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Copyright: Kean Hoon Tan (keanhoon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 228 W: 0 N: 239] (1264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-23
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 5:18
Viewed: 8204
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Raja Brooke (Troides brookiana)
A distinctive black and electric-green birdwing butterfly from rainforests in Borneo and Maylasia;

I took this photo while he is resting on the leaf. Somehow he seems doesnt want to move even after a dozen shoots.

This butterfly is the national butterfly of Malaysia.

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Hi Kean,
this is such a beautiful butterfly. Seems to have feathers in green. The plant is a little to bright, but you butterfly has excellent sharpness and colours. Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-28 10:51]

What a beauty, Kean Hoon. You caught it in a perfect POV, with its wings spread out. The details are sharp and the colors and markings are gorgeous. As for the composition, a diagonal presentation might be good. Well done and TFS. : )

A very nice shot, well composed.
TFS, Laurent

Hi Kean

Short on time again today, but enough time to look at this lovely shot. Very good POV. Good depth of colour. Sharpness, clarity and detail are all spot on. Nicely composed work. Thanks.

Hell Kean, I know this is the national butterfly of your country. Ive saw and pictured this beautiful butterfly in the butterfly park uslar. This picture is super B. Excellent colours, perfectly sharp, great details and nice bg. Well done. Thanks for posting.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-03 6:30]

Hi Kean.
Good photo, good composition and colors.
Saludos and happy new year 2006...RICARDO.

Kean, thank you for the luxurious pleasure of seeing Raja Brook that sharp and that close on my screen. I once saw it flying near a swimming pool at a place called Mimaland next to KL. The flashing green of the wings even at flight has been unforgettable to me.
Good sharpness, brilliant and realistic colours. Looking forward to seeing more of that kind from you. Best regards,

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-13 16:14]

What a wonderful butterfly!
Very beautiful green and black colours, with the red neck!
Stunning on details!
Nice BG!
Very good DOF too!
Keep on going and TFS!

Wonderfull picture and species!

Nice, the green colour on the wings match the colour of the leaves :-)
Unfortunately the upper leaves are overexposed :-(


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-24 16:17]

Great picture of this butterfly. Great color and BG


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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-08-02 7:28]

Motyl rewelacyjny. Piekne kolory i detale. Ladne ujecie.

Hi Kean, great shot, stunning butterfly!!!

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