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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Stylus 300
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-25 20:56
Viewed: 2855
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't have a whole lot of any sort of wildlife shots under my belt, but this is one of the few I've deemed a keeper. I found this little fella (the beauty) working on a milk thistle plant (the beast) along a trail I was hiking, so I stopped to take a few shots, and it obliged.
This was back in my "point and shoot" days with my Stylus 300.

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I kind of missed this one. For some reason I didn't associate it with you! : )

It is a really nice capture. I have a Olympus 750 point and shoot and I am always impressed with the color as I am with this shot of yours. The thistle is wonderful.

Evelynn : )

Hi Tim
I think the butterfly is a Swallowtail. They are a larger species of butterfly and fairly common. The yellow Swallowtail perched on the purple Thistle is a nice compliment. The colour of background rocks are a bit of distraction. Interesting just the same.
TFS Janice

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-25 23:03]

Hello Tim

Very well focused with sharp details and well saturated colours.The butterfly could well be a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis).Nicely captured.TFS


Great shot Tim. I like the composition, colours and technical quality and visibility of details.Very good job.TFS

Wow!!!! This is a great shot and I like this title which is most appropriated :) This is beautiful specie well caught (even if focus is more on the flower) - and exposed - (Horia published one similar I think).

I would have applied a little (more?) noise reduction on the BG just to blurred it more ;) Congrats because this is really well done!!!

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