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~ The Psyche #2 ~
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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: 2008-05-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-02 18:41
Viewed: 2914
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

I was unable to post recently because I was tied up with a few things. Captured this Psyche just now and from the time captured to upload is less than 20 minutes. Thanks for viewing.

The Psyche is a small and delicate butterfly. It is usually seen fluttering feebly, close to the ground, stopping only to feed on flowers. A favourite flower is the white bloom of the Common Asystasia (Asystasia intrusa). The upperside is white, with a black tipped apex and a black oblong subapical spot. The underside carries greenish lines and streaks.

The caterpillar of this species is known to feed on Capparis heyneana and Crateva religiosa both cultivated plants. The Psyche is relatively common throughout Malaysia, although it makes its appearance once in a while in the most unlikely of places. It is more commonly seen at the fringes of the forested areas.


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hello Jusni

beautiful shot of this butterfly, fine POV, DOF and framing,
i love the green colour tones of the background vegetation,
excellent sharpness and details of the butterfly, TFS


Excellent shot on this Psyche!
the lighting is awesome with the best dof!
good sharpness, wonderful colour and superb details
a pleasing posting
have a wonderful weekend in Kodiang
see you soon

Hi Jusni,

A Lovely capture of this butterfly, you can clearly see the veins in the wings, wonderful back lighting, excellent detail, perfect OOF background.

Cheers Rick :)

Hello Jusni,
The finer details in the wing pattern is well captured!
Good point of view on this fellow, that stands out well with a fine 3-D effect, and the backlight makes nice outline of the subject...
Well composed, maybe I'd get rid of the bright upper left corner as it attracts a tab of unwanted attraction?
Pablo -

Hello Jusni,

Superb picture of this butterfly. Good composition, POV, DOF and sharpness. Superb light.

Such a cute and lovely b.fly, captured in good focus and exposure against a fine multi-green BG Jusni, I especially liked the antennae and the eyes, my friend, TFS indeed!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-03 1:54]

Hello Jusni, WoW What a colorful shot. Excellent wings color and clarity. Superb focus and excellent lighting. Ganesh

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-03 6:38]

Hi Jusni,
Wonderful shot of this tiny but beautiful Psyche and you have use the backlighting very skillfully. The glow on the wings looks majestic and the details and sharp and clear. Very elegant pose captured and the Bg looks great here. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-03 9:04]

Hi Jusni,perfect use of light,i like a lot the transparence fo the wings and the excellent quality of sharpenss and colours,my bst compliments for the note too,Luciano

Salam Jusni
what a nice macro of the beuatiful butterfly. I see that you used same colors: white and green. This is great coloration pair. POV, composition and focus very nice. your notes always good. thanks for sharing. have a nice weekend my friend

You've chosen an excellent POV, Jusni..The shot is razor sharp and has lovely details in it.

Hi Jusni,
Again one of Your excellent macro shots. Minimalistic yet perfect photo with great blurry bg. Also thx for the interesting note.
Regards, László

Hi Jusni,

Fantastic !!!
What a fine light there....Superb.



Interesante trabajo con la luz y el color. Lástima del justo enfoque ya que es una toma muy interesante.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Hi Jusni.
Now that is a good close up. I see a very similar one here too. I think a bit more white than this one.
The lighting on this is very good, and I like those four little sparkles of dew at the side.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-06 7:43]

Hello Jusni
What a marvellous portrait of this little Psyche! Magnificent details and very beautiful composition.
Very good job.
TFS and best regards

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-07 14:03]

hello Jusni
good capture of this interesting and beautiful species
i like POV, BG, colours and details

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-05-08 1:18]

hi Jusni,
very nice shot. great composition, and nice lighting.. i really like the light through the wings like that. good detail, great color. well done, tfs

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-08 8:07]

Hello Jusni,
Wonderful capture of this little butterfly in beautiful back light. Wonderful sharp details against a fine background. A lovely composition too!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hallo Jusni
Time is limited but I do want to leave a short comment on this lovely image.
I like your butterfly photos. This one has lots of character to it, and looks very dainty and fragile. The olive green stripes on the wings displays well on the screen and the dark background highlights the patterns even more. The detail of the antennas and the face are clearly seen and quite prominent. I like the shadow of the butterfly on the leaf.
Kind regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-13 12:47]

Hi Jusni,
Color tones, background, POV and composition look very nice. TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-31 19:30]

Hello Jusni

Very nice use of lighting here.
The details are sharp and well saturated.
Lovely rich colours.
The butterfly is well focused against a lovely OOF BG.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-09 2:45]

Assalamualaikum Jus,
indeed a very brilliant catch of the psyche. It is hard to get it really stable perching on something. Likes to flutter around quite swiftly. You really got it tied and have it shot with the light behind making the wings glow and shown with veins and details.
Brilliant backlighting shot.


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