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Callicore sp (ID)

Callicore sp (ID)
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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: 2010-12-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-08 17:25
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Points: 56
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Callicore sp

Today is my first post of 2011! ... I encountered some problems with my Internet service, I expected be resolved finally!

This colorful butterfly under Callicore genus, was photographed in late December and I still without find the exact ID. But I wanted to share this in TN to start 2011 with a butterfly rare to see and with a very striking colors. ;)

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Biblidinae
Tribe: Callicorini
Genus: Callicore

Callicore is a genus of nymphalid butterfly found in the Neotropical Ecozone. This genus, like some related ones, was formerly lumped together as the paraphyletic "Catagramma" assemblage.

Species in this genus are commonly called eighty-eights like the related genera Diaethria and Perisama, in reference to the characteristic patterns on the hindwing undersides of many. In Callicore, the pattern consists of bluish dots surrounded by black and looks more like "αB" or "8°", though some members of this genus have a completely different arrangement of dots. The forewing undersides vary little between species, being black with one or two broad orange-yellow bands in the basal part and one thin and one very faint yellowish band near the apex.

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/501
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 16100/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-12-30 11:09
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired
File Size: 291 kb

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-08 17:55]

Hello Jesus,
A magnificent shot of this awesome looking butterfly. The wing patterns and colors are simply gorgeous. Perfectly composed with excellent detail and wonderful exposure. A top quality image in every aspect!!

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2011-01-08 18:07]

Una foto sencillamente perfecta y que hermosa especie...saludos y feliz año...

Jesus, you have begun your new year very well; this is a technically outstanding capture of a butterfly that takes my breath away on the sheer force of its beauty. Thanks a lot for sharing this prized acquisition.
The POV is the one that a nature photographer would pray for. Light conditions too were entirely in your favour. The colours and rich details on the wings make this a masterpiece image.
All the best and thanks again!

hello Jesús

very beautiful photo of this butterfly with fine POV
and i love that very good free space you leaved in front,
beautiful luminosity, excellent focus sharpness details,
in his wing i can see a face with 2 eyes
a nose and a mouth, lol, TFS


Congratulations on a really wondeful photo. All attention is on the butterfly which is revealed in exceptional detail.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-08 22:17]

Hello Jesus
Superb butterfly excellent capture and presented
Thanks for sharing

Ciao Jesus, che meraviglia, inizi il 2011 con uno splendore di farfalla, che importa il nome quando è così bella.....
Fantastioci colori, splendida nitidezza e magnifici dettagli, capolavoro, spero di vederne tante così belle da te nel 2011, bravissimo, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio

Hallo Jesus
Everything in this image is just so pleasing to look at and appreciate. From your excellent photographic manner to the beautiful light it is captured in. It is lovely to look at lovely wings with it bright coloured patterns, the almost plumpish body and the fine zebra striped detail on the antenna. All a sheer pleasure and enjoyment to see such a sharp macro. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Jesus,
straordinaria la bellezza di questa farfalla che tu hai esaltato con una splendida composizione sfruttando una luce meravigliosa per una immagine di ottima qualità
Grazie e complimenti
Buona Domenica
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-09 0:28]
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Hello Jesús,
A very fine portrait of this species of Callicore, a fresh specimen taken to show the undersides of the wings with excellent sharpness and colours in a pleasing composition.
I am tempted to say that this is Callicore pitheas, but there are some differences that either make this another species or a ssp.
It's not too late to wish you a Happy 2011, or as we say in Sweden, 'a good continuation'!
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-09 1:37]

Hello Jesus,
What a beauty to start the new year. The best wishes for 2011!
A butterfly in fantastic bright colours and excellent sharpness. Superb composition and DOF with this OOF BG.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-09 2:34]

Hello Jesus,
really a wonderful capture and fantastic presentation in excellent details and colours. You have defined it so splendid.
such a beautiful view in skillful composition.


Hello Jesus,
Excellent picture of a very colourful butterfly. I agree with Ivan that this is very, very close to C. pitheas Latreille, which is known from both Panama and Venzuela. Thanks.

hello Jesus
great picture with super good details and good sharpness
the colours are beautiful
i like this butterfly
greeting lou

Ciao Jesus. Una farfalla stupenda come prima del 2011! ottima qualità e bellissimi colori. Grande la compo.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-09 4:36]

Hi Jesus.
Simply amazing butterfly and so wonderful picture. Shapes, colouration of the species are fine. Framing of the scene is brilliant. [art of the sharp image of a leaf and smooth BG interline the beauty and tack sharp details of the butterfly superbly. Bravo. Perfect job.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-09 4:54]

Hello Jesus,
What a beauty again!! You seem to live in a butterfly-land. Perfect sharpness on the colorful wings and nice neutral background. May be you could have let some less space in front of the Callicore-butterfly.
Have a nice Sunday
Kind regards

Hello Jesus,
Excellent photo; the light, colours and sharpness are just perfect. Best regards, Pambos

Beautiful photo Jesus. The POV, the composition, the colours, the BG and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-01-09 9:10]

Ótimo uso do flash, ponto de vista e enquadramento.
Vou experimentar o flash com borboletas na próxima oportunidade.
Até a próxima.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-09 10:06]

Hello Jesus,
A brilliant capture of this beautiful butterfly! I see you used your flash very skilfully here! Excellent sharpness and lovely colours against the soft background. I'm impressed!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Jesus,
Outstanding capture. Fantastic colors and details.
Magnificient shot with perfect focus and exceptional composition.
Outstanding colors of the wings.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-09 13:42]

Ciao Jesus,spero avrai risolto i tuoi problemi di collegamento a internet,perche' le tue foto ci mancano moltissimo.Ma che fantastica specie ci mostri oggi,colori e design impressionanti,quanta bellezza in questa foto e quanta qualita'!! Complimenti e buona settimana! Luciano

Vaya maravilla de la naturaleza Jesús y que bien captaste esas tonalidades metálicas !
Preciosa y efectiva disposición del insecto.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

super cattura e super ritratto Jesus
complimenti ciao sERGIO

Hello Jesus
this is one of the most beautiful butterfly i have even seen !! WOW what a beauty !
you have captured it perfectly in all aspects
thanks a lot this amazing image
i am glad that you have resolved your internet problems
Have a good night

Hello Jesus,

what an beautiful butterfly have you here been captured.
Good low pov, sharpness and blurred bg.
Fine natural colors.


Perfect photo, very well composed, sharp, clear with wonderful colours, well done!
Best wishes,

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