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Basking in the sun

Basking in the sun
Photo Information
Copyright: Eduard Baak (snowfalken) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 419 W: 27 N: 497] (1788)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies, Swallowtails [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-12 16:38
Viewed: 3987
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)

I took the picture in the late evening sun on a hilltop near Brasov-Romania. For more info on this species please feel free to view my other swallowtail pictures "Profile of beauty", "Splendor" and "Jewel in the grass".

EXIF info:

ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/500 seconds
ApertureValue - F 5.00
FocalLength - 200 mm

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Hi Eduard!
That is a beautiful butterfly and amazing colors. I like it a lot.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-12 16:50]

Bonjour Eduard!

Félicitations pour ce gros plan,la netteté est bonne et l'arrière plan fait bien ressortir le papillon.


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-12 17:31]

Hello Eddie,
Another excellent shot of this beautiful Butterfly. Perfect details and exposure, nicely composed and framed. Beautiful!

Hello Eduard,
Nice capture of this swallowtail. Good POV and composition. May be a bit harsh on light. Well done. TFS

Only 8 points? This deserves more...

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-13 2:19]

Hello Eduard,
Another great shot of the Swallowtail.
Excellent exposure,great colours and detail.
A pleasure to view.


Nice shot but I think there is too much light on the wings.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-13 5:36]

Wooow! Smart and interesting shot for this superb butterfly ! Composition, colors, details, BG, DOF and sharpness are great ! Congratulations Eduard and thank you for sharing this beauty which gives to me enjoyment.

hi eduard
merveilleux travail avec de tres bons details une netteté impeccable et de belles couleurs.


Excellent Lighgting sharpness, detail of the subject, OOF BG and POV. TFS,

Hi Eduard
This is a great shot and a great composition.
Great colors and details and excellent POV, and Bg.
Great frame.

Beautiful.. colour harmony and bg is great

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-14 16:50]

Inca o poza foarte bune cu acest superb fluture. Felicitari Eddi! Culori foarte frumoase, detalii perfecte...ce mai...BRAVO!

Very nice closeup the overall size in this capture is awesome the shape of this butterfly is beautiful. Well done Eduard. :)

Beautiful capture. Photographed in nature...
Butterfly is also in good condition. Blurred background is okay.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-27 7:54]

Hello Eduard,
well focused on the object and the neutral background really shows of this beautiful butterfly. Very nice sharpness and excellent colors. A very well composed close up.

Magnifica poza asta Eduard

Great colors,framing and DOF.

Witaj Eduard!
Zdjecie piekne, mozna rzec sterylne macro. Kolory, ostrosc i tlo super.
Gratuluje o pozdrawiam - Roma

Hello Eduard,
This is an amazing capture of this so beautiful specie. I like this great composition and those impressive details that you caught. The color of the BG is much appropriated and suits the insect very well. I love those tones of colors a lot. This is a sophisticated picture in a fine presentation. Have a wonderful New Year and I’m looking forward to see some new posts from you. Thanks,

Very beautiful shot, very crisp colors. It looks as if the swallowtail is glowing.


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