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mariposa yaxchilán #2

mariposa yaxchilán #2
Photo Information
Copyright: Mingfai Fong (mingfaifong) (48)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-30
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-28 15:19
Viewed: 4480
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another butterfly in Yaxchilán (Mayan ruin site near Mexico-Guatemala border) from my travels through Chiapas during the summer of 2006.

Thank you to Petet for the identification...
scientific name: Chlosyne endeis
family: Nymphalidae

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Wow, incredible color patterns on this butterfly!
You acheived a great open wing POV Mingfai as well as beautiful saturated color. Nicely composed and with good focus detail. TFS

The butterfly is very colourful and has been well captured. However, the use of magic wand to remove noise from the BG is a bit distracting around the antennae. I know it is a difficult operation.
The overall impact of the image is powerful all the same.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-28 17:44]

Hello Mingfai,
What a interesting butterfly you captured, colors are fantastic
nice shot with very good details
regards, Dejan

Hi Mingfai,

I like photographing butterflies too but it is hard to catch them with their wings opened. Great photo with good pov. The bottom of the wing edges are soft and I suspect the butterfly was probably gently fluttering its wings.


Hi Mingfai,
A good photo of this wonderful butterfly with wings open and an excellent composition. However the hind wings are a little OOF, probably because of the shallow DOF which resulted from the choice of f/2.8. A higher f/ value (e.g. f/5.6) would deepen the DOF and render the hindwings sharply in focus.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-29 3:26]

Hello Mingfai,
it's a very colourful picture showing the butterfly with pretty good sharpness at least of the frontal parts and the forewings.
You show here a particular form of
Chlosyne endeis / family: Nymphalidae
with brilliant yellow instead of white wing spots.
Best wishes, Petet

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-29 17:21]

Wonderfull colours,perfect sharpness and details, a very 1st class pic,2 points are not enough !!! thanks for share and have a nice 2008,Luciano

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