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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
9 May 2011 10:02PM
Just gorgeous. Wonderful light and excellent focus. Such a pretty picture.

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JustDucky 7 8 Canada
9 May 2011 10:04PM
fantastic image, superbly done
Dartmoor1 9 3 United Kingdom
9 May 2011 10:05PM
Cracking shot great detail and colour good use of DOF
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
9 May 2011 10:05PM
Superb image, the light and detail are excellent, well composed and captured..................

TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2011 10:07PM
Quality macro work, showing fine detail & imaginative DOF. Good work, Tim.
dormay 8 1
9 May 2011 10:09PM
Excellent image. Barbara
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
9 May 2011 10:11PM
Beautifully captured against the light.

shawy 7 United Kingdom
9 May 2011 10:14PM
A superb image well shot.
Gemma9 9 United Kingdom
9 May 2011 10:27PM
Wonderful image
A stunning shot well done.
rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
9 May 2011 10:36PM
Beautiful image.......a butterfly on a champagne flute!

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 May 2011 10:40PM
Another magical macro Tim, you've captured this ageing beauty in such wonderful light
JohnoP 12 2
9 May 2011 10:55PM
What a superb shot - John
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
9 May 2011 10:57PM
This is stunning pin sharp detail and wonderful colour,
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
9 May 2011 11:49PM
Awesome, looks like a butterfly on some sort of glow stick. Really a cobwebby weed. But very beautiful...............Sandy
A truly stunning image of this beautiful Fritillary Tim.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 May 2011 6:38AM
Another exquisite image, perfectly captured. Carol
10 May 2011 9:33AM
wow,such an amazing result and clarity! are the focal distance you used ie 1oomm and aperture 8 paramount to close up photography?
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 10:01AM
Hi Laurent, the longer the focal distance the further you can get from your subject with the same magnification. So 180mm is currently the best dedicated macro lens for not disturbing these little creatures. But 100mm is also pretty good, it just means you have to be better at not scaring them away.

Aperture 8 is considered shallow depth of field in macro photography with most images being taken from f10 up to f16 to get the whole subject in focus. It's a matter of personal taste. I try to push the boundaries of shallow dof sometimes getting down to f2.8 if the wings of a butterfly are perfectly lined up with the focal plane of the camera. This gives you the benefit of having a nice out of focus background with a very sharp subject, but it's tricky to get that subject all in focus below f8.

Thank you all for your very kind comments. I'm impressed this image was so well received.


ruurd 7 64 Netherlands
10 May 2011 10:04AM
hello verry nice, look like mij butterfly, look too mij galery greetings ruurd

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