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Fern Flyer

Fern Flyer
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Copyright: Jannie Maritz (Jannie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-3.3 / 6-72, Digital JPEG
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of the African continent. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-28 2:40
Viewed: 5219
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lycaenidae or copper butterfly are a large family of butterflies, also known as the gossamer-winged butterflies. They comprise about 40% of all known butterfly species. Subfamilies include the blues Polyommatinae, the coppers Lycaeninae, the hairstreaks Theclinae and the harvesters Miletinae.

Lycaenids feed on various kinds of food including ferns, conifers, fungi, lichens, cycads, homopterans and ant larvae.

Caught this little fellow on a fern leaf. I'm not a 100% sure but I think this is a Polyommatus icarus, Common Blue or a very close relative.

Thanx for viewing and all the crits.


jcoowanitwong, phlr, valy67, TAZ, dew77, marhowie, honza, pilonm, eruyanik, SkyF, liquidsunshine, scottevers7 has marked this note useful
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Hi Jannie,
Wonderful capture. Seem that this butterfly was very cooperative and made a perfect pose for you. This is masterpice.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-28 3:39]

Excellent photo of this Lycaenidae!
Excellent on DOF, colours and details!
Very good POV and BG too!
5* and TFS!

Nice shot ! I love the diagonal on your photo, and the pose of the butterfly is perfect ! Good sharpness and details, good colors, good light. Well done !

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-04-28 5:17]

Wow ! What a nice and interesting butterfly that you have well captured ! I appreciate the 3D effect given by the plant in diagonal... Congratulations Jannie and thanks for sharing

Hi Jannie,
Great macro shot! Very sharp and superb details,
well composed with nice POV.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-28 5:53]

Hello Jannie!
Wonderful close up.Colors,POV,details,lighting,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi Jannie,
Nice shot!
Good DOF, color and light. Nicely OOF BG, it isolates your subject well in the frame.
Well composed, & I like the POV also..
Well done.

Hi Jannie, excellent work, perfct details, colors, BG, POV, DOV and framming, Nice Job, TFS Kyle

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-28 8:55]

Very good butterfly shot Jannie, so sharp and clear. Well seen and done. And a great background that makes it a very interresting picture. Thanks.


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-04-28 9:01]

Nice photo of the lovely butterfly. Very good POV, perfect contrast and details. Have a nice weekend. Jan

Hello Jannie,

Wow!!! Superb picture of this little butterfly! Colors and details are splendid! I like also the diagonal formed by the bg! Very good composition too. In short: a wonderful picture! TFS,


Hello Jannie,
Great details of the butterfly and amazing framing with a fern leaf. Thank you,

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-28 10:31]

Hi Jannie
Good shot. Great sharpnes, details, cocours, POV and BG.
Well done


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-28 16:14]

Hello Jannie,
this shot is incredible. Colors and details are so beautiful. I love th POV and DOF. a very nice composition.

Hi Jannie,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and framing.

Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

Hi Jannie,
A superb shot. Great exposure, as the colors and detail look perfect.
Perfect DOF control. Looks great!

Hi Jannie

A little short on time tonight, so just points... sorry!

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