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Hypolimnas bolina

Hypolimnas bolina
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-26 15:27
Viewed: 3099
Points: 40
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Hello friends in TN,

The Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina), also called Blue Moon Butterfly in New Zealand or Common Eggfly, is a species of nymphalid butterfly.

The Great Eggfly is a black-bodied butterfly with a wingspan of about 7–8½ cm. The species has a high degree of sexual dimorphism. The female is mimetic with multiple morphs.


The upper side of the wings are jet black, offset with three pairs of white spots – two on the forewing and one on the hind. These white spots are surrounded by purple iridescence. In addition, the upper side of the hind wing bears a series of small white dots.


The upper side of the wings of the female is a brownish black and does not have any spots like those of the male. The edges bear white markings which are similar to those of the Common Indian Crow.


Great Eggflies are found in Madagascar in the west, through to South and Southeast Asia, South Pacific islands (French Polynesia, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu) and occurs in parts of Australia, Japan and New Zealand.


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Salam akhi Jusni
amazing beautiful butterfly from marvelous nature of Malaysia. There are about 400 butterfly species in Turkiye and most of them colorful. But I am keen on tropical butterflies very much.
your macro-shot very nice from great POV and composition. focus and colors also very beautiful. Thanks for sharing and
leyle-i Kadr mubarek ila entum ve eidul ramadan kerim.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-26 16:15]

Hi Jusni,

I don't know how you get so close to these butterflies! A beauty posing so nicely on the leaf giving a wonderful view of the entire Great Eggfly. The colors are so elegant. You show the lovely markings in good detail. Hope you have a nice weekend.


Olá Jusni

Uma foto muito bonita assim como a composição.
Lindas cores da borboleta; gosto do fundo desfocado. Parabéns Jusni!
Grande abraço,

Hello Jusni.
A beautiful image of this exuberant butterfly!
Very good colours; splendid contrast of tonality.
This framing is perfect!
Well done!
José Roberto

This is a marvellous capture of an Eggfly, Jusni.
You have captured the subject in an elegant posture.
Great colours and details on the lower wing.
Well done and TFS.

hello Jusni

excellent macro shot of this butterfly, with fine POV and framing,
here i realy love the framing of the image,
excellent contrast of the image, excellent sharpness and details of the buttefly,



Selam Jusni,
Great shot on this beautiful Eggfly with a good pose of it! the lighting is good with colour and clarity!
very well done
thanks for the sharing

hello jusni,
nice presentation of the great eggfly, the pov is good, the green surroundings offer good contrast to the dark brown butterfly however i feel that the focus on head is a bit on softer side,
tfs & regards

I have to assume you have these year around so this is good in that fashion. We shall have much to see even here in the middle of our snow times....and if you keep on doing this good..I promise to send you a small box of snow to show off to your friends:-)))

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-09-26 21:03]

Salam Jusni

A colouful image with nice contrast of green and brown.The wings are beautifully captured with good focus and details.Fine PoV too.
TFS & Cheers

  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-26 21:23]

hi jusni,
one more eggfly, could have done better. you should focus the head and body. the patches of bright areas in the background is distraction, could have avoided with differfent viewpoint. tfs.

Salam Jusni,

A very nice close-up and a beautiful butterfly with excellent colors & detail. TFS.

Salam & Kind Regards,


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-26 23:22]

Hello Jusni,
Excellent sharp and detailed focus. Light and colours are very beautiful. Great composition and POV.

Hello Jusni,

Last Thursday we had a beautiful warm autumn weather over here, and I observed several butterflies... quite unusual this time of year!
But I guess they are more common in your place, year around...
This is a fine specimen, good pattern reproduction and attractive colours!

Pablo -

Ciao Jusni,
splendida cattura di questa bellissima farfalla, ottimi POV e composizione, buona la nitidezza, molto belli i colori e i contrasti di luce.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-27 7:15]

Hello Jusni,
Very beautiful and close photo of this butterfly. Great colours and good sharpness. The head is a bit OOF. Excellent pose, POV and composition.

This brilliant photo is like a shooting star,
totally inspiring!
Thank you very much.

Hi Jusni, superb butterfly with splendid details, fantastic colors and excellent sharpness, great macro, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Jusni,

A nice close-up image of the Great Eggfly butterfly which is resting on the leave. The details and colors of the insect are clear and precise. The subject is well frame. The light is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.


Hi My friend JUsni,
A perfect macro capture of this pretty butterfly in a fine composition. Great details, nice DOF and POV too.
TFS and Cheers,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-19 16:38]

Assalamaualaikum Jusni,
great sharpness and clarity.
Lovely angle of shot that gives the wings a fresh and vibrant look. Veins and patterns well seen of a beautiful blackie.
Lovely composition.


NB: We will make another trip to Gunung Keriang later, i think there are a lot of interesting subjects.
Need to venture but not alone...quite eerie.

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