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Holding leaf
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Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 800
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies, Butterflies II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-22 12:32
Viewed: 5131
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Large Tree Nymph (Idea leuconoe)

FAMILY: Nymphalidae

LOCATION: Thailand to Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan.

HABITAT: Tropical forest, coastal, and swamps.

The picture of this butterfly was taken in the Crystal Garden Conservation Center in Victoria, BC.

The Crystal Garden Conservation Centre has closed. It was located in the historic Crystal Garden Building behind the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The Crystal Garden originally contained the world’s largest indoor saltwater pool which operated from 1925 to 1967. In 1980 the Crystal Garden Building re-opened as a conservation centre. The Crystal Garden Building will now undergo structural and seismic upgrading and re-open with a brand new use in 2006.

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To Athila: Papillon...iglootrek 1 10-31 21:37
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Hi Stephan, very nice close-up you start with.
I suppose you used a tripod with the long shutterspeed 1/80sec. It's a bit tight and it's some noise but it's still a nice picture.
Good details and nice colours.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

Hi Stephan, nice opening.
Great bokeh and lighting, I agree with Gert about the tight crop.
Focus is on the edge of the wing, it should be on the head.
The frame is too heavy Imo, welcome TN.

Keep sharing.

Formidable prise. Quelle netteté, on en redemande. Merci.

Hi Stephan,
wow, this is so marvelous. Such a beautiful butter fly with good sharpness and a very good contrast. Very well done, thanks.
A warm welcome here at TrekNature, I hope to see more of those phantastic shots, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Stephan

Sorry to say my time is limited again today, so this is just a quick critique. Very good work. I like the POV. Colours are great as is the sharpness and detail. Well done. Thanks.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-23 0:39]

A very good first performance, Stephan.
Excellent composition and point of view.

I wish you the most cordial welcome on TrekNature.
In the pleasure to admire your next posts and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-23 4:19]

Hi Stephan, what a super composition you have here of the tree nymph. Excellent psoe on the leaves. Nice and sharp too. Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-23 4:30]

Very beautiful butterfly, Stephan. Good job and TFS. : )
A warm welcome to TN. : )

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-10-23 6:25]

Very good!
Beautiful butterfly!
Wonderful black and white colors!
Excelent details!

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-10-24 6:17]

great bfly! nice close-up. i like your framing and composition. tfs

Very nice composition and subject, Stephan. It is a bit soft but I tried a new sharpening technique and did a WS. Please tell me what you think.

J'aime beaucoup les couleurs douces de cette superbe composition. Le cadrage serré est très efficace pour mettre en valeur ce papillon.

Salut Stephane, jolie papillon!

Techniquement l'exposition est excellent et le focus presque parfait.

Artistiquement, j'adore le flou à l'arrière. Parcontre j'aurais aimé un peu plus de PdC afin que la deuxième antenne soit plus nette, mais alors ton fond aurait été moins flou. À première vue on serait porté à dire que le cadrage est un peu serré, mais d'un autre côté, il n'y a rien à montrer derrière, alors dans ce cas le cadrage se justifie très bien.

Quel objectif et quelle focale as-tu utilisé?

Belle image et mercie de les partager.

Nice shot, with excelent composition and great natural details specially in the wings. Tha head is just a bit blured but still a great post. I love the BG. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Stephan - Great DOF and composition and with good clarity. One can feel the texture of the wings

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