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Vivid colors on dark winter days

Vivid colors on dark winter days
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-12 2:42
Viewed: 4183
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae Family: Nymphalidae

Polish name: rusalka pokrzywnik

Common on meadows, clearings, road edges and gardens

Disribution: Europe and Asia

Wing span: 46 52mm

Flight period: One to three generations from May to October

Caterpillars host plants: Urtica dioica

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-12 3:02]

Hello Krzysztof
All is perfect,,, well done

The drabness of winter is truly dispelled by this beautiful Tortoiseshell, Chris.
Excellent sharpness and vivid colours.
TFS and all the best.

Excellent sharpness and a perfect pose with wide open wings.
You made a beautiful shot, Krzysztof, the colours are so brilliant, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-12 4:12]

Hello Krzys,
A lovely view of the Small Tortoiseshell to brighten up the darkness! Very fine sharp details and beautiful bright colours. It looks really fresh!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Witaj Krzysztof. Best compliments for excellente details and clarity.
Very good DOF.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-12 6:01]

Wonderful capture your Small Tortoiseshel!
Great sharp details, lovely colors.

What a wonderful Aglais urticae!
I like the very sharp details and the natural colors.

  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-12 14:17]

Hallo Krzysztof,
To jest jeden z najpiekniejszych motyli ktory w naszym regionie wystepuje.Interesujaca pozycja na ziemi (tak go jeszcze nie spotkalem)
Bardzo dobra ostrosc ,swietne kolory.Calosc podoba sie.Pozdrawiam Siggi

Ciao Kryzstos, beautiful aglaia with fantastic colors, fine details and superb sharpness, splendid macro, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

  • maurydv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
  • [2009-12-13 11:49]

Hello Krzysztof,
a very beautiful capture of the Small Tortoiseshell, outstanding sharpness, the grey BG exalts the marvellous colours, very well composed.
Best regards

Hi Krzysztof,

Awesome macro capture of this colourful butterfly species on a ground from nice top POV with delightfull composition.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-06 4:33]

Hi Krzysztof,
nice colours with great sharpness of the details. The hairy details are really a pleasure here. I like the simple backgrond too. They give a good contrast. Well captured in good light.
Well done.


Dawno nic nie dodawales, a dzis widze, ze po prostu cosik przeoczylem :)
Wiesz co mysle o motylkach, wiec nie bede sie tu uzewnetrznial na temat obiektu ;)
Fajna kompozycja z bardzo ladnym kontrastem. Z ostroscia chyba jednak odrobine przesadziles, jaks takie miejscami przeostrzone to zdjecie mi sie wydaje.
Ale za to lbrzymi plus za kolorystyke w te zimowe dni :)

Hy Krzysztof
I have a question: it was frost around? Or is just an optical oppinion about the bg. Because, in my eyes, is like a color simialar with frozent environment.
But, in the rest, the butterfly is perfeclty sharp with indeed, vivid colors.
Kind regards,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-03-30 9:38]

Hello Krzysztof!

Well done on this beautiful butterfly shot! Good background and very sharp details! Very well done!


Hi Chris,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Small Tortoiseshell butterfly. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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