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Nica flavilla

Nica flavilla
Photo Information
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: 2009-09-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/4, 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: 2009-09-06 5:15
Viewed: 3992
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
***THANKS to Iván (argus) for the ID (Nica flavilla).

Kingdom: Animalia - animals
Phylum: Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class: Insecta - Insects
Order: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
Family: Papilionoidea
Genus: Nica
Specific name: flavilla - Godart 1823
Scientific name: - Nica flavilla Godart 1823


Hello TN People,

I do not have the ID of this butterfly, I think it may belong to the family Satyrinae, but still can not find on any web page, I found yesterday in a forest, seems to have settled on one of the few leaves which light came to him the sun directly, when I saw his orange seemed very appealing. I could take four pictures, then disappeared. It is the first time I see this species.

I could not get too close to the road where it rested, so I decided to use f/4.0 to improve the details of approach and enable a bit of zoom (hence the focal length must be 6.7mm in the EXIF).



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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-06 5:19]

Hello Jesus
I like this photo very much, excellent details, perfect focus and vivid colors, interesting POV too.

Hi Jesus
beautiful composition with impressive details
beautiful patterns and colors
excellent focus and sharpness
Have a grate day!

Hello Jesus
wonderful close up of this beautiful orange butterfly with nice pose and composition.
TFS and regards,

Ciao Jesus, onore mio di averti vicino con questa bellezza sconosciuta, torno dopo per vedere se le hanno dato un nome, bellissima macro di una splendida farfalla, meravigliosa nitidezza e magnifici dettagli, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-06 5:23]
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Hello Jesús,
A very fine capture of Nica flavilla, Nymphalidae, taken from a great POV to show its closed wings with fine sharpness and colours against a contrasting dark natural BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Hola Jesus,

Very beautiful macro shot of an adorable butterfly!
The details are very well shown with wonderful control on sharpness and taken from a well chosen POV. The colors and textures are perfectly shown. The green leaf gives great contrast to the bright golden brown colors of the butterfly.
Very well done!

PS: Sorry, I can't help you in identifying this species.

best regards,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-06 5:59]

Ola Jesus,

No, no me conoce la identificación, pero ... la imagen es soberbia.
Hermosos colores, BG excelente.
En una palabra ... bello.
Un domingo agradable,

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  • shree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
  • [2009-09-06 6:52]

Hello Jesus, your luck was good and so were your skills - the details of the butterfly have come so well! It is a beautiful capture with pretty good use of lighting and shallow POV. The orange is indeed lovely but I like its pose the most. And again, the details.


Hello Jesus!
Another nice capture of butterfly. I like eye-contact and pose of insect. But this time I have some corrctions to your note:

In insect systematic to wrote "Family: Papilionoidea" while the end "-idea" is characteristic for superfamily. For family it would be "-idae". Because of that also the Satyrinae is not family but subfamily ("-inae" is in Latin name characteristic for subfamilies). Just to summarize: superfamily includes family (families) and family includes subfamilies :>

Anyway, picture is very good especially that you used only F/4.0!!! :>
My best compliments,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-06 7:16]

Hello Jesus,
Great photo of this butterfly in a very nice pose. Excellent sharpness, details and POV. Good composition and DOF.

hello Jesús

from day to day (de jour en jour) your presenting us
more and more beautiful macro photos, WOW ! Jesús
what a superb macro photo with very fine POV, DOF
and also framing with leaving a good space in-front,
like always superb focus with great sharpness and details,
i love the wonderful warm luminosity like the warm
colour tones of the butterfly, TFS


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-06 7:56]

Waw...what a great capture, sharpness of the details is amazing, colors is lovely, a master shot.

Excellent capture, sharp details, nice colors and light, well blured BG,
TFS, regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-06 9:29]

Hi Jesus. You were still able to get a fine picture of this beauty even if you could not get to close. I like the side POV so we can see the wing markings. Which you have taken with fine detail and rich colours. well done TFS.

Ciao Jesus. Ivan non ne sbaglia una! Come tu hai perfettamante interpretato questo POV in luce laterale e soggetto posizionato in diagonale. Il dettaglio č perfetto. Colori ben saturati.


hello Jesus
other great composition
super sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

ciao Jesus!
uno stupendo esemplare catturato con ottima definizione,dove il colore arancio delle ali mette in evidenza i lineamenti a fronte del ambiente naturale..
ottimo lavoro!
buona settimana sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-06 14:55]

Hi Jesus,every time a impressive surprise! You live in an another world and it's very interesting to discover unusual and beautifuls species unknown from me...this is really fantastics and the pic too is at the top of quality.Thanks for your work,have a nice week,LUCIANO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-06 16:22]

Hi Jesus,

Once again Ivan came through with the ID! This butterfly is beautiful and you got a fantastic image with your Canon SX. The colors and clarity are magnificent. I love the position on the leaf - looks like she is posing for you. A wonderful view of her face, body, and marvelous wings. The markings are exquisite. This Nica flavilla stands out beautifully from the background.


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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2009-09-07 7:03]

Hola Jesus!
Wow!Colours,sharpness,light and compo are excellent.Tfs.

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-09-07 7:28]

Hello Jesus,

Very nice shot with excellent details. Good colours very naturels, picture very sharp. Congratulations!



Hello Jesus
this Nica Flavilla is a very beautiful butterfly an you have captured it very nicely in a great environment, wonderful lighting and colors
the details are crisp clear sharp
Have good noght

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