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Calisto pulchella

Calisto pulchella
Photo Information
Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-29
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-16 1:58
Viewed: 5250
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks a lot to Ivan "Argus" for the ID !!

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Satyrinae

Genus: Calisto

Specie: Calisto pulchella

Calisto is a butterfly genus from the subfamily Satyrinae in the family Nymphalidae. The species in the genus Calisto occur in the Caribbean islands, central America, and northern South America.
Calisto pulchella is broadly distributed
throughout much of Hispaniola but is rather
uncommon on the south island. The Cordillera
Central supports an endemic subspecies,
C. p. darlingtoni, whose type-locality
is Constanza in the Queliz Massif. (The
recognition of “subspecies” is rapidly being
discouraged.) It has been recorded
(Schwartz, 1989) from Santiago: Vane de
Tetero on Pico Duarte; La Vega: La Cienaga,
Manabao, Boca del Rio, Paso Bajito, and La
Horma; intergrades between the two subspecies
are known from Santiago Rodriguez:
Loma Leonor, 610 m, and Peravia:
Rancho Arriba, 670 m
Specimens: taken rarely in the central
and western Lamedero Massif at: San Juan:
Loma de Bandero, 2; Aguita Fria, base of
Loma La Mediania, 1700–2300 m, 2. (Actually
this is artifactual as collectors often
ignore the species because of its abundance.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-16 2:01]

Hello Luciano
Another wonderful capture taken with excellent details, vivid colors and nice composition

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-16 2:11]

Slav Lûcîano,
I don't know ID but this is very beautiful butterfly and very good capture with great light,colors and perfect details.TFS.

Ciao Luciano,
ho sfogliato una guida(piccola)sulle farfalle di tutto il mondo, ovviamente sono così tante e questa non l'ho trovata, quindi aspetta un vero esperto; bellissima macro dai colori luminosi, ottima definizione, mi piace molto il particolare dell'occhio che attira la mia attenzione, eccellenti il punto di ripresa e la composizione. Fantastica serie di farfalle sconosciute a noi poveri mortali ....
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-16 2:28]

Ciao Luciano,
Sorry for the ID but i can say it's a wonderful close up.Sharpness,exposure composition and details are excellent.
Thanks for posting..

hello Luciano
very nice pose with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Luciano, penso si chiami Genoveffa, ma non ne son sicuro, poi controllo, quel che è certo è che è tanto bella, in attesa che Ivan si pronunci, la ammiriamo ugualmente senza nome, ma con una nitidezza sbrilluccicante e fantastici dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-16 5:00]
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Ciao Luciano,
A fine capture of the Orange Ringlet (Calisto pulchella), a species of Calisto only found on Hispaniola.
The sharpness and lighting are excellent and normally there should be an orange brown colour on part of the hind wing but this is a worn specimen and only a little shows.
Thanks and best wishes,

Ah Luciano. Il grande Ivan non si smentisce mai! E neanche tu a quanto vedo. Direi superba gestione della luce in una situazione tuttaltro che facile. Dettgalio e DOF perfetti. Buona anche la compo. Senza lode ma il dieci è poco......


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-16 5:51]

Very good macro of this interesting Butterfly!

ciao Luciano
good use of light, with fine attribution of colours and details, a beautiful composition and photo!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-16 9:39]

Hello Luciano,
Another great capture from your holiday of a species that's new to me. A lovely close capture showing great details and natural colours. I ike the leafy background that makes it stand out.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Cher Luciano!

Je tiens à te féliciter pour cette magnifique première sur TN! C'est une belle récompense pour tout le travail que tu fais dans le domaine de la photographie des insectes. En plus, le papillon est superbe et tu l'as très bien mis en scène.



Hello Luciano,

An excellent capture with beautiful colors, sharpness & fine details. Lovely POV, pose & BG. Very nicely taken & presented.
TFS & best wishes!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-16 10:37]

Hello Luciano,
Great close-up capture of this tropical beauty from nice POV with delightful composition and immaculate details.Best regards Siggi

Wonderful capture your Calisto pulchella!
Congratulation for the quality and for this new specie, here on TN!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-16 11:26]

Hi Luciano. This is a good side view of this butterfly and congrats for a first posting. Your POV has given a fine side view, Which you have with fine detail and natural colours. well taken TFs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-16 11:56]

Hello Luciano,
Another very beautiful photo of a butterfly in great natural light. Superb sharpness and details. Nice contrasting dark BG and composition.

bonjour Luciano

félicitations pour cette première, jolie photo de ce papillon
prise par un excellent POV, excellent focus netteté et détails,
et une belle luminosité de l'image, TFS


Hi my friend,
Very beautiful photo of this butterfly .. Colours, details and composition are excellent.
Best regards

Bien plasmada a pesar de esa fuente y potente luz que supongo del flash. Veo que Ivan, como hizo con mi fotografía ayer sigue identificando:-)
Un abrazo Luciano: Josep Ignasi.

bonjour luciano
félicitations pour une première sur TN, ce papillon est très joli, j'aime aussi l'environement,lal superbe luminosité, les détails sur les ailes du papillon et la pose
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-16 15:36]

Hi Luciano,

Congratulations on your first on TN. Since we have so few butterflies here this is an introduction for me. This Calisto is so pretty with the earthtone colors and lovely markings. It shows up so well against the dark leaves.


ciao Luciano,
Its always nice to get something for the first time. Congratulations to you and thanks to Ivan for identification. You are lucky to captured with great shot and posted it for the first time. We can see the wing markings with good detail and bright colours. Nicely composed. TFS.
Best wishes

have a nice weekend.

Ciao amico Luciano,

Amazingly beautiful close-up capture of this Dominician lady on red flowers from a great low POV with impaccable clarity, details and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice day!


un po' sovraesposto questo Tanzi camuffato in terra dominicana
ottimo il dettaglio e la definizione
buona domenica Luciano

ciaO Sergio

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