African Leopard - My 2nd Butterfly
- valy67 (9219)
- [2006-05-21 18:22]
Wondefful shot of this butterfly ! I'm not as lucky as you, I'm still trying to get some photos of butterflies, without any successs ! :-) I love your note, it is funny and interesting. Photo is excellent. Sharpness, details, composition, POV and particularly colors are fantastic. These wide open winges are very nice. i agree with red45, the butterfly really seems to be floating over the BG, very nice effect. Very well done !
Oh! Wow! What should I say Loot! Perfect shot, but I think there are some cgi works on this:-)How this beautiful butterfly looks like floating and moving on this stable bg! So wonderful, I think this one should be the most beautiful macro I've ever seen! Really congratulations! Superb on this one!
- gari (149)
- [2006-05-21 19:14]
Hola Loot.Excelente imagen.Destaco la sensacion de primer plano que le induce el fondo desenfocado,asi como el detalle,colorido y posicion de la mariposa.Gracias.Saludos.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-05-21 22:02]
Félicitation pour cette trčs jolie prise de vue . C'est vraiment un beau papillon et les couleurs sont justes.Le fond vert fait bien ressortir les couleurs du papillon.
Félicitations pour la netteté et les détails.
Merci pour l'envoie et Bravo....JP
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-05-21 22:31]
For your first butterfly you did extremely well. The frame filling composition looks great. The flash exposure has rendered beautiful saturated colors. Nice sharp detail. I got a good chuckle reading your note and thinking how you looked chasing him around.
Very well done my friend!
- jcoowanitwong (13752)
- [2006-05-21 23:07]
A perfect shot of this butterfly with wings fully spread. Love your note very much.
- pauljk (226)
- [2006-05-21 23:42]
Very nice image. Love the composition and the slight detail left in the background, contrasts well with the sharpness of the butterfly. Great notes...glad I'm not the only one that gets frustrated chasing wildlife around.
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-05-22 1:04]
Ha, ha... great note. I wish I could loose weight chasing butterflies...
Congrats on a super shot. Lovely bright colour. The OOF BG in dark colours really enhances the shot. It has this amazing 3D effect..... brilliant work my friend. :-)
- elefantino (14406)
- [2006-05-22 1:29]
Hi Loot, great macro!
Colors and details are excellent!
BG is good.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2006-05-22 2:57]
Great colours and fine details!
I like this composition, with body in diagonal and insect filling most of the frame...
DOF spot on, and another job well done!
- soccer (2557)
- [2006-05-22 3:45]
The composition, Lighting, DOF, BG and sharpness are extremely good on your Macro. Great work once again. TFS,
- Zeno (10867)
- [2006-05-22 5:25]
Not bad for a first butterfly.
The combination of orange and green is very subtile. I like the greenish background a lot. The orange of the butterfly lightens up a bit. Great effect!
- phlr (2821)
- [2006-05-22 5:57]
Excellent POV with wings wide open!
Very good DOF, details and colours!
Very good BG too!
5* and TFS!
Hi daar, Loot. Di eportfolio van jou groei net. Ek kan nie glo jy kom na Pte se Zoo toe en bly nie in die area waar jy woon nie. Ek sou.. :)
Anyway... Ek sal sept-okt bietjie daar in die noordelike parke kom 'n draai maak. Miskien 3 weke. Ek sal weer nader aan die tyd met jou skakel, sal graag wil ontmoet.
Very nice butterfly. The POV and OOF BG gives the impression that it is flying. I think the photo can be tad sharper and uploaded a WS in this regard. Please let me know what you think.
- jchemas (3396)
- [2006-05-22 8:14]
What a Great capture of this butterfly Loot.
Love the colors and details.
Good composition and perspective and for you first one, it does not look to bad.
I think you will become I good butterfly shooter beside been and monkey shooter. jajajaja.
Great to see you shooting butterfly now, I have to go and start myself looking for some this year.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-05-22 10:12]
very nice shot, you got the colors and exposure just right. Excellent POV and very well presented.
Congratulations on your SECOND butterfly. It is gorgeous! Its markings does remind one of a leopard. Very sharp details and rich colors.
I like the diagonal and full-frame composition. A perfect POV with the wings in full display, and it does have an eerie 3D feel to it with the blurred BG. I also enjoyed your story very much. All in all, a magnificent post. TFS. : )
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2006-05-22 15:50]
beautiful, thank you so much for this pretty sunny butterfly, I like it very much and it brings me into good mood, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- rsiliato (52)
- [2006-05-22 22:22]
Another great job Loot!
A very soft background and the colors of the butterfly are stunning!
haha, love your story, but that´s how it
mostly is, expect the unexpected.
last time i was in the zoo, i came across
some nice fat bumble-bees - who needs lions and tigers? *g*
your butterfly is beautiful, loot, lucky you,
now you´re 2 in front and i still have none.
is it flying? it looks like it´s not sitting
on anything - such a nice blurred darkgreen bg.
so many great details and colors - i really
like the warm orange of the BF with the dark
dots and lines.
well done & take care, thor.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2006-05-23 1:51]
Well this image has a very nice DOF on it, the fiery orange wings of this butterfly sit perfectly on the nice soft green background. Keep those fantastic photos coming. :)
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-05-23 7:01]
A well composed frame, with bright color and good detail..The BG is nicely blurred, and somewhat in shadow, offsetting your subject well..Excellent note.
Well done and Thank You!
- Snoops (555)
- [2006-05-23 7:04]
wonderful colours and OOF background
Love the Note...lol
TFS mate :)
- livios (16942)
- [2006-05-23 11:15]
Loot, this is a very beautiful image.
I like colors and saturation a lot.
Did you use the blur tool on the bg?
Great pov and composition. I do enjoy sharpness too.
- saguzar (7202)
- [2006-05-23 17:34]
very good your second butterfly, seems that is flying: The macro and colors are good, the blurred BG works well.
- pilonm (3321)
- [2006-05-24 12:26]
Here is a wonderful picture of this butterfly! Look at the position of the wings! Are they always opened like that? Colours seems very natural and I like very much all that orange over a green blurry bg! When we look at it, it is like he was flying since we don't see where he is staying! Congratulations Loot! Very well done!
- osse (7805)
- [2006-05-24 17:46]
Great firt butterfly Look. Good colours, details, sharpnes and DOF. Also GOOD note.
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-05-28 4:31]
Love your note, very funny and interesting adventures of photographer :-) I know what are you talking about - this is what I've got almost every day during photohunting. Congratulations - your first butterfly looks very good. Sharp, detailed, with good colours and wide opened wings. It looks like floating over blurred BG. Really great work.
- RII (2862)
- [2006-05-28 22:28]
This butterfly is similary in frontal color and form to american agraulis vanillae, your photo is wonderful, I like the saturated color ,ligth and orange tones, very nice details and contrast, great composition and point of view, is beauty the 3d effect and sensation of floating, is a good photo , a great butterfly postal.
What a beautiful Butterfly! I never see anything like this in England, I can't say they don't exist here as I don't really know. Beautiful warm colours, absolutely fantastic. A very soft and warm feel to this shot, and agreed with the others, as the plant it sits on cannot be seen it really looks to be floating. Nicely framed and perfect buttery-smooth background, great work!
- jmp (8415)
- [2006-06-02 16:33]
One of the most beatiful butterfly I ever saw! Technically outstanding!!
TFS. José M.
my congratulations for happily capturing that shy and very agile butterfly!
Beautiful shining colours, perfect composition, well focussed - some slightly blurred areas on body and wings are very likely to have been caused by the butterfly's constant hectic movements - so your shot is an excellent document of that species.
Perfect and well told notes, as always from you!
With thanks, and best regards,
- extramundi (13176)
- [2006-06-13 14:33]
I like very much how you isolated the subject with the perpendicular POV. Great colours, good use of flash and great composition too. A good one. TFS.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2006-06-23 2:00]
Hierdie is 'n baie mooi skoenlapper en 'n fantastiese foto. Die fokus en komposisie is baie goed. Well done.
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-01-19 1:47]
Dear Loot ,
it has wonderful colors and excellent compo.
great sharpness and nice light.
a perfect capture and great beauty.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-07-11 6:37]
This is such a pretty photograph with the lovely brightly coloured butterfly. The colours and patterns are just wonderful. A lovely sunny and bright summer scene. I like the slightly shine it has on its wings. You caught this African Leopard in a wonderful aerial position and the details are excellent seen this way. It is a lovely specimen pictured from a great angle. Great clarity and sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
- betsie (0)
- [2008-08-01 3:55]
Ervaring baie duidelik sigbaar in hierdi foto.