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davidbailie Plus
14 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2004 8:16PM
Beautiful beautiful colour/tones - great shot


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ronr Plus
14 3 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2004 8:17PM
Superb image, love it.
sze4j Plus
13 56 Singapore
1 Jul 2004 8:20PM
such a beauty! Superb. click!
Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
1 Jul 2004 8:20PM
Lovely capture Tim, the background tones compliment nicely.

ericfaragh Plus
14 147 4 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2004 8:25PM
Lovely macro, good detail. Well done.
old timer Plus
13 55 1 Scotland
1 Jul 2004 8:27PM
Love it!
janieb Plus
13 166 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2004 8:28PM
excellent pic

1 Jul 2004 8:31PM
Simply beautiful, The subtly of the colours is outstanding
Tony_M Plus
14 342 England
1 Jul 2004 8:33PM
Very sharp and detailed close-up, and as Terry said, the background compliments the subject well. Perhaps a touch more DOF would have its front leg and tips of the antennae in focus.
spacey Plus
13 376
1 Jul 2004 8:35PM
just bloody damn good
well done
geegee Plus
14 29 England
1 Jul 2004 8:47PM
Really beautiful, superb detail and colours, I'm envious! . . . . . . . lol

kit-monster Plus
14 3.7k 2 Singapore
1 Jul 2004 8:50PM
Superb butterfly shot - jumps out of the page.

Well done,

1 Jul 2004 8:50PM
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
1 Jul 2004 8:51PM
S'a beauty. click
If Kit-M says it is - then it is.
just lovely ..cant say any more

normanw Plus
14 66
1 Jul 2004 8:55PM
Very Beautiful. Great complementary colour of the background and a well detail subject.

1 Jul 2004 8:58PM
Excellent colours & texture.
Fantastic shot, bravo !!
good shot
kit-monster Plus
14 3.7k 2 Singapore
1 Jul 2004 9:22PM
And a superb portfolio.
knew it would well done on the ec ..stuart
KathyW Plus
14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
1 Jul 2004 10:09PM
Very well deserved EC.
Nice shot, great colours. Congrats on the EC. Seems as though a lot of the 'macro' people on here have got the 300D, including me :0)

1 Jul 2004 10:37PM
1 Jul 2004 10:45PM
I would pick today to put an insect in! This wins on many fronts - colour, focus isolation of subject etc. A well deserved EC and a click from me!
celestun Plus
14 29 14 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2004 11:09PM! I am lost for words... can't believe what I am I will just keep reading for a while...

Thank you all immensely! Deeply!

2 Jul 2004 1:33AM
ok enough ec's for a while!! congratulations. nice work. i love the colours in this. gorgeous.
billma Plus
14 119 United States
2 Jul 2004 2:38AM
Maybe just a bit more depth of field for perfection. Certainly a beautiful photograph.

2 Jul 2004 2:40AM
Wonderful detail and sublime colours.
Matt :click:
2 Jul 2004 3:21AM
Beautiful, well done on EC
regards Jill
2 Jul 2004 4:40AM
Very beautiful
johnjrp Plus
13 432 5 Australia
2 Jul 2004 5:09AM
Very nice shot. click
User_Removed 15 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 6:38AM
This is indeed a great photograph and you should be very proud of it.

A little more DoF would be nice but it really doesn't matter too much as the salient parts are in clear and sharp focus and in any event, more DoF might have started to bring som eof the background elements into view which would have been a pity.

Might I suggest you clone or replace the slightly lighter diagonal area to the top right so that it blends in with the rest of the background (can you see where I mean?).

Barrie Smile
celestun Plus
14 29 14 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 6:48AM
Barrie, normally I would have cloned out that top corner in a flash, but on this occasion I liked the mood that it added, giving the the natural setting of being among the wheat. If I went ahead with the clone it might look a little flat. But your suggestion is certainly an option and well spotted!

I agree with you about the DoF, I like the softer edges obtained using this close up lens combination. While the 100 and 180mm Macros are far superior lenses for edge to edge sharpness, it can be fun playing with the effect of imperfect DoF in a picture.


tiptoe Plus
13 267
2 Jul 2004 6:52AM
2 Jul 2004 7:06AM
Love it Tim, just perfect!
Greyheron Plus
15 282 7 England
2 Jul 2004 7:49AM
A beautifully warm image Tim :o)

2 Jul 2004 7:59AM
Great detail and color theme. Great Click.
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 9:44AM
A well deserved EC. A lovely, light and airy feel to this. It matches the subject very well.

2 Jul 2004 11:53AM
Superb! It's been said above.
naturenut Plus
15 1.8k England
2 Jul 2004 12:44PM
Superb, congratulations.
2 Jul 2004 12:51PM
Fantastic photo. Very Well done
Superb shot! Steve.
2 Jul 2004 1:52PM
Trust me to put a butterfly in today Wink

Ah well....there's always tomorrows Smile
baker58 Plus
14 101 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 3:31PM
This is a stunner. 100% Perfect

UserHasLeft 14 654
2 Jul 2004 3:46PM
A breathtaking image, Tim. Very well done Smile
Denise Plus
16 279
2 Jul 2004 6:55PM
Absolutely gorgeous.
flossie Plus
14 1.6k
6 Jul 2004 9:27AM
This is fantastic Tim, I'm pleased to see you work getting some recognition.
Picture Perfect>>>>>
One of the most wonderful picture I've ever seen. Wonder how long it took to get it right. Great work.
tce5 Plus
13 61 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2004 11:06AM
Absolutely Fantastic
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
11 Jul 2004 6:43PM
Congratulations on your well deserved EC. Fantastic colours and a beautiful background to this exquisite close up of this Small Copper on corn . I love it . A great favourite .Ha !! I was the 60th Smile)
mattw Plus
14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2004 10:30AM
Superb - after 60 clicks I'm not sure there are any more words left in the book to say how great this is- so I'll just say I agree with everything above.

Butterfly pictures just don't get any better!

teepee Plus
14 1.3k England
15 Jul 2004 6:26PM
wonderfule closeup, click, very lovely

celestun Plus
14 29 14 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2004 1:24PM
To all those kind people,

Many thanks again for all your overwhelming comments!


phill Plus
13 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2004 9:57PM
Fantastic job!
27 Sep 2004 10:41PM
Great soft, subtle colours. Click*
celestun Plus
14 29 14 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2005 7:45AM
Phil & Lauren,

Thank you for your generous comments!


17 Apr 2005 2:29PM
Out of this world, what more is there to say

celestun Plus
14 29 14 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2005 5:02AM
Hawk, I have seen better now! But appreciate your comment!


MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
17 Mar 2006 3:14AM
Great shot.

Paddy Plus
15 254 8 England
22 Jun 2008 6:52AM
this is more than beautiful, the light is wonderful on the wings SmileP

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