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Copyright: Hans Van Rafelghem (hvr_oosterzele) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 115] (992)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS D60, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-19 9:07
Viewed: 4727
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This pair (not a couple) of Pyronia tithonus (Oranje Zandoogje) were resting on a Sagittaria leaf near my parents pond.

My tripod was not big enough so I had to balance it on 2 legs to get a good framing.

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  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-19 9:27]

Agradable composicion con bellos colores y detalles Hans.
Atinado encuadre y perspectiva con perfecto DOF.

Pleasant composition with beautiful colors and details Hans.
Accurate frame and perspective with perfect DOF.

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  • paco Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 2 N: 30] (160)
  • [2004-10-19 9:53]

Very nice composition, i like it a lot. Nice butterflies you really well captured here even if it was difficult with fine details and good DOF. Well done.thanx for sharing

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-19 10:07]

So you balanced it on two legs, us humans do it every day :) Wonderful capture and the DOF + Color is excellent.

Thanks for posting

Very good macro Hans.
You managed well with your "twopod".
You used the same lens as I do , it's a great one.
Great composition , nice colours and very good details.
Good work.

Love the composition, Hans. Out of curiousity...were the butterflies flitting their wings? There seems to be a slight bit of blur around the edges of their wings, yet you used an f/8. Other than that this is a beautiful photo which is special merely by the fact that you got both leps in a dorsal shot at the same time...then there is the fact that you make gorgeous photos! :0)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-19 15:28]

Excellent picture, you did so well to get them both to pose at once. It's a great shot.

As already said in previous post to Ricardo, this one looks as if you took them from a book and glued to the leafe for optimal composition. Very nice work. :D

Hans, Two for one always works for me!;-) Good DOF considering your covering such a large area with this shot. Simple yet pleasing compostion works well also. Good Job!

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  • gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
  • [2004-10-20 2:49]

Lovely composition Hans. Fabulous DOF, even with the pair (not couple) :) only the edges seem to fall out of the DOF, or was it the balancing act on the legs? Great capture. (Oops points tomorrow)

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  • lucky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 63 W: 5 N: 14] (84)
  • [2004-10-20 19:38]

Very beautiful shot of these butterflies... They are very sharp and have strong colours with good contrast to the background... Nice composition...
Very well done!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-10-21 6:56]

I don't know why, but this butterflies remind me old RAF's spitfires :-) Maybe because of circles of its wings? Anyway - absolutely perfect picture!

great composition, nice focus, sharp colors and ur result is a beautiful photo.

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  • papkin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 96] (1580)
  • [2004-12-26 14:01]

Beautiful composition and colors.
Very nice photo.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-02-04 1:22]

very nice shot of two lovely creatures of god! good composition and colour palette!

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  • Junim Gold Star Critiquer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 1] (6)
  • [2005-02-26 21:47]

Excellent composition.
Very nice colors, sharpness and background.
Congratulations!

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  • vero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 44 W: 8 N: 16] (342)
  • [2005-03-11 18:22]

Très beau couple! La texture de ces papillons est d'une incroyable netteté. Extraordinaire!

Getting two subjects like that in good focus is very hard. I have tried a number of times but without success. Hans, you have managed to get the right DOF and composition. Fine detail and nice colours.

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