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Mutual curiosity II

Mutual curiosity II
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies II, 50-60 points chapter 4, 40-49 Points (Chapter 6), Beautiful Butterflies Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-27 6:28
Viewed: 7900
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The butterfly eyes.

I found this curious butterfly, which has one of its "drum sticks" missing. It has a funny look :)

Depending on the species, small butterflies have either apposition eyes or some similar type of eye optics. Butterflies of various colors and designs need to see a wide spectrum of colors in order to find food, survive and multiply. Butterflies may have up to four different pigments in their eyes, as compared to two or three in many other insects. As a result, some butterflies have wide-spectrum color vision allowing them to see UV light reflected from specific flowers. Others can also see near-infrared-light beyond human color vision limits. They seem to respond to image color more than image detail, but their eyes have enough resolution to see fine patterns in flowers, and to see other butterflies in order to fly together. Some butterflies can see 30 micron (.03mm) details on objects, while the human eye can see details only in the range of 100 microns (.1mm). One possible reason for this variation is the large difference in eye focal lengths. The butterfly's eye, with short focal length, is able to focus closer than the human eye. Normally, human eyes can focus better at a longer distance, over a wider field, than butterfly eyes.

I found the info from HERE, where they also talk about other insects..

ISO400 – F13 - 1/200 - Flash - Handheld - Manual mode.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-11-27 6:35]

Well done, good looks! Thanks for the information and the sight. Interesting information. Reina

Superb capture!
Excellent lighting, great sharpness,
very good details and colours.

Wow, beautiful macro! The details, the colours and the subject are fantastic!
Bye Tom

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-11-27 7:20]

WOW Felipe!
Amaising macro shot!
What a PERFECT eyes details!
Its looking at us!
Almost we can see and touch it!
5* macro!

Hi Felipe,
It's a beauty you have caught. The POV are great wiht very good details. The eyes are very sharp.
Nice colours and good composition too.
Great work.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2005-11-27 8:00]

Yes, that was really something out of this world! An extraordinarily valuable and interesting macro and perfect shot at that! Thank you very much for this Extramundi and for the link that seems to hold an awful lot of interesting material,

Looks like it wants to start a conversation. Very original POV.

Regards, Petru

Very sharp and clear with excellent use of flash to bring these great details seen in the face & eyes. Very well composed and an excellent POV..Yep, it's a keeper! ;-)
Very well done my friend! Thank You.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-11-27 8:53]

Allucinante photo, la prise de vue est parfaite et le regard est amusant.

Félicitations et merci!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-27 11:05]

Felipe! So up close and personal! The look that this little guy gives! Great perspective! I love it.
Very creative of you! But, of course you have demonstrated that creativity time and time again. ;-)))
Very nice!

Hi Felipe,
this is wonderful, your POV was a little funny!
Eye to eye with the "monster". I love the eyes, seems to be watching you so interested.
Excellent post, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Felipe, very good moment you captured! Very nice composition! Very well done! Thanks for posting.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-11-27 13:10]

This is really funny!
Excellent capture - the expression and everything is spot on.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-27 13:26]

WOW! This is great catch Felipe!!! Very funny face! Eyes straight from cartoons. Superb POV. I see butterfly, plant, but where is fungus ;-)) ?

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-11-27 14:15]

fantastic one Felipe,
wauw, what a pov, those details that eyes fantastic, realy nice one, fantastic job, I love it, great job,
gr. Jaap

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-27 16:39]

Hahaha... Felipe. This is a priceless shot!
Talk about "bug-eyed"! What a fantastic expression, if you can call it that.
Fantastic POV. Very original perspective. Sharp details and good light.
Great job, and TFS. : )

This is a great shot the face looks like a cartoon character. Great capture Felipe. :)

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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2005-11-27 20:51]

Hola Felipe y Cristina: Esta pose me gusta mucho en las mariposas, es una de mis favoritas al tratar de captar. Luce como una mariposa impresionada ante la cámara, queriéndose camuflajear con la forma de esta planta de hojas atractivas y de forma graciosa. La nitidez de la línea de las alas está genialmente captada. Una hermosa y simpática composición. Gracias por compartirla. Saludos Cordiales. *Ninfa Urania*

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-27 21:24]

Perfect shot, what an incredible POV!!!!
Also very funny, the butterfly has crossed eyes, no doubts :-)
Best greetings,

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-11-28 0:36]

Simpatica captura, excelente composicion, buena definicion. Que curiosa la nota sobre la vision, nunca me habia parado a pensar que vieran objetos tan pequeños, muy bueno el link.
Es una foto que parece que le has hecho a un amigo por sorpresa, la pose y la cara son realmente originales y personales.
Elegante presentacion, un saludo de circe.

Hi Felipe

Wow... wonderful POV. Crisp and clear showing awesome close detail. Congrats on this unique shot.

This looks amazing!
I've never seen a b'fly captured in such astonished pose.
Perfect quality and framing.
I like it very much.

Excellent capture of this butterfly, Felipe.

Superb details, colors, lighting BG and POV, in this wonderful composition.

Thank you.

He looks very surprised doesn't he! Nice focus and sharpness and composition, good use of flash.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-28 7:46]

Wow ! What a wonderful and interesting eyes to eyes ;-) I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Felipe and thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-28 10:57]

Hello Felipe!
Magnificent close up.POV and eyes are amazing.I liked BG,details,sharpness and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-28 13:43]

Gravamen personal de la foto: muy bueno.
Capacidad del evocation en mí: fuerte.
Impacto visual fuerte.
Aptitud de la foto para el sitio: excelente.
Gravamen personal de la nota: completo.
Gracias Felipe Mateo/Cristina.

I think this composition is very original. It's really watching and controlling you. Good sharpness and background.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-28 20:15]

Cross-eyed butterfly. Nice one Felipe... You show him off so well and the details are superb. Excellent pose, he also looks a bit drunk on that angle too:) Well done.

Interesting and a little scarry Felipe. I love the tight cropping and the composition with the diagonal lines. The colours look great. POV is very good and interesting. Great dof/sharpness with lots of details.

Hola Felipe!

impresionate fotografia, muy bien captado el enfoque. Esta vista, perfectamente frontal es lo que mas impresiona. Genial la cara de la mariposa, y genial que de las alas queden convertidas en una fina linea,

mis felicitaciones,


IMPRESIONANTE.. me he quedado un par de minutos HIPNOTIZADO con este insecto ... !!!!! jejejejeje


Hola :)
Muy, muy bien!!!
Esto es natural y genialmente!!!
Me gusta mucho.
Gracias :)

Hi Felipe!
Wow! So beautiful macro! That big eye ;-) Great composition, colors and POV. Brawo and TFS;-)
best regards

Oh, that's a very delightful and funny picture, Felipe. Thanks for directing me to it through your most recent posting!
Best regards,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-15 13:44]

Hola otra vez,
Ahora la curiosidad se torna espanto y timidez o miedo.
Nadie sacó una mariposa así y eso que hay mariposas en este sitio.
José M.

are your sure? Human eyes can separates two point not under at 0.03 mm. When we say that an image is on focus this (the image) have singol points not more large of 0.03 mm.

otherwise, great shot.

You should start a theme with these POV's Felipe. It is so nice. Well done.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-26 7:10]

Graciosa macro con adecuado título... el problema que este insecto parece estar bizco... jejeje.
Impactante nitidez, ajustado DOF que deja ligeramente fuera de foco la parte posterior de las hojas y un fondo limpio y pulido permiten apreciar este espécimen en todo su esplendor.
Un fuerte abrazo... Ricardo

Hola Felipe y Cristina.

Fantastica foto, es distinta a las demas y parece como si estuviera impresionada.
Resulta sinpatica con esa pose.

Saudiños. (Me gusta este saludo vuestro, para quien lo pueda enteneder)

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