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I love you anyway...

I love you anyway...
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Copyright: Angelina Deans (angybone) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1047 W: 14 N: 2372] (7684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Olympus Zuiko 40-150 f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1, Butterflies in flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-26 4:12
Viewed: 8499
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 106
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Even with tattered wings and her imperfections, our lovely lady still finds love. :)


Butterflies use two different flight patterns to obtain a mate: Perchant Behavior and Patrolling Behavior. With Perchant Behavior male butterflies go to certain areas and wait. Usually resting on some object the males will dart out at passing animals and objects to determine whether they are females of their own species. If the passer by isn't, they will return to their vantage point. Female butterflies will fly to these places to seek a mate. These areas are usually fixed within each species and both sexes are drawn to them.

With Patrolling Behavior males actively search for females by flying almost constantly. In some species patrolling males will track females scent to further aid them in their search. Usually though scents are only used in actual courtship. Male's more commonly use movement and wing color to help them find females. Patrolling males are attracted to objects at rest whereas Perching males are attracted to moving or fluttering objects."

Taken from The Butterfly Lab which appears to be an incredible site. I definitely want to read through the entire thing.

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I can understand that she still finds love Agelina, look at her!:) I think that this picture is the best one of this series. Both butterflies are well focused with nice details and so beautiful lightning! We can feel the movement and fantasy in this beautiful capture! It has a fairy-like mood :) Thanks!

Fantástica!! Parabéns!!

So is this the battered wife? :)
I think this is much better than yesterdays shot. Well composed and so lucky to get the male in flight. Great sharpness and exposure.


Hi Angelina,

this moment capture is absolutely PERFECT! The image quality is great, excellent POV, colors and sharpness.



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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-09-26 5:12]
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Hey Angey

Just this one critique in a long time....and some more time to come....."This has got to be love.....Just fantastic ...u have certainly gone a long way ....:)

what a composition....so much brilliance and sharpness...amazing clarity and focus...makes me want to sing...It's gotta be love.........Into my favorites....

Hugs :)))

Hi Angelina,
its very lively pic, the back light has been used very nicely.
The DOF is very good, the sharpness is amazing considering the rapid action.

Hello Angelina,
This is a lovely capture!
Great details and attractive colours, the macro work is most skilfully done to present the subjects the best possible way...
Pablo -

I just love your photo’s title. A beautiful heading for a even better capture. Splendid image. Beautiful colours. Need I say more? This photo just have so much character to it, and points right back to us humans. Have we not seen or been in a situation like this? Although we don’t always think so, love will always find a way to comeback. Even to the battered ones.
Thanks for sharing, it is much appreciated.
Warmest regards

I would have to take many batteries for the camera to a place like this. Amazing pictures..still movement and clear actions...you are so special and bouncing back from an illness...

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-26 6:59]

Hi Angelina.
You have created a true masterpiece. Esthetically and technically shot is executed perfectly. Terrific timing, superb exposure parameters, stunning colours and tremendous details and sharpness of the main characters and plants. My congratulations and best regards to you and pictured lovers.

Hello Angelina,
Beautiful shot with outstanding DOF, nice composition with great colors and BG
Thank you

Hi Angy,
a great picture of with a flying butterfly, the details are very good. First when I saw the thumbnail, a flying butterfly from Texas I thought it was Howards, but I was wrong.
And this is in the same high quality as he use to show us.
Lovely colours and fine lighting.
It's a beautiful work.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-26 7:40]

Hello Angelina,
This is wonderful, my favourite of your series of butterflies. The light is very beautiful and both butterflies are perfectly in focus. The colour of the background is great too and I love those leaves!
Many thanks, Ulla

bonjour angelina
felicitations les deux papillon sont dans le champ,parfaitement net,une photo que j'aimerais realiser.
bravo et merci.

hi angelina!
congrat to a very beautiful macro!
very nice to see!

Quel excellent réflexe. Bravo
Bonne journée.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-26 8:55]

This is really wonderful!
The whole series has been fun to follow, with your titles really adding a delightful touch.
I love your use of backlighting again

hello angelina,
very nice shot, the flying butterfly has been captured with fine clarity, nicely composed shot, good pov, beautiful colours, good lighting,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-09-26 9:39]

Hi Angy,

I think this is your best one yet!! Just wonderful. You can almost see them moving and yet you have frozen them in space. Superb colors, details, and composition.


Superb work, Angelina...
Sharp while in flight! 2x
Plus...wonderful light!

hello Angelina

great composition with the the two butterflies
well focused, i like the sharpness of
the foreground and the colors of the background




This is one of the most beautiful butterfly pictures i have seen in TN. very good capture and full of action and story. The colors are very nice.

Hello Angy
Another great shot of these Swallowtails,
Perfect focusing ,BG and DOF,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.


Hi Angelina,
Not one but two stunning b'flies in one photo. The one in flight looks to be in much better condition than the one eating. How long do you expect they will live? Both are still wonderful and your photo made them even more beautiful. I really love the lighting and the wonderful colored BG.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-26 11:26]

Hello Angelina,
Fantastic moment and timing. Great sharp focus on both butterflies. The light in the BG is perfect. Beautiful clear colours and fantastic composition.
TFS, Peter

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-26 11:36]

Wow!!! wow!!! wow!!!
this is surely one of your best and most impressive shot posted on TrekNature!!
+++ Outstanding timing to capture these two beauts in mid-flight, very good sharpness, outstanding DOF and a perfect BG.
--- Nothing what-so-ever :)
I have added it to my favourites folder.
VERY, VERY well done,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-26 13:18]

Hi Angelina,
Very nice action shot of these butterflies with very good colors,focus, light and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Angelina, outstanding shot, the two buterflyes are well focused, great deeph of field, naturel colours very well satured and splendid background,
lovely composition, I like so much, a great cheer

Hello Angy,
very beautiful and excellent captured of this two butterflies!
good pov with vivid colour and details
well composed and well seen

Hi Angelina,
Again a nicely composed capture of this beautiful couple. Very nice details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Angelina
I think that it is the best of your flying butterflies photos. Sharpness and DOF is perfect. Light is beautiful. Also very good composition. Homogenous buckground is perfect
I like it very much
Best wishes

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-27 2:53]

Hola Angelina,
gran trabajo,
perfecta acción,
detalles y color,

Hi Angy,
Great photo of the two together. Outstanding in-flight capture. Excellent composition and POV with a fine BG. Very well done.


Another wonderful shot! And thanks for the link...

selam angelina, excellent macro shot and very good composition of this buterfly .nice pov with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

Hola Angelina, una preciosa y oportuna captura. Buen enfoque a las dos mariposas y bien "congeladas". Colores naturales y una excelente luz y fondo.

Saludos desde España: J. Ignasi

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-09-27 13:42]

Beautiful and pinsharp! Looks as if you had the same experience like me, just on the other side of the country! Thanks for the link, too! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-28 1:42]

Hi Angelina,
Outstanding shot with immaculate sharpness and such rich colours. This definitely is the best of the series. Great lighting and the BG highlights the subjects perfectly. You have freezed a fantastic moment here. Simply majestic. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-28 4:49]

Hello Angelina,
For this serie you have been very lucky and you also made the maximum out of the given opportunity . Excellent picture indeed. Somehow very touching.
Thanks and best regards

Hi Angelina,
Very nice shot.

Greta capture with love. Lovely ladies are always loved by lovely ladies. Fantastic picture with colours, action and composition.

Wonderful capture with both in your DOF, and one inflight Angelina. The wide frame composition works very well for this one, nice sharpness/detail.
I read your comments on Mr. Toad, so I dug through and found a closeup of the eye..It's added on as a WS if you want a look see :)
Very well done.

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-09-29 15:55]

Hi Angelina,
What a fascinating picture. The clarity is great and you have managed to capture the pursuit so well. Interesting note as well.


They just keep getting better! Now this is one of those images that become famous. Every detail is exceptional. Talk about razor sharp.
I would love to find a capture like this one day.

Hi Angelina

2 for 1,how lucky you are.Excellent capture with great composition,colours and detail.Nice POV/DOF.



lovely shot
a fav :)
can't say more !

Bonjour Angelina,
Voilà une merveille de composition. L'attitude et la netteté du papillon en vol sont tout simplement époustouflantes, et quelle jolie diagonale ils créent ! Le tout baigné d'une superbe lumière. Bravo !

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-02-17 22:38]

What a perfect shot, very sharp and detailed. I love the way the lighting seems to illuminate their wings. Excellent composition and the colours are beautiful. Great job!!


I love this shot. What a great catch. The lighting is just right. Since I am a butterfly monitor here in Illinois, I enjoy seeing great winged shots.


This is a beautiful image, Angelina, and your title fits perfectly! It bears a good message for us humans, that physical beauty or perfection are not requirements for a fulfilling, loving relationship.

But back to the picture... your subjects are in good focus, the butterflies as well as the greenery. And the background blur is perfect for this shot.

Well done, and perfectly timed!


Hi Angelina,
fantastic capture, perfectly frozen in motion.
Very clear and precise. Delicious colours in the gentle backlight.
Generous composition. And a touching story of love.
A winner. Thank you!
With best regards,

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-10-19 10:23]

Hi Angelina,
Great sharp image of the pair of butterflies and nicely projected against an undisturbed BG. Great shot and excellent timing.

Hi Angelina. I love the way the light seems to suspend them. Great shot with a great crop for effect. Well done! TFS Trevor

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