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Photo Information
Copyright: Juan Aguero (juanka) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 44] (193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, Nikkor 35-280 mm
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-04 11:59
Viewed: 4281
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anartia jatrophae are very common in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as southern Texas and Florida. Small numbers can also be found in North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. (Emmit, 1999; Struttmann, 2004)

Physical Description
The eggs of this species are small and green and found on the underside of host plant (Bacopa monniera) leaves. Caterpillars are black with silver or white dots and branched spines. The chrysalis is light green with small black dots. The upper side of the adult butterfly is white and contains a round black spot with a light-to-dark brown crescent-shaped trim on forewing. The hindwing has two spots similar to those on the forewing and is trimmed with the same crescent trim in brown to orange. The two front legs are non-functioning, giving the appearance of only four legs- characteristic of all members of the Nymphalidae family. In dry or winter seasons, the White Peacock becomes paler and larger. (Floridata, 2001; Struttmann, 2004)


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Hi Juan,
Very sharp capture! This is a beautiful and unique butterfly. Good OOF BG and composition. Great colours and contrast. If there was anything to be improved it would be to use a little more DOF to bring the entire wing in focus.


I like the simplness of this shot. Great colors and the background is flatterings to the shot.



Beautifull butterfly. Very interesting picture end note.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-04 13:05]

This butterfly is new to me and it is really fabulous! An excellent shot in very good light showing up all the details and I really love the colours of this one!
Thanks, Ulla

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-04 13:45]

Hi Juan

Beautiful shot, lovely composition and pose, the detail is lovely and sharp with beautiful colours and a excellent BG.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-04 14:12]

Hallo Juan,
this is an excellent image of a completely intact, obviously freshly hatched specimen of jatrophae. Point of view and sharpness are superb. Structural and colour composition are nice.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-04 14:37]

Hi Juan,
excellent capture beautiful butterfly.A little difficult POV on focalization, right wing is a bit out.Though perfect DOF,superb BG and fine sharp details and very nice colours.Good work!!
TFS and greetings

merhaba güzel çalışma tebrikler:)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-10-04 21:21]

Hola Juan.- Que hermosa es tu foto, muy nitida y con exelente contraste y luz. Se apreian los detalles claramente.
Saludos Luis52.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-04 22:42]

Hello Juan

A lovely photo of this butterfly.Excellent DOF and POV.Very nice details and sharpness.The colours are beautiful.TFS


Very beautiful shot.The butterfly is looking very nice in the picture. The blurred bg adds to the looks of the picture.sharpness is good. compo is ok.
nice shot.

Nice detail, color and exposure, well taken.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-05 2:28]

Hi Juan,

Great shot of this beatifull butterfly,almost it looks if it is an inflight shot,well captured,


Hi Juan

Beautiful work. Nicely composed with all the technical stuff looking spot on. :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-05 23:16]

Great POV, Juan, and fantastic DOF.
It looks like it is just suspended in mid-air.
Beautiful colors.
TFS. : )

Hej Juan!
Ostry, piekny motyl. Swietny kadr i kolory.
Gratulacje i serdecznosci - Roma

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