Well this the 1st one out the camera since I got it back from Sony the lens having fallen apart in my hands ( ooops), my goodness have I missed it and a lot of potential pictures too.
This male orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines), (the female has white with black tiped wings).He`s only got 18 days to find a mate , there is only one batch of catapillars a year and they produce a sweet liquid that ants go potty for. they eat mainly smaler members of the cabage family such as wild turnip and mustard.
this one was in one of the tunnels and needed lifting out,so camera in hand persuaded it to sit on finger a couple of quick pics for the record and slowly carry outside and hope to get a better background but it saw the sky and flitted so no better picture.
Open picture and check levels
saturation +8 Contrast +2
Burntool to Antenn'a
USM 130% X 1.9 px radius X threshold 1
crop to 800 X 800 pixels at 72dpi
use save to web and save as close to 200k limit as possible (195k)
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Leo (881) 2004-04-23 17:45
Beautiful little guy. Great colours and patterns.
Leo Garcia / Venezuela
AdrianW (2274) 2004-04-23 17:49
Good shot! I like your crop, and you've captured some impressive detail here - I really like the patterns on his compound eye! I saw one of these today too, although I nearly ran over mine... You've captured plenty of detail here, but I think I'd have sharpened it a little differently - you've accentuated the noise in the background a bit too much for my taste. Would you mind emailing me this crop as a TIFF, or the original file and then perhaps I could do a Workshop? Anyway, well captured, as usual :-D
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-04-23 18:24
Wow, what an fantastic macro. What an amazing little fellow. The details are great, very nice colors. His wings look like a moth-eaten cabbage leaf, which is probably his camouflage?
marioDS (0) 2004-04-23 18:29
Jeppe (18654) 2004-04-23 19:04
Wow - what a shot - and what a beauty. I never have seen a butterfly like this before - but thanks to you I now almost seen it live - fantastic sharpness and colours - a master macro photo - thanks for sharing Robert.
BradP (464) 2004-04-23 19:09
That is one of the most detailed butterfly shots I have seen in a very long time.
roconnell (327) 2004-04-23 21:59
Gorgeous butterfly and photographed so well. The scale, color and clarity are wonderful. Well done.
carper (96) 2004-04-24 0:34
Fantastic details Robbert,
Self I capture this one for three weeks ago on the photo. I send it too TE before. Great details, and it's realy a hell of a lens.
danyy (0) 2004-04-24 3:08
Well done. Macro incroyable d'une netteté incomparable. J'aime les couleurs qui sont restées très naturelles et surtout, admirable patience pour arriver à un tel résultat.
A classer dans une encyclopédie sur les papillons sans hésiter.
amrinolastname (223) 2004-04-24 5:05
This is a superb close up ! The colours and the details shown in fantastic way.
A bit noisy, is it because sharpening process or compression ? lately I've seen a lot of people use neatimage to decrease the noise(I never used one, but from what i saw, i think its good.)
cool_s15 (4050) 2004-04-24 5:18
wow beautiful Macro with such a great colors and details! Wonderful!
luis_paulino (904) 2004-04-24 6:30
Excelent. Nice colors and very sharp shot. I love it. Well done Robert.
Clochette (8076) 2004-04-24 7:43
Wow, an incredible shot Robert ! But how on earth did you manage to attract the butterfly on your finger !!?
gbac (1933) 2004-04-24 11:38
Great macro with wonderful colours, A very good DOF.
Well done Robert
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-04-24 12:08
Beautiful, what more can I say.
The colours are just exquisite and you have doen very very well
milloup (1829) 2004-04-26 5:55
Oh wow, yes he *is* sharper than his mate ;-) The other one was great, this one is great beyond words ;-))
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-05-06 14:32
A very nice photograph of a beautiful butterfly, but my advice is if you're going to take photos that include your finger again, it would be easier to view if you trimmed your fingernail and cleaned beneath it before you shoot! The alternative would be to use your Photoshop skills to get rid of the grime.
Georges (11185) 2004-06-09 16:04
EXTRA macrographie trés nette et bien presenté en plus.
Tres bon detachement du sujet de sont fond.
Le travail est exellent bravo et encore bravo Robert.
peter_st (0) 2006-04-24 2:21
that picture made me sign in at Track Earth.
The ultimate, quintessental shot of the Orange Tip.
Can't remember to have seen a picture of the species at that quality on TN.
Thank you! Best regards,
coco (30439) 2009-08-07 11:40
What great and impressive work have you done here. It's a wonderful macro.
- Copyright: Robert Brown (RobBrown) (1797)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-04-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony DSC F707, Carl Zeiss 2.2-48.5, Digital JPEG 100
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-23 17:10
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