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Autumn Leaf

Autumn Leaf
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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/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-28 10:18
Viewed: 3364
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Autumn Leaf Doleschallia bisaltide
Wing span: 2.5 – 2.75 inches (63 – 68 mm)

Habitat: The Autumn Leaf is primarily found in tropical forests and often visit openings along and around those forested areas.

Host Plant: The larvae are known to feed onPseuderanthemum variable, Artocarpus heterophyllusand Graptophyllum pectum.

Life History: After mating the female lays her eggsindividually on the host plant leaves. The caterpillar emerges from the egg, it finds a hiding place and only comes out at night to feed on the host plant. When it comestime for the caterpillar to form its chrysalis it leaves the host plantto find a sheltered location away from the host plant.

Adult Food Source: From time to time the adults will visit flowers but they seem to prefer sap and rotting fruits as their primary food source.

Flights: In the north of their range it is possible to find adults year round while in the southern parts they are primarily found September – June with the highest populations in both areas at the end of the rainy season.

Fun Facts: Whether it is the leaf like shape of the Autumn Leaf when it closes its wings, the color and pattern of the of the underside which resembles that of a dead leaf or the rapiderratic flight, the Autumn Leaf Butterfly can almost instantly disappear in its surroundings as soon as it lands.

source: reimangardens.iastate.edu

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hey Mike
What a great shot,nice colors
beautifull composition.


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-28 10:28]

Muy estética composición Mike con buena nitidez, suaves colores y adecuado encuadre.
Excelente OOF del fondo y presentación general.
Saludos... Ricardo

Very aesthetic composition Mike with good sharpness, soft color and appropriate framing.
Excellent OOF of the bottom and general presentation. Greetings... Ricardo

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-28 12:01]
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Hallo Mike,
excellent point of view and composition to present us
-- Doleschallia bisaltide
-- family: Nymphalidae
The species is wide-spread in the oriental region except for Taiwan and sout-east China.
Very good contrast against the light background.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-28 15:07]

Hello Mike,
A wonderful butterfly and in a nice pose.
gr. paula

Hi Mike,
Great shot! Very lovely colours and a beautiful composition! Well done!


Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-28 21:59]

Hello Mike

A lovely shot of this butterfly.Excellent detail and DOF.I like the way you composed it and the POV.Lovely saturated colours.TFS


Hi Mike

Beautiful work. Nicely composed with stunning colours. Nice POV and good clear details. TFS.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-09-29 11:06]

Hi Mike,
very succeed composition and perfect POV.Contrast,details,DOF and BG is very good.Lovely colours.Good work!

Greetings Milos

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