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Almost Tropical

Almost Tropical
著作権: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
ジャンル: Animals
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2006-07-23
カテゴリー: Insects
カメラ: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Swallowtails [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2006-07-27 2:54
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Yes, another picture od Swallowtail. This time not from Lodz, but from Zelow - small town about 40 km away. Swallowtails seems to be not very rare now. Last twenty or so years I didn't saw any of these beautifull butterflies. This year I spottede many of them in three different places. Probably hot summer helps them.

So, biggest star from my past wish-list became common. Now I'll hunt for another Papillionidae - Scarce Swallowtail [unreal - very rare in Poland, !VU status in Red Book] or maybe I'll hunt for something more real - Camberwell Beauty [Nymphalis antiopa] which is very, very beautifull. I even took pictures of it last Sunday, but they had got very poor quality.

dew77, blakitan, ramthakur, Kaszek, scottevers7, coasties, livios, valy67, wallhalla15, hekcik, liquidsunshine, Alex99, liziafa, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-27 3:25]

Hello Greg,
Magnificent capture.Vivid colors,contrast,crisp clear details,POV,sharpness,lighting and composition are excellent.Exposure is spot on.Very well done my friend!

HEllo. What a nice shot!
Colors are really true and compo is super.
Details on the flower and the butterfly are amazing.
Well done.


Ciao Grzegorz,
Foto stupenda, bellissimi colori e ottimi dettagli, bella composizione, bravo!


Perfect, absolutely perfect depth of field! Impressive catch of an otherwise boring subject (butterfly & flower). Its all in the eye, man! You couldve added a tad more contrast though, Greg!

Hi Grzegorz,
Very gorgeous creature, hang on a pretty flower. Combination of the two won't be wrong, creating a superb picture. Greatly composed.

Ben Lakitan

Great image of this Swallowtail sticking to the beautiful flower that, I believe, goes by the name of "Turk's turban" or something similar. Both combine into a synergic composition.

Znowu perfekcyjne wykonanie. Swietna kompozycja, kolory i ostrosc.

It looks more like Thailand than Poland, great illusion.
Another fine shot from the trusty S2.

Hello Greg, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, very crisp photo, excllent lighting, Great Job, TFs Kyle

Hi Greg,
Another excellent shot on the Swallowtail. A new obsession???? Beautiful color saturation and sharp detail. Comp. and framing are perfect. Nice looking Lily too.

Hi Greg

Have been out of range for internet connection over the last few days. Been in a remote area of New Zealand called The Catlins, so now it is time for me to catch up on what has been happening.

Excellent shot. Well done on everything here. Thanks. -)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-07-27 12:34]

Grzegorz, they're not around here this time of the year. I hope they'll be here soon...

Another great capture with very nice saturation and contrast. I like composition too. Maybe, I'd try to add some lighting, but it's just an opinion.

Great note too.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-07-27 13:54]

Hi Greg !
Wonderful shot of Swallowtail again ! You're so lucky to see them so often ! :-) I really like the composition and the warm color of this shot, it is wonderful. Details, POV and DOf are also very good. I hope to see very soon the photos of these butterflies that you are chasing now ! :-)

Hello Greg,
this is another excellent butterfly shot. Great sharpness, POV, warm colours and great lighting too. This is an excellent composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-27 16:36]

bardzo ウadny motyl, bardzo dobra praca. Gratuluj i pozdrawiam.

Excellent capture Greg,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week

Good shot, Greg!Good warmed colours and nice composition
Best regards

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 293 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-07-28 17:27]

Witaj Grzegorz,

Brak mi juz slow... PERFEKT!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-29 8:51]

Great picture, Grzegorz. Details of flower and butterfly are matchless. Colours are wonderful and BG is superb. You really can take a legitimate pride in this job. TFS.

Znowu BDB zdjecie.
Naturalne kolory, bdb ostrosc, kadr i... wszystko na TAK!!!
Pozdrawiam Malgosia

Hello Grzegorz,
pleasant image that does look a bit different to other views we usually take from this species. The overall darkness and richness of colours on the exotic lily tells of tropical splendour.
Background deserves some noise removal.
As you said: this year seems to be a very good year for swallowtails here in Europe even from the beginning in Spring. Maybe the long and stable frosty winter was a blessing for them, too. We do see them quite often here in different locations, from the hot lowlands up to the very high elevations. But I cannot get enough of seeing them.
Thank you! Best regards,

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