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Butterfly 26
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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: 2007-06-21 1:21
Viewed: 4556
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Painted Jezebel [Delias hyparete]

Description : The Painted Jezebel is white above, with the veins dusted in the outer areas. The female is more heavily dusted with black than the male. The basal half of the underside of the hindwing is bright yellow and the termen has a bright red marginal border. The veins are dusted with black.

Habitat & habits : This species occurs commonly in Indonesia and is seen in urban areas as well as within forested reserves. It usually flies at treetop level, frolicking amongst the canopies of tall trees. Its restless flight is interrupted only when it descends to feed at flowering shrubs.

Other Observations : It is believed that the brightly coloured underside serves as a warning pattern to predatory animals.

Early Stages : The caterpillar is yellow and hairy. During the early instars, the caterpillars feed in groups. The pupa is yellow with shining black spots.

pablominto, anel, Matt-Bird, Juyona, gracious, fiyo, ramthakur, Ken52, dew77, ellis49, uleko, edal, livios, izler, XOTAELE, joelo has marked this note useful
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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-21 2:55]

Hi Benyamin,

A nice capture although it looks a bit under exposed,the POV is well chosen and the composition looks nice,tfs


hi ben,
very nice capture, the composition is very good, lovely colours, the light from the back makes the shot very interesting,
tfs & regards

Hello Benyamin,
Lovely details in the insect!
I like the dark background and the touch of backlight in this well composed image...
Beautiful colours!
Pablo -

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-21 3:23]

Hello Benyamin,
This is a real beauty and what a wonderful name, Painted Jezebel! Pleasant composition with the butterfly on this fine flower. Interesting light too, coming from behind and making the wings appear almost transparent.
Thank's and best regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-21 3:52]

Benyamin, I hope such a lovely shot and many more to come. TFS Ganesh

what nice colours!

Hello Benyamin,
What a nice butterfly and you have composed the photo well. Good lighting and dof.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-21 6:39]

Hola Ben,
preciosa macro,
excelentes detalles...
perfecta presentación... saludos

Selamat Ben,
another of your lovely captured of butterfly!
good pov and sharpness
job well done

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-06-21 11:23]

Hello Benyamin,
Very nice close up.POV,lighting,details,colors,exposure and framing are wonderful

Painted Jezebel is an attractive species of butterflies with bold colours and designs on its wings, Benyamin.
Your capture of it here is very artistic. The backlit perspective makes the wings look very beautiful.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-21 23:18]

Very attractive butterfly photo. It looks so classic and professional. The composition is outstanding almost like a painting. Nice detail. Beautiful colors.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-22 4:29]

Hello Benyamin,
Beautiful close up.POV,colors and framing are excellent.I liked lighting especially a lot.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-22 4:32]

Hello Benyamin

A super shot of this beautiful butterfly.The composition is lovely,but I really like the lighting.Well focused with sharp details.The colours are rich.The framing and presentation are superb.TFS


bonjour benyamin
je trouve l'image un peu petite mais les couleurs sont superbes,le POV bien choisit et la netteté bonne.

Hi Ben,
a new wonderful butterfly, the compo and POV are vry nice.
Maybe it's a wee bit dark but with very nice colours.
Good details and DOF.
Well done.

What amazing color!!! Gorgeous!
Great composition and wonderful capture of color. :)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-23 9:20]

Hello Benyamin,
Lovely capture of this beautiful butterfly with the light coming through the wings. Excellent sharpness and fine colours. I like your composition very much but personally I find the frame rather heavy and dominating.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-06-23 12:51]

Hi Benyamin!
If not for the scientific note, I'd consider it more an artistic work - so beautifully composed and coloured!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-06-24 1:18]

Benyamin, maybe, the shot could be bigger, but, it's just an opinion. Apart from that, excellent colors, pov and compositon. I like saturation too.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-24 14:55]

hello benyamin
wonderful close-up working on this nice butterfly from your country that includes many beautiful natural objects
i like composition, point of view, background, colours, details, note and framing
thanks for sharing

Hello Benyamin.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi Benyamin,
Nice capture of this beautiful and colorful butterfly. Well composed.
Greeting for your 101st. TFS
well done

Wonderful picture, very delicate. Great colors!

Hola Benyamin.
Una fantástica mariposa adornada con un idóneo bg y un acertado DoF.
Ajustada exposición amigo.
Saludos, JL.

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  • joelo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 10 N: 37] (148)
  • [2007-07-01 18:05]

Hi Benyamin,
God detail and color. Keeping the butterfly off center and having the flower and especially the stem in the frame makes for a very interesting composition. May would have ruined this shot with an overly tight crop. It might me just a touch underexposed. You might consider brightening it up a bit.
TFS, Joel

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