Melanis pixie sanguinea
lovely capture of the butterfly perched on the equally beautiful lantan flowers, excellent pov, well saturated colours, well composed shot, effective framing,
tfs & regards
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-11-30 8:08]
I have been able to look this up in my books and found that this is a Nemeoniid butterfly, Lymnas pixe.
Excellent colours, sharpness, composition with the lantana and fine POV.
Well done and TFS!
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-11-30 8:14]
Lovely shot - beautiful detail and colours and excellent POV.
- jrobertop (544)
- [2007-11-30 8:27]
Wonderful butterfly with magnicifent colors!
Excellent POV and sharpness.
Pleasant composition, very well detailed.
I believe that is a Melanis pixe (family Riodinidae).
I love this picture. Black butterflies are hard to shoot because of the exposure. But you succeeded marvelously to render the velvety pitchblack surface! And what glorious colours. Only b minor for me is the background flower that draws too much attention. I propose a workshop version. See whether you like it. Thanks for presenting the pic!
- Ena (2454)
- [2007-11-30 8:45]
Very good shot!
Good composition and sharpness! Love the combination of red, yellow and orange colors!
- batu (16383)
- [2007-11-30 8:58]
a nice capture of this colourful Riodinidae, which however only slightly contrasts to the flowers with nearly identical coloration. I see that Ivan and Josť identified the species already. The actual genus name is Melanis, the species name is pixie (with 2 i). There are several subspecies in the neotropical region. That of Costa Rica is called Melanis pixie sanguinea. I recommend the book of Philip de Vries (1997) The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History, Vol. II Riodinidae (Princeton University Press, New Jersey).
Best wishes, Peter
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-11-30 9:17]
This is a very impressive picture!
All the colour seen all over makes of this a very "energetic" image to look at.
You managd pretty well the exposure to keep lights and shadows under control.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-11-30 9:21]
selam richard; Excellent shot of this lovely butterfly.Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.splendid Colors. well done.
- jazdzurka (1055)
- [2007-11-30 11:35]
Great point of view and sharpness. Beautiful colours.
Thanks for presenting
- marcellr (3514)
- [2007-11-30 11:40]
una farfalla dai colori veramente eccezionali, che tu sei riuscito a rendere bene nella foto.
Bella anche la composizione.
- Adam73 (2253)
- [2007-11-30 13:22]
Very nice lighting and exposure. Your exposed this superbly becaus it looks like the lighting was very bright and you were right on the verge of clipping on the flowers but didn't and the butterfly is perfectly exposed. Very masterful work with exposure here.
- claudine (0)
- [2007-11-30 13:43]
This is such a colorful post! You caught superb details on an amazing specie that I don't think I have seen before. Composition, POV and exposure are superb and you managed well with this black color. Well seen and well done! Thanks,
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-11-30 15:02]
Wow...is that saturated or what? Lots of colours for the season....well not for summer but almost as a dream of colour...very nice.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-12-01 5:49]
Terrific shot, which overfilled by amazing objects and colours. The pictured butterfly is wonderful at high range, The scenery (flowers and leaves) are so fine. Your POV, wingspread of the butterfly are superb as well as the DOF, sharpness of the main subject and blurriness of the BG. Shot is composed perfectly and diagonal structure of the picture is excellent. Bravo and best regards.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-12-01 17:27]
A very lively and colourful image.
The blood red of this butterfly is rich and well saturated.
Nicely placed in the frame.
Very good POV .
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-12-01 19:33]
Hello Richard, very good shot of this butterfly, the sharpness is fantastic and the exposure is great. Well done !
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-12-02 12:09]
Hello Richard, WOW, colours are great! good details, nice angle and dof. Tfs, rgds, Necip
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-12-03 11:04]
Isn't that the beauty of this site. So many people are able to help you learn about nature. Like you, I know very little about butterflies, but there are enough experts that are willing to help within a second. They only thing we you need to do is to photograph them. And you did do a great job on this one. The details are perfectly captured and the DOF isolated it excellently. I like the bright colors, especially during these dark days of winter.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-12-04 9:22]
I've never seen this fabulous butterfly before! I like the way it is half camouflaged here among the Lantana flowers. Amazing colours and your capture is very sharp. Great composition and a really good shot!
Many thanks, Ulla
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-12-04 10:08]
Beautiful butterfly, Richard.
Good DOF and POV.
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-12-05 0:46]
Just acknowledging this wonderful shot from you. Sorry, absolutely tied up with an urgent assignment hence forced to do a short-work.
- RubyJazz (103)
- [2007-12-08 3:06]
The colours in this shot are vibrant and rich, great!
The DOF is brilliant as well! :D
Thanks for sharing,
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-12-10 5:17]
I'm back now and good to see you again. :-)
Thanks for the kind comments on my previous photo of Chickadee shot.
You present here very beautiful and amazing species. I personally love this photo very much.
I've never seen this butterfly in my life and this species seems to be very unique and amazing.
You've captured this with excellent details and wonderful POV. Also, I can see this beautiful colouration with perfect exposure.
Well presented and TFS,
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2008-04-26 12:10]
Nice colourful shot. Good composition and POV. And thanks for your comments, but I think I will repost my sunset picture again tomorrow with horizontal bordering to make it more panaromic.