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Adelpha iphicla

Adelpha iphicla
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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: 2010-08-29
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: 2010-10-27 17:47
Viewed: 4244
Points: 44
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Adelpha iphicla ♂

**...Interesting butterflies, in not good shots!...

I have no recent photos of butterflies, but I want to post more butterflies!
So I'm looking in my files and I'm finding lots of interesting butterflies... The problem is that almost all of them are photos "very low quality", so no matter if you are not so benevolent in your comments, I understand! But I want you to see these butterflies! They are interesting! They are rares! :)

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Genus: Adelpha Hübner, 1819
Species: Adelpha iphicla

This butterfly has a wing expansion of 40mm and is distributed from Mexico to Colombia and Venezuela. In Venezuela it can find the North Central region. Vuelab on the tops of the trees and down to drink in the wet ground or in sand banks of the rivers. It has a rapid flight and is very nervous and difficult to be seen up close.
The upper surface of the wings in the male is brown with marginal and submarginal longitudinal bands of black. In the forewing has a spot to oblique, yellow-orange. A white middle band runs across both wings. In the anal angle is a small patch of reddish yellow color. The distal margin of the wings is slightly indented.
The underside of the wings, has the same white band of the upper face. The other spots are seen with smooth coloration.
The female are larger than males and have the same color on the wing upper surface. And on the ventral surface of the wings are lighter colored.

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: 12800/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-08-29 09:05
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 277 kb

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hello jesus
you are right this b'fly is very beautiful
nice shot good details and colours

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-27 19:54]

Hello Jesus,
I could tell by the thumbnail image that this was a special photo. Stunning shot with exceptional detail and wonderful exposure. The colors and patterns of the wings are awesome!!
Surperb in every aspect!!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-27 21:41]

Hello Jesus
Another superb butterfly excellent presented.
Thanks for sharing

Please stop pretending that your work is above average!!! This is incorrect! Very much NOT so!! Ha haaa, haa .. good day friend Jesus! Going further back in your library I clearly can discover a massive improvement in your photography! You are using the same equipment! How did you manage to do it? Today we have a perfect example of my observation! I am impressed with the level of the detail preserved in the mid range and in the highlights levels here!! Great composition (a bit boring), lovely natural colors and a specie truly unseen with my eyes! Bravo!
George Veltchev

a stunningly colored butterfly, nice sharpness and colors.

Hi Jesus,
A perfect capture of this beautiful butterfly of South America. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-28 2:24]

Hello Jesus,
a very attractive butterfly. I dont think i have seen it before.
Excellent presentation in superb wonderful colour and contrast.
The sharpness is beyond doubt.
A very exciting and lively presentation. The pebbles and the sands also give a good and effective background.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-28 3:00]

Hi Jesus.
Blameless reproduction of a beautiful butterfly and attractive surroundings. Despite the contrast colouration of the butterfly you have exposed shot perfectly. All colour shades are visible perfectly. Sharpness of the image is also superb. Composition of the shot is sweet. Well done and TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-28 5:00]

Bonjour Jesus,
What a beauty and you have some scruples to show it?? This is just a perfect shot, a difficult one with the contrasting wing-colors of the butterfly which you caught perfectely. You are so lucky to have all these magnificent creatures in your environment. How exciting it must be!
Thanks and kind regards

Ciao Jesus. Una bellezza catturata con grade maestria. Luci e colori impeccabili cosě come dettgalio e nitidezza. Altro capolavoro. Grazie!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-10-28 6:58]

Lovely species of butterfly, stunning design in very good composition, well done. tfs.

Ciao Jesus,
altra splendida farfalla ripresa in maniera perfetta. Un'altra grande immagine. Un saluto, Paolo

hello Jesus
great sharpness pose with great sharpness and good details
i love the colours of this beauty
they are super !!
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-28 8:57]

Hello Jesus,
This is not bad at all! I like it very much. Excellent sharpness and details in beautiful colours and a good composition. Pleasing contrasting BG. I hope you show us a lot of these 'low quality' photos.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-28 9:04]

Ciao Jesus,spettacolo puro! Che meravigliosa specie e soprattutto che eccellente foto,con i soliti dettagli e colori al top ed un perfetto bilanciamento del bianco sulle ali.Buona serata e complimenti,Luciano

Hola amigo Jesús,

Dear Friend, we all know you have great sense of humour - I remember for example the "Sex Mission story". :) But you show it again. If this is a low quality photo, what can we, real amateurs do with our tiny snapshots? :)

Very much NOT low quality what we get here. Incredible composition, superb lights, wonderful sharpness, nice color tones... what are we talking about? I even changed glasses but the image still stands out. I love when there are pebbles in the background of butterfly shots, and I also get them here. Superb job, and I say huge thanx for sharing this "low quality" photo. I hope to see more of your earlier b-fly shots with such "low quality".

I remember your early days on the site, from the time we befriended. You always learned from critiques, never opened useless forum discussions if you got less than 2 points for a pic, and you improved, improved, improved... to one of the VERY BEST insect photographers of TN! Seriously. My latest upload was a moth photo, but compared to your images, nothing but a snap. There's a lot to learn from you. And I'm glad to be your student, dear Friend.

Congrats, and don't hesitate to share the other "low quality" images you talk about if they're as "bad" as this one. Friendly regards, László

Hello Jesus,
Amazing butterfly with superb colours and excellent details.
Wonderful composition with outstanding clarity.

ciao Jesus!
ma dove vai a scovarle tutte queste farfalle,caro amico ....a mio avviso e' una splendida cattura e il dettaglio delle ali di questa Adelpha iphicla e' magnifico

ti auguro un felice fine settimana sERGIO

Ciao Jesus, altro splendore ripreso magnificamente, splendida nitidezza, magnifici colori e ottimi dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-28 12:15]

Hello Jesus,
a very beautiful picture of the Adelpha iphicla, very good sharpness and superb colours well saturated with a good contrast against a stone BG, excellent POV and composition.Best regards Siggi

Hola Jesús

Otra nueva especie que no conozco. Que colores y formas tiene tan bella, hayq ue ver la cantidad de tipos de mariposas que existe, es algo inaudito, me quedo con la boca abierta. Perfecta composición y nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hallo Jesus
Maybe my eyes are bad, and I cannot see the flaws you are talking about but in my eyes this is great photography. It is really a beautiful specimen and there is just too much to mention in this image that is pleasing to the eye. Bravo! The detail captured is spectacular, the colours of the wings display warm and inviting. A well deserved smiley and more. I have seen this species once or twice in the past but it amazes me time and time again, as if it is the 1st time I see it. Thanks for sharing. My best regards.

Hola Jésus
Es una mariposa notable. los dibujos son muy precisos.
Y los colores están bien prestados.
Jesús Bravo, y gracias.

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