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Butterfly #18 (Common Palmfly)

Butterfly #18 (Common Palmfly)
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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: 2006-06-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Thailand, Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 -, Butterflies from Thailand #1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-07 5:20
Viewed: 3679
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Genus: Elymnias
Species: Elymnias Hypermnestra
Common Name: Common Palmfly

Common Palmfly is particularly abundant where plants of the species Palmae thrive.

Its flight can be best described as a slow flapping and gliding motion. It has a propensity to rest on leaves very often after each short flight. Due to its fondness for shade, it is usually found flying under the cover of trees amongst the undergrowth.

The range of this insect is from Sri Lanka and India to Formosa and Indo-China through Malaysia to the Lesser Sunda Islands and Philippines.


I found this common palmfly at Butterfly Conservatory in Suan Rot Fai in Bangkok. It was rested under shade as mention in note above.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-07 5:29]

Excellent Jitti!
Very good DOF and details!
Good POV!
Very good on colours!
5* and TFS!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-07 5:37]

Hello Jitti,
Excellent capture.I liked POV,lighting,details,colors,sharpness and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Another mind-blowing butterfly image from you, JC.
Absolutely perfect image with a great POV, faultless DOF, supremely beautiful colours and crystal-like clarity.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-07 6:00]

Very nice image Jitti!
Great details and colors. beautifull BG.
POV is very interesting.
I like it!

Hi Jitty ! As always you show us a wonderful picture, with excellent colors, details, composition, POV and BG. you seem to have a lot of beautiful butterflies in your country, and I'm always looking forward to your photos. Well done !

avec une voilure comme celle-ci ce papillon ne doit pas mettre longtemps a disparaitre de l'objectif.bg coloré et lumineux et bons details.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-07 7:07]

Hi Jitti,
Wow, beautiful colours and textures. The details are superb, it's almost as if I could reach out and touch it. Perfect contrast against the bright green background, and a nice format/crop. Really a great shot.

Very nice. The DOF and sharpness are great. When I took some similar photos, I ended up wishing that I had cloned out the sunny background bits. I find them distracting.

Hello JC
A very pleasant composition!
The butterfly is captured with great skill, leaving colours and details close to perfect...
Maybe most impact from the awesome green vegetation always present in your images...
Pablo -

Hi Jitti, nice macro with a great BG.
Excellent details on the subject.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-07 12:07]

Hi Jitti,
A beautiful and delicated colours in the butterfly and a vivid coloured blurred background. A good shot!
TSF, José M.

Great shot Jitti. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. TFS.

Hello Jitti, Excllent details, Bg, POV, dof, grweat job, tfs kyle

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-06-07 15:18]

Hello Jitti,

Another excellent capture from you! Excellent pov and the details are awesome! The green bg enhanced the butterfly colors too! Nice pov and dof also! Very well done and TFS,


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-07 16:49]

Hi JC, excellent composition. I love the lighting on this shot it shows the colours well. I like the green tones in the background and the brown tones of the butterfly, they work well together. Great details and POV. Well done and TFS.

Hi Jitti

Excellent shot. Great POV. Very good exposure. Nice compo. Super work. Well done. :-)

Hello Jitti!
This one looks very delicate my friend! Great focusing, sharpness, details and shapes on the butterfly! Some overexpose parts on the bg but they don't any effect on the subject! Thank you and best regards!

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-06-08 17:25]

Hi Jitti,
Your photos seem to get better and better every time. Excellent stuff you present here, with a very nice POV and very good use of lighting. Pin sharp subject and well blurred B/G - very good indeed!

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-06-08 18:19]

Hi Jitty!
This another of your great macros! Great quality of the photo and the explanation note!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-13 5:41]

Beautiful and interesting shot for this superb butterfly ! Composition, colors, details, DOF and sharpness are very good ! Perhaps few bright spots.. Congratulations Jitti and thank you for sharing picture and note which give to me enjoyment.

Hello 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

Hello Jitti,

Another beautiful picture of yours! The composition is great and the colors look very bright and natural! I like the way you handled the light. Exposure is perfect and sharpness spot on! Excellent use of DOF! TFS!


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-20 4:02]

Hi Jitti.
Fantastic colos details and sharpness, excellent compostion, very nice pose and point of view, good note.


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