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The Spring at the Baltic Sea

The Spring at the Baltic Sea
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-13 14:42
Viewed: 2841
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm back again ;-)
It was very long time when I've no possibility to make a picture of butterflies. Now the Spring has just come at the Baltic coast. Yesterday I've browsed TN and I saw a lot of insect photographs taken in southern Europe. Now also I can add something here ;-D

The picture presents one of my favourite moths: Saturnia pavonia. I've found it today near my home. I hope you'll like it.

peter_stoeckl, Juyona, Alex99, sgo, cicindela, ridvan, jcoowanitwong, uleko, geterdone, snowfalken, Ena, Dis. Ac. has marked this note useful
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Hey you lucky Chris!
What a shot - what a catch - wow, I'm a little jelous!
I love this one so much, the wings are like velvet and the design is marvelous.
Thanks for sharing it with us
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Chris,
what an eye catching presentation of that female Saturnia pavonia, sitting in the bright sunshine, pretty like an exotic queen. One of the most astonishing and refined markings to be seen on moths, I am always touched when considering the short life span of just a few days of the adult moths, after having spent months or even years in their silk covered chrysalis. Very lucky discovery. What a good start for the new season - and your new camera! Congratulations!
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-04-13 15:42]

Hi Chris,
Wonderful shot of this moth. Such lovely colours and varied patterns make it look so beautiful. Natural lighting and a blurry BG makes it even nicer. Superb close-up, no doubt it is your favourite. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-13 16:23]

hi Chris,
intéressante image de ce papillon de nuit. La netteté est un peu défaillente mais les couleurs et le point de vue, permettent de relever le tout.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-13 19:10]

Hola Chris,
bella mariposa y originales detalles,
magnífico pov,
buen trabajo.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-14 10:35]

Hi Chris.
Bravo. Great picture of this amazing moth. Inclined tree branch creates the perfect basis of your wonderful composition. Details (including sharpness and colours) of the moth are excellent as well as the nice well illuminated and colored BG. Superb done. My compliments and TFS.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-14 10:56]

Les gros points rendent le papillon très reconnaissable.
Bonne journée.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-04-14 14:15]

Hi Chris,
A very nice and welcome re-start! Thank you very much for sharing this S. pavonia with us and good luck for the rest of this season!

Witam Krzysztofie!
No calkiem niezly zwierzak, na zywo nigdy ten cmy jakos nie widzialem mimo, ze do malenstw nie nalezy ;>
Fadna fotka i interesujaca notka.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

PS. Tutaj, jesli tylko masz ochote, znajdziesz inna pawice jaka udalo mi sie sfotografowac na Balkanach ;>

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-16 14:53]

hi chris; nice shot of the small little butterfly,despite alitte noisy on it head the light looks good on the wings, nice pov, well composed shot, very nice bg and details
tfs & regards

Hello Chris,
This is a colorful moth. Lovely marking on wings. POV and composition are great. TFS this impressive image.

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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-04-21 12:30]

Hi Chris,
Nice moth! Lovely colors and details. I keep being amazed by the colors on moths. They are so colourful even though they are night creatures.
Lovely pose and nice settings.
Good composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-22 2:06]

Hello Chris,
Nice to have you back and with a great start!
Excellent capture of this large and beautiful moth in a nice pose showing sharp details and very nice colours. I look forward to seeing more of your spring collection!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

This is really nice Chris. It displayed it's wings very nice for ya and you captured it well with the details, compo and POV. Great shooting. Excellant shooting actually!


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-25 9:44]

What a beautiful moth!!
I like a lot this pictue, Chris!
You were lucky to find this creature. The pattern on its wings is really beautiful and eye-catching.
The quality of the image is great, with excellent sharpness, colors, DOF, exposure... And a gorgeous composition.
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-04-26 8:25]

Hi Chris,

Great picture of this moth.
Great color, sharpness, lighting and background.


Hello Chris,

A very good composition of this good looking moth! I love the slight diagonal and the way you avoided the boring middle of the frame. You show us great details and exceptional patterns of the wings. Even butterflies would be jealous on this guy. The colors are natural and the I like the way you rendered the softness of the wings! Well done! TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

Derroche de belleza Chris, Siento (sorry) no poder comentar más.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-09 1:30]

Hi Chris,
Beautiful shot!
Love your whole photo gallery!

Hi Chris,

what an very beautiful moth.
Nice pov, great details anf \d with fine colours.


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