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Discophora sondaica

Discophora sondaica
Photo Information
Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-12 5:23
Viewed: 1500
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I spotted this Common Duffer on a large leave of a wild taro in the bamboo clump where there was not enough light. I have encountered this species a couple of times: once by a roadside on some animal droppings, and another time on brown dead fallen leaves in the woods. It was very well camouflaged among these brown fallen leaves or on earth and it was really difficult to spot. Some more information about it.
The Common Duffer, Discophora sondaica is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in Southeast Asia and South China.
The species has its hindwing sharphly angled at tornus. The variegated buff-brown undersides has a series of striations. The males have a few obscure bluish spots on the forewings above, whilst the females have a series of diffuse pale orange and whitish spots on the forewings.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-12 9:57]

Hi John,
Another great image of a beautiful butterfly with
very good composition,amazing natural colors and sharpness details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Hi John,
照的清晰 光線柔和
蝴蝶的色彩亮麗 姿態高貴 悠閒
構圖很美麗 背景深遂綠意

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-12 11:17]

Hello John.
You have made a good close-up of this butterfly showing well wing's texture and colors. Image is sharp showing fine details of the butterfly. Contrast with background looks good.Regards Siggi

Ciao John, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Mr.John,
Beautiful captured this Common Duffer.Nice sharpness and colour.Spots are well visible.Like its pose on leaf.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-12 14:55]

Hi John,really nice and really perfect,a great capture of this rare specie that looks like a dead leaf,excellent details,colors and exposure as usual.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Interesting name for this butterfly, John. :)
Looks like it is a large butterfly and you have captured it on a leaf from a bold point of view.
I wonder if you used your fill flash, but the nether wing has clear and sharp details on it.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-13 1:03]

Hello John,
This butterfly looks like a dead leaf. Excellent in sharpness and details and beautiful natural colours. Nice, but a bit noisy, blurred background.

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