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Mechanitis polymnia

Mechanitis polymnia
Photo Information
Copyright: Luis Louro (luislourobd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 0 N: 69] (2176)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-31 5:19
Viewed: 4857
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a butterfly from Central and South América.
I choose a small DOF to bring the background, (avoiding those unnatural blacks) and isolate the butterfly and drops of water.
I compensated the flash by -2.0 E.V.s to avoid reflections and burning on the wings.

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Excellent details and sharpness, great composition and great colours.
Great work! Well done, Luis.

Hi Luis

Good colours and perfectly composed shot. Wonderful camera work. TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-08-31 6:07]

A terrific sharp shot of this beauty. I like the composition very much - and the beautiful wet leaf. I miss some information!
TFS, Ulla

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-31 7:03]

Nice macro Luis, with a pleasant compo, good DOF, POV and backgound, with pretty colors and details.
Regrettably you have not informed the values of the image.
Good job.
TFS and greetings... Ricardo

Hi Luis,
An excellent macro shot. The fill flash exposure is spot on here. This has rendered beautiful colors and sharp detail. Flawless composition and framing. Your control on the DOF was perfect. Very well done.

Olá Luis,
One more excelente shot! Excelente DOF, POV and BG! Lovely butterfly! Great work!

Best regards,

wowww, bellissima foto macro!
Bella composizione, stupendi i colori, bravo!

Ciao e grazie.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-31 10:14]

Hi Luis,

Very sharp and colorful butterfly with really great details. Especially the waterdrops are magnificent. Congratulations!


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-31 14:32]

Hello Luis,
Lovely shot, colors and details are wonderful. Nice POV and good composition.

hi luis
excellente photo,couleurs details et netteté sont au rendez vous.

Hello Luis, excllent work, Great details, very crisp, excllent colors, bg, POv DOF perfect work, TFS Kyle

Hi Luis,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Well done with fill in flash theory.
You probably loose some sharpness on the wings though.
Good photo

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-31 18:23]

Hi Luis

Superb close up shot, I really like the pose and composition, the details are lovely and sharp and the colours are perfect.

TFS Hilary :)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-01 3:16]

Wow, Luis. Beautiful colors and patterns on this butterfly.
Great POV and very sharp details.
The light is lovely, and the drops of water just add to the textures.
TFS. : )

Hi Luis
Is a beautiful macro, with colours and composition perfect.
Great work.

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