Colias butterfly from Croatia

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MacroLuv
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Colias butterfly from Croatia

Post by MacroLuv »

I think this is a different picture of the same guy as on my first post. :D Colias... but which one? How to be sure... :-k

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Camera Olympus SP-320
Date/Time 24.6.2006/10:19:40
Exposure time 1/640
F-number f/4.5
ISO 64
Focal length 8mm
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Well, which ever one it is Nikola, it is a beautiful image. :D

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Post by Carl_Constantine »

I just can't believe the pics you do there Nikola. All of them are amazing and all with a p&s camera. Truely wonderful. I find it hard to pick a favorite image of yours (I do have some favs -- you just make it hard to choose) :-)
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Re: Colias butterfly from Croatia

Post by rjlittlefield »

MacroLuv wrote:Colias... but which one? How to be sure... :-k
I don't know about your area, but where I live, the expert lepidopterists are still trying to sort out how many species of Colias there really are, let alone how to reliably ID a single specimen even given the real bug. Doing it from a photograph, um...

I recommend admiring the pretty picture and exclaiming over what a nice shade the yellow is!

(It is a lovely picture, and the yellows are beautiful! :D )

--Rik

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Post by twebster »

This is a nice image, Nikola.

The yellow butterfly against the blue sky makes an especially nice color contrast. Some macro "afficianados" would claim the lighting is too harsh. Frankly, I like strong, directional lighting on butterflies with their wings folded vertical. This brings out the textures in the wings that are otherwise obscured by flatter lighting. Nice job:!: :D

Best regards as always, :D
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Post by beetleman »

I agree with Tom, the lighting is fine...I love the sulfur color and the very sharp details :smt023
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