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Butterfly #14 (Common Tit)

Butterfly #14 (Common Tit)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC W7
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Thailand, Butterflies from Thailand #1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-24 3:26
Viewed: 3747
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Species: Hypolycaena Erylus Teatus
Common Name: Common Tit

The Lycaenidae are a large family of butterflies, also known as the gossamer-winged butterflies. They comprise about 40 % of all known butterfly species.

Hypolycaena Erylus Teatus
The upperside of the male is deep purple blue with a large circular brand on the forewing disc. The female is dull grey-brown and black marginal spots on the greyish white tornal area of the hindwing. The undersides of both sexes are a pale greenish grey with a cell-end bar and a narrow reddish brown post discal line on each wing. There is an orange-crowned black spot and a smaller one on the hindwings.

There are two tails originating from veins 1b and 2 from the hindwing. The species behaves in the typical Lycaenid behaviour of sliding the hindwings in a fashion where the tails appear to be alive. This acts as a decoy to fool predators into thinking that the rear end of the butterfly is the head with the antennae and "eyes".


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-24 3:37]

Very good photo of this beautiful Lycaenidae!
Very good DOF and details!
Very good on colours!
Very good POV
Good BG!
5* and TFS!

Nice picture, with excellent details, good BG and DOF, nice POV. Very beautiful butterfly, and excellent note. very well done ! Picture seems to be a bit oversharpenend, I think, but still a great shot !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-24 4:29]

Hello Jitti,
Very nice capture,camouflage is wonderful.Details,BG and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hello Jitti,
Very interesitng shot! I guess it was sitting on some clothes? Great colours, especially BG and very good framing.

Bonjour Jetti
Félicitation pour cette superbe composition. La nettetée du papillon est parfaite. les couleurs et les détails sont très bons et le Bg est très réussi.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hello Jitti!
Different place for butterfly! Details, pov, focusing are on spot on and lighting is amazing here. Beautiful bg too! Thank you,

Hi Jitty
Unkwown Spicie for me and I see it for fist time.
Thank you for that and for your usful note
The wings to the right looks like two eys with two brows
See you

Hello Jetti, Excellent capture great JOB, great details colors, BG, POV DOF, Nice work, TFS Kyle

Good sharp shot.
Interesting setting; was this taken at your home?
Looks like its landed on a chair.
What camera are you using? Can you fill in the camera details (in profiles in your introduction page).

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-24 17:33]

Hi Jitti,
Lovely butterfly very well presented. I like the BG, but I find somehow distracting the cloth. Good photo in any case.
José M.

Hi Jitti, nice colors and details as usual...
Well done.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-05-29 7:03]

Hi Jitti.
" LITTLE GIRL "...Very nice capture, excellent colors and fine details, good point of view,I like yours contrast,beauty lycaenidae.
Thanks and I wait more photos , comments , tips and critiques.


This is a really splendid shot of a beautiful butterfly! The composition is great, colors are brilliant and warm and the details are sharp! The BG is very nicely defocused which makes the subject stand out perfectly! Have I ever mentioned you are lucky to have such a diverse wildlife in Thailand? Congratulations and TFS!


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