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Vindula dejone

Vindula dejone
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E5, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-13 11:44
Viewed: 2452
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture shows a butterfly from Sulawesi:
- Vindula dejone
- family: Nymphalidae

The species occurs in South-East-Asia, but Sulawesi harbours an extraordinarily large subspecies of dejone, namely ssp. celebensis. It is assumed to be an own species by some authors.

Wing span: 8 - 9 cm

The species is rarely seen with opened wings. So I had much luck to find this resting specimen.

Indonesia, Sulawesi-Tenggara, Konawendepiha, at a small rivulet

* Tsukada E (1985) Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands. Part 4, Nymphalidae (I). - Plapac Co., Tokyo.
* Vane-Wright RI, de Jong R (2003) The butterflies of Sulawesi: an annotated checklist for a critical island fauna. - National Museum of Natural History. Leiden.
* D'Abrera B (1985) Butterflies of the Oriental Region. Part II, Nymphalidae, Satyridae & Amathusiidae. - Hill House.

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Ciao Peter, great macro of fantastic butterfly, superb sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-13 13:21]

Hi Peter,absolutely beautiful! A very rare specie in a spectacular pic,what a perfect location,and what a top quality pic,very very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Peter, Perfect focus of this butterfly. It is resting on rocks and not on flowers., and that makes this image special. Wonderful natural colours along with great light. Thank for sharing

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-13 22:29]

Brilliant species with amazing color and details...well captured with good composition. tfs.

Hi Peter!
Super macro shot with excellent details and sharpness. Diagonal framing is very attractive. I am simply loving this beautifully patterned variety of butterflies; what a lovely orange color. Thanks for sharing this lovely composition,
Warm Regards,

Hello Mr.Peter,
This is one of such picture where we stay little bit long time to cherish the beauty of creation.
Outstanding picture of this attractive coloured Butterfly's.Sharpness and details is really excellent.Even can feel wings just few inch above of ground.So,credit goes to you.
Thnak sfor sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Ciao Peter
照的清晰 很漂亮的小麻雀
光線亮麗 照的很好看 取景的角度很棒
真的很棒 近乎於完美的呈現 一張很棒的相片
構圖美麗 背景深遂

hallo peter
SUPER good picture of this beautiful coloured butterfly
i like the painting of this specie
thanks greeting lou

Amazing butterfly and great photo Peter! The colours and the lighting are fantastic! The sharpness is impressive!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-14 12:32]

Hallo Peter,
What a great presentation of this butterfly. The saturated colours are gorgeous and splendid contrasting against the background. Impressive sharpness, details and diagonal composition.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-19 10:35]

Hi Peter,
Fantastic detail and focus of a beautiful butterfly
with amazing colors.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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