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Catonephele numilia esite

Catonephele numilia esite
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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: 2009-11-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-21 2:23
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another of our rainforest butterflies.

This is not my best photo, but I must confess that this butterfly is one of the less times I have seen and I want you to know it! She is very nervous, does not allow to be approached and always settles in difficult places. Usually he can be found in forested areas, use the roads to stop a little. When I photographed this specimen (male) this was just on the rocks of the road near a creek running through a rainforest, near 1250 m asl I had to use the normal focus and zoom of approx. 2.5 X to avoid having to get close to the butterfly and which were flying. The picture was not as much detail as I would have liked, but I think that is enough so they can watch this very interesting species. Sexual dimorphism is pronounced, I found photos of females on the web, and these show very different colors and shapes to those seen in males.

Catonephele numilia esite (Blue-frosted Banner)

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Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/403
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 14400/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2009-11-07 12:28
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 291 kb
-Medium sunny day.
-Medium wind day.
-Hand held camera

siggi, yasemin, parasbhalla, maurydv, boreocypriensis, anel, tcr, CeltickRanger, Argus, bahadir, zulfu, chudy, flashpoint, nasokoun, jmirah, uleko has marked this note useful
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-21 2:29]

Hello Jesus,
Another superb beauty. Great POV in excellent sharp details. Beautiful clear and contrasting colours. Nice composition and BG.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Jesus... Excellent picture and nice composition of this beautiful butterfly... Details very clear... i loved especially the pattern...
Thanks to share... Kind regards,

Hola Jesus, my neighnor today!

Great macro capture with wonderful details!
I like the bright colored rain forest butterfly with nice sharpness and from a lovely POV. The DOF is very well managed. The BG gives great contrast to this dark beauty.

Very well done.

best regards,

Ciao Jesus,
un'altra bellissima cattura di una splendida farfalla che non ho mai visto realmente, ottima definizione e splendido contrasto di colori in una gradevole composizione.
Grazie e complimenti
Buen fin de semana
Ciao Maurizio

Hi MF jesus,

Astonishingly awesome macro of this beautifully coloured and paterned beauty from dorsal POV with perfect focus, excellent DOF, great clarity and delightful composition.
TFS and have anice Saturday MF!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-21 4:41]

Hello Jesus,
A very beautiful species, not easy to photograph because of the very dark color of the wings too. And you even have the name for this beauty!
Simple and very natural shot.
Thanks and a nice weekend

Ciao Jesus, elegante farfalla, anche questa mai vista prima, magnifica macro con splendida nittidezza e bei dettagli, di nuovo buon week end, ciao Silvio

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-11-21 6:20]

Ótima imagem dessa espécie que eu nunca havia visto.
Até a próxima.

hello Jesús

beautiful photo of the rainforest butterfly, fine POV, DOF
and the way it is framed on the image, fine focus with
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


hello Jesus
this is a super picture of this beautiful butterfly
great colours and good sharpness
greeting lou

Merhaba Jesus
this is a super picture
very good = ÇOK GÜZEL

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-21 9:46]

Hello Jesús,
You say it this is not your best but it is a very good capture of this nymphalid species of butterfly, the black and orange colours making it difficult for the photographer to produce a good likeness. Here you have achieved fine sharpness against a nice contrasting natural mud BG while it is taking minerals.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Jesus
superb macro shot of this black-orange coloured butterfly with excellent details and composition!
TFS and regards,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-11-21 12:17]

Hello Jesus,
Great close-up with excellent details and nice composition.
TFS and G's,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-21 16:38]

Hi Jesus,this is truely a fantastic and spectacular specie!!!!!And your pic is the best to discover this beauty of nature.Next week i will go in Dominica Republic,i hope to find something like that!! My best compliments,have a nice Sunday and thanks a lot for yours fantastics pics!!Luciano

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-11-22 8:51]

Siemanko Jesus!
Very nice snapshot, super colours, interesting composition. I am greeting Slawek

ciao Jesus!
davvero elegante questa farfalla della foresta che hai saputo egregiamente gestire
nonostante la difficolta' del cromatismo

grazie e buona settimana sERGIO

hello Jesus
fascinating the coloration of butterfly, with very good management of light, you attribute colours very well, the bright black is splendid!
keep photographing! TFS

Hi Jesus
What an excellent capture of an unusual butterfly...TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-25 4:11]

Hello Jesus,
Another one in striking colours! It is most beautiful and well captured here showing fine details and I like the composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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