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Meadow Argus

Meadow Argus
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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: 2006-02-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Sigma 72mm MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Australian Butterflies 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-22 0:42
Viewed: 4648
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Meadow Argus Butterfly
Junoina villida
Wingspan 45mm

Above, brown with orange patches and blue-centred eyespot to both pairs of wings; beneath, pale brown with markings as above to forewing but markings to the hindwing are more obscure.

Often seen flying open areas, feeding on flowers or resting on the ground with the wings open.

Common and widespread species in Australia, ranging from coastal regions to central Australia.

petrudamsa, honza, AndyB, dew77, phlr, Paulosousa, peter_stoeckl, fiyo, wuta, marhowie, samos, coasties, Dando, metcher, wallhalla15, thistle, extramundi has marked this note useful
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The standards set by you in nature photography keep on going higher through work such as this one, Chi.
Thank you for making the time spent on the TN worthwhile.

This is a beauty, Chi.
No techical comments, because usualy your photos don't need that.
If you meet again some butterflies of this species, can you tell them to have a trip to Europe? Springtime is comming and we would love to se them around here too, especially that they don't need money for travelling or a passport. :-)

Regards, Petru

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-22 2:48]

Beautiful butterfly and perfect photo. Excellent composition, details and beautiful colors. TFS

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-22 3:14]
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Hi Chi
It's getting to be habit forming to say "amazing macro Chi, or good macro Chi, or brilliant macro Chi, etc., but as long as you keep on producing work like this, that is what I'll keep on doing. So... once again... here I go...

Great macro Chi. Excellent work with macro macroness. It is always a pleasure to review your mastery at work.
Well done again and TFS.


Great shot, Composition , color , BG are perfect.


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-22 3:38]

Hello Chi,
Great capture.
Lovely colours,excellent detail and very good composition.
Top quality.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-22 3:39]

Hello Chi!
Magnificent close up.Vivid colors,sharpness,POV,crisp clear
details,simple BG and composition are excellent.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-22 3:56]

Wow Chi!
Fantastic photo!
Stunning on colours, details and sharpness!
Excellent POV with wings wide open!
Also a very good BG!
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-22 4:56]

Hi Chi!
Classic shot! Perfect pose, wings are very well visible, colorfull and detailed. Real beauty, pity that not common in Europe :-)

Hello Chi,
beautiful picture, very noble and silent.
Thank you!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-02-22 5:52]

Hello Chi,
Excellent macro;very well composed, and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent.Well done

Hi Chi,
Another superb shot. Very beautiful colors in this perfect exposure. Detail is super sharp! Composition and framing are flawless.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-02-22 13:42]

well Chi talking as somebody who made a few butterflies I must say you learn very fast, this is a perfect shot, good taken perfect in dof with a nice composition, very good job with my compliments.
gr. jaap

Great capture Chi,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-22 14:16]

Hello Chi , een beautifull shot from this ,
butterfly ,good coulors and compositie light pov and dof , good job thanks, greetings Teunie .

Super job with this Chi Liu. Very pleasant image..I'd like to find something wrong -
Sorry ;-} Very well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-22 21:38]

Chi, a colorful and vivid macro.

I like pov and composition too.

Lovely saturation.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-23 0:02]

Stunning, just stunning. You're my hero ! :-) The butterfly is so clear and sharp that the picture seems in 3D. Congrats !


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-02-23 2:56]

Hi Chi,
very good quality of picture, nice colours, sharpness and DOF. Beautiful b-fly. Good work.
Rgs, Aleksander

Very nice shot Chi. Lovely light and depth of colour. Well composed with sharp details. Good work. TFS.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-02-23 5:13]

Hi Chi, great macro with good colour, detail, POV and perspective. TFS.
Dean. (I like your new portrait in your intro, very funny)

Nice capture. Excellent exposure and sharpness. Well composed. Nice colors.

Fantastic capture Chi! The colors and details are perfect in every way, the DOF is great as well brings the subject right out of the picture with 3-D effect. Way to go. :)

Hello Chi,
a very fine macro shot. Excellent detail and good tones of colour. A great capture, very well done. Thank you.

Superb shot!
The POV is very classic but in this case that can't be a nit. Picture overall looks great. It's very clear, DOF is perfect and details really good.
Very well done on this one!

Hola Chi,
Another marvelous photo. Good details, colors and exposure.
I see your introduction photo, what happens with your face????

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-25 11:42]

Beautiful Chi!
Excellent composition!
Very nice!

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-02-25 16:54]

Hi Chi,

Great shot and composition,
very good sharpness and colours.


Excellent details in this one too. Special 3D effect with the depth and the dark BG.
The composition is very nice, but I also like them in the middle ;-)

Very good picture!
Nice colours and composition. Perfect pose. Thanks

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