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A Beautiful Day

A Beautiful Day
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-05 23:24
Viewed: 3643
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Beautiful Day...

The famous U2-song comes into my mind when remembering 23rd of July, 2011. It was a "usual" trip into the mountains with my younger son (although a trip with him, even we go almost each weekend, is never just "usual"), what made it very special I managed to shoot more or less useful photos of not less than 7 butterfly / moth species - never so much on one day!

Not being expert in entomology, so please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the species on the pic is Argynnis paphia, the Silver-washed Fritillary, female. Common in my home country, Hungary.

Photo info: aperture priority. PP: color and level adjustment, moderate cropping, selective sharpening (Photoimpact), noise reduction (Neat Image).

I hope you'll like the shot.

Note update: the species on the photo is Argynnis adippe, the High-Brown Fritillary. Thanx to Ivan (Argus) for the identification help.

cloud, williewhistler, maaciejka, pegos, Alex99, Jakkals, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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Well done neighbor ...the little Lumix DMC-FZ50 can performs as a full frame DSLR in the right hands!!! What a superb clarity and depth of field, what a joy for the eye! Love it!
George Veltchev

Hi Laszlo,

Very nice shot with good composition, sharpness and fine warm colors of this quite common butterfly (in Transylvania too).

Cheers, Petru

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-06 0:11]
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Hello Laszlo,
This great to view, a nice summer scene!
The butterfly looks almost like it is flying over the rosemary flowers. The sharpness, DOF and natural colours are excellent with the POV suiting the composition.
However, the wing shape and the wing markings suggest that this is Argynnis adippe, the lighter colour nearer the body distinguishing it from aglaja.
Thanks and enjoy your Sunday,

Ciao Laszlo, fantastic macro of beautiful Argynnis adippe, fascinating composition with nice flowers, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-11-06 1:16]

Hello Wladyslaw,
It's wonderful shot. I like such BG and perfectly sharp butterfly against it.
Regards, Pawel

Szia lászló
Nagyon szép a gyöngyházlepkéről készitett felvételed.Nagyszerüek és természetesek a szinek,tökéletes az élesség.Minöségi felvétel.-Gratulálok

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-06 1:50]

Hi Laszlo,
Perfect capture of this nice butterfly.
Perfect composition,colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-06 1:58]

Hi Laszlo,beautiful day and beautiful pic,i like the 3D effect,the Adippe seems suspended in....the nothing.Magnificent composition,sharpness and colors,a great gift to the butterflies fans of TN.Have a nice dau and thanks,Luciano

Hello Laszlo,
With great pleasure I look at your any picture. Beautiful composition, perfect sharpness.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-06 2:18]

Bonjour Laszlo, par ce triste jour d'automne pluvieux il est agréable de regarder votre photo qui flaire bon l'été et la chaleure....very nice framing and beautifull colors too. Great sharpness, well done and TFS, best regards, Didier.

Hello Laszlo friend!
This picture is all a postcard! ... It reflects all the content that you say beautiful day! ... Beautiful butterfly, shot with a perfect POV. I like the cut and the use of background for contrast. Great work in the background setting to provide a pleasant sensation of 3D in the foreground.

Hello Laszlo,the well composed shot shows the butterfly in its habitat very well,with just the correct amount of sharpening.
A very nice photograph.

Hi Laszlo,

Fantastic picture of this beautiful butterfly with good light & colors.
Taken from a good POV & in good greenary. Nice composition too. Well done & TFS.

Hi Wladek,
amazing photo of this butterfly. Great details. Amazing colours. Nice composition.
Have a nice Sunday,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-06 8:55]

Hello Laszlo,
this is a splendid composition!
Great sharpness and detail, beautiful light and colours, great depth and excellent contrast with the background.
Very well done!!
Thanks for sharing

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-11-06 9:31]

Hi Laszlo.
It is definitely no fungi :) but how amazing the picture is. Splendid individual of butterfly is isolated from attractive BG which is blurred exactly. Its wingspread, colouiration and other features are awesome as well as nicely detailed flowers. I also like wonderful cropping and composition of the shot. Well done and kind wishes.

Hi Laszlo,
Excellent composition with clarity, sharpness/detail and exceptional combination of beautiful colours. Great work my friend.

Very nice point of view and well composed picture. A beautiful sunny day. Enjoy the beauty.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-12 13:30]

Hello Laszulo.
This is a great shot of this specie.The details and colors are just amazingly perfect! Composition is beautifull.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Lazslo,
a very beautiful capture of the High-Brown Fritillary taken in a lovely pose on Origanum flowers, outstanding sharpness ande marvellous natural colours, point of view and composition are excellent
Have a good Sunday

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-15 16:00]

Hello Laszlo,
Truly an awesome image to view, has a 3D look to it. I feel like I could reach out and actually touch the beautiful Fritillary. Color, exposure and DOF are incredible. Superb job!!

It's like in 3D but it's not

Hi Laszlo,

The flowers are framing well the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the butterfly. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2012-04-05 12:33]

Hi Laszlo,
beautiful sharp catch with great colors and POv, nice work :)

Hello László

Excellent photo of this butterfly with fine POV,
DOF and framing, beautiful light and color tones,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-27 2:35]

Hello MF Laszlo
hope the beautiful day will appear again and again forever for you.
This shot is a beauty of both exciting butterfly in splendid sharpness and the complementary flower that deliver a fabulous aesthetical composition.
Very special indeed.
All the best to you.


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