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a green veined white (pieris napi) near an old mill lake that I found recently. The lake will be v2, to give you an idea where they live. you are welcome to tell me what you think about v2, i'd love any kind of constructive critique 'cos my landscapes usually flop. Taken with an 18mm MF Nikkor
many thanks for your friendly comments, jokes and votes on the veiled lady. Prize goes to Ann of course, they hold the shutters open.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2013 - 4:19 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:a touch of sun near the lake
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:22 Aug 2013 - 8:07 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Dorgdogne, Green-veined white, Insect, Pieris napi, Rossignol, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:61
Voters:gajewski · tonyng · Bzox · RonnieAG · ddolfelin · NaturesHaven · tomcat · lonely_oryx · AlexAppleby · KarenFB · DicksPics · pamelajean · Holmewood · WhiteRose1 · cabbie · Danny1970 · Kurde · PattiW · Silverzone · MandyD · phillG · richmowil · Philip_H · mrswoolybill · SlowSong · TonyDy · rontear · EAS · EMJAYCEE · dven · Alan_Baseley · Mike_Smith · Irishkate · cuffit · mikbee · SammyRatFan · andylea · Hermanus · CarolG · LynneJoyce · RobertTurley · fentiger · CaroleS · Maiwand · mex · Arty · JuBarney · AnnChown · christinecilia · Joline · debu · Niknut · Glostopcat · jdinne · bricurtis · evelen · FeatherFriend · ChiliMan · Rende · georgiepoolie · viscostatic ·
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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:11 PM

Very nice macro, Annette. I love the creamy green bg. The limited color palette makes for a very pleasing image.
=\Walter

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:14 PM

Lovely comp Annette. Even the butterfly is in pristine condition.
Regards.

p/s It was full moon last night and I was ready for it but unfortunately was clouded over! Sad

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:17 PM

That's a lovely image, Annette.
Spot on.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:17 PM

Love the colour coordination across V 1, Annette: suoerb detail and expsoure spot on.
A truly beautiful butterfly shot in every way.
Ronnie.

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:24 PM

Super shot of the fly........GrinGrinGrin

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96360 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:24 PM

A fine shot of your GVW Annettte

Can't believe you have only just discovered the stretch of water
Must abound with dragonflies and the rest

Adrian

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lonely_oryx
22 Aug 2013 - 8:25 PM

Excellent detail

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AlexAppleby
22 Aug 2013 - 8:27 PM

Beautiful butterfly - great shot.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9903 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1720 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:30 PM

The limited palette works well for a green veined white, very nice detail here.

As for V2, I think this would work with a balanced top and bottom. In other words, with a crop to the top (with maybe a bit off the bottom too). You would have to make a decision as to where the reflection starts, using the right-hand group of trees, and put that in the centre on the vertical. The balance will require a bit of thought because the reflection of the tops of those trees has a big ripple in the water.
Simply scrolling up and down here, on this page, you can see different crops (at least I can, on my laptop) and I see another alternative - placing that "centre" one third down from the top. Whatever you choose, I don't think the sky and trees at the top add anything to the image. I like the way the intruding foliage top right balances the sky area, and you should be able to keep a bit of that after the crop.
It may be mostly green and blue, but the greens have different tones and textures, and there are lighter trees in the background, so it's still interesting, and I think you found a very attractive scene, with some little bits of dappled light.
Pamela.

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:36 PM

Two superb images, Annette!

Richard

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 - 8:38 PM

Great shot of the Butterfly and love
the lake. Cathy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:48 PM

I was composing what to say in my head re v2 then read Pamela's suggestions. Pretty much sums up what I was going to say. The main focus of attention is the reflection in the water and I would crop all the sky out to leave a squarish composition.

Dave

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PattiW
PattiW  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 9:03 PM

LOVELY BUTTERFLY! Lovely image all around, PattiSmileSmile

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 9:20 PM

Stunning detail in this fine image Annette!!!! Great work!!

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TonyDy
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22 Aug 2013 - 10:19 PM

Two lovely shots, Annette.
Tony

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:21 PM

Green beauty, Annette.
Ron.

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:27 PM

V1 is so beautiful.

Ann

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:28 PM

Two very different but equally beautiful images.
Joan.

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley Plus Member 14338 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:36 PM

" fine images Annette. The GVW is spot on,
Alan

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:12 PM

Your butterfly and that perfect b/g are wonderful.
The branches top right distracted me, I must admit but Pamelajean
did want a part of that included in a crop. Seeing your landscape through
Pamelajean and Dave's eyes, I think you've got grat advice there.
Delightful little scene with lovely colours.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:37 PM

Good butterfly shot Annette.
And Pamela has took the words right out of my mouth.
That is exactly the constructive comment I was going to make.
(And if you believe that,my next upload will be a flying pig !!)
Mick.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
23 Aug 2013 - 4:22 AM

Two very lovely images Annette !! V1 is superb and I also love the tranquillity you captured in V2 !

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 5:21 AM

A beautiful butterfly in V.1, Annette, and I love V.2, where we can picture the green veined whites fluttering around close to that beautiful lake. Carol

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LynneJoyce
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23 Aug 2013 - 6:10 AM

Ill leave the landscape tips to the experts, love the butterfly shot.

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Maiwand
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23 Aug 2013 - 8:44 AM

Two lovely shots Annette. Super detail in V1 but V 2 needs a little more work perhaps. GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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JuBarney
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23 Aug 2013 - 11:16 AM

Two lovely shots esp. V1
Ju

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 12:16 PM

A beautiful image of this butterfly Annette - he stands out so well against your background.

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christinecilia
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23 Aug 2013 - 1:00 PM

two super shots. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
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23 Aug 2013 - 2:24 PM

Two beautiful images. The lake looks like a wonderful place to explore.

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debu
debu  5 India
23 Aug 2013 - 3:51 PM

Nicely presented.
debu

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5987 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 7:32 PM

Cracking shot !!......lovely detail & colour in this beauty !!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 8:12 PM

A first class close up Annette, the detail is sublime. Some good advice from Pamela to take on board, I must say that I take very few landscapes these days compared to what I did a few years ago and have almost forgotten how to take them!

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 8:50 PM

Superb BF - great veining detail.

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evelen
evelen  10 England
24 Aug 2013 - 6:22 PM

stunning shots of your butterfly pictures .
eve.Smile

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FeatherFriend
24 Aug 2013 - 7:38 PM

Great detail in the BF Annette, smashing result with the 200-400mm lens,
Geoff.

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