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Yuhuu - for the first time

Yuhuu -  for the first time
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Copyright: Oana Otilia Saracutu (oanaotilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 529 W: 28 N: 964] (3416)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-27
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-04 6:11
Viewed: 3384
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Please, do not be too strict / harsh with me! It was the first time when I saw this species and I was really happy. But because I was not alone, I could not spend "hours" to wait and take hundreds of shoots. And because it was flying quite far (either higher up in the tress or sitting on rocks for very few seconds) I could not use my macro lens, so I used the telefotolens making a sort of "compromise": having some pictures in the detriment of quality. And I was more or less forced to crop the images to fill the frame some how with the butterfly.
Anyway….the idea behind this image is to enjoy every moment in the life and especially when you see for the first time in your life something exciting (such as a new species for you).

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Nymphalis
Species: N. antiopa
Binomial name
Nymphalis antiopa
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-04 6:25]

Hello Oana,
Nice work with your telephoto lens in this collage of antiopa captures: one of may favourite butterlies!
A fine fresh specimen taken from excellent POV's with good sharpness and natural colours.
I have missed this butterfly here so far so its nice to see this.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Oana,

After reading your note of your trials and tribulations you had into getting a good shot of this Butterfly,
How can anyone not like your presentation today, you have put in an enormous amount effort here and i personally think the Butterfly in the top right hand corner is a Beauty,
Congratulations Oana and well done,
Best Regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-04 6:32]

Hi Oana,i understand the emotion of the moment.This is a very rare capture and a beautiful specie,you was lucky to meet this fantastic butterfly! And the pics are very good too,you work at the best whitout macro lens,very good sharpness and light balance.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

hello Oana
Yes i know this
But this butterfly is a beauty !
nice collage with good details and nice colours
greeting lou

Hello Oana,
What a great collage and good observation, the images individually are worthy of a posting, wonderful work!
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Ciao Oana, great collage of macro of beautiful Nymphalis anthiopa, rare for me, I see only a time, in each photo fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Oana,

thanks for your comments. I have never seen this rouwmantel (dutch name) so I can understand your exitement, such a beautiful animal. Nice to see another shot by you again

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-04 9:48]

Hello Oana,
I quite understand your excitement in seeing and capturing this lovely butterfly! I've only seen it a few times in my life here in Sweden! This is a lovely presentation showing it from different angles. FIne details and beautiful colours too!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Oana,
I haven't seen you here for a some time.
Great mix of photos again. Nice compositions and colours.
Thanks for sharing,

congratulations for the picture, very nice butterfly ! I never had the possibility to meet this beauty,

have a good evening,

ciao, tino

Your excitement is justified, Oana. This surely is a new species for me too. It is an exotic butterfly and your effort to capture it as best as you could is commendable.
The entire collage gives a fine impression of its unique features.
Well done and TFS.

Buna Oana,

Iti inteleg bucuria, anul trecum l-am vazut si eu pentru prima data in Mitocu Dragomirnei, langa Suceava, nu am reusit sa-l fotografiez dar am fost emotionat la culme. Am crezut ca e asa de rar incat nu am sa-l vad niciodata. Bravo, e super. Din cate stiu e pe Lista Rosie.

Anul acesta ma uit din nou dupa aceasta specie. larvele se hranesc pe Salix capraea, din cate am citit.

De 10 ori bravo.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-17 4:36]

Bonjour Oana,
I missed this one unfortunately. N. antiopa is a most beautiful butterfly, which we rarely see and it is normally quite difficult to catch it. Your posting is a well done assemblage, very fine and with beautiful natural colors. I understand your enthousiasm :-), I never was lucky enough to make a decent shot of this species.
Kind regards

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