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cethosia hypsea hypsina

cethosia hypsea hypsina
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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax 300mm f/4 ED IF SDM SMC DA*
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-08-13 9:02
Viewed: 2522
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina) belongs to the genus Cethosia, which includes some of the most beautiful butterflies in the region. The upperside of the wings of both the male and female of this species feature a bright orange-red colour with black borders. The outer margins of both wings are serrated, particularly more so on the hindwings, giving the wings a saw-toothed appearance. The intricate 'lace' patterns on the undersides of the wings are likely to have given rise to the origin of its English common name, Lacewing.
The Malay Lacewing is described as the commonest species of the genus in Malaysia and Singapore. It is characterised by the pale yellow subapical border on the forewing above. Males tend to fly more energetically than the females. It is essentially a forest butterfly, preferring to stay within the confines of the nature reserves in Singapore, and the forested areas. The Malay Lacewing can often be observed at the flowers of Leea indica, Snakeweed (Stachytarpeta indica), Mile-a-Minute (Mikania cordata), Ixora spp. and Lantana camara. It is always a joy to watch this pretty butterfly flutter amongst the flowering bushes, searching for its favourite nectaring source to feed upon, and flying nonchalantly in a spectacular display of its bright cheerful colours.
Females of the Malay Lacewing have a yellowish-white dorsal patch on the forewings above, which is absent in the males. The females also appear a paler orange-red whereas the males sport a darker shade of orange-red on the wings above.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-08-13 9:41]

Hi Nuri,
Very nice close-up of this butterfly. Excellent composition and good sharpness. Splendid colours.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-13 10:48]

Hello Nuri,
Splendid photo in superb sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Great composition and blurry background. A beauty!

hello Nuri
Superbe prise de vue, bonne gestion de la profondeur et de la netteté
Bonne soirée

amazing colours, TFS Ori

Hi Nuri

This is such a beautiful butterfly, of course this must be from butterfly park or something. But you have caught it well with a good BG. The white band across its wings though is troubling to the eye. In the workshop I have tried to remove it using the clone tool.


Thank you for your valuable reaction to my picture of a Common Lime butterfly, Nuri.
The Malay Lacewing I'm looking at in your portfolio is a beautiful butterfly and a new subject for me. It is also possible that we might not have seen too many pictures of it here on TN to become familiar with it. All the same, I am very pleased to admire the subtle colours and amazingly attractive patterns on its nether wings. I can only imagine how beautiful its upper wings would be. If you have picture(s) showing its upper wings, it would be a pleasure to see them here.
The picture is also technically flawless and the large frame gets one in the face but in an extremely pleasant manner.
You deserve 10/10 for this outstanding nature picture.


Ciao Nuri, great macro of fascinating butterfly, fantytastic colors, fine details 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)
  • [2012-12-03 14:48]

Hi Nuri,this is a great gift for a butterflies fans like me,magnificent specie and spectacular capture,the details and the colors are really fantastics! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Nuri. Interesting coloured specie indeed. Very good details and sharp. Good management of the difficult angle. TFS.


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