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Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell
Photo Information
Copyright: Andy Brook (AndyB) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/280 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, 40 points or more - 40 puntos o más [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-07-27 14:03
Viewed: 7763
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A small Tortoiseshell butterfly briefly resting on a wall early today in our garden.
The Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) is probably the most commonly known of British Butterflies and is a frequent visitor to gardens in Summer and it lays its eggs on the tender shoots of Nettle.
Size 50-56 mm
First generation flight period June-August
Photo cropped and sharpened USM 20%.
No other adjustments.

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Very good , nice colors and very sharp.
Welcome to Nt.
Well done

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-07-27 14:27]

A splendid butterfly, very great colours, good composition, and perfectly sharp.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-07-27 15:05]

The slight diagonal, the X formed by the wings cum attenae? where is the spell check? the blue border and nearly same blue in the flowers, al make a lovely composition here, Andy.
Welcome too, to you.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-07-27 15:18]

Very good definition and I like the composition. Welcome at TN

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-07-27 17:07]

Definitly a great shot!
Colors are wonderful.
Composition, DOF and focus are good too.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-07-27 17:18]

Great stuff Andy, the colours on the wings are sublime. DoF excellent. Nice one!

Great capture, well placed in the frame, beautiful colours and sharpness with only the right wingtip falling slightly outside the DOF range.

Wellcome to TN Andy, this is a good shot well framed , loads of detail, colours really good,only the right hand wing tip very slightly OOF, but the rest is spot on.

Very nice shot! I really like the vivid colours you've captured, the blue in the background provides a nice counterpoint to the mainly red butterfly. If I were to suggest anything I'd like a little more DOF, since the nearest wing isn't quite as sharp as it could be, but it's only marginal... Good capture :-D

he is beautiful Andy,
Realy nice colours, I like the way you composed the photo, specialy the blue flowers on the edge. Very nice. Very good firt one Andy. O yes welcome on Nt. Good job.
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WElcome on TN Andy. Very crispy capture of this Tortoiseshell. Colours, dof and composition - everything is spot on. Great job you did here.

Very nice butterfly! Your framing, colors and DoF are perfect and note very informative! Bravo!

The colours of this butterfly is not as common as its occurence. You have done a nice job with this capture. Thanx for sharing.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 50 N: 47] (130)
  • [2004-07-29 9:32]

Excellent macro andy,great details and vivid colors..Great shot !!

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2004-07-29 17:50]

Lovely shot Andy, sharp with lovely colours.

So sharp !
Wonderful colours !
Great shot, Andy !

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-03 16:49]

Gran definicion y nitidez Andy.
Los colores, encuadre y DOF, excelentes.
Felicitaciones por una gran captura!

Great definition and clearness Andy.
The colors, frame and DOF, excellent. Congratulations by a great capture!

wondering in your gallery I picked this one as too choose out of your rich is not that easy. Also because I tried once this same butterfly but yours is really good !

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-08-23 9:06]

Quel magnifique papillon vraiment bien photographié. Les couleurs sont superbes, on retrouve même le bleu du papillon dans les fleurs...
Well done !

Colors composition is beautiful here and IMO, makes the shot. It might be a detail, but my eyes are attracted by the reminder of flower's blue on the little spots on the wings edge. Perfectly sharp and exposed, very good details. A painter wouldn't have done better.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-12-05 17:52]

WONDERFULL! great capture here, nice color,perfect focus, very beautifull macro.
Well done Andy,

Very good shot full colors, good DOF well done.

The color here is magnificent.What a lovely little butterfly.Great post,keep up the good work.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-10 9:54]

Andy, quite an amazing picture. Great sharpness and beautiful colors. Almost an artistic one. The insect is very beautiful, and you show this well.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-06-10 11:06]

No words!
The butterfly is beautiful but the picture is GREAT!

hello:) beauty photo:) exellent work:) I love colours here:) and DOF is great:)
well done:)


Wooow This's really very good! Wonderful colors also a great composition and details.A nice first post:)
Welcome to TN

Hi Andy , great picture and a very useful note,
The wings looks like "it is on fire"
Excellent DOF,Composition,colors and presentation

Hello Andy!

Nice to view your photos again:) I've given myself a real JumPstart with finally getting myself a good D-SLR:)
Very Nice Macro of this beautiful butterfly! Here in Norway we call it NesleSommerfugl (Nesle=Nettle and sommerfugl=butterfly) and is the most common sight here as well along with the admiral and the cabbagebutterfly.

Regards PeCO

Hello Andy.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Regards.Jose Luis.

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