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Last pic from Brazil

Last pic from Brazil
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-03-23 16:06
Viewed: 1724
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I opened my Brazilian series with this butterfly, and I want to close with the same species, surely the most beautiful meeting that I did there for a butterflies fan...

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Victorinini
Genus: Anartia
Species:A. jatrophae

The genus Anartia is closely allied to Junonia and its Afro-Oriental equivalent Precis and shares their liking for sunny open habitats in disturbed woodland.
There are 5 Anartia species of which jatrophae is the commonest and most widespread. The others are lyrtea from Haiti, chrysopelea from Cuba, fatima from central America and the beautiful black, red and white amathea from mainland South America.
When freshly emerged jatrophae has a beautiful mother-of-pearl luminescence that is difficult to reproduce in a photograph, but after only a short while the colours fade to a dull greyish-white.
Anartia jatrophae is distributed from the southern USA to Bolivia and Argentina. It is also found on most Caribbean islands.
This species is found in disturbed habitats such as gardens, forest clearings, orchards, farmland and grassy riverbanks. It is primarily a lowland insect, but occurs up to an altitude of about 1500m.The eggs are ribbed, yellowish-green in colour, and laid singly on leaves of Blechum, Ruellia and other Acanthaceae; also on Bacopa and Lindernia ( Scrophulariacae ) and Lippia ( Verbenaceae ).This is a sun-loving species. It is active mainly in the mornings when it can be seen basking on the ground or on low foliage. Later in the day when temperatures rise it rests in semi-shaded situations at the forest edge, or sits in open sunlight with the wings held erect. In the late afternoon when the temperature begins to dip, the butterflies commonly bask at the top of coarse grasses and herbage.

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The colors in the wings are incredibly delicate - the lighting was perfect for this capture, Luc. It could definitely be one of your best shots ever.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-23 19:21]

Hello Luciano,
When I brought this image up on my screen all I could think of was WOW!!! Nothing I could say would adequately describe the beauty you captured here. Simply perfect in every aspect of nature photography. "OUTSTANDING"!!!

Hello Luciano,

Beautiful butterfly. Well captured and presented. Good sharpness and well details in its frontal portion. Well managed BG too. I like its composition too.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Luciano
Sharp image of this simple and beautiful butterfly, in a soft color and nicely isolated from the bg. Splendid work.


Hello Luciano,
Impressive sharpness and details of this interesting and nice specie of butterfly. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb capture. Perfect shoot. Once again you show us your great skills for details.....The light on the wings is great.

Ciao Luciano

Magnificent, no comments

Ciao Luciano
Great macro of this beauty and a fantastic way to present this wonderful species to end the brasilien series.Perfect composition,wonderful colors and impressive sharpness.Well done!
Have a good day and thank You.

hallo Luciano
SUPER!!super good sharpness and great light to show the details very good
the colours are also beautiful
thanks gr lou

Boa noite Luciano,
Maravilhosa, uma das suas melhores fotos.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2015-03-26 11:29]

Bonsoir Luciano,

Superbe macro de ce papillon , belle luminosité et clarté.
Les détails sont magnifiques, TFS.
Une très bonne soirée et à bientot.
John vantighem

Hello Luciano

Great macro of this butterfly, with fine POV, very beautiful light,
superb focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Hello Luciano,
Pin sharp photo with nice natural colors and excellent details.


What a beauty by a silky image indeed lights and details as always are just amazing well done LUCIANO GOLLINI

Hi, Luciano. Beautiful capture with an excellent depth of field and a nice sharp but at the same time optimal image. Lovely colors which are natural. I consider this one the best butterfly photographs have seen. Thanks for sharing

OUTSTANDING IMAGE with great focus and angle.

Bonjour Luciano,

La végétation cadre bien l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Anartia jatrophae. La lumière donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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