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The reverse side of Nature

The reverse side of Nature
Photo Information
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-28
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 55-200 f/4.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-29 3:50
Viewed: 1231
Points: 27
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The beauty on the reverse side of the wing of a Painted Lady butterfly. Still Nature is artistic even on the rear side of such a 'masterpiece' - the beautiful colors of the butterfly itself.
PP work: Just cropped original, add +3 sharpness, medium contrast (Photoscape)

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Good Morning Francis,

Oh, what a delightful shot, especially when we, in England, are experiencing cold, wintery weather; it is uplifting to the memory!
The focus is nicely placed on the butterfly, ensuring a sharp image and fine details.
The insect stands out well against the blurred b/g.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

a cracking macro image Francis realy nice colours and excellent details
tfs regards bryan

Hi Francis.
A lovely POV for this beautiful lady where you showed the contrast colors at its best,beautiful bokeh in BG with nice warm tones while the Fg colorful flowers plus the butterfly makes this shot a lovely one.
Best Wishes

Bom dia Francis,
Was wise to concentrate the preferencial focus on the antennae of the beautiful butterfly. This gives a certain "air" Impressionist of the colors and beautiful shapes of the insect. Nice image to see.
R. ;O)

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-12-29 5:52]

Hello Francis,
Your title says it all. A very unique posting of this painted Lady. The lighting is spectacular. The contrasting colors really make this a pleasing photo. Very warm and pretty photo.
A very happy and healthy New Year to you and your family. TFS Julie

Hi Francis,

May be I am the odd one out here but I would like to share my personal opinion, so kindly don't mind.

I have share with you that the butterfly itself is not in well focus (please see the borders of its wings, the eyes or its proboscis), in addition to the fact that it seems there is bit too much over-sharpening on the butterfly. The colors look bit too intense to me :(

Other than that, the butterfly gets good contrast from the blurry BG and the position of the subject within a natural frame is well thought too.

Please don't take it personally, as we are here to learn and stage of learning never ends.

With best regards,

Beautiful presentation, very colorful. Great pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-12-29 6:41]

Hello Francis :)

Pretty butterfly in very original examples and colours,
which it contrasts with flower's garish colours nicely.
Interesting macro, interesting work, it pleases me.

I envy You this warmth, because at us -20C.

Splendid, happy New Year 2011 !!! :)

Best regards.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-12-29 6:49]


fantastique macro et image, superbe ce papillon sur la fleur colorés, quelle netteté quelle iamge, splendide.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Francis,
Belle prise de vue de ce magnifique papillon,
superbes couleurs et détails de ses ailes déployées,
belle netteté et saturation des couleurs,
tous mes compliments et mes meilleurs souhaits..

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  • hains Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 4 N: 95] (4859)
  • [2010-12-29 13:20]

Good evening Francis

Color delight of nature. Wonderful capture of this butterfly on the top of flower.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-12-29 15:39]

dear Francis Xavier,
a beautiful portrait shot of the elegant painted lady,
both sides of her wings are really picturesque, the patterns and colors are wonderful here,
and colorful flowers fit well her chic fashion too,
nice light, considered composition, and adequate DOF make superb picture,
thank you for your excellent shot,

Hello dear Francis Xavier,

Beautiful and colorful buterfly, excellent composition.

Hi Francis..nice shot...great details and separation of the subject from the background..nice work.


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