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Colobura Dirce 1

Colobura Dirce 1
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Copyright: Ricardo Tames Vargas (RII) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828
Exposure: f/2, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths 2, Butterflies II, BUTTERFLIES OF AMERICA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-06 22:05
Viewed: 6796
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Colobura Dirce Linnaeus.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Scientific Name: Colobura Dirce Linnaeus
Diagnóstica Description:
Amplitude eave: of 35 to 37 mm similar Sexes. Previous wing of gray black color with one borders cross-sectional of yellow color. Later wing of gray black color, with costal margin and anal margin clear coffee.

Habitat:. Edges of forest, clear, secondary margins of gorge, and forests.

Service life:
Eggs: of white color, positions in groups from two to 10.
Larva in fifth stage: capsule of the head of bright black color, with two long horns of yellow color, in the margins of the capsule short thorns of black color. Body of aterciopelado black color, with rows of thorns in form of rosette of yellow color.
Pupa: cylindrical, elongada of brown color it resembles a trocito of trunk.

Feeding: The adults visit fruits in decomposition, secretions fermented in crusts and lees of mammals.

Behavior: The larvae in the first stages form chains in the ends of the nerves of the leaves. The larvae cut the main nerves of the leaf in the base and form stores where they rest.

Relations: Hospedera plant: Cecropia obtusifolia Bertol. (Cecropiaceae).

Distribution: From Mexico to Center, the South America and the Antilles.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-06 22:37]
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Excellent POV and DOF!
Good shot Ricardo!
Very pretty!
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-06 23:57]
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Hi Ricardo, this is an unusual patterned butterfly - one I haven't seen before. It is nice and sharp on the leaves.
Well done,

Hi Ricardo!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.

Wel done, I like the exposure, you have good detail, and a strong profile of the butterfly.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-07 2:28]
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Hola Ricardo!

Very nice side view of this butterfly. I like details and composition with colorfull flower. Very interesting note also.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-07 2:49]
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Hello Ricardo,
Very nice capture;POV,light,colors,sharpness are very good.

An amazing butterfly, Ricardo. I don't think I have seen this one before. Fantastic POV. sharp details, excellent exposure. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-12-07 4:20]
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WOW, Ricardo!
Your country has such a great variety of butterflies!
Wonderful clours!
GREAT details!

Hi Ricardo

You have captured this fella very well. Good POV showing his lovely wings. Nice colours in the BG and a nice natural setting. TFS.

Veo que su colección de las mariposas está creciendo. Cada nuevo está consiguiendo mejor.

Saludos, Petru

Hi ricardo!
It's really amaizng shot! Great wings and one of the most beautiful b'flies I've ever saw!!!!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-07 11:10]
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Hello Ricardo!
Wonderful close up.POV,details,sharpness,lighting and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi Ricardo,
it's realy a beauty, what a perfect design.
One wing looks a little like a fish IMO, sorry, good phantasie, hahaha.
Have a nice evenening, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

que preciosura !!! una reina total en medio de las flores !!!

Ricardo, conociste el Biocentro GUEMBE aca en SCZ ???


Very good capture, Ricardo!
Excellent sharpness, beautiful colours,
good lighting and nice frame.
Well done!

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2005-12-08 2:27]
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Very nice shot. Great POV giving the side on view to show all the colours and patterns. Well done, great detail and focus. Very good capture!


Have a Great holiday season Ricardo.
Thank you and a Happy New Year!

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-12-08 7:43]
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A beautiful shot amngst the green and red of the plant. Well done.

Hola Ricardo,
Rara y linda especie de mariposa, me gusta su diseño. Los detalles y el encuadre son muy buenos. Solo pienso que necesitaría un encuadre (solo es mi opinión), y un retoque en el brillo y colores de la flor y tal vez eliminación de un poquito de ruido de fondo.
De todos modos tus fotos creo que son de las mejores de mariposas que hay en TN.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-07 17:50]
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Hola Ricardo,
He dado un paseo por tus fotos y son preciosas. Elijo esta por el dibujo de el color tan bonitos que tiene. La foto es perfecta, con una excelete nitidez y un color muy natural y agradable.
Un saludo, José M.

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