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Banded Peacock

Banded Peacock
Photo Information
Copyright: Matthew Test (mrt5003) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 39] (162)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of NEOTROPIC (Central & South America) Reg. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-13 8:08
Viewed: 4611
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an image of a banded peacock taken in Manzanillo, Costa Rica. This butterfly appeared to be pretty common in the area, and seemed quite fond of a particular flowering tree located next to our house.

Banded peacocks are found throughout Central America, Mexico, and parts of Southern Texas. They feed on flower nectar and are typically found in fields, orchards, and secondary forest. They grow to a wingspan of 6-7 cm.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2010-08-13 10:54]

Amazing macro this is !!!
lovely bg with fine details

hello Matthew
very good sharpness pose with great details and good BG.
beautiful colours to
great shot
greeting lou

Hello Matthew,
Great capture of this pretty butterfly. Details are impressive and background perfect. Nice composition too. Cheers,

This is a really nice clean image that gives the subject full attention without distractions. Very nice lighting illuminates the butterfly perfectly. Well done Matt. :)

Hi Matt,

This is great, I like how you composed this beauty.
Very eye-pleasing image of a peacock with an outstanding POV!
There is nice separation from the blurred background and exposure looks perfect.
TFS and have a nice WE!


amazing composition, TFS Ori

Hello Matthew,
Nice capture with wonderful colours and great details.
Excellent macro.

Grande nitidezza, ottimi sfondo e composizione!
Ciao, Melania.

Hello Matthew
this is wonderful macro shot of very beautiful Banded Peacock, with great sharp details, POV/OOF and composition. splendid colors and light using. bokeh effects and so blurry BG superb. thanks for sharing this beauty from marvellous nature of Central America. best wishes

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-08-23 19:17]

Hello Matt,
Outstanding image quality allows us a fantastic view of this beautiful butterfly. TFS Matt

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-08-30 6:02]

Hi Matthew.
What an attractive " head over heels" picture. This composition is very nice and quality of the image is very good I am impressive with use of open aperture and nice result. Flash work is excellent too. Colours of the image are superb. Well done and TFS.
P.S. Many thanks for kindness and comments.

Good detail throughout, well taken.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-09-01 11:48]

Hello Matthew,
A beautiful capture of this lovely butterfly having settled under the leaf for a rest! Great focus, sharp details and beautiful colours against a pleasant soft background.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Original y atrevida toma con un resultado excelente a mi gusto.
Bien compuesta y equilibrada.
Gracias por tus amables comentarios.

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