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Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)

Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/11, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-22 18:56
Viewed: 1913
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I would like to wish all TN members a very "Merry Christmas" and a "Happy New Year"

This pretty little Wood Butterfly was one of many that I spotted while on vacation in Oklahoma this summer. I took my camera to the Oxley Nature Center in hopes of capturing a few images while hiking it's many trails.

The day was very hot and sunny and I remember wishing I could have been wearing a tank top, shorts and tennis shoes, but I knew the dreaded chiggers and ticks were plentiful this time of the year. Keeping those nasty little insects in mind, I decided to wear a long sleeved shirt, heavy jeans and high top leather hiking shoes while sweating profusely most of the day.

I tried to stay in the shade whenever I could and this is where I started to see the butterflies. The Wood Butterflies were plentiful, but I also saw quite a few Pipevine Swallowtails flitting about through the dense foliage. I had the good fortune to see some that were actually lying eggs on the underside of the leaves.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-12-23 1:33]

Hello Ron,
a very beautiful butterfly,nice details species,thanks..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-23 2:03]

Hi Ron,a great Christmas gift to the butterflies fans like me,this is absolutely beautiful and not often seen on TN,perfect capture with the best sharpness and colors,i like it!!Merry Christmas to you and your family and thanks,Luciano.

Hallo Ron
Great sharpness composition with beautiful colours and nice details
thanks gr lou

Hello Ron,

Hope you are doing fine, bro. Thanks a lot for your support. You know I am not a photographer in true sense but a contributor who wants others to know about the flora and fauna of his region.
Yes, Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you in advance, Ron and indeed this is a lovely shot of this even more lovelier butterfly. It is a pleasant surprise that you went for a butterfly before Christmas than for a bird....smile. Loved the photo, thanks a lot for sharing and have a good time, take care,
warm regards/Abid

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-12-23 11:57]

Hello Ron

Great macro of this Wood Butterfly, excellent composition, very nice lighting, perfect sharpness and details, very nice wing color and pattern. I wish you MERRY CHRISTMASS and HAPPY NEW YEAR



Hello Ron

"Merry Christmas" and a "Happy New Year" also for you.

A Great macro with a very beautiful light coming to the butterfly,
fine POV and framing, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2014-12-23 19:25]

Hi Ron
This butterfly is nicely shown with perfect focus, and has made me think about several things, not related to Photography.


Hello Ron,
It is a lovely butterfly specie. Splendid colors and very nice details. "MERRY CHRISTMAS" and a "HAPPY NEW YEAR"!!! The details and focus are perfect as usual.

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusion of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasure of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quite home" - Charles Dickens..............Merry Christmas To You Too And Have A Joyous Moment. Now about this Butterfly - Little one, but pretty. I like the light here on Butterfly and surrounding engulfed semi - darkness. Well sharpness with splendid sharp focus. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-12-24 3:36]

Hi Ron,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful butterfly.
Nice colours and excellent sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.
Wish You Merry christmas.

Ciao Ron, great capture of fantastic buyterfly, fine details, eonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas to you and your family, ciao Silvio

Hi Ron,

Beautiful specie. Perfect focus and great sharpness along with details and clarity. Best regards
Merry Christmas

WONDERFUL CAPTURE of this butterfly.Very well exposed and good focus throughout.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2014-12-29 15:14]

Lindíssima borbolete com cores muito forte e atraente meus parabéns.

Hi Ron,
very nice, well describing image and story. A pleasure to see that little satyr with its many eyespots catching our attention while resting in the shadow on a hot day. Thank you for your kind Seasons' Greetings. All my best wishes for a peaceful and happy New Year to you, too!
With best regards,

Hello Ron,
Lovely capture!Great details and very well exposed.
Happy New Year my Friend.

Belated Happy New Year to you and family, Ron!
Brilliant capture with mind blowing details and colors on the wing.
Thanks for sharing this gem of a picture from your archives.

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