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Orange Oakleaf 2

Orange Oakleaf 2
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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/3.5, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mimicry, Butterflies of Thailand, My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-15 7:51
Viewed: 4662
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the same individual Orange Oakleaf (Kallima inachus) that I posted last time (here), this time with its wing shut.
As you can see, the beautiful blue and orange colours of the upper wings are replaced with the perfect mimicry of a leaf. If you can image this species on the ground, you will understand that they become almost invisible in the forest litter.
Again a slow shutter speed was called for, so its perhaps not as sharp as I would have liked, but its an impressive species just the same.

Thanks for looking.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-15 8:05]

Hi Chris,
this one is so well camoulflaged, in the thumbprint I thought it was twoo leafes. Nice shot, great details ans interesting note. POV, colors and compositon are very nice.

Hi Chris,
A beautiful butterfly and as Sky say, its well camoulflaged, it realy looks like a leaf.
Nice colours, good PPV and well composed. I like the DOF too.
As you mention, the slow speed is the course to the slightly softness.
Very well done, my friend.

Nice work Chris.
Very good sharpness, detail, color, exposure, and DOF. Well composed and a great POV also.
Well done!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-05-15 9:00]

Hallo Chris, this is one of some pictures posted in the last days showing the underside of butterfly wings. K. inachus is an impressive example that both sides differ substantially in pattern and that obviously they have different functions. Comparative presentation - as you did it - helps to learn about nature, despite (as you mentioned) sharpness is not so high as desired. Your and the butterflies' message have become clear.

Hello Chris

OOO it is like leaves, very intresting shot with perfect POV and DOF, sharp and well composition.well done.


Hi Chris,
Well captured of this butterfly. Would be mistaken for leaf on the forest ground. Good POV and composition. TFS

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-16 4:31]

Very good photo!
Looks like a leaf!
Very good on details and DOF!
Very good POV!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-05-17 17:36]

Incredible camouflage ! Very well done Chris. A very sharp and well composed picture. Good background and very strong exposure. Thanks !


Wonderfull buttrfly! It's a pity that there are no butterflies like that in Europe ;-D
Nice colours and composition. Thanks


Hi Chris, symply beautiful lady.
This "leaf" is perfect in colours, details and composition.

Hello Chris,
The butterfly has amazing wings. They very much look as a leaf. Picture has good framing and nice POV, the quality isn't bad at all.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-09-06 15:21]

Cześć. Fajny motyl. Dobre zdjęcie, poprawny kadr i dobra ostrość. Pozdrawiam Robert.

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