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The Flying Chessboard

The Flying Chessboard
Photo Information
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: 2008-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/3.6
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-05 2:53
Viewed: 3034
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everyone,

A very old, but still not used photo from me. Taken on the same day and the same place as this and this butterfly shot. The species you are all familiar with: Melanargia galathea, the Marbled White, in Hungarian "Chessboard Butterfly" - that's the metaphore behind the title.

Photo: done in shady conditions, with white balance set to 'sunny'. Level adjustment, moderate cropping, shadows / highlights, decreasing saturation, slight sharpening selectively.

I hope you'll like this oldie.

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Witaj Wladek, my neighbour.
Very nice presentation of this butterfly. Amazing colours. A lot of details. Also nice background.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Laszlo
Perfect focus, good detail and exposure of the white bits, nice setting. Lovely photo.
regards yiannis

Hello Laszio,
Good photograph, good sharpness, good composition, fair background.

Ciao Laszlo, great macro of lovely butterfly, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-05 5:42]

Hello László,
Fantastic sharp detailed butterfly in this photo. Excellent DOF with beautiful contrasting colours and a fine choice of composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-05 7:09]

Beautiful image of this lovely White..good composition with fine greens. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-05 7:21]

Hello Laszlo,
Great title for this fine capture! This butterly is called Chess Butterfly in Swedish. Excellent POV, light management and sharpness with a good natural BG. Nice compo too.
Have a great 2013, you and your family,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-05 10:30]

Hello Laszlo,
The image my be from your archive collection, but it is still a beauty and presented very nicely. I always enjoy viewing these interesting butterflies with their black and white checkered wings. Well done!!

Hi Laszlo
He is appropriately named. He is not as colourful as some of your others but
he has very striking markings. Your focus is great and I always like your composition.
Thanks for sharing
Best Regards

Hello László

Excellent photo of this butterfly in-flight,
superbly focused, with great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-05 14:55]

Hi Laszlo,it's nice to see a butterfly in your gallery,a great gift to the fans like me,now in the winter break..eheh..a specie not common in my fields,great capture whit perfect exposure and details despite the position.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2013-01-05 16:26]

Hello Laszlo!
What a beauty!Gorgeous butterfly in very suitable POV,great DOV...Bravo!!!Very well done!TFS and also thanks for your lovely comments in my last pic.I appreciated it so much!
Happy New Year to you and your beloved ones!

Hello Laszlo
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, fantastic lighting and very good sharpness!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2013-01-07 2:16]

Hello Laszlo,
sharp image of this species with perfect POV and beautiful lightness; great depth and excellent contrast with the background. Well done!
My best wishes for the New Year!

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-01-09 10:02]

Hi Laszlo,
wonderful capture of Melanargia galathea, very common here in Serbia too ! Beautiful light, great sharpness for excellent details !
Best regards !

Hello Laszlo,
what a lovely picture.
best sharpness and perfect WB to achieve the perfect white of the b'fly.
nice composition of this real beauty.
best wishes,

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2013-01-10 7:25]

Hi Laszlo

Very sharp and detailed photo of the butterfly.



Ciao Lazlo. Sharp and details very good MF! Great POV for the beauty in pose. Bravo!


Hello Laszlo,
A very good sharp photo of this butterfly, perfect exposure, lovely clarity, great point of view and good composition, a very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-31 6:18]

Hello MF Laszlo
this is a splendid capture of this black and white butterfly.
Superb detailed and sharpness. The lighting is so good that the wide spread wing is greatly appreciated.
The smooth green background add more beauty to your composition.


PS : Thanks for your critique on my bird posting. Sorry that if the watermark is distracting. My rationale is that here in my country, the copyright law and photography ethical respect are not fully enforced. Photos are pirated and printed in brochures for free, even claimed to be other people name.
Many of my friends experience that they even stop sending to nets and stopped becoming members even in TN and TE.
What I did is that they cant snatched it without amputating the photo.
Thanks for your concern. I really appreciate it.

Hello László,
This is a fine post especially coming from you my friend. Lovely dorsal pov with fine markings on the wings. I like the contrast against the silenced green - even with blurry head and antennas :-)
Thanks and kind regards.

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