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Calephelis virginiensis

Calephelis virginiensis
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4, My photos in Treknature / Mis Fotos en Treknature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-26 4:41
Viewed: 4583
Points: 40
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Calephelis virginiensis (Little Metalmark):


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily: Papilionoidea (Butterflies (excluding skippers))
Family: Riodinidae (Metalmarks)
Genus: Calephelis
Species: virginiensis (Little Metalmark)

Size: wingspan 13-25 mm

Identification: The only metalmark of the southeast Atlantic coastal plain. Small. Upperside rusty orange, with fringes dark and not checkered. Underside brighter orange.

Habitat: Grassy areas of the coastal plain and in open pine woods, savannah, and salt-marsh meadows.

Food: Adults take nectar.

Life Cycle: Hostplants are Yellow Thistle, Cirsium horridulum, and also sometimes Vanilla Plant, Carphephorous odoratissima. Caterpillars often rest on underside of leaves. Overwinters as caterpillar.



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Good capture of this interesting butterfly.Well done.Regards.Alin.

Ciao Jesus, altra bellissima, ma quante ne avete in Venezuela!
Prima o poi ci vengo a fare il turista fotografico.
Macro di eccellente qualitŕ con ottimi dettagli e bella nitidezza, fantastica farfalla molto ben ripresa, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-26 5:53]

The colors and the texture is wonderful!

hello Jesus
this is a super picture
great details of a beautiful butterfly
greeting lou

Wonderful colors, good POV and sharpness.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-26 7:25]

Hello Jesús,
This a very fine capture of this attractive Rhiodinid butterfly taken from a great dorsal POV to show the open wings with excllent sharpness, though maybe a higher aperture may have allowed a better DOF.
The composition and contrast with the dark OOF natural BG are excellent.
Thanks and all the best,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-08-26 8:05]

Hello Jesus,
Excellent close up shot of this beauty. Beautiful colours with good details. Lighting and composition are wonderful.
Best regards Siggi

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-08-26 9:20]

Hola Jesus,
you supply us with beautiful pictures of even beautiful butterflies.
Concomitantly, you increase TN's biodiversity day-to-day.
Thank you for posting this sharp picture of the metalmark.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2009-08-26 11:26]

Hola Jesus!
Compo,colours,sharpness and BG are excellent.
With best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-26 12:02]

Hello Jesus,
Wonderful photo of a wonderful butterfly. Sharpness, natural and contrasting colours are superb. Excellent POV and composition. When I see all your beautiful postings I got a little homesick to Venezuela.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-08-26 12:07]

Hi Jesus. This is a first class close up of this colourful Butterfly. Your use of the light has given rich colours. The white lines on the wings almost look silver. with such warm orange colours. Sharp focusing has given fine detail . All with interesting nots. well done TFS.

ciao Jesus!
sei riuscito a mostrare in modo egregio questa bella papilionaide,dalla livrea incredibilmente bella delle ali,ma altrettanto difficile da catturare con una macro....
bravo e grazie sERGIO

hello Jesús

another of your high quality macro photos,
very fine POV & DOF, superb focus with great sharpness
and details, excellent contrast, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-08-26 16:56]

Hi Jesus,

I don't think I have seen this beautiful butterfly before! I love the shape, colors and wonderful wing markings. It looks fantastic on the green leaf. Details, background and composition are excellent.


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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2009-08-26 16:56]

Hi Jesus!

Wing details are amazing, composition also good showing the butterfly in almost a half round shape. Hard macro of such a small one.. Well done, TFS!

Best regards,

  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2009-08-26 23:35]

Jesússss, que nos estás haciendo babear con estas maravillas desconocidas para nosotros !

Pasaste de encuadrar con mucho espacio a hacerlo con un encuadre muy cerrado demostrándonos tu técnica y buen hacer a cualquier distancia :-)


Hi Jesus

Another brilliant specimen from the Venezuelan tropics.
Excellent pose and diagonal composition
Excellent sharpness and details
Great DOF and background


Ciao Jesus. Extraordinary details on wing's weft and great playng of light. Excellente DOF. Wow!


Hİ Jesus..
A goodish photo.. You have captured a beautiful butterfly photo.

Hello Jesus
this Little Metalmark is a very beautiful and you have captured it in a perfect way
colors, sharpness, pose and composition are excellent
Have a good night

Hola Jesus!
Another great macro picture with interesting butterfly species. Lovely composition and details. Also sharpness and colours look nice for me.
Bravo and TFS!

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