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Amazing coloured Sapphire

Amazing coloured Sapphire
Photo Information
Copyright: JL Cartes (Neon) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 10] (92)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-30
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-07 7:18
Viewed: 5969
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a "Sapphire" butterfly (Doxocopa laurentia Godart 1824). This is a male (they have sexual dichromatism, being females brown, with a white&yellow band. Males blue colour parts is really a special effect. They have prismatics scales that reflect only blue part of light spectrum (depending about the angle of seeing). So, this shot was made in the Atlantic forest in San Rafael national park. This is a common diurnal butterfly.

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Esta sua borboleta tem cores fantásticas. Gostei muito do azul. Bela Foto.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-07 10:59]

Hi JL.
You managed to catch amazing specimen. It is really beautiful and colour reproduction is great. I also like excellent sharpness of the butterfly image, impressive wingspread and well detailed nice BG. My best wishes and TFS.

Olá JL.
Belíssima borboleta, foto idem!
Fantástica coloração e muito bom contraste.
O POV superior proporcionou uma excelente visão dos pormenores.
Obrigado por compartilhar essa maravilha!
José Roberto

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-05 4:18]

What a beautiful butterfly!!
I like a lot those intense colors, specially in the proboscis. How curious and beautiful!
An excellent shot with very good details, colors, POV and composition.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-01-17 23:47]

very brilliantly colors butterfly. nice angle and lighting. tfs.

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