2 heads and 3 legs
a fantastic picture of the butterfly nicely showing its interesting underside wing pattern.
The upperside is less spectacular in this species: completey brown hindwings, and the forewings with an
additional orange stripe.
Its identification is Colobura dirce from the family Nymphalidae.
Best wishes, Peter
This is a beautiful specimen, Simon, and Peter just identified it for you. I think it has a spectacular pattern and as you say, the "head" at the back is fascinating. Thank you, your picture is super sharp and the colours beautiful.
- eliz (1537)
- [2009-02-10 10:43]
what an interesting species. the point of view is perfect.
you should try a little bit of NR on the background
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2009-02-10 11:52]
Excelente imagen de una espectacular mariposa que se aprecia muy bien en sus detalles.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-02-10 12:30]
Hi Simon,this is a great gift to a butterflies lover like me! I never seen nothing like that,it's a fantastic specie,and a fantastic pic whit excellents details and colors,my best best compliments,Luciano
- Athila (1982)
- [2009-02-10 19:29]
Strange speciment. But you made a great portrait of him. Image is sharp and well exposed. The blured BG looks great. And the colors harmony is splendid. Nice work and TFS.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2009-02-11 1:47]
What a brilliant shot. A beautiful butterfly, with great and unusual features that display very well. I like to look at butterfly images because their patterns and markings are delightful. Each pattern and marking tells a different and beautiful story. The most of the times the colours are vibrant and attractive. This photo has both of those things going for it and that is just great. Well seen and captured. Thanks for sharing, and have an enjoyable day.