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James Brown
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best of Canon 400D [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-06 9:30
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
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Picture from todays trip to Botanic Garden. I don't know ID of this butterfly but I'm surprised how beautifull are different shades of brown colours on its wings. It wasn't easy prey to shot - it sat in shady area between trees with only short periods of sun light when wind moved leaves. Oh yes - wind - try to take long focal lenght macro of something sitting at top of grass during strong wind. Good luck :-) But seriously, I'm quite happy with this image. At least it isn't D-Fly :-)

By the way - I tried to connect my Raynox and Sigma lenses today. Forget it! DOF is as thin as razor blade :-)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-06 9:40]

Hi Greg,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful butterfly with immaculate sharpness and lovely shades of brown. A classic pose captured here on that thin stem with perfect light and exposure levels. Excellent DOF and a fine composition. Thanks for sharing this great image.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-06 9:46]

Hi Greg. You are turning out some beautiful pictures . this is a very good close up of the butterfly not to sure of the ID someone will help. Great detail and colours. Stands out so well against the plain BG. well done TFS.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-09-06 9:51]
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Hello Grzegorz,
simply perfect, this picture of a female Pararge aegeria (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).
Really admirable sharpness and optimal point of view.
The colour patterns are so clear, sharp and brilliant.
Best wishes, Peter

P.S. > Will be included in the 'Satyrinae - Worldwide'

Czesc Grzesiu
Piekna dodatkowa ilustracja do mojego ostatniego zdjecie tylko ze duzo lepsza ;-) Swietna ostra fotka - osadnik egeria i to chyba samica Wszystko super, osstrosc, tlo ;-)

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-06 10:19]

Hi Greg,

The earthtone colors of this butterfly are exquisite. The background is perfect for it. A magnificent pose on the diagonal reed. Colors, textures and details are all excellent. It's hard to believe that the weather conditions weren't ideal.


Hello Greg,
A lot of details, well composed and accurate sharpening.
Overall sharp and a matching OOF background; good DOF.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-06 10:23]

Hello Greg,
Superg photo in perfect sharpness and details. Fantastic natural colours and a great POV. Very beautiful BG, DOF and composition.
Kind regards,

Hello Grzegorz.
More a beauty of image!
Perfect framing, appropriate exposure.
Excellent nuance; shot very well detailed.
Josť Roberto

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-06 10:36]

Hi Greg

A very nice shot of "James" here :) He looks ok, considering he died some time ago :))

Seriously now, this is a splendid macro, especially considering the conditions. I was out yesterday, too and i had the same problem: windy conditions and lack of good focus or DOF on the subjects...i got really nervous!
Anyway, yours here is spot-on, with impeccable details and a gorgeous uniform BG behind the b-fly.
The colors are indeed lovely and the palette is vast, while the composition is terrific!

Bravo and TFS

hi Grzegorz,
tonight funky soul!!!Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like A) Sex Machine...
excellent catch

best sERGIO

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-09-06 10:48]

Hello Greg,

Not home, only marking.

Hi Greg,
An excellent macro shot of a beautiful butterfly with great details. As always perfect in all around. 1st class quality!
Many thanks for sharing this beauty my friend!
Have a nice Sunday!


Hi Grzegorz,
very beautiful shot with great sharpness and natural colors.
POV and composition are very good, too.
TFS Tatjana

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-09-06 14:30]

Hello Grzegorz,
What a gorgeous butterfly.
I can't stop looking at the warm palette of colors, so harmoniously blended,
as only nature can do.
Amazing details well shown against the clean BG.
And I love the slightly turned head, giving you excellent eye contact.
TFS. ; )

A very gorgeous shot of this butterfly as he appears to make his way upward. That eye is focused on a higher plane... ;)

Really... I love this one... very well done and TFS


My how you switched gear..well a fine butterfly Greg..Hey my new camera works,...but it may take me a bit to get one of these drainpipes where I would like it..already got one but not post able....Loving your eye on nature! You are one of those passionate people I can tell...

Hi Greg,
A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Greg,

Great capture of a very beautiful butterfly. the details and the colours are very attractive. tfs.

Man Yee

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-07 8:46]

Hello Greg, Superb shot with so brilliantly composed Lovely sharp picture. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-07 13:43]

Superb artistic shot, Greg!
I love the smooth BG.
Very sharp and crisp.
Excellent composition.
Fine detail.

Well done!


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