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Haematera pyrame (HÜBNER, 1819)

Haematera pyrame   (HÜBNER, 1819)
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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, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-18 15:45
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Points: 40
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Haematera pyrame (HÜBNER, 1819)(Northern segregate)

Like yesterday's photo, this photo was taken in a gallery forest, using solar light beam penetrated the foliage dense. This is a type of light a little hard, but it is useful to take pictures of butterflies that live in forests, because they seem to "warm up" with this light. Usually occurs between 2 and 3 PM, when the sun is still shining and rising over the horizon is enough to allow light penetrate the trees near the rivers.

This is a relatively common butterfly, and I have another picture of this in TN, but it's the first time I can take a picture of this beauty with open wings! ...I think I owe it to sunlight as I said in the text above.

Thanks for stop and visit!


Haematera pyrame - HÜBNER, 1819
subfamily: BIBLIDINAE

The genus Haematera ( previously known as Callidula ) is closely allied to Perisama and Orophila. It comprises of a single species - pyrame, which ranges from Nicaragua to Argentina, in the form of 6 recognised subspecies.

The upperside of the male is blackish, with the basal area of fore and hind wings being a deep rosy pink colour. The forewings of the female are similar to those of the male, but the hindwings are entirely dark brown. In examples of both sexes from Colombia and Venezuela the pink colouration is replaced by a more orange hue.

Habitats: This species is found in disturbed habitats within humid deciduous forest, rainforest and cloudforest, usually at altitudes between about 200-1200m.

Lifecycle: The larva is pale green, peppered with tiny white warts. It's head bears a pair of large forward-projecting rosetted spines. The foodplant is Urvillea ulmacea ( Sapindaceae ).

Adult behaviour: Males are often seen mud-puddling on sunny river-beaches, dirt roads and wide forest trails. They are usually seen singly, but in some years there are major population explosions, and at such times large aggregations can be found at seepages and along dry river beds. They are very active in hot sunshine, flitting constantly from spot to spot, but when they eventually settle - usually somewhere rich in mineralised moisture - they may remain for several minutes.

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/807
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 16100/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2011-01-16 13:26
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 238 kb

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hello Jesús

i love that open wings pose of this butterfly
and the POV on it with an excellent framing,
beautiful light and excellent contrast,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Beautifully poised, thanks for showing us. regards Yiannis

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-18 22:59]

Hi Jesus,
Splendid photo, great lights and colors of this interesting Butterfly species, TFS!

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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 23:00]

Hello Jesús,
Here you made good use of the difficult lighting to make a fine capture of this attractive little Nymphalid butterfly.
The difficult POV shows its features well with fine sharpness and natural colours against a contrasting darK BG in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

Ciao Jesus,
una bellissima macro per questa farfalla dai colori solari, la nitidezza e i colori sono straordinari, hai saputo utilizzare bene la luce ed è molto bello il contrasto che mostra questa lama di luce tagliare e penetrare il buio della foresta
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Jesus, luce e POV difficili, risultato eccezionale, altra meraviglia della tua terra ben illustrata, splendid colori e ottim nitidezza, 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)
  • [2011-01-19 1:23]

Hello Jesus.
Another beautiful butterfly shot. You really know how to get the best from these butterfly. Stunning work. TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Jesus,

You have here another new speciman for me in my country color orange!
Very nice unusual pov and good of sharpness.
Fine colors.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-19 3:36]

Hello Jesús,
Another fantastic photo of a butterfly. Light, contrasting colours, sharpness and details are all splendid. Taken from an excellent POV in a very attractive composition. I've missed a lot when I was in your country. But the birds were exciting too.

Hello Jesus,
It might be a common butterfly for you, but it is a new one for me. Many thanks. The data suggests that this was taken with a 16mm lens, so on that basis you must have been able to get very close. Am I misreading something? Anyway, excellent colours and a classic composiition. Well done.

Ciao Jesus. POv fantastico e altrettanta elevata qualità. Ottimi i colori.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-19 4:35]

Hello Jesus,
lovely butterfly in its great density and intensity. the orange is so powerful and it gives an effective contrast to the overall composition.
Very exciting view.


hello Jesus
very good sharpness with great details and beautiful colours in the sun
great pose
greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-19 6:37]

Beautiful species with lovely orange color, fine composition. tfs.

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

Hi Jesus,
Very good sharpness and brilliant colours in this attractive composition of the butterfly. Best regards, Pambos

It's a .... good image friend Jesus!Have a lovely evening and great day tomorrow!
George Veltchev

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-19 14:58]

Hi Jesus,
Wonderful vivid colors and excellent details ..
Congratulations and best regards ..

Hola Jesús,
excellent open wing capture of this species taken from a boldly chosen, but perfectly well controlled angle under equally difficult, well handled beaming sunlight conditions, resulting in an eye catching image of dramatic impact. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hola amigo,
I miss you dear Friend... hopefully you'll come back soon to the site with such beautiful butterfly photos as this one! Probably a common species for you, but this is the 1st time I hear about it. Great note. About the pic: unbelievable colors and contrast! Although there's a light spot below the closer wing (which became slightly out of focus), but this minor trouble wasn't able to disturb the wonderful visual impact! At least to me. Gorgeous shot. Bravo amigo.
I hope to see new photos of you soon, friendly regards, saludos, László

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