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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic FZ40
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/150 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-17 15:37
Viewed: 2150
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hamadryas arinome ssp (probably)

(Lucas, 1853)

This genus of butterflies are commonly found throughout South America to Arizona (United States) and at least nine species can be found in Costa Rica.
They spend most of the day perching on trees, boulders, and other such surfaces against which they are camouflaged. The speckled species of Hamadryas are often hard to distinguish, and most often these butterflies have to be examined as set specimens.

Since cracker butterflies have camouflage, they are not poisonous and do not have a chemical defense.


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沒見過這種色彩 真是美極了

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-17 19:00]

Hello Paulo,
I saw my first Cracker Butterfly this year while visiting my daughter in Nicaragua. Their wing markings are so beautiful, as your photo so clearly displays. I really like the close crop, as it gives us a great look at the intricate patterns and colors of it's wings and body. I found it very interesting how they seemed to always face downward when they landed on the trunks of trees. Great shot Paulo!!

Ciao Paulo, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Paulo,
Very excellent capture of this most beautiful butterfly I've ever seen! Very nice POV, superb sharpness, perfect fine details, and brilliant natural colors. I love its pose with its wings fully extended. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and regards!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2013-10-18 3:54]

Hello Paulo,
a ver nice picture of the Hamadryas butterfly with respect to colours and sharpness.
Best wishes, Peter

Olá Paulo
Que beleza meu amigo!Excelente composição e manejo da luz.As cores são fabulosas.Obrigado!
Bom fim de semana!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-18 6:18]

Hello Paulo,
Very beautiful butterfly in superb sharpness, details and nice natural colours. Pleasing composition.
Have a good weekend,

Amazing butterfly Paulo! Great photo! Very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

Wonderful shot Paulo.
Great sharpness and true natural colour.
best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-18 9:24]

Hi Paulo,magnificent capture of this very rare beauty,i like your use of flash to show us the best wings design in the best way,great details and colors,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hallo Paulo
super good sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful to
i like this one
thanks greeting lou

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-19 1:10]

Hi Paulo
what a beautiful butterfly. You presented it so lovely with exciting colors and sharpness.
Beautiful view in exciting presentation.


O que uma borboleta maravilhosa que você retratado aqui, Paulo !!! Aperfeiçoe o uso de flash. Cores vibrantes e nítidas. Musgo verde e textura da casca sobre o inseto faz uma bela poleiros composição.
Parabéns amigo!
Também estou feliz que mais sul-americanos participem neste site.
Um abraço e meu desejo de fortuna para o povo do Brasil, as pessoas que, ano após ano aprenderam a conhecer e apreciar através da minha viagem de férias, você está sempre em praias brasileiras. O seu país é a minha segunda pátria.
Como você quer viver na beira da praia, na cidade de Torres! jajajja !!!

Hernán Ernesto Bortondello
Cidade de Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz

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