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Hestina assimilis

Hestina assimilis
Photo Information
Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-18
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-10-03 3:08
Viewed: 1933
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hestina assimilis, or, the Red Ring Skirt, is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae found in Asia. It is generally of large size. There are several subspecies: H. a. assimilis, H. a. formosana (Moore, H. a. shirakii (Shirozu, 1955), and H. a. f. nigrivena (Leech).
H. assimilis is found from eastern Tibet to most all of China including Hong Kong, and in Korea
H. assimilis often uses its long proboscis to probe in muddy soil or gravel to get the moisture it needs. The male is strongly territorial, always staying in high positions to defend its territory.
Source: Wikipedia

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This is a really fabulous shot of this large butterfly, John.
Spot on focus and stupendous details on the open wings.
I guess the subject was on the paved surface and you tilted it for compositional purpose. Not a bad idea.
Thanks for the informative note along with this great image of a butterfly I've seen for the first time.

Hello Mr.John,
Beautiful soft coloured butterfly.Well captured.Nice POV with beautiful colour.Well presentation.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Hello Mr.John
照的有創意 很經為天人的蝴蝶
令人讚嘆 第一次見到這品種 很稀奇
只有三種色彩的變化 很漂亮

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-03 4:53]

Hello John,
Very nice presentation of this butterfly in fine natural colours and a pleasing composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-03 5:40]

Beautiful species and image...good square format, appropriate..tfs.

Hi John,
interesting butterfly. Very good point of view. Nice colours. Very good presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello John,
Nice spices and you've captured from an interesting angle,TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-03 8:22]

Hi John,good details in a very difficult light,this is a great beauty,and your excellent pic is the best way to discover this rare butterfly,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-10-03 8:49]

Hi John,
Fantastic butterfly ..
Very nice presentation of this butterfly in good sharpness, details and fine natural colours.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-03 11:55]

Hi John,
Beautiful butterfly with excellent composition and details.
Nice natural colours.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao John, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
nice capture of the Red Ring Skirt with very good sharpness and nicely opened wings. I also like the natural colours and the well chosen POV.
Regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-07 3:40]

Hi John
very beautiful composition of the butterfly. The pattern is so lovely and pretty view.


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