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Moduza procris

Moduza procris
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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: 2013-11-30
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-30 19:31
Viewed: 2645
Points: 28
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Yesterday afternoon I captured a new species (to me), which I've never seen before. It landed on a low plant on a mound at the foot of the Baiyun Hill. I was totally stunned by its beautiful patterns on its upperside wings. The "V-shape" formed by its broad white spots on the open wings was so marked and conspicuous that I forgot to shoot it.

Here's some more information about it from the Wikipedia:
The Commander (Moduza procris), sometimes included in the genus Limenitis), is a medium-sized, strikingly coloured brush-footed butterfly found in Asia. It is notable for the mode of concealment employed by its caterpillar and the cryptic camouflage of its pupa.

The Commander has a wingspan of about 6 to 7.5 cm (2.4 to 3.0 in). The upperside of its wings are a bright reddish brown. Towards the centre of the wing are broad white spots. In flight, one can see a bright red brown butterfly with a white band forming a 'V shape'. There are also a few white spots scattered on the wings. Its hindwings have crenulated margins. The undersides of the wings are a whitish gray toward the base and have a row of dull reddish brown and a row of black spots along the margins.

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Hello Mr.John,
Beautiful Butterfly this one.I have captured this species also,but couldn't posted due to low quality.But you have captured it very well.Nice colour and sharpness.Like its green surroundings too.Well captured Mr.John.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Mr.John,
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔 蝴蝶的圖案真是看的眼花撩亂
真是難得一見的蝴蝶 照的很美麗
光線亮麗 角度也很獨特 令人欣賞
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-01 1:13]

Hello John,
China butterfly one of the more,very beautiful,regards..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-01 2:32]

Hello John,
What a beauty! You photographed it in splendid clarity and very beautiful colours. Great sharpness and details. Attractive diagonal composition.

Hello John
Beautiful butterfly and beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-01 3:59]

Hello John,
I can sense your excitement at discovering this gorgeous butterfly and then being able to photograph it so nicely. Tac sharp focus allows us to view it's beautiful colors and unique markings in fine detail. I would be totally thrilled to capture such an eyecatching image like this. Great work!!

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

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

fantastic butterfly in open wwings nice colors with well framed. very nice zigzak outline of the butterfly is looking good.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-01 11:27]

Hi John,
Gorgeous colours with good details.
Nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-01 12:54]

Hi John,another lucky meeting,really beautiful this rare specie,caught in the best wings position to show us the magic wings design,great capture whit fine details and perfect colors.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-01 22:08]

Beautiful butterfly species and very colorful one too..well composed with those greens. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-12-13 21:17]

Hello John
such lovely butterfly wit its beautiful opened wings. The patterns is so pretty and the sharpness is excellent.
The beauty is so well exposed here with splendid lighting.


Hi John,
Beautiful shot, composition's very pleasant, such as your DoF, and I really love the way how you used lights and shadows. Gorgeous colors as well, and a fantastic image overall. Bravo! I don't know how I missed it at the time when you posted.
Best regards, László

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