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Cethosia Hypsea Hypsina

Cethosia Hypsea Hypsina
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/8 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-26 3:16
Viewed: 3944
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cethosia hypsea hypsina (Malay Lacewing)

The Malay Lacewing is a very pretty butterfly. It is bright orange-red above with broad black borders. The wings are scalloped, giving the hindwings an almost sawtooth-like appearance. The undersides are orange-red with white fasciae and are spotted with black forming an intricate pattern which probably gives the origin of its name "Lacewing".

The butterfly is quite common in the nature reserves and can be found fluttering around flowering bushes like Prickly Lantana (Lantana camara) and the Snakeweed (Stachytarpheta indica)
The wine red caterpillar has long spines and is known to feed on Passion Fruit vine (Adenia spp.)

This photo was taken with a monopod.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-26 4:55]

Hello Foozi,
Congrats on an excellent shot. Well composed, good clear detail, tack sharp and nicely saturated colour. Best regards Siggi

hello Foozi
great shot with nice composition and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-26 6:44]

Hello Foozi
Wonderful capture, I like vivid colors and sharp details,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-05-26 6:46]

Beautiful colors and patterns with simple background, may be bit bold, could have been better composition with some more space to ease the eyes. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-26 7:48]

Hello Foozi,
A superbly fresh specimen of the Malay Lacewing well caught by your fine camera work to show the closed wings and their underside with excellent sharpness and colours in this almost frame-filling portrait. Nice contrast with the leafy BG too.
Thanks for sharing this fine image of a species only seen in butterfly farms in Europe and it's great to see this photographed in the wild.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Foozi,
a fantastic picture of the Malay Lacewing, superb sharpness and splendid colours, i like the pose of this colourful butterfly in a very nice composition.
Best regards

Ciao Foozi, splendid butterfly with fantastic colors, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

A superb macro with the perfect exposure and a very good POV.
Very well done.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-05-26 9:32]

Salam Foozi,
A very nice type ...
Vivid colors and detail are very beautiful
Best regards,

Salam akhi Foozi
excellent beautiful butterfly. I like its colorful appearance. you nicely captured it. focus, POV/DOF, colors and composition very nice. green leave nicely contrasted its colors. good informative notes. thanks for sharing, best wishes my friend

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-26 11:48]

Hi Foozi.
Amazing close-up. Both butterfly and surrounding leaves are wonderful. Composition is really spot on as well as superb colours. DOF is great and details of the insect and scenery are stunning. Bravo. Perfect work (as usual).

Merhaba Foozi,ne güzel renkleri var bunun.Tüm sevdiğim renleri kuşanmış,ellerine sağlık,selamlar :)

hello Foozi
beautiful composition and vivid colors

Hi Foozi,

The leaves are framing well the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Cethosia hypsea hypsina butterfly. The picture is clear and sharp. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Foozi. Fantastic colours and graphic effects. It's like a wonderful butterfly. Well done.


One I missed... beautiful capture Foozi of this wonderfully posed and gorgeous butterfly. Love the POV. TFS.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-05-31 6:44]

Hi Foozi,
Wonderful shot of this gorgeous looking Malay Lacewing. Very neat and sharp image with perfect lighting and POV. Kudos.

Woowww... an another great shot of a colourful b-fly which i have not seen before. Great one MF!
TFS and cheers,

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