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My first Visitor

My first Visitor
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 G ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-19 12:07
Viewed: 3183
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

My post today is of a butterfly that I captured a little earlier in the year.

Thank you to Peter (Batu) who reliably informs me that this is in fact a female Meadow Brown. I am indebted for his knowledge and help.

I had a serious lack of butterflies in the garden this year and recorded hardly any until August. For that reason, I was very pleased to record this as the first female Meadow Brown to visit my garden.

For further information about The Meadow Brown please click here.

Many thanks for your interest.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. :-)

pp cropped, sharpened, adj brightness & contrast, added borders & signed

nglen, Heaven, boreocypriensis, eqshannon, marhowie, crs, siggi, eng55, bucanas, Alex99, uleko, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-19 12:12]

Hi Beverley. I think you are right with your ID but i will look it up to be sure. Any way whatever it is you have taken a good close up. Showing all the wing marking and natural colours. A nice pose on the pink flower. well done TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-19 13:38]

Hi Bev,no better POV to capture this beautiful butterfly,i like a lot the perfects details and colors and a very nice flower too.Thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Beverley,
your picture shows a female of Maniola jurtina, the Meadow Brown.
Best wishes,

Ciao Bev, great capture of Mnniola jurtina, great macro with splendid natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-19 15:02]

Hello Beverley, what a beautiful image you got! Well composed, perfect lightand very sharp. Thanks!


Hi Bev,
Beutiful shot of this Gatekeeper from a fine lateral POV showing the pattern of underwings. Details, colours and sharpness are excellent.
TFS and cheers,


Hi Bev,
Excellent capture of this beautiful butterfly with good POV and composition, sharp details and nice natural BG.

The Gatekeeper sounds a bit mysterious...and for a butterfly... so we might have to add a meaning which has symbolic quality such as Sprite...I think that fits best for you. Your framing always amazes me..You must have made your own template. Ram is also doing this well now..I am impressed at how simple framing can be so very dynamic!

Nice colors and good detail Beverly,
It's well composed & a great POV.
I also noted a remarkable decline in not just butterflies, but all insects this year.
Hope next year we fare better hey? :)

Hi Bev, good to see you here. What a wonderful butterfly you captured. The DOF, detail, and colors are pin sharp as well as the flowers. The composition is lovely.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-19 23:46]

A very nice capture Beverley,
Good sharp details and excellent composition.
Great work,well done.
Regards Siggi

Wonderful animal. Nice composition and detail.
Best wishes,

Hi Beverley!

You present us a delightful picture of a butterfly, and I'm glad you have had the opportunity to finally catch it. Moreover, you have put it very well on stage. The position of butterfly and the composition are marvellous.

Kind regards


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-20 8:35]

Hello Beverley
Very beautiful sharp-detailed photo in great natural colours. Good POV and composition.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-20 10:28]

Hi Bevereley,
Very nice close up of this butterfly.Well caught and composed.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Beverley,
Congratulation,beautiful composition,tganks.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-23 9:19]

Hi Beverley.
Your first visitor is amazing as well as the picture of it. I like wonderful composition of the shot and very impressive POV. You managed to reflect all beauties of the insect and flower as well as of the BG perfectly. Lights and colours are superb and very pleasant for look. BG is unusual and very nice too. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Bev,
Coming back to view your nature image with joy!
lovely pose of the Meadow Brown with a good lighting!
the bg colour is real nice as well
good sharpness, nice colour and details
well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-24 4:16]

Hello Bev,
What a lovely reminder of summer! Excellent view of the Meadow Brown in a nice pose on the Thistle. Fine sharp details and beautiful colours in this lovely composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-11-28 15:36]

Hi Beverley,
a very brilliant capture of the butterfly. The pose is so right in this diagonal position, the flower it is perching on is so attractive and the the blurry background makes everything so well composed.
Excellent clarity and sharpness, very captivating and plesant.


Hello Beverley

A lovely composition with fabulous colour and light.
The pose is well captured and composed.
Excellent DOF,the OOF BG looks very good.
Nicely done.


Hi Beverley,

The close-up point of view is allowing to see the details and colors of the butterfly getting nectar from the flower. The picture is clear and sharp. The subject is well frame. The light is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.


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