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Copyright: eleen foo (fooeleen) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 15] (79)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-02 2:12
Viewed: 5022
Points: 18
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this photo is taken at a butterfly farm...i was fascinated by the way these two butterflies from different species could share and commune so well:)

The bigger of the two is called Raja Brooke (Troides brookiana),a distinctive black and electric-green birdwing butterfly from rainforests in Borneo and Maylasia; this butterfly is the national butterfly of Malaysia.

The wings are black and each forewing has seven teeth-shaped electric-green markings (the smaller hindwings are also black with green markings). Males have brighter markings than females.

The head is bright red and the body is black with red markings. The larval host plant is Aristolochia foveolata. Adults sip fruit juices and flower nectar.

Classification: Family Papillonidae, Subfamily Papilloninae. This butterfly was named by the naturalist Alfred R. Wallace in 1855, naming it for Sir James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak.

it took me a long time to find out the name of the smaller one, and i think it is The Blue Pansy (Precis orythia), found only in Malaysia.

i hope u guys like this shot.

critiques, comments and ws are welcomed.

olontur, suleesia, TAZ, Ah_Thong, Janice, sandpiper2 has marked this note useful
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The DOF and sharpness are excellent.

What I think could have iproved the picture would have been a flash from below to get more detail out of the Raja Brooke.


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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-02 2:57]

Thanks for sharing these 2 beautiful butterflies.
Lovely colours. Nice and sharp.

interesting capture! beautiful colours.

Hi Eleen,
beautiful colors, beautiful picture

wow! congratulations! very good photo.. a big butterfly.. and a small buttefly.. great composition and great DOF too.. once again.. very very good photo!!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-02 6:26]

Hi Eleen, wonderful catch of the two butterflies on the flower. Very sharp and colourful. Well done, I like it.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-07-02 6:31]

Beautiful 2 butterflies. Very good capture. Excellent colours. I like it very much. Well done.

Attractive butterflies and nicely composed. What camera are you using?

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-03 11:09]

You are lucky : two butterflies at the sama time. Beautiful and interesting composition ! Good POV, nice colors and good details ! Thanks for sharing Eleen.

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