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Gamma for Goran (sgo)

Gamma for Goran (sgo)
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Minolta AF 200 mm / f:4 macro APO G, Digital RAW 100, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-12 8:51
Viewed: 2752
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today another surprise in the garden,had a short visit of a silver Y moth (Autographa gamma) and that in half october,but I think the temperatures are above average this year and probably that is the reason why that late.

Picture cropped,sharpened in lab colors on the B/W scale and resized for web

dew77, Argus, jeanpaul, peter_stoeckl, sgo has marked this note useful
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-12 8:59]

Hello Paul,
Very nice capture.Colors,POV,details,framing and composition are wonderful.

Hey Paul
Very good macro,great
colors and lighting,


Well done Paul,
I like most the overall composition here and the star-like leaf veins running out from the top corner..
Good details, color, and exposure as well :)
PS - I would've applied a small amount of for-the-web USM @ the 200KB TN size, before posting..

Hi, Paul
Lots of detail in this shot, and a nice combination of colours with the moth and the leaf. Yes, it would benefit from some subtle sharpening but I think maybe it's a little pale also? I tried another workshop on it to complement Howard's. Hope you like ;)
Best wishes, Nigel.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-12 12:45]

Hello Paul,
This is not the sharpest shot but it is well composed and sharp enough to be appeciated. I think you are right the mild weather has encouraged a home generation so late in the year.
TFS, regards, Ivan

very good compo
hi mario

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-12 14:33]

Hello Paul,
you present a highly magnified picture of gamma. Wing colour patterns are nicely seen. Perhaps it depends on my computer screen ... the picture appears a little bit to bright*, but this can be my personal perception.
Best wishes, Peter

* From time to time I check my screen settings for proper adjustment!

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-10-12 14:56]

interesting linear composition very unique view and excellent captured, great colours and POV!

hi Paul
Elle est très réussie cette belle prise de vue en macro avec un joli papillon ,Les couleurs sont remarquables et qu'elle netteté!!.
merci pour le partage....JP

Hi Paul,
The temperature in the night is low now - it's true but I'm not sure if you know that even in the middle of Winter you can find moths. Even on the snow! ;-D
Nice picture anyway - thanks


Hi Paul,
I like this composition very much. The center of the leaf looks like a star. The colors are very good too. You had a great timing for this... I must say that I like Howard's workshop. Well done!

Hello Paul,
Gamma Rays: beautiful composition - I like the veins of the leaf meeting into a shining star at the very right place to counterbalance the moth.
The Gamma moth coming in good details and beautiful subtle shades of grey. Nice dedication to our friend Goran.
The strong reflections of flash image have created some kind of overexposure, and the image might take some sharpening after downsize. A little bit of postproscessing might improve these aspects on an image well worth trying.
Thank you, and best regards,

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-04-01 1:50]

Hi Paul,
Went on a "virtual" butterfly excursion this morning to refresh my memories of those I've seen on TN - remember especially your Pearly Heath, your Skippers and your Fritillaries - as id-helps when seeing them anew, hopefully "live", this season. And here I hit upon this late Gamma lingering late into October, somewhat paler of course than those we saw in the middle of summer but still very impressive from your shot! Thank you very much for having me and my Silver Y from last summer in mind when you uploaded this pic (must have been when I had time-out)!
Take care - Ha det bra!

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