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Glass Wing after accident

Glass Wing after accident
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Raynox DCR 150 macro lens
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/119 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-23 6:24
Viewed: 4386
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Greta oto (Glass Wing)

- pictured at Maximillian-Park, Hamm, North-Rhine-Westfalia -

Black forewing apex broad with inner edge almost straight, white medial bar strong and bordering black apex.
Wingspan: 56-58mm
Forewing length: 27-31m
Local distribution: Common on Pacific side from lowlands to 1500 m, rare on Atlantic slope down to 200 m.
Similar species: Oleria paula, Ithomia patilla, Pteronymia cotytto,

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Larval host plants:
Cestrum lanatum
Cestrum racemosum
Cestrum sp. “San Luis”

Early stages: Solitary

phlr, fiyo, TAZ, wishnugaruda, scottevers7, Mousehill, Fisher, Dave, livios, Libor, hummingbird24, coasties, dew77, cedryk, extramundi, Tommysugar, Circe, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • jooseq (34)
  • [2005-11-23 6:31]

Fine shot. Nice insect :)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-11-23 6:35]

Very beautiful Hienz!
Wonderful "glass" wings indeed!
Almost transparent wings!
Wonderful butterfly!
Very beautiful colors and great details!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-11-23 6:40]

Hello Heinz,
amazing close up; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent.TFS:)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-23 6:59]

Wow wonderful ! I like very much this species with glass wings. I appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Heinz and thanks for sharing.

Hallo Heinz,
das ist wirklich einer der interessantesten Schmetterlinge, die ich je gesehen habe.
Und zudem noch diese Zebra-Augen, super!
Vielen Dank für das tolle Bild, tschüssi
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Heinz,
A stunning shot on this Glass Wing! The composition and framing look excellent to me. Very subtle colors with sharp detail. Excellent work!

Beautifull butterfly with these glass wings. Your exposure sure does the best to get these wings in the image so nicely. TFS!

Hi Heinz,

It's a beauty, excellent shot and well done on the composition.


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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-23 9:41]

Wow Heinz! This is certainly a beautiful creature.
What an enchanting species, and an excellent capture for us to enjoy!
Thank you very much,

Beautiful shot! Incredible creature.
There was some information on this butterfly in last month's Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine. These species was recently spotted, for the first time, in Southern Texas.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-23 11:41]

Heinz, once, I tried to shoot a similar one, but I couldn't.

I like your shot. Great pov, composition and colors.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-23 12:04]

wauuuu Hainz
In TN is presenting a lot of butterflys!
but this one is very ineresting.
quality is great
TFS Libor

Very nice composition, POV & DOF of this incredible glasswing butterfly. Paul :)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-11-23 13:51]

Hi Heinz. Great macro. The background is stunning and the colors are great. Good POV, well composed and nice DOF. Well done & TFS!


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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-11-23 15:28]

Very interesting and nice macro. Excelent composition with perfect details and colors.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-24 0:04]

Wow, Heinz. Lovely! The glasswing is one of my favorite butterflies. Sharp details and good exposure. Excellent POV. Well done and TFS. : )

Hi Heinz,
It's a a very nice butterfly you have caught, I wish I could see it in the flesh.
Well composed, nice colours and good details.
well done.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-11-24 1:58]

Hi Heinz,
very nice photo. I like the colours and pattern of wings. Good sharpness and note. Well done.

Hello Heinz

Wonderful shot. I have visited two different Tropical Butterfly houses in New Zealand and neither have these pretty b'flies. I wish I could see on for real, but for now I see them through your eyes. Congrats on a great job. TFS.


I have a Photo like that (http://www.treknature.com/gallery/South_America/Brazil/photo18062.htm). This Insect is different. Congratulations! Nice Shot!

This is a very beautiful capture, the body is so clear and crisp you feel you could reach out and touch it.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-24 9:30]

Hello Heinz!
Wonderful close up.Clear details,sharpness,POV,colors and coımposition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-24 9:45]

Hi Heinz!
Delicate and beautifull! Glass wings always looks excellent with their beautifull wings!

Hello Heinz!
It's just... marvellous picture. Your butterfly is great and percfect!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-24 17:10]

Hello Heinz,
A very nice example of the Heliconiidae family. Unfortunately I have no idea about the species. Nice colours, POV and DOF. I would just sharp the image a bit.
Best greetings,

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-11-25 3:28]

Hi Heinz,thanks for posting, what an amazing insect, the wings are almost like glass thats removed, great capture.

Hi Heinz,

Very well done with this picture. It is in focus, the DOF is spot-on, and the subject is so attractive. Good composition.

Thanks for sharing.


I dont get tired of looking at this wonderful 4 legged butterfly once and again. Great use of DOF, composition and colours. Framing a bit to heavy for my personal taste. Excellent post. Well done.

Wow, incredible this butterfly! The colours are fantastic an the details also!
Congratulation bye Tom

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-11-28 6:42]

Impresionante, es la mariposa mas bonita y original que he visto hasta ahora. La fotografia es un espectaculo de belleza. Me encanta este trabajo.
Un saludo de circe.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-28 13:53]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Heinz.

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