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Oxylides faunus

Oxylides faunus
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Copyright: MIKE WNR (drmw) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 98] (1192)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-01-11 2:11
Viewed: 4405
Points: 8
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Oxylides faunus.

Common false head butterfly.

A Lycaenid.

This specimen photographed in Bobiri Nat. reserve, Ghana in the forest.

The bfly turns around on landing to face away from predators presenting its multi tails and eye spots, the " false head". It is often attacked from this end and is able therefore to survive attack by birds etc.

The upper surface is a bright blue in the male.

The continuous brown band across both wings is diagnostic.

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Hello Mike,
Beautiful dreamy details of the butterfly. Superb withe with colorful trimmings in excellent contrast. Stunningly captured on that contrasting green leaf.
Well done!

Hello Mike,
nice to see another beautiful butterfly species. this is a long tailed lycaenid. You captured it in nice POV, composition and focus. good and informative notes. thanks
best wishes

Hi Mike

Another interesting guy from Ghana; very attractive, love the b&w banded legs and all those tails. Great sharpness and detail. Bcakground is a bit noisy though. You could easily clean it up in Neat Image if you wanted (see workshop).


Hi Mike,
Beautiful Lycaenid. Another African gem, much appreciated by my orientally-biased self. Good composition and BG, very sharp where it needs to be. Thanks.

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