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Brangas caranus

Brangas caranus
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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: 2010-10-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-17 15:55
Viewed: 3181
Points: 32
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Brangas caranus (Stoll 1780)

As promised yesterday, today I'm posting another Lycenidae under Brangas genus.

I've found this in the same place where I found the yesterday's Brangas. This has a similar behavior in the same way used to challenge the wind in a bit "crazy" way! In fact, I think the damage in the wings, is possible because of strong wind.

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Brangas
Species: caranus

Post-processing: 30% selective sharp in buttefly, ouput levels adjustements and BG noise reduction (with GIMP filters).

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: GIMP 2.4.3
Exposure Time: 1/1002
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 10300/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-10-12 09:50
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 256 kb

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-17 17:50]

Hello Jesus,
a beautifully captured butterfly in its best nature way. The broken wings are well seen and the pattern is still ontact.
Excellent slanting line composed by the tree trunk.
Well shown in good details.


This one with damaged wing has got an ant for a companion, Jesus.
Once again, a fine capture of this lovely butterfly from a lateral POV. The combination of red, black and white colours on the wing is the most beautiful aspect of this unique species of butterflies endemic to your part of the world.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-10-17 20:31]

Dear Jesus!

Indeed, this fellow has had better times in his life! What is surprising for me is the fact that it probably was the wind that caused this damage! This is impressive. I like your simple and very natural picture very much.

Kind regards


Ciao Jesus, molto danneggiata ma sempre bella questa piccolina, ottimi dettagli e magnific colori, bella macro, bravo, ciao Silvio

Not the most decent dress around its body, but still beautiful and fragile, friend Jesus. The image is beautifully composed, nicely dis balanced with warm but natural colors. High level of detail, fantastic dept of field obviously and valuable technical data which can be quite useful for many. Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-18 1:04]

Bonjour Jesus,
To have a look at all these magnificent butterflies makes me feel a little bit jaleous. How beautiful they are! I will chose this one because this specimen although it is battered looks still good and I like the way it is posed on the stone and the composition you have chosen. I hope that people take care of your beautiful nature.
Have a nice week
Kind regards

Hello Jesus,

Very small, cute and a butterfly type worn.
Shooting technique, the ant's point of view is very beautiful and very successful composition.
Thank you for sharing.


hi Jesus
good shot nice macro. 'two in one'
i like macro and colours

hello Jesus
nice pose with great details of this broken wings butterfly
great sharpness and good light
greeting lou

Hello Jesus,
Wonderful composition. Amazing colours and focus. Great detais,colours and
clarity. Perhabs a small accident damaged the wings.

Una foto con mucho talento Jesús. Parece que saques partido a las dificultades: ala rota y mucha luz,
pero eso no te afecta y lo transformas todo: Genial !

Hola Jesús

Bonita composición de esta pequeña mariposa de colores muy bellos, y un poco estropeadas sus alas.
Composición agradable encima de esa roca y con ese fondo difuminado, esta foto cobra mucha fuerza al utilizar el lateral, y dejar mucho aire por el lado derecho. Me gusta esta forma que has utilizado.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-18 12:55]

Hello Jesus.
Wonderful capture of the lovely butterfly with great details and perfect sharpness.
The colors are so natural and very well shown. The color contrast between the butterfly and the surroundings, is wonderful.It had already better times.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-18 12:59]

Hello Jesus,
Another beauty, even when it is damaged. Great sharp details in beautiful markings. Very nice colours, DOF, POV and an excellent composition.

Ciao Jesus,
bellissima farfalla, un po' malridotta ma ripresa in maniera splendida. Un'ottima foto. Un saluto, Paolo

Hello Jesus
it's pity that the superb wings of this Brangas caranus are damaged but the shot is wunderful, sharpness, colors, POV and composition are very good
the ant behind the butterfly is a nice bonus
Have a good night

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