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Australia
Title: Butcherbird 1Pentax K1
Butcherbird 1 (8)
ifegent Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 24] (186)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-08-10 2:34]
Hi Ian,
interesting, now I know something about butcherbirds in Australia. In Europe a group of smaller birds, calledLanius in latin are also butcherbirds (Lanius means butcher), doing the same thing to reptilian prey. Your birds are more impressive, though.
Thanks for presenting, greetings Dietrich

Italy
Title: Metcalfa pruinosaSony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Metcalfa pruinosa (12)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6087 W: 89 N: 15192] (63621)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-08-09 13:45]
Hi Luciano,

that is a truly interesting shot and your note is doing justice to this Planthopper I never saw before. That you mastered the shot of this tiny insect with a Cybershot ist surprising, it mus be difficult to get the focus right. Thanks for this valuable contribution, it must be a first on TN !
Have a good night, Dietrich

Italy
Title: Papilio machaon downSony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Papilio machaon down (10)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6087 W: 89 N: 15192] (63621)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-08-06 0:08]
Hi Luciano,
you caught the light in the wings which brings the colours out, wow. It's true what Musa says, you (and we) got really an eye contact with this creature. Thanks, and have a good week, Dietrich

Greece
Title: NIPHONA PICTICORNIS
NIPHONA PICTICORNIS (10)
euroblinkie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3058 W: 56 N: 6323] (63846)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-08-05 10:10]
Hi Lou,
it's going to fly ! Just great, how the cerambycid has spread the elytrae and is unfolding the hind wings. You had to action your button really fast. Great work, Lou, and thanks a lot for the "Special" mention.
Have a good week, Dietrich

Australia
Title: Ulysses butterflyPentax K1
Ulysses butterfly (8)
ifegent Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 24] (186)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-08-05 5:22]
Hi Ian,

spectacular indeed, and well done! It seems to me that the butterfly starts to fly, creating an upward force by flapping the wings all the way. I am envious, because that kind of shot has eluded me so far :-) . Thanks ian,
Greetings Dietrich

Italy
Title: Limenitis camilla upSony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Limenitis camilla up (10)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6087 W: 89 N: 15192] (63621)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-07-30 0:04]
Ciao Luciano,
these are surprisingly difficult to shoot because of their activity and the predominant blackness. You did very well !
Have a good (cool) day, Dietrich

Greece
Title: ANTHAXIA CANDENS
ANTHAXIA CANDENS (4)
euroblinkie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3058 W: 56 N: 6323] (63846)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-07-29 5:19]
Dear Laurens,
...must go to Levkada myself, seems to be an entomologist's Paradise ... Bur looking at your other presentations, you found other hotspots, like Kreta and Kerkyra. The important thing is still the man, that takes interest in all the living things and for good photography. Thanks, Laurens, for your series of minicritters ...
Greetings, Dietrich

United States
Title: Butter-And-Eggs (Toadflax)
Butter-And-Eggs (Toadflax) (18) *
tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2737 W: 280 N: 4916] (19853)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1438 W: 303 N: 2508] (9685) [2018-07-27 13:39]
Hi Ron,
Very elegant photo, absolute stunner! Fantastic lights and exposure, great depth and sharpness. I love this flower very much, and probably this is the nicest image of it I've ever seen. A pity you are still absent from the site, but I hope you come back soon.
Kind regards, L谩szl贸

Italy
Title: Boloria titania
Boloria titania (9)
Silvio2006 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6566 W: 90 N: 16584] (101096)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1438 W: 303 N: 2508] (9685) [2018-07-27 13:33]
Ciao Silvio,
Nice shot, great sharpness and color tones, plus I like the minimalistic composition as well. However, possibly a bit more contrast should have been added, and please be careful with the dust spots on the lens (there are many on the pic).
Kind regards from Ireland, L谩szl贸

Greece
Title: DICLADISPA TESTACEA
DICLADISPA TESTACEA (8)
euroblinkie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3058 W: 56 N: 6323] (63846)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1438 W: 303 N: 2508] (9685) [2018-07-27 13:23]
Hi Lou,
Absolute perfect sharpness and details on the insect's body, congratulations! Great minimalistic macro shot.
Kind regards from Ireland, L谩szl贸

Switzerland
Title: Zygaena filipendulaeSony SLT A77V
Zygaena filipendulae (6)
rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 2 N: 94] (1525)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1438 W: 303 N: 2508] (9685) [2018-07-27 13:16]
Hi Rolnd,
Nice, colorful photo with a beautiful moth and purple flowers. Background seems a bit busy, but the shallow depth helps a lot with blurring most of the flowers, gaining all attention on to the moth. Perfect sharpness even on the antennae. Nice work, congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, L谩szl贸

Italy
Title: Argynnis niobe
Argynnis niobe (8)
Silvio2006 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6566 W: 90 N: 16584] (101096)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-07-26 0:33]
Hi Silvio,
you are always surprising us TN watchers with butterflies we never saw before. Here is a good example. The picture is well composed, you know your trade very well.
Have a good day, my friend, Dietrich

Italy
Title: Abraxas sylvata upSony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Abraxas sylvata up (10)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6087 W: 89 N: 15192] (63621)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-07-26 0:21]
Hi Luciano,
yes, the Geometridae hold a lot of surprises for us photographers. But this one beats everything I knew. You keep us wondering what advantage this kind of coloration holds for the species. But that is the idea of TN, to keep us wondering. Thanks for this one, Luciano!
Have a nice day my friend, Dietrich

Greece
Title: HOLOPYGA GENEROSA
HOLOPYGA GENEROSA (4)
euroblinkie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3058 W: 56 N: 6323] (63846)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-07-25 1:40] [+]
Hi Laurens,
a wasp that goes to sleep in a ball, who has seen that before ! Thank you for your many instructive workshops that go with your presentations. I try to learn from you: you must use a screened flash or a ring flash to have this diffuse illumination so important for metallic looking insects.
The Swiss painter and entomologist Walter Linsenmaier depicted many Chrysididae and Buprestidae. When I was a boy his drawings fascinated me and made me interested in beetles and in taking macros. You bring memories back, Laurens !
Greetings, Dietrich

Turkey
Title: Marsh warblerNikon D300
Marsh warbler (10)
fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-07-22 8:24]
Merhaba Fikret,
a high class bird portrait, and of a species that is difficult to approach. What I like also is the light from the side and the homogenous background. My compliments!
Have a good day, Dietrich

Turkey
Title: Archon apollinus
Archon apollinus (10)
alpi25 (24)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-07-20 6:13] [+]
Merhaba, Alperen,

what a beauty you have here ! You did a first rate job in photography, the light is such that the transparency of the wings adds to the interest, good composition, perfect background. You really should add a comment to your pictures, in Turkish maybe, so we learn something about the circumstances that led to this marvellous picture, about your equipment etc. Stay with us on TN !
Best regards, Dietrich

Pakistan
Title: White-eared Bulbul
White-eared Bulbul (10)
Hussain58 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 2 N: 901] (4745)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-07-20 0:23]
Hi Syed,
you succeeded where I failed in picturing a White eared (or White cheeked) B眉lb眉l in the wild, my compliment. It is true, the species is not shy and makes itself heard a lot, but still. ... You even caught it calling !
Thanks for the presentation, greetings Dietrich

Italy
Title: Pararge aegeriaSony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Pararge aegeria (10)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6087 W: 89 N: 15192] (63621)


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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441) [2018-07-20 0:08]
Hi Lousat,

the species that you present here may be dull-brownish but since the sunlight comes from the right side it lightens up the wings - traraah - a beauty. Your expertise shows.
Best regards, Dietrich

Italy
Title: Issoria lathoniaSony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Issoria lathonia (12)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6087 W: 89 N: 15192] (63621)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1438 W: 303 N: 2508] (9685) [2018-07-15 7:43]
Hi Luciano,
Superb shot, the way how you controlled lights (flash) is fantastic, such as the composition. Simply majestic. However, color-wise I'm not into the image 100%, white balance is a bit too much into the magenta on my screen. Except for this, a stunning photo.
Kind regards from Ireland, L谩szl贸

United Kingdom
Title: Six-Spot Burnet MothNikon D300
Six-Spot Burnet Moth (6)
Mozwik (74)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1438 W: 303 N: 2508] (9685) [2018-07-15 7:34]
Hi Moz,
Beautiful macro, nice details, maybe except for the lower part of the wing, which is a bit OOF, although this was the closest part to the lens. Anyway, colors are nice and I like the semi-diagonal composition, too. Nice work overall.
Kind regards from Ireland, L谩szl贸