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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-05
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 5:22
Viewed: 2868
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Per festeggiare il Capodanno due al prezzo di una, la farfalla è Argynnis paphia, l'attrezzo nero dovrebbe essere un calabrone, non conosco il nome scientifico.
Ma se non lo conosco io lo conosce Marcello:)
Xylocopa violacea
Grazie Marcello sei prezioso

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To mario-roberto: 105Silvio2006 1 01-11 05:43
To Miss_Piggy: ThanksSilvio2006 2 01-08 05:33
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Well well...you do as Ulla...an image with more than one subject. Definably a contrast in sentient beings as insects. Sort of the "Where's Waldo" of nature. I like it...Can you think perhaps how many things there are in this picture which cannot be seen...At the super macro level millions of "things" living are included. It gives one pause to think about where does one thing or person stop and another start. Fine photo Silvio...

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-01 6:16]

Hi Silvio
Nice presentation.Good POV and sharp image.Very well composed whit lovely colors.
TFS and Buon Anno

Hello Silvio,
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
Buon Anno:)
Good work. Excellent DOF displaying both subjects sharp and the background blurred.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-01 7:48]

Hi Silvio,

A beautiful springtime picture. How wonderful to get the two on the one flower. Lovely colors, excellent details and a I love the composition.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-01 8:42]

Hi Silvio. You to have got two for one today. A good close up of the butterfly and bee. good detail and natural colours. well done TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-01 9:01]

Hello Silvio, great double shot ! Very well focused, great DOF and a perfect exposure ! Well done ! All the best for 2008 !


Hello Silvio,
What a wonderful picture to start 2008.
Excellent capture, Happy New Year to you
and your loved ones.


Hello Silvio, very nice double capture here,
excellent focus, lovely colors and composition id just great
cheer and have a wonderful new year

Ciao Silvio,
ma l'offerta "prendi due e paghi una" non era valida solo fino a tutto il 2007?
Ricambio la tua generosità indicandoti il nome scientifico dell'imenottero: Xylocopa cfr. violacea.
Buon inizio del 2008.
Un abbraccio,

Nota: cfr. sta per confronta e viene usato per indicare una determinazione a livello specifico affidabile al 99%, cioè una diagnosi quasi certa, ma con un margine di dubbio dovuto al fatto che esistono una o più specie simili, non identificabili attraverso l'esame della sola foto, come in questo caso.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-01 12:12]

Un'altra bellissima immagine dal cestino degli avanzi..complimenti e' perfetta sotto ogni dettaglio,ciao,Luciano

Ciao Silvio,
Very good composition with two in one!
perfect exposure and focus in the shot in total sharpness, vivid colour and details always
A very fine photographer and a good photo
many thanks

hello silvio,
lovely capture of this beautiful butterfly, the bee is the added bonus here, well composed shot with fine pov, sharp image with good details,
tfs & regards

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-01 19:27]

Hello Silvio

A lovely composition of this sweet flower.It seems to be attracting a lot of attention from photographers and insects alike.
Very good focus with sharp details.
The colours are excellent.
Great job.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-01 23:07]

Hello Silvio,
Fine capture of both the female A. paphia and the bumblebee on the same thistle flower. Excellent sharpness and the cental subject is emphasised by the OOF natural Bg.
Nice image and an excellent start for the year.
Best wishes for 2008!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-02 0:50]

Hi Silvio,
Outstanding beginning to the new year. Wonderful shot. Wish you give us such beautiful images to enjoy throughout 2008, MF. I eagerly look foward to every moment here on TN with you and our entire community.

Hello Silvio,

Very nice composition. Good sharpness and great vivid colours. I hope to be able to take a picture of a xylocopa next summer, I know they are coming to Brittany also.

Delightful capture of a butterfly and a bee sharing the same flower, Silvio.
The two make a striking composition in tandem with the purple bloom.
Happy New Year!

Ciao Silvio
Lo desidero un buono anno 2008, con gioia e la pace.
Grazie per queste fotografie, i cui colori riscaldano il cuore.
' Buone fotografie 2008 '

Hi Silvio,
Happy New Year to you too. Thanks for this picture of a lovely subject. I hope 2008 brings you lots more opportunities for excellent photography.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-01-02 8:23]

Hello Silvio!

All the best for you in 2008!

Very nice macro. I like pose of butterfly, POV and composition with bee.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-02 10:27]

Hello Silvio,
Great sharp focus with beautiful colours. Good composition and DOF. Nice POV and BG.

Nice macro Silvio,
Great color, light, DOF, and detail.
Well done,

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-01-02 23:00]

Sympathique ensemble. Bonne année.
Bonne journée.

Hola Silvio.
Una genial imagen con dos protagonistas al mismo tiempo.
Bellos colores y excelente bg.
Feliz 2008 amigo, JL.

No se si has visitado la página de Marcello, pero él ha publicado un 3x1 jajaaj.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-04 10:04]

Hi Silvio.
What a sweet close-up picture. Excellent subject, perfect exposure and reproduction of all colour tones. I like superb wide DOF and sharpness of the flowers and insects. Light BG is looked very well too. My compliments and best regards.

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-05 7:53]

Hello Silvio,
Lovely capture of these two insects on the Thistle. I really like the black bumblebee and both are sharply in focus. Good details and beautiful colours. A fine composition too.
Many thanks, Ulla
P later

Hallo Silvio
Being a new member to Trek Nature I am still browsing if time permits. I think at this stage my eyes are working overtime to search for anything that will grab my attention, and I am sure by the end of the week I’ll be squint-eyed. It sure is a very difficult task, and it is easier said than done to pick and choose for a particular photo to critique. There are just so many talented photographers on the site and they all have such fabulous portfolios. I just love the colour purple and when I saw this “2x1” posting of yours, I decided that this is the one I’ll would like to give my smiley to. This is an excellent capture filled with a wide variety of colours which really complement one another. I am sure it is the same kind of flower, I have just seen on the photo of Ivan (argus). You caught this two insects well with your lens and you must of just been at the right spot and at the right time. I enjoyed browsing through your portfolio and you have some lovely sunset photos. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

ma sto 180 te lo sei fatto o no?

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