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Morpho Peleides

Morpho Peleides
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-10 9:50
Viewed: 5277
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all friends,
I need all the butterfly experts out there to have the ID on this butterfly, I think it's Morpho peleides, correct me if it's wrong, much appreciate for the help!
Thank you for viewing and have a wonderful weekend to everyone!

I am here to thank you Mr.Peter(Batu) for confirming the ID for this butterfly, much appreciated for your help!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-10 9:53]

Hi Tony. This is such a colourful butterfly. You have captured the markings so well. with fine detail. A good POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Have a good weekend.

this is Morpho peleides which occurs in tropical America.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-10 10:07]

Hello Tony,
Very good butterfly shot Pam! Great macro.
I like the details, sharpness and DOF. Great work! Thanks for sharing.
Regards Siggi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-10 10:40]

Hi Tony,

I'm smiling - now what are the odds that you and I would both post butterflies on the same day??? I see Peter confirms your ID. It truly is a beauty in a wonderful pose on the leaf. The markings are so pretty - you show them with excellent details and colors. Wonderful composition - as always.


Beautifully done capture and composition Tony. I like the effect of backlighting here through the wings. TFS and you have a great weekend too... :)


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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-10-10 12:06]

Hola Tony, buen macro, con bonitos tonos de color y muy buena luz. un saludo

The wings have such beautiful designs of earth tones..I have not seen this one before...it is much grand as is the swallowtail, but in easy to see colours..

Wonderful colours and markings, good POV to this, fine composition.......nice one!!! regards h ,

Hi Tony,
Another excellent macro capture of this beautiful butterfly. I liked the details on the underwings's pattern. Perefctly captured and composed. TFS.
Have a nice weekend my friend!


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-10 13:46]

Hola amigo,
preciosa captura,
bella mariposa y sensacional macro,
finos colores y pov,
saludos Tony.

Hi Tony,
Excellent capture of this beautiful butterfly with good POV and composition, nice natural BG and sharp details.

Hola Tony. Sin duda publicas un documento interesante para mí por la rareza de la especie.
El angulo es original y crea una buena prespectiva. En contra la falta de profundidad en la mariposa que penaliza su pobre cabeza :-)
Abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-10 18:49]

hi tony,
beautiful butterfly well captured, good colors and details. tfs.

Hello Tony

A beautiful capture of this butterfly.
The textures and patterns show well.
Excellent colour saturation.
Nicely done.


Hi Tony. Another stunner in pristine sharp details. Well framed and sharpness on those extra eyes are amazing. Excellent macro work and best regards. Jusni

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-11 0:55]

Hello Tony,
This is a lovely capture of a Morpho butterfly showing sharp details and beautiful colours of the wing markings. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Tony,

Very good capture of this beautiful butterfly. Superb reproduction of the colour patterns of the wings. You could have used the fill flash to get a better DOF and longer shorter time exposure.

hello tony,
nice to see a butterfly from you, this is a fine capture, i liked the way you have composed the shot, good pov, the eyes look great,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Tony,
What an elegant macro capture vith excellent POV, colours, details and sharpness.TFS.


Ciao Tony, an other fantstic butterfly with fine details and splendid sharpness, perfct focus and wonderful design on wings, bravo, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Tony,

Your macros are as sharp and detailed as the wonderful land/seascapes we associate you with!

What wonderfully patterned wings, sharp and detailed.

I like the pov, where the butterfly appears to walking into the blurry distance ... goodbye!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-11 4:09]

Hi Tony,this is a great beauty of nature,but (excuse me) the sharpness of your pic is not at the top :-( ,you have choose a difficult point of view,so the colors are perfects,thanks a lot to show us this wonder of nature,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-11 8:45]

Hello Ho, Superb shot and a great view. Excellent clarity Ganesh

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-10-11 9:34]

Hello Tony
I see you had the lucky to capture one of the most outstanding butterflies. And how well you did it. I like very much the focus showing excellent details on the wings and the DOF with the leave blurring in the upper end. It's just beautiful.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

Exciting macro in perspective. Good DOF. Well done.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-11 15:21]

Hi Tony,
what a beautiful Blue Morpho!
You've captured it well showing the intricate patterns and eye-spots on its wings really clearly.
Great composition.
Superb colours.
Slightly blurred due to the slow shutter speed but you have a very steady hand to get it this sharp at 1/60! :-)
Maybe next time you could try using a bit of flash if the light is low. I always find that flash highlights more detail on the wings of butterflies and with a nice light BG it can give a great effect.
Great soft light here too.

Well done,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-12 9:04]

Hi Tony.
You have pictured a true beauty. Amazing a bit back POV. We can see all features of the butterfly. Its colouration and details are excellent. I also like leaf as a BG for this cute insect. Well done and my kind regards.

Hi Tony,

What more can I say other than what they have said TN'ers.

3 words: It's a beauty.

Cheers TFS Bob

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-10-12 10:45]

Hi Tony
This is nice a colorful butterfly
very good sharp
well done.

Ciao Tony,
le tue macro di farfalle eguagliano (quasi) per bellezza i tuoi splendidi paesaggi, ottimo POV e bella la prospettiva, molto buona la definizione, magnifici i colori.

I was with your sunset picture first, but then curiosity led me here first, Tony.
I must say that though your established forte is landscapes/seascapes, you are equally adept at macros of butterflies, as this lovely picture clearly establishes.
The species is beautiful, but it turns into a stunning winner through this image of yours. What rich colours and what a technically outstanding capture!
Now I will go to your sunset picture.
TFS and regards.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-10-14 10:57]

Hi good friend Tony,
Wonderful shot of this very beautiful butterfly with such lovely colours, details and markings on its wings. Looks very elegant in this pose you have captured and you have handled the lighting superbly. A butterfly image from you is always so much special. Excellent POV and composition.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-10-14 18:00]

What a great close-up, Tony, such a beautiful butterfly so well captured! The colours are stunning and natural and so smooth at once. LIghting, pov and sharpness numero ouno! Thank you!


Splendid macro shot of this colourful butterfly Tony. Wonderful details and beautiful vivid colours. Great 3D effect.
TFS and regards,

merhaba Tony,
sorry for my delay. I visit this great shots newly. Your species a bit similar to Kirinia butterflies here, with large spots like-eyes. I think single relationship that both of two are members of same family, Saturidae. You nicely captured and composed. Colors and focus great.
I'd like to see more shots of NZ butterflies. Thanks for sharing this beauty. have a wonderful weekend my friend

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-30 7:04]

Hello Tony,
a nice one. Excellent clarity, all the big eyes are seen in a well contrasted background of the green leaf.
Very captivating point of view, a very interesting one.


  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-11-01 14:43]

merhaba tony
beautiful butterfly and wonderful close-up capture
composition, POV, BG, light, colours, sharpness and details are great

hello Tony

excellent shot of this butterfly, i love the very fine
POV and DOF of your image, and the way the butterfly
it is framed on it, beautiful dark colour tones,
excellent sharpness and details of its paterns, TFS


Hello Tony, great close-up of this beauty in great sharpness and details. Beautiful colours. Very good POV and composition.

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