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Black-veined Tiger

Black-veined Tiger
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies of Thailand, My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-24 7:34
Viewed: 6102
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the most common butterflies we saw in the forested areas of Phuket was this one, is a male Black-veined Tiger (Danus melanippus). They have a wingspan of around 85 mm and range throughout south-east Asia in primary rainforest and secondary growth.

This particular one was shot early in the morning in a patch of forest south west of Patong near the aptly named Paradise beach.

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Hi Chris,
This looks like he is flying!! , but i can see a small stick :-)
Super shot but with goo details, colors and composition.
Goutham R

Hello Chris,
Very well shot! Excellent bg with greeny tones! pov, framing, composition is amazing. Thank you,

Hello Chris,

Excellent capture!!! The pov and the dof cannot be better!!! If you don't mind, I applied some sharpness to your picture in the workshop... Hope you'll like...



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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-24 8:49]

Hello Chris!
Wonderful macro.I liked POV,colors,contrast,simple BG,lighting,framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-24 8:59]

Hi Chris
nice shot. Great BG, sharpnes details and POV.
Well done


Love this butterfly shot Chris.
Excellent composition, colors and details.
Good POV, BG.

Hello Chris,
beautiful pose of that butterfly.
Excellent sharpness all over body and wings.
Very fine shaded colours in perfect harmony with a soft and distant bright green background.
Thank you! Best regards,

Hi Chris.
Nice clear photo. The green background is nice as it really gives a sharp edge to the wings.
Nice job, regards

Hi Chris,
Excellent shot with good colours and sharpness.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-04-24 11:45]

Hi Chris,

Wonderful composition. It's like the butterfly is flying. Very natural shot.
The green backfround fits very well.


Coo capture.
Nice colors and details.
Amazing background.

Beautiful specimen well captured, Chris.
Lovely POV, DOF and sharpness of details.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-24 13:56]

Hi Chris,
Lovely shot, excellent exposure and colours, details are good and DOF on the button, perfectly defocused and vibrant background.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-04-24 18:20]

Hello Chris, nice shot. I love the blurred BG. Very nice colours and composition, good details too. Well done.

Hi Chris

Wonderful shot. Lovely butterfly. Good light, colour, POV and composition. Well done! :-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-04-25 6:14]

Hi Chris!
Best way to photograph butterflies - blurres green BG and detailed insect. Everythink looks great on your photo. Scratched surface of wings is what I like most.

Hi Chris,
Beautifully capture. Nice colors, simple and clear cut. TFS

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-26 4:24]

Nice shot of this beauty!
Good on colours!
Good POV and BG!

I would be very happy when the most common butterfly could look like that ;-D
Nice colours and sharpness. Good background and composition.


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