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Chocolate Albatross

Chocolate Albatross
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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: 2008-05-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO, Hoya 67mm UV-GUARD
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 4:59
Viewed: 2925
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN.

Captured this chocolate albatross perched on the bougainvillea.

The Chocolate Albatross is a common butterfly in Malaysia, but rather a seasonal visitor. It is rarely seen around my house. However, single specimens do turn up once in a while.

The males are white above with a dentate black border. The hindwing beneath is a rich lemon-yellow with a dark brown border. In Malaysia, the males may be found congregated at roadside seepages together with many Pieridae and Papilionidae species.

Thanks for viewing.

Shot JPEG fine
Adjusted White balance, brightness and contrast in Lightroom
Export to TIFF in CS3 - Tweaks with Level and Curves.
USM (100,0.9,22) SS (100, 0.4)
Resized, convert to 8bit JPEG and framed.

Model NIKON D80
Software Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time 1/50
F-Stop f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings 100
Focal Length 195 mm
Date Taken 2008-05-29 14:13
Metering Mode Pattern
File Size 243 kb
jusni nasirun 2008

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Hi Jusni, my today neighbour, great colorful composition with splendid butterfly and beautiful flower, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Jusni,
Wow!what a colourful and beautiful shot of cute butterfly perched on bougainvillea,very nice composition and pov,the colours are marvellous and very sharp focussing,
well done,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-25 6:57]

Hello Jusni,
A fine capture of a Chocolate Albatross, a species of Pierid butterfly not often seen on TN. This is nice and sharp and I like the way you caught it with the proboscis deep into the Bougainvilia flower from a fine POV.
TFS this beauty,

Hello Jusni,

This is a very attractive butterfly and, ... for me, a very attractive name! It makes a very colourful picture against these bright mauve petals. Excellent sharpness and good composition.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Chocolate with a white icing eh Jusni? Very nice against he deep greens. You do have quite the display of insects, bugs, creatures, aviaries and well coloured floras. Your area of the world may be over-photographed to some but it is just the opposite for me. I rarely see images as this from your locale..Very nice!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-25 9:06]

Hi Jusni,

A beautiful butterfly that does not look familiar to me. Gorgeous colors and I love seeing both sides of the wings. Fine details of the markings. Even your bougainvillea is different than ours. Lovely vertical composition.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-25 11:08]

Hi Jusni,what a beautifull butterfly,i like a lot the colors of this pic,the flower and the butterfly in a perfect composition,very excellent work,thanks for share,Luciano

Salam Jusni
I came back newly to TN. so, I couldnt visit your posts yet. This is firt of I didnt see. Great macro. superb details and coloration. Thanks for sharing, best wishes

Abang Jusni,
The colour contrast between the butterfly and flowers is first class!
good pose of the butterful right on the spot feeding, very sharp with good colour and details
many thanks for the sharing

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-25 22:31]

Hello Jusni

Just marking the post for now


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  • yasin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 1 N: 43] (129)
  • [2008-06-25 23:06]

Beautiful bougainvillea, fine details of The Chocolate Albatross. Beautifull colors, Pak Jusni. TFS!
Best regards

Hallo Jusni
What a delightful and sunny view. The details of both the flower and the butterfly are just stunning, and the colours of the butterfly is truly a feast to the eye. The combination of colours is just lovely and creates a most appealing and bright and definitely joyful sight. I like the way you fit the subjects in the frame, makes the details more closely to observe and appreciate. It was indeed a pleasure looking at this one.
Kind regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-26 5:14]

Hello Jusni,Very nice shot and what is he doing. Trying to take honey? Well composed. Ganesh

Wonderful close up! Well seen and composed!
Best wishes,

hello Jusni

excellent shot of this butterfly, with very fine POV, DOF, and appropriate
to this image vertical framing, i love in the same time the excellent
density of the colours and the softness of the composition, TFS


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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-06-26 19:23]

Hi jusni , a nice photograph with lovely bright colors ,and good composition , TFS

A GREAT piece of work.
That's a LOVELY flower too.
Two for the price of one.!!!

Lovely shot, Jusni!Very beautiful colours and very nice POV!

Hello Jusni,

A colourful butterfly, great details!
The subject and the flower is presented in this fine composition, details are super and colours well reproduced...
DoF spot on, giving a fine feeling of depth to the image!

Pablo -

Splendida macro di questa bellissima farfalla, eccellente composizione con i vivaci e contrastati colori dei fiori e dello sfondo, ottima nitidezza. A very beautiful picture. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Beautiful frame... colours and composition perfect....Well done....Regards, Leyla

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-18 0:13]

Salam Jus,
hoping everything is fine and you have a good rest over the holiday. I have never seen a chocolate albatrossyet. This is nice and pretty lad. Great capture on the great joyous colour of bourgies. Lovely composition .


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