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~ Ypthima Baldus  ~
Photo Information
Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-30 5:18
Viewed: 2884
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

I've seen this kind of butterfly before but I am not sure what is it. It is rather small and the two spots at the bottom won't match an owl butterfly. This butterfly was captured close to the river in the morning.


p/s: Thanks to
for naming this butterfly.


Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Genus: Ypthima
Species: Y. baldus

Binomial name
Ypthima baldus
(Fabricius, 1775)

from Wikipedia.

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Hi Jusni

Sorry, but I can only guess its some kind of Pansy. Excellent shot for the POV and light. The DOF could be better, but I think its the limitations of the lens here, considering you shot f13!

TFS and Best

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-30 5:41]

Hi Jusni,perfect light position,great sharpness and colours..and a great butterfly!! Thanks fot share,Luciano

Hi Jusni,
You had a nice shot at this beauty. This butterfly is from
Nymphalidae family and the genus is Ypthima. Butterflies from this genus look alike. Sometimes marking on wings are varied with season. TFS and with best regards,

merhaba Jusni,
I cant help to you for ID, but it is very beautiful butterfly species. You presented it with very nice POV, composition, focus and details. Green leaves supply a great contrast. Lighting also great. Thanks for sharing. selams from Turkiye

Hi Jusni,
Nice capture of "Ypthima baldus".
For more information check this link "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ypthima_baldus"


Abang Jusni,
Very nice to see your butterfly posting and it's a real beauty!
the exposure and focus is spot on with total clarity, real colour and details in the shot
very well done
many thanks

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-30 16:21]

Hi Jusni,

Can't help you with the ID, I like the way you've framed this image by keeping the butterfly on the left. Good details overall with nice natural colours. Well done!


Olá Jusni

Linda e delicada imagem...ótima luz, cores e nitidez. Parabéns,belo trabalho!

Wonderful work..I can really appreciate how much time you spend and how you love your work! Very nice image...Please keep on...

hello jusni,
well composed shot, the focus is good and the butterfly has been captured with good details, going for higher dof would jab\ve been even better,
tfs & regards

Hello Jusni,
A nice capture with excellent details of this beatiful ocellated buterfly. TFS freind!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-31 1:34]
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Hello Jusni,
Very beautiful capture of this pretty brown butterfly in fine light. Great sharpness and good colours. It stands out well from the fine natural background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-31 1:37]

Hi Jusni,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly and a fine perspective presented. Very neat and sharp image and I like the way you have managed the harsh lighting and the natural habitat presented. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hello Jusni,
Fake eyes are an interesting phenomenon in butterflies, some does even have fake antennas... However it is more unusual to see several sets of eyes like here! Any attacker will be totally confused about where to hit...
A well composed presentation with sharp fine details!
Pablo -

Hi Jusni, elegant butterfly with good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-03 7:31]

Hello Jusni,
I missed this one of I. baldus, a fine capture of this Satyrid basking in the sun. Excellent POV, sharpness and composition.
Thanks for sharaing this beauty,

Olá Jusni.
Belissima imagem desta borboleta !
Cores, composição e foco muito bom !
Parabéns .

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2008-02-04 12:15]

i am not an expert on butterflies but can appreciate after countless attempts a good shot and so close...mine fly away
lighting here is lowish and gives a better modelling effect to the surrounding vegetation and lowers the contrast quite well

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