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Golden Birdwing

Golden Birdwing
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Copyright: Greg Hume (greghume) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 72 N: 575] (2160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Leica 35-430
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-17 17:26
Viewed: 3886
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Tribe: Troidini
Genus: Ornithoptera
Species: Troides aeacus

This species is found in Northern India, Nepal, Burma, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Taiwan, Cambodia, peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia.
Its caterpillar deters birds and insectivorous reptiles by living on a poisonous liana, the aristoloche, which protects it against predators.

Taken at Krohn Conservatory.

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Beautiful composition! Love the bright coloring, the contrast, and the details on the wings. Overall, simply lovely.
Kathy :-)

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-18 8:15]

Very sharp capture, lovely colors, good POV.
Have a good day!

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-08-22 16:52]

Hello Greg.
Accurate contrast, point of view and colour.
Well framed.

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