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Very good butterfly you have composed here. Good colours, good dof, really nice.
I have made a little WS for you and I hope you like it.
good job Japie
- milloup (1716)
- [2004-07-28 5:43]
Beautiful butterfly you've captured, but I can't tell you the name - don't know many SA butterflies..
If this is hand held at just 1/50 sec, you have my compliment for getting it this sharp. With the 300D I don't think you'd needed go that low with the onboard flash on, I often shoot at manual settings of F-13 or F-16 and a shutter of 1/200 or 1/160 + onboard flash and get decent results with that on bugs that aren't too far from the camera.
There's a spot of overexposure on the wing, you might avoid that by placing a white paper over the flash to soften up the light.
- Esox (972)
- [2004-07-28 6:30]
A nice shot.
Composition is good, but sharpness, colors and DOF are great!
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-07-28 9:04]
Good stuffe considering your camera. Good detail in the wings and nice colours.
- Callie (7555)
- [2004-07-28 13:49]
If i have the fact right, this is a Common Dotted Border, Mylothris agathinia, 58-75 mm wingspan. M creamy white, F pale yellow. There are nice field guides available on lepidoptera, the butterflies, try CNA.
As for the picture, very nice, only the whites on the wingtips are a bit hot. Also, a more tilted pose would have improved the impact of the composition., Still, very nice picture.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-07-28 18:13]
Nice one Japie. Callie is spot on. (Agathina)
I stand corrected but I think it is Swaziland's national butterfly and even featured on a postage stamp of Swaziland.
Thanx for sharing.
- mogens-j (20)
- [2004-07-29 11:29]
Very, very good capture of this butterfly Japie. Great composition and the contrast to the dark colours in the well blurred background really sets him off. You did a nice post processing and a great job.
- ephemere (229)
- [2004-07-30 17:56]
j'adore les papillons je ne sais m'empecher de venir voir le votre, il est très jolie, avec ses tâches sur le bout des ailes...je n'en ai jamais vu de tels...merci pour le partage...est-ce un mâle ou une femelle???...les couleurs sont bien rendues, malgré un léger flou...bravo BI
- Midi (2418)
- [2004-08-05 8:56]
Superb "butterlanded", nice colors. If I read well your note, it's not a macro? which is some times better because with a zoom you don't affraid the insect.
- fluorite (330)
- [2004-08-16 21:17]
your butterfly is Mylothris rueppellii haemus, do you think so ?
- sito (68)
- [2004-08-18 20:32]
I guess we have the same kind of this butterfly, the diff is the color of the wings. Maybe you can look at it later :) Nice shot & DOF!
- cloverstar (0)
- [2004-08-19 11:56]
Hi Japie. I'm new too at taking shots of insects, and will find it hard to identify them. Glad you are posting your photos here. This one is very well composed, the whole body showing from the tip of the antenna to the bottom of the wings. This has been taken very well considering you hand held the camera. And your wife must have really enjoyed seeing you trying to get this close to it. Very well done.
Japie, I did a WS for the PoV only.