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Well met indeed

Well met indeed
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Copyright: Gerhard Theron (gerhardt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Hoya UV-Guard (77mm)
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-06 15:17
Viewed: 5243
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Table Mountain Beauty
Aeropetes tulbaghia

It belongs to the family Nymphalidae and subfamily Satyrinae. (or Browns) They have a large wingspan of 75mm and a beautiful pattern and markings both inside and outside. I posted a WS to show the inside for those interested. They are very strong fliers and frequently visit red flowers. It is the only pollinator of the Red Disa flower featured by Nico here. If this butterfly does not make it so will the flower. It is crucial to the flowers survival. Usually found in rocky mountainous areas.

I was waiting for our Directors to arrive at the quarterly Board meetings and this critter was having a good time on the roses outside the venue. Only after shooting it did I realize that the grass was wet and my trousers fairly dirty. :) It was worth it though. Hope you like it. I will have the last meeting on Monday and hope to spend some time on the site this week.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-03-06 15:21]

Beautiful the butterfly macro, excellent colours and very good details.
I like it very much.
Very well done!

Excellent lighting, great details.
Beautiful colours.
Very good composition and DOF.

Very impressive macro, excellent work Gerhard!
Well done!!!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-03-06 15:27]

Encore une très belle présentation. Les couleurs et la lumière sont parfaites. Le BG est propre et s'hamonise bien avec les sujets, le papion et les magnifique roses. FÉlicitaions !

great very clear an sharp picture...nice composition...well done

Beautiful colours and very good composition, there is a little bit lack of sharpness on the eye.

Excellent macro Gerhard truly. Composition is excellent and the butterfly itself is very beautiful. I love its coloring and markings...very well done.

Excellent capture Gerhard. I can feel the texture on the butterfly wings. Colors are fantastic. Excellent composition.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-03-06 15:58]

Great shot Gerhard, pin sharp, great colours, and background.
A lovely composition, thanks for sharing.

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  • vero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 44 W: 8 N: 16] (342)
  • [2005-03-06 16:05]

Quelle netteté! Magnifique vue!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-06 16:42]

Gerhard, very nice colors. Vivid shades, great sharpness and great blurred bg.

The butterfly is very beautiful. Maybe I would rotate the picture clockwise, but that's only an opinion - it's not a nit.

Great job.


"Rose valley" - What an appropriate name for a place to shoot b-flies on roses ;-))
Great capture of this beauty, good sharpness, POV and colours, bg nicely oof.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-06 17:13]

Very, very nice Gerhard. The qaulity is fantastic. The sharpness is perfect and lovely colours. This is a very nice shot. Thanks for posting.

Great sharpness throughout the image and nice contrast between the butterfly and the rose. The OOF background is impressive at F8.

Haha...You couldn't help yourself could you. I hope your meeting went well.
Everyone else hs summed it up. A brilliant macro. Nothing wrong here at all. Good work Gerhard.

Great macro Gerhard.
You don't need a macro lens;-).
Beautiful colours, very good sharpness, POV and composition.
Great work.

Het is een schoonheid Gerhardt,
De compositie verdient een 10, echt heel mooi,het is jammer dat het hoofd net iets uit de pof valt, maar dat is heel weinig.Verder mijn complimenten voor deze prachtige foto.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-03-07 3:18]

Excellent shot Gerhard, sharp and clear, I love your macro shot, did you used any tripot? beautiful colours, it is worth to get your trousers dirty, after all, you got an excellent shot. :)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-07 3:50]

Perfection in every inch Gerhard. Almost unreal look of the roses. Sharp, detailed, colorfull. Sunny!!! Great post.

ps If you want snow look at WS in my todays post.

Great, romantic photo Gerhard! Wonderful details... Like from paradise!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-07 6:18]

Excellent macro! The colors are perfect and I love the blurred bg. Very well done, razorsharp details. TFS!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-07 11:30]

Wonderfull macro, excellent colours and very good details !
Very well done !

Technical quality:*****
Wow factor:*****

Great shot, perfect lines and great contrast between the fly and the flour. IMO focus a bit soft on its face.
VEry well done.

A real beauty, Gerhard!!! To paraphraze Philip (netfalls), the "Wow factor" of this shot is at max. value IMO. Great note too. Do you remember the approximate distance you were from the subject? TFS.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-08 1:35]

I am really impressed by the realistic beauty of this butterfly and these roses. Are you still a human being Gerhard? Do you spend a lot of time with goddess of the photography? In time, we become as those whom we frequent. Maybe that soon wings are going to grow in your back for our profit to all!
Thank you very much.

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-03-08 12:11]

A Beautiful betturfly!
This is an excellent catch!
The light is perfect in this picture and the BG and DOF are outstanding!
The colors are astonishing!
TFS Gerhard!!

Very very WellDone!!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-08 16:10]

Très belle image. Les fleurs donne toute la couleur à cette superbe composition. Le papillon est aussi magnifique. Bravo

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-03-09 15:29]

How did Mae West put it? When I'm good, I'm good, but when I'm bad, Im better! I think you were real bad here, not acting like the executive, and therfore you step away with a VERY exceptional picture, great colours and textures on the scales. Pragtig Gerhard.
PS my poto is ook op die eyety site waar Get se DD gepos is.

Another magnific photo.
You deserve a golden medal...
I have a word for this beauty: divine!!!


I like roses and butterflies.This shot is amazing.
Sharpness,detais,colors are great.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-03-18 1:56]

it's just beautiful. so velvet! the compo is stunning! congratulations.

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