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Butterfly from Japan

Butterfly from Japan
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-03 1:01
Viewed: 4663
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another photo taken in Sapporo Botanic Garden. This time a small Lycaenid butterfly. Unfortunately I don’t know the ID

There are about 250 species of butterflies in Japan. They include subtropical butterflies and subarctic ones in addition to the temperate zone ones because Japan is located between 20 degrees and 46 degrees north latitude.

In Japan the butterfly is a symbol of young womanhood; two butterflies dancing about one another mean marital happiness.

Sapporo botanic garden is located close to Sapporo's city center, belongs to the Hokkaido University and primarily serves a scientific and educational purpose Established in 1886, the Botanic Garden preserves a small part of the forest which formerly covered the Ishikari Plain.

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Konnichiwa, Krzysztof-san!

Wonderful shot of this adorable small butterfly!
I like the soft colors of the butterfly with nice textures on its wings. The sharpness is simply nice with good POV and nice DOF. The unusual position of the butterfly partially resting against a spider-web is interesting. Overall, a great work!

Thanks for sharing.

best greetings from Germany,
Paras Bhalla

Hi Chris,
It was to nice to know you were in Japan. My younger brother is also in Japan. He is in University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo as Assistant Professor. A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2009-08-03 1:33]
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Czesc Krzys,
Poszukalem troche i jak dla mnie to jest troche zlatany okaz Rapala arata (Bremer, 1861), a po japonsku - Torafu shijimi co zdaje sie, ze oznacza: modraszek tygrysi. Zerknij tutaj.
Szkoda, ze ten lisc mu tak wszedl w skrzydlo, ale poza tym fotka fajna.

  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-08-03 1:45]
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Czesc Krzysiek!

No, bardzo ladna forma modraszkowa :-) Tak w ogole to on chyba zaparkowal w pajeczynie? Ladny wzor na skrzydelkach, faktycznie przypomina troche tygrys. I jak juz Michal wspomnial, szkoda, ze lisc wszedl - chyba akurat w tym miejscu sa jakies inne kolory.

Witaj Krzysztofie
Ladny i pieknie ostry motylek. No i ... nie nasz... egzotyczny. Bardzo dobrze widać wzorki na skrzydelkach.
Gratuluje podrozy i motyla. Pozdrawiam - Roma

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-03 22:57]

Hello Krzysztof,
A fine capture of a japanes Lycaenid butterfly showing its closed wings with excellent sharpness and contrast among the foliage. Unfortunately I can't help with the ID but it looks like Michal knows.
Thanks and best regards,

  • Noisette Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
  • [2009-08-04 13:42]

Hello Krzysztof
wonderful shot of this nice butterfly on a spiderweb
great details, wondeful colors and excellent composition, POV anc BG
very well done

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