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Pereute swainsoni

Pereute swainsoni
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Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC P10
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies in Brazil, South American butterflies, Nice Insects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-28 23:08
Viewed: 5743
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well, thanks to my friend Peter Stoeckl, now I have the name of this black butterfly; "Pereute swainsoni" And itīs a male!
Since I have no good equipment for macros, I usually prefer to shot landscapes. But, I love animals! So, I canīt resist to take some pictures when I see one.
Using landscape framing plus close up detail on it, not even one or other style, I would like to show you this picture. I found it nice because there are many thousends of pictures of butterflies, most of them showing only the butterfly details. So, we usually see thousend of pictures almost from the same POV, different because of the many kinds of butterflies. OK, the most important are the butterflies, and shows its details are the great deal! But... how about the environment? I would like to suggest to the butterfly's specialists to post one picture showing its details and a second post presenting its environment, when possible, of course. Itīs not a bad idea to post to a workshop, maybe.
In this post, there is a nice red cammelia tree and carpet on BG, so the picture is not bad at all.

My next post will show a nice and big yellow butterfly just on that cammmelia you can see on BG.
If you want to see some details of this butterfly, please visit my last post, that is a close up.
All the best!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-29 0:23]
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Hi Jose
That's a very ambitious request. Catching a butterfly on one shot is normally an achievement for me so, to ask it to hang around for a landscape shot is probably something to cause the butterfly union to demand an increase in wages (chuckle).
Your posting looks great and it is really nice to see this guy in its environment. The vertical frame was an excellent idea as it works very well with the colourful camellia in the BG. The colours are marvellous.
Great work and TFS.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-05-29 0:44]

Hi Jose, very impressive composition.Your POV is well chosen, colours are bright, butterfly stands well out against the background. You surely succeeded on taking advantage of the environment, wich to often we forget.
Thanks for sharing and atrracting the attention, Greetings Reina

Hi Jose, nice shot with the butterfly on its environment.
Nice colors and details, too.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-29 4:16]

Hello Jose,
Excellent capture.I liked large DOF,POV,colors,framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Hello jose, Great Shot perfct details on the little butter fly. Perfcet BG, I like the visual effect alot, TFS Kyle sorry out of smilies for the day. will be back tomorrow

Hi Jose,
This is very orginal picture of butterfly. Good POV and composition. Clearly seen background and get the feeling of open space. TFS

Hi José,
combining a close-up with a landscape is a highly ambitious endeavour that deserves to be tried out. The result that you present us here is very unusual, it shows a pretty butterfly in front of a very conspicuous blossoming tree in a wide open landscape. It tells me a lot about the place, and I like that very much.
But there is also some irritation to me. Maybe there is simply too much to be seen here that asks for my attention, so my eye does not know where to rest. E.g. the blue object sticking into the image from the left is distracting as it is unclear to me what it is.
The broad black border with the large signature is another strong element that interferes - I would suggest to take away every element that can be avoided - just in order to concentrate on the main story of the image.
I am sure you will go on with this interesting and unusual approach - and both you and your audience will have to get used to it.
Great bonus for the unusual, my friend!
With thanks and best regards,

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