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Clearwing butterfly

Clearwing butterfly
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Copyright: Juan Jaramillo (BeBe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American butterflies, Borboletas transparentes - Transparent butterfly, South American Butterflies 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-09 20:28
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Scientific name (Nombre Científico): Pseudohaeterea hypaesia
Order (Orden): Lepidoptera, Family: Nymphalidae, Subfamily Satyrinae

This beautiful transparent butterfly lives from Colombia to Bolivia, in Colombia it lives in forest between 1000 and 2000 masl.
Forewing 36-42 mm
Taken in jpeg, cropped and resized. Flash, no tripod. Shutter speed: 1/60 sec., Aperture: F2.8.

Tiene una distribución desde Colombia hasta Bolivia, en Colombia vive entre 1000 y 2000 msnm. Se encuentra en áreas boscosas.
Longitud ala anterior 36-42 mm.

Place: Reserva La Romera, Sabaneta, Antioquia.
Date: jul 31 2005

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-09 20:31]

Hello Juan,
nice shot of this clearwing. A very nice compositiion, with sharp details and superb colors.

HI Juan,
this one is sooo pretty, I never saw this one before. The design is marvelous, my glasswing I had here did not have the beautiful "eyes" on the wings. Wonderful shot with good sharpness and colours, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hola Juan.
Siento una envidia sana cada vez que veo la variedad y la belleza de los insectos que teneis en Sudamerica, y este no es una excepcion.
Me encantan las transparencias que conseguistes, y el punto de vista. Creo que con un poco de postprocesado se podria mejorar la dureza de la luz de las partes blancas y forzar un poco mas el enfoque.
Una bonita foto, gracias por compartirla.

Hola Juan.
Es bastante satisfactorio ver de vez en cuando una the las mariposas de nuestro pais.
Es una pena que no hayan mas personas como tu de Colombia en este sitio para mostrar todas las cosas extraordinarias que existen alla en nuestra flora y fauna.
Esta mariposa esta extraordinaria tanto por los colores como por los detalles.
Felicitaciones y saludos.

Good shot of this clearwing.
Good composition.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-11 4:38]

Very beautiful glass wings butterfly!
Very good on colours!
Very good DOF and details!
Good POV and BG!

Hola again Juan,

Another very good picture of a very unusual butterfly! In fact, transparency is the best mean of camouflage: you cannot do better in order to be not seen!!! You capture here a wondeful butterfly with an excellent pov and composition. Maybe the body of the butterfly is a little bit overexposed... But still a great picture. TFS,


Very attractive butterfly with transparent wings - looks really strange ;-D
Good colours, sharpness and composition. Thanks


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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-06-16 15:31]
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Hi Juan
Your shots give me heart! I was getting some doubt about the quality of the fz30 shot, but seeing yours, I have regained faith in the camera.
Do you use the built in flash or a flash gun? The results you get are impressive

A great captures of a very beautiful butterfly. Because of using flash the light is too much in some parts but still it's a great shot.



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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-09-15 21:46]

Gran captura de esta mariposa transparente. Buen detalle de la transparencia que deja ver la
hoja. Buen encuadre, iluminaciòn y profundidad de la imágen.

Wow! Great detail on what looks like an incredibly fragile butterfly.

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