<< Previous Next >>

Lovely red

Lovely red
Photo Information
Copyright: Monika MvJ (thistle) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1309 W: 74 N: 3014] (9282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200, Nikkor ED 38-114 F/2.8-4.8
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-06-19 3:30
Viewed: 5257
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a litte experiment. When you look at the picture you will straight away know why :-)

The butterfly is probably a female of Sooty copper (Lycaena tityrus). The name "sooty" refers more to colours of male while females are rather copper. In Poland they are called Lovely red. That's the closest translation I could figure out.

I found this butterfly on the same meadows where I took the three last pictures posted here. Again a low angle with sky in BG and again perfect light allowed me to take picture withough flash.

Janice, eruyanik, phlr, doganizler, valy67, PDP, aido, dew77, red45, coasties, SkyF, Dando, liquidsunshine, Signal-Womb, jeanpaul, ramthakur, firelord, liziafa, marhowie, Alex99, cas_orla has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To aido: Dizzythistle 8 06-19 13:38
To Dando: Thanksthistle 3 06-19 12:15
To red45: Redthistle 2 06-19 05:50
To PDP: Right waythistle 5 06-19 05:42
To Janice: Upside downthistle 1 06-19 03:49
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-06-19 3:34]

Hi Monika,

I think your experiment succeeded,I like the composition,butterfly has got good sharpness and details and the unusual blurred BG completes the picture,
well done and TFS


Hey Monika, the world is upside down!! But of course, it is POLAND!! Super sharp capture of the butterfly, as ahe stands out so well against the blurred mad world behind him. And your world behind is very attractive with the buttercups and grasses, and that BLUE sky!!
Well done,

Hey! What is it going! If i'm in low tension or the sky and the earth are upside down! Very interesting chose. But I can say that i prefer normal frame :-) Focusing, sharpness, colours on the butterfly all are just perfect!The great details, colours and patterns on the wings! Thank you!

wonderful shot ,colors pov sharpness very good tfs...........

  • Great 
  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-06-19 4:07]

Great ideea with the rotation. Just goes to show you the variety of the ways you can see the nature. I love the sharpness, POV and colors

Hi Monika ! Strange picture, very unusual, but I like it. Was a great idea from you. Technically I would say this photo is perfect ; excellent details and colors, beautiful BG with flowers and blus sky, nicely blurred, wonderful composition and POV... Very well done !

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-06-19 4:44]
  • [+]

Hello Monika,

I would personally prefer it the right way up! But I seem to be in a minority there :-)

It's a good detailed shot with nice light. Well done.

Hi Monika
Like this low angle macro picture.Feel different with normal macro works.

Hi Monika,
I don't know the intent of the experiment but if it is to make people dizzy it works :-) I find this very disorientating. I'll talk about it the right way up: Nice shot :-) nicely framed, good DOF, beautiful light and colours again. There is something a little odd about the contrast on the Butterfly, it looks quite strong against the background. A *very* minor nit though, probably just the light. Nice work and I'm looking forward to finding out what the experiment is :-)

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-19 5:02]

Hello Monika,
Excellent close up.Use of light,vivid colors,DOF,details and sharpness
are perfect.I'm agree with Paul about the framing:)Overall i liked it
a lot.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-06-19 5:15]
  • [+]

Hi Monika!
Ouch! I broke my neck! Is this frame from one of famous catastrophic Hollywood blockbusters :-) ? Real avant garde - but what you think about turning this picture 90 degrees clockwise?
Seriously - SkyBG [TM] as always looks great. Sun, yellow flowers, Rumex and last but not least butterfly. Great meadow picture. I like it. Story in note is missing :-)

Hi Monika

A lovely shot. Nicely composed with excellent exposure, POV and exposure. Lighting is spot on. Nice work. :-)

Hi Monika,
Very beautiful! Colors and detail look great. I got a kink in my neck trying to view it, but I think it looks great!

  • Great 
  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-19 8:32]

Hello Monika,
I prefer the right way up version, as I can concentrate better on the beautiful details of the butterfly.
Technically a excellent shot!

  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-19 8:38]
  • [+]

Hi Monika, I like it, it makes me feel that I am lying down in the meadow to look at this butterly but I think I still prefer the boring way. Had you considered a more diagonal angle when taking the shot, i.e. with the flower up right at 90 degrees but the ground at a slant, just a thought not sure if it would have worked though. Anyway everything else perfect, just going to get some physiotherapy on my neck now, I think a lot of TNers will be out of action after this one. Well done and TFS.

  • Great 
  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-06-19 11:32]

Ciao Monika,
bellissima fotografia, mi piace molto!


  • Great 
  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-19 12:08]

Hi Monika,
I thought that the sky was a river or lake! Good experiment! Color, details, composition and sharpness are great here!
TFS, José M.

Hello Monika,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. I'm not keen on the image being the wrong way. I keep wanting to twist my head to see it the right way around.....sorry.

Thanks for posting, have a great week my friend.

  • Great 
  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-06-19 15:30]

Witaj Moniko,

Super wyszło, nietypowy kadr - rewelacja!
Podoba sie bardzo.


Am I getting another bout of vertigo or is this a Thistle special on compo? Its a challenging image for me to critique Monika. Hmm I do like it, the colours, the clarity of image and butterflies POV view of their magical world. well done.

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-06-19 22:45]

Bonjour Monika!

Excellente prise de vue et superbe composition. Bravo pour le focus et la netteté. Les couleurs sont éclatantes et l'éclairage est parfait.
Merci pour l'envoie.

  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-20 3:32]

Nica shot of a Lycaenidae Monika!
Yes, it's a female of Lycaena tityrus (Poda, 1761).
Very good POV, and colours!
Good DOF and details too!
5* and TFS!

Bardzo ładnie - nie wiem tylko dlaczego muszę przekręcać głowę aby dopasować się do linii horyzontu ;-D
Tylko żartowałem - piękne jest.


Bonjour Monika
Très belle prise de vue,les couleurs douces, l'éclairage, les détails et la composition sont parfaits et le BG est très joli.
superbe ce papillon
Bravo et merci....JP

Maybe I'm too dumb to identify your experiment, Monika.
Anyway, it a lovely picture with very good sharpness and colours, which I have enjoyed looking at.

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-06-22 18:11]

Excellent! The POV is amazing and the focus is very sharp. I really like this picture. Well done & TFS Monika!


Jak zawsze piekne!
Cudowne kolory, bdb ostrosc i kadr...
Pozdrawiam Malgosia

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-26 18:00]

Hi Monika
Beautiful composition. Grat colours, POV, sharpnes, light, details and BG.
Well done my friend


Hi Monika,
It's definitely a different slant on things :)
Lovely color and use of ambient light. Great detail and DOF, with the BG the cats meow ;)
Very well done.

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-04 12:54]

Hi Monika.
Great butterfly and great photo. DOF, POV and BG are perfect. Colours, sharpness and details are excellent. Your experiment is absolutely successful. Bravo.

Hi Monika,
I have to cover the right half of the picture to fully appreciate otherwise I tend to turn my head 90 degree in orientation to the sky. Insects are more fortunate they seem to go about at 360 degree on flowers without any problem. Another excellent work. TFS.

Lovely picture Thistle. We don't have thes in uk but if we did they would be well photographed because htey are so beautiful. I love the angle/pov, a wonderful shot.


Calibration Check