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Chloreuptychia sericeella (Bates 1865)

Chloreuptychia sericeella (Bates 1865)
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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: 2011-01-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-17 15:37
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Points: 38
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Chloreuptychia sericeella (Bates 1865)

The satyrs are not the most colorful butterflies in our gallery forests, but I have to admit this surprised me because of those beautiful light purple spots on the wings. It is the first time that I realize this feature in this small satyrs who populate our forests near rivers and creeks.

Thanks for stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionoidea
Sub-Family: Satyrnae
Genus: Chloreuptychia
Specific name: sericeella
Scientific name: Chloreuptychia sericeella (Bates 1865)

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/636
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 10300/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2011-01-16 13:40
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 253 kb

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Hello jesus
this Satyr is perhaps not so colorful, but thanks the excellent sharpness, the green leaf as BG and the shadow, this image is very beautiful to look at,
the pose is perfect and i like the purple spots on his wings
Have a good night

Well this really may not be the most colorful creature around, but those discrete blueish and shiny tints on the edge is making it to look like the third cousin of the Queen in row, which I guess is an honorable position which deserve respect. Good natural colors and perfect point of view friend Jesus. The depth of field is just right.Good focus and composition. The fill in flash seems a bit strong here. Probably I would isolate carefully those wings by using the lasso tool in Photoshop or enter the quick mask mode and reduce the brightness slightly and increase the contrast. Great natural colors! Thanks for sharing my friend and have a nice week!
George Veltchev

Hi Jesus
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Ciao Jesus, dopo un po' di tempo(mi avevano sospeso i commenti su TN)riprendo e questa volta scrivendo solo in italiano. Ottima immagine che dimostra ancora una volta la tua grande capacità di immortalare queste bellissime farfalle ed il fatto che il tuo paese sia veramente la loro casa preferita. Un saluto, Paolo

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-18 3:18]

Hello Jesus,
another lovely capture of this butterfly. Though it is not very colourful, it is is excitingly attractive. Its brown colours stands out prettily on the green leaf.
Pleasant contrast!


Ciao Jesus, fantastici i riflessi violacei sulle ali di questa satyridae, hai ragione non sono spettacolari come le altre farfalle, ma son belle ed eleganti, macro di gran qualita con splendida nitidezza e ottimi dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-18 4:09]

Hello Jesús,
A fine capture of this Satyrid butterfly resting with the wings open. The POV and lighting are greatto show the violet iridesence on the otherwise dull brown wings and the sharpness is superb with the large leaf making a fine BG in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

PS once again thanks for your kind invitation but we are too old to take it up!

hello Jesús

excellent photo of this butterfly with very fine
POV and the way it is framed, love to see also his shadow,
excellent focus sharpness details, beautiful light,



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-18 4:35]

Hello Jesus,
Again a fine butterfly shot, a more discreet species, but we always discover something special, like here the iridescent wings, which are for sure most beautiful. For my taste the flash is a little bit too strong. But otherwise great quality of the shot, like always.

Hello Jesus,
beautifull capture, very sharp details, nice colors,
TFS, regards,

Ciao Jesus. Ottima qualità e buona resa dei riflessi sulle ali delle quali si apprezza la trafa grafica.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-18 5:30]

Interesting species resting with full wings open, good details and lighting. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-18 7:06]

Hello Jesus,
Very nice photo of this butterfly in beautiful natural colours. The flash gives a nice effect in the shadows. Excellent sharpness and diagonal composition. A beautiful contrasting leaf in the BG too.

Hi Jesus,
A very beautiful composition of the butterfly on the green leaf, which provides a uniform BG. Excellent sharpness and wonderful colours. Best regards, Pambos

Hallo Jesus
Everything in this image is just so pleasing to look at and appreciate. From your excellent photographic manner to the Chloreuptychia sericeella, and the beautiful light it is captured in. It is such a lovely specimen and the colours of the wings are just fabulous, especially the shades of soft pink and baby blue on the tips of the wings. The veins on the wings are also seen with great clarity. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hallo Jesus
great pose with good details and lovely colours
very nice compo
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-18 10:07]

Hello Jesus,
This Satyr is posing so beautifully on the leaf. An excellent shot showing off the beautiful colors and markings. Details of the wings and body are superb. A beautiful composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-18 11:27]

Hi Jesus.
Once more top quality butterfly from you. You have reproduced all its features including colouration precisely. Especially I like how nice shadows from sunlight decorate the image of butterfly. Upper POV and diagonal composition as well as amazing wingspread are sweet point of the image too. Bravo. Excellent job.

Varios elementos destacables que como otros de tus trabajos hacen que sea una obra diferente.
Los digo por esa sombra tan real, esos reflejos azulados tan oportunos y supongo que característicos de la especie... pero lo que más me gusta en esta toma son los colores y ese fondo, bueno además para el contraste, que llena totalmente la parte trasera.
Saludos Jesús: Josep Ignasi.

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