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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-10 8:13
Viewed: 2918
Points: 41
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While I think this one's a Common Evening brown, I'm still not too sure.
So please advise.

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Hello my friend Goldy,

I can't help you with the Idea.
But good pov, details and natural colours.


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-11-10 9:13]

Hello sir
I think this is the comm. Evening brown !!

Justa pero suficiente luz Goldy. Siento no poderte ayudar en la id.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Hi Goldy,

I think It may be a "leaf´butterfly" belong the family Ninphalidae an sub-family Charaxinae, is similar to our "Anaea aide", but I doubt that Venezuela and India share this species.

Although possibly it may be a "Common evening brown" in the "Dry season form," in wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanitis_leda) refer to this type of variation of the species.

Either way, it's a very strange and interesting butterfly. You've photographed it with good detail and correct POV. Good use of flash to supplement the light.



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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-11-10 9:54]

Namaste Goldy,
this is clearly a species of the genus Melanitis. Their underside wing patterns are
highly variable. Although in some cases not easily distiguishable from M. phedima,
I suggest that this is Melanitis leda (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).
The specimen is shown with high sharpness and is well exposed. However, background and
composition are not so attractive.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Goldy,
Very interesting colours.
Wonderful composition and details.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-10 11:18]

Hello MF Goldy,
An very good presentation on this Common Evening Brown. Nice quality light and a spot on exposure. Beautifl colors and very sharp detail. Nice clean backround. Best regards Siggi

Ciao Goldy, beautiful butterfly, I never see before, thanks, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-10 11:55]

Very interesting Butterfly, good presentation!

hello Goldy

like Nature Morte style, beautiful photo of this butterfly,
shot with fine POV at its level, fine focus excellent
sharpness and details, TFS


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-10 12:31]

Hi Goldy. I see you had a few ideas about its ID. You were able to get a fine close up showing the side view with closed wings. Taken with good detail and natural looking colours. well taken TFS.

Superb choice...although it is not particularly in a naturla setting, it indeed may not realize it...there is no right...with exception of perhaps a studio...just as aside to a one point....VERY nice addition and I hope someone defines it well in English as well as Latin...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-10 12:49]

Hi Goldy,a very strange butterfly in a very strange background.I can't make better than the experts about the name,but i must give you my double compliments for the rare specie first and for the excellent quality of sharpness and colors too.Thanks a lot for the kind words about my last pic,have a nice time,LUCIANO

bonjour Goldy
bravo pour la superbe netteté de cette photo, ce papillon est très bien présenté avec ses ailes fermées, joli point de vue
même si ce Melanitis leda n'est pas dans un magnifique décor, je trouve que les couleurs du BG sont en superbe harmonie avec les couleurs des ailes du papillon
Passe une bonne nuit

Hello Goldy, excellent macro shot of this different butterfly.
Details and colours are splendid.
TFS and regards, Bahadır

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-11-10 15:08]

Slav Goldy,
Sorry,I can't help you for ID...
Different and beautiful butterfly with great sharpness,colors and POV.

Hello Goldy,
a very beautiful picture of this butterfly taken with very good sharpness and very beatiful colours.
Best regards

Hello Goldy,

A wonderful capture with very nice coloration, sharpness & details. Well taken & nice POV.
TFS & Regards.


Stunning macro shot L'il Bro!
Great details and colours.
TFS and cheers,


Hi Goldy!

The different critiques and comments on this picture show the interest you have evoked with. Indeed, it's a particular butterfly and I'm glad that our TN members could help you with the ID. Your picture also is technically fine and it reflects the butterfly's characteristics in a pleasant manner.

Kind regards


Hello Goldy,

I like the composition with this very special looking fellow!
Interesting profile capture with the pin sharp details in the insect...
A well framed presentation of a special insect!

Pablo -

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