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Hold Tight The Ones You Love

Hold Tight The Ones You Love
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Copyright: Scott Evers (scottevers7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 3 N: 3894] (12309)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS + EF 1.4X II, B+W UV MRC
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies in love. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-23 22:24
Viewed: 4063
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Hold Tight The Ones You Love"
How ever you celebrate the holidays and new year, keep this title in mind. Peace and happiness to all of you here on TN.

Two Citrus Swallowtails preforming a delicate balancing act of love.

Taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden Butterfly House.

It's Christmas, so I won't bore you with all the tech. information.

Luc, lebjohnson, reina, Robbrown, coasties, dew77, fiyo, livios, hummingbird24, CTP, Dave, marhowie, PDP, ScottHale, Athila, gerhardt, AndyB, limier, firelord has marked this note useful
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These acrobatics are as good as any of that kamasutra stuff .. American style :) Points for a great moment captured with good details. The background could've been better though. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!!

Beautiful shot! Vivid colours and razor sharpness. I'm not sayng that the BG could'n be better, but I know we have to deal with many conditions when shooting close-ups in nature.Therfore you managed well the BG: I will allways give up some quality than disturbing the animal.
Have wonderfull Holydays!

Regards, Petru

Oh my, I wish I could take photos like this, completely in focus, composition excellent, photogenic subjects. Perfection.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-24 2:08]

That is a very sharp shot capturing a special moment. The details and colors on the mating butterflies are stunning. Congratulations on an excellent capture, Scott, and happy holidays to you and yours. : )

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-24 3:08]

Hi Scott best wishes for you to. Great tittle and picture; complete. Enjoy the hollidays greetings Reina

Hi Scott and Happy Christmas to you, very nice pair you have captured here. True wildlife has to be captured as and when it presents its self especially in the more intresting and unusual moments. I think you have made the best of the presented situation, and for me I do prefer to have the subject sharp and still see some of the enviroment
TFS & Jeaux Noel

Hi Scott

Lovely capture. Nice close details. Only 2 hours till Christmas day here in New Zealand. Not long now till the big fat man in red pays a visit to all New Zealand children.

Hi Scott!
I love your headline very much - special on this day. The shot is marvelous. The butterflies are so beautiful and you made this perfect shot just at the right moment, a very exciting moment, how amazing.
Thank you very much and have a pretty Christmas-time, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-12-24 6:08]

Amaising photo!
Very good POV!
Wonderful colours the butterflies have!
Good BG too!

Merry Christmas too!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-24 6:55]

Bonne prise, les couleurs et la composition sont excellent.

Merci et joyeuse fêtes.

Hi Scott.
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting.
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hello Scott!
Wonderful close up.Colors,clear details,POV,colors,lighting and composition are excellent.I think it would be maybe better if you roteted the canvas 90 degrees ccw.I sent you a ws,hope you'll like it.Merry Christmas.TFS...:-)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-24 11:23]

Fantastic shot Scott, very nice capture with a superb composition
Superb detail, and excellent bright colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting.
Merry Christmas!

Excellent capture of these two lover swallowtails with a nice exposure. Merry Christmas Scott! :)

Hi Scott!
Have a Great merry Christmas!!!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-25 0:10]

Scott, very nice title to this very nice image.

Great colors, pov and composition.

It is a great moment, and you did a great job.

Hello Scott,

An exceptional photo, and wonderful message.

Thank you, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and New Year!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-12-25 23:35]

Hi Scott,
Excellent capture with amazing sharpness,focus,timing,lighting and note.TFS

Merry Christmas and what an interesting post. I thought pornography wasn't allowed on the site, LOL! Great macro, perfect focus and detail. Thanks for sharing and I hope your Christmas was perfect!


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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-26 10:04]

The symmetry and beauty of this shot is amazing Scott!
Very pretty!

Excellent capture Scott! Very good sharpness, detail, color and light. You know, I've never captured b-flies mating my self..yet!!
Hope you had a Great Christmas & Very well done my friend.

Hi Scott,
This is fantastic shot! Pose and moment is unique. Great details and sharpness is additional bonus for this shot. Happy New Year!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-26 16:20]

Hi Scott, very interesting view. Very well done to capture these in the act :-)

The exposure is spot on and it's a good composition.

Very well done.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-27 17:51]

Hi Scott,
Amazing capture!
Excellent sharpness and details,
Thank you and happy new year!

These are clear, colorful and symetrical. Very well composed and captured.
With New Years Day coming I look back on this year and begin to find it hard to believe that I just met you early this summer. I am very thankful to have you as a friend, in fact it has been the brightest spot of the whole year for me.
Friends like you do not come around frequently, in fact some people go their whole life without a great friendship. For that I'm thankful. I don't believe I have ever met someone who has so much desire to become a better photographer and be so helpful as you. It gives me someone to look up to and I look forward to going on photo shoots, Cardinal games, and much more.
Happy New Year to you and Janna.
Your good friend,
Scott Hale

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-12-30 12:11]

Superb scene ! Great capture, nice colors, perfect sharpness and DOF. Great work again,


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-03 5:31]

Hi Scott.
Great photo, nice colors composition details and contrast.
Saludos and happy new year 2006...RICARDO

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-01-10 21:27]

Como dizem... fechem a porta... He... He...
Muito bom momento. Uma excelente foto. Macro perfeita, com boa nitidez e cores.

As they say... close the door... He... He...
Very good moment. An excellent picture. Perfect macro, with good clearness and colors.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-01-16 12:37]

Nice capture Scott!

Focus and exposure are perfect. Framing and composition excellent. POV and DOF slendid.
Excellent work and TFS.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-21 22:43]

Hello Scott,
What a beautifull photo, i like the vivid colours & great sharpness, pov & dof are perfect. Very well done,


I missed out on this lovely capture. Great shot. Very well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-13 19:03]

Hello Scott,
An excellent double capture.
Great colours and nice sharp detail of both the butterflies.
Very good DOF and an excellent POV.


Hi Scott
Excellent shot with great great colors.
I'm sure that you are waiting long time for this shot except if you are so lucky.
Couldn't be better

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-01 15:34]

Hi Scott, great composition with great colour, sharpness, detail. Love the symetry. Good title. TFS.

"I can do it on one leg only! On one finger only! So? Who else?"

Funny to see him using one leg only. Pic is further crisp clear and very well composed.


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