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Guineafowl Butterfly

Guineafowl Butterfly
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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
Date Submitted: 2008-01-12 2:42
Viewed: 4979
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Guineafowl butterfly.

Hamanumida daedalus.

A Nymphalid.

Only slighty sexual dimorphism.

Found in Africa in forest and open savannah. Low flying.

Difficult to approach. Flies off short distances as one approaches and then lands again.

It is obvious where the common name derives. No possibility of confusion with any other species.

This specimen was photographed after a prolonged chase in Bobiri National Reserve in Ghana.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-01-12 4:02]
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Hi Mike,
the butterfly itself is a bit out of focus, but the composition is good and seen the difficulty
of appoaching this kind, you did a good job. A species not oft seen on TN

Hi Mike,
I'm glad your chase was successful in the end. This looks similar to females of Lexias from SE Asia, as you pictured from Vietnam, I think. Nice to see the niche filled in Africa by something similar. A pretty good shot under difficult circumstances, just a little short of focus around the edges, but you knew that. Thanks.

Hi Mike
very beautiful butterfly in black. nice POV and focus. nice macro. good notes. thanks.
have a nice new week

Hi Mike,
What a beauty. Nice composition and POV. TFS.
- Nirmal

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