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Ornament of a dead tree

Ornament of a dead tree
Photo Information
Copyright: Eduard Baak (snowfalken) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 419 W: 27 N: 497] (1788)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-20 17:35
Viewed: 3594
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Initial note:

I don't know what species this butterfly is. I'll be grateful if anyone can help classifying it. Thanks for your critiques!

Updated note:

Small Tortoise shell (NYMPHALIS URTICAE)

English name: Small Tortoiseshell
Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Original description: as Papilio Nymphalis urticae
Syn.: urtica (Staudinger, 1871)
Worldwide distribution: Europe, temperate parts of Asia to the Russian Pacific coast, China, Mongolia and Korea.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-08-20 18:06]

Hi Eduard !
I love this picture ! The light and the warm colors are wonderful, as well as the composition. The Bg is also very beautiul, nicely blurred and with lovely colors. As for the butterfly, I think it is a Small Tortoise-shell (Nymphalis urticae) but i'm not sure. Very well done !

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-20 18:49]

Hello Eddie,
Another cracker of a shot from you, the light and colours are beautiful in this. I can't help with the ID I'm afraid but I can say it's not a Leopard of any kind :-) Superb composition and excellent detail, perfect DOF to include the Butterfly and log. Excellent work my friend.

Hi Eduard,
I agree that it is a small tortise butterfly. You have captured it very well. The overall composition and framing look excellent. Beautiful colors in this nice light. Detail looks good. Well done!

Hi Eduard,
Sharp and nice details. Nicely captured and very well composed. Nice blurry BG. Nice shot and great PP works.

Ben Lakitan

Eduard, what a lovely shot. The colors are so complimentary to set off that beautiful butterfly and the background blurring makes it even better. Great shot. TFS, Shelly

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-21 4:09]

Hi Eddie

Super misto poza! Imi place foarte mult compozitia, pozitia fluturelui in poza dar si pe bustean, tinand cont si de BG-ul verde uniform din spate. Culori frumoase, lumina buna si detalii misto.
Per total o imagine excelenta!

Bravo si TFS

Great compo, colours and capture of this small tortoiseshell (alais urticae) I have seen many this year, it will be hibernating from october in hollow trees or buildings.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-21 11:01]

Yes, it is an "Aglais urticae" ! And you shot is realy wonderful. I like the composition with the piece of wood and the warm colors. Sharpness, DOF, BG and exposure are excellent.
Congratulations Eduard and thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-21 14:37]

Hi Eduard

A beautiful picture, the pose and composition are great, I really like the way the Butterfly is in the corner of the frame. the detail is nice and sharp and the colours are lovely and warm.

Regrads Hilary :)

very good composition and great light and colours. A very nice photo, Eduard!
Best regards

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-08-28 2:10]

Hi Eduard,
Great butterfly composition my friend.
I like your pov,dof,colors,blurred bg,framing,focus and sharpness.Well Done,TFS
Have a Great Week,

Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

Hello Eudard,
I really like this composition and the contrast between this so "alive" butterfly against this dead tree. Lightning, details and BG are wonderful with nice framing. Thanks,

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