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Common Tree Nymph on Wild Red Ginger

Common Tree Nymph on Wild Red Ginger
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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/5.7, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-21 2:25
Viewed: 3612
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Tree Nymph belongs to a genus of rather large and showy butterflies in the Danainae sub-family. Most, if not all, of the species of the genus Idea, to which the Common Tree Nymph belongs, have greyish white wings with black spots and markings.
Four species of the genus are known to exist in Malaysia and Singapore, although only two - the Common Tree Nymph (Idea stolli logani) and the Mangrove Tree Nymph (Idea leuconoe chersonesia) occur in Singapore, the latter being extremely rare and confined to mangrove environments. A subspecies of Idea leuconoe is featured in Butterfly Parks in the region, but this is the subspecies clara, originating from Taiwan.

The Common Tree Nymph is not uncommon in the forested areas of Singapore, usually seen singly gliding at treetop levels, or in numbers whenever there is a flowering tree. It is always a show-stealer when it appears, often drawings gasps of admiration and awe as it floats effortlessly by, and flaps its wings in an unhurried manner as it glides past.

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Ciao Foozi, lovely composition with splndid butterfly on a nice flower, great light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Foozi. Exciting colours and transparencies from the right POV. Very good details.


Though the head of this cute butterfly is hidden behind the petals of the flower, the rest of its shape is beautifully captured, Foozi.
It is a charming composition as a whole.
TFS and regards,

hello Foozi
very nice composition of so many colours who are very beautiful
nice details and good sharpness
thenks greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-21 7:33]

Hello Foozi,
Very fine capture of both the Wild ginger in flower as well of its visitor, the Tree Nymph, that we have also seen in Penang. The sharpness and DOF are perfect with a nice OOF green BG to show them up. It would be nice to see the head of the butterfly, but even without it this is an attractive image to view.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Foozi,

The red ginger is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Common Tree Nymph butterfly. The afternoon l;ight has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Sawasdee Ka Foozi,
A very colourful image, very nice details sharpness, excellent composition and colours, very well seen and well taken,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-21 8:06]

Very colorful image of nature. tfs.

Hi Foozi,
amazing photo! Great colours - warm and vivid. Excellent point of view. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-21 8:56]

Hi Foozi,a magnificent specie,new for me,and a very nice and artistic composition,excellent sharpness and focus and very good light balance too.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano.

Hello Foozi,
It is a great image of a wonderful butterfly and also a splendid colored flower.
Outstanding contrast and exceptional vivid colors.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-21 9:20]

Hi Foozi.
A beautiful composition and very nice presentation of this butterfly and interesting plant. Amazing red color of flower worked here very well and beautifully contrasted with black-white butterfly. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

Hola Foozi.

Exceelnte POV.La mariposa parece integrada en la flor y forma parte de ella,buen contraste y detalles asi como buena iluminacion.
Saludos y que tengas buen dia.

Very colourfull and beautiful composition. A treat to see this butterfly. regards yiannis

Hello Foozi
Very interesting subject! The colours are amazing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-21 14:04]

Hello Foozi,
A very beautiful photo in splendid colours and a fantastic choice of composition. Nice DOF and blurred BG.

Hi Foozi,

Fabulous colours with nice vivid reds, good sharp details nice lighting and splendid out of focus background, good work Foozi and have a nice day,
Best regards,


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-21 23:35]

Hello Foozi.
Nice simple composition of this butterfly on the red flower. Pale color of the wall as BG makes the butterfly and flower stand-out.Exellent colours and soft lights.Well composed.Best regards Siggi

An impressive macro of this butterfly, excellent clarity and sharpness, amazing colours, nicely composed and presented!

Hello Foozi,

an nice image from this butterfly that i have been photographed in an butterfly garden.
Good of sharpness and unusal pov.
Fine colors.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-23 14:54]

Hello Foozi,
Very nice composition with splendid colors and excellent POV.

Salam Foozi.
This is a great capture of this large butterfly in fabulous markings on the wings. The ginger flower adds contrast and balance in this well composed shot.
Kind regards.

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