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Sunny Gift

Sunny Gift
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, Butterflies, 50 - 60 points (chapter two), Peacock Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-08 3:35
Viewed: 3586
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another sunny picture from snowy country. I'm still not big fun of butterflies but this one is really colorfull and remainds me summer so much.

Rusalka Pawik in Polish, Babocka Pavooka in Slovak, Babočka paví oko in Czech, Pavlinnij Glaz in Russian, Nappali Pávaszemet in Hungarian ;-)

European Peacock - lnachis io (peacock family - Nymphalidae)

We can identify European Peacock Butterfly by garish eye-spot pattem on the front wings. The eye-spots frighten off the enemies. This butterfly occurs in dry and hot stands from lowlands to hills. It formns two generations (from March to May, and from August to autumn). It hibernates in ceilings, cellars, hollow trees, and other protected places. In mildly weather it begins to fly very soon. The female does not lay eggs earlier than in May. Black caterpillars covered with spiky horns feed mostly on nettle leaves. Butterflies hatch from pupas at the end of June.

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To bimbol: Dzieki !red45 1 03-09 07:13
To Jancie: Not exactly...red45 3 03-08 04:25
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-08 3:50]

Very nice, colourful macro.Sharpnes and blur BG seems great.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-03-08 3:52]
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Nice babočka paví oko, Greg. Nice sharpness and beautifull summer colors. In my town next 30 cm snow accrue during last two days :-(

Good morning/evening to you Greg. So summer has arrived in Poland:) You wish! What a beautiful summery sunny shot of the Peacock Butterfly. The details and colours are stunning. TFS.
So this is what we can look forward to in a month or so. Hurrah...

I like butterflies,but don't critique them all because there are so many on TN...but,because you're my buddy...and its such a pretty one...
A nice clear image,and good note.
The caterpillar sounds interesting too.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-03-08 4:47]

woo... woah, this shot is like 3D shot! Excellent! It seem like it is going to move anytime. wonderful colour and great macro. Thanks for sharing.

Lovely shot of this colourful butterfly Greg. His wings look as if they have gold dust on them. Stunning! Good work. TFS

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-08 6:24]

Excellent picture Greg. The colors on the butterfly are very good, she looks painted. Well done! POV & DOF are great. TFS!

Nice, sunny photo! I hate winter :-(

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-03-08 7:47]

Un papion de toute beauté et les couleurs le sont tout autant. Belle composition avec beaucoup de détails. Félicitatios !

Fantastic work.
Excellent sharpness and colours, very nice DOF.
The right wing is a bit hot but it's still great.

Thank you for sharing, well done Greg!

Nice macro Greg.
Very good colours, details and composition.
It's reminds me about the summer too, Soon Greg ;-)
Very well done.

A beautiful capture and composition. Well done.


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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-03-08 11:34]

Bardzo fajne zdjęcie , świetnie skadrowane, bardzo ładne kolory.

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

Great post very nice colours and details.
Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-08 12:50]

What a beautiful butterfly ! Good colors and DOF.
Well done

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-03-08 14:03]

Ładny ten pawik, ostry i kolory super - tak jak być powinno.Dobry opis. Brawo!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-08 15:34]

A very nice shot for someone who's not keen on the subject. A lovely colourful specimen and a very nice composition. I would have cropped off the right hand side but apart from that - very good work.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-08 16:11]

Trčs belle image. Superbe.

Here I am sitting in the "arctic" and it seems that everywhere else in the world there is color, sunshine, flowers and butterflies like I have never seen before.
If one like this ever crossed my path,I would be so excited my photo would not be able to be sharpened enough, even if I had the presence of mind to think of my camera.
Congratulations on a great capture. Thank you for flaunting, I mean sharing it.

you might not like butterflies, but you sure do photograph them OK. A well composed image.

Excellent photo Grzegorz. The colors and the saturation are amazing. Well done

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  • bimbol (8)
  • [2005-03-09 6:02]
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Witaj Grzegorz.
Przed chwilą oglądałem wykonaną pracę przez "dued" (żółty motyl) Niby podbne w chrakterze prace, ale jakże odmienne. Na twojej pracy zdecydowana przewaga barw (bo i obiekt barwniejszy) Zazdroszczę wszystkim, którzy mogą wykonać takie zbliżenia. Tobie zazdroszę również talentu. :-) Myślę, że mógłbyś udzielić mi sporo wartościowych rad.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-03-11 11:18]

this one I miss Grzegorz,
I like the good shot here, the pof is realy great, the colours of the butterfly are great,the balance is very good, the composition is very good, well this is a very good photo, with my compliments, very good job

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  • asfur Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 33] (569)
  • [2005-03-11 14:48]

very good photo. beautiful butterfly.
good sharpness, colors. thanks for sharing

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-19 23:08]

Grzegorz, it's colorful and pleasant.

An excellent composition, great lighting and perfect use of dof.


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-10-15 5:16]

Very good shot of this wonderful butterfly!
One of the most beautiful butteflies!
We have it in Portugal too, but its not a common specie.

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