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papillon 88

papillon 88
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Copyright: michael shalter (retlash) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 1 N: 67] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-30
Categories: Insects
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-05 7:15
Viewed: 7744
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Eyespots on butterfly and moth wings have evolved to frighten potential predators when the wings are opened or closed quickly...giving the predator the "evil eye" so to speak. This little guy has evolved a curious pattern, which is prettier to my eye than frightening...but then again, I'm not a bird!

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Nice capture on the wings, Michael.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-06-05 9:49]

intresting ornament on his wings! a little bit out of focus. tfs

Very nice capture. Seems it is ready for soccer with 88 number. This is interesting pattern. Hope there is lot of other Alphabets on the wings. am yet to see.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-06-05 15:04]

Hallo Michael, The same species has been shown a few days ago by ****. The butterflies are often called the '88' and are exclusively found in the neotropics (Central and South-America). Your picture shows a species of the genus Diaethria. It cannot clearly identified by the underside pattern, but is probably Diaethria clymene. It is a little bit out of focus.

Hi Michael

Very well composed shot. Good depth of colour. Nice light. Well done. TFS.

Great shot. The edges of the wings are smooth but thepictures is OK. It's a perspective and DOF problem. TFS


very nice;-)

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