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Meadow Argus

Meadow Argus
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Australia, Australian Butterflies 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-06 5:35
Viewed: 4913
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Meadow Argus (Junonia villida) is a common butterfly found throughout Australia. It occurs wherever there is woodland, open woodland or grasslands. Flying time occurs throughout the year and several generations are completed annually. Wingspan is 40mm in males and 43mm in females such as this one. Plantago is the usual larval food source.
This one was captured at Lapstone in the lower Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
Shot using ISO 100 and –1 stop.

PP included the usual treatment in NeatImage to reduce background noise, 80% USM in Photoshop to sharpen a bit and adding a frame.

Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

fiyo, ALIRIZA, wallhalla15, phlr, dew77, scottevers7, ellis49, Merlin, thistle, firelord has marked this note useful
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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-03-06 5:41]
  • [3]

Hello Chris,
Excellent macro !
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours. TFS

Hi Chris!
Super butterly macro. POV, clear details, colors, composition, sharpness, framing all top-notch.Well done...

Great macro shot Chris, great sharpness, details, colours and great POV too! This is a great composition. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-06 5:52]

Excellen photo of this beauty!
Very good POV with wings wide open!
Excellent DOF!
Very beautiful colours!
Very good on details!
Very good BG too!
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-06 5:59]
  • [3]

Hello Chris!
Very nice butterly close up.Sharpness,POV,vivid colors,
details,cross framing and composition are wonderful.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-06 6:36]

Hi Chris,
a very nice macro with an great POV. the colors are very natural and detaisl are sharp and clear. I like your framing.

Good picture, Chris. You haven't saturated it unduly so it looks very natural to me.

Hi Cris,

Beautiful shot once again, I like the composition very much!!

Goutham R

Hi Chris,
this is a beautiful butterfly with lovely colours.
The DOF is very good, the butterfly standout nicely from the BG. The details and compostion are also good.
Very well done.

Hi Chris,
An excellent capture of this beauty. You did a great job on the exposure here in the direct sunlight. Very beautiful colors that are well saturated. Detail is very sharp! Very well composed and framed with a perfect OOF backround. Nice work!

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-03-06 11:23]

A nicely handled shot, with good composition and almost perfect DOF (difficult from this angle). Not oversharpened or overcontrasted for posting, either.
Thanks, Nigel.

Hi Chris,
it's a wonderful butterfly, sharpness and colours are excellent and I love the design with the big spots. Beautiful, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hi chris
excellent POV and DOF,belles couleurs et bonne netteté.bravo.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-03-06 14:08]

yes it's a nice one Chris,
the compositio is nice the pov is great and the dof is good, so you did it very well here, good job,
gr. jaap

Hi Chris,
ótima foto, cores perfeitas, composição e POV muito bons!!!

Francisco Sales

Beautiful pattwern on this awesome capture Chris the colors are vibrant and you got some really nice detail. :)

Hello Chris,
It's a very good picture of this lovely butterfly. The photo is a bit soft, but has nice colours and lighting. Well done on compostion too. I'm not sure about the frame though. I think it's colour and blurr edges make it rather distracting.
Anyway, well done on this one!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-13 2:59]

Hi Chris.
Great colors and details,wonderful composition, very nice capture, I like the pose, pretty butterfly.

Thanks,and I wait more photos, tips, critiques and comment of you.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

It's really impressive! Fantastic colours, nice smooth background. Good composition.


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