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Copyright: Mike Wong (TheUnknown) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 19 N: 118] (627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Tamron AF55-200mm F/4-5.6 LD MACRO Di II
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-25 11:05
Viewed: 3701
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing, Trogonoptera brookiana albescens. Malaysia's national butterfly.

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing was named after the White Rajah of Sarawak, Captain Brooke, who ruled an English Province in northern Borneo in the middle of the 19th century (3). It is a striking species which gathers in groups of up to 80 individuals to drink from puddles. Newly emerged males must absorb mineralised water containing the sodium and potassium ions necessary to activate adult behaviour. Holding the wings in a V-shape, the butterflies drink and squirt the excess water from the abdomen in small jets or droplets. Rajah Brooke's butterfly also drinks nectar from Bauhinia plant species.

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bonjour Mike,
Excellente photo ! Belle lumičre, trčs belles couleurs, belle netteté et ouverture bien choisie...
j'aime beaucoup !
Merci du partage

A truly royal butterfly, Mike.
Fantastic POV, DOF sharpness and colours. The focus on the eye is really outstanding.
The overall composition is perfect.
Well done and TFS.

Merhaba Mike,
Amazing work,colors,background
very beatifull wings

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-25 21:54]

Hello Mike

Nice diagonal composition.Lovely green BG,Nice colours.A beautiful photograph .TFS


Hi Mike,
This is just wonderful! Wow! What a nice POV. Details are great and I like those nice colors. This is really well done in a great composition. TFS,
PT later

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  • fryz Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 2 N: 3] (120)
  • [2006-10-16 18:21]

excellent!!! un petit peu trop d'accentuation ;)
a+ Mike

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-10-29 6:10]

Piękne światło, dobry kadr i fantastyczne tło. Szkoda że zabrakło GO (oczy).

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