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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 2), Milestones, My Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-29 14:33
Viewed: 6271
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 124
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My Dear Friends, let me show you my 600th picture on TN!

Over two years passed, 600th pictures and many fantastic friends from around the world. I must say that TN is for me most important place on Internet. Thanks for many kind words, your advices and hours of joy!

Butterflies again :-) Why not? Small collage of butterflies which I captured this year. Only sixteen of them, rest waiting patiently on my hdd for next opportunity. Few of them are important to me. Orange Tip which I chased for good three hours until I finally catched it. My first Swallowtail. My first Lesser Purple Emperor. My first Camberwell Beauty [in terrible quality]. My first Dira megera from beautifull Kotor. And old, good friends, well known from my many TN pictures :-)

If you want try to ID rest of these beauties.

Thanks for two years of learning and joy my friends!

RAP, cataclysta, Hil, mikou, JoseMiguel, saguzar, JORAPAVI, Signal-Womb, horia, cedryk, marhowie, Luc, undoredo, Dave, pankajbajpai, scottevers7, Ken52, uleko, Alex99, dew77, sandpiper2, ramthakur, wallhalla15, jmp, blakitan, ellis49, eruyanik, phlr, CTP, extramundi, TAZ, peter_stoeckl, yllen, gurupawan, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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Hello Grzegorz,
Nice photo and nice collection. TFS.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-11-29 14:42]

Quelle débauche de belles photos.
Bonne soirée.

No to pobiles dziasiaj wszystkich Grzesiu. Fantastyczne zestawienie i to jeszcze moj ulubiony temat.

Fantastic beautiful collage.

Issoria lathonia
Maniola jurtina
Inachis io
Pararge aegeria
Vanessa cardui
Apatura ilia
Argynnis aglaja
Melanargia galathea
Anthoharis cardamines
Papilio machaon
Vanessa atalanta
Aglais urticae
Lasiommata megera
Polyommatus icarus
Nympalis antiopa
Araschnia levana

Whole atlas
Gratulation and I am waiting for more :-)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-29 14:44]
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Congratulaciones mi viejo amigo por esta primeras 600 fotos!
Una hermosa composicion para festejarlo con nosotros, con bellos colores y presentación, con todo un muestrario de la naturaleza que te rodea y de tu talento como fotógrafo.
Gracias por compartirlo.
Mis mejores deseos... Ricardo

Congratulations my old friend for this first 600 pictures!
A beautiful composition to celebrate it with us, with very nice colors and presentation, with an entire book of samples of the nature that surrounds you and of your talent like photographer.
Thank you for sharing.
My best wishes... Ricardo

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-29 14:46]

Hi Grzegorz

Congratulations on your 600th post (600! I haven't made 100 yet) This is a beautiful, warm and colourful collection. Each one is lovely let alone 16 of them.



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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-11-29 14:54]

Czesc Grzegorz

Congratulations on 600 postings and what a superb post to celebrate the event, excellent composition and a wonderful collage of your fabulous shots, all have an excellent POV, pose and details with a beautiful variety of colours. Well done once again.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-29 15:01]

Hi Grzegorz.
Congratulate to perfect 600th post.
Amazing collage.Splendid show amazing colorful shots.Very precise presentation.
My compliment and TFS.

Regards Milos

Hi Greg,
Superb potpourri to celebrate your first 600 photos in TN. Excellent and beautiful idea. Congratulations

Hola Grzegorz,
Precioso y muy completo collage, con gran calidad en cada una de las fotos, gracias por compartirlo. Un cordial saludo

Well Greg, what an offering you give us. Superb presentation and each worthy of a single posting. Each of them is beautiful with good perspective in each case. Congratulations on 600th you have been a fantastic member over those two years giving wonderful and varied images in your gallery. Thank-you MF.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-29 15:46]

Hi Greg and CONGRATULATIONS in reaching such a beautiful number of posts!
And what a superb way to celebrate it!
All these butterflies look amazing...every single one of them!
Such a blast of lovely and vivid colors, all shot from an excellent POV - so there would be no doublt as for what species they are.
Hope you'll be here so i could conrgatulate you at your 6000 ;))
Anyway, Bravo and TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-29 15:56]

Grzegorz, fabuloso y agradables composiciones, original idea, saludos

Hello Grzegorz, Superb mosaic to celebrate your 600 photos in TN. Good Idea and wonderful composition. Congratulations for your 600 wonderful pictures! Friendly, Silvio

Hello Grzegorz!
While some of us fight to post one single decent pic, you came with 16 wonders into a big one!!!
Absolutly well balanced your mosaic, as a whole. Perfect presentation
Congratulations for the post and for the 600th!

Hello Grzegorz.

very interesting, excellent composition.


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-11-29 16:41]

Nie pozostaje nic tylko przylaczyc sie do gratulacji :-)
Kolejnych 600, albo 600 000 moze raczej :-)
Mam troche zaleglosci na TN, sporo roboty, no ale co zrobic - takie zycie!

Conratulations Greg.
What a wonderful post to celebrate it with!
A feast for the b-fly connoisseur in all of your fellow TNer's ;)
Keep em'coming..

Hi Grzegorz,
Exellent composition and a beautiful collage!!
Each photos are wonderful!!
Very well done.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-11-29 21:16]

Hi Greg,

Very nice selection for #600! All of them very beautifully composed!

Thank you Greg,



Hi Greg,
A most fitting post for you amazing contribution to this sight. It is not only your excellent photos, but your unique knowledge and insight into so many areas that has furthered my education. Great collage! Very beautiful photography. I hope we get to continue this for a long time.


beautiful job,
lovely butterflies,
great comp,


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-29 22:26]

Hello Grzegorz

Congratulations on post 600.This collage is super.It looks like a wall poster.It has 16 reasons to study it closely.The colours are outstanding.TFS


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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-11-29 23:44]

Thank you for sharing this impressive collage! It is outstanding to see all the butterflies in a collection such as this. Each photo is large enough to see the beautiful details and colors. I think the Swallowtail is the best of this excellent collection!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-30 1:06]

Hello Grzegorz,
What a fabulous collection of first-class butterfly shots, very nicely put together.
It really is a feast for the eyes which I'll return to!
Many thanks, Ulla

Bellissima composizione, Grzegorz!
Hai una collezione superba, complimenti!

Ciao e grazie.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-11-30 2:57]

Congratulations, Grzegorz, on your 600th post!
You have been an outstanding asset to TN, and your beautiful pictures have inspired many of us. WE should thank you. : )
This is an impressive montage. A wonderful "sampler" of your amazing work shown here on this site.
Just beautiful and amazing!
Thank you for your time and energy sharing with us. : )

voici un magnifique tableau de cette composition de multiples sortes de papillons, couleurs nettes, bon travail
bravo et merci du partage

Hi Greg,
Congrats for you 600th post, waiting for the next 600.
The collage is a very nice collection of beautiful butterflies. Now I know where all my butterflies had gone this ýear, PlS send someone back. ;-))
Lovely colours and well composed.
Great work, my old friend.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-30 4:20]

Hi Grzegorz.
You have given a brilliant gift to yourselves (and simultaneously to us) in honour of such remarkable event.

Your contribution in TN is difficult for overestimating. Thin taste, sharp eye, the highest skill deliver to us great pleasure, are useful to all us, with all completeness open wonderful world of the wild nature and your inward life.

Greater creative successes to you, our friend and more pleasure from photography and dialogue with your friends on TN.

This your great picture only confirms validity of the told words.

Hi Grzegorz,
congrats for 600th post,
this is a lovely compilation of so beautiful butterflies,
well presented,
thanks a lot for sharing your work with us,
tfs & regards

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-11-30 4:55]

Hello Greg,
excellent collage with great pictures.
I like it ! Very well done

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-30 5:05]

Hello Greg,
Beautiful collage of butterlies.All frames are crisp clear and well composed.I liked vivid colors and presentation a lot.Excellent work!

salut grzeg
c'est carrement un chef d'oeuvre,tous ces papillons sont differents et a chaques fois avec les ailes ecartées.felicitations pour ce collage de tres bonne qualité.

Hey Greg, it is us that must thank you for giving us some many beautiful Polish creatures and landscapes to look at. As I have said to you before, I always imagined Poland to be a dark, grey lifeless 'cold war' place.
Now I am educated and your country is beautiful, even the snow scenes are magic. Many other have come and gone while we have been here on TN. I hope you stick around for another few years. Maybe I will come and have a look at Poland in the flesh one day!!
Thanks again for the pics and critiques.
Now you should take Joanna out to dinner and have a bottle of red (wine) to celebrate.

your e-friend Chris

Hello greg,

Excellent 600th congraulation, Excellent colors, bg, POv DOf perfect details, very crisp, nicely framed, great Job and keep the comping,

TFS Kyle

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-11-30 7:28]

Hi Grzegorz,
I see that you like butterflies too. What a marvellous collection. Happy to read that you have to chase them too!
Best regards

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2006-11-30 7:53]

Excellent collection Dear Grzegorz. Nice to meet you and your beautiful work.

Hello Grzegorz,
Congratulations! 600 pictures, this is really something! This montage is great! Each and every picture is just wonderful by itself. It is nice to see people like you who are still very enthusiastic about this great site. I wish you many more pictures. Well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-30 8:39]

Hello Grzegorz,
Congatulations on you 600th post and this marvellous well arranged butterfly collage.
I too have become a TN addict but I'm still a beginner.
Well done, it is a joy to see your pictures.
Best wishes, Ivan

Thanks for this tray full of mouth-watering goodies as your 600th post, Greg :-)!
you have set standards on this site as a pioneer and you deserve accolades on the occasion of this landmark post, my friend.
So I stand up to give you standing ovation and I'm sure you would hear it in your heart and mind over distances of space and time.
Warm regards,

Hi Greg,
thank you for 600 wonderful pictures! Congrats for the 600th - I´m waiting for the next. This is one of the best collage I´ve ever saw! Wonderful butterfly presentation my friend. I love it. Thank you and greetings my friend.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-30 14:54]

Hi Grzegorz,
A huge and beautiful collage to celebrate your 600th post!
A wonderful collection of butterflies!!
TFS, José M.

Hello Grzegorz,
what a joyful, opulent presentation, a feast for the eyes. My best congratulations to you for this rare anniversary posting - you are a very productive photographer, an great contributor to this side. Wonderful!
Thank you! My best regards,

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-30 17:57]

Hi Grzegorz
Good collage of butterflys. Good sharpnes, details, light, colours and POV.
Well done Grzegorz


Hi Greg,
Happy 600th! [wow, a lot of pictures! No, let me rephrase my sentence:"Wow, these are a lot of great pictures!]
I love your butterflies.
Thanks a bunch for sharing it with us.
Excellent collaged photos.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-01 0:30]

So you've reached the age of 600 Greg! You have done well my friend. Only 1/3 more than me!
Congratulations, and especially with all these photos together. It looks like a colourful carpet of butterflies, wonderfully displayed. Thanks Greg

Hey, lots of butterflies! i prefer post all the butterflies one by one and so i have no problem about the winter:-) Great mixer you have made, Greg!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-12-02 12:07]

czesc Grzegorz,
Congratulations on your 600th photo.WooooooW :)
Excellent collage with excellent butterfly photos with great pov,dof,colors,pose,frame,focus and sharpness.
Well Done.TFS

Hi Greg,
c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !!!
What a great job - 600 excellent shots - and this one is the best of all - wow - what a great collage with these noble butterflies, I'm totaly be sold of this arrangement ;-)
Thanks for all these beauties in this colourful post, bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda
Hey - I'm happy to be the one bringing you the 100 Points ;-)

Once more time, thank you for your your work, and for your persanality, MF. World would be better with more people like you. I would like to meet you sooner or later, and share a photograpic session, some fungi and a bottle of good wine :)
Wonderful collage for the ocassion, effort is appreciated.
Waiting for the 700, I send you my best wishes.

hello Greg !
Congratulations for your 600th post ! This is a huge amount of wonderful pictures, I love to look at them again and again. You show us here a wonderful selection of butterflies, I love all these bright colors. Each picture is wonderful and could be posted on its own, I think. Very well done, and keep on posting such beautiful pictures ! :-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-12-04 7:17]

Hello Greg,
What a festival of beauty for your 600th !!!!!! This collage is a pleasure for eyes and it is interesting to admire the variety of species in your country. I understand also your patience...
Bravo my friend

Excellent collection Greg. I am sure it is a reminder of the warm summers. :) Your contribution to the site for 600+ posts is priceless. Very well done MF.

Congratulations on your two years and 600th photo. What a stunning collage! I've never even seen many of these beauties, much less captured them so well. This is a wonderful milestone marker for your photos. Again, congratulations!

Very good collection.

Howdy Gzegorz aka Meester Prikkebeen!

Some of your Dutch friends who are competent in Polish may be able to better explain who Mynheer Prikkebeen is...

I'l just add a small link to Prikkebeen.

Nice collage; nicer story!
""Orange Tip which I chased for good three hours until I finally catched it."" is very good for a Prikkebeen!

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-31 21:37]

Hola Grzegorz:
Felices 600! Y gracias por festejarlas de esta manera, con tan hermoso collage de mariposas. Felicitaciones por tan hermosas fotos, y gracias por compartirlas con los integrantes de TN.
Un cordial saludo.

Great composition of those many good pictures!I like it very much,because they always look to different sides.

Hi amazing shot
very beatifull butterflys you captured
great focused and fantastic
very well done

Hi Grzeg,
This is not only a perfect 600th shot, but one of the nicest collages I've ever seen. Great effort to take the butterflies into one very good pic. Top notch work both in photography and post-processing. Bravo.
I'm really glad You returned to the site. Welcome back, MF.
Best wishes from Hungary, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-11 2:15]

Hello Greg,
This photo was before the time I was a member of TN. In general I don't like his kind of photos, but this collage is so beautiful! Each of the 16 photos is a jewel. Compliments.

these cllection of butterflies are beautiful

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