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Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 2 N: 565] (2054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-19 18:09
Viewed: 2757
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Heliconius ismenius
Heliconius comprise a colorful and widespread butterfly genus distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the New World. These butterflies have been a subject of many studies due to their abundance and relative ease in breeding under laboratory conditions as well as due to the extensive mimicry that occurs in this group. Studying this model group is helping scientists to understand how species are formed and why they are so diverse.They are usually unpalatable and are models for Müllerian mimicry by unrelated butterflies. Hybrid speciation has been found to occur in this genus. (wikipedia)

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Beautifully composed Lawhill,

the OOF background loks lush and dappled with light.
Colours well saturated and focus is clear where it needs to be.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-19 18:53]

Hi Lawhill,

Beautiful capture of the moment. The two look very beautiful together. Lovely colors and good details.


Fantástica composición de lindo color. Falla algo el enfoque pero aún así creo que es un excelente documento. Un saludo Lawhill.

Hello Lawhill,
Wow! two is a pair!
good timing for the capture with clarity, colour and details
well done my friend

Hi Lawhill,
Nice shot, it can be hard getting 2 butterflies in 1 shot. You have done well here, its a nice clean image and interesting framing, good job,

Hello Lawhill,
Nice shot, its almost a mirror image..beautiful...great color and dof background..TFS

  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-19 19:42]

Hello Lawhill, amazing capture of the cicle of life. Great picture, sharp and colorful, great POV and composition..well done

Hi Lawhill,
Beautiful composed shot of these long winged butterfly. Nice timing. POV is excellent. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Finding one is hard enough here,so seeing this is a treat. All the colours you have captured within this shot are nicely seen.As is the presentation.

These are some 'cool' looking butterflies. Great colors and great positioning.

Such a gentle approach to the subject...it is like magical...and yet so natural vs our now unnatural anima animus archetype man has created.

The wings are the focus here and well they should be as in symmetry. As well as La' Colour!

Pacific NW US

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-20 14:09]

selam lawhill; nice macro shot of this butterflies, good details presented,nice BG and POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-06-20 14:41]

Unusual...Great capture...I suppose they are mating...Excellent color and detail...TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-20 20:15]

Hello Lawhill

Nicely done with very good detail.The shot is well balanced with very good composition.The colours are well saturated.Very good POV and DOF.TFS


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-21 8:32]

Hello Lawhill,
a very well composed picture, the placing of you subjects looks very nice. Interesting moment very well captured, with nice sharp detail.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-21 10:45]

Hi Lawhill,
Wonderful shot of these mating beauties. Special and tender moment captured with impressive sharpness and fine focus. Lovely colours and patterns on their wings. I like your POV to portray them and the smooth BG looks majestic. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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