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An aerial view of an aerial visitor

An aerial view of an aerial visitor
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Copyright: Angelina Deans (angybone) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1047 W: 14 N: 2372] (7684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Olympus Zuiko 40-150 f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-25 16:30
Viewed: 2982
Points: 34
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Ah, another lovely...probably the same one, enjoying the final blooms of my Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus drummondii). Tonight we're expecting another freeze which means the landscape will soon change.
I'm a little worried I won't find anything to photograph. While I've been taking photos for a few years, I really only got into it since I bought this Olympus this summer. I hope the fever doesn't freeze with the Turk's Caps.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-25 16:35]

Hi Angy,

I know how you feel. There has been nothing to shoot here for days. Our winter migrants haven't arrived yet - maybe because we hit 90 today? Nice view of this butterfly on the red flower. Nice colors with good details.


Hi Angelina,
the pov for this one sure is unusual and also is what makes it special.Winter time is great for taking all sorts of photos so don't let a mere freeze stop you from getting out and shooting what you find.One great thing are birds become so much more easy to get shots of and you will see other animals that are not around at any other time of year as well.A nice photo you have uploaded and thanks for sharing it.Don't let that fever freeze and do not get a cold fever also. Bob

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-10-25 23:37]

Hello Angelina,
Very interesting angle you captured here of this
beautiful butterfly, great colors and details


Hello Angelina,
The red flower is a nice eye-catcher, that immediately takes my eyes to the butterfly!
An interesting composition with good details, attractive colour palette...
Pablo -

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-26 0:01]

Hi Angelina

As you say and unusual and highly effective POV. Lovely colours too.

TFSSorry this is even shorter than usual - the internet went down yesterday and I have only a few mins left to write crits!


I just love how the wings on this take off into the DOF. What a nice blend.The selection of your focus worked out just right. A beautiful display Angelina.The sharpness on edges of wings give this such a realistic look.
I am sure there will be many things around you find to photograph. You just need to explore.Freezing on plants and branches in the sunlight thaw look fantastic too.Crystalline shapes are much a part of nature to me.
Take care

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-26 3:58]

No, winter is full of a whole lot of new things to photograph: The lanscapes change dramatically often providing excellent photographs, the lighting is beautiful, there are different animals, snow, snowflakes etc. :)
At the moment though, my photography is in the doldrums because where I live the lighting is poor, all the animals are gone, the winter creatures haven't arrived, and it's not cold enough for snow... but it should pick up in a few weeks ;)
I love the original POV in this shot!
And it is so full of colours.
+++ Original POV and good pose. Gorgeous colours with decent lighting. Effective DOF and a good BG.
--- Nothing :)
Well done Angy,
Joe :)

Dear Angy
Very intersting POV here,
Perfect details,composition and exposure,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Hi Angy-an interesting view, nicely done!
I too am sad to see the butterflies go, soon we'll be in Florida for a whole new range of subjects. You'll find plenty of things to photograph, Texas is famous for its birds!

Looks like you are going to be the lone Texan..Sounds like a movie...Very interesting capture. So perhaps you want to switch from ground fire fighting to aerial which gave you cause to use the word. Watching a lot of TV on the net eh?

Good POV - and Joey is right - there still is a lot to come - the 2nd Butterfly wave is on it's way... :) (At least what the southern states like Texas or Florida is concerned.)
It's a bit noisy - so I posted it to the WS to see what can be done about it...
Cheers, Klaus

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-26 9:54]

Hi angelina . a very nice top view of the butterfly. somthing a bit different. good natural colour. well done TFS.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-26 9:57]

A delightfully original Pov and composition
Superb notes -- good luck!

Your photography work will NEVER EVER freeze up. You may, personally; but not your LOVELY work.
We all love this hobby; we will ALWAYS find something to share.
Look at the current one. IT'S BEAUTIFUL.
See ya!!!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-27 1:32]

Hi Angelina,
Just acknowledging this wonderful shot. Will come back with a proper critique in a while.

Un original punto de vista.
Bello colorido y buena nota.
Saludos, JL.

hello Angelina

from your image it is the pov that i like very much
and your image show us that even the butterflies
can have camouflage with there natural habitat



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