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Buttterfly #3/2 (Common Pierrot)

Buttterfly #3/2 (Common Pierrot)
Photo Information
Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Thailand #1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-11 9:41
Viewed: 3708
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Common Pierrot loses two beautiful streaks.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Super family: Papilionoidea
Family: Lycaenidae (Blue)
Genus: Castalius
Species: C. rosimon
Common name: Common Pierrot

A small Lycaenid with a wingspan of 25-30 mm. The sexes are very similar. The underside of the wings are white with black spots and streaks. The base of the upper side of both wings is a beautiful shiny pale blue, being more more extensive in the male. The submarginal bands above are much wider in the female than in the male. However, there is great seasonal variation in the size and intensity of these black markings: the wet season forms have larger and darker markings than those from the dry season.

It flies relatively fast and low to the ground, and the males frequently settle on roads and gravel patches. It can then be easily identified by its underside markings. It is a nectar lover and comes readily to a wide range of plants with small flowers, and once settled moves about a great deal in a slow deliberate manner. It is not a frequent visitor to bird droppings like the Angled Pierrot.

My previous post and more information on Common Pierrot Here


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-11 10:00]

Hello Jitti,
Fine presentation of this somewhat worn Common Pierrot, with good sharpness, neautral BG, lighting and composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-11 10:39]

Hi Jitti.
Once more your amazing close-up with excellent composition, effective and pleasant lighting, great DOF, sharpness and details, well detailed notes. My compliments and TFS. Superb done.

Fine texture and colours to this Pierrot, JC.
You have managed this shot very well.

Hello Jitti
Excellent shot of tnis butterfly,
Good composition and lighting,


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-11 11:29]

Hi Jitti,
Wonderful shot. Superb colours and sharpness. I like the lighting and the pose. Wonderful DOF and POV. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-02-11 11:38]

Belle composition bien équilibrée.
Bonne journée.

Hello Jitti,

excllent composed and captured photo excllent details very crisp perfect details very crisp nice shot

TFS Kyle

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-11 13:17]

Hi Jitti,
Wonderful butterfly captured in an excellent pose from a good pov. Great details and composition.
TFS, José M.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-02-11 14:08]

Hi Jitti,
A beautiful capture....I'm still hoping the butterfly population in the woods by my house will grow so as I can get a few captures.A lovely pose that is just by the book.Good handling of the lighter tone...very natural and a good DOF.Have a good evening.
Regards, David

bonjour jitti
encore un bel exemplaire de papillon,la netteté et les details sont bons.
excellent exposition et beau POV.

toujours aussi jolie, encore une bonne réussite
bravo et merci

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-11 18:10]

Hello Jitti

A beautiful little butterfly.I like the colours in this photo.The composition is well done,and the dainty flowers are a good perch for this butterfly.It looks very nice against the lovely blurred BG.TFS


Well done Jitti,
I like the POV, color, and exposure here.
Sharp detail and well seen from your Bg also.

Hi Jitti,
A little beauty! Great patterns of spots on the wings. Shown in tack sharp detail. Well composed and framed scene. Looks good!

Hello JC,
Attractive macro work!
The fragile butterfly stands out very well, good point of view giving a pleasant composition...
Fine textures and good sharpness!
Pablo -

Hi Jitti,
This is a great image!
I like so much the POV, colors, sharpness and DOF used.
Excellent the soft gradietns of the background got.
I think it's a very well composition.
Congratulations, thanks for share and my best regards,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-12 6:11]

Hello Jitti, Great shot!
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

Hola Jitti,
Bonita presentación con excelente nitidez, un fondo y luz muy agradables. Saludos

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-12 9:25]

Very good macro my friend with excellent point of view and framing.
The composition is very pleasant with appropriate out of focus, but you should be careful with the loss of quality when saving the image.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

Hi Jitti

Impressive shot. Love the composition. DoF is spot on and the exposure has been handled perfectly. Thank you! :-)

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-12 15:05]

Hello Jitti
Wonderful capture! The butterfly is sooo beautiful! I love the composition, and sharpness and bg are perfectly achieved.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-14 9:05]

Hi Jitti and sorry for the delay

Another terrific macro from you!
I really like the strong contrast on this lovely butterfly...and all those spots look great!
Very good DOF here, too, blurring that BG nicely (otherwise i this it would have been a bit distracting).
Excellent POV, charming colors and wonderful exposure, as well.

Bravo and TFS

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