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The Christmas butterfly

The Christmas butterfly
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: 2004-12-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies in Brazil, Lantana Flowers and their visitors [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-31 12:43
Viewed: 11309
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one was taken last Christmas. I've just realized that, filling the data here.

Photo taken at Mocambo Park. When things are "photoless" to me, I go there. Precisely, I go to this lantana, where the butterfly is landed on. Going there is, at least, a guarantee of shooting macros, for several insects are around (a fly can be seen on the right part of this photo, on the lantana). Even dragonflies come once in a while to interact with the other creatures.

Therefore, although it's too late, here's my Christmas offering...

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Very nice composition and colours on this shot Livio. Detail on the wing is excellent revealing the furry texture. Either that fly is very small or the butterfly huge. Great post.

Good shot!
I like the composition and POV. And again colours are very nice, but these flowers are so colourful that they gets too much attention and make the butterfly so inconspicuous. Maybe you should change the title for "Christmas Lantana" ;-)
Well done and thanks for sharing.

  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-01-31 13:24]

Very nice butterfly Livio,
I like the shot, Personal I think the composition, could be done better, but even thats personal, I like the shot, the good colours and the pof,very good job

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-01-31 13:36]
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Hi Livio, great shot! I like the combination of the two different colours of flowers, did you alter the colour? :) Well done, thanks for sharing,

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-31 13:40]

Very very nice Livio. Tack sharp detail and nice composition. Good macro. Well done

Great macro Livio.
Very colourful with good details. Good composition and POV-
Well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-01-31 15:15]

Another superb butterfly Livio, this one has the focus in exactly the right place. The colours are fantastic. Well done.

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-01-31 15:33]

Great colorful picture Livio!

Very good macro, the DOF is good too and the butterfly is very sharp!


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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-01-31 16:29]

Lovely bouquet of flowers with a butterfly attached.
Nice sharp image with great colours and background.
Well done!

Another very good one from your Butterfly series Livio. Excellent composition and background. Very well done.

Ainda lembro a "hoverfly" que publicaches bebendo nunha destas flores, a tenho nos meus favouritos. Ista tamben e unha foto moi "xeitosa". Quizais un pouquiño suave na punta das alas, mais nada serio. Poderias facer unha colección. Saudos.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2005-01-31 18:23]

Yummie colors on the flowers and I like the fact that this butterfly is rather plain so there is no competition between the flowers and the lep. I do think the lep's wing's are a bit soft as it looks like the lantana was what you focused on. On the whole it is a good image.

Next time just wonderful!
Great moment, wonderful colours... adn... i love this flowers ;-)
Good job!

Perfect shot Livio, the POV, colours are great.
Very well done.

Exeptional macro shot, Livio. No nits. Perfect. Very well done.

Another macro Livio with good contrast between the unknown butterfly and the lantana flowers. The blurred background is good and F8 allows you to capture all the butterflies detail.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-02-02 21:44]
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Você está aprendendo muito rápido, vai mais devagar...Eh... Eh... Eh...
Excelente: cor, composição, contraste, etc. etc.

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  • LNC (18)
  • [2005-02-09 16:30]
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Maravilhosa Lívio! Tanto a Flor quanto a Borboleta. A propósito vc sabe o nome dessa flor???? Eu tenho em meu jardim.

Bela foto!
voce pingou um pouco de mel no centro flores?..
ta tratando bem das modelos, hein! :)

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  • anoop Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 14] (106)
  • [2005-04-22 4:36]

Great picture, love the details and the splash pf colours of the lantana flowerets.
Great shot as usual.

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