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~ Common Tree Nymph ~
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-04-15 17:30
Viewed: 2836
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN.

Idea stolli logani (Common Tree Nymph)

There are four species of the genus Idea in Malaysia - I. stolli, I. lynceus, I. hypermnestra and the extremely rare I. leuconoe.

The butterfly is pale whitish grey with black spots with the veins black dusted. Amongst the four species, I. stolli logani is the smallest, with an average wingspan of 180 mm.


Model Nikon D80
Software Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time 1/60
F-Stop f/9.0
ISO Speed Ratings 200
Focal Length 195 mm
Date Taken 2008-03-18 16:08
Metering Mode Pattern
Flash Flash fired, auto mode, return light detected
File Size 156 kb
jusni nasirun 2008

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There is a continuous and good quality to your images...You rarely change your known settings and so it shows how well you know your camera and you keep into the same frames for the most part, which you like and that makes your image much worthy of seeing. Just my 2 cents.

Hallo Jusni
What a delightful view of this black and white butterfly. The details of the butterfly are great. The clarity of the markings and patterns on the wings are just really spectacular and it looks if the lines where drawn by hand. This presentation of the Common Tree Nymph is much appreciated. Thanks for sharing this beautiful butterfly.
Kind regards

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-04-15 21:34]

A very beautiful image, Jusni.
The details on the butterfly are super crisp and perfectly exposed.
Excellent DOF.
Composition wise, the subject seems very centered to me.
Cropping out some of the space on the right would give you the rule of thirds, plus it would take out the big white blotch, which detracts from the subject.
The color scheme is really wonderful.
TFS. : )

This is a good one!
Best dof with good bg colouration that makes the Nymph so outstand in it's sharpness, vivid colour and details
well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-15 22:25]

Hello Jusni,
A superb capture of a Common Tree Nymph hanging on a eucalyptus leaf.
Excellent light management and composition and good sharpness that brings out well from the contrasting OOF natural BG
Nice one and thanks for sharing it!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-15 22:58]

Hi Jusni

Excellent image - the composition, exposure and detail are perfect.


Hello Jusni,
Beautiful tree nymph picture. Lovely color tone and the butterfly is well seen against off background. Sharp focus and nice color contrast.

Hi Jusni, very nice shot of the Tree Nymph. Use of your flash worked well here, providing good light on the butterfly, while keeping the background darker for a great contrast. Colour is good, and I like this depth of field with great sharp focus on the butterfly, while muting down the background. I expect use of the flash helped here too. I am definitely going to need to work more with my flash. I'm seeing great results here.

Thanks, John

Hi Jusni!

Perfect sharpness and dof, the butterfly is beautiful and I like the dried leaf as an environment as well! Bokeh is very fine too, TFS!

Best regards,

Hi Jusni,
A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent sharp details and a fine composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Jusni,

Very nice image of the Common Tree Nymph.
Love the way the whites do stand out against the green color tones in the BG.
Very good focus and DOF and very nice details.
Love the wonderful frame you've used.
In my opinion a bit to much empty space on the right hand side behind the wing which does'nt add to the image, but nevertheless a very nice shot.

Best regards, Harry

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-16 4:59]

Hello Jusni, Excellent shot with superb lighting. Lovely compo. Ganesh

Hello Jusni,

That's a wonderful image, very nice composition and an attractive butterfly.


hello Jusni

another wonderful shot of a Butterfly with a fine POV and DOF,
i love the softness of the composition's colours,
great sharpness and details of the foreground,
one little thing Jusni, for the framing i would prefer more
space at the left of the image rather than at the right,



I love the shot, the crisp details etc. but what I love most is the light in the BG, very luminous...
Very well done, my friend...

Hi Jusni

I really like the shot of the butterfly. I know that they do not always land where you want them to, so I have just done a very quick (3 minute) workshop on the picture, literally just using the darkening too (burn) to fade out a couple of the more distracting objects from the photo. The work is borderline to the TN rules, darkening is allowed, but this may have pushed the TN rules a little, but I wanted to see what it would look like without the bottom right corner...

Great shot, with excellent DOF and sharpness and I do like the composition as well.


Hello Jusni,

Very beautiful and sharp picture of this butterfly. Excellent clarity. Superb composition and very dark and blurry background.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-16 8:37]

Hi Jusni.
Superb work of my lovely lens and of course yours, my friend. Wonderful crisp sharp image of the fine butterfly and cute leaf. Smoothness and colouration of the BG is so perfect as main subject. Bravo. Excellent work.

Salam Jusni
Nice to see another butterfly of yours. This is great. Focus, POV/OOF, composition great. Nicely composed and framed. You used nicely again beutiful color pair; green and white. Best wishes my friend

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  • PelinS (85)
  • [2008-04-16 10:24]

Hello Jusni! Fantastic shot! Great sharpness and composition.
Also color balance and light exposition is perfect.
Great shot!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-16 11:33]

Hello Jusni,
This is a very beautiful photo in great quality! Excellent colours and DOF.

Hello Jusni,
The black and white pattern makes this a beautiful butterfly!
The subject is well exposed with sharp fine details, effective point of view...
Attractive composition, DoF spot on and separates the insect well from the background!
Pablo -

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-16 14:25]

Hi Jusni,i havan't words to comment a beauty like that,the pic talk alone,2 points are not enough,my best compliments,Luciano

Hello Jusni,
Nice capture, beautiful colors and nice contrast, fantastic sharpness, good depth of field, nice light and good clarity, very good composition and point of view.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-16 19:43]

Hi Jusni,
Outstanding shot of this Tree Nymph with very impressive sharpness and clear markings on its white wings. the lighting and exposure levels are well controlled and you have captured a fine pose. Excellent DOF isolates it from the BG and the darkish BG lets the subjects stand out nicely. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-04-16 21:44]

Good morning, Jusni!

It's a great pleasure to discover your gallery and to rest for a while on this beauty! I like the simplicity of the composition and the delicateness of the butterfly very much. The nicely blurred background highlights the patterns of the butterfly very well.

Kind regards


Bellissima immagine, eccellente POV, splendida composizione con la farfalla aggrappata alla foglia semisecca, molto buoni i dettagli e molto belli i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

The pose is great. Very nice capture. I liked the details and composition. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-17 9:33]

Hello Jusni,
Another fine capture from you and this time of one of my favourite butterflies. I like the way it is resting and your exposure is excellent.It looks really good against the beautiful soft background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-17 12:51]

Hello Jusni,
Very nice capture, the close up work is very good. Nice dark BG BG that shows off this beautiful butterfly very well.
POV, sharpness and composition are great

This butterfly is not common, Jusni.
I think I have seen this specimen for the first time.
It is a wonderful capture. You have been able to make the BG just plain dark so that the light-coloured subject and the patterns on its wings are etched out clearly.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-22 6:56]

How beautiful!! I like so much the black and white pattern of this butterfly! The picture is gorgeous with a great sharpness, a marvellous bg and a wonderful composition.
Thank you very much for sharing.
My best regards

Hi Jusni,
Awesome capture!! beautiful Black and White butterfly. Excellent exposure and a great dark and soft BG. Very fine details captured.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-25 11:19]

hello Jusni
well captured and composed of this beautiful butterfly
i like POV, BG, DOF, colours and details

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-10 7:38]

Salam Jusni,
verey sharp and very very clear. Lovely colour with nice muted background.Great positioned with nice Thursday Batik shirt for this creature.
Lovely and pleasing.


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