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Ideopsis vitrea

Ideopsis vitrea
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: 2008-08-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony A700, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Indonesia + Brunei, Butterfly, I love, Butterflies of Sulawesi [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-25 20:16
Viewed: 6214
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This butterfly was captured during rainy season at Tanjung Peropa, a wildlife reserve in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Fully stretched wing span was estimated about 12-15 cm. Anybody knows its ID?
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Hi Ben
It's great to see you posting again. You've captured a very colourful butterfly and flower. The dark background is a nice contrast to the butterfly. Nice detail and well composed.
TFS Janice

Salam Benyamin
nice to see your great shots again. I have not seen yours for a long time. I cant help for ID, but it is very beautiful exotic butterfly species. its macro shot is really great with sharp details, POV/DOF, frame and composition. Splendid colors. also plain BG wonderful. Thanks for sharing, ramadan mubarek

Hello Benyamin,
Aba khabar!
It's been awhile of seeing your posting in this site and here comes a beautiful one!
very good sharpness, nice colour and details on the subject!
well done
terima kasih

Nice shot and good composition,but i feel below brightness is bit more.

Anil Pinto

Hallo Benyamin
Yes I agree that it is good to see you back again. I have been missing your beautiful bird images, but you now made up for that by this presentation of a butterfly also unknown tot me. What a delightful and sunny view. The details of both the flower and the butterfly are just stunning, and the colours of the butterfly is truly a feast to the eye. The combination of colours is just lovely and creates a most appealing and bright and definitely joyful sight. I like the way you fit the subjects in the frame, makes the details more closely to observe and appreciate. The light coming from below, brightens up the image as a whole. It was indeed a pleasure looking at this one.
Kind regards

Hi dear Benyamin,
So noce macro wit great BG .
Colours is wonderful too.
Well done

Hello Benyamin

A wonderful capture here, very nicely balanced with the insect in the bottom corner. Good DOF and wonderful lighting. Sorry I cant help on the ID though

TFs regards Helen

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-26 10:42]

Hi Ben,

Your photo is quite special! There is such an interesting light falling on the butterfly that I have the feeling light comes out of the wings. The compositon of the image is very good with nearly no sharp elements except the butterfly. I must say this is more than a documentary photo about the butterfly but a piece of art.


Hello Benyamin,
This is a male specimen of a Danaid butterfly Ideopsis vitrea. Two sub-species are named in D'Abrera's "Butterflies of the Oriental Region": ssp oenopia from Northern, Eastern and Central Sulawesi, and ssp arachosia from Southern Sulawesi. You have good colours and composition and a very good depth of field. Well done. I have added this to my Butterflies of Sulawesi theme.

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