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Butterfly 25
Photo Information
Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/360 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-17 23:02
Viewed: 4346
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of Autumn Leaf Butterfly, this time on flower, not hanging underneath leaf as in previous posting. Also, this is a different one (please note the broken wing].

More information on this butterfly:

Race malabarica, Fruhstorfer.— Males and females underside yellowish brown, paling anteriorly to rich golden yellow on the fore wing, shading anteriorly into dusky brown on the hind wing. Forewing: the apical half black, following a line from vein 12 opposite the Discocellulars, passing through apex of cell, obliquely across middle of interspace 3 and curving down to tornus ; a black spot near apex of cell coalescing with the inner margin of 1he black colour; a short, very oblique, broad golden-yellow band, broader in the female than in the male, from middle of costal margin to interspace 5; a spot beyond in line with it in interspace 4; two, sometimes three, minute, preapical white specks; the cilia fulvous, touched with white, anteriorly. Hind wing uniform ; the costal margin broadly as noted above, a subterminal narrow band and narrower terminal line posteriorly, dusky black; a postdiscal black spot in interspaces 2 and 5 respectively; the cilia fulvous. Underside very variable, closely resembling a dry leaf. No two specimens are ever alike. The ground-colour varies from reddish to dark greenish brown with irrorations of greyish and black scales; apex of the fore and the terminal margin posteriorly of the hind wing more or less lilacine; fore and hind wings crossed by a dark narrow discal fascia, generally bordered on the inner side by a greyish line; this fascia bent inwards at right angles above vein 6 of the forewing and in most specimens, bordered internally by a diffuse pale patch and externally by an oblique whitish mark, beyond which is a subcostal white spot, followed by a transverse sinuous postdiscal series of obscure ocelli crossing both wings, each ocellus centred by a minute dot, white on the fore, black on the hind wing. In the male there are generally, but not invariably, a number of whitish spots on the basal areas of both wings. Antennae blackish brown, ochraceous at apex ; head, thorax and abdomen dark fulvous brown; beneath, the palpi white, the thorax and abdomen pale brown

Source: Wikipedia

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-17 23:08]

Hello Benyamin

A lovely composition,with excellent colours and lighting.Spot on focus with very good details.Very nice textures.The POV and DOF are well done.The butterfly stands out well against the beautiful OOF BG.TFS


Hello Benyamin
Beautiful butterfly presentation, wonderfully framed.
Sharpness and clarity are great while the details and light are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards, Harry

Hi Ben,
a very nice picture with good details and fine DOF.
The butterfly standout well from the BG.
I like the composition and the POV too but I'm not sure
about a big black frame, since this is a quite small picture.
the frame take to much attention.
Well done.

Hi Benyamin,
You really are quite an expert on taking superb images of butterfly's. Here you have posted another wonderful example. What superb detail you have captured. Nice lighting and OOF background. Wonderful.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-18 2:29]

Hello Benyamin,
Beautiful close up.Love the sharp setails you show here.POV,exposure and framing are also excellent.

Hi Ben, great close sharp shot of this Autumn Leaf. The composition is very good with the butterfly and the flower head filling the frame. Exposure and focus are bang on, and you have used great depth of field to isolate him from his background.

Thanks, John

Selam Ben,
Fine capture,beautiful details,background and colors.
Great work.

Hello Benyamin,
A simple and beautiful composition!
Non-intrusive background enhances the subject, which is captured with wonderful details...
I like the textures in the wings and the fine natural colours!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-18 4:28]

Benyamin, Excellent shot. The pose the color and the lighting all beautiful. Ganesh

Hi Benyamin,
What a well composed and clean shot. Good sharpness and DOF. The textures of the wing and that eye really standout well.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-18 7:48]

Hola Ben,
precioso trabajo,
detalles y excelente compo.
presentación sensacional...

bonjour benyamin
le pauvre a été abimé par le temps mais cela n'empeche qu'il est tres beau,net et surtout bien mis en valeur devant le BG coloré et bien flou.

Selamat Ben,
perfect sharpness with clarity on the butterfly with good pov
very well composed indeed!
Terima Kasih

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-24 14:22]

Hi Ben.
Your butterfly shot is simply amazing. I like all components of photo art at your perfect picture. Main subject (crisp sharp, illuminated and details), BG (nicely coloured and blurred), composition, colour palette and framing. Bravo and congratulations.

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