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Glass wing

Glass wing
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 150 macro lens
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-29 0:28
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Glass wing (Greta oto)

- pictured at Maximillian-Park, Hamm, North-Rhine-Westfalia -

Black forewing apex broad with inner edge almost straight, white medial bar strong and bordering black apex.
Wingspan: 56-58mm
Forewing length: 27-31m
Local distribution: Common on Pacific side from lowlands to 1500 m, rare on Atlantic slope down to 200 m.
Similar species: Oleria paula, Ithomia patilla, Pteronymia cotytto,

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Abundance: Common

Larval host plants:
Cestrum lanatum
Cestrum racemosum
Cestrum sp. “San Luis”

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-29 0:48]

Hello Heinz,
I hope I'll be able to see this fantastic butterfly in real life one day!! I'll probably have to go to the Butterfly farm in Stockholm!
Brilliant capture from a nice POV and I like its pose on the diagonal leaf. Sharp details and fine colours. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Heinz, wonderfull buterfly and wonderfull shot, very nice colors, many details and well composition, cheer,

Hi Heinz

High quality shot. Beautiful colour tones and perfect composition. Thank you my friend! :-)

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-07-29 4:29]

Hi Heinz,
What an intriguing butterfly! It's so beautiful. Very well composed and great sharpness.

Hi Heinz,
a very good shot of Greta oto, the glas wings are amazing.
Fine details and good DOF, the buttfly standsout well forn the BG. WEll composed and beautiful colours.
Well done.

Lovely clear shot of this Glass Wing Heinz.
Beautiful composition with good colour and details.
Nice work.
Cheers, Steve

Hallo Heinz,
I totatlly agree with Ulla and I hope too, I'll be able to see this fantastic butterfly in real life one day!

You are too lucky. A wonderful photo. Bravo!


Hallo Heinz,
What a beautiful butterfly. The glass like wings are very beautiful and it is wonderful to see that you can acually look through them. You captured the insect with wonderful details and stunning colors. Superb work on the composition and DOF.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-30 10:05]

Hi Heinz. This is a very nice looking butterfly. I have never seen one in the wild only on TN. one day i hope. great detail and colours.they look like a stained glass window. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-30 21:00]

Hello Heinz

A beautiful glass wing butterfly.The focus is sharp with lovely details.The colour saturation is excellent.The DOF is very good,and the textures of the delicate wings shows very well.I like the OOF BG.TFS


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-30 23:17]

hi Heinz
belle macro de ce papillon typique, je le trouve particulèrement photogénique. La composition est bonne avec des détails fournis, il manque peut-être une dose de lumière et de netteté.


Helo Heinz.
Wunderschones foto sehr sharf.

Hi Heinz.
This is beautiful. Wonderful exposure, colour, sharpness and detail. Superb lighting and photography.


Hello Heintz,
Very interesting butterfly with transparent wings. Well composed, perfect DOF, thanks


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