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Colobura dirce (Linnaeus, 1758)

Colobura dirce (Linnaeus, 1758)
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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, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-11 16:14
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Points: 40
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Colobura dirce (Linnaeus, 1758)

Certainly, this picture have serious shortcomings regarding the POV and the light, but this was the first time I saw our butterfly "mosaic" in his habitat and I wanted to share the picture with you.

This butterfly is very difficult to see in our region usually flies in the middle of the forest, in areas of very low light. The fact I have found this standing in the bark of a tree with direct sunlight, is rare.

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Nymphalini
Genus: Colobura
Species: C. dirce

The Dirce Beauty Colobura, also known as Mosaic, (Colobura dirce) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Central America and the Northern parts of South America.

The length of the fore-wings is about 33 mm.

The larvae feed on Cecropia species.

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/807
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 34900/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-12-30 12:39
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 272 kb

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-11 17:11]

Wonderful species with excellent patterns, nature never stops surprising us, yes, the lighting is good for this rare capture, well done. tfs.

hello Jesús

beautifully composed butterfly photo, with fine POV
and framing with leaving that good free space,
beautiful light, excellent focus sharpness details,



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-11 20:15]

Hello Jesus,
A beautiful presentation of this pretty little butterfly with zebra like colors. The patterns make it blend in with the trees bark very well. Love the composition and fine detail as well as the blurred BG. I have no problem with the POV at all, and the exposure looks fine to me also. Well done!!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-11 22:09]

Hi Jesus,
Excellent photo, great sharpness, natural colors, very good presentation, TFS!

Ciao Jesus,
altra belleissima farfalla e altra bellissima immagine, molto efficace il contrasto con lo sfondo scuro. ottima nitidezza in una composizione accurata e molto ben gestita
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Jesus,
excellent capture, very sharp details, nice natural colors and clear BG.Very beautfull light,
TFS, regards,

Hello Jesus,

another beautiful butterfly taken by you.
Good pov and sharpness.
This one also an new specie for me.
Fine colors.

I am so sorry my smileys are up.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-12 1:07]

Hello Jesus.
A wonderful shot of this Colobura dirce. Colors, details and textures are outstanding. The background is most impressive and blends beautifully with the butterfly.Best regards Siggi

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-12 2:12]

Merhaba Jesus,
netlik, renkler ve kompozisyon mükemmel olmuş.
Tebrik ederim, saygılarımla..

hello Jesus
very nice composition in the sun on the tree
great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jesus,
First thing I notice about the picture is the really bright sunlight. It casts a small shadow right at the feet of the butterfly, which is a shame, but we get what we get. The sharpness and detail of the butterfly are excellent. Thanks.

Amazing butterfly and beautiful picture. regards Yiannis

Ciao Jesus. In condizioni di lcue imossibili hai tirato fuori una macro eccezionale!


Hi Jesus
Very interesting butterfly and beautiful photo with good composition and good sharpness

Hello Jesus,
Another fantastic photo of a very special butterfly. Remarkable patterns on the wings. Beautiful light and colours. Excellent sharpness, DOF, blurred BG, POV and composition. Sorry, I don't see the shortcomings. It's pure natural.

Hello Mr.Linares! Your presentation today is quite good once again! Brilliant side view and classical composition of this gently colored beauty with outstanding and complicated pattern! Very pleasant white balance as well! Have a great day/evening!Bravo!
George Veltchev

Ciao Jesus, e hai fatto bene che questa farfalla l'ho vista in foto solo scattate in qualche casa delle farfalle,bellissimo vederla finalmente nel suo ambiente, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Jesus,
Wonderful capture of a very beautiful butterfly.
Splendid contrast against the superb green background.
Excellent details, colors and very good focus.
Fantastic composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-12 13:17]
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Ciao Jesus,con tutte queste specie mi fai sognare,spero di trovarne qualcuna la prossima settimana sull'isola di Curacao,vicino a casa tua,arrivo Domenica..la tua galleria mi sara' utile per l'identificazione delle specie..ehhee..foto impeccabile,come sempre! Buona serata,Luciano.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-13 3:42]

Hello Jesus,
such a stunning view of the butterfly. Very unique and special presentation from you.
how i like the wonderful pattern of the wings. The background is so lively to give a better contrast and a sharper view of the butterfly.
excellent composition from you.
Well done.


Supongo que no se te puso a tiro del todo, ya que cuando lo hacen las bordas; esta, a pesar de tenerla alejada y ladeada, como es habitual, la planchaste... eres un gran fotógrafo Jesús.
Preciosa especie.

Un abrazo y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-01-17 10:38]

HI Jesus,

I have missed so many of your shots and this one fascinated me. I am sure I have not seen this butterfly before. The abstract wing patterns are so beautiful and unusual and the colors are wonderful. I love the pose on the tree and the colors and patterns of the bark. Marvelous composition and background.


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