DOF is amazing, colours and exposure are perfect. Composition is very nice as well as the cropping. Bravo and best regards. Superb done.

Hallo Jacob,

Je hebt er wel weer een mooi plaatje van gemaakt. Een schitterende close up. Wat een details. Kleuren zijn zoals ze horen te zijn. Achtergrond en POV zijn perfect. Klasse. Prettige dag en de groeten Bob

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-22 5:54]

Hello Jacob,
I really like the unusual POV and I'm amazed at how long the proboscis looks here!! Impressive sharp details and fine colours in beautiful light. Very nicely composed too!TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-06-22 11:44]

Hello Jacob,
you did a good job here, excellent composition. The natural light comes from the side, making wings and flowers somewhat transparent. And the long galea is entirely in focus. My compliment Jacob
Best regards,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-06-22 14:18]

Given the POV this flower must be higher than 2 meters ;-)
Lovely compo, but maybe you should have cut the flower just a bit further down.
Great anyway

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