- ellis49 (2254)
- [2008-01-19 7:50]
this is a fine "after" shot, I like it and I like the note too.
The picture is well composed with fine sharpness and details.
F18 gives a very good DOF, the whole butterfly is in focus and it standout well from the soft BG.
Well done, my friend.
Have a great weekend.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-01-19 7:51]
Very nice picture of this butterfly. Good pose. Great sharpness. Wonderful colours. I do not know which state of the beam I prefer, but your note is excellent!
- batu (16383)
- [2008-01-19 8:01]
nice view and great depth of field. Clarity and sharpness are impressive. Light and the natural colours are pleasant.
Best wishes, Peter
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-01-19 8:04]
The details are tack sharp the colors are brilliant, the point of view is great and the composition very nice. Your work is first rate Alexei, thank you for sharing.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-01-19 8:10]
You present this Scarce Swallotail with perfect sharpness, POV, DOF and composition, but the whole image would have been perfect for me if the butterfly had settled on a natural object instead of an old gate of a nice neighbour. But that's life!
Thanks for sharing this,
Best wishes, Ivan
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2008-01-19 8:19]
is really a great pose of papilio
alive colors and very sharp details
best regards sERGIO
- joey (24909)
- [2008-01-19 8:31]
Aaah! Now I understand! Great notes Alexei!
Very sharp with lots of detail.
Superb pose, POV and composition.
Perfect DOF that keeps both the antenna sharp but blurs the BG really well.
Great work my friend.
Thanks for sharing this one.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-01-19 8:44]
Hello to my respected photographer Alexei,
Thank you once again for sharing this fine macro of butterful with us!
very good size posting to enjoy the total closeness of it in perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details!
the exposure and focus is spot on!
thank you too for the wonderful notes
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2008-01-19 8:45]
this shot is just great,
splendid natural colours very well satured, lovely pose and perfect focus,
indeed a wonderful post,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-01-19 8:59]
Another excellent photo with perfect sharp details and lightconditions. Marvelous colours, DOF, POV and composition.
- izler (44)
- [2008-01-19 9:07]
merhaba alexei, my friend
congratulations another great macro capturing of this beautiful swallowtail
razor sharp result via my old lens and with f/18 levels
composition, point of view, blurry background, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-01-19 9:17]
Thank you for clearing up the before and after puzzle. Fascinating notes. And a beautiful butterfly in a wonderful pose. Colors are wonderful - details are superb. I love the face and legs. Pretty markings - womderful background. And yes, the pipe does need painting.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-01-19 9:44]
Hi Alexei, wonderful butterfly with splendid colors, great focus, excellent details and superb sharpness, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio
- marcellr (3514)
- [2008-01-19 9:47]
osservo da diversi minuti questa tua foto e posso dirti solo che è perfetta!
Quello che mi stupisce di più è la posizione assunta dalla farfalla, che pare vogli farsi fotografare in bella posa da te.
Nitidezza dell'immagine, colori naturali, POV, DOF...tutto è superbo!
- carper (8439)
- [2008-01-19 9:48]
yes that after shot is marvelous Alexei,
but this one of this fantastic butterfly is even a good photo, the pov is good, F18 good setting, good light and very nice composition, good photojob, thank you Alexei for the good shots. Have a nice evening
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-01-19 9:53]
Great sales pitch Alexei!
And an excellent image to ice the purchase too ;)
Well done mf,
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-01-19 10:19]
A very lengthy and complex note..I can see you are a science minded man! Very good explanations for all things and well understood. Beyond that the image is quite fine as well...a good presentation...You could gather together and make Powerpoint production!
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-01-19 10:23]
Exelente Macro. Muy hermosos colores y muy buen encuadre de la Mariposa. La pose le da un valor mas a esta toma.
- marieproue (3674)
- [2008-01-19 10:53]
Amazing, quels beaux détails et les couleurs sont tellemtn natureles.
- Hil (5035)
- [2008-01-19 10:54]
Superb Macro shot of the lovely Swallowtail, nicely composed with a lovely pose by the resting butterfly, the detail is just excellent and can really see the texture of the wings, wonderful colours and nice natural light with a great BG.
TFS Hil :o)
- wuta (2142)
- [2008-01-19 11:00]
Hello Alexei , This shot is very nice and so complete ,well taken shot ,good in pov and very fine details colours and bg , ,Greetings Teunie .
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2008-01-19 11:26]
very powerful appearance - excellent approach!
Thank you! My best regards,
- Ena (2454)
- [2008-01-19 13:34]
Nice capture. Good pose and beautiful colors!
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-01-19 15:44]
I read your interesting but very nice notes. thanks for sharing your opinion and this perfect macro of very beautiful Papilio. F/18 great selection and it gives great result. Focus and sharpness excellent. POV and composition also. Thanks again. have a nice weekend
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-01-19 17:48]
Perfect work as your style,thanks for share,Luciano
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-01-20 3:24]
Beautiful buttefly and interesting POV. Sharpness and OOF background is perfect. Maybe you could reduce higlights a little bit
- horia (16656)
- [2008-01-20 5:36]
A very beautiful macro from you that helps us make sense better with your last post :)
The first thing i remarked here is the magnificent focus you had here - judging after the fence that the butterfly is sitting on, we can see where the focus begins and where it ends and we can tell that the only thing sharp in this frame is the subject itself...almost nothing around it...and that's a very hard thing to do. Congratulations!
Very beautiful lighting and colors, excellent sharpness and good composition, too.
Just as you said, too, the pose of its legs are indeed amazing...looks like a little ballerina :)
Bravo and TFS
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-01-20 6:15]
I love your thoughts!!! Wonderfully creative concepts.
A great shot - so very sharp and clean. As usual! :)
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-01-20 7:36]
Hola Alexei, nos estás presentando unas selecciones de fotografías impresionantes, de mucha calidad técnica y de una buena sensibilidad y visión de lo que te rodea.
No es muy común la pose de esta mariposa, pero si una manera bella e interesante de captarla.
Excelentes el enfoque, la profundidad y los colores.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi Tejedor
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-01-20 12:33]
This butterfly appears to have achieved a great feat! You can see the effort in pulling herself to the top of the gate! I think she is responsible for the cracked paint! Don't tell your neighbour that or she may ban the butterflies!
However, the image is sharply focussed, has very natural colours and superb details!
- RP1 (251)
- [2008-01-20 17:49]
Great detail on this butterfly. The focus is perfect and BG in perfect.
- clnaef (6814)
- [2008-01-20 23:05]
Sympathique pose et bonnes couleurs.
By way of this critique I'm going to make myself very impopular as everyone above is full of praise! It's a risk I take. You have a superb camera and equipment and you've got a razor sharp capture of this Swallowtail, so far excellent!!
But, firstly, I personally, prefer to see wonderful butterflies in their natural environment but this is not easy to achieve.
Secondly I would have preferred to see the whole butterfly. Nonetheless I give you two points for the sharpness and the background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- claudine (0)
- [2008-01-21 9:49]
This is a beautiful capture, well composed and very sharp. Those butterflies are real beauties and we do have them in my country as well. This is so nice and well realized. Thanks,
Claudine (I'll be back later to read your notes)
- demeve (6165)
- [2008-01-21 10:04]
Wonderful presentation of this butterfly, great POV
wonderful composition and sharpness.. Well done
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-01-21 11:00]
what a beauty! Perfect sharp detail, composition and DOF, a work of the utmost skill - very well done.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-01-21 23:52]
Happy New Year - I just got home
Great shot - very skillful. Good colour and detail here.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-01-22 0:37]
Light, colors, focus, and sharpness look very nice. TFS
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2008-01-22 6:20]
Again, a perfect executed shot!
Its so good and enjoyable the sharpness got here.
What a difference makes a picture like this, from other not so skillfully done.
I can't avoid to mention the fence paint issue...probably you can help and tell a couple of advices to your neighbor...
Congratulations and thanks so much to share with us.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-01-22 7:10]
Hello Alexei ! Wonderful macro, very sharp details, great background and lovely light. THe exposure is very good too, very well done ! Thanks !
- dejo (2242)
- [2008-01-22 8:56]
lovely close-up picture, I like captured pose of this wonderful butterfly, great work
- arfer (0)
- [2008-01-22 10:03]
The clarity is exceptional,with an excellent POV and DOF.
Well focused with sharp details,this butterfly is a stand out from the beautiful OOF BG.
The lighting and colours are wonderful.
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2008-01-22 11:18]
Very beautiful light and details.
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2008-01-22 12:01]
Magnífica, es sorprendente la nitidez y textura conseguidas, bonita composición, excelente luminosidad. Saludos
How marvellous and beautiful this shot with such great sharpness and excellent DOF, lighting, colors and composition. This is one of my favourite butterflies. I love it!
I'm sorry that I have no time to think of a better English praise ;)
Thank you very much for this beauty.
- sunkirana (1143)
- [2008-01-22 17:39]
Hi Alexei, Fresh bright colours make this picture worth watching. I liked the details and the DOF. VERY colourful.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-01-22 19:24]
This is superb!! The details are flawless. The lighting is immaculate. The composition is perfect. I like it and will be one of my favorite.
- fiyo (15161)
- [2008-01-23 0:49]
Excellent capture.I liked POV,natural colors,lighting and visual impact a lot.TFS
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2008-01-24 1:02]
Very nice picture of this swallowtail. Interesting title that you gave to this and the other picture. The butterfly looks fresh and great contrast to the worn out cross beam. Sharp focus and well exposed image. Lovely composition.
- dkaved (2114)
- [2008-01-24 8:13]
That certailnly is a "deep" note you have written there....I enjoyed reading.Well done in managing to get such a great image.You made the effort of getting down to the same focal plane and the result is fantastic.Great detail and the colour is perfectly natural.
- sily (1934)
- [2008-01-24 12:02]
No I was not in the water but almost :)
I love the way I can almost see the scales and eye particles in his eye, this macro lens really adds up microscopical precision, and great composition makes his pose look so proud of his beauty...lovely and perfect!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-01-24 12:42]
Amazing details in the wing pattern and fabulous 3-D effect thanks to accurate DOF!
Good light renders fine natural colours, and the presentation is done in an attractive composition...
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2008-01-25 3:07]
Geniales detalles Alex!
Perfecto encuadre y perfecta nitidez.
Buena nota amigo.
Un saludo, JL.
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2008-01-25 7:12]
Beautiful colours harmony composition. Great colour! Awesome close up shot.
- earthtraveler (3483)
- [2008-01-25 10:28]
You are a very funny and creative thinker/writer Alexie!
I know the same pedicure Master as these two and you also.:-)
Lovely shot of this butterfly. After reading your notes he/she is like a freind coming to visit. You acheived beautiful color and wonderfully sharp focus detail as well as a fine POV of this visitor. Super BG bokeh also. Well done
Have a wonderful weekend, Richard
- sayat (1457)
- [2008-01-25 11:15]
A very beautiful presentation with title so appropriate. Nice to hear the theory on the reincarnation.
Your shots have a unique sharpness that I am jealous of!
All the best,
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-01-25 13:49]
pov original, excelente foco, iluminación perfecta...
- captainsgirl (4088)
- [2008-01-26 15:06]
I really like your POV here with the butterfly looking up over the beam a bit, colors are excellent as is the sharpness and clarity, its a beauty! TFS
- mlines (3116)
- [2008-01-27 11:32]
Hi Alexei, You have a very good sense of humour as well as good photographic eye! I like the little stories you add to your nature photos which make for fun reading. Good clarity and colours. Thanks for the package of photo and stories. Murray.
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-01-30 4:58]
Wonderful shot and a great pose captured. Very impressive sharpness and colours. Perfect lighting, exposure and DOF. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-02-01 8:34]
Technically well done.
Beautiful as well.
- Isu (1663)
- [2008-02-10 10:14]
Saludos Alex, excelente trabajo, colore nitidoz delicados y detallados. Sira
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-04-25 5:37]
very sharp and captivating shot with lovely colours.
Well lighted in superbs composition.