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Ideopsis juventa

Ideopsis juventa
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-26 1:29
Viewed: 3772
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I will continue to present pictures of species which I observed on my trip to Sulawesi in March/April 2009.

Here, I show
- Ideopsis juventa which belongs to the
- family: Danaidae
a relative of the monarch (Danaus plexippus) and the plain tiger (Danaus chrysippus).
Wing span of juventa: about 70 mm.

Information on the plant
The plant which has attracted the specimen is a
- Heliotropium species
- family: Boraginaceae

which contains pyrrolizidine-alkaloids.

Porabua - a small village in the vast mountaineous and rain forest covered region north of the line Kolaka - Kendari (Indonesia, Southeast-Sulawesi). The village is situated at Konaweha river.

Information on the region
Sulawesi constitutes the major part of a particular zoogeographical unit, called Wallacea, which separates the Oriental from the Australian Region.
Sulawesi has a high proportion of endemic species which surmounts more than 50% of species for many taxonomic units.

- bright light
- no wind
- handheld

* Yata O, Morishita K (1985) Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands. Volume II, Pieridae and Danaidae. - Plapac Co., Tokyo.
* Vane-Wright RI, de Jong R (2003) The butterflies of Sulawesi: an annotated checklist for a critical island fauna. - National Museum of Natural History. Leiden.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-26 1:39]

Hello Peter,
A fantastic photo of this butterfly. The colours look perfectly natural. Excellent sharpness and details. Great POV, composition and DOF. Beautiful contrast against the BG.

Wonderful capture this great capture of a great and lovely butterfly!
Lovely details and colors.

Einmalig schön, Peter,
die Zeichnung der Flügel ist besonders und ich mag diesen Schmetterling sehr.
In Vietnam hatte ich dieses Jahr das Glück, auch einen in freier Wildbahn zu sehen - bislang durfte ich ihn nur im Schmetterlingshaus bewundern.
Ich sende Dir herzliche Weihnachtsgrüße,
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-26 2:43]

Hello Peter.

Great capture of this butterfly.
Sharpness is great, as the colors are.
All details are very well to see.
A very well taken shot.

Gr. Hans

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-26 2:48]

This is one of the most beautiful butterfly!
Great details and lovely colors.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-26 2:55]

Fine closeup view of this black beauty. tfs.

Ciao Peter, fantastic butterfly in a superb macro with fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Peter
this is a BEAUTU
very good light and a nice pose with good details and good sharpness
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-26 11:20]

Hallo Peter,
Superb capture of a beautiful butterfly with superb details!
Great colors with wonderful sharpness and caught from a nice POV.
The colors are wonderful and they are perfectly natural.Best regards Siggi

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-26 17:26]

You choice a so good light angle dear Peter to show us this beauty with great details in its wings.
I liked your very good POV and composition with natural satured colours.
See you in TN,

Hi Peter,

Awesome close-up capture of this Sulawesi beauty. Excellent detail, perfect soft focus and colours, really well framed and composed shot!
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


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