The Flower and its Visitors II
- joey (24909)
- [2007-11-24 5:31]
Wonderful photo Alexei!
So many colours that are very vibrent and bright.
Very sharp with superb clarity and a lot of detail.
Great POV aswell.
Very well done,
Beautiful sharp picture. If possible, I would not have cropped this way. I would have keep whole of the second flower.
- anel (40574)
- [2007-11-24 5:57]
Beautiful light for this picture too. Amazing sharpness and beautiful, warm colours. Just a little thing, maybe it would have been better to show the entire petals of the flowers. Very fine blurred background.
Thanks and best regards
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-11-24 6:00]
Certainly a better one than the 'next' in the gallery. Unfortunately I believe it is mine...:-)
Once again, great work and technically outstanding.
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-11-24 6:26]
A wonderful composition - lovely arrangement...very pleasing how the flowers seem to 'face' one way and the butterfly another. Great light and color. Perfect details!
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-11-24 6:47]
WOW and double WOW, your depth of field, razor sharp focus and composition are all superb, thanks for sharing.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2007-11-24 7:00]
Hola Alexei. Gran calidad en este Macro. Toda una belleza de fotografia. Simplemente Hermosa.
Only one word. Exelent!
Just beautiful. Nice colors well focus, and exelent sharpness, The flower has somethig special to be seen and Great Bg.
Your friend Luis52.
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-11-24 7:15]
Superb technical quality of this shot, not only because of the lens: the photographer has to play a part as well!
I like the complementary effect of the flower on the rather worn Painted lady. The lighting, composition and bokeh add the finishing touches to a near to perfect shot.
Well done and thanks,
Have a good weekend,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-11-24 7:23]
Fantastic sharp photo with beautiful vivid colours. Amazing details. Perfect focus. Great DOF, BG and POV.
- fiyo (15161)
- [2007-11-24 7:41]
Excellent macro shot!
Great composition with nice POV,
very good details and nice colours.
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-11-24 8:16]
I like to thank you for the useful information about the lens and the effectiveness of it that sharing with us, I will put in mind in going into macro!
This is a real good shot with great pose in perfectness sharpness, vivid colour and so much details!
very well done indeed
have a wonderful sunday, Alexei!
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-11-24 8:49]
Exquisitos colores y agradable iluminación.
ps. Buena nota.
- lousat (65489)
- [2007-11-24 9:35]
colours and details are fantastic..i dont know what say...beautifull pic,have a nice day,Luciano
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-11-24 9:41]
splendid macro shot with lovely warm lighting and warm colors,
perfect focus ( of course) and very beautifull background,
- horia (16656)
- [2007-11-24 11:32]
I think the great interest generated by your discussion about the Sigma 70-300 lens here is due to the large number of photographers using it. It's indeed a very cheap lens for the quality it provides and it's big versatility gives it a good use for a wide range of photographers - from macro to telephoto.
This is also a terrific example for the quality of the lens! I've noticed teh great inclrease in DOF once the focal length is reduced from 300mm. It would be nice to always find subjects that don't run or fly away so that we could use it for most of our close-ups :)
The sharpness here is impeccable! In fact it's so clear and good that i can't imagine how amazing it looks without all this compression.
At first, when i saw your post, i thought it was a poor composition, with the butterfly in the center. After reading your notes, i understand clearly why you chose this one. You needed something in which you can compare the sharpness in the center with the ones at the edge, and for that it's a perfect shot!
Wonderful work with both of your subject well presented and visible!
Bravo and TFS
PS: we are happy to have you here my friend and i'm sorry other sites can't appreciate you. It's really their loss!
- dejo (2242)
- [2007-11-24 11:42]
beautiful clear shot and impressing DOF
this lens gives fantastic results
thinking about shopping :)
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-11-24 11:50]
Hi Alexei. I to use this lens and find i get some fair results with it.
Your picture of the Butterfly on the flower has very fine detail and sharp focusing. you have used the light so well to give natural looking colours. along with a nice POV/DOD. well done TFS. thanks for the interesting notes .
Have a good week ahead.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-11-24 12:31]
it's can't be done better, the sharpness is excellent, also the brilliant colours - and this marvelous arrangement, this butterfly is so pretty on the under-wings, I like it very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- jrobertop (544)
- [2007-11-24 13:38]
Great capture of this exuberant butterfly!
Excellent details and colors.
Very good sharpness and POV.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-11-24 20:55]
A superb shot of this beautiful butterfly.
The clarity is awesome,razor sharp focus and details.
Wonderful use of lighting,the colours are exceptional.
Excellent DOF and POV,the OOF BG has a lovely bokeh.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-11-24 23:06]
Superb colours ans exposure. The composition is well thought out and the focus spot-on.
- batu (16383)
- [2007-11-24 23:12]
you achieved high resolution and sharpness in combination with great depth of field. Light is beautiful. I would have prefered slight cropping to the left.
Best wishes, Peter
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-11-25 0:29]
como siempre una maravilla de trabajo,
un bello sol que pinta perfectamente tu trabajo,
excelente foco y detalles,
a marvellously rich, very precise, extraordinarily well lighted and reported landing of the Painted Lady. Blossoms and butterfly literally stand out from the screen in front of a suberbly smooth, perfectly supporting distant background. There is so much energy and warmth in this image - what a pleasure to look at, my friend.
Don't worry about your experiences with other forums. Rude words always go together with ignorance, and that is by no means restricted to Russian forums, it's an international phenomenon well known from many parts our so called western civilization. With participants like you, TN is an inviting and well supporting forum for the exchange of images, thoughts, observations, comments and useful suggestions.
Have a very good day. My best regards,
I'm not sure what I like most, the butterfly or the flower. Both are beautiful and well shot. Beautiful colours, sharp focusing, perfect DOF and well composed. Stunning image
p.s. I'm not posting until I have caught up with everyones photos, time seems to have escaped me lately.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-11-25 5:29]
Hi Alexei, superb composition with beautiful butterfly and wonderful flower with splendid colors, excellent details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-11-25 6:08]
Another very beautiful butterfly image from you! Both butterfly and flower are sharply in focus showing impressive details and wonderful colours. The background is a beautiful soft colour too. Personally I would have included the whole flowers since they are so sharp and very beautiful.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla
Beautiful work Alexei,
Interesting composition with the full & just blooming flower pair..Excellent light, color, sharpness, detail, DOF, POV, and BG. But I always expect no less from you :)
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-11-25 7:07]
Another high lesson on photography, dear Alexei!
What a superb shot!! You were really lucky this time, since the butterfly chose the best of the perchs. I will have to tell to our gardener to plant that kind of flowers in our garden. They are so bright and beautiful!
Magnificent details and lovely composition.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
My best regards
- dkaved (2114)
- [2007-11-25 7:10]
A beautiful image with such lovely colour and crystal clear detail.The pattern of the butterflys wings is cleary seen...quite amazing.The DOF is perfect with the background totally neutral.A bit of a shame that the flowers are a bit tight within the frame.Very nice work...TFS.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-11-25 7:18]
Gran enfoque Alexei y colores muy naturales en la mariposa. Veo que también respetar el espacio a la izquierda como manda la norma, aunque yo hubiese preferido la flor de la derecha que el espacio de la izquierda jeje.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-11-25 7:29]
I think it's so good the way you contribute here in TN.
Not to mention the high artistic quality of your shots, but also the clear way you share your experiences here.
It takes time to do research and put it on clear terms to help us here.
Just love the warm light and the intense yellow of the flower, that illuminates the whole picture, and no traces of even a single part burned out.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-11-25 8:14]
Wonderful picture. I have that same lens and it also amazes me at the image quality considering the price. In this case it appears as if it were a high end lens...but I suspect this is due to you, the man behind the viewfinder. Wonderful presentation replete with quality notes.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-11-25 9:02]
Another great shot Normally I would said that you should crop it a little bit more from the right for better compo but I like the additional flower situation here. Sharpness and background is perfect. I also like good contrast vivid red/yellow VS light brown
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2007-11-25 9:49]
This is an excellent photograph of the gorgeous butterfly and the flower!
The images are crystal clear and the details of each are superb!
Many thanks for your warm comments on 'hedgerow bells'.
- Isu (1663)
- [2007-11-25 10:46]
Saludos Alex, importante composición equilibrio y contraste, los colores muy armonisos y vivos buenos detalles... Sira
Strong, lovely colours in this warm light!
Subject(s) are well framed and captured with wonderful details, the wing pattern is reproduced true to reality...
The image gives a wonderful 3-D feeling!
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-11-25 12:36]
selam alexi; wow
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this butterfly well done.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-11-25 21:32]
Words are inadequate to describe the beauty of this perfect shot, Alexei.
Another fantastic creation from you, setting extremly high standards in nature photography.
I also like your notes immensely for their usefulness and the way you share your personal ideas and thoughts through them.
TFS and regards.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-11-25 23:57]
Focus, sharpness, light, colors, composition and details are very good again. Well done and TFS
Have a nice week,
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-11-26 1:13]
Wow!! What a outstanding focusing and details here!
Perfectly, focused on this little buddy, with very nice POV.
Also, I can see very beautiful colours here.
Well presented with very nice composition as well.
Thanks for the sharing this lovely photo.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-11-26 7:23]
great shot, thie butterfly perched on the flower looks lovely, i am surprised to see this quality of image from sigma 70-3oo apo dg macro lens, its your skills which has resulted in such a professional performence of this average lens which i do use.
very well done,
tfs & regards
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-11-26 13:50]
Hello Alexei ! I don't think a picture can be better than this one ! Congratulations, that's a jaw dropping one ! :-)
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-11-27 4:14]
Preciosa toma con una composición muy bonita, excelente nitidez, luz, fondo y color muy bellos, saludos
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-11-27 9:48]
ce serait perdre sa salive que d'ecrire un commentaire long,pour finalement dire que c'est PERFECT!!!!!!
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-11-27 18:15]
This one "STUMPED" me; I mean the technical stuff. So I've made a hard copy of your notes and tomorrow I shall consult a friend who knows what you are talking about and he will explain these things to me.
In the meantime I continue "ADORING" your work.
Your friend Mario in this COLD COLD land that has a warmth of friendship for you inspite of our Canadian COLD.
- jhm (1853)
- [2007-11-27 23:17]
This is simple top class, great POV and very soft of colours.
I like this splendid picture through the composition.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day,
- Ena (2454)
- [2007-11-28 14:42]
Great shot!Fantastic colors & excellent sharpness!
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-11-28 21:27]
I don't know how I missed this outstanding shot from you. Simply marvellous. Fantastic colours and immaculate sharpness with superb lighting and exposure. One of the best on TN surely. The BG is just majestic and presents a fine base to the subjects to stand out perfectly. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.
- cloud (9539)
- [2007-11-29 11:06]
I've read carefully your note with vivid interest. I sometimes look over Russian photo sites and met the same. Your photos of butterflies are perfect.
- RP1 (251)
- [2007-12-01 11:53]
Superber photo. Nice colour en perfect composition. The BG and shapnes is excellent.
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2007-12-03 8:21]
A beautiful shot at this Painted Lady. POV and composition are perfect. Sharp focus with great color clarity. Very well done and tfs.
- izler (44)
- [2007-12-04 7:44]
selam my friend
congratulations you are presenting another great and successful series to us
i like your two beautiful natural models ;)
composition, point of view, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-12-06 14:04]
WONDERFUL SHOT WITH STUNTING VIVID COLOURS!!!
Perfect DOF and fantastic sharpness.
My best regards Alexei :-)
- sily (1934)
- [2008-01-21 15:26]
I see I almost missed another masterpiece, superb sharpness and focus, I love the composition here and perfect blending BG.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-08-17 0:07]
Hello Alexei. Excellent framing with tact sharp focus on the subjects. Nice warm color in excellent perspective. Well controlled depth which makes the image pops in the frame. Well done. Jusni