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Just My 500th Post

Just My 500th Post
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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: 2006-06-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-60 points (chapter 5), European Butterflies and Moths., My Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-04 4:52
Viewed: 4800
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ladies and Gentlemen - my 500th photo on TN :-)

I wondered which one I should post, untill yesterday. Yesterday I went to long walk. Weather was sunny, sky blue with few white clouds. I spotted many small butterflies, including these two Common Blues. After few grey days nature woke up in sunshine with its best colours. Meadows were full of flying insects, flowers were blooming. I took many photos of everything ;-) Flowers, butterflies, beetles, spiders... So I decided to choose these two little gems as my 500th shot on TN.

Again I want to say big thank you to Adam&Robert for this great site. Trek Nature isn't just site for me - it is my life style :-) Thousands of brilliant photos, many fantastic friends, usefull advices and long hours spended on learning something new every day.

Thank you all my dear friends!

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Hello Greg,
Congrats for the 500th. This is an excellent butterfly shot. Fantastic POV, great colours and excellent sharpness too. This is an excellent composition. Thank you for posting. I´m waiting for the next 500 wonderful pictures from you my friend.

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2006-06-04 5:21]

Congratulation on your post # 500... It's a fantastic picture with exelent colors, light and details... TFS... Ina...

Hi greg !
Congratulation for your 500th photo ! It's a fantastic shot that you show us today. Everything is excellent here : sharpness, details, colors, POV, composition... The pose of the butterflies is very beautiful, and the dandelion they are sitting on is great - looks as hairy as the butteflies :-)) Wonderfful BG too. Very well done!

Hi Greg,
this is a lovely shot, perfect for your celebration of the 500th post. Great details and the DOF is also great, the subject in focus and the BG nicely blurred. WEll composed and good POV.
You have post a lot of beautiful picture lately.
Congrats for a beautiful post, my friend.

Hi Greg,

like other say a really nice and perfect 500 number.

Hi Greg

Congratulations on reaching your 500th post well done my friend, and what a wonderful shot to commemorate this milestone. Simply perfect in every way. Thanks!

Hi Grzegorz!
Excellent shot! Interesting subject sharply rendered with great detail on a beautiful background. Congratulations on your 500th post. Pozdrowienia,

A good choice Grzegorz. Congratulations.

Hi Greg,
I thought I had better drop in long enough to help my old associate celebrate :)
I have always appreciated your enthusiasm for photography. It has been an inspiration and constant reminder to me that "picture taking" should be fun. This is an excellent capture, and is a great example of how your skills as a photographer have grown..
Very well done mf.

Congratulations on 500th post.

Excellent shot. the weather was the same here yesterday as well and the place was full of butterflies and other insects not quite so friendly. The sharpness is excellent and colours are great.



Hello Greg,
congrats on 500th posting. Hope to see your 1000th posting soon. Pretty nice picture and a rare POV, i like it very much.TFS.

Hello Greg!
Really wonderful shot with that blue cloudy sky my friend! Green parts also perfect! I like it a lot! It seems that you're impressed from Monica style! But these one is better I think! Hope that Monika does not read this critique ;-) btw, great notes as usual for u! Congrats!

Doskonaly kadr, ostrosc, kolory i tlo.
Wszystko na TAK!!!
Pozdrawiam Malgosia

marvellous picture of that lovely pair of Polyommatus icarus on these shining fresh parachutes of dandelion. Excellent details, exciting colours, and an outstandingly powerful and dynamic composition. Very attractive and refreshing setting that can be made out very well with the green hill and the clouded blue sky above. Very inspiring image!
Excellent contribution for this very special event - congatulations, and all the best to you!
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-04 16:26]

Congratulations, Grzegorz, on your 500th! Wow, what a milestone!
I second your feelings about TN. It is not just a site to post some pictures, but a real community of friends and a lifestyle.
I want to thank you for all the 500 beautiful photos you have shared with us, and all the encouragement and advice you have generously shared with us as well. I have learned a lot from you.
Thanks again, for all your contributions to TN. : )

By the way, this post is superb in every way. Congratulations!

Hi Greg,
that's phantasic, 500 shots - and this is perfect to celebrate your 500th.
A beautiful and amazing moment from a good low POV and with so brilliant colours, congratulations, I love it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-06-04 23:16]
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Hi Greg
What a sharp posting to celebrate #500 with. Nature congratulated you in a very special way with these two butterflies. It was not just by hap-n-chance, but it was so determined since you did not take without giving, and you when you gave it were with an unselfish magnanimous heart. We, your family and friends here at TN, also want to congratulate you. Very well done and may you still continue to do so for many years. Just remember, after 500 comes 1 000, but that should not be a big problem. At least you are halfway there which is much more than what I can say.
Great work on all counts Greg. It is a superb photo in every respect. TFS.
Friendly regards

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-05 2:46]

Hello Greg,
Congratulations on your 500th post and hope to see 5000th also here.Excellent capture.I liked large DOF,POV,vivid colors,details and composition a lot.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-06-05 5:36]

very nice colours, detail, shrapness, composition with sky and greenland...
God job.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-06-05 6:21]

Hallo Grzegorz, it's not only your 500th posting but is also of 500% quality. The details seen are marvellous. Both, male and female, are in focus. Excellent.

Well done on 500 shots.
Aand an excellent capture to cellebrate with. Composition is superb.
Hope there is many more to come.

What a great way to celebrate your 500th posting.
Congratulation on this event Grzegorz.
Great colors and details with excellent POV and BG.
Congratulations again and keep posting your superb shot.
Regards my friend.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-06-05 10:12]

great shot! superbe composition, colors, focus. the background is really fantastic. tfs

congratulations with your 500th post!

Congratulations on your 500th post, and it is a beautiful capture, the detail is perfect and the colors are magnifiscant. Well done Grzegorz. :)

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  • Deeno Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (110)
  • [2006-06-05 12:27]

No Grzegorzu - gratulacje !!! ;)
Fota godna jubileuszu - piekne kolory i wogole - nic dodac nic ujac. Brawo.
500 zdjec minelo jak jeden dzien tralalala ;)

excellent butterfly shot;-) and color and moment, extra photo;-)

Hi Greg,
Congratulations on your 500th post! This is a outstanding shot. I love the low angle and overall composition. Beautiful colors! with great detail. We need to thank you for all your contributions and wisdom that you have shared over your 500 posts.

500th !!!? Wow, that's a nice number!
Congrats :-)
This is a lovely shot! Everything works perfectly and of course I love the low angle and sky in BG! Great colours and overall, great shot!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-06 3:56]

You really did it with a GRAT shot!
No words!
Deserves more the 2 points!
Keep on going and TFS!

bon anniversaire pour ce 500th post.
photo magnifique pour l'action des deux papillons amis surtout pour sa qualité en couleurs netteté et details.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-06 11:16]

Hi Grzegorz,
A great 500th post! Great POV, broad DOF. Great composition with horizon line in the right place. Green grass, beatiful sky, lovely perch, and beatiful fertile butterflys...
TFS, José M.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-06-06 14:14]

congratiolation, Greg,
And with honour your 500 st, a very good shot, both are in pov, good details from this loving butterflies, good job my friend.
gr. jaap

Congratulations on your 500th post - and a very beautiful post it is. The color and clarity are great and the composition has lots of context and perfect DOF. Well done.

Hi Greg,
Congratulation for your first 500th phot in TN.
Unusual action capture (I say for me), with very good details and colours. I think BG is great as well.
Thanks friend and keeping going!

Glad I did not miss this one Greg. It is stunning. Such nice light and POV.

Congrats on the 500th... wow remember the time we just tried to get the gold star?? :) You have been an asset to the site from the start Greg. Thank you for your contributions.


Doskonale w kazdym calu...
Podoba sie bardzo!


You chose, as always, an excellent one for the ¡Celebration!
My congratulations for you 500, not only for the special number, but for the quality and beauty of the photo.
Best regards from Felipe & Cris.

PD: Translating poetry is always awful, but in spanish there is a good one for the ocassion:

Walker, there is no way,
"The way is made when I walk..."
Antonio Machado.

Congratulation for your 500th photo you have a great gallery!
You are so good at these macro shots!
Great details, and sharpness, lovely colors!
Great moment and idea!
Thanks Ana:)

Hi Grzegorz
Congratulations on your 500th post - it's a beauty. You do a great job with the S2. I agree with you about the importance of this site.

An inspired shot!
Beautiful sky and some matching blues in the butterflies. Very sharp details in the wings without seeming oversharpened. Very worthy milestone post.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-07 11:39]

Hello Greg,
I don't know how I could miss this fabulous capture of these two Common Blues so may I congratulate you now on this your 500th post!
I love your composition from a low POV and against the blue sky. Excellent sharpness and lovely colours. Brilliant!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Dear Greg,
This is amazing mirror image display of these beautiful butterflies ! Splendid & candid shot.

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