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A little bit of brightness & colour for a dank, dismal Sunday morning.

Camera:Pentax K10D--ISO 250 f9 1/400sec Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Sigma 18-125 @ 125mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Small Tortoiseshell
Username:Alan_Baseley Alan_Baseley
Uploaded:31 Oct 2010 - 9:56 AM
Tags:Aglais urticae, Close-up / macro, Primula vialli, Small tortoiseshell, Wildlife / nature
Votes:47
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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42396 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
31 Oct 2010 - 10:04 AM

Makes you feel warmer just looking at it! Lovely shot. Louise

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:10 AM

Good detail and presentation

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franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:24 AM

Well composed and beautiful!

Ken

ps, I've somehow managed to go throughout the summer without being able to capture one decent butterfly shot!

I think they see me coming and simply flutter away!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:32 AM

Great shot, Alan. Like Ken, I haven't taken a single butterfly shot all summer......have hardly even seen one up here.
Ronnie.

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PeterDSmith
PeterDSmith e2 Member 6PeterDSmith vcard United Kingdom46 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:40 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Macro photography is very difficult, especially out of the studio. Because of the short camera to subject distance, the depth of field is very restricted. In this case, the head of the butterfly is sharply in focus, but the depth of field does not extend to its tail.

Furthermore, another problem with taking a photograph of a butterfly on a flower is that the flower competes with the butterfly for the viewer's attention. In this case, the red and violet of the flowers distracts from the orange and brown of the butterfly. Also, in this case, the flower on which the butterfly has settled is in focus as well.

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jeb2012
jeb2012  5 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 - 11:19 AM

A excellent capture

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 11:26 AM

Good shot,well done.

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 12:17 PM

Lovely pose and great colour.
Paul

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mishu78
mishu78  5 Canada
31 Oct 2010 - 1:13 PM

Excellent shot! Lovely colors.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
31 Oct 2010 - 1:15 PM

Lovely colourful image.
JNC

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 1:25 PM

This colorful image has been superbly captured! Patti

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jujupops
jujupops e2 Member 4jujupops vcard England
31 Oct 2010 - 2:53 PM

Great shot, love the vibrant colours, it has certainly brightened up my Sunday Grin
Julie

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Porthos
Porthos  4 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 4:58 PM

Lovely colour and detail.....Derek

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Dave_Holdham
31 Oct 2010 - 6:33 PM

Superb colours and detail

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
31 Oct 2010 - 8:28 PM

Lovely bright coloured image to cheer up a dark evening. Well spotted Alan.

Ruth

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 542 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 8:40 PM

In focus in all the right places and eye-catching colour throughout. Isn't nature wonderful!
Alun

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bromley-smith
31 Oct 2010 - 9:12 PM

Excellent image Alan and a spectacular presentation.
Hope you're having a fabulous Halloween.
Tony

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:27 PM

Superb {A+} & beautiful digital image rendering, Alan.
Peter

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2010 - 9:32 AM

Good colours and details in this Alan.
Regards Richard

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Ezo
Ezo  4 England
1 Nov 2010 - 11:23 AM

Nice macro shot Alan, really nice vibrant colours, contrast and composition.
Antony

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