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Afloat in a Pea Green Sea

Not an Owl, nor a Pussy-Cat
And definitely not the Monarch I was chasing...

...had to go in because it was raining
AGAIN!

a Pearly Crescentspot on a fern tip

Thank you to ChristineD and Edmund (Gloustopcat) for your User Awards, and to Pete for his vote! and all of your comments and votes for the Tiger Swallowtail! ALL highly appreciated!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jul 2013 - 5:36 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.9
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Afloat in a Pea Green sea
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:23 Jul 2013 - 12:25 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Humour / fun, Insect, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
Votes:85

Comments

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Jul 2013 - 12:27 AM

Fine capture Jenn, a super composition,
Fred.

Davidroid
Davidroid Junior Member 1 Argentina
23 Jul 2013 - 12:30 AM

Very nice! i like this photo.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 12:43 AM

Beautiful butterfly Jenn - lovely defocussed b/g which is what I want but can't achieve.
KateGrinGrinGrin
P.S. I was watching news of the royal birth today and my husband said "I bet taggart from Australia
has it all over Ephotozine by now"! He remebered your avatar because we have a gritty
detective programme in Scotland with your name and of course he didn't have a clue where you came from!

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
23 Jul 2013 - 1:03 AM

Beautiful Jenn. Now I can spot your pics right away in The Galleries...So pretty!
M

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 1:27 AM

So beautiful, great compo and DOF, Jenn.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 2:19 AM

Good title, Jenn: the butterfly seems to be in 3D and I feel it could fly from the screen into the room at any moment.
Ronnie.

gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
23 Jul 2013 - 2:30 AM

Un encuadre maravilloso.

tonyguitar
23 Jul 2013 - 3:01 AM

Taggart refines nature to the highest degree of beauty. Wonderful! TG

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
23 Jul 2013 - 4:18 AM

What a lovely image Jenn !! A great capture !

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 - 4:53 AM

Stunning shot! The pose, the open wings, the lovely patterns....
Most of all all that wonderful green! Grin Good shot! IB

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 5:40 AM

A beautiful image. Lovely b/g colour.......Sandy

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
23 Jul 2013 - 6:25 AM

Excellent DOF and contrasting colours

Peter

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 6:48 AM

Simply beautiful shot.
Regards John.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 7:39 AM

a very nice new butterfly to me!

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41022 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 7:44 AM

Simple and understated, Jennn. Beautifully done.

Dave

andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 7:45 AM

great comp jenn wonderful detail super colours and tones a belter nice one Wink
andy

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54169 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:45 AM

Beautifully focussed and composed. It really stands out.
x

franken
franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:55 AM

Beautiful!

Ken

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 - 8:58 AM

A lovely butterfly, beautifully composed.

Myra

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 9:16 AM

Poised to fly over a sea of green. Perfect.
Moira

DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 11:11 AM

I so love this image..
She/he looks fantastic & posed for you so beautifully.
Hilary (*_*)..xx

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 11:28 AM

Lovely composition with this one Jenn....

Ade

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 11:41 AM

Gorgeous.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 12:15 PM

Well presented and great shot, like your b/g as well, sets off the picture to a T

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 12:22 PM

What a beauty, well two beauties really, the creature and the image.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 12:34 PM

Well detailed and such a beautiful range of colours!

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 2:22 PM

Beautiful capture Jennnn.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
23 Jul 2013 - 3:54 PM

What a lovely image

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 4:05 PM

Stands out well Jenn.
Super shot.
Mick.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 4:08 PM

A Beautiful, colourful image!! First Class!!

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 4:27 PM

Ohhh...SUCH a beautiful capture, Jennnn, especially with that smooth, soft background. Lovely focus. Perfect crop and composition too Smile

Andrew

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 4:33 PM

Awesome

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 6:20 PM

Simply divine Jenn!! Smile
Ann

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 6:23 PM

Lovely shot!
Diane

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 6:43 PM

Would love to see a closed wing shot of these

Any chance?Wink

Adrian

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 - 7:01 PM

Wonderful composition, Jenn and beautiful in its simplicity Grin

P.

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:46 PM

Beautiful placement in the frame and lovely colours too.
Rende

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 4:08 PM


Quote: Good title, Jenn: the butterfly seems to be in 3D and I feel it could fly from the screen into the room at any moment.
Ronnie.

How true Jennnnnnnn it it as very beautiful Fritt & I would give it a special dong but I've used it already xx SmileSmileSmileSmile

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