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Summer Colors - Butterfly

Summer Colors - Butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Tom Hirtreiter (tomh1000) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 11] (150)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 300mm f/2.8
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Swallowtails [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-17 22:48
Viewed: 3968
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot not far from my house. I was out shooting birds but found this little guy just begging to be photographed. The flower is called mimosa and is actually a tree. The subject was about 10 feet over my head. I really didn't think it would turn out to be much of a photo until I got it home on the computer and played with it for a while. I have a number of edits of this little guy but this I like the most.

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I like it. The Mimosa colors really complement the butterfly's color. Nice DOF and sharpness. How about some info on the type of butterfly?

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-17 23:14]

Bravo,cette prise est d'une grande qualité. Les détails,la netteté,les couleurs tout est parfaits.

Hello Tom
A different point of view, but I think it works well. Amazing variety of color on the flower. Regards.

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2006-07-18 1:53]

Beautiful shot.
Very nice colors, good composition.


Une magnifique image. Les couleurs du papillon (très belles) sont encore réhaussées par celles de la fleur, superbes. Une réussite,Tom!

Hi Tom

Very nice work. Well done. Composition is great with good clear details. :-)

excellent colors and sharpen.
wonderful capture

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-18 14:56]

Hi Tom,
Splendid joyfull colours and good sharpness.
Beautiful composition.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-19 1:42]

What a smart Papilio machaon that you have well captured ! The composition with Mimosa is lovely. Exposure, DOF and sharpness are very good ! Congratulations Tom and thanks for sharing this beauty.

The colors in this beautiful picture appeal to me a lot, the details are tack sharp all with a nice POV. The Mimosa is a gorgeaous tree, I would like to see more pictures of it. :)

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-21 15:42]

Hallo Tom,
phantastic picture of butterfly and flower and a perfect contrasting background for both.
I see that you (like me) work with an Olympus E1, not so often used by other TrekNature contributors.
Best wishes, Peter

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