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Curetis dentata

Curetis dentata
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: 2013-10-06
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-07 2:20
Viewed: 1686
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a rare species called the Toothed Sunbeam, which I captured yesterday morning at the Plum Dell, Baiyun Hill. I was so excited to see this species for the first time. After I took a couple of shots, I found its wings closed and I was stunned to see its white underside wing. But just as I was standing up to have a good point of view to shoot its white wings, she flew away. What a disappointment! This is a female with white patches on its upperside wings while a male brown patches. Both the sexes have white underside wings.

The Toothed Sunbeam (Curetis dentata) is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Curetis
Species:C. dentata
Binomial name
Curetis dentata
Moore, 1879.

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Hello Mr.John,
Wish you could captured underside patterns!But what you could do!Wish next time we will see it.
But,what you got it's a gift.Well captured this female specie with good sharpness and colour.Very good NOTE.
Thanks for sharing such rare butterfly,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-07 4:13]

Hi John,great capture of this very rare specie,it's a first time for me,i never seen before.Perfect show whit fine details everywhere and the best exposure too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-07 5:25]
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Hello John,
A very cute butterfly this rare Toothed Sunbeam (What a name!). An interesting species!
Well chosen composition, nice color-contrast, sharpness could have been slightly better.
Thanks a lot for this special posting

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-07 7:19]

Hello John,
A strange name for a beautiful butterfly. Nice natural colours in beautiful light and good sharpness and excellent composed.

hallo John
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello John,
Another lovely species taken from a nice PoV,very well exposed and good details. TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-07 10:25]

Hello John,
Excellent sharp detailed macro in beautiful light and natural colours. Attractive composition with a very good DOF.Regards Siggi

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

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-07 10:43]

Hi John,
Another nice butterfly in nice natural colours
and good details.
Regards Jiri.

Hi John,
照的清晰 真是漂亮 哇哇
美極了的蝴蝶 光線亮麗使蝴蝶翅膀很美麗的投出
我喜歡這角度 真是照的美麗 翅膀色彩令人映象深刻
構圖魅力 背景青翠

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-08 7:01]

Beautiful species and with open wings, great. good composition and colors. tfs.

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