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Cloud Forest Satyr

Cloud Forest Satyr
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 1600, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/3000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-01 10:36
Viewed: 4332
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-01 23:43]

Hello Alan,
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,

Hallo Alan,
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
Best regards

Hi Alan:

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

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-02 22:14]

Amazing species and you did your best in short time to capture this with fine colors. tfs.

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