- trinko (4321)
- [2007-04-27 22:11]
great colors good focus nice use of DOF. The flower looks very nice but i'd crop closer to the insect so the butterfly is larger.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2007-04-27 22:35]
C'est une excellente prise de vue en macro ! La composition est très jolie avec de belles couleurs,et détails sont de toutes beautés ainsi que le BG.
Merci pour le partage .
Au revoir et Bravo....JP
- arfer (0)
- [2007-04-27 23:04]
Masterfully done.You have captured the hairstreak on an amazing perch.The composition is beautiful.Spot on focus and sharp details.The lighting is great,and the colours are vivid.Very good detail on the wings.Nice sharp antenna posts.Superb.TFS
- elefantino (14406)
- [2007-04-28 1:37]
Great close up really sharp and detailed.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-04-28 3:59]
it's a beautiful shot, I like this flower and of course the pretty butterfly, a wonderful arrangement, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-04-28 4:34]
selam Ken; nice shot of this butterfly and nice comp with nice colours.good POV particularly flower well captured. TFS
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-04-28 4:42]
Hello Ken lovely colours, I like the close crop good focus and sharpness. Background is good also. TFS rgds Necip.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-04-28 4:53]
the DOF on this shot is fantastic. It isolates the butterfly and flower very well. Extremely sharp and detailed aswell!
- septama (363)
- [2007-04-28 6:16]
nice moment you capture a pretty buterfly just perching in the top blue flower, really nice contrast and detail of both flower and butterfly, tfs
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-04-28 6:31]
Un original punto de vista.
Buena nitidez, detalles, brillo...
Una escena muy bonita.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-04-28 7:25]
Quality of your amazing picture is simply great. I like its perfect composition (inclined plant is balanced by butterfly excellently, cropping is exact at high level), crisp sharpness and terrific details, amazing combination of basic colours (blue and grey). Bravo and best regards. Superb work.
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2007-04-28 11:21]
Well taken, good detail and exposure, though I think this would be better presentation wise if you crop just a bit tighter and put more focus on the butterfly. Just a thought, nice work.
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-04-28 11:59]
Both the post and the WS are excellent images of the Gray Hairstreak. Fine sharpness, color, BG and compo.
Especially nice to see as it is a new species to me.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- mikou (6093)
- [2007-04-29 5:10]
Beautiful capture.Looks it as though this blue flower be of interest for different sorts of insect:-)
I like this your composition with beautiful combination those fine coloured flowers and grey butterfly.As well as great close-up with perfect view on sharp details on this butterfly in WS.Very good DOF and perfect sharpness.I like very nice saturation blue color this flower so much.Well done,TFS.
Best greetings Milos.
- kokos101 (439)
- [2007-04-29 12:25]
this is great compositon and beautiful colors.
great sharpnes too.
- snowfalken (1788)
- [2007-05-02 8:48]
This is a great picture of two beauties, the flower and the butterfly! I don't think we have this butterfly here in our area. Nor do we have the bluebonnet!
Very good and simple composition! Just the subjects and the wonderful background! You made good use of the power points of the composition! I also appreciate the diagonal placement of the Bluebonnet. The lack of distracting objects is a bonus! Another positive thing is the clearly readable silhouette of the butterfly against the background! Great job!
The colors are bright and well assorted! The orange color in the butterfly's wings are complimentary with the blue color of the flower. I guess there was more orange on the upper side of the wings!
The contrast was adjusted very well to isolate every flower in the blossom! Also the details in the butterfly were highlighted! The low contrast in the background is an asset!
In spite of the difficult shooting conditions you did a great job! I know from experience how difficult it is to photograph insects in windy conditions. The strong light could allow you to use a faster shutter speed to compensate for the moving flowers but it can also hinder you from exposing the scene correctly! I don't know whether you used the flash light but I can tell that the exposure was successful!
Very good focus on the butterfly! The f/8 aperture enabled you to keep a good sharpness throughout the subject while blurring everything in the background!
Excellent work my friend! Texas definitely has a beautiful state flower! Thanks for sharing!
With Friendly Regards,
PS: I also enjoyed your workshop!
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-05-14 18:08]
What a marvellous capture!
This kind of butterflies are my favourite.
Excellent sharpness, natural colors and really beautiful composition!
Great job and valuable note.
Thank you very much for sharing