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Pandora again

Pandora again
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Copyright: Maite SRivero (Maite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-21
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Butterflies, Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-16 5:41
Viewed: 4798
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends
This is again Pandoriana Pandora (I don't know exactly if it is another specie or the same than Argynnis Pandora, I am a bit confused about it).
This is the same butterfly of my first posting thought different image. I took it last summer in León.
I dedicate it to all my dear friends
Kisses to all and have a nice weekend.

JoseMiguel, horia, jmp, Silvio2006, Alex99, Argus, nainnain, RAP, JORAPAVI, coasties, mikou, jeanpaul, star74, Ken52, fiyo, AndyB, carper, limier, izler, yllen, TAZ, pablominto, undoredo, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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Hola Maite,
Que hermosa tu presentación de esta mariposa!
La foto completa es tan rica en colores...
El punto de vista es muy bueno, nos muestras con gran detalle todas las partes del insecto.
La profundidad de campo funciona excelentemente, desvaneciendo muy suavemente el fondo, pero al mismo tiempo utilizándolo de gran manera para la construcción de la composición, la cual es tambien digna de alabar.
La presentación es también muy buena, con ese marco muy adecuado que resalta lo mejor de la foto
Muchas felicitaciones por esta bella entrega,

hi maite,
you have captured my fav. subject here,
beautiful butterfly,
lovely pov, well composed shot,
well saturated colours,
framed beautifully,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-16 6:13]

Hi Maite

What a wonderful capture with this charming butterfly!
The POV here is exceptional, the sharpness of the impecable and the colors are simply brilliant.
I also like the contrast between the head and antenas of the butterfly adn the steaming red of the flower.
Spot-on exposure, great framing and composition, too!
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-16 6:26]

Hola Maite,
¡Que foto mas buena! Color, textura, punto de vista, exposición, composición, flor,... Bella de verdad.
Un saludo, José M.
PS. Me siento incluido en la dedicatoria.
PS2. He preguntado a varios miembros del foro y sé que difuminan el fondo con Photoshop o similares. Aunque esto está al borde de violar las normas de TN ("TOS"), mejoraría la imagen aún más. A mi me gusta más así, aunque la mariposa se "relíe" un poco con el fondo.

Hello Maite
Wonderful picture,good details ,colours and sharpness,great job
Best regards,TFS

* Piotr *

Hola Maite.
Muy buena toma.
Muy nitida y preciosos colores.
Una bella imagen.
Un saludo.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-16 7:18]

Hello Maite,
A lovely shot of Pandora again! Excellent sharpness and colours and it looks very beautiful against the red Dahlia. Very nice composition. I am curious as to what camera you use?
TFS, Ulla

Hola Maite, lovely Argynnis Pandora, good composition, splendid colors, well done, ciao e buon week end, Silvio

lovely image,
pleasant colors,
great detail,


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-16 11:00]

Hi Maite.
This is really amazing picture with excellent scenery, rich and beautiful colors and excellent sharpness. Details of the butterfly and blurriness of the BG harmonize one with another perfectly. I like your composition and framing. Superb done and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-16 11:13]

Hello Maite,
Excellent capture of Argynnis pandora. I have just found out that the English name is the Cardinal.
I believe this is a female that you present with good detail, good composition and nice contrast with the Dahlia flower.
TFS and enjoy the Festive Season!

Hello Maite

Well done perfect focus and details very crisp, nice colors BG POV DOF great JOb,

TFS Kyle

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-16 12:16]

Hola Maite, maravillosa compo, y excelente color, textura, nitidez y pov... saludos

Hola Maite,

You've captured a beautiful and colorful picture here! I like your composition and POV. It was a very good ideea not to compose the picture with the butterfly in the center of the image. By placing it a little off-center you created a more interesting photo. The colors are very beautiful and natural and it seems to me that the butterfly completes the shape of the flowere that supports it. One minor point: I would have used a larger aperture to make the DOF a little more shallow. This would have created a nice, defocused background. However, this isn't distracting, it is just my vision of a butterfly close-up.
On the other hand, using such a deep DOF you managed to render every detail perfectly. The butterfly is very sharp with a slight fall-off on the left wing tip. I can even see the scales on its wing. That's an excellent performance.
I would have appreciate some informations on the camera settings and the shooting conditions. That would have helped me in understanding how you managed to capture this beauty. Overall a very pleasant photo to look at! I hope to see more beautiful pictures from you! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

With friendly regards,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-16 13:47]

Si podía tener un fondo ideal esta mariposa Maite, creo que definitivamente era esa flor de tan maravilloso colorido.
Una gran composición con nitidez, perfecta iluminación, exacto encuadre e inclinación del insecto y un segundo plano que sin ser totalmente difuso, no interfiere con la escena principal.
Excelente marco y presentación.
Lástima que no incluyeras los valores de la imagen, tan interesantes para analizar en profundidad detalles de la captura.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Hola Maite,
Excelente macro de gran belleza y composición, el color, la luz y nitidez son extraordinarias, enhorabuena. Un cordial saludo

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-16 21:21]

Hi Matie
Good shot. Good colours, sharpnes, light and POV. Also good note and frame.
Well done Matie


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-16 21:29]

Hello Maite

A lovely shot of this beautiful butterfly.Excellent DOF and POV.The details are very sharp and well focused.The colours are well saturated,and you have chosen a very good composition.A very pleasing shot.Well done.TFS


Hello Maite

Great shot. Well done on the composition. Clear sharp details and good POV. Nice work. :-)

hola MAITE
tres belle capture, excellents détails de ce papillon aux jolies couleurs
bravo et merci

Hi Maite,
Beautiful composition, colors and sharpness, The color of the butterfly and the flower compliment each other very well.

Hello Maite,
This is a beautiful butterfly. Interesting to see this one over a red flower. Sharpness, composition, exposure are great.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-17 10:36]

Hi Maite.
This is beautiful composition with splendid light.I like very good POV and very pleasant combination colours.Details and colours are amazing.Main subject is very good separated from blurry BG.
Well done,congratulate and thanks!Weekend was OK :-)
Greetings Milos

Hi Maite,

lovely shot
superb sharpness, POV, colours, DOF and details

TFS Thijs

Hi Maite
Belle presentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition
J'apprecie les beaux papillons en plus il y a cette belle fleur en prime
au revoir et merci....JP
Les sourires demain

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2006-12-19 16:48]

Hello Maite,
Very nice compo,
Colours and details are great,
Nice POV,
Well done

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-19 16:50]

Hola Maite, I think this is outstanding butterfly photo. The exposure and colors are excellent. Focus is very sharp. Composition is perfect.

Hola Maite, pienso que ésta es foto excepcional de la mariposa. La exposición y los colores son excelentes. El foco es muy agudo. La composición es perfecta.

Hello Maite,
Very impressive image of this beautiful butterfly.
Ideal perspective for an open wing capture. Details, colours and sharpness are excelllent.
Great job!

Hola Maite, bella fotografia de esta mariposa. La posición del insecto hace un juego de composición con los pétalos de la flor que da armonia a la imagen. Técnicamente está muy bien, nitida y se ven los detalles.

Un gran saludo


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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2006-12-20 18:29]

Hola Maite! preciosa composicion y preciosos los colores, felicidades!!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-23 9:55]

Hello Maite, amazing close up; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent !
Happy Holiday.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-12-23 11:39]

Hola Maite,
This is a lovely capture of this butterfly.
A nice diagonal composition,good lighting and excellent sharp detail.
Very well framed and presented.

Have a great christmas and a happy new year!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-12-23 14:46]

very nice one Maite
a very pleasure to look at, good photo job here, the pov is nice and the quality is good, very good photo job, a very good Christmas for you and your family.
gr. jaap

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-12-25 16:24]

Hola Maite,
Beautiful shot, with excellent POV, bright, vivid colours and very nice presentaion.

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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2007-01-16 11:47]

Hi Maite
Its first time I meet Pandoriana Pandora because
here in greece we have Argynnis adippe and paphia and I am happy because they are in my archive and sad because this one isn't.
Every country has its own beauty
Excellent POV with the wings wide open. Clear shot with so much details
TFS and see you

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-01-20 17:43]

hello Maite
i have never seen like this butterfly in my country. composition, point of view, colours, lighting, details and framing are great

Hello Maite,
aqui tienes una mariposita bonita, muy fina, y bien tomado. La flor abajo da algo extra especial. En hora buena!

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-02-21 21:29]

Hola Maite:
Espectacular captura! Es una macro sensacional, con un buen punto de vista, una buena iluminaciòn, foco y profundidad. Muy buena, ademàs, porque no sòlo la mariposa tiene grandes detalles, sino tambièn la flor de dalia donde se posa, y que con su fuerte colorido da un balance justo a este magnìfico cuadro. ¡Bravo!
Un abrazo.

Hello Maite,
Great close-up and colours: you can tell you've got a winner here, with all the positive feedback. Well done!!

Hi Maite a great shoot of a pandora real great colours in the sun and great sharpness.Alain

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-27 9:09]

Hi Maite,

Very sharp and colorful. I like the satured colors of flower and butterfly. Great POV and DOF. Well done!


Hola Maite...que delicia de foto...color, foco, contraste...magnifica en todos aspectos.
En cuanto a mis lagartos;-), tuve la suerte ayer de que fuese un dia nublado y estaban medio adormilados, lo que me permitió hacer un buen numero de fotos. saludos

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-04-18 13:44]

Hello Maite,
Two nice subjects : a lovely butterfly on a beautiful flower. The Pandora is well detailled and the flower adds pleasant vivid colors. Light and exposure are spot on. Your frame remembers me my old one ;-)
Congratulations and thanks for sharing such beauty.

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  • Perro Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 59] (553)
  • [2007-04-27 16:13]

Hello Maite,
Great composition with nice and rich colors.
The sharpness is perfect, we have every details on the butterfly. Good point of view and excellent light too.

Hello Maite,
Lovely texture has been captured, silky-soft and crisp at the same time!
Good light and the macro work is well done, sharp fine details in the subject and a nicely blurry background...
A well composed presentation with rich colours!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-01 1:05]

Hi Maite,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will return with a proper critique later. Sorry, work pressure.

Hello Maite,
Firstly, thanks for the kind comments on my Chickadee shot. :-)

Very beautiful shot of this little friend you present here!!
I can see the very lovely and vivid colours here, with superb details.
Also, perfect focusing with excellent POV.
Personally, I love this DOF very much. you managed it very well. :-)
TFS and best wishes, dear friend

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2008-03-15 14:57]

Hello Maite

Great picture of this butterfly.
Freat color, sharpness and lighting
I didn't read all other comments but Argynnis Pandora is the new name for Pandoriana Pandora


Hola Maite,
Excellent butterfly photograph, which can't be any better in any way (maybe except for slight noise reduction on the background). Gorgeous colors, perfect sharpness and compo. What's as important, I learned from this series of You. I very sometimes have seen this specie on my trips, in a few occasions together with the well-known and common Argynnis paphia, but I thought this is simply a pale specimen. Or am I wrong? Really don't know, because I'm stronger in fungi than in butterflies. Which doesn't mean I don't like to photograph butterflies - I absolutely do, though most of my shots aren't useful. There's still a lot to learn from photographer mates like You.
Tfs this wonderful pic, and thanks for being here, we all love You.
Friendly kisses from Hungary, László

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