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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: 2007-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 150 macro lens
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Borboletas transparentes - Transparent butterfly [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-31 0:36
Viewed: 5131
Points: 24
[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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Hi Heinz,
The composition is excellent here with black BG. Very nice details, POV and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Heinz

You show lovely colours in the wings. The flash has shown the iridescent sheen in the transparent areas. Beautiful!

I never tire of looking at this unique butterfly, Heinz.
Excellent point of view that shows the wings and abdomen of this butterfly very well.
Lovely colours and composition.
Well done and TFS.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-07-31 1:38]

Guten Morgen Heinz,
danke für die scharfe Greta mit den wunderschönen Lichtreflexen auf den zarten Flügeln.
Ich bin vorgestern von einer vierwöchigen Reise in die norditalienischen Alpen zurückgekehrt und habe eine Menge Insekten-Bilder mitgebracht - auch für TN.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

hi hienz,
beautiful capture, well composed shot, sharp image, liked the pov, colours and composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Heinz,
Nice shot of this wonderful butterfly, good colors and sharpness, well done

What a beautiful shot Heinz
Excellent POV and great BG
The butterfly is unknown to me so TFS
See you

Hi Heinz,
The flash and dark bg has displayed this glass wing very niclely.
good shot,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-31 6:39]

Exquisite colours and details! superb capture against that perfect dark BG

Hi Heinz,

This is one of my favorite Butterflies
Excellent compo
Superb colours, POV, DOF and BG
good use of fill flash

TFS Thijs

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-01 1:41]

Hi Heinz,
Splendid shot of the Glasswing with lovely colours and sharp details. The sheen on its wings creates a superb effect and the black BG works wonders here to let it stand out. Very neat focus and a magnificent pose you have captured here. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Heintz
As usual very good close-up. I very lik ethe transparent wings. Picture very well composed, thanks


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