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spanish festoon

spanish festoon
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-01 22:21
Viewed: 3817
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
THe Spanish festoon has an early flying period in spring on the iberian continent. It is really a great sight to see this colourfull butterflies in spring. This one didn't feel like sitting down for a long time, but after a short attemp to get a picture he finally sat down.

However the butterfly is very colourful, my personal opinion about this picture is that the background is a bit too disturbing. Especially the flower in the middle- left. I could have blurred the BG, but decided no to. Next time I think I'll decrease the aperture to F8 or F5.6

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-01 22:51]

Hola Jacob,
nice capture of rumina. I think that the aperture applied is o.k. The background is only very very slightly disturbing but concomitantly you achieved great depth of field with respect to wing presentation. By means of F8 or lower, sharpness of the left forewing (tip) would be not so good. Pleasant natural colours.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-01 23:13]

Hi Jacob

A great shot of this butterfly. I do not think the flower is too distracting and the detail in the butterfly is good.


A pesar de pequeños inconvenientes sigue siendo una bonita toma.
Saludos Jacob.

Hola Jacob,
Bonita composición de esta bella e interesante especie, buena definición y detalle, con luz y fondo agradables, saludos
José Ramón

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-02 4:17]

Hello Jacob,
Very fine capture of this Festoon not often seen on TN. Excellent sharpness and fine colours. The flower and stems in the background are fine to me but maybe the olive colour is a bit dull. But that's nature you can't always choose the background!!
TFS and regards, Ulla

hi jacob!
nice macro on this fine butterfly
really sharp with good exposure
well done!

Hello Jacob,
What an amazing shot of Spanish festoon!!
Outstanding colours and lovely BG, delicate details and sharpness, Well focused and composed.
Well done and TFS,

Hi Jacob
amazing shot of Spanish festoon
wonderful colours

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-02 14:06]

Hi Jacob

This is yet another very nice macro shot from you and a very beautiful butterfly photo. I really like the sharp details you present this lovely species with as well as the nice color and light.
Regarding the DOF...it's very tricky when you don't have a natural clear BG. I think that if you would have gone lower here with the "f", the tips of the wings would have been blurred themselves. So, personally, i would rather leave a more distracting BG than blurr the subject. But of course, it always depends on the subject and its position, too :)

Anyway, Cheers and TFS

Hi Jacob,
it's a beautiful butterfly in a pretty pose with good sharpness. Thanks, I like it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-10-28 14:34]

Hello Jacob,
I have never seen this species by myself. You caught it very well. Indeed I would prefer some more tight cropping but anyway it's a great contribution.
Best greetings from Poland!

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