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chasing for composition
Información de la foto
Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2004-08-06
Categorías: Insects
Cámara: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposición: f/6.3, 1/400 segundos
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Tema(s): Watle Blue Butterfly [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2005-05-04 10:38
Vista: 5260
Puntos: 48
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Polyommatus icarus.

It’s a small butterfly with gleaming blue upper part, narrow black line near the edges and white tassel. The lower part is grey brown with black, wit rim spot and a range orange spots along the edges of the behind wings. Females are of above brown, with some blue and orange spots. The span of the wings is about 25 mm. In the Netherlands they live everywhere in the country. You must seek them, but if you do, you will find them. In one year comes 1 till 3 new generations out of the eggs.

The butterflies and the caterpillars suck nectar. They get it from flowers from difference sorts of spice. Some of the caterpillars try to over live the winter, and comes in spring out of the cocoons. The further development goes afterwards very fast, of generation on generation. There very many blue ones exist and it is often a laborious work, distinguish them of each other. A lake or less clear blue colour to the upper part, and small spots around the eyes, is to base is all types own. The caterpillars of some types become by fiddle visited, because the sweet juice which they break away.

This one is my favorite butterfly, that is a fact for me. by this one I must shasing the butterfly first before it came in this composition. You realy must have some luck too. The distanche was about 15 cm. I hope you it

dew77, marhowie, VeTTe, Signal-Womb, thistle, Fisher, kokonike, wideload, liquidsunshine, TAZ, Esox, jhm, Luc, coasties, Janice ha puntuado esta nota como útil.
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Very good macro, Jaap
This little Common Blue is a beauty.
Well composed, good details and nice colours.
Very well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-04 10:50]

Hi jaap!
Wonderful close-up.Pastel colors,DOf and composition are perfect.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-04 10:54]

Fantastic macro, Jaap! Beautiful colors and patterns on this favorite butterfly of yours. : ) The details are very very sharp, and I like your composition very much. This shot is a great success.

Very nice composition, just a little OE.
Good details and colours.
Well done.

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2005-05-04 11:56]

Lovely shot - I like the contrast in colour between the flowers and the butterfly and the sharp details on the wings.

Beautiful butterfly Jaap, well presented with great composition and framing. Good work.

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-05-04 12:30]

good shot; colors adn background looks good..

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-05-04 13:43]

Hi Jaap!
Beautiful butterfly. I not meet never such.Good capture and details. I like it. Well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-04 13:45]

Very nice composition Jaap. I like three yellow flowers. Focus a bir soft but an attractive photo.
Well done.

Great shot Jaap!
I tried to "catch" such blue fellow last weekend, but without much success. He sit still for such short time that I even wasn't able to get closer and get the right POV and composition.
This shot is really good. Tops of the wings are a bit OOF, but that doesn't matter at all cause the rest is very good.
I like it very much.
Well done!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-05-04 14:58]

Jaap, you did well capturing this beauty. Excelent work and I know it can be frustrating, you all ready to take the shot, gone, get up again and setup the shot, over and over, but it is rewarding eh? Just like this one. Excelent composition.


Hi Jaap, nice detailed close up of this common blue.
Classic composition with good DoF and natural colours.

Very good macro Jaap,
The details are nice and sharp, colours are great and bright.
A really well composed shot, just a tiny bit of OE on the yellows.
Well chased and well captured Jaap.
Thanks for posting

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-05-05 3:49]
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Hee Jaap!

Voor mij is dit echt de allermooiste vlinder die we in NL hebben. Deze vlinder zat in de eerste post die ik ooit van jou zag op TE en ik was meteen verkocht. De koning van de macros, dat blijf ik zeggen. :) Er zit wel een minpunt aan deze foto en dat zijn de 'platte' bloemen. Al het details is weggeslagen (m.a.w.; er zit geen diepte meer in) en dat komt door overbelichting. Heb je een invulflits gebruikt? Zo ja; dan ligt het daar aan. Zo nee; dan is de sluitertijd te kort geweest. De details op de vlinder zijn verbluffend goed en daar gaat het toch om.

Stunning colors, RAZORsharp details on the butterfly, brilliant POV, excellent DOF. Too bad that the flowers are burnt and look flat. Well done on the composition. Again a fantastic macro from your hand Jaap. Keep up the good work. TFS!


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-05 4:19]

Belle et intéressante composition en macro pour ce magnifique papillon. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté grâce à la profondeur de champ bien maitrisée.
Very Well Done Jaap !

Jaap, Very well composed shot with very good details and colors..It's a beautiful speciman! Well done..Well I'll have to visit ya later it seems :-( P.S. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement!

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-05-05 9:54]

This is a beautiful papillon. Also a nice shot with your Canon Pro1. Nice colours.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-05-05 10:56]

A beautiful shot.
It's common in our region, but it's difficult to approach it enough, like you did.
Very nice composition, sharp details and sweet colours.
A great one, for sure.

You certainly know how to capture a great composition. Perhaps the yellows are a bit burnt and the focus is slightly soft on the wing edges (moving perhaps), but its a very attractive image, well done.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-05-06 2:43]

Goedemorgen Jaap,
Opnieuw een van uw hoogstandjes, waardoor ik uw op het hoogste niveau heb leren kennen, ik voel de zachtheid van de vlinder tussen mijn vingers zo mooi is dit gedaan, wat de bloemen betreft, dit was hier niet de hoofd moot, dus 100% voor mij!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-06 7:35]

Hello Jaap!
What a beautifull macro i love it, colours & light are great, details & dof just fantastic !


Have a nice day :-)


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
  • [2005-05-07 16:23]

Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Jaap.

Tack sharp Jaap. Very good details. The shot is very nicely composed with excellent light. Nice work. Thanks

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-14 5:16]

Just so exquisite Jaap. Wonderful capture of this dainty butterfly. Good composition and details. Well shown, thank you.

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