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On Red Bourgies - TQ Ivan for Clues

On Red Bourgies - TQ Ivan for Clues
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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: 2009-02-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-29 5:39
Viewed: 2668
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I saw this butterfly hiding inside the red bourgainvillea. Very contrasting in this small compartment of petals and stamens. I think this one is a 5 rings.

The Common Fivering Ypthima baldus is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in Asia.

Male: Upperside brown, both fore and hind wing with terminal margins much darker, and generally with more or less distinct subbasal and discal dark bands. Fore wing with a large, slightly oblique, oval, bi-pupilled, yellow-ringed black, pre-apical ocellus. Hind wing with two postdiscal, round, uni-pupilled, similar but smaller ocelli, and very often one or two minute tornal ocelli also.

Underside similar to the underside in Y. philomela but the ochraceous-white ground-colour paler, tin-transverse brown strice coarser, the ocelli on the hind wing more distinctly in echelon, two tornal, two median, and two pre-apical, and on both fore and hind wing more or less distinctly defined, subbasal, discal and subterminal brown transverse bands.

Female: Differs on the upperside in having the area surrounding or bordering the ocelli on both fore and hind wing paler, closely irrorated with brown striae, the discal transverse band generally clearly defined, and very often both the tornal, and at least one of the apical, ocelli distinct. On the underside it is paler than the male, and has the subbasal

Males and females:Upperside very similar to the above, paler; in the female often the ground-colour ochraceous white, closely irrorated with brown striae ; ocelli as in the wet-season form, but those on the hind wing often non-pupilled. Underside also paler than in the wet-season form, the subbasal, discal and subterminal bands on the whole more prominent; ocelli on the hind wing reduced to mere specks.
Wing expanse of 38-46 mm.

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Ciao Foozi, beautiful buterfly on a splendid flower, fantastic colors, good details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

An unusual place to find a butterfly in, Foozi. We have plenty bougainvilleas in our garden, but butterflies never choose to patronize those flowers. So this picture is unique in itself.
The colours, apparently, are a riot. The butterfly looks beautiful against the red petals and that eye-spot on its wing is a beauty.
TFS and regards.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-05-29 6:11]

What a place for this dull colored butterfly to hide, brilliant background and beautiful too. tfs.

Hi Foozi,

Highly contrast this butterfly with the bottom. Caught very well. Excellent colors, good luminosity. Good work!



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-29 7:59]

Hello Foozi,
The contrast between the bright red Bougainvillea and this Satyrid butterfly (Ypthima sp) couldn't be greater and it is a pretty sharp capture with good details of the underside of the wings.
Thanks and best wishes,

Hi Foozi,
Not the best choice of camouflage for this one ;)
These Bouganvillea looks more of an orange red than the pinkish purple reds I seem to remember from the islands.
I like the eye(s).

Salam Foozi,

Nice capture of this butterfly with beautiful colors & details. TFS.

Regards & Salam


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-05-29 10:15]

Salam Foozi,
Interesting composition ...
Red leaves in the butterfly.
Eyes and upper wings of the butterfly pattern in the eyes of butterflies is very interesting.Best wishes,

hello Foozi
before i open it I believed that it is head of fish, exceptional and fussy background, that with the place of butterfly creates a extrim result,very ineresting photo

hello Foozi

excellent photo of this butterfly, in the thumnails
i thaught (thinked) that it was the head of a fish,
well it looks like the head of a fish with the form and eye,
excellent photo of this butterfly with fine sharpness and details,
excellent luminosity and contrast, TFS


Hi Foozi. This beautiful butterfly has chosen a wonderful red bed. Good light and sharp. TFS.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-05-29 12:33]

Hi Foozi,surely the red background is a great idea and a different way to show a butterfly.Another time your class.....my best compliments,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-29 13:21]

Hello Foozi,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly in great clear and contrasting colours. Very good sharp details.Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-29 13:28]

Hello Foozi,
First I thought you showed us the head of a fish. You see?
Fantastic butterfly in excellent sharpness, details, contrasting clear colours and composition.
Have a good weekend,

Hi MF Foozi, very beautiful butterfly from wonderful poV and nice composition.
TFS and have a nice saturday!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-29 21:58]

Hi Foozi.
How nicely this cute butterfly looks into the petals. Amazing and perfectly captured scene. Excellent details of the butterfly and flower petals, lovely colours and lights.
Well done, my friend, and TF.

Hi Foozi
Wonderful point of view and beautiful composition.
Excellent sharpness, lighting, DOF and colors.
Superb job! I love it.

Hello Foozi
a nice shot of this Five Ring Ypthima, great contrast between the butterfly and the bright red bourgainvillea, fine details o the butterfly, great pose too
Have a nice WE

Hello Foozi !
I love the colors of these pictures - the contrast between brownish butterfly and red flower, it's very pleasant for the eye, and the insect stands out so nicely. I also like the details, the colors, the composition, the POV and the pose of the butterfly. To say it short, everything is excellent on this picture. Very well done !

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-06-01 22:59]

Hi Foozi,
Wonderful shot of this tiny but beautiful butterfly against those red petals. Looks very impressive. Superb colours and light and I like its pose very much. Kudos.

Hi Foozi,

The close-up point of view is showing the details and colors of the butterfly resting on the flower. The subject is well framed. The picture is clear and sharp. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.


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