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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
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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: 2008-11-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX APO IF HSM, Digital ISO-200, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/11
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-25 9:13
Viewed: 3510
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not a very Christmasy photo, but it's all I could find! :-)

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

I don't know what this butterfly is so I'd really appreciate it if anyone else can help me :-)

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To nglen: Xmasjoey 1 12-25 12:06
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Hi Joe,

A very different Butterfly snap actually... So unique POV... But nice details and good sharpness....

Unfortunately I too can't ID it...

Thank you for sharing it,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-25 9:32]
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Hi Joe. Hi not to sure what this one is from your trip to swindon. A good POV/dof. with fine detail and natural colours. well done TFS.

Ps did you get anything for your camera for christmas.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-25 9:53]

Hi Joe,
Very good details, lighting, background, POV, composition, focus and sharpness. I like the upside-down pose :o)
Merry Christmas to you and your family
All the best,

Hi Joe
Can't help with the ID on this one but it is a fine photo. Good use of f/11 to keep the insect well focussed but keep it distinct from the background. Excellent detail showing the scales on the wings.
Kind Regards
PS - Blashford hides were closed today, but my dad says there are Redpolls there and also a Bittern has been spotted. Had good fun at Cadman's Pool and I'll pop a link to some video footage I took of the birds up there once I've uploaded it.

Hello Joe,
Merry Christmas to you and your family...
Nicely done. Do like the tripod:-)
Good you didn't do a rotation.
Furthermore a good depth of field.
Well done

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-25 10:37]

Hi Joe,
Before i opened the tumbnail i though it was a dried leave:)Very nice close up of this butterfly.POV,details and framing are wonderful.
Merry Christmas and thanks for posting.

Thanks for this interesting looking butterfly Joe, and enjoy a Merry Christmas my friend!

Hello Joe,
Sincerely wishing a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR2009 in UK!!
and thanks for this lovely image of masterpiece of butterfly in macro!
take good care and regards

Ciao Joe, splendid Christmas card with wonderful butterfly, great light and colors, fantastic details and great sharpness, very well done, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, ciao Silvio

Excelente trabajo, aunque creo como he dicho alguna vez, que abriendo un poco más el ángulo, la fotografía mejoraría.
Un excelente documento.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Feliz Navidad para tí y los tuyos.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-25 13:14]

Hello Joe,
Beautiful close up.Clear details,sharpness,colors and simple BG are perfect.
Thanks for posting.Regards Siggi

Hi Joe,
Excellent capture of this beautiful butterfly; great POV and composition, fine sharp details and bright natural colours.

Hello Joe
very beautiful butterfly and its great macro-shot. Superb details and colors. Nicely composed and framed. TFS.
I wish you and your family a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas.
good night

This one is very beautiful, never saw such a brown butterfly. Looks very hairy!
Thanks, a wonderful shot,
Merry Christmas
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-12-25 15:09]

Hi Joe,Merry Xmas to you and your family too and thanks a lot for your fanatstic 2008's gallery,take care,Luciano

Hello Joe

A beautiful capture of this lovely butterfly.
Excellent clarity,the focus is sharp with wonderful texture and details.
Very good illumination,the colours are vivid.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-12-25 19:20]

Hi Joe

Sorry, no luck with the ID of this upside-down butterfly from my side either. Great details and lovely rich colours make this one pleasing on the eyes. I'm not sure if it is typical of this species or weather it was just by chance, but it is interesting how some butterflies tend to always perch on the under leaf and not on top.

Well done and TFS.

PS. I am rather pushed for time this year so please pardon me for my short comment. It is more important that I want to wish you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year. May this Christ-fest and the imminent 2009 bring you everything that is beautiful and admirable, provide all your needs with blissful abundance, present you with that which is edifying and inspiring, grant you blessed peace and harmony, and bestow upon you a myriad of worthwhile pleasures and breathtaking moments with close friends and dear family.

I don't know how you do it, but whatever it works...Good show Joey! Great one..and I loved your Xmas card as well robin with proper hat:-)

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-12-25 19:54]

Hello Joe,
Merry Christmas for you too! great shot, this is a very
beautiful butterfly. Well done


Hello Joe
an unusual pose for a perfect shot. Great details, colors and light on this beautiful butterfly on a soft background
Happy new year

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-26 2:28]

Hola Joe
magnífica captura y pov,
preciosos colores naturales y foco.
atractivo trabajo,
Feliz año nuevo :))

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-12-26 3:05]

Merry Christmas Joe!

From proper POV this butterfly looks almost like Christmas tree :-) Great macro.

Have good time!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-26 12:08]

Hi Joe,

A beautiful macro of this chocolate colored butterfly. Anything chocolate is good for Christmas. Beautiful colors and details and fantastic against the green background. I hope you and your family had a super Christmas.


Hello Joe.
Great capture of this wonderful butterfly!
Excellent sharpness and colours.
Very good POV and luminosity.
Splendid wealth of details.
José Roberto

Merry Christmas to you too!

Love the upside-ness of the butterfly. ha ha
Great shot...very clean and clear...perfect dof. Well done as always.

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