Cloud Forest Satyr
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|Corades chelonis, Hewitson, 1863.|
The genus Corades contains something over 20 species, most if not all of which live at high elevations in the Andes. Corades chelonis is readily identified by its orange hind wings and the three spots on each forewing. It also occurs in Colombia and Venezuela.
This specimen was on a track on the Bellavista reserve near Mindo, at 2300m elevation. I had only a short time to get this picture from a distance before it flew off never to be seen again. It took me some time to track down the identification.
The range and speed rating make the image a bit grainy, but it was relatively cool, dull and overcast at the time. The camera was hand held.
This is a new species for TN. I hope you enjoy it despite the technical shortcomings.
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Ciao Alan, fantastic butterfly with wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family, ciao Silvio
- [2011-01-01 23:43]
A nice capture of this rarely seen satyrid. Amazing how colourful some species of browns can be!
Thanks and best wishes for the new year,
a very beautiful capture of this splendid butterfly, very good sharpness and vivid colours, a nice composition with a lovely pose camouflaging on the ground
Nice butterfly, the second Corades on TN...just yesterday I saw this species near my city!!
Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family
- [2011-01-02 22:14]
Amazing species and you did your best in short time to capture this with fine colors. tfs.