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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700, 35-280 - f2.8-4.2, @ ISO 50, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/400 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of North-America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-26 20:42
Viewed: 4446
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Everglades are paradise and hell at the same time and probably for the same reason. They are outposts of tropics in North America with enormous variety of plant and animal species. A true "Eldorado" for naturalist. However, these swamps are also home to billions of mosquitos that are ready to suck every drop of blood from your body. But who knows - maybe that's why the area still holds its biodiversity. Mosquitoes guard it against people...

White Peacock - Anartia jathrophae (Linnaeus, 1763)
Family: Nymphalidae

This elegantly coloured butterfly reaches wingspan of 61 mm.

It's caterpillar is black and spiny with silver spots. Hosts plants are ruellia (Ruellia occidentalis) and water hysop (Bacopa monniera).
The species leaves in swampy places, on watersides and shorelines.

It occurs in tropics reaching north to southern Florida and Texas, but occasionally found as much north as Kansas and Massachusetts.

Source: Pyle R.M. 1996. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies., Alfred A. Knopf, New York

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-26 23:14]

I've never seen this beatiful species before. Nice composition with flowers.
TFS Michal.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-27 1:52]

Hello Michal,
I love the gentle colours of this butterfly here in a beautiful composition. A bit blurred but overall very nice.
TFS, lla

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-10-27 2:10]

He, he, bardzo mi sie spodobala notka. Cos w tym musi byc - latwiej zabic slonia niz milion moskitow :-) W kazdym razie ty sie poswieciles dla dobra ludzkosci i w efekcie mamy piekne zdjecie bardzo rzadkiego okazu. Chyba go tu jeszcze nigdy nie widzialem. Jak sam tytul glosi - bardzo ladna kompozycja :-)

Hi Michael,
Having spent some time in the Everglades, your discription is very accurate. The trade off is the amazing photos you can get there. This is a stunningly beautiful shot on the White Peacock. Spot on exposure has shown the colors and detail perfectly. Great composition with the flowers as an added bonus.

A rare species of butterfly you have captured here, Michal.
I like the composition with two white flowers on either side of the subject.
Very fine POV, colours and details.
Thanks and take care.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-27 11:51]

Hi michal,

Nice composed shot with good colors and POV,well done and TFS


well composed shot, the two flowers in the shot make the composition balanced. the pov is excellent. nice dof. the sharpness is good. very beautiful butterfly.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-27 13:53]

Nice compo Michal with very good POV and framing.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, focus, sharpness, color, framing.

I like it: DOF, background, notes.

I don't like it: nothing.

Good shot.
Regards... Ricardo

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-27 15:06]

Hello Michal,
Lovely composition with nice colour, good POVwith sharp detail, and nice back ground.
Good work and TFS.
Regards Sky

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-10-27 15:43]

Hi Michal
Wonderful shot with a beutiful butterfly and a really beatiful composition. Very sharp and with very nice colors. I love it. TFS
Best wishes

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-10-27 16:10]

Nice butterfly and good compo, I like this photo a lot.
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-27 17:14]

The colors and designs on this butterfly are really gorgeous and unusual.
I don't think I have seen this butterfly before.
Great POV with sharp details and beautiful light.
TFS. : )

Czesc Misiu
Fajna kompozycja rzeczywiscie 2 + 1 :-) Troszeczke nieostre koncowki skrzydel (troche sie czepiam)piekny motyl, fajna ramka. Super

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-28 5:24]

Hi Michal

What a very beautiful butterfly you present us here!
I don't remember seening this one at all until now :)
Splendid shot taken from a very beautiful POV and excellent timing - catching it with its wings wide opened.
Also lovey colros and crispy sharp details, all in a very nice composition - between those two great flowers.
Very well done!

Bravo nad TFS

Hi Michal,
like the composition, like the white peacock, like the two flowers, like the title and the note. Great job!
Don't like the down-left corner of the photo.

All the best,

hi michal,
realistic note and shot.
compo, details, expo are amazing.
well done.

TFS mario

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-28 22:40]

Hello Michal

A lovely composition of this butterfly.I really like the rich ,well saturated colours.The DOF is very well done and the result is super clear detail.Great framing job really completes the picture.Great work.TFS


Good evening Michal,
very beautiful composition of this butterfly between these two flowers. I like the centring, colors are very pleasant.
Thank you,

Hi Michal,
Marvellous composition.
Very well presented.
Nice details and sharpness.
Well done

Suaves colores y magnífica composición Michal. Una iluminación estupenda para una agradable presentación.
Muchas gracias y saludos, JL.

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