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


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ronr 14 3 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2004 8:17PM
Superb image, love it.
sze4j 14 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
14 149 4 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2004 8:25PM
Lovely macro, good detail. Well done.
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
1 Jul 2004 8:27PM
Love it!
janieb 14 166 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2004 8:28PM
excellent pic

john short 14 25 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2004 8:31PM
Simply beautiful, The subtly of the colours is outstanding
Tony_M 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 14 376
1 Jul 2004 8:35PM
just bloody damn good
well done
geegee 14 29 England
1 Jul 2004 8:47PM
Really beautiful, superb detail and colours, I'm envious! . . . . . . . lol

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

Well done,

ruzzi 14
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.
1 Jul 2004 8:55PM
just lovely ..cant say any more

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

Origami_Owl 14 786
1 Jul 2004 8:58PM
Excellent colours & texture.
1 Jul 2004 8:58PM
Fantastic shot, bravo !!
1 Jul 2004 9:14PM
good shot
kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
1 Jul 2004 9:22PM
And a superb portfolio.
1 Jul 2004 9:55PM
knew it would well done on the ec ..stuart
KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
1 Jul 2004 10:09PM
Very well deserved EC.
1 Jul 2004 10:36PM
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)

ruzzi 14
1 Jul 2004 10:37PM
scragend 14 3 Scotland
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 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!

noseprints 14 576
2 Jul 2004 1:33AM
ok enough ec's for a while!! congratulations. nice work. i love the colours in this. gorgeous.
billma 14 119 United States
2 Jul 2004 2:38AM
Maybe just a bit more depth of field for perfection. Certainly a beautiful photograph.

mattmatic 14 598
2 Jul 2004 2:40AM
Wonderful detail and sublime colours.
Matt :click:
sugarbird 14 223 South Africa
2 Jul 2004 3:21AM
Beautiful, well done on EC
regards Jill
2 Jul 2004 4:40AM
Very beautiful
johnjrp 14 432 5 Australia
2 Jul 2004 5:09AM
Very nice shot. click
User_Removed 16 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 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 14 267
2 Jul 2004 6:52AM
Terryd1 14 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 7:06AM
Love it Tim, just perfect!
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
2 Jul 2004 7:49AM
A beautifully warm image Tim :o)

isol8ed 14 2
2 Jul 2004 7:59AM
Great detail and color theme. Great Click.
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 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.

johnjohn01 16 58 England
2 Jul 2004 11:53AM
Superb! It's been said above.
naturenut 15 1.8k England
2 Jul 2004 12:44PM
Superb, congratulations.
pmalcolm 14 47 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 12:51PM
Fantastic photo. Very Well done
corin45 14
2 Jul 2004 1:29PM
Superb shot! Steve.
adonoghue 14 519 England
2 Jul 2004 1:52PM
Trust me to put a butterfly in today Wink

Ah well....there's always tomorrows Smile
baker58 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 16 279
2 Jul 2004 6:55PM
Absolutely gorgeous.
flossie 14 1.6k
6 Jul 2004 9:27AM
This is fantastic Tim, I'm pleased to see you work getting some recognition.
8 Jul 2004 10:14AM
Picture Perfect>>>>>
8 Jul 2004 4:39PM
One of the most wonderful picture I've ever seen. Wonder how long it took to get it right. Great work.
tce5 13 61 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2004 11:06AM
Absolutely Fantastic
Mavis Plus
16 143 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 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 15 1.3k England
15 Jul 2004 6:26PM
21 Jul 2004 1:12PM
wonderfule closeup, click, very lovely

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

Many thanks again for all your overwhelming comments!


phill 13 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2004 9:57PM
Fantastic job!
starstriders 14 1.6k United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 10:41PM
Great soft, subtle colours. Click*
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2005 7:45AM
Phil & Lauren,

Thank you for your generous comments!


Hawkgenes 13 10 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2005 2:29PM
Out of this world, what more is there to say

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


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

Paddy 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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