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Taking a break

Taking a break
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Copyright: Kim van Heuven (krvanheuven) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 120] (632)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40-49 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-15 5:53
Viewed: 4840
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took this hand held macro picture in a recently opened butterly garden in a zoo in the center of Amsterdam. Light was a problem but I managed to take this shot with ISO800, shutterspeed of 1/60 and aperture of f/7.1
Considering the circumstances I'm happy with the result.

With respect to the type of butterly, I'm needing your help on this.

Enjoy your weekend

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-10-15 6:04]

Hoi Kim
Ondanks de slechte condities die je had is deze foto toch goed gelukt.
Mooie scherpte,scherptediepte en pov. Prachtige kleuren en ik kan ook in m'n vlinderboek niet vinden welk soort dit moet zijn.
gr. paula

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-15 6:23]

Hi Kim.
Very well select POV arrange interesting view of beautiful butterfly with pleasant colours.Clean and sharp details and very good OOF background.Great composition like me.Well done!
TFS and greetings

Hi Kim,

Great composition, POV and colors in this image.But the bottom must be cloned out or cropped I think. Thus you avoided the flower to be cropped.A well-composed, sharp image in overall.

Well Done & TFS.

Hey Kim
Very nice focusing,Perfect
composition and beautiful colors,


I hope some expert will come out with the ID of this beautiful butterfly, Kim.
With the camera settings you have mentioned in your note, you have performed a miracle.
The image is unbelievably sharp, clear and colourful.
The POV and DOF too are also the best one could think of.
Well done and thanks for sharing this great image.

Hello Kim,

Nicly capture photo, perfect colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, excellent composed photo,

TFS Kyle

Hi Kim
Very lovely shot.
Great sharpness & POV.
I also like its composition.

Hello Kim,
species identification is:
-- Dryadula phaetusa
-- family: Nymphalidae
-- subfamily: Heliconiinae
Distribution: Central and South America
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-15 8:56]

hola Kim, que hermosa es tu foto, preciosos colores y maravillosa perspectiva de esta butterfly, excelente disparo, saludos

Such a beauty, Kim, I love this butterfly so much, sunny colours - they bring me into good mood, thanks.
Excellent sharpness, I like this shot so much, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-15 12:35]

Wonderful macro, Kin.
Excellent POV and sharpness.
Colors are brilliant.
I like the DOF, which makes the butterfly and flower look as though they are floating in space.
TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-15 13:29]

Hello Kim,
Wonderful capture.POV,use of backlight,colors,sharpness,vivid colors and visual impact are excellent.

Hi, Kim.
Very colorful shot with nice composition. Excellent pose, POV and sharpness. Beautiful green BG.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-15 14:55]

Hi Kim

Superb macro shot, the composition is just lovely with a wonderful pose and POV, the detail is sharp and clean and the colours are so vivid and beautiful witha lovely blurred BG.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Kim

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

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-16 7:01]

Hi Kim,
wow those colors are sure catching my attention. what a wonderful flyer this is. Exxcellent capture with wonderful sharp details.

Hai Kim,
Great. Like a burning butterfly wondering, searching for nectar. Superb color and pattern.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-16 14:16]

Stunning colours, amazing details and a lovely composition. Great POV as well

PT all out today



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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-17 8:06]

Excelente macro Kim con gran agudeza y colorido.
Me agrada el encuadre elegido y la luz es muy correcta mostrando detalles de la mariposa y las flores.
Creo que el área inferior tiene un PP que parece algo artificial, pero desconozco la versión original de la imagen.
Bien hecho.
Saludos... Ricardo

Excellent macro Kim with great sharpness and coloring.
I like the elected framing and the light is very correct showing details of the butterfly and the flowers.
I believe that the inferior area has a PP that seems something artificial, but I ignore the original version of the image.
Well done.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hi Kim,
Prachtig gelukt deze macro.
Ook ik ben geen expert in vlinders, maar wat ik wel zie is een hele mooie tekening en frisse kleuren. Goed vastgelegd, scherpte en details OK. Aan de onderkant een mooi verloop. Complimenten.
Groet, Ruud

Hallo Kim,

Prachtig shot van deze Heliconius Melpomene(pasiebloemvlinder)
Perfecte scherpte/diepte
goed gedetaileerd
schitterende kleuren
mooie POV en DOF
jammer van dat blad op de voorgrond

TFS Thijs

Hi dear Kim ,
realy this is nice shot.
it has very nice colors and good BG.
excellent sharpness.
i enjoied to see that.
thanks dear Kim ,

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