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Butterfly #13 (Tawny Coster)

Butterfly #13 (Tawny Coster)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC W7
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Thailand #1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-23 1:10
Viewed: 3260
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tawny Coster
(Acraea terpsicore (Linnaeus,1758),Acraea violae (Fabricius, 1793)) belongs to the Nymphalidae or Brush-Footed butterfly family. It is under the predominantly African sub-family Acraeinae.
Wingspan 45-55mm

The Tawny Coster is an unpalatable species and does not have much appeal to predators in any stage of its life. Even mantids, which feed on other poisonous species such as Danaids, keep away from this species. It defends itself by exuding an unpleasant oily liquid when captured or handled - a strategy that allows it to search for food and mates slowly and leisurely, with minimal expenditure of energy.

The larvae feed on members of the Cucurbitaceae and Passifloraceae.

This species is expanding its range as appeared in the following report
"This species, which is common on cleared land in Sri Lanka and southern India, appeared in Thailand about ten years ago. It has now spread southward, and was taken by Arshad on the edge of the Batu Pahat forest reserve in Perlis in Dec 1992. ...” (from Vol 49 No 3 1996 edition of the Malayan Naturalist)

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Hi Jitti, another great macro!
This respect your high standard quality of picture.
All is good: colors, composition and details.

Hi Jitti

Short on time today, but from what I see you deserve this big smiley. Thanks.


Your Composition, POV, DOF, BG and lighting are all excellent and the photo is very sharp and detailed. TFS,

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-23 4:06]

Excellent Jitti!
Very good on details and DOF!
Very good on colours and BG!
Good POV too!

As usual, a macro shot of the highest quality ! Details, colors, BG, POV... everything is excellent. I would have cropped a bit at the left of the photo, but it's just mu opinion, still a wonderful shot.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-23 4:37]

Hello Jitti,
Wonderful close up.Lighting,clear details,POV,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Excellent shot Jitti
Great colors,details lines and POV

Hello Jetti, excllent details, BG, POV, DOF, great Job, TFS Kyle

bonjour Jitti
C,est un autre beau macro que tu as pris avec ce joli papillon.Les couleurs et les détails ainsi que le BG sont très beaux.
Merci et au revoir....JP

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-23 10:21]

Hi Jitti,
The way this butterfly flies over the BG is great. It seems that is out of the screen! Great DOF, color and sharpness. One of the best photos that can be done!
José M.

Very gusty butterfly, JC, well-equipped to defend itself with 'potent' weapons!
Lovely POV, DOF and colours.

parfait,couleurs details et netteté.
excellent POV et DOF.

Hi Jitti
I love your notes. The detail, colour and composition is great. The background gives a nice contrast to the butterfly. Janice

Hi JC,
Beautiful composition... awesome details!
I like to see the way the legs are taking hold of the tiny branch, everything captured with the best possible clarity!
Very pleasant colours, nice framing!
Pablo -

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