THE BEGINNING OF NEW GENERATION
a nice composition also with respect to the colours. Point of view and focus plane are jus rigth to achieve high sharpness of female and male.
Bet wishes, Peter
You reveal startling facts about the vampirish nature of this butterfly, Radomir.
The image of this mating pair is very sharp and crisp.
Great POV, colours and details.
Wonderful image; one of the best butterfly images I saw here.
Another great shot. Great pose and subject. Good DOF.
- manuel1982 (526)
- [2007-03-15 12:56]
exelent shot and sharp image
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-03-15 13:02]
Very nice Radomir,
Excellent capture & notes.
Very well done.
- irimi (266)
- [2007-03-15 13:02]
Excellent sharpness on both butterflies. I liked the composition and the color tones.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-03-15 13:40]
great shot of this pair. The colors and details are wonderful. Excellent POV with great sharp details. Very nice work on the composition and framing.
- GLEM (10)
- [2007-03-15 13:54]
excellente image dans un moment de grande intimité. Parfaite netteté et harmonie de teintes.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-03-15 14:16]
eh bien comme pour les mouches que j'ai publiés hier,un rayon de soleil et HOP un coup dans le pot!
excellent sur tous les points.
Super sharp capture of daplidice in cop. with excellent comp. and Bg.
This would be a very rare sight in Sweden!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- anel (40574)
- [2007-03-15 15:14]
You seem to feel spring .. Excellent picture of these fine coloured butterflies. Wonderful bright light, very well managed. The composition is great too.
Hello again, my friend
Indeed a splendid shot from you again and another very interesting and educational note.
The "Insect Kamasutra" series is really terrific...you should make a theme maybe ;)
Anyway, i really love the sharpness and clarity of your shot again, as well as the superb choice of DOF that enabled you to keep both of the butterflies and the flower they are on is full focus and also to blurr the BG just enough to isolate your subjects.
Beautiful composition, lovely colors and spot-on exposure, too.
Bravo and TFS
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-03-15 16:54]
Hi Ram, fantastic capture with lovely delicate colors, splendid composition, very well done, ciao Silvio
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-03-15 17:23]
Very nice pair of pontias! More than perfect pose, sharpness, lighting, composition and bg!
- yllen (641)
- [2007-03-15 21:08]
Excelente captura !!! Es una bellìsima macro con dos espectaculares mariposas muy raras y bellas. Muy buen punto de vista para presentar esta compo. ¡Genial!
Sinceras felicitaciones y un cordial saludo desder Argentina.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-03-16 4:43]
You have facilitated my task. I should not be post my photo of a butterfly of this species. Your picture is more better.
Composition of your shot is simply perfect. I like terrific lighting and sharpness of the butterflies and plant so much. I also like amazing BG. It is result of use compact camera and large aperture. Using DSLR to get such result is more difficult. BRAVO. Superb job and great skillfulness. My best wishes and TFS.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-03-16 7:53]
Excellent close up.POV,moment you caught,exposure,clear details,BG,harmonious colors and composition are wonderful.
What a fantastic read! The photo itself is great, too, showing them mating with perfect exposure and sharpness. Very well done. Regards,
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-03-17 18:44]
Preciosa la composición, la luz y nitidez son excelentes, los detalles son extraordinarios. Saludos
Swietne swiatlo, dobry detal, ladnie plastycznie pokazana powierzchnia skrzydel. Notka tez fajnie, choc nie wiem czy nie za bardzo "odjechana" od tematyki zdjecia :-)
- snowfalken (1788)
- [2007-03-19 9:42]
First of all I must say that I really enjoyed the note! Very interesting! Also the picture is very appealing to the eye! Here's my two points worth opinion and my congratulations for this outstanding work of art:
Although the whole foreground is grouped around the center of the frame, I find your composition very good and I'll explain why. If you take the butterflies separately they are positioned slightly left from center. Including the plant in the frame you balanced the butterflies very well and avoided placing them in the center. I appreciate the good POV. Presenting the butterflies from a side view is the best way to show what's going on in your picture. It also offers the advantage of being perpendicular on the optical axis of your lens, thus minimizing the risk that some parts of the subject appear OOF if the DOF was shallow. This is also the reason why I would have opened up the aperture a bit to get a more OOF background. This doesn't mean that the subjects are not properly isolated, it's just my preference for a softer background. However, a consequence of this fact and a very cool thing is, both feelers on both butterflies are in focus. With my lens, this is very difficult to achieve!
The reduced color palette creates a nice visual effect. The rich color tones in the foreground are also found in the background and this leads to a more harmonious result. It is obvious how well these guys camouflage in the grass. The natural looking colors are well saturated and show how well they adapted for living on these plant species.
I love the stronger contrast in the foreground since this helps drawing attention on the butterflies! Having the same color tones in fore- and background requires something to help isolating the subject. You achieved this via a great distribution of contrast within your picture.
I don't think exposure was an issue here since the dynamic range was not extremely wide. However, you achieved a correct exposure with no white areas being OE and with clearly visible details in the shadows. Very well done here!
There is no doubt you have focused with accuracy on the butterflies. The extremely sharp and well rendered details stand proof for that.
Overall an excellent shot with extremely interesting and useful notes. Thank you for sharing!
With Friendly Regards,
Great picture of these couple.
Great sharpness, position, background, lighting and color.
- ArjunaVision (174)
- [2007-05-10 11:13]
Very well done. Beautifull POV, colours and sharpness.
If I may... 1 photographers note:
DOF is a combination of Diaphragm and Focal-length. Using a low F/number (a big diaphragm) will result in a blurry background. When using a focal-length of about 100mm it will give you a perfect DOF. Trying to keep your F/number below the 6 is a good startingpoint. Your lens will do the rest!
Hope my hint is usefull to you and again: Very nice picture.
Oh... and I learned from your information.
- Servane (1138)
- [2007-09-12 3:30]
This one is more..."romantic"...!
Excellent capture,i like the composition a lot
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2007-10-02 5:56]
very nice macro with good
sharpness and fine pov
the exposure and the composition
is also well done
What a great shot!! And great idea to put all those matings together!!
I don't know how to create a Theme-page.
Thank you very much for sharing.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-02-17 1:47]
A beautiful capture of these two beautiful butterflies matting. Very good composition and excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-06-19 16:14]
Hi Rado,this is a great beauty! You was lucky to found a situation like that and a great photographer to take that so perfectly,excellent shot under all therms of valutation,my best compliments,Luciano
- liziafa (1231)
- [2008-08-25 9:18]
Choć to mało fachowe stwierdzenie to wyraża moje pierwsze wrażenie. Doskonałe makro!!! Technika na bardzo wysokim poziomie!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-09-09 0:37]
Hi MF Radek,
A crystal clear image of this mating pair of a beautifully paterned and coloured Pontia species from lateral POV.
A professional shot in all around indeed.
TFS and greetings from rainy Izmir!