- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-12-11 3:49]
Incredibly detailed macro image with vivid color. Very cool piece of work Joe, thanks for the great work.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-12-11 3:57]
Fantastic macro. All the detyails are clerly visible Great eye contact ;-) Perfect sharpness, great blured background Very good job
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-12-11 4:36]
Yes, this is the kind of picture you are the master! It's a perfect macro picture with great sharpness and therefore rich and amazing details. Pictures like this one give us a totally different impression of butterflies. Who would believe that a butterfly is such a hairy fellow...!
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2008-12-11 4:59]
a very good close-up with very fine details.
I'm surprised that you could get this close to an Orange Tip,
they use to fly away long before you can get in a decent distance for a shot.
Lovely colours, fine POV and good DOF.
This also could be an good example of handle a fill-in flash without hard contrast and shadows, really nice to see.
Very good work, my young friend.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-12-11 5:03]
A wonderful sharp close macro of an Orange Tip, the closest I have seen, taken with excellent sharpness and lighting to show us details of the head, thorax and part of the wing. Great to see the differently coloured scales as well as the hair scales and compound eye.
A very nice contribution and thanks for sharing it!
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-12-11 5:08]
La verdad es que desde tan cerca no la había visto nunca. Has conseguido una buena ampliación y respetando el color original.
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-12-11 5:12]
what an excellent macro of the Orange Tip butterfly. Stunningly beautiful and so sharp and clear too. Well done,
Best regards Siggi
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-12-11 5:57]
Hi Joe, superb closeup of splendid butterfly, perfect focus, amazing details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
Happy to find the close-up of the Orange Tip again, wasn't it turned the other way around? I'm in general not a fan of close-ups, but here the subject is so special and the colors so fine and subtle, that there is a perfect harmony between the butterfly and its surrounding. Great shot.
Have a nice evening
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-12-11 7:48]
Perfectly done macro shot. Aperture is great as well as the flash work. I like framing of the butterfly portrait so much too. Details and sharpness are stunning. My compliments.
When i look at great macros like this, it makes me feel very impatient for my new lens and, of course, for the next season :)
Wonderful close-up here with this extreme magnification on this orange tip's head.
The textures everywhere are fantastic - from the hairs on its body all the way to those impressive looking eyes - while the DOF and the light that you used are simply spot-on.
A true macro in every sense of the word!
Bravo and TFS
PS: can't wait to get together next year and have more time to exchange tips and tricks :)
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-12-11 10:38]
A photo in incredible sharpness and details. Perfect image with a fantastic composition.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-12-11 12:15]
Hi Joe. Once again a first class macro of the Orange Tip. The detail is second to none. Good use of the flash light with bright clear colours. well done TFS.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-12-11 13:02]
ANOTHER super close in shot..This looks closer than you have been ever before by the eyes...It is archival and I was just telling Silvio I have exhasted my archives...so I have to go out as I did today...even in the fog and I got a bit lucky but had none of this fine weather you seem to have had back then.
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-12-11 13:24]
I told you will find excellent pictures from your archives. This is an excellent close-up of Orange Tip. Very good POV and composition, sharp interesting details, bright beautiful colours. Well done!
Excellent macro shot.
From technical point of view just perfect.
The eye of the Orange Tip is hipnotic (I don't know if it is real English word).
Thanks for sharing
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-12-11 16:48]
Was this butterfly inside your camera??? You keep getting closer and closer and with excellent results. Colors are unbelievable - amazing details showing all the little hairs - and an absolutely magnificent eye.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-12-11 17:13]
Hi OwlMan Joe:-)
Great macro capture of a anterior part of a Orange Tip with superb details and sharpness. i can count all bristles with this great shot.
TFS this fine image my friend.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-12-11 18:03]
Tack sharp details, this is an excellent extreme closeup with wonderful details seen..
Great use of flash, POV, and framing also :)
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-12-11 18:17]
Wonderful sharpness and detail.
The lighting is well done,and the colours are vibrant.
I am really impressed with the eye detail.
Good DOF,the butterfly is well focused against the slightly OOF BG.
The butterfly's fur is amazing.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-12-11 22:02]
spettacolare super macro di Anthocharis cardamines, catturata con straordinari dettagli in una composizione con un taglio drastico ma ben equilibrata in ogni sua parte,
splendidi colori con un perfetto uso del flash che crea una bellissima luminosità.
- meyerd (7531)
- [2008-12-11 23:40]
you succeeded marvelously with this "Brustbild" . From my experience this moth does'nt like to stand still, so I admire the shot all the more. To find the right compromise between DOF and sharpness you have to choose a small but not too small f value. Now you choose f/20 and got away with it! Your Sigma macro lens obviously does wonders. My compliments.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-12-11 23:42]
A very good macro with nice colours and detail.
- hester (11638)
- [2008-12-12 11:46]
I was wondering where you found one of these in December until I read your note. I love the sharp details, the great POV, lovely colours and perfect DOF. Very nice macro work
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-12-14 18:01]
Outstanding macro image and those bristles look magnificent. Immaculate sharpness and lovely colours with perfect use of flash lighting. That eye looks so huge and gorgeous.
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2008-12-20 4:45]
spectacular tack sharp close approach showing almost microscopic details of an orange tip's face and thorax.
Very good demontration of achieving the impression of green colour by simply mixing yellow and black scales.
And what a beautifully iridescent eye in the close-up!
Very fine work that is creatively bringing new aspects to familiar objects. Thank you!
You are presenting an impressive gallery of outstanding photographic works. With all my best wishes to you.
- valy67 (9219)
- [2008-12-30 23:23]
Hello Joe !
Wow, this can be called an extreme close-up - and so brilliantly done ! Wonderful sharpness and details, we can xlearly see each and every little hair on the b-fly, even the scales on the wings. Composition, POV and colors are wonderful too. Very well done !