Stills V3

February 22, 2009

Almost a butterfly

Filed under: Christina — Christina @ 20:42



  1. Clean, cleanly framed by the leaves, technically sharp, great depth of field, nothing too jarring in the background. Mission accomplished?

    Comment by Gordon — February 23, 2009 @ 16:59

  2. Interesting how viewing environment changes this one. On non colour managed IE, the soft pink was totally overwhelmed by the green. On the dark background here it all seems more luminous than on a white background (in my reader).

    I love the subtlety of the pink, the simple shapes of the green and the complementary green backdrop. I’d love to see this one in print.

    Comment by doonster — February 23, 2009 @ 20:48

  3. The simplicity of the image belies the technical skill and patience required to get an image of this calibre.

    The complementary shape of the chrysalis and leaves is a gem.

    Picking up on Martin’s comment about the print perhaps a diptych with the emerged butterfly would sell.

    Comment by Rex — February 23, 2009 @ 21:28

  4. Microcosmos. Butterflies could teach us a lot about how to be at one with nature. However, there is nothing they could teach you about composition or colour arrangement! I see some derivative Liberty print on the chrysalis.

    Meanwhile, I have read that elsewhere in the state terrrapins are being hunted down and exported to China.

    Comment by John Ellis — February 24, 2009 @ 07:42

  5. The lovely heart-shaped chrysalis complete with the bulging veins throbs with life. I feel as though if I return frequently enough, eventually, I will see the butterfly burst forth.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — February 26, 2009 @ 00:52

  6. Well, without the title I’d have been hard-pressed to have guessed butterfly. Now I see it the simplicity and the intricate detail come flooding through. Would like to see a little gap between the back branch and the chrysalis. Even though there’s some pink in there it all comes through as very green – colour two-tone.

    Comment by akikana — February 26, 2009 @ 12:09

  7. John — thanks for the intro to Microcosmos — I was not familiar with that.

    Anita — here is what came from that chrysalis — though I missed the “grand opening”.

    I also missed this one a few days later, but not by much:

    Still a few opportunities left on the host plant though. ;-)

    Comment by Christina — February 27, 2009 @ 05:20

  8. The links are amazing too, but the clean slate potential of this one beats even those.

    Comment by John Ellis — February 27, 2009 @ 22:32

  9. the picture is has a wonderful structure. It is strange that without the title I may have asked what this less than pretty thing is but knowing it will be a butterfly brands it as pretty.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — March 2, 2009 @ 11:27

  10. Robert – not pretty, but all that concentrated function is beautiful. No?

    I can’t think of anything to say about the picture other than to echo the mission accomplished part of comment number one.

    Comment by Colin — March 4, 2009 @ 23:47

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