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Blue Ulysses (Papilio ulysses)


Blue Ulysses (Papilio ulysses)
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Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3.5-4.5 VR, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-10 4:00
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a wonderful blue Ulysses (Papilio ulysses). For its own protection, as soon as it lands, it folds its wings to hid that wonderful color. I tried very hard to capture it in flight, with no luck. But this does give you a wonderful view of the underside of its wings.

This shot was also taken at the Coffs Harbour Butterfly Centre.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-10 9:08]

hi mike,
wow! what a beauty! wonderful capture. good colors and details. bit too tight, i feel. otherwise, its great. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hello Mike,
Very nice pose of the Blue Ulysses well captured!
very sharp image with wonderful colour and superb details in the shot!
the bg colour makes the subject really stands out
many thanks for the sharing
tony

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