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Butterfly in the country

Butterfly in the country
Photo Information
Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies, 40-49 Points (Chapter 2), Butterflies in Brazil, Insects in Brazil [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-29 10:19
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some days ago I went to a farm in order to take pictures. As soon as I arrived there, right in front of the house, I could see many insects striking poses.

I have other photos of this butterfly. When I was shooting, I had the feeling there was something wrong with its wings, for I thought they had jagged edges. (In order to check this, please, refer to the workshop.)

Maybe that's natural and everything is okay with the insect. And, after all, despite these jagged edges, the butterfly must be still flying gracefully.

PDP, Fespo, carper, rlortie, Signal-Womb, azulu, red45, moniotte, desmo, Callie has marked this note useful
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Great shot!
It look strange: big butterfly and very small flower. Usually on photos we can see inverse situation, so its nice to see something new.
As always, great BG and composition.
Well done!

Very good macro Livio.
Great colours, details and very good BG.
Very well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-01-29 11:54]

Absolutely perfect. The colurs are vibrant, the composition is very good. The focus and lighting are spot on. Great work.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2005-01-29 12:29]

Beautiful capture Livio!
The composition, the colors, the details are super.I like very much the blue- green background.Very well done.

Very nice shot, great details. I would say that the blue sky is a bit distracting... But that's a matter of taste.
Well done.

Very good focus on the wing, Livio. You can see texture details rarely available otherwise. The fill-in does a perfect job here. Did you used a screen to soften the light? The workshop show this butterfly has lost part of his entirety.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-01-29 13:40]

Lovely shot Livio, great colours and background. Nice sharp image.
A lovely butterfly.
Well caught!

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  • Fespo (74)
  • [2005-01-29 14:04]

Linda, linda!

Composição perfeita, cores saturadas e textura excelente. Belo trabalho de valorização do primeiro plano. Parabéns!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-01-29 14:05]

Very nice one Livio,
Self I am crasy of butterflies, when I gone fish, I always took my camera with me for chasing butterflies, this one is a good compoing, a very good pof and a great dof, I like it, very good job

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-01-29 14:41]

Beautiful photo.
I like colors very much.
Background is also very good.
You did great composition with good DOF.
Very good details on wings.
Nice shot.

This one goes straight to my favorites Livio. Absolutely perfect. It brings warmness to the cold we are in up here. TFS.

This is a very good macro Livio showing nice details and beautiful markings /colours on the wing. The soft BG is also very nice. Well done.

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  • desmo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 6] (4)
  • [2005-01-29 18:38]

Great macro Livio !!!
my photo of the day.
very beautiful colors and BG.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2005-01-29 19:38]

Lovely image of this lep. I wish we had an ID on it. The wings are most liely worn from battles with other leps and age. Beautiful colors in this image.

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-29 21:17]

Ae Livio. Cara a foto esta demais. Belo enquadramento da borboleta. As cores e os detalhes estão muito bons. O fundo tando ficou ótimo. Gostei muito.



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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-30 4:44]

Superb photo Livio! Excellent colours, textures and details. Great composition.

Very good shot Livio! I particularly like the sharpness, nice exposure and the colourful background! Well done, mate!

Perfect, Livio. An outstanding macro shot. Beautiful colors and soothing BG. Tack sharp. Exceptional DOF. I can't find a thing wrong here... and when I look at the other critiqueing neither could they. Masterpiece. 10/10.

Lif for the butterfly is often short and many are damaged by birds and other butterflies in battles for territories.
Another great image, but tell me, did you blur the background with photoshop??
Nice and sharp with good DOF and POV.

Superb, fantastic the sharpness on this "vlinder" and what a nice colours too.
I like this very soft and beautiful coloured bakcground, you have here !

Hi Livio
A man of experience, who has been through a couple of battles, and still has his colouts, A beautyful b'fly. tfs.

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  • anoop Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 14] (106)
  • [2005-04-22 4:38]

Stunning deatils. Great texture. Wonderful shot.

Hi Livio,
I think it's a Chlosyne sp. (Nymphalidae), maybe Ch. lacinia.

Best regards,

Great shot! Beautiful colours and composition. Also good blurriness in the bg.

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