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Sword-grass Brown

Sword-grass Brown
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Australia, Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Satyrinae - Worldwide [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-12 7:34
Viewed: 4133
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A male Sword-grass Brown (Tisiphone abeona), a common medium sized butterfly of the coastal forests of south-eastern Australia. With a wingspan of 52mm and a habit of patrolling walking tracks and bush trails, this is a well-known butterfly.
They rarely fly more than 2m off the ground and are active from September to April. Their common name is related to their host plant, sword grass (Gahina sp), a tall stiff grass with razor sharp edges. This one was captured in Budderoo National Park.
Thanks for looking.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-04-12 7:47]

Hello Chris,
you present an amirable picture of this Brown and take it as offer to include into my THEME on Satyrinae - Worldwide. o.k.? The colour and pattern details are very impressive. Thank you for posting this nice picture of the beautiful butterfly. Superb!!
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Chris,
Beautiful close up on this colorful butterfly. Very nice composition with vivid colors. TFS.

i feel like there's an extra pair of eyes staring at me!

good sharpness and details! the details on the wings are really well done, and clear too.

well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-12 10:28]

Hi Chris.
I like your wonderful butterfly picture. The captured butterfly is great, picture is composed extremely well. I also like your impressive POV, excellent DOF and details of the image. Well done and TFS.

Hi chris,

A very good macro with good details and composition.Very well captured and presented.



Hi Chris,
you catched a wonderful beauty.
I love the spots - like big eyes, so pretty, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Chris.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

A rare species on TN, Chris.
Very good macro with fine details and colours on the outer wings.
I particularly like those three eye-spots -- each different from the other.

Hi Chris,
A great shot of this butterfly!
Very good your POV used to bring us this clear and sharp details on the insect and their beautiful wings, with that "false eyes" red and yellow.
I like so much the composition made and the way you put away the background.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-12 20:03]

Hello Chris

These are beautiful butterflies.You have captured the lovely colours and texture of it's wings.The details are sharp and well focused.I really like the colours around the fake eyes.Very nicely done.TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-12 22:27]

Hello Chris,
Great macro work that you share with us, beautiful colors and nice details, thanks for sharing.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-13 12:57]

Hello Chris,
very nice capture. The butterfly has wonderful details and the sharpness is great. Beautiful colors and very well presented.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-13 17:50]

Marvellous capture, Chris!!
I like a lot the beautiful pattern on this butterfly and its curious head. Excellent sharpness, point of view and composition.
My compliments and thank you very much for sharing.
Best wishes

Hi Chris,
Wonderful shot,
Beautiful butterfly,
Sharpness,details and colors are perfect,
Well done

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