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Paper Kite

Paper Kite
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS10D, Canon EF70-200mm 4/L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-15 11:39
Viewed: 2903
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Paper Kite Butterfly - There are many names for the tree nymph butterfly: the rice paper butterfly, paper kite butterfly or wood nymph butterfly. The name rice paper butterfly likely comes from the unusual texture of its wings. The way it flits and floats in the air led to the name paper-kite butterfly. The Japanese call it Ogomadara or Lady of the Southern Island.
The tree nymph has a wingspan of 37 to 43 inches. This large black and white insect is the largest in Japan. Unevenly joined black spots mark the bottom edges of the wings, giving them a ragged look. Its body is yellow with black markings. The front legs are short and brush-like, completely useless for walking. The butterflies have odd, club-shaped antennae.
Naturally located in Southeast Asia, the tree nymph lives in wet, evergreen forests flying high in the canopy or in tall forests near rivers dryer zones. Tree nymphs also breed in butterfly parks and farms. The butterfly lands on red hats and shirts because of its attraction to the color red.

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Hi Bill,
excellent photo of this butterfly. Perfect point of view. Nice colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Bill,
well in my opinion this capture looks like a cartoon image of the presented species more than a photograph if I may use this definition. The contrast is obviously to harsh and as a result the detail has been washed almost completely. Perhaps this is a very heavy cropp dear friend, Bill.
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-15 11:59]

Hello Bill,
Nice photo of this Paper Kite butterfly. Beautiful colours in beautiful light conditions. I miss some sharpness, but an excellent composition.

Ciao Bill, lovely butterfly on a beautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-15 14:24]

Hi Bill,a great gift to a butterly fan like me,a magnificent specie and perfect light balance and colors,the sharpness isn't at the top but no problem,nobody is perfect..eehe....have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2011-12-15 21:47]

Hello, a magnificent closeup of the Paper Kite Butterfly. Extreme sharpness, color and perfect Dof. You captured the butterfly under beautiful light conditions.
So well photographed,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-12-15 22:49]

excellent closeup of beautiful butterfly. good clarity and lighting. tfs.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-16 2:05]

Hello Bill,
splendid image of this beauty taken by a perfect POV; excellent sharpness and detail; beautiful colours and light.
Well done!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-16 5:19]

Beautiful butterfly, good image. tfs.

Hello Bill,
Excellent colours, sharpness, composition and DOF. Very beautiful.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-16 10:56]

Hi Bill,
Excellent macro photo of this nice butterfly. Nice colours with excellent detail.
Good composition.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Hello Bill,
Nice capture with excellent clarity and perfect focus.
The WB is not so good. It is a very interesting species.

Hi Bill

I think the crop is just a bit too much, it needs a bit more space around the butterfly. great shot though.


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