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Junonia lavinia

Junonia lavinia
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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: 2009-11-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-25 5:57
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Junonia lavinia (Cramer 1775)

When I saw this butterfly in the leaves of grass near of a rural road in our town, perhaps photograph it because I really liked her attitude and that surprised me was so "quiet". Our Juniona butterflies are usually very lively, almost never are quiet, rarely can photograph them with ease, do not let them get too close. However, this was very quiet and allowed me to photograph it from above POV, allowed me several shots and don't made attempt to fly off. Very rarely in this species!

A few days later, when I edited the photos, I noticed the existence of two small parasites (those red dots) near the left eye of the butterfly, there is another parasite, near the front right wing root.

I do not know, but I think that the unusual attitude of "quietness" of this butterfly, had much to do with these parasites and how they affect it.

NOTE: In the left lower third of the photo, you can see a small "bug thorn", another unplanned guest!

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Animalia - Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
Subkingdom: Bilateria - (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
Branch: Protostomia - Grobben, 1908
Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa
Superphylum: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Mandibulata
Infraphylum: Atelocerata
Superclass: Panhexapoda
Epiclass:Hexapoda Class: Insecta
Subclass: Dicondylia
Infraclass: Pterygota
Cohort: Myoglossata
Superorder: Amphiesmenoptera
Order: Lepidoptera
Infraorder: Heteroneura
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Junonia
Specific name: lavinia - Cramer 1775
Scientific name: - Junonia lavinia Cramer 1775

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Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Exposure Time: 1/403
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 6000/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2009-11-14 07:42
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 257 kb
-Low sunny day.
-In the morning early hours.
-Hand held camera.



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hello Jesus
This is a SUPER sharpness picture
ful of great details of the butterfly
beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hola Jesus! Perfect macro, good contrast and sharpness. Superb shot. Good luck!

Ciao Jesus, questa č una delle poche che conoscevo, perň č sempre una magnifica farfalla ed č sempre bello vederla, soprattutto in una macro splendida e ben dettagliata come la tua, magnifici i colori e bella la luce, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Jesus,
A beautiful specimen, the color is so fresh and wings are in perfect condition. So sorry about the parasites. Well seen with the off background. TFS,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-25 7:55]

Hello Jesus,
Great photo in superb sharpness and very good details. There are even three red dots. Beautiful clear and natural colours.
Good composition, POV and contrasting BG.

hello Jesus
splendid macro with great detail and compo
good POV and POF
great shot

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-25 8:24]
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Jesus Jesus! WOW!
Simply perfect!!! I can`t say anything about your perfect capture. Only CONGRATULATIONS!
Thanks for posting.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-25 8:42]

Ola Jesus,
Una vez más una macro fabulosa. Excelente colores y detalles.
Una noche hermosa,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-11-25 8:46]

Hello Jesus
Excellent presented this butterfly, great details and beautiful colors.Well done

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-25 8:58]

Very good macro of this lovely Butterfly, great colors and details!

Hi Jesus,

Excellent sharp details, Perfect natural colors and good POV

TFS Thijs

Hi Jesus,
wow, it's a wonderful one and with excellent quality and brilliant colours.
And we realy can see the parasites very well.
I like this shot very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Jesus. Very impressive macro shot.
The composition, POV and details are great.
TFS and kind regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-25 12:40]

Hi Jesus. You seem to have some beautiful butterflies which you take fine pictures to show us. You have captured this top view with fine detail and bright colours. We can se all of the wing markings. well taken TFs.

Bonsoir Jésus
Les nuances de couleurs et les dessins de ce papillon sont d'une rare beauté.
Merci pour ce spécimen

Hello Jesus,
Excellent capture, with fantastic colors and details. Very interesting note. Best regards,

ciao Jesus!
ottima definizione in questa macro con questa elegante farfalla..molto buoni i dettagli e i colori..ben visibili anche i parassiti rossi vicini agli occhi
complimenti sERGIO

hello Jesús

excellent macro photo of this very beautiful butterfly,
with fine POV, DOF, superbly focused with excellent
sharpness and details, i love to see details of the blurred background,



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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2009-11-25 16:21]

Olá Jesus

incrivel a nitidez desta foto !
Vc realmente produziu uma imagem que impressiona pela nitidez e exelente luminosidade, o fundo năo poderia ser mais adequado ŕ bela borboleta.
Eu acho a maior dificuldade conseguir captura-las de asas abertas... sempre perco o time.. o seu foi perfeito!




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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-11-25 17:15]

Beautiful, Jesus.
Perfect symmetry. Rich colors. Interesting designs.
Great focus and exposure.
Lovely image.
TFS. : )

Hi Jesus MF,

Magnificent macro!, seems perfect in every way.
Great use of the shallow DOF, everything looks amazingly sharp and focused as a result.
Well done MF!
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-11-26 2:23]

Hola Jesus,
Wings very impressive ...
sharp details and colors are very nice.
best wishes,

Ciao Jesus,
a fantastic picture of Junonia lavinia taken from an excellent dorsal POV with outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, a very pleasing composition for this wonderful butterfly.

Ciao Jesus,
una fantastica immagine di Lavinia con un'eccellente ripresa del dorso delle ali, con una straordinaria definizione e bellissimi colori, una piacevolissima composixione per questa meravigliosa farfalla.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Como decía la canción???: "cuando Dios hizo el edeeeennnn, pensó en Améeeeerica"... y tus nos lo muestras.

Un placer.

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