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Phoebis philea

Phoebis philea
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-30 2:30
Viewed: 2650
Points: 37
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photographed in the butterfly house.
The Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea) is a species of butterfly found in the Americas including the Caribbean.[1]

The wingspan is 68 to 80 mm.[1] There are two to three generations per year in Florida and one in the northern part of the range with adults on wing from mid to late summer. This species only colonized the Florida (from the South) in the nineteen twenties, which corresponds approximately when the state became a haven for the older of own species. Surely no coincidence? A species that makes you draw breath when you encounter it, the male has the full on orange spots on his wings which go so well with the remainder of his yellowy wings. This is a butterfly that is designated “secure globally." The larvae feed on Cassia species.(Wikipedia)

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Hallo Siegfreid,
a splendid macro shot of this exotic butterfly taken from an excellent POV with very good details and colours, very well composed with a great contrast against a dark BG
Best regards

Czesc Siggi,
piekny motyl na bardzo ladnym i ciekawym kwiatku. Swietna ostrosc i naturalne kolory. Takze ladne zielone tlo.
Pozdrawiam i zycze udanej niedzieli!

Nice detailed photo, thanks for showing us. regards Yiannis

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-30 3:45]

Hello Siegfried,
very lovely indeed. the softness rendered here is very attractive and the colours composition is just simply right and pleasant. You have presented a lively close up and the blurry background is so well composed.
Exciting sharpness and clarity of the butterfly.


Ciao Siegfried. Very good details on wigs weft. Great copo for this exotic beauty!


Ciao Siegfried.
Splendida foto con dei colori che si amalgamo fra di loro sia quelli del soggetto che del fiore,ottima nitidezza e composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hi Siegfried
Impressive photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-30 5:44]

Hi Siggi,an excellent macro talking about the sharpness and composition,but there is something to strange in the colors,maybe you turn the saturation too warm....no problem..eheheh..have a nice day and thanks.Luciano

hi Siggi - love coming back and seeing all the great capture. Great shot with great contrast. TFS

hello Siegfried
very nice pose with good details and lovely colours
greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-30 7:06]

Beautiful butterfly on lovely flowers and perfect composition. tfs.

Hello Siegfried,
Splendid macro with excellent details, fantastic sharpness and very interesting yellow colors.
Nice composition and perfect exposure.

Ciao Siggi, wonderful butterfly on fantastic flower, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid colors, wonderful light and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Siggi,
Amazing photo with wonderful colours, very good sharpness and BG and very attractive diagonal composition. Regards, Pambos

Nice, even natural earth tones in a quasi pastel. It is soft to the heart. Not sure how that translates....meaning it carries messages beyond what can be seen ordinarily by the human eye. A very nice quiet composition.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-01-30 14:07]

Hello Siggi,
A very good macro shot of this beauty in great composition.Excellent details and colors.TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-30 14:08]

Hello Siggi,
A photo in splendid natural and contrasting colours. The sharpness and details are excellent too. Taken from a very good POV in a very good composition. Beautiful dark BG.

hello siegfried
yellow on green is always beautiful, especially when the subjects are so beautiful, flower and butterfly are really superb, great sharpess and so lovely colors
Have a good night

Gorgeous image... lighting, color, composition, detail... all first rate.

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