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Little ghost of the forest

Little ghost of the forest
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-04 17:23
Viewed: 3322
Points: 28
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"Little ghost of the forest"
This butterfly seems to me a "Little ghost of the forest" ...

It's really strange, is the first time I see this butterfly. She has a really strange and sorber colors posed with closed wings. I think if I had not seen land in the leaf, I never would have noticed the presence of this discreet butterfly!

She came and sat on a leaf on a plant, on the edge of a path through which I walked. Realizing it was a "butterfly quiet" I decided to use my little Canon compact to make a closer macro (the Canon SX110 is better than the Olympus Bridge in situations in which an insect allows me to approach easily.) She allowed me to make half a dozen photos, and went flying to disappear into the forest. When she flew, I could see their wings open are beautifully blue. I hopefully sometime in the future, I can take a picture of their blue wings open!

I know it will be difficult, because this species I find really strange and exotic. But if anyone can help with the ID, I will appreciate it! :)

Thanks by stop and visit!


Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: GIMP 2.4.3
Exposure Time: 1/101
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 11500/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-10-02 11:53
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 268 kb

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A stunning shot of this butterfly, Jesus!
Your proximity to the subject is the highlight of this shot!

Hola Jesus

Vaya yo tampoco la había visto antes, preciosa mariposa y muy buena macro con esa compacta, perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-04 21:45]

Hi Jesus,
Very good photo, great sharpness and details, TFS!

Good morning friend Jesus! I recently both for my wife the little Canon Powershot G11, an I am really trying to take pictures of insects with it. Seems a bit hard work despite the amazing capabilities of the camera. Saying that I am just amazed from your results , here and in the past, well in this case the result is not an exception. We have good clarity, good dept of field and detail once again. The " Little ghost of the forest" sounds great and reading your notice somehow that reminds me of the Ernest Hemingway's "The Green Hills of Africa" !! Bravo and thank you!
George Veltchev

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-04 23:03]

Hello Jesus
It's a pleasure to look at your butterflies. The photos are taken with excellent details. sharp details and natural colors. This one is no exception.
Thanks for sharing

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-04 23:12]

Hello Jesus,

An excellent capture with lovely colors, sharpness & details. Great POV, pose & BG. Well taken & presented.Best regards Siggi

Hi Jesus,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Dismorphia Sp. Sorry I was unable to identify it further. Lovely composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Jesus. Ottimo dettaglio e nitidezza con buoni risultati di colore. Altra gradità novità.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-05 7:35]

Hello Jesus,
Great photo in beautiful colours and fantastic sharpness. Lovely details. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

Ciao Jesus, gran bella macro di una elegante farfalla, splendida nitidezza e magnifici dettagli, ancora bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Jesus,
Excellent capture with superb details and lovely colours. Great image with amazing
focus and co0mposition.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-05 11:50]

Hola Jesus,
A splendid capture.POV,blurred BG and 3D effect are wonderful.Very well done!Thanks for sharing..

Hola Jésus
espécimen extraño ... con una superficie inferior de color azul gris ...
Gracias por este gran claridad de imagen

  • Josien Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 5 N: 43] (166)
  • [2010-10-05 12:06]

Nice note and a nice picture of this beautiful butterfly nicknamed ''little ghost of the forest.'' It's a good thing she allowed you to take a half a dozen of pictures. This is a nice one, sharp, detailed, nicely composed. I like the little bit of yellow on the wings. Pity that you couldn't capture it with its wings open, but I'm glad that you've seen it anyway. Well done,
Kind regards,

Precisión en el enfoque y textura de gran realismo. Tienes un don especial
para las mariposas ( y en general todo lo que fotografías ), sabiendo sacar
un buen partido a cualquier situación. Excelente trabajo Jesús.

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