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I'm beautiful...

I'm beautiful...
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Copyright: Joanna Wieczorek (cafecrem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1201 W: 60 N: 1392] (9248)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-12
Camera: Olympus 765UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies Chapter2, 50-60 points chapter 3, 40-49 Points (Chapter 5) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-11 3:36
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zygaena achillea - a little moth which came with us from our trip to Jura. It was a great time and it was superb moth ;-)
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-11 3:42]

Hello Joanna!
Yes,she is really beutiful.Contrast colors,details,lighting,BG,POV and composition are perfect.Excellent work!TFS...:-)

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-07-11 3:42]

Bardzo dobre zdjecie. Dobra kompozycja, ekspozycja i ostrosc. Gratulacje. Pozdrawiam Krzysztof

Very nice clos in this time Joanna.. Lovely colours and sharp details. Very good job! Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-11 3:47]

Joanna, I have seen other photo of this moth before and I think it is the prettiest one ever. Excellent compo and you show him off so well. Bravo!

  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2005-07-11 3:49]
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this is not the Zygaena ephialtes, it is Zygaena achillea.
Zygaena ephialtes have except the basal spot another 4 red spot (very well seen).


Hello Joanna!
Wonderful close up.Vivid colors,POV,blurred BG and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

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  • olar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-11 4:54]

Alez cudownie kolorowy ten motyl. Nigdy takiego nie widzialam.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-07-11 5:06]

Beautiful shot in all aspects.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-11 5:27]

Oh yes, you are beautiful, and Joanna have take an excellent shot of you too! :) Nice DOF, composition, colours and details. Very well done Joanna, thanks for sharing. :)

Hello Joanna

Magnificent shot. What a wonderful wing pattern. Nice bright colours. Good POV and OOF BG. Excellent work. Thanks.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-11 6:24]

Yes, you are right Joanna; this moth sure is beautiful! The colors are perfect and the details so sharp. POV & DOF are great and the exposure is spot on. Well done & TFS!


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-11 6:42]

Very nice shot of the lovely insect. Nice composition and sharpness. In Czech Republic this species is widespread.

witaj:) prawda ona jest taka sliczna:) piekne kolorki i znakomite zdjecie:)

podoba sie:)


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-11 7:30]
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Yeah, capturing it wasn't easy :-) Place was beautifull and dangerous and you - hanging over barrier rail with cam in hand ;-) But it was worth this efford. Perfect picture of this rare and nice moth!

Hello Joanna
Sharpness: 5/5
Color: 5/5
DOF: 4,5/5
POV: 5/5
great detail
In a friendly way Christophe

Magnifique photo !!
Les couleurs sont superbes, j'aime beaucoup cet insecte.

Yes he is beautiful :-)
a little bit sharper on his head (DOF)...
TFS, laurent

Yes it is Joanna,
Well composed, good detail, brilliant colours and sharpness.
great POV, DOF and nicely exposed.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-11 14:04]
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yes you are beautiful Joanna,
very good composing shot, great details and veryh good colours, very good pov and very nice dof, great job,
gr. Jaap

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2005-07-11 15:55]
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Uwielbiam tego owada. Pierwszy raz chyba widzialem go u Wieka w galerii. Sam na niego poluje, ale jeszcze sie nie udalo. Pozazdroscic! Ladnie uchwycony. Strasznie ruchliwy i plochliwy? Pytam, bo jak juz na niego wpadne, to bede wiedzial jak sie skradac ;)

Beautiful metallic textures, colours and details in this shot. This is quite common in TN, but I have never seen one. Thanks for posting.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-12 3:36]

Wooooooow ! What a wonderful and interesting shot for this superb Zygaena ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are perfect ! Thanks for sharing Joanna.

Wow! Superb colors, excellent light and fantastic details. Great work!

Beautiful closeup Joanna! Great colors, details and light and a great display of these wings. I notice that you never include your F stop or shutter-speed?????? Well done!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-12 8:11]
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Hi Joanna, very nice close up of this moth. The details are good and it's a very nice composition.

I think the ID could be Zygaena lonicerae (Narrow banded 5-spot Burnet) I'm not familiar with Zygaena achillea and I can't find much information on that.

Nice work.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-12 19:30]

Joanna, vivid and colorful shot.

I like composition and pov too.

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-14 13:47]
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All the Zygaenidae family are very preaty butterflys!
5* photo and favourite!
Very good details and sharpness too!
This species doesn't exist in my country, Portugal.

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  • ian Gold Star Critiquer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-15 7:24]

Welcome Joanna!
Great photo. I like it very much. Your photos are great.

Beautiful indeed, Joanna! Superb colours, sharp detail and perfect DOF. Well done!

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-01-09 12:55]

Yes Joana he is beautiful, but you make him even more beutiful with qualitdy of photo. TFS

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