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Wandering Snowflake

Wandering Snowflake
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-30 0:26
Viewed: 2098
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

The Psyche is also known by the delightful name Wandering Snowflake - a term which describes this common and pretty species very well. In Africa, other members of the genus are known by the equally descriptive names Flip-Flop and Wood White - but while they are similar in behaviour and appearance to the Wood Whites of Europe, the latter are of a different genus Leptidea, and are only very distantly related, being members of the subfamily Dismorphiinae.

There are 8 species in the genus Leptosia, of which 7 are restricted to forested areas of Africa and ( in the case of alcesta and nupta ), Madagascar.
Leptosia nina is the only species found outside Africa. It is found in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, south China, Taiwan, the Philippines, West Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Java and Timor.

~Butterflies of Malaysia

Thanks for viewing!

samiran88, josediogo1958, maaciejka, joska, CeltickRanger, lousat, maurydv has marked this note useful
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Ciao Jusni, great macro of elegant butterfly with fine design on wings, splendid details, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-30 3:37]

Hello Jusni,
An excellent macro of this delicate little Pierid butterfly. The POV and DOF are just right to acheive total sharpness against a clean BG.
Your note confirms the similar European species, the Wood White and with that in mind this is even more delightful to view!
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-30 5:36]

Beautiful species what we know here as Psyche, very cute little butterfly, delightful to watch in lazy flight. tfs.

nice picture of Psyche. perfect colour and composition.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-30 7:45]

Hello Jusni,
Excellent sharp detailed photo. The markings on the wings are marvellous. Very beautiful soft colours in the whole photo. Taken from a very good POV in a pleasing composition.

hello Jusni
a beauty !
great sharpness and good composition
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jusni
Great macro with beautiful colors and impressive sharpness. Well done!
Best regards

A delicate butterfly captured in excellent light.
Good detail and nice background.
Nicely composed and good poise.
regards yiannis

Hi Jusni,
amazing photo. Great sharpness and details. Perfect point of view.
Have a nice week,

Hello Jusni
Beautiful butterfly and great photo with good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

Hello Jusni,
Excellent photo, great sharpness, fine details on this photo of this interesting Butterfly!
Regards, Joska

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-30 11:30]

Hello Jusni.
The wing patterns on this butterfly are so finely detailed. Wonderful colors. Shows off so well that we have a wonderful view of the head and antennae.Best regards Siggi

Hello Jusni,
A wonderful capture of this beautiful butterfly taken with excellent light balance and very good sharpness. Beautiful composition, too. Well done!

Hello Jusni

Excellent macro of this butterfly with fine POV,
excellent focus sharpness details of its patterns,



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-30 14:02]

Woow Jusni,this specie is a fantastic beauty!! I never seen before,a great gift to the fans..ehehe...and your perfect pic is the best way to appreciate the beautiful wings design of this magnificent butterfly.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Una captura de dificil ejecución perfectamente resuelta.
Me gusta especialmente el manejo de la luz.
Saludos Jusni: J. Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-31 2:19]

Salam Jusni,
A lovely wondering white captured in good details and lighting. The sharpness is splendid and the white was expertly balanced.
You managed to isolated the white background and giving emphasis to the butterfly.
An excellent job done.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-02-01 0:59]

Una foto preciosa, con un control de blancos excelente. La especie es preciosa y la foto muy bien compuesta. Enhorabuena.

Hallo Jusni,
a very beautiful macro of the Psyche taken from an excellent point of view showing perfectly the spectacular wings markings, fine details, marvellous coloursin a very nice composition
Best regards

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