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Up and Under the Clipper

Up and Under the Clipper
Photo Information
Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-05-02 11:51
Viewed: 4709
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is the Blue clipper with wings spread and in WORKSHOP is the same clipper showing under-wing. Honestly its the same butterfly just the light is different for each shot.

The Blue Clipper (Parthenos sylvia lilacinus) is a member of the Nymphalidae family. Commonly found in South Thailand and Malaysia it prefers the plain areas and forest edge.

It has a wingspan up to 3 1/2 inches (8.5-9.0 cm). The color at the forewing dorsum and hindwing basal areas are a brilliant lilac blue colour. The larvae eat Adenia palmata and Tinospora cordifolia.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 70/1 mm

Luc, phlr, firelord, Fisher, metcher, marhowie, liquidsunshine, wallhalla15, aido, thistle, Christopher_PL, momos, TAZ has marked this note useful
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Good picture!
Really detailed and colorfull.
TSF, Andrea

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-05-02 11:59]

Excellent photo.
Excellent note.
Thank you very much Stephen.
I think there is a little bonus on the leave at the left.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-05-02 12:27]

Hi Stephen,

Spotless!!! Beautiful capture, composition, details. Excellent work.


Hi Stephen,

A great pic, excellent pic with great DOF and sharpness.



Nice butterfly. Excellent exposure and details all over the body. Sharp. Well composed.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-05-02 13:03]

Hello Steven , A Beautiful photo from the butterfly , good colours sharpnes details compositie , very good ,Greetings Teunie .

Superb capture with good sharpness, colors and composition

Hi Stephen,
What a beauty. Such great colors and so sharp. The details on the body are so amazing and the wings are such great shape.

Lovely image Stephen,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition. Perfect DOF and BG.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Absolutely fantastic! This is extremely nice shot, I like this POV, I like to capture them lust the same. The detail and colors are beautiful. Well done Stephen. :)

Hello Stephen,
this is a great butterfly shot. Great sharpness, details and POV too. This is a great composition and your note is very informative too. Thank you for posting.

Nice butterfly + good photographer= perfect picture!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-02 15:52]

Hi Steve,
A great shot, fantastic detail and colours. Perfectly framed which shows off the symmetry, exposure on the mark and excellent DOF. A nice top and bottom frame too, I like it.

BTW I take it the picture on your intro isn't you limbering up against a bus-stop ;-)

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-05-02 17:02]

Hi Stephen,
Beautiful capture of this butterfly with brilliant colours, good light and perfect exposure, superb details.
Very well done!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-02 20:47]

Bonjour Stephen!

Félicitations pour la prise de ce magnifique papillon aux couleurs éclatantes. Félicitations pour l'expositions et la qualitée d'image.



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-05-02 23:02]

Hola Stephen.- Que buena foto, exelente contrase, luz y colores de esta bella marioposa. Los colores azules le dan un toque muy especial. Luis52.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-03 2:02]

Magnificent, Stephen.
Fabulous details and colors in a fantastic POV.
TFS. : )

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-03 4:07]

Very beautiful butterfly!
Excellent POV with wigs wide open!
Very good on details and colours!
Very beautiful colour!
Very good DOF!
5* and TFS!

Hi Stephen,
Very good macro. Fantastic colors and sharp details. To make impression. :)
TFS Malgosia

Hello Stephen,
Lovely shot! The butterfly is captured with perfect details and lighting. Classic POV works good to show the beauty of it's wings.

Hi Steve,
Exceptional capture, and what a beautufiul specimen this is...The color, detail, DOF, POV, and exposure are perfect. Very pleasing BG and overall a treat for the eyes :)
I like the "cracking post" tag..it works for me!
Very well done.

Very good picture - all the details are excellent. Good colours and sharpness.


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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2006-05-07 18:24]

Ωραία φωτογραφία Stephen!!!
+ το βάθος πεδίου
+ οξύτητα
+ κάδρο

wow - I really like both shots very of this very beautiful butterfly. Each have their merits, but I guess this one shows the butterfly of better. Th elighting in it is excellent, and the composition is spot on.


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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-06-10 5:09]

Perfect photo.
I really like it. BFly is in the perfect pose and the frame makes this photo more interesting. Colours and POV... super.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-22 7:25]

Hello Steve,
I have missed this wonderful macro. This species is so lovely. Exposure and sharpness are excellent. The centered composition works here. Good idea to send in WS an other view.
Bravo my friend and TFS.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-07-29 11:09]

Hello Stephen

Nice shot with good and natural colors, excellent lighting and sharpness showing all the details. Perfect composition and wonderful butterfly.
Well done

Nice shot. I love the horizontal composition and the details on the image. Good colours and pov too. Thanks for sharing.

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