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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-06 2:38
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I present this beautiful butterfly. I had missed this one on quite a few occasions but this time I preferred to use flash as these stay close of the ground and normally prefer crowded and shady places. I remember once I got one feet trapped inside a rat hole trying to chase it. Fortunately I got a good POV this time and I managed to get this shot. These species are not very colourful and normally camouflage well earth colours but they have prominent eye spots which make them look majestic. Hope every like it.

The Bamboo Treebrown Lethe europa is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in Asia.

Male upperside rich dark brown. Fore wing with the oblique short white discal fascia on the underside showing through, two obscure black spots or ocelli, followed by two prominent white spots, the upper one double, some black markings margined outwardly with pale dusky brown along terminal margins of both fore and hind wing and an obscure subterminal pale line on the latter. Underside very dark blackish brown; the wings crossed subbasally by a slender lilacine-white straight line, followed on fore wing by an oblique short white discal fascia, and on both fore and hind wing by a post-discal series of large black ocelli and a terminal, somewhat ochraceous, narrow band bordered on the inner side by a more or less silvery purple line. The series on both fore and hind wing-margined inwardly and outwardly by silvery purple lunular lines, on the fore wing curved inwards, on the hind wing curved outwards; the ocelli on fore wing confluent, black, non-pupilled, on the hind wing black with disintegrate silvery-speckled irregular centres on a brown ground.

Female similar: fore wing on upperside with an oblique broad white discal band, hind wing with a postdiscal incomplete series of black spots. Underside similar to the underside in the male, markings and ocelli larger.

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Genus: Lethe
Species: L. europa

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-06 2:41]

Oh my king of butterflies!This is a impressive beauty,wonderfull pic under all corners of view,my best compliments,it's a fine artwork,Luciano

Hello Sumon,

Superb composition. Beautiful light. Excellent sharpness which allows us to see a lot of detail, in particular of the wings and the head of this splendid butterfly. Very nice natural colours.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-04-06 3:00]

Hello Sumon,
a really nice picture of this Saytyrine species.
Technically perfect with respect to focus, sharpness, light and point of view.
Admirable reproduction of colour pattern details! Superb!!
I will include it in the Theme on Satyrinae-2.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-04-06 3:01]

Bonjour Sumon,

Bravo pour cette belle présentation. Superbe exposition et bon détails.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-06 3:14]

Hi Sumon,

Wonderful shot of the Butterfly, lovely closed wing pose and a suberb POV, the details are exclellent on the Butterly and the leaf, superb use of a flash, lighting the subject nicely and creating the dark BG.

Have a good day

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-06 3:15]

Hello Sumon,
Wonderful presentation of this Butterfly. Excellent sharp details with great patterns and fantastic contrasting colours. Perfect composition and POV. Beautiful BG.

hi Sumon,
amazing shape of wings and great
close up of this fantastic Satyrinae
another beautiful contribution of the
Indian butterfly's

cheers sERGIO

Hello Sumon,
Beautiful picture of Bamboo Treebrown. Nice use of flash to reveal the beauty of this butterfly. The image is sharp and well seen.

Hi Sumon Da,
A nice capture of this beautiful bamboo brown. Excellent sharp details and a fine composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Gem of a picture, Sumon.
Finally you nailed it in the best possible pose. The use of fill flash was justified and it has helped in capturing each colour and detail to perfection.
Well done and TFS.

A fine macro-capture in perfect focus and good, natural colours Sumon, fill-in flash did an excellent job here, the dark BG and the contrasty green leaf in the FG contribute nicely to this beautiful composition. Surely the work of an expert, my friend!

This is definately a "wow" image, the sharpness and the detail are perfect. What a subtly gorgeous butterfly and you have captured it to perfection!

Hi Mana
Picture perfect
tfs jon

I just noticed something. When I look at your images, I get very close to the monitor. Because your images are always so sharp, getting in close here at this end shows much detail. I wonder if I do that with all of yours....I shall be watching...so the word then is sharp!

bonjour sumon
l'image est parfaite sur tous les points.
netteté,couleurs et exposition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-06 9:01]

Hi Sumon,

Your butterflies are always magnificent and this is no exception. What beautiful colors and wing markings this one has - I can understand how it got its name. Just wonderful on the green leaf with the dark background.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-06 9:30]

Hi Sumon,
Very good photo of this beautiful butterfly. Details,focus, sharpness, POV and composition are lovely. TFS

Otro trabajo más en el que nos muestras tu dominio en el encuadre, y como no, un bello trabajo técnicamente hablando. Belleza en los colores a pesar de las condiciones y el trabajo con flash.
Un saludos: Josep Ignasi

Hola Sumon.
Una gran macro, bellos colores y simetría la de esta mariposa.
Buen encuadre y ajustada exposición.
Saludos, JL.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-06 10:44]

hi Sumon,
très belle image de ce papillon, excellente netteté et lumière au flash bien maîtrisée.
well done


Hi Sumon, splendid butterfly with beautiful details and great sharpness, fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Sumon,

Glad you managed to stay safe this time!
You are right! This is a beautiful butterfly!
The patterns on its wings would make excellent dress fabric!

Lovely sharp image and perfectly composed!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Sumon,

Beautiful shot of this lovely butterfly.
Excellent clarity and sharpness.
Details are wonderful and the note is great.
Very well done my friend. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

Hi Sumon,
Good use of the flash to bring out all the fine details on this beauty. Nice dark BG and great colors.


Another exceptional butterfly image. The profile perspective is good and the DOF is absolutely perfect for this composition. Technical quality is exceptionally high.

Meravigliosa immagine, spettacolare composizione con una suddivione perfetta degli spazi fra farfalla, foglia e BG, eccellenti POV e DOF, straordinari dettagli e magnifici i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-06 18:41]

Hola Sr. Sumon.
Aqui otra exelente Macro mas para Tu fina coleccion de mariposas. Esta en especial es muy agradable. Finos y hermosos colores de sus alas, y una pose que deja apreciar los atributos. Exelente la iluminacion y el encuadre escogido para esta presentacion,
Saludos Sumon.

Hello Sumon,
This is a very fine and beautiful pose of the butterfly!
the image is so sharp with good colour and superb details with the flash on!
excellent job well done

Hi Sumon,
This is one of the best butterfly shots i have seen! The presentation and the colors are amazing. Kudos for a great shot
Goutham R

Beautiful composition.. Though brown is thought to be such a dull colour of the earth, the vivid details in brown are amazing.. I am inspired.

Hi Sumon,
Perfect shot! Very sharp and clear detail, great colours and well framed.

Hi Sumon

It is indeed a beauty and well captured too.
Great sharpness and DOF.
Good use of fill flash


This shot is a work of art!Very well done, the overall presentation is wonderful, it gives me goosebumps!
Thank you!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-07 8:52]

Hi Sumon,
a stunning image of this magificent butterfly!
Very, very sharp with great clarity and detail.
Superb colours and light from your flash.
Striking black BG.
Well done,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-07 9:59]

Hello Sumon,
This capture of the Bamboo Treebrown couldn't be better for sharpness, POV, colours and lighting. It is a fine illustrative image that would suit a butterfly book. The used of flash is just right and the composition pleasing.
Thanks for sharin this beauty,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-07 10:16]

Hello Sumon, fantastic shot. Superb angle. Nice view and great quality. Sharp image. In all great.ganesh

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-04-07 12:33]

Hi sumon!

amazinzg colours on the butterfly.
perfect focus showing great details son the wings!
Beautiful composition on this dark background!


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-04-07 14:32]

Hi Sumon,
Perfect pose, light and composition of this beautiful butterfly.
TFS, José M.

Hello Sumon,
A good point of view combined with a fine pose give this excellent impression on the amazing wing pattern!
Fine light and an impressive silky-crisp texture, vivid colours...
A well composed presentation!
Pablo -

Hello Sumon. Another stunning image for your collection. Good sharpness and clear image in pleasing contrast. Well muted background and well done. Regards. Jusni

Nice shot of this butterfly. Colours and sharpness are very good.
Best wishes,

perfect exposure & flash, the textures and colours are nataural, very good POV and framing

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-08 6:26]

Hello Sumon,
lovely close up, the details and the sharpness are wonderful. The dark BG does show of your Butterfly very well.
Very nice composition and presentation.

hello Sumon, the level of detail is truly amazing. Perfect composition and excellent pov. Lovely contrast. Focus is spot on, and for 1/60 sec. amazing sharpness. Very well done. Tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-08 19:39]

Hello Sumon,
Superb capture of this splendid species with sharp details, wonderful wing patterns and textures. Thank you my friend for sharing.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-09 10:39]

Hola Sumos, esta me la perdi, muy bonito el color, nitida y con una luz adecuada. Un saludo

hi sumon!
good shot on this fine butterfly with
really good sharpness and nice pov
and dof!
well done!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-17 3:49]

WOWWW!!! Absolutly beautiful and superb shot!! What a marvellous sharpness and details and excellent POV, DOF and composition. Really great, dear Sumon.
Thank you very much for sharing this beauty and all the marvellous pictures that you have posted.
My best regards

Hi Sumon.
A true lady of wings!
Splendid coloration and luminosity.
Very good lateral POV.
Picture very well detailed.
Regards and TFS,
José Roberto

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-31 0:03]

Hello Sumon,
you really have an inexhaustible collection of beautiful butterflies. This one is really sharp and of great clarity. Well controlled lighting and excellent background to give the insect a beautiful stance and outsyanding look. The slanting position is an added interest that make your shot excellent.


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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-09-19 8:04]

This is really nice. Love the colors. Gary

nice close up, TFS Ori

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