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The Mosaic. Colobura Dirce

The Mosaic. Colobura Dirce
Photo Information
Copyright: Ninfa Urania (Ninfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-08 22:25
Viewed: 8204
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family: Nymphalidae

The Mosaic. Colobura Dirce

The Mosaic has a defence mechanism based upon camoflage. It has a false head pattern, that makes it confusing to figure out which end is which. Most birds attack prey by the head. If a bird were to attack this butterfly and picked the hind end, it may get away with a bit if wing, and the butterfly might get away. Size is 5-7.5 cm (2-3 inches)


Dave, petrudamsa, peter_stoeckl, honza, phlr, coasties, Active, Merlin, thistle, scottevers7, moemf, Luc, pitai, ramthakur, fiyo, jeanpaul has marked this note useful
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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-08 23:15]

Wow Ninfa! This is quite the beauty!
Your note is excellent. When I viewed the thumbnail, I wondered if it was two butterflies... Nature did a remarkable job with this one's defence mechanism!
Very nice!

Hola Ninfa,

Superb picture of this butterfly.
I like the 3/4 back angle point of view and the details on the butterfly.
Well done !!!

Claridad encantadora en esta foto, Ninfa! No tengo ninguna crítica para ésta porque cada edición técnica es buena. Gozo solamente el mirar de ella!

Saludos, Petru

Excellent close. Great DOF and POV. Details are awesome the the crop is nice and tight.

Great job Ninfa

Excellent picture. Excellent note. Thank you for that! Peter

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-01-09 3:05]

Beautiful butterfly and perfecz photo. Very nice composition, sharpness and colorrs. TFS

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-09 3:36]

Very beautiful indeed!
Excellent BG, colours and POV!
Sharp and clear!
Very beautiful shappes this specie has!

Wow... great job here Ninfa. Nicely composed, good exposure, crisp, clear, sharp details. Nice work. TFS.

everything here is excellent!!!
but the colors I like the most:)

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-01-09 6:13]

:o) beautiful buterffly
He looks like Zebra :o)
Great details TFS LIbor

A beautiful picture of a beautiful butterfly.
Thank you.

Hi Ninfa,
this is a beautiful butterfly.
So big wings with a pretty design, excellent shot, I like it very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Pretty capture of this incredibly well detail butterfly. Well done Ninfa. :)

Lovely shot!
I don't think I'v seen such b'fly before. It looks very interesting and you've captured it well. Picture has nice details and good exposure though maybe it's slightly soft in focus.
Anyway, I like it.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-10 2:24]

Hi Ninfa

BEAUTIFUL!! Excellent shot. Very nice colours and patterns shown well. Good POV and diagonal lines in the shot. Well done!


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-10 3:56]

Hola Ninfa.
Excelente nitidez, muy bonita toma de esta mariposa, muy buenos detalles y colores de esta mariposa.

Great POV and DOF make this an excellent shot. Great exposure of the black and white pattern. Superb details. Well done.

Hi Ninfa,
This is a beauty! The exposure looks perfect. Colors are well saturated. The detail is very sharp. Amazing patterns shown in the wings. Perfect control on the DOF giving a nice OOF backround. Well Done! will revisit for pts.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-01-10 17:18]

Excellent! No comments its complete! Congratulations Reina

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-02-01 17:51]

wow ninfa, excelente close up. que colores... y con que definicion. espero en breve tomar fotos asi de buenas. un saludo. gabriel

Extraordinary capture this!
The angle of the shot not only reveals the creature in its glory but also places it in a fluid movement, as if ready to take off.


Excellent picture. Beautiful colors and DOV.
Well done.
Thanks for sharing

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-03-06 5:21]

Hello Ninfa,
well done on this beautiful capture. Well exposed and the colors are perfect. TFS

Bonjour Ninfa
Très belle composition qui fait que cette photo est excellente . Grande exposition du modèle noir et blanc. Détails superbes. Les couleurds sont parfaites
Merciet au revoir....JP

amazing butterfly, TFS Ori

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