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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: 2007-05-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, 100 macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-26 3:01
Viewed: 3405
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Map (Araschnia levana). I found this butterfly in a forrest track is the Biebrza region. This is the spring (first) generation. There has already been a lot of documentation about this species here on TN, so I decided to skip that part. The patterns on the underparts show very well the origin of it's name.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-26 3:07]

Hello Jacob,
Beautiful close up.Nicely exposed and composed.Blurred BG,colors,details and framing are also wonderful.

Hello Jacob!
As I see to had oportunity to meet many different species in Poland, from Amphibians to dragonflies and butterflies. And it is really nice to see them now at TN :>
Very nice title for this presentation. Wings of this species really look like a map, with some "roads", "fields", ect. ;>
I like a lot composition of this photo and BG.
TFS and hope to see some other "Polish" creaures soon.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-26 4:18]

Hello Jacob,
Very fine capture of the underside of the Map butterfly. I like its upright pose and details are very sharp and colours natural.
Very beautiful composition and a nice soft background colour.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Jacob,
Very good photo. No nitpicking opportunities:-)
Especially the sharp Map and its standard are well displayed through for example the overall sharpness. Beautiful DOF, generating this greenish blurred background.
Well done

Great shot, Bufo.

Hi Jacob,
Nice timing to catch the beautiful profile of this Map. Pattern on the wings are clearly registered and well appreciated. Great pov and composition. TFS this fine photo.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-26 5:25]

Hello Jacob,
That's a most beautiful picture, Jacob. Very pleasant composition, very fine and subtle colours, interesting subject. I really would like to see once this butterfly too.
Have a nice day

Good composition Jacob
Great sharpness and DOF
Good contrasting background


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-26 11:33]

Hi Jacob

Beautiful macro - the BG is great and really brings out the butterfly. The POV is also great.


Hi Jacob, wonderful butterfly with splendid details, great compositoion, very well done, ciao Silvio

bonjour jacob
c'est dommage que la fleur ne soit plus jaune,mais cela n'enleve rien a la beuté et la netteté du papillon.bon POV et DOF.
le BG est neutre et place bien le sujet en evidence.

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