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Basking on the beach

Basking on the beach
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/6.8, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-11-25 3:47
Viewed: 4579
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) was trying to warm up in the sun, on this chilly and windy November morning. The picture was shot in the Fort Pickens wildlife area, on Pensacola Beach.
The caterpillars of this beautiful butterfly feed on Passion vines.
It is a migrant, that can be found throughout the year on the south coast, but can reach the nortern states during the summer.
PS This is my one hundreth post on TN...

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Woooow Philippe!
It's one of the most beautiful photos on TN for me!!!
It's just amazing!
Colours, compositions and idea are great!!!
This butterfly is just amazing!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-11-25 4:37]

Hello Philippe,
Excellent macro,
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.TFS:)

Just points not too much time , sorry !

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-11-25 6:09]

This is really a "wow" shot. The dead branch contrasted with the beauty and life of the butterfly is really something. Well done!

Hello Philippe, that´s a nice capture. Composition is great and good colours too. A good one, very well done.

Great contrast in colours and a perfect composition in this image. Very detailed and the butterfly stands out very nicely in this image. Very well done!

It is a very good photo Philippem
the unusuel light and the fantastic pov and dof made this till a special one, very good composition and very good seen, good job,
with my compliments.
gr. jaap

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2005-11-25 11:08]

what a fantastic butterfly and the colours in the photo are absolutley great.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-25 11:53]

Hello Philippe!
Magnificent close up.Colors of butterfy are amazing.I liked POV,contrast,sharpness and composition a lot.I think it would be also nice if you cropped %30 from left side.Very well done!TFS....:-)

Excellent capture Philippe,
Good sharp detail and colours. Great POV and pose.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Have a great weekend.

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-11-25 12:31]

Que bella mariposa Philippe, ademas de un perfecto encuadre. Muy buen contraste de colores, me gusta mucho tu composicion.
Una interesante nota.
Saludos de circe.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-25 13:14]

Beautiful butterfly in an unusual setting, Philippe. The stark BG really brings out the intensity of the colors on the butterfly. Sharp details and excellent composition. Well done and TFS. : )

A wonderful and nicely captured butterfly Philippe!

Details, colors, POV, and lighting are great.

Thank you for sharing this fine composition with us.

PS. Congratulations on your 100th post!!!!!!!

Hi Philippe

Sorry short on time today but enought time to congratulate you on your 100th post, and what a great one it is. Nicely composed. Nice detail with good light. Well done. Thanks.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-11-26 18:07]

Hi Philippe,
Congratulation on your 100th!
This is a very good macro, very nice colour,
great sharpness, and detailed.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-12-22 11:39]

Philippe bonjour, bravo pour votre 100 iéme post sur TN, la composition est superbe et les couleurs du papillon éclatantes. TFS et Joyeux Noël, Didier.

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