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Papilio machaon

Papilio machaon
Photo Information
Copyright: Antonio Membrive (elfriki) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 19] (88)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, 100mm f2.8 Macro AF USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-01 13:00
Viewed: 4123
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Papilio machaon caught sleeping. During this summer I've found many of them on a small patch of land. I used my 20d + 100mm macro lens + two flashes mounted on a flash bracket equipped with diffusers angled 45º + tripod + cable release

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Hello Antonio,
very clear and well detailed, artistically well composed image. I also like the very well controlled soft light and the dim colours that are perfectly well fitting for a swallowtail captured sleeping. Very skilfully handled flash.
A very good starter, indeed. Thank you!
Best regards,

P.S.: Welcome to TN!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-01 13:37]

Hi Antonio and a warm welcome to TrekNature

This is a splendid macro to start your experience here with!
The side point of view shows this beautiful butterfly and his gorgeous wings well.
As Peter already said, the way you controlled the light here is impressive. You have quite an equipment there! :)
The details are impeccably clear and the shallow depth of field isolated your subject very well and clreated that lovely bokeh in the BG.
Wonderful work! Keep them comming :)

Bravo and thanks for sharing

Hi Antonio,

Welcome to TN
you start with an excellent shot of this Papilio machaon
Sharpnes, details, lighting, POV, DOF and BG are SUPERB and well composed

TFS Thijs

bonjour antonio
le machaon est un merveilleux papillon que j'aime beaucoup,vous avez vraiment reussi a le mettre en valeur avec un bon pov et une netteté irreprochable.

Hi Antonio and welcome among TN members!
It is really nice to see that the new person interested in insects is appeared on Trek Nature! I really hope to see much more photos from you soon.
According to this picture I have to congratlate you the final effect - you kept here vry nice details, good depth of field, vivid, well saturated colours, and good contrast between butterfly and the background.
Only the note would be a little longer, but on the other hand who does not know this beautiful species? ;)
Once again welcome and best withes from Poland!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-01 16:36]

Perfect sharpeness and details,not easy to made whitout the sun light,thanks for share and welcome on TN ,Luciano

Magníficos encuadre y enfoque. Bien captados los colores. Una elegante fotografía.

Saludos desde Lleida Antonio y que te vaya bien por Tk ya que veo que es tu primera fotografía aquí:

J. Ignasi

Wow! This set up gave great result. Exposure is natural in such a nice composition and perfect details! I have a 20-D too and I was recently thinking about changing it. This picture made me realized that it might be not the good time yet as it could brings such good results. Thanks for those useful technical tips :) Welcome to TN :-)!

Hi Antonio.
Simply perfect!
Wonderful colors; excellent sharpness and texture.
Impressive the wealth of details.
Congratulations for the excellent work.
Welcome to TN!
José Roberto

Hi Antonio,
Welcome to the wonderful world of TN.
Your introductory posting of the butterfly is very good. Thanks a lot for sharing this picture.
Hope to see more & more beautiful pictures on your gallery.
- Nirmal

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-11-03 7:54]

Hey, Antonio!Good picture. Nice details and sharpness! Regards,

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