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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EFS 18-55mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/15 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Butterflies Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-13 17:41
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red Lacewing (Cethosia biblis) is a medium-sized butterfly found in Nepal, north-east India, Burma, Indochina, China, Thailand, and the Andaman Islands.

I captured this at The Tropical Butterfly House in Northern Ireland.

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What a beauty you captured here Stephen. Nice sharpness and handling of the light and beautiful colours - all in a veru good composition.

Must be taken in a butterfly house but which one and where - missing in the note.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-13 17:55]

Hello Stephen, this is a good shot. I like the light filtering through the wings. Very nice composition and good use of DOF. Very well done.

Its good to see one of these tropical butterflies with a name attached as mogens says it would be good to have the additional information about the place you saw this.
the image is nice, good details though the leaf it is sitting on is slightly bright , you could darken it a fraction with burn tool and a soft brush so it does not distract as much.

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  • Vini Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 27] (123)
  • [2005-05-13 20:41]

DOF *****
POV *****
Macro ****
Notes ***
Interesting wings. Looks like red light behind.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-14 0:33]

Beautiful colors and patterns on this one, Stephen. Excellent shot with sharp details and great exposure, I really like the translucence of the wings. It makes them look like stained glass. Well done. TFS. : )

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-14 5:10]

Lovely shot! Fantastic OOF BG. Stunning colors (love the touch of pink), razorsharp details, great composition, good POV and excellent DOF. Well done & TFS!


It is a nice one Stephen,
I like the light here, the composition can be done better, I think, but I like this one too, the pov is nice and the dof is good, very nice job,
gr. Jaap

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-14 5:27]

Belle et intéressante composition macro-photographique bien réalisée pour ce magnifique papillon. Jolies couleurs et bonne luminosité.
Very Well Done !

Hello Stephen, Great DOF and I like the back-lit wings..Beautiful speciman, Well done.

Excellent macro, great DOF
In a friendly way Christophe

Très beau papillon bien coloré.
Bon cadrage et bonne netteté.
Merci du partage.

Beautiful shot Stephen,
Fantastic colours, sharp details and well composed. The good lighting really highlights the colours in this stunning butterfly. I'm hoping to go to the London butterfly house tomorrow, now I can't wait after seeing this capture.
Thanks for posting

Colourful subject that is well captured. Nice contrasting background, good sharpness, maybe a tiny bit soft on the head. Good POV.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-05-15 4:48]

I like the colors and the pattern in the wings. Also the composition is of high standard.
Well done!


Excellent use of backlight this time. I love the warm pink colours achived by the light through the wings.
The Backgroung is very elegant too. Excellent composition. Thanks Stephen.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-17 22:09]

Stephen, this is a very beautiful macro. The butterfly is beautiful, and you did a very nice job.

Great composition, vivid colors.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-05-19 5:42]

amazing light! i like how the light come through the wings!

The use of the backlight makes this special. Great colors showing. Nice composition and details too. Very well done Stephen.

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