- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-09-06 23:42]
I wish it were as warm here - I have just got up and am contemplating turning the heating on!! Nice view of this butterfly with gpood detail - I am not an expert so cannot help with the ID.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-09-07 0:28]
We are neighbours this time, both with butterflies.
I can confirm that this is a Giant Owl Butterfly (Caligo eurilochus) and though related to morphos it is not M. peleides.
Nice close macro showing the closed-wing details of the body and head in a pleasing composition.
This should inspire you to look for wild butterflies in the coming season, as there are some in NZ, even if not so many species. A good photographer like you should be able to make some fine captures at least as good as this one!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-09-07 0:37]
Hi Tony, today close neighbour:)
Perfectly focused and composed butterfly shot from you. An unusual picture but it proves that your great talent on the taking macro!
Many thanks for sharing this beauty my friend!
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-09-07 0:59]
Perfect macro, Tony!
very well done!
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-09-07 2:19]
Hi Tony,very strange specie,never seen like that,and wonderfull quality of your pic,as you know i like a lot butterflies and i appreciate a lot this beautifull close up,the details are fanatstics!! Have a nice Sunday (for you maybe Monday..ehehe) Luciano
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-09-07 6:17]
Ah yes..you are into the season as well Tony..An interesting study in the combining of patterns with kinetic and latent natural energies...the patterns being very complex and being the focal point here as you do a close in and spot on sharp of both insect and perch. Well done..
- lucasgalodoido (114)
- [2008-09-07 6:47]
que beleza de captura dessa mariposa, um bicho difícil, pois é bem arisco. Gostei da nitidez aqui, ficou ótima.
Parabéns e Abraço
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-09-07 8:03]
Hello Tony, a subject changing but great macro capture of a butterfly.
TFS and regards,
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-09-07 12:56]
Hi Tony i see you have the ID now. Its a very big butterfly I saw one in a farm last year. You have a good side view with good detail and natural colours. wel ldone TFS
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2008-09-07 13:17]
Hello Tony, perfect close-up shot of this beauty in all aspects. Great shot.
TFS and greetings from Izmir,
- joey (24909)
- [2008-09-07 13:47]
great to see you have a crack at butterfly photography.
Judging by this, your obviously not a novice at it!
Very sharp and crisp.
Spot-on I.D. too :-)
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-09-07 13:54]
Goodness, that is close!! Wonderful macro with excellent details of the wing markings. I never tried this with our little friend. Colors, setting and composition are superb.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-09-07 14:14]
Excelente macro amigo,
buen pov y encuadre hermoso,
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-09-07 23:10]
Hi good friend Tony,
Outstanding close-up shot of this gorgeous looking butterfly. Very impressive sharpness and clear details on its wings and I like that big 'eye'. Very nice composition. Thanks for sharing this great image.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-09-08 2:01]
A nice capture of this Giant owl butterfly. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-09-08 4:46]
Hello Tony, dear friend
Our friend, Ivan already identified it. So, I also learnt its species. It is very beautiful butterfly with large spots. You captured it with a great focus, POV, composition.
I enjoy to see your great landscape or seascape shots, but also nice to see your great macros. Thanks for sharing, have a nice week.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-09-08 8:55]
Hello Ho, this is a brilliant closeup in this great capture. Wonderful sharp picture with great focus. Thanks for sharing.
- Hay_kes (4027)
- [2008-09-08 10:54]
What a superb macro viith excellent DOF and sharp details.TFS.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-09-08 12:29]
What a good idea of the weather not to be good enough for landscape pictures. Oh, don't missunderstand me, not because I don't like them anymore, but because it made this beautiful butterfly picture possible. The particular point of view and the perfect focussing make it an outstanding picture. And it's nice to see something different from you for a change! Wonderful...
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-09-08 18:56]
Hola My friend Tony.- Lovely Macro of this beautiful Butterfly. Nice details on wings and pose. Sorry for not visiting but I have been pretty busy last months.
- Kathleen (232)
- [2008-09-08 20:29]
Great close-up detail on the head and part under side of the wing. Nice POV to see this detail that on a full view of the butterfly you don't get to see face detail.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-09-08 22:46]
Ciao Tony, splendid Caligo with wonderful colors, great focus, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2008-09-09 0:44]
Excelente macro con gran nitidez donde se muestran muy bien los pequeños detalles de esta bella mariposa, excelente iluminación con un fondo agradable, saludos
Oh Tony - I did tell you that it was HOT. And I also said go to the Akld one first!! Akld doesn't have as many butterflies, but the room is airier and maybe not as hot.
My lens kept getting steamed up at Thames too. I did too - perspiration was dripping off me. But Thames has more butterflies.
I know it is the Owl butterfly. They seem to have quite a lot there.
Was it worth the trip??
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-09-09 6:52]
Hello Tony. This is such a stunning tight framing of this butterfly. I like the compound eye and eyes on the wings. Sharp focus and excellent details. well done and TFS. Jusni
- izler (44)
- [2008-09-10 7:55]
beautiful butterfly and well close-up capture
i like composition, POV, colours and details
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-09-10 12:38]
This is a very interesting macro and I am in doubt as to why it is called a Giant Owl Butterfly! Those imitation eyes must really intimidate any predators!!
I really like how the two different textures (the bark and the wing) are in such close contact for scrutiny and comparison.
- jesst (2441)
- [2008-09-10 23:35]
I captured the same kind of butterfly in Moscow and I'm glad that you took pictures of this wonderful butterfly too
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-12-06 3:14]
meravigliosa macro di questa bellisima farfalla, ottimi POV e composizione, eccellente definizione, molto belli e ben evidenziati i colori mimetici.
- foozi (25839)
- [2008-12-06 16:49]
a superbs close up of the species.
Well seen patterns and details.
Excellent framing and composition.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-12-08 9:44]
I have missed this a very impressive close-up. I like back POV, wonderful framing and tremendous DOF. You managed to get crisp sharp image of the butterfly and so attractive twig. Despite the light spots on a BG you have exposed image perfectly. Best regards and TS. Well done.