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Mesosemia mevania

Mesosemia mevania
Photo Information
Copyright: Andres Arenas Velez (arenasa) (71)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 17-85 USM IS, 67mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): South American butterflies, South American Butterflies 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-31 11:37
Viewed: 8528
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beauty was shot in "La Romera" a natural reserve in Sabaneta, Colombia. This butterfly likes to rest in the bottom of the leaves with their wings wide open.
Esta belleza fue tomada en "La Romera", una reserva natural en Sabaneta, Colombia. A esta mariposa le gusta descanzar en la parte de abajo de las hojas con sus alas desplegadas.

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Hi andres,

Amazing 1st posting , welcome to trek nature.
Love the colours and details of this butterfly, It needs a bit to sharpen which u could try ur hand on photo filter.Kindly do write a note so we guys in TN could know more more of you technique as well as bout this beauty you have shot.Lovely pic.

Thanks for sharing

Guru Pawan

Welcome to the butterfly club ... oops ... TrekNature, Andres!
With this lovely shot, you are bound to go places here.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-31 13:59]

Hi Andres,

Thsi is a very beautiful butterfly. Incredible colors. The combination of blue, white and black is really magic.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-31 16:04]

Very beautiful butterfly!
Very unsual POV!
Excellent on details and colours!
Very good DOF!
The white zones on de BG are a bit distracting.

Bienvenido a TN Andres.
Eres el primer Colombiano que tengo el placer de conocer en este sitio.
Muy bonita tu mariposa, tiene muy buenos colores y buena composicion.
Un placer de conocerte paisano.
Saludos desde los EU.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-31 20:26]

Hi Andreas
Beautiful butterfly lose-up shot.Good colour and sharpnes.
TFS and Welcome to TN


Faltou um pouco mais de resolução e acredito que uma inversão vertical ficasse melhor, de qualquer modo uma boa foto.

Hello Andres,
very interesting and pretty species, well presented!
Fascinating eye mimicry. Good details. Colours may be a little bit too subdued to demonstrate the possibly strong blue iridescence - postwork: saturation increased on blue and cyan parts could be tried.
Thank you for sharing, and welcome to TN!
Best regards,

Hola Andrés,
Bienvenido a TN!. Bonita foto de una hermosa mariposa, de las tanas que habrá en Colombia.
Inusual verla cabeza abajo.
saludos desde Argentina

Hello Andres,
Good photo and nice butterflay. TFS.
I'll do WS on your photo.
Mehmet Hamurkaroglu

Hi Andres

Warm welcome to TN.

Stunning shot. Lovely depth of colour. Excellent POV showing the wing pattern and shape. Crisp, clear and sharp. :-)

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  • sound Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 15] (174)
  • [2006-04-11 9:55]

nice interesting butterfly which I never have seen

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-06-01 16:14]

Wspaniale ujecie. Piekne barwy. Bardzo dobre zdjecie !

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-07-29 15:07]

Hi Andreas,
Beautifull image of a lovely Rionid!!
wish I have the chance of shooting it...
well done and TFS!!

Excellent capture of this magnificent butterfly! Very good composition and POV! The colors look bright and natural and contrast is nice! Superb details and sharpness! Great use of DOF! Congratulations and TFS!


hi Andres,
thanks for sharing this beauty! yes, long time back. but, can't hide my excitements. this is a new species to me. i wonder how it would feel like watching it on my own...

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