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Siproeta stelenes

Siproeta stelenes
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-07 13:58
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Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The weather is still to cold to enjoy the outdoors so i'm showing more archive pictures taken at the Niagara Butterfly conservatory.

Siproeta stelenes aka. malachite, a brush-footed butterfly. The malachite has large wings which are black and brilliant green or yellow-green on the uppersides and light brown and olive green on the undersides. It is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly's wings. The wingspread is typically between 8.5 and 10 cm. The malachite is found throughout Central America, where it is one of the most common butterfly species. Its distribution extends as far north as southern Texas and the tip of Florida, to Cuba and south to Brazil.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-07 14:00]

Wow the colours are just stunning against the almost black BG. Excellent POV, nice composition and sharp details as well



hi Sky,

superb macro definitely it is well this tamron between your superb hand melts and colors cheer


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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2007-02-07 14:15]

Hi Sky, excellent sharp photo, the composition and combination of colors with the background is perfect, Juan

Hi Sky,
What a splendid shot!
It's really amazing the pattern on the wings and the iridiscent colors on it, specially the blues.
Excellent the POV to show us this great details.
I like so much the large dark background and the contrast which it makes with the vivid colors of the insect.
Congratulations, thanks for share and my best reagrds,

Hola Sky,
Preciosa foto de una hermosa mariposa. Lindos colores y composición, el fondo negro ayuda mucho a destacar la silueta. Excelente trabajo.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-07 15:41]

Otra bella macro aprovechando el fondo oscuro para realzar los detalles y colores de esta mariposa Sky, con gran agudeza y foco.
Me gusta el encuadre con la hoja apenas visible abajo acorde con el punto de vista bien bajo.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Another beautiful macro taking advantage of the dark bottom to enhance the details and colors of this butterfly Sky, with great sharpness and focus.
I like the framing with the leaf hardly visible below accordant with the very low point of view.
Thank you and regards... Ricardo

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-07 16:40]

Hi Sky,

A well contrasting capture against the dark BG,the butterfly got nice colorpattern (as I never saw before),excellent camera work



magnifique ce papillon, jolies couleurs
bons détails
bravo et merci

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-02-07 18:13]

I don't know what to say Sky... These seem to just keep getting prettier! Very, very nice! Excellent and beautiful!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-02-07 18:33]

Hi Sky

Excellent capture and well presented shot of this beautiful butterfly. It really looks so much alive on my monitor that I won't be surprised if it suddenly take to flight and flew right out of the screen.

The brilliant colours are well enhanced by the dark BG. Excellent sharp details ensure that one can see every feature of the insect in clear definition. The exposure was also spot-on and this is all captured in a lovely composition.

Good work and TFS.

Hello Sky!
Once again very nice picture! I like DOF and contrast with black BG.
This right profile is really nice, but maybe you have also a view for the upper side of wings?
Best regards,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-07 20:58]

Hello Sky,
Thanks for this fantastic posting the colors are amazing, as are the details and composition.

Hello Sky,
Nice composed and well exposed picture. Texture on wings are clearly seen. The butterfly in full attention against dark background. Impressive picture.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-08 0:24]

Exquisite, Sky.
The colors are gorgeous, excellent POV, beautifull light.
The sharp details are well brought out against the dark BG.
TFS. : )

Hi Sky

This is a beautiful shot. The multi coloured butterfly looks wonderful against the dark BG. This is a well executed shot! L-)

Hello Sky it certainly is a wonderfull looking butterfly the colours and detail along with the black of the background make this a favourite for me. Composition is spot on with some negative space in front. Well done rgds Necip.

Hello Sky,
I guess that I like Malachite because I think that this one is a real beauty. Its colors are amazing. Nature really makes little wonders! This is a superb capture with excellent pose from your subject, details, composition, exposure and very good use of flash. This is very nice and well done! Thanks,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-08 7:36]

Excellent macro,Sky
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.TFS

Salut Sky
Encore une superbe photo d'un superbe de papillon,avec une belle composition et un beau BG ainsi que les couleurs et les détails. .
Bravo et merci...JP
Les sourires demain

Hello Sky,

Well done the colors are stunning, excllent composed and capture photo excllent details very crisp I really like the Dark Bg alot, well done

TFS Kyle

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-08 9:58]

Hi Sky.
Next your very nice close-up picture. I like perfect lightened, coloured and detailed image of butterfly at impressive dark BG. BRAVO and TFS.

bonjour sky
je prefere ce post au precedent car la on voit super bien les jolies couleurs de ce papillon.
la netteté est excellente.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-08 12:56]

Hi Sky

Another splendid macro work from you!
This is definately a butterfly worth shooting and its wing pattern and colors are outstanding here, too!
The details are very beautiful and clear, the contrast with the BG great and the composition wonderful!

Bravo and TFS

Hello Sky.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-08 18:30]

Hi Sky,
Wonderful colors, details, pose, pov, composition and black gb. A lovely capture!
TFS, José M.

Hi Sky,

Excellent capture of this beautiful butterfly.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-09 9:26]

hello sky
you are presenting wonderful macro working on this beautiful butterfly. i like composition, point of view, depth of field, background, colours, sharpness, details and using of flash

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-02-11 11:43]

Hi Sky,
Beautiful closeup shot.
Nice dark background and colors.
I like the details a lot.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-12 6:44]

Hello Sky,
Magnificent close up.POV,dark BG,colors,details and composition are excellent.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-02-12 10:16]

Very lovely composition&excellent DOF!!liked the compostion too..

Belle photo d' un super profil, il n' a rien a envier a l' autre les couleurs sont magnifiques. Amitiés Thomas

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-02-13 17:20]

Hi Sky,
This selection of night time images is very good.The use of the flash has created a dark background making the bright insects stand out so well.This one has lovely patterns and attractive colours with good detail and clarity.I also use this lens and I'm very happy with it.Take care and TFS.
Regards, David

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-14 13:49]

Hi Sky.
Next from series your splendid butterflies.It's again excellent capture with very nice details on wing.Colours are amazing and word for word radiant against black background.Beautiful composition with nice POV.
Superb done,thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-14 22:39]

Hello Sky

A beautiful butterfly image.The contrast is very nice,and it shows very well against the dark BG.Very good use of flash fill.Nicely composed in the frame and the simple border presents it very elegantly.TFS


Wow, very cool Sky!
Excellent sharpness, detail, POV, exposure, color, and DOF.
Well composed, and this beauty looks wonderful with the predominately black BG :)
Very well done mf.

Fabulosa captura. Extraordinario BG y agradable presentación Sky.
Una nota bastante informativa.
Un saludo, JL.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-21 10:02]

Very impressive photo. The detail, color, flash exposure are excellent. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2007-03-05 15:25]

Hi, Sky,

Critique and comment later, no time.


amazing colors, TFS Ori

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-03-31 9:57]

Artistic composition with this lovely butterfly who stands out of the dark background.
The "+++" : subject, POV, sharpness, DOF, BG, colors, exposure, useful note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations Sky and TFS.

Excelente enfoque y ángulo de toma.

Saludos: J. Ignasi Tejedor

Hi, Sky.
Nice butterfly. Well taken. Good sharpness and exposure. All in focus. Well composed.

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