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Tree Nymph

Tree Nymph
Photo Information
Copyright: Japie Venter (japie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300XR, Digital ISO 100, Skylight
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, Insects and Spiders of Southern Africa, 40 points or more - 40 puntos o más, 50 - 60 points (chapter two) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-01 7:48
Viewed: 5931
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this in The Butterfly World outside Stellenbosch, South Africa. This is of a Tree Nymph, also known as Rice Paper. More about this butterfly:

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Latin name: Idea leucone
Common name: Tree Nymph
Wingspan: 95-110

It is a large species which has a large ratio of wing-area to body size which results in a rather fluttery flight alternated with gliding. Their ghost-like appearance in dense forest has lead to many local legends.

The camera settings:
Program Setting: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 238mm
F Stop: F/6.3
Shutter Speed: 0.6 sec
ISO: 100
Tripod: Yes
Flash: Diffused Off Camera TTL
Reflective Panel: No
Cable release: Yes

Luc, gerhardt, RAP, miqra, Lourens, PDP, Esox, christophe, Lesley, papkin, Callie, extramundi, radz, TAZ, siolaw has marked this note useful
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Nice picture Japie.
Good details, colours and good compostion.
Very well done.

Baie Mooi Japie.
The butterfly looks real, I hope it doesn't fly off my monitor.
Brilliant composition. 10 points

Great shot Japie. The colours are of the charts. Very sharp details. Nice compo too. Well done.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-01 12:29]

Una bonita composicion Japie con agradables detalles y coloracion.
Me parece extraña la conformacion de las alas de esta mariposa... como si estuvieran demasiado abiertas entre un par y otro.
Perfecto DOF y atinada presentacion.

A pretty composition Japie with pleasant details and coloration.
It seem to me strange the conformation of the wings of this butterfly... as if they were too open between a pair and another one.
Perfect DOF and accurate presentation.

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  • miqra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
  • [2004-12-01 13:08]

excellent...this is the best photo of a butterfly I've seen in a long time...well done!

Another excellent macro shot, Japie. Perfect colours and sharpness.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-12-01 14:39]

Hi Japie, It's a very nice piece of work. Lovely details and colours. Well done.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-12-01 14:58]

Another great macro!
Very sharp, vibrant colours and efficient DOF.
Great work.

Nice photo Japie !
Very intresting butterfly!
Details are excellent ! colours are wonderful!
Well done

without commentary, can be just one only, I hope one day to make at least a photo of this quality, add favorite, very very great shot Japie

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-12-01 16:15]

Lovely capture, Japie. The flower and lep really compliment each other. The detail is superb and the exposure is marvelous.

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  • papkin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 96] (1580)
  • [2004-12-01 17:37]

Fantastic photo congratulations.

Very good close-up great details and colors. Removing the noise could be good.
Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-12-02 11:52]

A quite lace presentation and a sharp one.
A beautiful work.
Thank you, Japie.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-12-02 17:26]

Pragtig - I like the compo and the blue-purple perch. No nits, knap gedaan.

Japie, I am very surprised with the fantastic use that you make of the aperture. That F:6,3 worked very very well, sure you are the best distance to get the best result with limited DOFS but without lack of detail.

wow, what details!very good ones..
nice colours,good contrast, good compo.well done.beautiful butterfly!

Oh wow, this is awesome. These black and white butterflies are soo photogenic, and the crisp, blue flowers above just stand out. Only minor nit would be the left wing dropping out of DOF range.

Très belle macro sur ce papillon, la profondeur de champ et la couleur de fond met bien en valeur le sujet.
Les informations complètent bien la composition.

BEAUTIFULL! perfect frame, nice color and light i like this butterfly, thank you for sharing Japie!

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  • Maru Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-12-05 8:33]

I like the composition. The contrast of the background works really good with the amazing colours and details of the butterfly. Well done!

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  • luloto (28)
  • [2004-12-07 12:21]

Nice colors and a good composition.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2004-12-26 0:04]

Love the butterfly,great composition&sharp.Wish oneday i catch butterfly too.I think they are very shy to pose.Lukcy u got beautiful one.


lovely composition

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-05 17:06]

Japie, quite an artistic shot. Vivid colors and great composition. Excellent sharpness, and I like the BG too.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-21 3:56]

Belle et intéressante macro pour ce superbe papillon. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Very Well Done !

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