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Green Banded Peacock.

Green Banded Peacock.
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-07
Camera: Pentax K20D, Sigma EX APO Macro 180 mm F/3.5 IF, Digital ISO 200, 72mm Marumi UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-13 16:32
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Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: palinurus
Latin name: Papilio palinurus.
Common name: Green Banded Peacock.

Papilio Palinurus
De spanwijdte van deze vlinder bedraag tussen de 90 en 100 millimeter.
Komt voor in bergachtige streken van Birma, MaleisiŽ, IndonesiŽ en de Filipijnen.
Deze vlinder is ťťn van de weinige groene vlinders en heeft een bruingrijze onderzijde.
Vliegt in bergachtige streken. Allen in MaleisiŽ is de vlinder een plaatselijk met uitsterven bedreigde soort

Wingspan: about 9 - 10cm.
Range: Neomalaya (i.e. the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and their satellite islands), Palawan and the Philippines.
Habitat: primary forest.
Food plants: Euodia species.

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hello Thijs
what a beautiful Papilionid butterfly with amazing colorful wings. you nicely captured it from lateral POV and with sharp details. coloration and light using great. nicely composed and presented with good informative notes. thanks for sahring, well done

Hi Thijs,
A very nice capture of this beautiful Green banded peacock. Good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-14 2:17]

Hallo Thijs,
Wat een schitterende vlinder! De foto is heel scherp met prachtige details en erg mooie kleuren. Prima compositie. Goede vage achtergrond.

Ciao Thijs. Top quality for this beauty unknown to me. Impressive colours results and great DOF. Very well done and TFS.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-14 5:29]

Beautiful peacock with excellent details captured on its wings, the shape and colors are well captured with soft lighting. tfs.

Hallo Thijs,
a superb macro shot of this wonderful exotic butterfly, outstanding sharpness and very beautiful colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

Natural looking colors, great exposure & POV Thijs..
Well composed frame, nice details too..I like it :)
Great shot!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-09-14 8:18]

Hi Thijs
Waw...what a great shot!
This is a great butterfly, with very sharp details and great colors.
Congratulation or this beauty!

hallo Thijs
deze staat er weer super goed op
de scherpte is super en zeer mooie kleuren
mooi pose zo op het puntje van het blad
groetjes lou

Hallo Thijs,
Excellent shot of this butterfly.
Details and colours are splendid.
TFS and regards,

Amazing picture Thijs! Love the colors and the sharpness, as usual you are good and you must be having a good time this year at Leidschendam, convey my regards to the curator there.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2010-09-15 3:54]

Woow. Amazing colors and details. Also one of the most beautiful butterflies that I've ever seen. TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-15 22:04]

Hi Thijs.
I cannon decide what is better pictures scene or quality of the shot. Both butterfly and leaves are stunning and all together they create inimitable in its beauty subject. BG is also fantastic as well as the quality of the shot. Bravo. Great picture.

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