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Dead Leaf (Kallima inachus)

Dead Leaf (Kallima inachus)
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Copyright: akbar ali asif (AKBAR-ALI-ASIF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 478] (2927)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-05 0:48
Viewed: 1797
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My today's shot features a stunningly beautiful butterfly called Dead leaf, Oakleaf or Orange Oakleaf butterfly. With closed wings it does resemble a dead or dry leaf and often mixes up well with the number of surroundings it prefers to sit or hide. I will post a shot of it with closed wings in coming days. With open wings it is a treat to watch. Glossy blue and purple with vibrant orange makes a fascinating combination.

Regarding quality of my shot i am not satisfied as far as sharpness and details are concerned (as compared to previous few shots of butterflies). The main reason is the large size of this butterfly. It was largest of all butterflies (with open wings) in KL bird park. My bridge camera with a fairly large lens wasn't able to get a desired focus. Moreover the butterfly was in a bit shady area with low light and my canon is not a champion performer in low light conditions. Though i was able to get a good focus, one can observe a little soft details in the middle portion of my subject.

Details about this butterfly can be found on different websites. Thanks for your comments and feedback on my previous posts. Hope you will like this post too.

Best Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-05 0:57]

hello Akbar,
Very colorful and beautifully shaped butterfly. I have seen this species in our butterfly-world. But not the same to see it in nature! Good picture considering that you used a bridge-camera.
take care

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-05 5:01]

Hi Akbar,another magnificent spectacle in your gallery of rare wonders,truly perfect and caught with the best detail and bright colors.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Akbar

the light and color tones are beautiful,
with fine POV to show the colorful butterflu's
form and patterns, the diagonally framing
bringing dynamism to the image, TFS


Hello Akbar,
Absolutely amazing capture with splendid natural colors and nice details. The light is great. Incredible sharp details. Great capture of a lovely butterfly specie.
Thanks for sharing!

hallo Akbar
a beauty with nice details and good sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Akbar, the colour reproduction of this orange leaf in open wings position is spot on, especially the silver blue iridescence. Thou lacking in detail a nice picture to look at.


Ciao Akbar, great macro of fantastic burtterfly, splendid colors, superb sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Akbar,
Very nice capture of a beautiful butterfly.
Excellent sharpness details and amazing colors.
Regards Devendra

Hi Akbar-Beautiful large size species.Well captured.Nice colour and sharpness.Nice POV.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice evening-Srikumar

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-06 19:11]

Hello Akbar,
I am amazed at the large number of gorgeous butterflies you have in your country, this one is simply stunning to view. I really like the unusual shape of it's wings and the rich contrasting colors. The metallic blue and the orange with black bars is eyecatching to say the least. Awesome specimen!!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-08-07 11:02]

Hi Akbar,
Nice image beauty butterfly.
Amazing metalic colors and good sharpness details.
Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Ali Akbar,

What an amazing image is this! I loved it. Great capture indeed. Well done.


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