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A different POV

A different POV
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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: 2006-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies, world for two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-15 15:43
Viewed: 4244
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)

One of Europe's most widespread butterflies it is found from the edge of the Sahara to northern Scotland and northern Scandinavia to Greece. It occupies many habitats and is found from sea level to high mountains (upto 3000m). Not surprisingly there are many variations across this range. The constant feature that greatly helps separate this species from several others is the presence of a black spot in the underside forewing cell. This distinguishes it from the otherwise very similar Chapman's Blue, A. thersites, and the larger brighter Escher's Blue, A. escheri. In northern Greece the Phalakron Blue, P. andronicus but this is so rare and local that it is unlikely to be encountered without specific expeditions to look for it. It is much larger than icarus. Confusion with other species is unlikely.




ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/80 seconds
ApertureValue - F 6.30
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 140 mm
WhiteBalance - Manual

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Hi Eduard,
it's a beautiful shot at a lovely moment.
I like this tiny butterflies so much, very well seen and captured, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi again Eduard,
What a nice picture of those two beauties. I especially like these colors, details and composition. This is very well done with excellent DOF. Thanks for sharing these wonders.

les couleurs sont magnifiques, une belle réussite, félicitations

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-27 16:19]
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Hi Eddie

Not just one, but two hairy beauties on the same twig and the whole presentation is so soft and aesthetically pleasing on the eye. I don't normally make use of any borders myself, but I can appreciate a tastefully prepared border especially when its kept simple without going overboard with elaborate designs or weird ideas. I think yours fit snugly into the 'simple' and 'tasteful' category. It compliments the entire presentation.

I like your elongated vertical composition to accommodate both the insects on the almost diagonal twig. Even those little flowers added some visual interest. The colours are absolutely stunning and well saturated. The details are utterly exquisite and well defined. The BG has a 'wow' factor since it is amazingly complimentary to the two insects and really makes them stand out from the photo. And last, but not least, you have made perfect use of the available lighting with a perfectly exposed photo as a result.

Very well done and TFS.

PS. You are doing wonderful work my friend and I am so proud of you. Keep on going and keep well.

Hello Eduard,
visiting your gallery that image caught my attention. This is a very artistic composition with excellent details, and a most pleasantly soft and tender atmosphere.
Telling from the reddish tint all over the image the picture seems to have been taken at sunset, and you seem to have decided to report that specific temperature of colours to tell of the very special atmosphere of late summer.
Noticing the surprisingly small number of positive responses in spite of the very obvious artistic and technical qualities of this image, I can ony suppose this is due to some lack of contrast, and to the impression of slightly distorted colours. I've tried a little workshop to reduce the reddish tint and to approach the "natural" colours of the icarus blue.
That workshop is intended to test a different view of colours, and not to critizise your valuable, beautiful picture.
With thanks, and best regards,

Hi Eduard ,
lovely colours. this colurs are warm and lovely.
excellent composition and great BG.
very well captured
thanks and regards

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