Great Orange Tip
|Copyright: Motoki SAITO (Zephyrus) (28)|
|Date Taken: 2007-08|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-01-25 21:04|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Great Orange Tip(Hebomoia glaucippe) is one of the most beautiful "White" in the world. It ranges from Ceylon to the Moluccas, Japan is the northernmost area of its distribution. |
I took this shot in northern part of Okinawa-jima(Ryukyu islands). I saw tens of them visiting Hibiscus flowers planted along roadside. But this butterfly flies so swift and seldom take a long rest at flowers. Taking a good shot is rather tough. I wasted over 20-30 shots without capturing the butterfly in the flame.
I have been to many Southeast Asian Countries, expecting warm welcome by Great Orange Tip. Although I am very exhausted after a dangerous flight by old and small aircrafts or a long drive in bad road, I will soon forget all those agonies at the sight of this beautiful butterfly skipping above forest canopy.
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- [2008-01-25 22:29]
Hi Motoki ,
Beautiful Great Orange Tip. Yes, can see that orange color there.
Good and sharp focus of butterfly and Hibiscus flower (Malaysia's National flower :-)).
Very good colours, Motoki.
Good natural light.
Welcome to TN. I was fortunate to spend 5 weeks in Japan last November and have put some of my pictures of that trip on TN. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of butterflies I saw so late in the year, but I did not get far enough south to see glaucippe.
Your picture is perfectly focussed and shows both the butterfly and the hibiscus flower in very good detail. I would probably have cropped a little tighter, but that is a personal preference, and you composition has good balance.
Well done; I hope we see more from you, especially if they have "zephyrus" in the title. I did post a picture of Chrysozephyrus birupa from Nepal recently. You might find it if you make a search.
Good luck too with your english, which I can understand perfectly well. Thanks for posting.