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Brangas caranus

Brangas caranus
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Copyright: CArlos Prieto (Panthiades) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 74] (465)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-28
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tropical Eumaeine, South American Butterflies 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-28 17:45
Viewed: 6033
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
BRANGAS is a genus that differ from the otherwide closely related ATLIDES in the absence of androconial patches of forewings.
The most of photos that I show here are taken on hilltops to species with hilltopping behaviour. Some "rare" species are easily founded in those places.

Hill-topping is a mate-location behaviour seen in many insects including butterflies, dragonflies, wasps beetles and flies.

Males of many butterfly species may be found flying up to and stay on a hilltop - for days on end if necessary. Males dash around the top, competing for the best part of the area - usually the very top; as the male with the best territory at the top of the hill would have the best chance of mating with the occasional female, who knows the "top male" must be strong and thus genetically fit. Many authors consider this as a form of lekking behaviour. Many butterfly species including swallowtails, nymphalids, metal-marks and lycaenids are known to hill-top.

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Hola Carlos,
Como esta usted!
good macro of this beautiful Brangas caranus in closeness!
the image is sharp with very good colour and details
I loved the pattern on the butterfly
muchas gracias

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-08-28 21:46]

hi carlos,
very lovely image of this colorful butterfly with some intesting notes to read. little bold presentation, a little extra space would be better. tfs.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-29 0:34]

This is a lovely shot of this stunning butterfly on the fern. Very good details and clarity.
I don't remember seeing a butterfly with these colours before.
Well done

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-04 20:34]

Hi Carlos,
Wonderful shot of this very beautiful butterfly with such amazing colours and details on its wings. Fine pose captured and you have handled the light and exposure levels pretty well here. Excellent DOF and your parallel POV works well too. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

Hi Carlos,
I like the POV, it's a well composed tight frame.
Excellent exposure, color, and nice details..
Great note describing the "hill-topping" behavior also.
Well done,

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2009-06-03 0:21]

nice shot.
beautiful close-up.
great colors and details.


Ciao Carlos, great macro of fantastic butterfly, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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