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The Common Evening Brown

The Common Evening Brown
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS10
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-10-02 1:56
Viewed: 3760
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot from inside my house. This butterfly had strayed inside and I clicked this shot.

The Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda) is a species of butterfly abundantly found in South Asia, South-east Asia and Australia.

They become active in the late afternoon. The butterflies are brown in colour and looks like a dead leaf.

The butterflies lay their eggs on the leaf of tall grass, which is the food of their caterpillars. he Evening Brown caterpillar body is green with white spots. They stay motionless as pupa for about 10 days, then the adult butterfly emerge from the pupa.

Clicked in RAW and cropped after adjusting the exposure.

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Hola Goldy

Preciosa imagen igual que la anterior, unos colores agradables a la vista y bien definidos, perfecto POV y buena nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Ciao Goldy, great macro of fantastic butterfly, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

A marvelloud indoor capture of this Evening Brown, Goldy. It has the tendency to enter houses and stay on for hours if not disturbed.
The focus is spot on and those beautiful eye-spots on the wings are looking fantastic.
Well done and all the best.

Hello Goldy. Splendid catch of this lovely and colourful butterfly with fine pose on the wall and beautiful composition.
TFS. Kind regards,

Goldy has come up with the "gold" I see :)
Interesting light, I like the gold color & wing texture I see.
Have a great weekend!

Lovely detail here. I've very much enjoyed reviewing your photos.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-02 8:13]

Wow! Excellent macro work

Hello brother Goldy..Excellent picture with great details and natural colors..

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-10-02 8:32]

Hola Goldy
Beautiful and fine photo My friend.
So sharp and very well focus on the wings of the Butterfly.
Nice note too.
Have a nice WE Goldy.

Hello Goldy,
Beautiful close up of this pretty butterfly
Great colours and fine composition.
TFS and regards,

Me rindo a estas maravillas que nos presentas. Vuestro País ha de ser
un paraíso para los fotógrafos fde naturaleza. Bellos colores. La pose
del insecto se ve algo forzada.
SaludosGoldy: Josep Ignasi.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-02 11:02]

Hi Goldy,
Splendid close up of this Butterfly from effective POV.Exposure is spot on,focus couldn't be better.Excellent DOF,details and lighting.
Have a nice weekend!Thanks for sharing..

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-10-02 11:36]

Very beautiful. Lucky you! Ishi

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-02 12:09]

Hello Goldy,
Very good macro of this Evening Brown with perfect sharpness and great POV.Nice colors and well composition.Best regards Siggi

Hello Goldy,
Fantastic sharpness and colours. Great job my friend! Always nice to see this species who seems to like your house :)

Fantastic macro capture of of this home beauty l'il bro!
Great POV with nice lighting and DOF! It seems really great!
TFS and have a nice night/Sunday!


This one is well focused. Out of the park eh? And into the inside. That is one long stray. All I get in the inside are ants, spiders and beetles...one of which my wife squished this morning. Well seen Golldy!

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2010-10-02 15:53]

Hello Goldy
Nice shot with good details and natural colors. The composition is amazing
Well done

hello Goldy
this is very beautiful Browm with colorful spots on its wings. you nicely captured it on wall. coloration, POV and DOF great as like focus and light using. thanks for sharing my brother. best wishes

Hello Goldy,
Ha ha! :) Actually India and Venezuela are more similar than I thought! I also find butterflies on the walls inside my house with some frequency!
Good job, you've balanced very good the contrast here, and managed to perfect details on the wings of this butterfly.
TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-02 19:58]
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Fantastic image Goldy!!
The texture of it's wings looks almost like crinkled tin foil paper. You managed to capture exceptional detail and beautiful natural colors.
One of these days I'll have to try and shoot in Raw, but I don't know how to use photo shop. I sent for a book called (Photo Shop for Dummies) and I was still confused.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-02 22:46]

An Evening Brown seeking the shade of your house has been surprised by your flash Goldy!
You made a fine capture that shows its features, including the eyemarkings with excellent exposure and sharpness. A very good way to portray this lover of darkness.
Thanks my friend and kind regards,

Hi Goldy,

nice macro from this beautiful butterfly.
goos pov and detailss.
Fine colours.

Hello Goldy,

Indeed many great shots.
Light, color and composition, looks very good with details.
Thank you for sharing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-03 1:19]

Hello Goldy,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly in nice soft colours and excellent sharp details. Good POV and composition.

Hi Goldy,
A nice capture of this beautiful common evening brown. The colors are not somewhat natural so I made a workshop on by adjusting the white balance. Good sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-05 4:27]

Hello Goldy,
very sharp presentation of the butterfly. The pattern and its markings are excellently captured to give a splendid image.
The golden coloured wings with its shines is the beauty shown here,
such a pleasant and lovely composition.


Hi Goldy,

The butterfly is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Common Evening Brown butterfly. The light of the flash has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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