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Copyright: Tanja Almazan (sily) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot A710 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sily's photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-19 17:09
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The success of the insect macro photography is when you focus on insects head or eyes in case of butterflies...I read that somewhere, but in this case I was amazed by beauty of its splashing wing patterns and color contrast to the blue sky and I focused on wings.
I turned out nice I think, and colors are just the way I imagined they would be, even though the light was to strong.

Clouded Yellow - Colias croceus

This is a strong migrant that most years reaches as far as northern France and southern England, sometimes much further north into Scotland and Ireland.Number
fluctuate with each year, some years being remembered as "Clouded Yellow Years".
They are very regular further south and can be found in most habitats and most altitudes although they decrease in numbers with increasing altitude. They fly very fast and settle only briefly for nectar when they are usually too alert to approach for photography.
Chartreuse egg laid singly on leaves of various legumes, especially clovers (Trifolium).
Flight:Several broods; March-December, weather permitting.
Caterpillar hosts: Plants in the pea family (Fabaceae) including alfalfa (Medicago sativa), white clover (Trifolium repens), and pea (Pisum sativum).
Adult food: Flower nectar of many plants.
Habitat- Almost any open country; especially numerous in clover meadows, parks, and pastures; absent from dense forests and extreme deserts.
Range- North Africa and southern Europe and eastwards through Turkey into the Middle East.It occurs throughout much of Europe as a summer migrant, but very few individuals reach Scandinavia.
Because it feeds on clover, alfalfa, vetches, and many other pervasive legumes, it has spread easily.

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-10-19 17:23]

Bonjour Tanja,
Très belle photo avec de belles couleurs. Le BG et la composition est excellente.
TFS, Roger

hi Tanja,

A very clean and neat shot. Good colours and fine details on the butterfly.

Cheers, Petru

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-20 3:21]
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Good morning Tanja,
another beautiful picture of croceus allowing to identify even single scales on the wings. A very bright and sunny presentation. Depth of field is a bit narrow with f/4 so that all parts of the nice flower lack sharpness.
Best wishes, Peter

Bonjour Tanja
Très belle composition avec de magnifique couleurs, un diaph à f8 aurait sensiblement amélioré la profondeur de champ.
Amicalement Robi

Hi Tanja, superb butterfly, with beautiful deatails and great sharpness, wonderful colors, splendid composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Tanja,
Wonderful butterfly!
Alive colors and very good details.
Pleasant composition.
Well done!
Best regards,
José Roberto

Bonsoir Tanja
Très joli ce macro de ce beau papillon, les détails et les contrastes sont réussis très jolis couleurs
et beau BG
Bravo et merci JP

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-27 5:45]

Hi Tanja.
Once more wonderful shot of this amazing butterfly. The framing, composition and subject are great. Especially I like recognized BG. DOF is shallow a bit. In such cases I prefer smaller aperture value and longer shutter speed (a little bit). My compliments and TFS.

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