- elroyie (6439)
- [2006-07-11 16:47]
Nice colours and very good background, it looks like the butterfly is in the air because of the little grass stem.
- shal (2140)
- [2006-07-11 17:22]
Excellent macro with superb details,
very well done on the compo. :)
- Active (1231)
- [2006-07-11 17:36]
BG, POV, colors, framing - excellent.
I like it a lot
- pvs (14464)
- [2006-07-11 18:08]
A perfect shot of this swallowtail,very sharp and detailed and a good POV,well done and TFS,
- chouette (0)
- [2006-07-11 19:22]
A real beauty! Very nicely captured with beautiful colors, sharp details and nice background. TFS!
- Christopher_PL (2685)
- [2006-07-12 5:21]
Perfect shot of this Papilionidae. Natural colours, good sharpness and background. Thanks
- jrubiocasado (6112)
- [2006-07-12 6:33]
Excellent macro with superb details, very well done on the composition.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-07-12 7:22]
WOW! it's a perfect specimen. Very beautiful saturated colors and sharp detail. Excellent isolation and seperation from the perfect OOF backround. Great camera work!
- AndyB (3982)
- [2006-07-13 2:21]
An excellent capture.
Great DOF with the butterfly nicely isolated from the BG.
Top quality work.
- phlr (2821)
- [2006-07-14 4:15]
Very good shot of this beautiful Papilionidae Eduard!
Very good POV with wings open!
Very good BG and colours!
Good on details too!
5* and TFS!
- TAZ (10926)
- [2006-07-15 9:36]
You manage well the 30D make great pictures of Papilio machaon. Here he is superb with its wings well open. Sharpness, DOF, BG are excellent. Bravo Eduard !!!
- jjcordier (526)
- [2006-07-16 15:33]
Très belle image de ce machaon qui déploie toute sa beauté. La similitude avec ma photo est importante...seul le fond change.
- markula (882)
- [2006-07-17 20:54]
Maybe this photo is not perfect in every respect, but it is rare to see for two reasons. First, most of the butterfly shots show them with the wings closed. And out of those that show the wings open not too many create the impression of the insect being in flight and not sitting on some kind of support. Congratulations,
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2006-07-21 12:26]
superbe couleurs.good POV and DOF.pas de bruit .
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2006-08-07 17:26]
Feeel as though it were actually floating 2" outward from my screen. Excellent capture Eduard. :)
- methos (1189)
- [2007-03-02 9:15]
I love the sharp distinction between the subject and background.
The colors and details are amazing.
I would have loved if the grass stem would be even more blurred so as the butterfly seemed to be in the air.
A definite favourite!
- a_christoforos (190)
- [2007-03-27 7:32]
Πολύ ωραία. Φαίνεται σαν να στέκετε στον αέρα.. Μπράβο!
just discovered this pretty image of a resting swallowtail on TN's frontpage. The presentation with the swallowtail hovering seemingly without any gravitity looks very good. Composition is fine, details are fine, colours are brilliant, the isolation from the background is excellent.
As with most cases of downsize to web, also at this image a postwork resharpening is to be recommended to show all its precision. Swallowtails are a bit difficult to be treated that way as the spreckled parts of wings tend to look oversharpened at once and therefore usually have to be excluded that kind of resharpening procedure.
The bright parts of wings often tend to get slightly overexposed, same as here. This may easily be treated by postprocessing as long as enough information is still contained in slightly overexposed parts.
Tried a little workshop to give this pretty image a well deserved finish.
Thank you! My best regards,