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Butterfly 29
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/360 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-29 2:24
Viewed: 5136
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dingy Bush Brown (Mycalesis perseus)

The distinguishing feature of this species of Mycalesis is that the ocellus (eye-spot) in space 2 of the hindwing below is moved inwards and out of line with the other ocelli adjacent to it. The species shares the same habits as the other Mycalesis species and usually lurks in shady, but open areas in the vicinity of grassland. Its host plant is likely to be one of the species of grasses.
Mycalesis perseus cepheus has the same feeble flight as the other members of this genus and usually stops with wings folded closed as shown in the photo. Occasionally, an individual may bask with wings opened in bright sunlight.
It is relatively common in Indonesia, where it is usually found at the fringes of the nature reserves in shady grassy wasteland, and is found in the company of the other Mycalesis species and The Nigger.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-29 2:53]

Hola Ben,
precioso trabajo,
excelente pov y detalles,
nitidez, estupendos colores y bg,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-29 3:20]

Hello Ben,
Very nice capture of a Dingy Bush Brown with excllent sharpness and BG and set in a fine composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hello Benyamin !
This is such a gorgeous butterfly ! I love all the different nuances of brown on his wings. Details, colors, composition, POV and BG are wonderful. The black frame also works very nicely with this picture. Well done !

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-29 3:38]

Benyamin, this is a nice and excellent shot. The focus and the picture is very sharp. tFS Ganesh

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-29 4:17]

Hello Benyamin,
Lovely capture of this brown butterfly. Great sharpness and nice colours. Very nice green background and a fine composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Wonderful composition with beautiful colours and sharpness
well done

So many types of butterflies choose to sit with wings closed, don't they? Good for them, not good for us photographers - we want to see both sides of the wings. ha ha
Lovely photo! Great composition and focus.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-29 6:02]

Hi Benyamin.
Wonderful image!You've captured of this beautiful butterfly in great pose with excellent sharp details.I like drawing on his wing a lot.Lovely colors and pretty blurred BG too.Superb macro.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hi Benyamin,
An impeccable capture of this butterfly!
I like so much your POV and the pose caught.
Love the lighting and the beautiful details seen on its wings and inflorescence.
It's so good the smooth background got, you did it great with DOF.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-29 9:39]

Hello Benyamin,
Wonderful close up.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.Colors,framing and POV are also excellent.

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  • bpy Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 10] (207)
  • [2007-06-29 10:40]

hola, estupenda toma, nitida, buen color y agradable composicion

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-30 23:06]

WOW. Such great texture and detail in the wings. The light is perfect to see such detail. Outstanding focus and exposure.

beautiful brown.

hi mario

Witaj Ben,
Greet Ben!
Very lovely butterfly, clear, sharp. Splendid colours, blurred background. Fabulous!
Pozdrawiam - Roma

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-02 1:16]

Hi Ben.
Your butterflies as well as this one are simply amazing. Refined work, beautiful scene, delicate colours and lights, superb details and sharpness of the insect and flowers, pleasant smooth BG. Bravo and my best wishes.

Great macro with excellent composition, colours and details.
Best wishes,

Hello Benyamin.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.


Amigo Benyamin.
Precioso PoV, con unos colores fantásticos y genial DoF. Buena nitidez y acertado encuadre.
Saludos, JL.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-07-17 2:11]

beautiful! very nice color scheme on wings. tfs

Impresionante conjunto !!!!!

Very nice butterfly - it's looks similar to European Satyridae.
Well composed, nice frame


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