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Perisama oppelii

Perisama oppelii
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Copyright: CArlos Prieto (Panthiades) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 74] (465)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-25
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-25 16:59
Viewed: 5584
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The basic "energy mantenance diet" for most butterflies is flower nectar, rich in digestible sugar but poor in nitrogen and some salts, like most plant matter. So, almost all butterflies may be seen on occasion in unlikely places or positions, imbibing liquids from sources of highly questionable pedigree, usually far removed from sweet flowers: saliva, urine, feces, rotting fruits, dead and very fedorent vertebrates, clothes-washing runoffs or like in this image simply sweat. All possible sources of salts, nitrogenous materials and other nutrients.

The buterfly: Perisama oppeli (Nymphalidae)

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Hallo Carlos
A dainty butterfly with spectacular shades of yellow, blacks, white and even a hint of purple-blue. The lined markings is a real show off. It is a tiny and I am sure very fragile insect. A beautiful species well captured. The clarity of the eye, paws and furry body is well seen and displayed. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

hello Carlos i like this shot and the composition Well done Dany

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-10-26 9:30]

Hola Carlos,
I like these attractively coloured and small sized Nymphalidae.
Your picture shows the Perisama with high sharpness and nice natural colours.
Best wishes, Peter

hola Carlos,
the colors and beauty of butterfly wings of this hit the post .. is
a strange sensation on the skin to have a butterfly while sucking the sweat of rich salts happened to me with a
Apatura ilia

Best regards sERGIO

Hi Carlos,
Excellent colors and details however a brighter or maybe a darker background may have helped highlight the subject which in the current situation has blended a little in to the BG. Great work nevertheless!!



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