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Great day at RHS Wisley today attending the "MossyOak Masterclass" Wink A big thank you to Richard for helping me with the 7D settings and for lots of invaluable tips. Today's offering is an Asian Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio lowi). Anyone planning a visit please note that if the glasshouse is very crowded you will be asked to use your tripod as a monopod and not splay the legs. Today was fine as there was plenty of circulation space, but weekends get pretty busy and half-term is looming as well!

Thank you all so much for your C&Cs on my last upload - very much appreciated and all critique and advice welcomed Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Feb 2011 - 12:57 PM
Focal Length:182mm 1.4m from subject
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/8sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Asian Swallowtail (Papilio lowi)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:5 Feb 2011 - 12:14 AM
Tags:Asian, Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Insect, Lowi, Papilio, Rhs, Surrey, Swallowtail, Wisley
Votes:47

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debu
debu  4 India
5 Feb 2011 - 12:18 AM

Lovely image.
debu

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 12:18 AM

beautifull shot in all respects .

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 12:23 AM

Particularly like the hi-key effect from the bg Sylvia. This one was a real challenge and very well positioned to get the uniform bg on this one. With such a bright bg you have done so well to retain and expose for the detail on the Swallowtail and dof is spot on
Great capture
Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 12:31 AM

Excellent shot, Sylvia, with the light showing off the detail and wing structure so beautifully.
Ronnie.

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jeanmarie
jeanmarie  5 England
5 Feb 2011 - 12:42 AM

exquisite, wonderful image, love itSmile

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 12:52 AM

fantastic detail sylvia a beautiful capture Wink
andy

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Glostopcat
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5 Feb 2011 - 12:55 AM

A really beautiful butterfly Sylvia, you've captured its colours and markings superbly in this fine image

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Daisymaye
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5 Feb 2011 - 2:47 AM

Great detail in this lovely butterfly Sylvia. Very good capture.........Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 6:14 AM

A belter, Sylvia, and what a marvellous background to show off this beauty. Looking at your past images, I think you should be giving a 'Masterclass', your work is always stunning. Carol

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5 Feb 2011 - 6:27 AM

Lovely work...Bill

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jammbulator
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5 Feb 2011 - 6:52 AM

Very nice comp and colour. Great shot. I like it. Jamm

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franken
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5 Feb 2011 - 8:32 AM

A beautiful macro.

Ken

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 8:52 AM

Beautifully captured Sylvia,love the comp and framing Smile

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konu
konu  631 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 - 8:57 AM

gr8 lighting and composition, the frame is too good.

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 9:10 AM

Beautiful Sylvia. Lighting and detail top notch.
Alvar

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 10:04 AM

Superb capture Sylvia. This is a delightful image and IMO quite the best exotic butterfly shot on the site. Grin
Ron

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
5 Feb 2011 - 10:25 AM

Beautiful detail and so well presented.
Pat

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
5 Feb 2011 - 11:29 AM

Hi Sylvia,large looks like a work of art, superb gray.

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franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 12:09 PM

Beautiful

Fran

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tigertimb
tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 4:23 PM

Excellent closeup Sylvia; superb detail and I love the light coming through the wings
Tim

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 4:43 PM

So lovely against that background, beautiful clear detail.

Theresa

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tomcat
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5 Feb 2011 - 5:06 PM

Just caught up with your BF shots.
All good stuff Sylvia, but this one is the best IMHOGrin

Adrian

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VidB
VidB  6 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 6:02 PM

You have captured some wonderful detail here on that fine background, this would have been difficult to meter as the background is so light but you have mastered it, superb work
Dave

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Beautiful capture Sylvia

Chris

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Mynett
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5 Feb 2011 - 7:26 PM

gorgeous capture love this one Sylvia

Linda

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pluckyfilly
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5 Feb 2011 - 8:06 PM

we found our visit was hampered by people the inability to use the tripod and my shots are pretty much rubbish unless I could lean on something, not much around enabling me to do that but the butterflies were beautiful.
Great shot Sylvia

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5 Feb 2011 - 8:16 PM

Superb Sylvia, makes all the difference when you can get them square on,
Geoff.

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5 Feb 2011 - 9:36 PM

Hit the nail right on the head with this one Sylvia - excellent photography.

Mike

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 11:03 AM

Lovely! Wonderful photography indeed.

Sue

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 8:23 PM

Just got to be one of the most beautiful butterfly species around and to see the wings open like this is lovely - a great shot with lovely colour and detail - Ina

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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 9:57 PM

Beautiful. Great detail on the butterfly and the background looks really good, too.

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photophantom
7 Feb 2011 - 2:01 AM


Quote: Beautiful. Great detail on the butterfly and the background looks really good, too.

indeed Sylvia, gorgeous close up
Dennis

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