- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2007-10-31 13:09]
this is an excellent shot about a Owl butterfly with eggs. Great POV, excellent sharpness, exposure and very nice colours. This is a great compositon. Thank you for posting.
- lorendubois (9343)
- [2007-10-31 13:09]
Splendid Butterfly... very goods details
This is a special shot of this striking butterfly.
The sharpness is outstanding!
+++ Great detail especially in the wing. The clarity is also excellent.
Great composition and a good side-on POV.
The DOF is superb keeping the whole butterfly in-focus but blurring the BG very well.
The BG is contrasts very well to the bright butterfly causing the subject to stand out significantly.
Perfect lighting aswell. Amazing colours!
--- Nothing :D
Thankyou for your critique on my latest photo :)
Very well done Nick,
P.S. are they eggs on the top of the perch?
- cecilia (4630)
- [2007-10-31 13:24]
Excellent side view shot - well focus, with lovely colour and detail.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-10-31 13:50]
WHat a splendid capture of this Owl! Very sharp details of the beautiful wing pattern and fine colours. I like its pose too and the composition is excellent. I wonder who lay the five eggs up the top of the straw?! Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-10-31 13:56]
Hi Nick, elegant butterfly with splendid details, great colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-10-31 14:03]
Bufff !! que fotografía más bonita. Has conseguido un perfecto enfoque en todo el plano. Has sabido plasmar muy bien la belleza de esta maravillosa mariposa y captar sus elegantes detalles como son los ojos y par de manchas tan espectaculares. Buena composición e iluminación. Excelente trabajo y de alta calidad técnica y estética.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi
- mirceax (6261)
- [2007-10-31 14:18]
Great capture of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent sharpness and colours, great composition.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-10-31 14:32]
I said to one other on this same butterfly species.. the pattern on the wings if caught in the right light..as it is here, makes it appear as a third dimension. In that pattern wise it is a special type of butterfly. Nice composition with proper perch and all well done!!
- jrobertop (544)
- [2007-10-31 14:33]
Splendid shot! Wonderful butterfly!
Excellent definition, pretty composition.
Impressive the wealth of details.
- Photoslave (1199)
- [2007-10-31 14:56]
the details of this image are really great! Nice macro.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-10-31 15:29]
Hello Nicholas, great macro of this Owl butterfly, the sharpness is just incredible and the exposure is 10/10 with that great dark background. The eggs is a plus too. Well done my friend !
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-10-31 15:43]
A superb shot of this Owl Butterfly. Wonderful pose showing off the fantastic wing markings. Colors and details are both excellent. The lighting is magnificent.
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-10-31 19:57]
As I have my own rule in not sending images of animals in captivity, I don't usually give critiques on such photos, so now you know!
But having said that I think this is a great capture of an owl butterfly with high technical quality and such sharpness and detail that the eggs are clearly visible on the stem that it is on.
Nice composition too, as well as informative notes.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-10-31 23:19]
Great composition with razor-sharp detail. I really like the inclusion of the eggs on the stem.
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-11-01 0:51]
Beautifully captured of this Owl butterfly!
The sharpness is awesome on this shot with the wonderful colour, just perfect!
well done, Nick!
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2007-11-01 2:08]
It is so obvious why it is called an owl butterfly! Superb capture of its colours and details!
I like the way you have shown it clinging on to the stem. Is that its tongue or its front leg which appears near its head?
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2007-11-01 6:38]
A "WOW" shot. Excellent Macro with intricate detail! Great light and composition! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-11-01 7:55]
I really like this vertical composition. Great details here - wonderful colors and nice bg.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-11-01 8:05]
Outstanding picture at every respect. My congratulations. Only I cannot understand how you have got so large DOF using f-number 2.8. The butterfly is amazing as well as the whole pictured scene. Quality of the shot is terrific. Bravo and TFS.
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-11-01 9:21]
Excellent shot of this Owl Butterfly,
Perfect focusing,use of flash and BG,
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-11-01 11:30]
You've taken very close-up shot of this cute owl butterfly, with excellent details and sharpness.
Very nice DOF and POV, well composed and presented!!
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes, Kevin
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-11-01 12:45]
Beautiful photo of one of the most photographed Butterflies, I think. Very sharp with perfect details. Very beautiful light and DOF. Great composition.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-11-01 13:26]
This is a splendid shot of this elegant and very beautiful butterfly species with a lovely little bonus - some nice shiny eggs on the plant.
We've seen this beauty before but i never reacll seeing its eggs and i think that they are the key to this gret picture.
That aside, the details here are very clear and sharp, teh colors and patterns on its wings are magnificent and the shallow DOF that you used is exceptional, too.
Bravo and TFS
- warnzy (20)
- [2007-11-01 14:11]
Another great macro shot, and a very effective composition with the butterfly and eggs captured perfectly. It tells the story on its own, which is the mark of a great natural history picture.
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-11-01 15:43]
You have been holding this one back like a true star of stage and screen -- made us hold our breath and then POW! right between the eyes
FAbulous colours and details -- a stunner, Nick -- an absolute stunner
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-11-02 7:15]
Did this butterfly was looking at you with this BIG EYE :-)
Excellent details, beautiful colours... WONDREFULLY DONE... AS USUAL :-)
- rdfoto (3295)
- [2007-11-03 8:42]
C'est un superbe prise, excellente gestion de l'exposition, couleurs et netteté, bravo
- nimou (3171)
- [2007-11-10 13:32]
Very nice composition. Very good sharpness and lighting is excellent.
Gorgeous and vibrant colours.
PD: really good details on eggs.