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My first butterfly photo

My first butterfly photo
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-07 20:41
Viewed: 3120
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, today i shooted my first
butterfly photo, it is not as beautiful
and as perfeclty composed like yours,
i would love to have the beautiful blurred
backgrounds that you are obtaining,
but i wanted to share with you

i can not tel what species of butterfly it is
so i will have your help for the ID
and tell you in advance Merci

today i also did my first landscape photo
that will be my next posting, merci

EDIT (june 8): thank you friends for your critiques
and learning me about this species
of butterfly with giving its name


boreocypriensis, Miss_Piggy, KOMSIS, uleko, oscarromulus, Adanac, vanda, jusninasirun, pierrefonds, maaciejka has marked this note useful
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Good Morning MF Asbed!

Congrats on your 1st butterfly post! It is absolutely a swallowtail but i do not know its exact id since i am not familiar with the North American butterfly fauna.
Nicely captured MF!
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-07 21:42]

Hello Asbed,
Congratulations on your first butterfly shot!
The POV is not perfect, but it is fine specimen of a Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus taken with good sharpness and colours againt the contrasting spruce BG.
I hope you take more butterfly shots!

Hallo Asbed,
congratulations on your first butterfly post; a very beautiful capture of this wonderful butterfly taken with very good sharpness and bright colours, a pleasant composition in a beautiful and unusual environment.
Best regards

Hallo Asbed
And what a beauty you have here as your first butterfly. It is really beautiful, and it is not only the butterfly that is lovely but the setting as well. The green surrounding makes this image look so cool and refreshing and at the same time highlights the pretty colours and patterns of the Swallowtail to their best. Thanks for sharing. Merci.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-06-08 2:14]

Hi Asbed,
The first butterfly, the Tiger Swallowtail, congratulations ...
What a beautiful picture of this charming and beautiful butterfly.Lovely combination of colors, light-yellow, blue and green!
Best wishes,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-08 3:00]

Hi Asbed

Warm congratulation for your first butterfly!
A great Tiger Swallowtail with great details and lovely colors.

Ciao Asbed, congratulations for your first butterfly, my friend, lovely Tiger Awallowtail with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio

WOW... WOW.... WOW!!!! My Dear friend Asbed, this is worthy to celebrate! ... bravo! ... Welcome to the club! :) ... a butterfly photographed by Asbed! ... and made at 1/50s! ... surely you seem a slow target!
Beautiful environment in these branches of żpine? ... and a fantastic POV! too good to be your first butterfly! ... you definitely are talented! .. Thank you for sharing this photo at TN, is a pleasure to watch it!...
Regards, TFS, Jesús

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-08 7:48]

Hello Asbed,
Wow, for your first butterfly this is great!! And, what a beautiful Swallowtail that differs from the European species that we rarely see here! Excellent details and colours and a fine background. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-08 9:15]

Ooooh! Finalement un gros cadeau pour tous les fans des papillons depuis toi..eehhee..et quelle etrange et merveilleuse composition mon ami,une photo de grande qualite' et vraiment etrange...j'aime ton style et j'espere d'en voir des autres..ehehe...bonne soiree'! Luciano

mmm... haciendo la competencia a los fotógrafos de macro !
Me encanta esta toma, sobre todo por el conjunto de la escena y el ambiente creado.
Un abrazo Asbed: Josep Ignasi.

Only one word to show you how I feel about this image:

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-06-08 19:15]

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful butterfly in nice natural surroundings, I find no fault in that. Thanks for the fine work my friend.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-06-08 19:29]

Hello Asbed,
Wow!! What a great first butterfly shot you have captured. The details are super and the colors are beautiful. Love the greenery as it adds to the overall image. Excellent DOF and just the right exposure. This looks like a Tiger Swallowtail. TFS.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-06-14 5:30]

Hi Asbed!
Congratulations my friend for your first butterfly.
It is very beautiful. Excellent sharpness and fine details. Splendid light and colours.
The composition is very good.
ciao! Vanda

Hi Asbed,
Your first b-fly is a beautiful one. Unlike Ivan (Argus), I find the POV good and original. I've rarely seen a swallowtail sitting on a pine branch. :) Great colors, sharpness and compo.
Congrats, tfs, and I wish you many more useful butterfly shots. Best regards, László

Hi Asbed.
Congratulations on your first butterfly.
The markings on the wings is well defined.
Exposure and details are very good.
Thanks and kind regards,

Bonjour Asbed,

Les branches cadrent bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon glauque. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-03-01 6:13]

Hello Asbed,
lovely butterfly in its best sharpness. The leaves give a good framing and excitement in good colour contrast. I like the pattern on the wings, so lively.


Hi Asbed,
very nice composition between this butterfly and pine. Very good sharpness and amazing natural colours.
I like an atmosphere of this photo.
Thanks for sharing,

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