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Nymphalis & Echinacea

Nymphalis & Echinacea
Foto informatie
Auteursrechten: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Kleur
Datum Opname: 2006-07-26
Categorieën: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Belichting: f/3.5, 1/400 Seconden
More Photo Info: [view]
Fotoversie: Originele versie
Datum inzending: 2006-09-19 5:27
Gezien: 3727
Favorieten: 1 [Zicht]
Punten: 40
[Richtlijnen voor opmerkingen] Opmerking van de fotograaf
The Small Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis urticae) is a well-known colorful butterfly, found in temperate Europe. There are a few records from New York City which, however, are believed to have arrived human-assisted.

This is a species often found in gardens. The caterpillars feed on nettles, as do those of several Nymphalidae butterflies.

The adult is striking, with its dark body and red and yellow wings, which have a row of blue dots around the rear edge. However, the underwings are dull, which helps to conceal stationary or hibernating individuals.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Tortoiseshell

Echinacea is a genus of nine species of flowering plants in the Family Asteraceae, all native to eastern North America.
The spiny flower center from which the name derivesThe genus name is from the Greek echino, meaning "hedgehog", an allusion to the spiny central disk. They are herbaceous, drought-tolerant perennial plants growing to 1 or 2 m in height. The leaves are lanceolate to elliptic, 10-20 cm long and 1.5-10 cm broad. Like all Asteraceae, the flowers are a composite inflorescence, with purple (rarely yellow or white) florets arranged in a prominent, somewhat cone-shaped head; "cone-shaped" because the petals of the outer ray florets tend to point downward (are reflexed) once the flower head opens, thus forming a cone.

The species of Echinacea are:

Echinacea angustifolia - Narrow-leaf Coneflower
Echinacea atrorubens - Topeka Purple Coneflower
Echinacea laevigata - Smooth Coneflower, Smooth Purple Coneflower
Echinacea pallida - Pale Purple Coneflower
Echinacea paradoxa - Yellow Coneflower, Bush's Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea sanguinea - Sanguin Purple Coneflower
Echinacea simulata - Wavyleaf Purple Coneflower
Echinacea tennesseensis - Tennessee Coneflower
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinacea

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  • Great 
  • akb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 4] (243)
  • [2006-09-19 5:33]

Wonderfull macro photo.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-19 5:40]

Hola MIlos,
hermosa imagen y bonito pov. bellos colores, saludos. Victor

Hello Milos

A very pretty image you share with us today. Beautiful composition. Good clear details, lovely colours and the POV is spot on. TFS.

Ciao Milos,
bella fotografia, ottima cromaticitŕ nei colori e composizione, bravo!


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-19 8:01]

Hello Milos,
beautiful composition with a superp POV and great DOF. Very nice sharpness, colors and details. Very well done.

Hello Milos,
beautiful, well decided combination of blossom and butterfly, both of them clear and sharp, and well exposed. Exquisite combination of colours, strong impact.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-09-19 12:41]

Hola Milos. Estupenda toma de la mariposa. Gran definición. Enhorabuena y un saludo. TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-19 13:19]

Hi Milos,

What a beautiful shot of the Small Tortoiseshell the detail is clean and sharp on both the Flower and the Butterfly, the colours are lovely with a great blurry BG, nice compo and a great frame too

TFS Hilary :o}

After looking at this perfectly captured shot of the perfectly preserved Small Totoiseshell, I realize how badly battered specimen of the same species I shared here on the TN a few days ago, Milos.
Superb POV, DOF, sharpness and colours.
Well done and TFS, my friend.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-19 14:16]
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Me gusta el colorido y el contraste de la flor y la mariposa.
El DOF tan ajustado, ha dejado ligeramente fuera de foco el extremo del ala, pero el POV y trasfondo están muy bien logrados.
Una bella composición Milos.
Saludos... Ricardo

I like the coloring and the contrast of the flower and the butterfly.
So adjusted DOF, it has left slightly outside of focus the an extreme of the wing, but POV and background they are very well achieved.
Nice composition Milos.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-19 14:29]

Nice image! Very good details and colors.
Nice composition here.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Milos,
Nice shot! Great composition. Very nice POV! Well done!


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-09-22 1:42]

Pěkný motýlek. Parádní hloubka ostrosti - tak akorát, aby motýl byl ostrý a zbytek rozmazaný a pěkné barvičky. Babočky jsou vděčný objekt. Jen tak dál.

Really very good picture. Especially I like the composition with the flower. Perfect colours and sharpness.


well composed beautiful macro shot. the butterfly is so colourful and so is the flower. pov is good, dof is nice. blurred green backgound compliments the flower well.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-10-24 9:24]

Splendide macro pleine de beaux détails


Hi Milos
Wonderful colors. The butterfly in completely clear, no blurred part.

Hello Milos,
Beautiful butterfly on this bedautiful landing platform!
A well composed image with wonderful details and the colours are so natural the image pops from my sccreen!
Pablo -

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  • ardli Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 5 N: 10] (92)
  • [2006-12-06 8:32]

Hi Milos,
It is a great macro.
sharp, nice POV, and good DOF.


Wspaniałe zdjęcie! Trudno jest "złapać" motyla aby pozował do zdjęcia, a Tobie się to udało. Brawo!!!
Piękne macro- widać jak zróżnicowany w kolorach jest ten motyl. Życzę dalej takich zdjęć!

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