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Orange Float

Orange Float
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Copyright: Julian Dowding (julian) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 114] (605)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Butterflies Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-25 14:34
Viewed: 3383
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dark Green Fritillary (male).
I liked it because it looked like it was floating in mid air but of course it was actually perched on a Scabious flower.
Dark Greens are one of my favourite butterfly species. They are beautiful on both upper and undersides and have wonderful caterpillars and pupae.
Like all UK fritillaries, these ones are threatened by habitat loss and greedy people who would develop prime sites and lazy councils who cannot be bothered to protect sites even when they are designated as nature reserves. Hard luck I guess but we need to fight and preserve all planet earth's natural world.

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Hi Julian,

Beatiful shot of this "Dark Green Fritillary"
Excellent compo and POV
Perfect sharpness with fine details
lovely BG and a good DOF

TFS Thijs

Great how you've captured this lovely butterfly against the wonderful soft background Julian.
Excellent exposure, sharpness and depth of field.
Lighting, details and colors are very beautiful.
It really looks as if the butterfly is floating.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards, Harry

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-25 16:55]

Hello Julian,
Very nice and sharp. Well saturated colors. Nice DOF and pleasant background. The butterfly does look like it is floating as you said. My only suggestion would be a different crop. I would do horizontal crop with much less space above and below butterfly.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-25 20:40]

Hello Julian

A very well focused and saturated shot of this fritillary.The colours are vivid.Very good POV and DOF.The details are sharp.Nicely composed in the frame.The OOF BG makes a wonderful back drop.TFS


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-25 23:32]

Hello Julian,
Beautiful close up.I liked POV,vivid colors,blurred BG,clear details and framing a lot.

Hi Julian,
marvellous shot wuth beautiful BG,superb composition and pov.sharpness is perfect,good dof.

hi julian,
beautiful butterfly shot, liked the way you have composed this shot, smooth green bg gives good contrast to the insect, nice pov, sharp image with good details,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-17 7:00]

Hola Julian
Preciosa captura de esta linda Argynnis aglaja. I like a lot the POV with all that smooth green bg and the butterfly standing out so well. Ops! Ya no sé en qué idoma escribo, qué locura! A mí también me gustan mucho estas mariposas, aunque me resulta un poco difícil distinguir unas 'Fritillaries' de otras.
Una foto fantástica, muchas gracias por compartirla. Saludos.

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