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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: 2010-12-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-17 17:49
Viewed: 3885
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Classification of Satyrs (also called "browns") is always complicated, but if it is classified in Venezuela, it is almost impossible! ... Here we have a great number of butterflies of this family, which are very similar between them. You can believe they are equal, but when you look at the details with care, they turn out to have subtle differences between them.

I believe this butterfly in my picture is belong the genus Cissia, and may be possibly a Cissia terrestris (Terrestris Satyr), but I am not sure!

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae

About this Sub-family: Satyrinae, the satyrines or satyrids, commonly known as the Browns, is a subfamily of the Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies). They were formerly considered a distinct family, Satyridae. This group contains nearly half of the known diversity of brush-footed butterflies. It is estimated that the true number of the Satyrinae species may exceed 2,400.

They are generally weak fliers and often shun bright sunlight. The caterpillars feed chiefly on monocotyledonous plants such as palms, grasses and bamboos. The Morphinae are sometimes united with this group.

The taxonomy and systematics of the subfamily are under heavy revision. Much of the early pioneering work of L. D. Miller has helped significantly by creating some sort of order. Dyndirus (Capronnier, 1874) is a satyrid incertae sedis. Other than this genus, according to the latest studies on the classification of Nymphalidae all satyrines have been assigned to one of the 6 tribes, at least preliminarily.

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/807
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 12800/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-12-11 08:08
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 281 kb

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Good morning Jesus,

Nice butterfly.
Good POV & sharpness. The markings on the wings are presented well. TFS.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-17 21:37]

Hi Jesus,
Splendid photo, sharp and colorful details, very nice Butterfly, TFS!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-17 22:44]
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Hello Jesús,
A very fine macro of the utmost quality!
I agree with you that this is a species of Cissia, but that is as certain as I can be as there are several species and ssp in this genus, all of which are very similar. Your suggestion that it could be terrestris may be correct.
Anyway it is nice to view this excellent image of this satyrid butterfly.
Thanks and have a nice weekend,

Wow Jesus! An extreme close up here of this brown butterfly! Now.... who can beat this quality? Under the watchful eye of a specialist like Ivan(Argus) it is difficult to make mistake with the original name of the species! Great natural colors friend Jesus, good soft background and simple composition. In fact they are not much option for other arrangements in this tight frame! Have a lovely, peaceful weekend china!
George Veltchev

Hola amigo Jesús,

Fantastic presentation of a Venezuelan satyr. :) As always on your pics, beautiful focus and details, great colours, nice exposure and pleasant composition. An absolute stunner friend Jesús! Bravo.

I'm glad you liked my "exported fungi" image so much. It's always great to know a friend likes the gift. :)

Best regards, László

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-18 3:19]

Hello Jesus,
Marvelous capture of the Cissia butterfly. The intricate patterns and myriads of colours are highly contrated against the clean soothing green in the background.definitely a joy to view.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jesus, per la classificazione di quasta magnifica satiridae non posso aiutarti, posso solo ammirare la sua bellezza e ringraziarti ancora una volta per tutte le farfalle a noi sconosciute che ci fai vedere, sempre con magnifica qualitŕ, altra splendida macro, con dettagli, luce, colori, nitidezza al top, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jesus. Hai ottenuto il massimo in nitidezza, dettaglio e colori. Macro eccellente.


Hi Jesus.
Impressive photo. The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent. Interesting butterfly.
Regards, Christodoulos.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-18 5:49]

What a beautiful species, excellent image with good colors and markings. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-18 6:27]

Hello Jesus,
very outstanding presentation in term of sharpness, clarity and well defined subject.
The sharpness of the hairy wings is very impressive.
Excellent and stunning composition of this butterfly.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-18 6:46]

Hello Jesus,
Well, well, I think it's up to you to write the book!! A brilliant macro of this beauty showing fantastic details of the wing markings and scales. Great focus on the beautiful eye too! Very well done!
I wonder how the SX 110 differs from mine? I also notice that you've now got yourself a fine software programme! Well deserved!!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

Ciao Jesus,
splendida la farfalla e fantastico il fotografo che l'ha ripresa. Un'immagine bellissima degna di essere annoverata nei libri sui lepidotteri. Bravo. un saluto, Paolo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-18 7:00]

Hello Jésus,
A photo in perfect sharpness and details. Excellent POV, DOF and composition. Splendid colours. Great quality!

hello Jesus
super pose with great sharpness and good details
very nice light with beautiful colours
great shot Jesus
greeting lou

Ciao Jesus,
un'altra straodinaria macro di una fantastica farfalla, si puň apprezzare ogni singolo dettaglio e la texture delle ali č incredibile, bellissima luce in una composizione accurata esaltata dal verde brillante dello sfondo.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Jesus,
A very fine portrait of this Satyrid. Nice lighting and composition. Thanks,

ti invidio un pochino perche' arrivare a due settimane dal Natale e riuscire a fare
incontri cosě straordinari!!!!mi piace molto come hai saputo valorizzare la texture
delle ali di questa satyrinae sudamericana
buona domenica Jesus sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-18 15:54]

Una foto meravigliosa,perfetta per un'enciclopedia...ma la tua galleria e' gia' un'enciclopedia...stupenda,i miei piu' grossi complimenti e grazie per queste bellezze della tua terra.Buona Domenica,Luciano

Hi Jesus,
What a gorgeous imagage. I love the texturing of the wings, the big clear eyes and the nice green contrasting background.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-12-19 12:17]

Hello Jesus,
A superb shot of this beautiful little butterfly showing wonderful detail and gorgeous colors. The markings on it's wings are simply stunning and the close-up you captured allows us to see the textures very nicely. Great work!!

hello Jesús

great shot of this butterfly with the fine POV, DOF,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,



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