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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-01 3:29
Viewed: 4726
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Facts about Butterflies

1. The name 'Butterfly' was first coined to describe the Yellow Brimstone Butterfly, a variety commonly seen across Europe. It was actually known as 'Butter-colored Fly' and that later became 'Butterfly'.

2. There are about 28,000 known Butterfly species throughout the world.

3. Butterflies - and moths - belong to the order Leptidoptera. This is derived from the Greek term for 'scale-wing'.

4. The wings of Butterflies are actually transparent. The vivid colors are due to overlapping bright scales. Butterfly wings are very delicate and can get damaged if handled. The scales too can get rubbed off if touched.

5. Many Butterflies have intricate and pretty patterns on their wings. These designs are intended for camouflage purposes, so the predators, like birds, either can't make out the Butterflies in the trees or bushes or are scared off into thinking them to be some other larger creature.

6. The patterns are also useful in courtship rituals. Butterflies fly in circles around one another to find a mate.

7. Some Butterflies lay their eggs on the underside of specific plants, others lay them in mid-flight. Some Butterflies, like the Cabbage White Butterfly, lay their eggs on cabbage leaves - the eggs and the caterpillars that emerge presently are velvety green and blend in well with the cabbage leaves.

8. Some Butterflies are migratory. They flies thousands of miles in the winter to places having a warmer climate, and return in the spring.

9. Butterflies can be found mostly anywhere in the world where it is not too hot nor too cold.

10. Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.

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Very interesting notes!! - I like the way you intreduced this butterfly - not very colourfull, but very nice photo.

Hi Sochirca,
The b-fly is well exposed with nice color and clear details.
Good POV, and the compostion has left plenty of fly space :)
Well done & have a great weekend!

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-01 4:17]

Buna Dan,

Imi place felul in care cade lumina pe fluture. Astfel aripile capata relief si culoare. Poate as fi incadrat mai strans fluturele.

Toate cele bune,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-01 5:59]

Hi Sochirca,
I will be back in a moment.

Exelente foto bela imagem técnicas muito boa meus parabéns por esta ótima imagem.

hello Sochirca ,
nice capture of the butterfly perched on the flower, liked the pov and the composition,
tfs & regards

Hi Dan, beautiful composition with elegant butterfly and lovely flower, splendid colors, great details and good sharpness, bravo, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-04 19:14]

Hello Sochirca,
Beautiful butterfly, Don't have much time today
so I'm just marking.. Well done


Hi Sochirca

Intresting notes with nice shot. well composed and well exposed.I think if you sharpend one level the b-fly, it brings out more details. but this is just my idea, maybe it is just my tast.
well done


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-07 19:36]

Hello Dan

A very well composed ,classic butterfly on flower pose.
The focus is sharp with lovely detail.
Excellent textures captured with good use of the natural light.
The colours are well saturated .
Very good POV and DOF.
Well done.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-02-09 5:27]

Hi Sochirca
tehi is very nice image
very good sharp and detail
well done

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