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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-12 3:33
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ruby Lacewing (Cethosia biblis)

Distribution: Widespread from northern India to China, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Phillipines.

Remarks: Members of the genus Cethosia are also known as " the lacewings" because of the distinctive shape of their wings. A butterfly of the rainforest, they are most easily seen along the forest edge or along tracks through the rainforest. Eggs are laid in batches on the tendrils of the food plant usually members of the passion flower family. The larvae feed gregariously and are strikingly coloured with long barbed spines that are reported to have urticating properties. The rather large and elegant bright orange-red adults are thought to be distasteful to predators.

The above obtained from http://www.newzealandbutterflies.org.nz/Tropical_Page/Photos/Series1d.html


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 1:32 p.m.
Date: 4th June 2006
Weather conditions: Inside Tropical Butterfly House
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/60
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 200
Support: Hand Held
External Flash: Canon 580EX Speedlite
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Perfect shot ! Sharpness, colours, scene, everything. How did you get that plain grey bg ? Is it the sky, or a sheet...?

Beautiful subject and detail. Nice even BG no distractions. Although a green BG would help butterfly stand out. How did you deal with condensation on equipment in tropical butterfly house.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-12 4:02]

Great timing, Pam, to have caught the emergence of this beautiful butterfly. I find the markings and colors on this one just stunning. Details and light are superb. Fantastic shot.
TFS. ; )

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-12 4:03]

Hi Pam,
A beautifull macro shot of this Cethosia.
compo is great, also details and colors.
very well done!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-06-12 4:07]

Hi Pam,

Another great butterfly, this time hanging upside down! Nice POV. Nice colors and fine colors!


Excellent capture in very good moment! Very good colours and composition. Thanks for sharing


wow, great moment, great sharpness.
very good

Gran bella fotografia!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-12 5:02]

Hello Pam,
Excellent macro.Details are crisp clear,exposure is spot on.
Colors,POV,framing and composition are wonderful.

Hi Pam,
This is a wonderful macro
Beautiful composition and details and of course a beautiful nature's creation!
TFS - Shir

Marvellous capture, Pam!
Traditional cotton saris in Gujarat and Rajasthan in India sometimes have similar colours and designs, and they look simply elegant.
Thanks for sharing this great image.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-06-12 6:02]

Hi Pam,
excellent shot, good composition, DOF and colours. Good captured a moment. I like it a lot.
Rgs, Aleksander

Hi Pam,
An excellent shot on thid Lacewing Butterfly. The composition and framing look perfect. Beautiful sturated colors, and sharp detail.
I really like how well he is seprated from the perfect backround.
Well done!


Wonderful capture Pam...Cool!
I've yet to find same :(
I've thought of buying the chrysalis online, and documenting this myself..
And brand new..no raggedy ann here :)
Very well done.

Hello Pam, excllent details, BG, POV, DOF, colors are right on perfct Job, TFs Kyle

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-12 8:35]

Hi Pam,
If PBP was a known acronym, it would be fast to write a comment to you.
José M.
(Pam Butterfly Photo)

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-06-12 10:51]

Hi Pam, excellent sharp macro photo, you captured a very special moment in this butterfly, the composition is very good, Juan

Excellent capture, detail is great and caught at the point of emergence.


Hi Pam,
again such a beautiful shot - and a spectacular moment you could capture.
Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Sólo decir que está preciosa, tanto la escena como la forma en que ha sido captada. Un abrazo. GPC. JL.

Hi Pam,
perfect picture, clear and sharp, very well arranged in a classical pose before a noble, distant neutral background.
Beautiful image. With thanks, and best regards,

This shot is superb.
Great composition, colors and details.
Goos POV and BG.
I love the frame.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-06-12 17:52]

perfect shot of a special moment, pam! :-)
amazing composition and details on the
new "born" butterfly, the pattern on its
wings is absolutely beautiful.
spectacular job & take care, thor.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-06-12 23:25]

Hi Pam
Awesome shot. I was scared that should I remain too long in this photo the hatchling might thaw out completely and fly out of my screen. What a loss that would have meant to TN (chuckle). It could not look better in real life.
A brilliant composition and POV, stunning colours, amazing tack sharp details, perfect BG, and excellent exposure.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-13 3:50]

Just a great shot Pam!
A true newly one!
Perfect on everything!
Deserves more then 2 points!
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-06-14 0:57]

Hello Pam!
Wonderful composition! Nice colours and amazing sharp details! GREAT!

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-06-14 7:40]

superbe! great moment, great composition, focus, colors. tfs

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-06-14 13:18]

Hi, Pam.
A very original composition, remarkable colors and crystal sharpness. Bravo.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-06-15 7:25]

Hi Pam, very nice shot. Lovley details and lighting - very well done on this.

Another excellent picture, Pam! Do you find it in nature of within an insectarium? The pose of the insect cannot be better! Excellent management of the exposition, pov and composition! You always assist to a little miracle when you are present at such an event, isn't it? Colors looks so natural too! TFS,


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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2006-06-15 14:36]

Hallo Pam
Long time no see, no post, but very busy, not so? I see a tremendous improvement, and the score! You are doing well.
This is stunning, I love the idea, one on my wishlist for a lonnngg time!
It is just beautiful, no BG clutter, just the subject, and that portrayed exquisitely well, like lace.
Thanks for looking too at my stuff, I do not stay away because I want to, it is just that life moves us all along on its billows.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-19 7:04]

Good picture of this butterfly. Good timing, nuce BG


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  • ys2 (155)
  • [2006-06-23 14:48]

Beatiful colours and perfect sharpness.. You catch a special moment, congratulations..

Hallo Pam,

Excellent picture with great sharpness! The DOF is very well handled and composition looks great! Another great thing about this picture is the moment you chose for taking the picture, just after hatching. Perfect timing! But the colors and the motif are what draw my eyes to this photo. They are just perfect! Congratulations and TFS!


Hi Pam,

Excellent Shot
Perfect sharpness , colours , POV , Framing.

Gr Thijs

Bonjour Pam , merci pour ce manifique cliché

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