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Diaethria clymena janeira

Diaethria clymena janeira
Photo Information
Copyright: Oz Rittner (Oz1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-09
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American butterflies, Butterflies of the Middle East, Beautiful Butterflies, 5 favs. and up - PART 3, Insects and other small creatures gallery [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-07 4:18
Viewed: 13516
Favorites: 10 [view]
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This small beautifull Nymphalidae, also known as the "88" butterfly, is very common in Brazil,Argentina and neighbour countries. here it was captured right after feeding from the rich soil of the tropics.
The inner pattern of the wings is much more shining with metalic colors but since the butterfly rests with its wings folded it is very hard to photograph.

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what a beautiful species indeed!
good macro with great DOF and well saturated colours
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Oz
This Nymphalidae "88" is something magic.I see it for first time and I can't believe that thw wings have numbers.
The strength of nature
TF posting insects like this one

Hi Oz
"88" is very good number, good luck!

Very amazing species, looking like a drawning!
Perfect sharpness and colors too.

Ho Oz, this one is like some artist work. ( graphiti)
Good POV and intersting buterflly. First time I saw one od this. TFS

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-07 5:24]

Very good photo of the "88" butterfly Oz!
Very good DOF and details!
Very good POV!
Excellent on colours!
5* and TFS!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-07 5:48]

What a lovely and interesting butterfly that you have well captured ! The wings are great. Good colors, exposure, DOF and sharpness. Congratulations Oz and thanks for sharing.

I love the "88" view too, Oz, even though you say the colours on its upper wings are much more beautiful.
Superv POV, DOF, colours and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful image.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-06-07 6:39]

Very nice macro shot Oz, colors and sharpness are great, very well done, Didier.

In one word: SUPERB!

Hello OZ,
Very interesting pattern on the wings. The red color on the upper also a prominent feature. Excellent sharpness, pov and compostion.

Hi Oz!

Just excellent picture. Clear and sharp. Very god composition and DOF. Thanks


Hi Oz,
great macro with amazing BG color.
Excellent details on the subject,

So beautiful, Oz,
the design is so "modern" and crazy, I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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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 12:37]

Hi Oz,
Perfect shot. Wonderful butterfly and incredible short DOF! Composition and colors are very good!
TFS, José M.

Hi Oz,
very pretty and unusual species, taken in classical elegance.
Perfect capture! With thanks, and best regards,

Hello Oz,
this is another great butterfly shot from you.
Great sharpness, details and very nice colours. Great POV and composition too. Thank you.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-08 2:54]

What a fantastic butterfly, Oz.
I love the markings and colors on it.
Great POV and super sharp details.
TFS. : )

Hi Oz

Excellent shot. Great POV. Very good exposure. Nice compo. Super work. Well done. :-)

Wow, beautiful specimen.
Great sharpness and composition. Good DOF.
A spectacular species well captured.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-06-08 18:56]

Hi Oz, This is wonderous to see. The Chinese culture like the number 8 so 88 is special. I'm surprised not to have seen these somewhere in the Asian region. Good close up shot of this and very clear. Well done. Murray.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-06-09 11:49]

ou don't see much of this butterfly that often. Nice work with the shallow DOF

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-06-09 13:53]

Great post!Really nice.
Beautifull Bfly, colours, detail and compo.

It is interesting to see sharping line of your camera on the ground ;-)


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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-06-09 20:40]

Hi Oz, excellent sharp macro photo, good combination of colors with the background, Juan

Hallo Oz,

Congratulations for this superb picture! I've never seen this species before. I love the colors, details and light. You did a great job with the DOF. TFS!


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  • hvdp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 24 W: 1 N: 3] (210)
  • [2006-06-13 10:14]

Très belle photos aux couleurs bien saturées. On se croirait sur un cours de tennis!
Il y a peu de profondeur de champ, mais elle est parfaitement maitrisée.

Vayy, Oz this is an incredible beauty..Oh my god!! What colors does it have!! What about shapes of black stripes!!

It is now my favourites and I really want to see this beauty one day..Incredible!!

I can see why it's called the "88" butterfly! It's truly amazing, looks spray painted by a gang member! Fantastic shot, perfect DOF and focus.

Thanks for sharing,


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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-08 14:24]

Hi Oz,
Is this Nr 88 in the Paris to Dakar rally? Its got the GT stripes and all. Well done! the picture is well framed with perfect DOF and good saturated colours

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  • pita (46)
  • [2006-11-07 15:46]

Very beautiful butterfly!
Good POV and DOF!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-11-24 10:30]

Another brilliant shot! Wonderful composition and whole realization.
Best wishes

Hola Oz,
Para mi se debería llamar mariposa 88. El diseño de sus alas y sus rayas así como sus colores son muy bonitos. El macro es excelente y muestra unos detalles finísimos.

great close up, TFS Ori

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-11-26 0:15]

Excellente photo,les couleurs sont extras et la lumière est magique.Bravo pour le contraste entre le sujet et sont environnement.


Hi Oz,
I'm surprised that this butterfly is very common in Brazil because I've never seen this 88 butterfly before. :-) It's amazing to me.
You captured this specific butterfly with excellent details and DOF.

Hello Oz,
What an amazing creature! Double Infinity Butterfly? (; One of the most interesting picture I've seen on this site.
Well done work.

with compliments,

bonjour oz
extraordinaire,je ne savais pas qu'il existait des papillons de course,souhaitons a ce beau specimen 88 de remporter la victoire.

Hi Oz. Looks like some crazy artist had an input on the design. very "modern" butterfly. All joking aside, it is a stunning little fellow. Nicely caught, clear and colourful.Regards. Klaudio.

Hello Oz!
First of all I would like to wish you all the best in 2008! :)

According to this picture here are some things which I like a lot:

1.object - amazing mosaic of colours, even if wings are almost black and white

2. sharpness and DOF - simply great

3. BG - very delicate, and makes natural and very nice contrast with insect

TFS and best greetings from Poland,

Hi Oz, splendid macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Very nice macro shot Oz, colors and sharpness are great, very well done,

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-09-24 4:48]

great shot! "88" is a "cool" number!

very well done.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-20 6:22]

Hi Oz,
this is something that never cross my mind. such an existence of created butterfly.
Excellent presentation and superbs calrity.
thanks for sharing this unique butterfly.


Hi Oz
What a pretty photo. It realt "88". Excellent macro, color and ather details. I like butterfly, because They have got different colors and figure. TFS.

Lovely butterfly, TFS

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