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Friendly Hypanartia bella (see Workshop)

Friendly Hypanartia bella (see Workshop)
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1, without additional lens
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My personal butterflies, 100 points or more (Chapter 2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-25 19:22
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Points: 190
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Hypanartia bella

Another point of view and more information of the same species can see Here and a peculiar Workshop Here.

The Nymphalidae is a family of about 5,000 species of butterflies which are distributed in all parts of the world. These are usually medium sized to large butterflies. Many species are brightly coloured and they include popular species such as the emperor, admirals, tortoiseshells and fritillaries. However, the underwings are dull and in some species look remarkably like dead leaves, or are much paler; producing a cryptic effect that helps the butterfly disappears into its surroundings.

In adult butterflies, the first pair of legs are small or reduced, giving the family the other names of four-footed or brush-footed butterflies. The caterpillars are hairy or spiky with projections on the head, and the chrysalids have shiny spots.

The forewing has the submedial vein (vein 1) unbranched and in one subfamily forked near base; medial vein with three branches, veins 2, 3 and 4; veins 5 and 6 arising from the points of junction of the discocellulars; subcostal vein and its continuation beyond apex of cell, vein 7, with never more than four branches, veins 8-11 ; 8 and 9 always arising from vein 7, 10 and also 11 sometimes from vein 7 but more often free, i.e. given off by the subcostal vein before apex of cell.
The hindwing has internal (1a) and precostal veins. The cell in both wings closed or open, often closed in the fore, open in the hind wing. Dorsal margin of hind wing channelled to receive the abdomen in many of the forms.

Antennae always with two grooves on the underside; club variable in shape. Throughout the family the front pair of legs in the male, and with three exceptions in the female also, is reduced in size and functionally impotent; in some the atrophy of the fore legs is considerable.
In many of the forms of these subfamilies the fore legs are kept pressed against the underside of the thorax, and are in the male often very inconspicuous.

I hope you like it J

Source: Wikipedia

Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1 (without additional lens)
Super Macro: On (max. 4 mpixels)
Shooting Mode: Aperture-Priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/640
Av (Aperture Value) F5.6
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Exposure Compensation: -1
ISO Speed: 50
Lens: 7.2 – 22.8mm
Focal Length: 22.8mm
Image Size: 2272x1704
Image Quality: Superfine
Flash: Off
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Single AF
Tripod: No

Post Processed in Corel Photo Paint.
Slight adjustment of levels of Temperature, Brightness, Contrast and Midtones
Frame built-in in Photoshop.

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Very nice a butterfly and fantastic wings,like a painting.I like it...

Espectacular, sencillamente espectacular!!!!!!
Hermosa por donde se la mire.

Hola Ricardo,
Que buena pose!
Me encanta el POV que usaste, poniendo como fondo el cielo azul...es una pose imponente.
Pareciera que nos muestra con orgullo sus alas para que las analicemos con ojos escrutadores...lo cual hacemos y nos encontramos con esos extraordinarios detalles captados, con suma claridad y nitidez, aprovechando esa abundante luz de que disponías y que muy bien manejaste con la compensación de la exposición.
Con el DOF conseguiste unos detalles difusos con las hojas del fondo que aportan variedad y riqueza visual a la foto.
Felicitaciones, gracias por compartirla y un gran saludo,

Excellent close-crop composition Ricardo, great POV. Very good color, exposure, DOF, and sharp details. The deep blue BG works well.. And the tasteful border treatment squares it off nicely :)
Nice work mf.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2007-01-25 20:03]

Hi Ricardo,

Excellence all round, beautiful work.


Hi Rcardo,
great macro shot ,super details and presentation,

Hi Ricardo

A beautiful shot. Excellent composition with clear sharp deatils against a lovely BG. TFS.

Hello Ricardo
Wow what an amazing butterfly!
Rich, vivid colours and so sharp.
Just absolutely beautiful.
Great notes.
TFS Janice

Hi Ricardo,
a very good close-up with lovely colours and good details.
Well composed and the POV is good as well.
Well done, my friend,

It's nice when the butterflies are friendly but they can be to friendly sometimes and are impossible too shoot, see my WS;-)) (I will remove it later)

Hola Ricardo,
A lovely picture. Razor sharp and excellent color contrast. Appreciate the fine details that you captured. Very well done and tfs.

Hi my dear friend Ricardo ,
excellent shot with great composition.
amazing colors and nice BG.
great details and focus.
nice frame.
thanks for sharing this nice image.
best wishes

Hi Ricardo,
Superb macro shot.
Great sharpness, very visible details, and neat image.

Ben Lakitan

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-01-26 1:41]

Hola Ricardo,
impressive point of view - from below against the blue sky. Details on the body and head and the wing markings with their 'hundreds' of different brown colours are nicely shown.
Best wishes, Peter

Voilà une image excellente par son cadrage et sa netteté.
Bonne journée.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-26 2:05]

Hello Ricardo!

Sometimes outer surface of butterflies wing is as much beautifull as inner one. Excellent composition my friend! Perfectly clear and detailed patterns look superb on this saturated, blue sky. Great POV. I also like WS pictures :-)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-26 2:09]

Hello Ricardo
Excellent macro,
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.TFS

Que tal amigo.
Bueno no se lo que pasaría, pero es la segunda vez que te realizo este comentario o es que no dormí bien y no me entero.
Me parece una foto muy buena por el fondo tan bueno y en eso colaboró el día que no siempre ocurre y nos chafa las fotos. También me lo parece por el punto de vista tan bueno y la nitidez.... color.... saturación...... y si encima después veo que la tienes amaestrada y hasta se subió a tu mano pues que quieres que te diga que eres un "domador" de mariposas muy logrado... :-)
Un abrazote

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-26 4:03]

Hello Ricardo,
Your little friend is lovely and you made a wonderful close-up. POV, sharpness and DOF are great. I like very much the intense blue sky. Useful note as usual...
Bravo mon ami et merci !

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-26 5:14]

Hola Ricardo,
Cuando llegas esa comunicación con cualquier "animalito", la foto adquiere otra dimensión...un gran trabajo sin duda, esta bella macro contra el imponente y precioso gran azul... Muchas gracias por compartir tus vivencias con esta bella dama, seguro que poner esta foto te lleva mucho tiempo por el despliegue de información y detalles, muy agradecido un gran saludo

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-26 5:23]

Hello Ricardo,
Very impressive close-up of this beautiful butterfly. Great sharpness showing the beautiful pattern clearly and lovely browns against the blue sky.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hola Ricardo,
Extraordinaria la oomposición y nitidez conseguidas, la textura parece que está en relieve, una imagen fantástica, enhorabuena. Un cordial saludo

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-26 6:19]

Très belle macro et bonne qualité.

hi ricardo,
what a lovely shot,
excellent pov,
the sky as bg looks lovely,
nice sharpness,
framed beautifully,
very well done,
tfs & regards

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-26 7:20]

Hola Ricardo,
Un punto de vista excelente que nos deja ver con todo detalle la mariposa. La iluminación exacta y el fondo del cielo azul el mejor para abstraer el sujeto.
Gracias por WS que da un toque personal a esta actividad de fotografiar:-)
Un saludo cordial,
José M.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-26 7:45]
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Hello Ricardo, the shadow is right underneath the butterfly: that means midday and for a photographer inconvenient high contrast. But it strikes me that you managed to get this one really well. The colours are well shown and sharpness and composition are outstanding. The low POVraises the impression we are dealing with a huge butterfly, which is nice. Thank for this lovely image,

Hello Ricardo,
WOUUU... This is an impressive POV, in fact, an impressive picture on all points! Details, colors, composition and this blue sky are stunning! I enjoyed this great picture in WS too. You are a real Doctor Doolittle too and so is Gert!!! :) As usual, this is a top quality work! Congratulations!

Hello Ricardo,

Excllent colors bg POv DOf perfet detail svery crisp nicly composed and capture photo excllent work

TFS Kyle

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-26 9:06]
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Hola Maestro:
¡Impresionante! Bellìsima macro, con muy buenos colores y detalles, que se destacan muy bien con una correcta iluminaciòn y el fondo azul del cielo.
A veces suelen ser amigables las mariposas. Creo que les ganamos por cansancio a los insectos. Una mariposa muy ajada, de color marron, se posò sobre mi càmara; pero esta sì que valiò la pena. Felicitaciones, y gracias por compartir estas maravillas.
Un saludito...

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-26 9:40]

¡Impresionante, Ricardo!
¡Qué maravilla de mariposa y qué maravilla de imagen! Un primer plano perfecto con una nitidez apabullante. La fotografía ideal para conocer a la perfección los pequeños detalles del diseño en las alas de esta preciosa especie.
¡Y qué simpático espécimen además! Me parece increíble que en lugar de salir volando se atreviera a subírsete a la mano. ¡Qué suerte!
Un besazo

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-26 10:51]

Hi Ricardo

What a splendid macro! This butterfly looks terrific here in your post!
I'm also very amused by the "competition" in the workshop posts on this one :))...what can i say...sometimes butterfly can be very kind and patient :)
The details here are really outstanding and i really like the DOF, too.
The colors are very rich and saturated and that makes the butterfly even more beautiful and gives a superb BG with that blue sky.
The light is great, too, as well as the composition.
In fact...a clasic RAP macro ;)

Bravo and TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-26 10:52]

BRAVO, Ricardo, outstanding work of art.
Staggering POV, lighting and color palette. Razor sharpness and tremendous details. Combination of sharp leaf and butterfly at one side and blurred very nice coloured BG is wonderful. Composition, cropping and framing are really outstanding too. My congratulation on this great success as photographer.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-26 11:18]

Hello Ricardo,
This is an impressive butterfly photo with great detail. I like that it is isolated against a clear blue sky. Well done.

Hi Ricardo
Great shot.
Good composition and colours.
Also good POV.
I like it.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-26 11:39]

Hello Ricardo,
Magnificent close up.I liked BG,colors,sharpness,clear details,framing and especially POV a lot.Have a great weekend!

Y después dices... esta mariposa y tú, si hubieras estado más adelantado te hubieras colocado a su lado y juntos podríais mirar el paisaje.
Es un punto de vista bastante original. Los detalles son estupendos, el fondo bastante difuso como para que la protagonista se luzca con todas sus galas.
Un hermoso trabajo, "trabajón" diría yo. Hasta otra oportunidad Ricardo.
Sinceramente, Juan Luis.

hi ricardo!
great macro with good sharpness and
with fine pov
like the composition to
very well done!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-26 14:55]

Hi Ricardo

Another great shot from you. First of all what a wonderful BG (mind you I am just longing for a blue sky). This looks so warm and sunny to me. It is just saturated in light. Great POV (making the use of that great BG) and sharp details. Great



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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-01-26 17:03]

Ricardo, this is marvellous butterfly shot.Excellent POV and DOF.Very nice colour harmony.TFS

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2007-01-26 19:28]

Hello Ricardo,
A very nice capture of this butterfly.
Great light,excellent detail and a beautiful vivid blue BG.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-26 20:30]

Hola Rap, preciosa macro, muy buen tiro, buena composición y luz, además del hermoso ejemplar que has capturado. Felicidades por tu trabajo. Saludos Sira.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-26 22:55]

Hello Ricardo

Super shot of this leaf posing as a butterfly.LOL
Excellent POV and DOF.The details are sharp showing very good textures.The colours are well saturated too.Nicely composed against a beautiful blue sky.TFS


Excellent camera work Ricardo, Striking image indeed.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-27 1:51]

Hi Ricardo.
This is excellent close-up.Beautiful composition with very impressive POV.Details amazing drawings on wing are perfect. Beautiful depth of colour as well as splendid blue sky against a background.
Perfect work,thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-01-27 3:29]

Magnificent close-up. Ricardo.
The POV is wonderful, showing the beautiful markings and colors.
The details show very well against the bright blue sky.
Excellent shot, and TFS. : )

Hi Ricardo this is superb the detail is very nice and as always you have a good eye for composition with lovely light and exposure. Nice lower angle of POV. focus and DOF is superb TFS rgds Necip.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-01-27 5:01]

Hi Ricardo, your butterfly looks so big and strong. Very good BG and it is well captured, TFS

Hello again! :)
This time only a short comment :)
This is a niec macro with good details of butterfly's body :)

Ciao Ricardo, mamma mia che farfalla! Raramente ho visto foto così belle, più belle mai, splendidi colori, grande nitidezza, meravigliosi dettagli, fantastica composizione, assolutamente stupefacente, bravo amico mio, un buon week end a te, ciao Silvio

Foto, punto de vista, subjeto capturado, marco, parametros, todo es impecable.
Mis sinceras felicitaciones!!!

Hello Ricardo,
Sometimes the limit of 20 critiques per days deprives one of the fun and joy of yapping away at everything one finds of great interest here on the TN each day.
That, perhaps, is the reason why my critique of this beautiful butterfly image is finding a place two days after you posted it.
Coming to the point, it is a stunningly beautiful image of the subject captured against a deep blue sky. It is perfect in every respect and a sheer delight to look at.
Best regards,

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-01-27 12:59]

Dear Ricardo,
you don't need my praise. The pic is of course excellent . Personally I would'nt use a frame. Your notes are as usual very informative and interesting. Thanks for doing this for us,
Cheers, Dietrich

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-27 16:40]
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Hi Ricardo

Ha, I thought this must be a tame ‘domesticated’ butterfly and your ‘peculiar workshop’ proves that all too well (chuckle). No, I’m just pulling your leg my friend. This is an amazing shot and you show the butterfly in all its wonderful beauty.

The composition is excellent and I know cloning is not permitted, but you must have been very tempted to try and remove those OOF leaves in the BG. The colours are absolutely stunning and well saturated. The details are superb and extremely well defined with every feature and texture clearly visible. The blue sky BG worked perfectly and the exposure was totally spot-on. I fancy your fading border as well.

Very well done and TFS.

Hola Ricardo,
está e-p-e-t-a-c-u-l-a-r...., impresionante acercamiento, que muesta perfectamente el diseño de las alas con una definición y colores de ensueño. 10 puntos, che.

Hola Ricardo !
Tis butterfly is wonderful ! And you captures him so nicely : sharpness and details are outstanding, colors are vivid and cheerful, beautiful composition and POV, and such a wonderful blue BG ! I also like the brown markings on the butterfly's wings. Very well done !

bravo encore et toujours aussi si belle présentation, rien a ajouter sinon que parfait

hi Ricardo,
splendid macro of this superb butterfly with a splendid sky very good composition and a clearness impacable cheer


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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-01-28 11:53]

Hi Ricardo,
This is a wonderful shot,
I like the blue sky as a background a lot,
Details and sharpness are superb,

Hola Ricardo,
Just a wonderful close-up;very well composed, and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent.TFS.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-01-28 14:56]
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Hi Ricardo,

A great shot of this well contrasting butterfly against the blue BG,maybe the green oof leaves are a bit distracting,but well done and TFS


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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-01-28 16:11]

This is a very great shot. It´s fantastic!

Exceptional detail, the fine intricate lines and patterns weaving in and out in the wings can clearly be observed! Excellent camera work.


Bonjour Ricardo
Félicitation pour cette très jolie prise de vue . C'est vraiment un beau papillon et les couleurs sont justes,ainsi que la netteté et les détails.

Merci pour l'envoie et Bravo....JP
Les sourires demain

bonjour ricardo
le bleu du ciel est vraiment intense,le papillon est bien fier de nous montrer ses formes couleurs et motifs.
beaucoup de details.bonne netteté .
felicitations pour cette presentation.

Hi, Ricardo.
Very nice one. Beautiful light. Excellent sharpness, details and exposure. Well chosen POV and nice clean blue BG.

superbe shot


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-01-30 17:02]

Ricardo, gosto muito da saturação. Além disso, excelente pov, cores e contraste.

A nitidez também está perfeita, assim como o dof.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-30 18:44]

Hola Ricardo.- Exelente foto. No tengo palabras para describir toda su hermosura. Sencillamente "Exelente"
Felicidades por este gran logro. Tu Amigo Luis52.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-31 17:04]

Hello Ricardo,
ah looks like you have wonderful weather in your country, good to see I will be in your neighborhood in March.
Excellent shot, the POV is great and the DOF you choose looks wonderful. The details are amazing and show off very well against this blue sky.
Great shot, congrats.

Hello Ricardo,
very clear details, perfectly looking three-dimensional in well shaping light, most powerfully composed and presented.
Nice stories in your workshops!
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-01 6:03]

Hi Ricardo,
This butterfly appears in this picture like on stage, in a marvellous light and a in front of a beautiful blue sky.I just wonder what it has to say. Amazing how sharp we can see all the details. A great work.
Best regards

Hi Ricardo,
WOW! Everything is great here. I really like the POV you took this from the show that brilliant blue sky. You managed the bright light very well to bring out the colors and intricate detail so well. DOF is well controled. Very nice camera work my friend!

  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-02-01 19:38]
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Hello Ricardo,
Excellent closeup of this nymphalid species. Great wing pattern and striking colours between the object and the sky.
Very interesting shot!
Best greetings,

(points tomorrow)

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-02-01 21:02]

Very bold!
The colors are startling vivid!
Excellent composition!
It looks larger than life!
Great work!

great close up shot ! Love all that bright blue sky behind him really shows him off, nicely done. TFS

hanks for your comments on my photo "a wondeful day" :o)

Witaj Rocardo!
Z Twoich zdjec wynika, ¿e nie Ty polujesz na motyle, ale one poluja na Ciebie :). Piekny okaz. Kadr, kolory, ostrosc i rozmyte tlo sper.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam serdecznie - Roma

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  • Boliche (255)
  • [2007-02-03 15:56]

Un bellisimo ejemplar, he pasado un rato muy bueno viendo todas las tomas que ha colgado un gran trabajo. Enhorabuena y gracias por compartirlo. Saludos desde Tenerife.

Hello Ricardo,
Felicitaciones! It's an excellent shot. I like the texture and the color tones. It's amazing how a pattern that's designed for natural mimetism can be so beautiful! Even the "dull" underwings prove to be splendid with the sharpening you provided.
Thanks for sharing.

Technically perfect picture Ricardo. Excellent composition and Excellent coloured presentation. Very well done. TFS. Stev

Belle photo, ce papillon est très beau, beaucoups de détails,qui sont bien nets, les tons sont très doux et on a l' impression de voire cette poudre qui protège ses ailes. Amitiés Thomas

Hola Ricardo.
Una magnifica imagen.Un saludo.

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  • tyu (42)
  • [2007-02-06 8:58]

Hi Ricardo this is so beautiful excellent colours see all the details tfs bye Shimon

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-02-06 12:51]

Hi Ricardo,

simply stunning, you have the fine art of macro photography completely perfected. Details, composition - and a fantastic blue background. Very pretty!



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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2007-02-09 14:31]

Hola Ricardo, increíble co0lorido y una nitidez fantástica la de esta bella mariposa. Un cordial saludo.

José Luis.

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-02-10 13:04]

Hi Ricardo,

This is an amazing closeup!
The details are great, colours on both the butterfly and the sky very beautiful.
Excellent composition, sharpness and POV.
Thanks for sharing.

Greetings, Nel

Hola Rcardo.

Me gusta tu foto con nitidez excepcional, ese fondo azul le queda barbaro.

Jose Luis.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-14 15:47]

hello Ricardo
here is wonderful close-up working and it gives artistic pose for you. composition, point of view, depth of field, colours, sharpness, details, note and framing are great.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-02-15 12:50]

what a simply stunning capture and detail. the colours, lighting and detail are all amazing creating a wonderfully stunning photo of this b'fly.


A superb and an excellent POV. This picture has a merit of a TOP closs act. Wonderful exposure and colors too

Great work Ricardo. No need for additional comments.
Well done

Hi Ricardo,

This is a beautiful shot, well captured with excellent colours. Well done, TFS


Your notes are exceptional.
This creature is so huge it fills up my screen.
It is BEAUTIFUL too.
A very sharp image.
Very well presented.
Best regards,

  • gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
  • [2007-02-23 4:57]

Excellent photo Ricardo. Your details are tack sharp. The photo is well composed and the framing adds to the overall look. Perfect my friend.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2007-03-06 21:48]

Excelente macro tocayo, me encanto el contraste y los colores , ese azul del cielo es un lindo fondo,saturado,muy buenos deetalles y nitidez asi como tu punto de vista, la luz algo dificil a esa hora del dia (muy fuerte), una gran foto, tu nota excelente como de costumbre.

Saludos desde MEXICO....RICARDO.

Hello Ricardo,
I like this!
An attractive butterfly capture, where the fine point of view gives this awesome blue sky as backdrop...
Fine details and colours, very well done on the macro work!
Pablo -

Well, I see you do alot of macro work. I could take lessons from you:) Very nice crisp clear shot Ricardo. Contrasts nicely with the blue sky. Very detailed, nice compo and POV. Beautiful lighting. Very beautiful shot. TFS Lyndon

güzel yakalmissiniz.

Wow Ricardo this is good. A very special butterfly photo from you.

Technical Quality:

Just perfect. You've combined good camera work with skill and awareness of position to get this great shot. I love the rich colours and the fab detail and texture on the feathers. The blue sky is lush and acts as a fine background.
The light is rather bright but not too unforgiving in the shadows where we are still presented with detail for example, the head. Depth of field is nice and blurs the background leaves excellently, not much you could really do with the other antenna, it would be hard to get it completely sharp I think with out bringing the rest of background into focus more.
The contrast is superb and is effective in making the butterfly stand out. Exposure wise I think you've done a grand job of getting everything balanced with such bright sunshine.


Couldn't be better. This is worthy of full frame filling status and you have done it well. I like your lower viewpoint which seems to accentuate the size even more. Simple placement of the subject near centre and the larger space on the right is a great addition letting the subject breathe as we say.

Emotional Appeal:

Catches the eye and draws you in to the never-ending detail that exists in wings. You've presented this shot in a very simple yet highly effective way. The delicate nature of the butterfly is clearly shown here in a memorable shot.

Well done Ricardo!


  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-06-01 18:01]

Like it a lot, thats enough... !!! Reina

Hello Ricardo,
Fantastic colour and detail.

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