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Glass Wing-2
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Butterflies Part Two, GouthamButterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-12 7:47
Viewed: 3505
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
This is my second post of Glass wing, This is was taken in Butterfly green house in "Hortus". Even though i did not get the result i wanted still i liked it :-)

Greta oto is a brush-footed butterfly, and is a member of the clearwing clade; its wings are transparent. Its most common English name is glasswing, and its Spanish name is espejitos, which means "little mirrors." Indeed, the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass. It is one of the more abundant clearwing species in its home range, which extends throughout Central America into Mexico. The opaque borders of its wings are dark brown sometimes tinted with red or orange, and its body is dark in color. Its wingspan is between 5.5 and 6 cm.

Adults inhabit the rainforest understory and feed on the nectar of a variety of tropical flowers. G. oto prefers to lay its eggs on plants of the tropical nightshade genus Cestrum. The silvery-gray caterpillars feed on these toxic plants and store the alkaloids in their tissues, making them distasteful to predators such as birds. They retain their toxicity in adulthood. The same alkaloids that make them poisonous also are converted into pheromones by the males, which use them to attract females.

G. oto adults also exhibit a number of interesting behaviors, such as long migrations and lekking among males.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasswing_butterfly

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Goutham R

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-12 7:50]

Hi Goutham. This is one butterfly i hope to see one day. I am of to a Butterfly farm soon.
good detail and colour. I like the different colours in the clear wings. a nice POV/ DOF. well done TFS. great notes too,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-12 7:54]

Hello Goutham,
I think your result is brilliant! It is such a fabulous butterfly and I love its pose here.
Great sharpness and very beautiful colours. I like your composition but I would have cropped it a bit more at the top. Otherwise I like it a lot!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Goutham,

Excellent shot of this beautiful glasswing
Compo, colours, sharpness, details and DOF are Perfect


hi Goutham, very nice shot with good motive and excelent composition. nice and useful information.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-12 8:23]

Hi Goutham,

Superb capture of this Glass Wing. I would love to see one some day. The wings are just amazing - love the colors. Wonderful details and composition.


Superb picture of this nice butterfly again. Hope Mahadevappa can rear some of these in India.
- Murali Santhanam


Wonderful image. I love all the colors. Great framing.


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-08-12 10:10]

Hi Goutham,
This is such a beautiful butterfly!!! Everything is perfect, beautiful colors and details with great POV.
Great work and TFS

Wonderfull shot,good colours and details.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-08-12 14:53]

Great capture! What an interesting Butterfly! Great detial, colors and pose! Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

Dear Goutham, Fantastic shot .. truly beautiful and nice blend of colours. great details of the insect. TFS. with best regards.vab.

Hi Gautam, how're you doing?
Good to find your comment on one of my recent pictures. My first outing after returning home happened to be to Ajmer for attending a formal function in the school I worked at for 12 years.

This is a great image of this most beautiful butterfly in the world. I can't find any fault in it, so obviously you set very high standards for yourself.
The subject looks glorious in this lovely capture.
TFS and regards.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-08-13 20:32]

Hello Goutham,
Excelent shot of the Glass wings.Pity we don't have this species here.You have done a fantastic job of capturing this beauty with perfect focus, sharpness and details on the wing. The POV and DOF used are very good. AndI do agree with Ulla about the cropping. Nevertheless it is a beautiful picture.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-08-13 21:54]

Goutham, Absoute beauty and excellent shot. Regards - Happy Independence day. Ganesh

Hi Goutham,
Nicely displayed and very well lit photo. Good pov and dof.
A good photo,

Hi Goutham,
Another beautiful capture of the beautiful glass wing BF. Nicely composed with good details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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