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Brown Argus

Brown Argus
Photo Information
Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-26 2:52
Viewed: 2652
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Brown Argus (Thankyou Ivan for confirming this I.D.)

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Aha!~ I'm the first critique on this one! I never get to be the first on your photos. Of course, if I keep rambling, I'll end up second or third so this has to be quick.
Great shot!
WOnderful composition - great colors. Love the details here! Good un! :)

Hi Joe,
Well focused with sharp details at the head/antennae, where it must be..
Great open wing pose/POV with nice colors, exposure, & BG as well :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-26 5:12]
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Hello Joe,
You can see by the body shape that this is a male and the many orange spots along the borders of the wings suggest that this is a Brown Argus (Aricia agestis).
Nice sharpness, composition, POV and contrast with the blurred natural green BG.
Well done and TFS!

wow Joey. This is an interesting way to post...The OOF areas are defined so well. Was that post processing or just good photography? A fine image and I have nt read others critiques so do not know if it is ID'ed yet...but a good one. Try to remember how you did this and try it again. It works well.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-26 6:51]

Hello Joe ! Great macro of this butterfly, sharp details and good light, well done ! Thanks !


Hello Joe
Very nice shot of this Brown Argus,
Perfect focusing,composition and lighting,

Good Luck

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-26 8:09]

Hi Joe,

Looks like Argus (Ivan) confirmed that this is an Argus. He is the one who would know. Gorgeous shot - you caught it in a marvelous position with the wings wide open. Excellent colors, details and composition.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-26 8:32]

Hi Joe. Hope you had a good day yeasterday. you have taken us back to may in the sun shine and warm eve.a nice colurful shot of the Butterfly.good detail awith a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-12-26 8:41]

Hello Joe,
Fine details and good DOF.
I like the lovely colours too.TFS
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Hello Joe,
Very sharp on the head/antennae with perfect details!
good clarity as a whole with beautiful colouration and pov
well done

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-26 12:44]

Hi Joey,fantastic pic in quality,sharpness and colours,i like the details of the butterflu face,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-27 0:52]

Hi Jope,
a very good composition here, with excellent DOF and some lovely detail in those markings. Great shot, well done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-27 2:02]

Hello Joe,
Excellent contrast of colours in this photo. Very good details and sharpness. I love the diagonal composition. Fantastic POV.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-27 5:39]

Hi Joe,
Wonderful shot with such fine details and markings on its wings. Lovely colours and perfect lighting. I like the green BG which highlights the butterfly well. Though the focus is a bit soft on the wings the diagonal composition works wonders here. Kudos.

Preciosa captura, con buen enfoque a la cabeza y gran sensación de dinamismo.
Saludos Joe.

Hi Joe, superb butterfly with splendid details, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-27 15:47]

Hola Joe,
interesante macro y foco...
bello encuadre y pov,
excelente trabajo,
Happy New Year

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-27 19:59]
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Hello Joe,
Very nice composition with great colors and good detail. Were its' wings quivering that they are a little soft.

Hello Joe you got some superb details on the butterfly very sharp. Nice focus on the head, DOF is a little shallow. Nice work tfs Have a happy new yr rgds Necip.

Hi Joe,

A beautiful Argus butterfly which has great colors, the bofy of the butterfly is aharp but the wings are a bit blurry. May be it can be corrected by extra sharpening. Thanks for sharing.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-01-06 4:43]

Bonjour Joe,

Bravo pour cette belle composition. Le focus est très bien réalisé et les couleurs sont extras.
Merci pour le partage.

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