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Yellow mates

Yellow mates
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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/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-27 13:00
Viewed: 3905
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Updated: species ID

The Common Birdwing Troides helena cerberus

This spectacular birdwing has a wingspan which equals and sometimes exceeds that of the famous Rajah Brooke's Birdwing. It is essentially a jungle species but is drawn to cultivated areas where its host plant, Aristolochia tagala, can be found.
The black and yellow colouring is a warning pattern to predators that it is distasteful. The Common Birdwing attains a wingspan of 13 - 15 cm for the males and up to 18 cm for the females. This species is highly sought after by collectors and is a CITES-listed species in Malaysia and Singapore.

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wowwwwwwww,Hey Mike
What a great shot,nice,very nice,

tanx for posting


Hi Mike,
Beautiful species you captured in a interesting moment! Details are awesome! Like the colours and textures on the wings a lot.

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2006-09-27 14:14]

Hey Mike!
This is very beautiful catch of two butterflys. Nice collour, sharpness and POV!
Nice work!

Beautiful butterfly shot Mike. Very good colors, great POV and very good sharpness. Well done. TFS.

Hi Mike
There's is a lot of depth of field present. Colours are bright. No weird stuff around. IMO, good photo!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-09-27 14:51]

Mike this is awesome shot,COOL moment you captured.Excllent colours.TFS!!

Hi Mike,
wow, what a great moment.
I love the sharpness and the brilliant colours, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-27 16:46]

Hi Mike,
Wonderful details, colors and composition.
TFS, José M.

Hi Mike,

exellent capture
perfect moment ,sharpness ,details,colours
Great POV, DOF
Beautiful composition

it looks like a (troides hypolitus)or a (Troides euphorion).

TFS Thijs

Wow, fantastic moment of capture. super detailed and very nice colours. I can even see the ants at the leaf! very very good. good composition.

I've seen this beautiful butterfly several time in Asia, a spectacular site, but never been lucky enough to get a shot.
Well captured. Good DOF and composition.
Great sharpness.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-28 15:32]

Nice image! Very good details and colours. I also like the POV here.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-28 22:36]

Hello Mike

This photo has amazing DOF and colour.The clarity is awesome and the black and yellow is vivid.It is a wonderful composition set against a beautiful blurred BG.TFS


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