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Yellow Eyed Butterfly

Yellow Eyed Butterfly
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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: 2013-10-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-13 1:26
Viewed: 1476
Points: 14
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It was wonderful to come across a yellow eyed butterfly this morning by a small stream on Baiyun Hill. My excitement was beyond words. I think it is a rare species. I love it very much. It is called "the Painted Courtesan" in English, but I don't like this name and I'm wondering why this beautiful butterfly has anything to do with a prostitude.
According to Wikipedia, the Painted Courtesan Euripus consimilis is a species of Nymphalid butterfly found in Asia.
Male. Upperside: fore wing black with the following white streaks and spots: a long streak from base, outwardly broadened and diffuse in interspace 1, a short slender streak in cell with a minute elongate spot below it, a broad, short, very oblique, in the middle broadly interrupted, median band, an oblique short row of slender paired streaks beyond in interspaces 3, 4 and 5, followed by a more complete postdiscal series of similar streaks from costa to interspace 2, and a terminal row of small dots turning into obscure streaks towards the apex. Hind wing white, traversed by the black veins, with the termen anteriorly narrowly, posteriorly broadly black, the broad portion traversed by a subterminal series of four or five crimson spots, and beyond by a terminal row of white spots. Underside similar; the markings broader, larger, and more clearly defined, the hind wing with a small patch and two spots of crimson at base. Antennae black; head, thorax and abdomen above black; the head and thorax beneath, the abdomen beneath and on the sides marked with white.
Female: Upper-side : fore wing similar, the white streaks much broader, single, not paired. Hind wing also similar, but the black on the terminal margin not at all or very slightly widened posteriorly, entirely without the crimson spots; there is instead a marked dilatation of the black bordering the veins 2, 3 and 4. Underside similar to the upperside.
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照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
光線照的很棒 所以翅膀也很亮麗
姿態的擁華高貴 色彩美麗
眼睛是黃色 稀奇
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Wow, John! This definitely is a new species making its maiden appearance here on TN. Congratulations!
The image is technically superb with that typical yellow eye very clearly visible. Considering the direction of the natural light, your POV is also perfect that shows the markings on its wings beautifully.
Thanks a lot for bringing to light this jewel of a butterfly species.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-13 11:44]

Hello John,
Another beauty! What a strange butterfly with its yellow eyes. It stands in beautiful light and natural colours. Excellent sharpness, details, DOF and composition.

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

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-13 13:01]

Hi John,really beautiful this specie! And you show us all the best in a single pic,i can see the 2 sides of wings and the magnificent yellow eye too,great details and perfect exposure!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi nice picture, colour, shaarpness and the details are good...liked very much


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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-10-13 23:44]

this is really beautiful butterfly with wonderful clarity. nice angle and lighting. good presentation. tfs.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-14 17:04]

Hello John,
What an unusual looking butterfly with those big yellow eyes. I have never seen one quite like it before and have to admit, it is very beautiful. I love the black and white markings on it's wings and body only to be complimented by bright yellow eyes. A pleasure to view such a rare specimen!!

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