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Transparent Wings

Transparent  Wings
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Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC P10
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Favorites, Nice Insects, Butterflies, Borboletas transparentes - Transparent butterfly [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-17 0:38
Viewed: 6585
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this wonderful butterfly with transparent wings. I don´t know its name, so if you knows it I will be glad to learn with you.
I just had my little sony with me at that moment, and we hadn´t to many light, so the picture is not great, but I am sure that you will like to see the butterfly.
I´ve tryed to do a workshop blurring the background, but... I will keep this one, original shot. What do you think?

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To Maite: Graciaszeca 1 04-25 19:27
To MacroMundo: Tamanduázeca 1 04-23 12:35
To oscarromulus: Thankszeca 1 04-18 23:29
To saguzar: borboleta rarazeca 1 04-17 23:40
Species identificationbatu 1 04-17 11:40
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good focus and nice colors that show off the transparent wings. i'd increase contrast a bit since the transparent parts seem overly bright.

Hi Zeca,
I certainly think it is lovely. I have never even seen a picture of one of these butterfly's with transparent wings. It is amazing. Nice image.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-04-17 2:26]

Hola Jose,
a beautiful capture of this interesting butterfly. It is a species of the family Riodinidae. I will try to identify it later (no time now).
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Jose,

Adding to the comment by Peter Roos (batu): this is a Chorinea sp. (Riodinidae, Riodininae, Riodinini), most probably Ch. octavius, although other species are quite similar. Wonderful cteature!

Best regards,

Hola Jose,
Very aesthetic image. Superbly capturing this unique butterfly. Sharp and neat. Excellent shot.


What an amazing butterfly, very impressive.

Olá Zeca!
Uma borboleta maravilhosa, nunca vi uma asim. Um poquinho brilhante as flores mais eu penso que e rara e increivel. Foi tomada na silva?

Hello Zeca,
This is an amazing specimen, with extraordinary qualities!
Well framed and the insect is captured with fine details...
Well done on observing and capturing this!
Pablo -

Magnífica , sobre todo por el conjunto, aunque también ayuda esa maravilla de mariposa.

Abrazo: J. Ignasi

็ำHello Jose,
I have no idea about the species of this butterfly. Anyway, I enjoy seeing this beauty. Transparent wings with red markings are distinctive features. This is a sharp and well composed picture. Well done and tfs.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-04-18 11:00]

Oi Zeca parabéns por esta bela foto ficou muito boa,uma qualidade exelente com nitides perfeita nota 10.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-04-18 11:30]

Hello Jose,
Wonderful close up of this transparent butterfly.POV,lighting,colors and composition are perfect.

Olá Zeca

Esta foto é simplismente linda...essa borboleta é uma obra de arte da natureza; os detalhes e as cores são incríveis...um trabalho muito bonito, uma composição atraente, parabéns!


Dear friend, Jose August, "Zeca",
What do I think?
I dont think ... I KNOW it is BEAUTIFUL.
A swallowtail of sorts ...??? Have NEVER EVER seen one that is transparent.
Excellent register.
You should contact "loot". His real name is Loot Eksteen from South Africa. He is a "walking Encyclpaedia". An active member of TN. Excellent person and personality.
Am sure he will know its name.
Fond regards,
Mario from Canada.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-21 5:48]

Hello Jose,
Brilliant capture of this "Glasswing?" butterfly in a lovely pose on the flowers showing up the transparent wings. Sharp details and nice colours. Very fine composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Que maravilhoso inseto!
Onde conseguiu fotografa-lo?
Gostaria muito de ter um desse na mira de minha camera.
um abraço e parabéns pelas magnificas fotos.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-26 5:44]
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Hola Jose Augusto
¡Qué maravilla de imagen!! Es toda una preciosidad! Estoy de acuerdo contigo en que esta es la mejor, aunque el trabajo que hiciste en el workshop no está nada mal.
La mariposa es toda una belleza. Yo diría que es más bien una Chorinea sylphina, o en todo caso una Chorinea licursis.
Excellente nitidez, color, enfoque, encuadre, composición... Genial!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-07 3:01]

Hi Jose Augusto,
This is a butterfly I've never seen before, it's very beautiful. TFS

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