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Upperside wings

Upperside wings
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Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-27
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-13 0:22
Viewed: 1629
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi, friends, I was away for a trip to Zhang Jia Jie, a fantastic scenic place in Hunan Province, China for almost a week. It is said that some scenes in the movie "Avatar" were shot there. OK, I'm not going to talk more about my trip.
What I'm showing you is a Banded Tree Brown with its wings wide open. It was very rare to see its upperside wings. I encountered this species several times, but I had never seen it with its wings open. That day when I saw it flying, I could only see two white bands on the dark brown wings. I started to chase it, and very fortunately it landed on the ground. When I saw its upperside wings, I thought I discovered a totally new species. I was extremely excited then at my new discovery. But when I watched it closely on my computer screen, I felt it should be a Lethe confusa (Banded Treebrown). After some study, this ID was confirmed. I hope you will like it.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-13 0:38]

Hello John,
Beautiful macro of this butterfly in good sharpness, details and natural colours. It looks a bit tiny in the frame. Nice matching background.

Hello Mr.John,
Glad to know that you have just returned from a trip.Wish we will see beautiful picture soon.
Well captured butterfly.Very good sharpness with splendid light.I like the way you have cropped.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-11-13 2:43]

Hi John
very lovely capture of this butterfly from the top. Nice colors and white stripes.
Good light to show the details.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-13 2:55]

Hi John,great capture of this very rare specie,a difficult pose on the sunny clear ground but an excellent exposure to take this beauty so well,great 3D effect made by the shadow,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello John,
好久不見 近來可好
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 第一次見到這品種
光線亮麗 整體清楚漂亮

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-13 5:01]

Hello John,
Another striking butterfly from your area. Always interesting to see the open wings of species which mostly have them shut. Amazing shadow, makes the butterfly appear even bigger.
I wonder if you have made some shots in Hunan Province, I think about landscapes too.
It would be very nice to see from time to time the surroundings of your lovely creatures.
Kind regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-13 5:39]

Thats' very exciting chase...good to see UP of this tree brown, yes, bit rare to catch something like this..good work. tfs.

Ciao John, great macro of lovely butterfly with fantastic shadow, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
Nice close-up of this beautiful species in great details and natural colours.

hallo John
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao John. Best compliments for the beauty in vertical. Amazing light good details.


Hi John,
very good presentation of the butterfly. Nice colours. Perfect point of view. A lot of details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-11-14 0:46]

Hi John,
A beautiful butterfly ..
Good details, well exposed and composed.
Best wishes,

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