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A Hermit

A Hermit
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Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-20 2:24
Viewed: 1562
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The reason why I call it a hermit is because this species live in deep dark forests or mountain areas. It was the second time I encountered this rare species of butterfly. I went up to the Baiyun Hill as usual this morning and I walked along the same narrow track through the dense wood as I had done yesterday. On my way back I spotted two of them actually, but I followed one up and down the mountain slope and at last it stopped and I took a number of shots. Because it was quite dark in the woods, so I used the pop-up flash.
You can imagine how excited I was to see this hermit! Though it doesn't look either outstanding or beautifl, it is a rarity in that it is hard to see and it has blue eyes. I can't say this is a unique species which has blue eyes. But I think it's safe to say there are very few species with blue eyes.
This species is called the Large Faun (Faunis eumeus)found in South and Southeast Asia that belongs to the Morphinae sub family of the Brush-footed butterflies family. On the whole, this species is brown or maroon brown in color with a series of prominent round white spots, five or six on the underside forewing (straight in the male, slightly incurved in the female ), six or seven on the underside hindwing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-20 2:26]

Hello John.
Magnificent pose in closed wings for this lovely butterfly. Very good details and sharp, Amazin colours.Regards Siggi

Hello Mr.John,
Beautiful picture of this rare specie.Nice details all over with very sharp focus on subject.Bluish eyes are really attractive.Well captured against blurry BG.
Thanks for sharing your experience,
Regards and have a nice day,

Hello John
Wonderful macro.
vivid colour and perfect sharpness is the unique point of this beautiful picture of butterfly.
perfect use of fill flash.
best wishes,

hallo John
great shot with good details and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-20 7:29]

Good image of this elusive and beautiful species...the spots are interesting to see. tfs.

Ciao John, great capture of fantastic butterly, I never see before, superb sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
Nice catch from a good PoV,excellent sharpness and lovely natural colours.

Hello Mr.John,
照的清晰 光線柔合有質感
這蝴蝶也是第一次見過的新品種 令人欣賞
中秋已過 祝佳節愉快

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-21 1:55]

Hi John,
Nice portrait of a beautiful butterfly. Good details with nice composition. Nicely blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-22 11:21]

Hi John,just a bit out of focus in the high part of the wings,but really a nice capture,a very bright brown and nice pose too,i like a lot this rare specie!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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