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Transparent butterfly...
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Copyright: Jose Reynaldo da Fonseca (nofer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss - 28 - 200mm f2-2,2, Memory Stick PRO 4GB, Hoya Close-Up 58mm +4
Exposure: f/2, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, Natureza em Avare - Fauna e Flora, Insects and Animals from Brazil, Butterflies in Brazil, Insects in Brazil, Butterflies II, BUTTERFLIES OF AMERICA, Butterflies, Borboletas transparentes - Transparent butterfly, Butterflies III, Butterfly Encyclopedia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-13 21:48
Viewed: 66908
Points: 41
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
A transparent butterfly. The detail here is that I didn't use flash, I got but I had to use 1/50 with f/2, without tripod... the one that the times don't help in details. Usually the transparent wings with the light of the flash give some reflexes iridescent hue, which a lot of people find strange!
The only treatment was in NI!
Did I like the composition and you?

Greta oto is one of a number of similar transparent winged butterflies. It comes from central America, and is found from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in its zone, but it not easy to find because of its transparent wings, which is a natural camouflage mechanism.

Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Ithomiinae
Latin name: Greta oto
Common name: The Glasswing
Foto tirada na natureza. (NÃO É CATIVEIRO!!)
Photo shot in the nature. (IT IS NOT CAPTIVITY!!)

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  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-13 22:09]
  • [4]

Great macro, Jose. I saw some of these glasswing butterflies in Costa Rica, but was not successful at getting a good picture of one. I know it is really hard to get this one right. You captured it with sharp details and good exposure and excellent composition. Well-done!

  • Great 
  • rlortie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 295 W: 59 N: 593] (2058)
  • [2005-04-13 22:10]
  • [2]

Although not as sharp as it could be, the composition and subject are very interesting. Good job overall with the condition you faced.

  • Great 
  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-14 2:44]

It's a wise choice to shot this transparent beauty without flash. Very good result at such light conditions.
Very nice colors at the background.
Thank you for sharing.

Nice composition, good details and soft colours. It's just framed a bit too tight in front of thr fly.
Well done.

Nice shot Jose. You did very well for this type of shooting technique..Not my way but sometimes to get the shot you do what you have to do! Space front would improve the shot. Well done!

Ótima foto. Gostei dos variados tons de verde que resultou em uma composição suave que transmite beleza e paz.
Belo trabalho.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-14 12:48]
  • [2]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ce superbe papillon. Cette transparence est surprenante. Jolies couleurs. Manque un peu de netteté.
Nice picture !

Maybe could have been a bit sharper, but its still an interesting post. I like the composition and contrast of the butterfly with the flower and OOF background.

Que borboleta mais linda!!!
Show de composição.
(Poderia falar do foco, mas com minha nikon, quem sou eu para falar de macro alheia?.. hehe)
Obrigada pr compartilhar..

  • Great 
  • neia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 188 W: 34 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-18 17:51]
  • [5]

O fundo suave, bem como toda a foto, combinou com a borboleta, todas são delicadas, mas esta especialmente aparenta mais delicadeza.
Boa composição, excelente macro.

  • Great 
  • ACesar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 75 W: 15 N: 33] (184)
  • [2005-04-26 20:01]
  • [5]

Linda Maacro Reynaldo. Como vê estou de volta. Lindo lugar eu fui, Praia do Forte...Tirei muitas fotos...Essa borboleta esta muito linda. Parabens pelo trabalho

  • Great 
  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
  • [2005-04-30 18:30]

Very interresting butterfly Jose.I never heard of a transparent butterfly,so it is interresting to see one.Your composition is very good and you had time to adjust your camera and get a blurred background
Well done

  • Good 
  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-05-18 5:23]
  • [2]

nice composition of this beauty. but is a little blue coloured and i think too soft.

  • Great 
  • rosana Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 31] (475)
  • [2005-10-07 18:25]
  • [2]

Jose it's just perfect as it is, coloring, cropping and tideness of the subject.


Great detail and DOF achieved. Nice composition and subtle colors.

  • Great 
  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-12-16 8:26]
  • [2]

Hi José!

This is a pretty picture. I love the soft pastel colors in it. Composiiton and framing are good, but I would prefer the butterfly to be in the other half of the frame so there is more space in front than behind the insect. The image is a little bit soft, but since you did at f/2, 1/50 sec and no tripod, you did very good. In such a case, I prefer to make a soft image than no image at all.
Very good picutre and TFS.

  • Good 
  • pao Gold Star Critiquer [C: 135 W: 7 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-16 14:49]
  • [2]

Esta borboleta é muito interessante, não é tão rara, já tive oportunidade de ver, inclusive é bem pequena. Você conseguiu uma boa macro. Cores é que tem de melhor. Composição excelente

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-02 17:52]

Great close-up Jose.
Good colour,details,BG,POV and frame
well done


  • Great 
  • aaa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 84 W: 9 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-24 13:24]

Fiquei impressionado pela quantidade de visitas que esta foto tem - hoje está com 32.094, acho eu que é a que tem maior número de visitas, muito boa foto que justifica o número de visitantes.

hello josé
suprenante composition ; cette transparence !!! bon travail

Oh..... so superb, beautiful...

Hi Jose, beautiful butterfly and colors of the pic, but I think it could be a little more sharp, esp. the body of the insect.

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