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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-19
Categories: Macro
Camera: Nikon D300, Micro-Nikkor AF 2,8/60
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-26 10:30
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wishing the TL community good health, love and joy for 2010.

I was ambivalent whether this image is worthy of posting. I know the technical settings are not optimum. But I do like how it came out. It was my intention to feature the butterfly's coiled proboscis. The mouth parts of Lepidoptera mainly consist of the sucking kind; this part is known as the proboscis or 'haustellum'.

Uncropped. PP work included contrast and exposure adjustment followed by resizing and then sharpening minimally.

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Beware, Danilo! You are going too close to butterflies...hahaha :)

This macro capture is simply gorgeous, which seems "impossible" for me to get someday I think. Such clarity, great balance of avaiable light, no OE and true colors, all make this work an exceptional one. I like the perfect bright colors here with well done sharpness and perfect POV.

Your work is always a treat to enjoy for ages!

best regards,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-12-26 10:39]

incredible...Like a painting.Congratulations Master...TFS.Necla.

Danilo, This is the butterfly power !!!
Eye catching and perfect work
Awesome colors and sharpness.
You have captured a fairy !

Hello Danilo,
A möasterfully designed composition, nice colors and sharp details..
My compliments...
Happy New Year for you...

  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-12-26 10:53]
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Hi Danilo,
A fantastic presentation of this ultra-macro shot.
Amazing colored BG and excellent details on the head of the insect!
A lovely presentation of colorful painting-like image.
Great work, my friend!
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

***Sorry I'm out of smilies, but I couldn't resist praising you for this masterpiece.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-12-26 10:54]

Hola Danilo,
Interesting picture. Splendid capture.
I hope you received many beautiful gifts. Merry Christmas.
Have a wonderful day,

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-26 13:14]

Hi Danilo,

The head and proboscis are nicely captured and very prominent in the shot. The surrounding colors are almost neon in appearance, an interesting effect.

Where I live the snow has almost all washed away by now, I guess it's the same near you.

Wishing you only the best for 2010 and beyond.


Hi dear Danilo,
Very impressive portrait of this beautiful butterfly.Sharpness, colours, details and BG are perfect.TFS.


Oooohhhh, Danilo, I love it.
Such a wonderful motive - the butterfly so close, the beautiful flower so soft in the back - and the colours are marvelous.
A perfect post, thanks.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Danilo!
Nice macro shot! Its lovely colors in it. The insect is really in a great mood to suck the juice. Very sharply captured and steady shot.
Indeed a great photo!


Hi Danilo,
Beautiful presentation and lovely colors and light,
great macro picture nicely composed with a great sharpness and details.
a great close-up, Bravo..

Hello Danilo ,

A wonderful macro with great clarity and sharpness specially her facial features,the spot metering makes a very nice shallow depth in BG,the soft colors are captured so beautifully with great controlled and grip on D300,she looks a kinda of blind:)a very creative PP work done and a beautiful presentation and healthy wish for US,same to you and your family for the years to come my dear friend.

Best Regards,
Mushtaq Hussain

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-12-27 5:23]

I have no words to explain how I feel about your photos Dan... I think I already mentioned all the fantastic adjectives that I can think of... "Lintek na Obra" in English "Fantastic Art" is the only thing I have not used yet I guess... Composition wise or pp wise your always a master! Maligayang Bagong Taon to you and your family.... Ingats!

Bom dia Dear Danilo
Impressive how close you can be with a camera to butterfly. It comes a little surreal ; a painting with great light and colors.
Um abraço

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-12-27 6:06]

Bonjour Danilo,

Excellente macro, great details and sharpness.
Wonderful B/G and beautifull colors and light.
Congratulation, TFS.
Have a good sunday.

Hello Danilo,

It's a super macro full of wonderful colors, light and beauty!
Congratulations and TFS

IMPRESIONANTE macro gran detalle un encuadre excelente ,casi se puede ver como respira
gracias por compartir
Buen trabajo
un saludo
felices fiestas

Ciao Danilo, fantastic portrait of wonderful butterfly, amazing details, great colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good 2010, ciao Silvio

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-27 8:35]

Hi Danilo
Right out of Hitcock's surreal, the details are impressive an almost grotesque proboscis but giving great effect.

Hi Danilo,

This looks like an artwork! Realy beautiful colours and a very good crop. Great job!

TFS Greetings Simone

a work of art my friend well captured and presented

Wow! this is amazing Danilo!
very nice close-up with fantastic composition and lovely colors...
amazing work!

Hello Danilo
wow very interesting micro well done with sharp focusedand natural colors and composition with lovely DOF and TFS
Best regards Siegfried

I think its a stunning image Danilo

The area that you wanted to show stands out well. A nice macro with nice shall DOF, well done.

This is a very artistic presentation of this original POV and unique style! Lovely work and TFS! Have a great festive season and happy coming new year to you!


Hi Danilo,,,

What a nice shot here..very interesting one my friend..nice tight cropped and perfect composition for me..beautiful colors and nice bokeh BG..love it !


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-28 0:47]


Fantastique macro, quelle netteté, c'est une merveille, avec ce rond, ces couleurs, quelle iamge, une merveille.

Bravo et amitié


Ciao Danilo

Fantastic view, this is a
citation for the summer!
Excellent macro and high image quality.
Composition and presentation are superb.
Nice contrast to the present summer season.
Very well done,

Have a nice day,


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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-12-28 6:33]

Hi Danilo,
Great detail of the butterfly´s head.
Sharp and clear. I think the blurry
section makes it stand out superbly.
Well placed subject in the frame. TFS.
Have a nice day.

Hello Danilo,

Excellent macro shot full of beauty.
Great focus and sharpness of the head of the butterfly.
Beautiful colorful background.

I wish you a Happy New Year with much health, happiness, love and with many beautiful photos posted on TrekLens,

Magnificent macro shot!
Perfect sharpness. Lovely colors, fantastic light.Excellent composition.

Olá Danilo

Um belo trabalho artístico com
cores e formas marvilhosas.
Incríveis detalhes e feitos.

Wow Danilo, I think this is awesome! I guess I'm not competent enough to know why it's not technically deserving of a post, but I know I like it. Amazing focus and detail. The colors are brilliant. I've not taken a photo like this, but hope to in the spring. Right now, not a creature is stirring. :)

I hope you have a wonderful evening!


Great macro shot.
Very nice focus and colors.

Hello Danilo!
Fantastic colours and blurred effect in your composition!
Nice macro!
Best regards!

Hi Danilo

Beautiful super macro with so nice focus and great subject
The background colors are brilliant behind that strong bokeh
A fine shot, my friend

TFS, Alireza

Hi MF Danilo,

superb macro portrait capture of a beautiful butterfly from a wonderful vantage point with great clarity and delightful composition.
I also wish you and your family all the best in the New Year 2010 MF!.


Hi Danilo,
Amazing creative shot and its wonderful details...
Nice colours and good graphism. ı love it.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hi, Danilo. Lovely Macro shot of this butterfly, brilliant colors, DOF and sharpness.Love it. Cheers and TFS.

Olá Danilo,
I love the strog and super satured BG, that's seems great as a counterpoint from this lovely and crisp head!
marvelous end to the year and a great candidate to 2010 first Theme.
Best wishes,

Ola Danilo!!!

such a beautiful picture
no matter what i like it so much
colorful with beautiful light and such amazing patterns
a great POV indeed

I wish a better year with good health prosperity and love to you and your family!
Cheers my friend and Happy 2010!
Oana :)

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2010-01-01 6:17]

Hi Danilo,
Fantastic imagery! What makes it even more special it that you managed to blur out part of the butterfly itself to give more focus to the proboscis. I simply love the splash of vibrant colours in the b/g.

All the very best for 2010!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-01-07 3:39]

Hi Danilo

Missed this one. A superb macro of the profiled butterfly with excellent dof, color & sharpness. Well done!

Bonjour Danilo.
Très belle image macro qui présente ce gros plan de ce beau papillon.
Les détails sont superbes grâce à une excellente mise au point de la netteté. Félicitations.
Bonne journée.

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