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Structural colors

Structural colors
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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: 2013-01-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-10 0:25
Viewed: 2249
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

Butterflies have fascinated humankind for millennia, and have been interpreted in a variety of ways, from omens of love to personifications of the soul. Yet, the delicate beauty of iridescent butterfly wings belies their intricate structure and functionality as the perfect foil for predators.

Structural colors are created by an optical effect (such as interference, refraction, or diffraction) rather than by a pigment. They arise from the arrangement of physical structures interacting with light to produce a particular color.

Structural color is responsible for the colors of the feathers of many birds (including the blue jay, hummingbirds and pheasants), as well as certain butterfly wings and beetle shells. Variations in the spacing of the pattern often gives rise to an iridescent effect, as seen in peacock feathers, soap bubbles, films of oil, and mother-of-pearl, because the reflected color depends upon the angle of view.


Thanks Plain Tiger was shot at butterfly sanctuary.
[Thanks Ivan]


Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 7D
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/1024
F-Stop: f/3.5
Focal Length: 50/1 mm
Date Taken: 2013-01-12 05:00
File Size: 263 kb
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-10 3:37]
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Hello Jusni,
This is a sharp and striking capture of the Plain Tiger, open wing pose set in a perfect composition with top sharpness and natural colours against a pleasing natural BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Jusni,
Very well captured butterfly.Nice sharpness and colour on body of the butterfly.Mainly nice dots on head and edges of the wings.Green and yellow BG is truly perfect here.Well done Jusni.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello sir ....
I like this photo a lot ....Great colors ...brilliant sharpness and nicely captured by you ....but I have an advice for you .......Please don't use frames in your photo...It makes your photos unnatural ....

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-10 6:47]

Salam Jusni
very beautiful and multiple colors butterfly that send in the sense of excellence beauty.
Nicely taken is lively surroundings.
Sharp image in good blurry background.


Salam Jusni;
An excellent macro with beautifu coloration, details & sharpness. Great composition & presentation. Well done with a nice POV. TFS & best salam!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-10 7:34]

Hello Jusni,
The diagonal composition in this macro is splendid. Very beautiful colours and good sharpness. Nice DOF.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-03-10 7:40]

Hi Jusni,
what a wonderful photo of this beautiful spicies,
lovely composition, lighting, outstanding details !
Best regards !

Hello Jusni,
a beautiful picture of this Plain Tiger with great sharpness and very perfect colour.
well composed picture also.
best wishes,

Hello Jusni,
As usual a top quality image with superb colors. Amazing details and excellent clarity. Very good WB and perfect POV. In Europe is is at last......spring and many lovely flowers are in bloom.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Jusni

Very beautiful photo with very beautiful light
and specially the warm color tones of the butterfly,
very fine POV and diagonally framing,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Great photo Jusni! Very good composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness.

Ciao Jusni, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonnderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jusni,
Great photo. Colors are really beautiful (bright but seem natural). Very judicious square framing for a great diagonal composition. The sharpness is at the top.
Great job, Philippe.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-10 12:43]

Hi Jusni,magnificent capture of this plan tiger,i seen one in my last african trip but...no pics...hhe....very delicate composition whit bright details and perfect saturation,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jusni,
fine capture of this beautiful butterfly with good sharpness and nicely opened wings. I especially like the wonderful colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-03-11 3:33]

Hello Jusni,
Just like a paintiung, wonderful Plain Tiger! Well composed, superbly presented.
Kind regards

The contrast in colors are what really work here. The orange and black really pop. Great sharpness on the subject. Great job!


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