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Palm King

Palm King
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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: 2006-04-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies of Thailand, My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-04 8:19
Viewed: 4658
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The largest town on Phuket Island is Phuket town, an interesting mix of eastern and 19th century western architecture. Rang Hill is one of two hills that dominate the northern end of town. The hill contains some remnant jungle mixed with semi-formal picnic grounds, a fitness park and restaurants. I had gone there specifically to see the incredible gliding lizards (Draco sp.) and was almost instantly successful, with extended views of a courting pair literally gliding from tree to tree, amazing but no pictures good enough to post unfortunately.

Nevertheless the hill was alive with birds and butterflies, almost to the point of not knowing which way to look in case I missed something. A fascinating place to visit.

This is the impressively large Palm King (Amathusia phidippus) with a wingspan of 12cm. They are distributed through Indochina, Malay peninsula and Indonesia preferring areas where there are lots of palms. An indeed I was lucky enough to find this one perched motionless on a palm pretending to be a leaf.

Thanks for looking.

jeanpaul, pilonm, christophe, limier, coasties, firelord, ALIRIZA, phlr, marhowie, CTP has marked this note useful
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Bonjour Chris
Une excellente photo en macro avec une belle présentation de ce merveilleux papillon,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées. Félicitations pour la belle composition
Merci et bravo...JP

Hello Chris,

Very good picture of this butterfly. I like the composition and the pov. I did a little workshop where I add more sharpness to see more details on the butterfly. I hope you'll like it.



Hi Chris

Great capture, details and colors

In a friendly way Christophe

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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2006-05-04 10:10]

Hi Chris
Nice POV of this strange brown butterfly.
I love the gold circles on the wings and you are lucky to find this one as you write.

hi Chris,

Lovely pic of the king , indeed thiland is a place for kings and it shows in this pic. Great macro , sharpness and DOF 100%.



Hi Chris,
Great capture of this butterfly. Fine details that you are showing us here. Good composition and TFS.

Hi Chris

Wonderful shot. Lovely depth of colour. Crisp, clear and sharp. Good light, POV and composition. Well done! :-)

Hi Chris,
Excellent macro. Point of view, framing, clear details and nice colors are wonderful. have a nice day...
Ali Rıza

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-04 17:36]

Very good photo!
Very good POV!
May be it's an old guy, it has a damage wings.
Very good DOF!
5* and TFS!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-04 22:05]

Bonsoir Chris!

Félicitations pour cette superbe prise de vue sur ce papillon. L,éclairage fait bien ressortir les couleurs et les détails.

Merci pour l'envoie.


Hi Chris,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

Hi Chris,
That it was time I paid ya a visit :)
It's very sharp and detailed, great light, DOF, and color..Interesting POV from slightly behind, and it works very well with the added symmetry of the palm leaves..Palm King, Palm leaves..Works for me :)
Very well done and TFS!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-05-10 18:21]

Hi Chris,
Excellent bfly macro shot with great details.
I like your perfect sharpness,focus,dof,pov,lighting,colors,framing and note.Well Done.TFS

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