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Swordgrass Brown

Swordgrass Brown
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies Chapter2, Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Australian Butterflies 1, Satyrinae - Worldwide [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-19 20:09
Viewed: 5323
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Swordgrass Brown (Tisiphone abeona) is a relatively common butterfly of coastal south-eastern Australia. It is found only in association with sword sedges (Ghania sp) usually near permanent streams and wetlands.
This one was captured in woodland at Kellys Falls. As can be observed, this male has seen better days; males patrol a territory and spend a lot of time chasing rival males out of their domain, but such battles take their toll.

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Very good post Chris. Great sharpness and DOF. Point of view is super. Excellent overall.

A very nice butterfly capture. The colors and detail on the butterfly are very good. I like this plant as a backround, it makes a good contrast to the butterfly. I think the flash overexposed the bottom part of the plant alittle. He does appear to have been in some battles.

  • Great 
  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-20 2:05]

Excellent shot.Love the contrast of the colour.Good POV,DOF&COMPOSITION 10/10.

Composition: ***
Sharpness: **
Color: ***
DOF: **
POV: ***

I think it would have been better not to center the butterfly.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-20 5:32]

Nice butterfly. Colours, I think little unsaturated. I like composition with this green fern.

  • Great 
  • papkin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 96] (1580)
  • [2005-01-20 10:09]


  • Great 
  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-20 12:54]

Looks like he couldn't fly fast enough Chris. Good DOF and POV. Very nice post, Well done

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-23 14:58]

Excellent work here Chris. The dateil on the blacks are great and I like the composition.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

Great shot. Very good composition and the background.
Good DOF - thanks


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