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Orange Palm Dart

Orange Palm Dart
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Sigma 72mm MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Australia, Australian Butterflies 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-08 1:09
Viewed: 6331
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
# Adults of Orange Palm Dart (Cephrenes augiades) are dark brown with either yellow or orange markings.

# The caterpillars are translucent blue or green and feed on palm trees, either native or introduced.

# Habitat: Urban areas, forests and woodlands.

# Size: 3-4cm.

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Great picture beautifully captured!
Excellent DOF, sharpness and composition.
Does this belog to skipper family?


Hello Chi,
Incredible detail and colors, well taken and TFS...

Excellent detail and brilliant colours. DOF is spot on.


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-08 2:38]

Very nice detail of the little butterfly. Perfect composition, sharpness and beautiful colors.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-08 3:45]

Hello Chi!
Excellent close up.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.
I liked POV,blurred BG and framing a lot.TFS...:-)

Excellent macro Chi. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. WEll done. Thank you.

super sharp and crisp post, excellent POV and DOF

No superlatives fit enough to describe the beauty and technical perfection of this picture, Chi.

it's a perfect shot Chi,
I have the same butterfly on picture but I can tell you that yours is better, well captured, good composition, fantastic quality. Good job.
gr. jaap

Nice shot Chi!
The strong colours looks great, picture has very good details and framing.
Well done on this one!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-08 5:41]

GREAT photo!
Excellent on everything!
Better then thousand words!
Above scale!
Keep on going and TFS!

Hello Chi,
Wonderful close up. Colors, lighting, sharpness, POV, clear details and composition are very good.
Thanks for shoting, have a nice days.

Hi Chi,
This one rocks! Just outstanding in every aspect. Superb work my friend! This one deserves 10 points!!!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-08 7:49]

Hello Chi,
A very nice and sharp capture of this skipper.
Excellent detail and POV.
Very well done.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-08 10:03]

Wow, Chi! Amazing macro! Incredible details, sharpness and colours! Green BG made great contrast. Composition and violet flower completed this great photo.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-08 11:33]

Hello Chi, this is a delightful shot. Lovely focus and details and great composition. Very nice work.

Magnificent, Chi!
Colours, contrast, details, composition are top level. I love that picture in every of its details. A very good document to identify that beautiful skipper, too. Congratulations!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-02-08 13:14]

Hi Chi,
fantastic quality of photo. I like it a lot. Good colours, sharpness and DOF.Nice b-fly. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

Hi Chi,
great capture. Very sharp details and lovely OOF background.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-08 14:37]

Hi Chi!
Beautiful closeup of this Palm Dart! Excellent composition!
Very nice!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-02-08 14:49]

Hi Chi,
Excellent capture with great sharpness,dof,pov,colors,note and lighting.Details are very impressive.TFS

Hi Chi,
I'm still very busy, so have no time for a longer visit to TN.
Very good capture, and as always good details, colours, sharpness and composition.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Hi Chi.
Another great one.
I love the color and the composition of this one. Excellent sharpness and BG.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-08 19:20]

Excellent shot, sharp details great POV. Good job on the bg. Thx for sharing..Sky

A real solid macro shot, the detail is superb!


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-02-08 20:48]

Chi.- Veo en tu foto exelentes detalles y unos grandiosos colores, el color verde contrasta muy bien como fondo. Luis52

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-02-09 2:07]

Hello Chi,

A very nice macro-shot. Sharp details (maybe you sharpened a little bit too much?), great colors, good POV and DOF. Colors are sensational. Well done & TFS!


Hi Chi

Nice shot. Good POV and well composed. Crisp, clear and sharp. Excellent exposure and depth of colour. Good job. Thanks.

Excellent shot Chi Liu.
Composed well with sharp detail, great exposure & color. The POV shows the straw dippin' very well. Very well done.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-12 6:42]
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Hi Chiliu
Oops, almost I said "bliksem" (this is Afrikaans for something like "darn" only it comes with much more of an exclamation).
This is a great macro (again and as always) from you. The DOF, BG, colour, composition and exposure are all immaculate with a great POF.
Very well done and TFS.
PS. Where do you get all your subjects from? Through my life Iíve seen many insects and as you do manage to find them there must still be some around, but since I got my macro lens it seems like all of them have disappeared of the face of the earth.

Hello Chi,
Marvelous macro! Excellent details, colorus, focus...all.
here there are a similar species that flies quickly.

Excellent Chi, these skippers are very hard to near never mind get a shot of.
Well done mate.

Stunning picture! Composition is wonderful. Colors are beautiful. Sharpness is excellent and your green BG makes your butterfly stand out very nicely. TFS!

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-02-25 16:48]

Hi Chi,

WOW!!! Fantastic shot,
excellent details, sharpnes and colours!!!


I missed some of the members uploads while I was in Peru, I am glad I went back to find this awesome shot Chi, the colors are incredible and the perfect lighting really brings out the detail. :)

great closeup, TFS Ori

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