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Tiger Longwing

Tiger Longwing
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus SP550UZ
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-25 10:57
Viewed: 3427
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another picture taken at the Butterfly farm i visited this week.

Tiger Longwing ( Heliconius hecale )
The Tiger Longwing Butterfly originates from Mexico and the Peruvion Amazon.
They are pollen eaters rather than surviving on food stored from the Laval stage or on flower nectar. The eating habit attributes to its longevity of several months. The Larvae feed on passion vines.
The Butterfly is brightly coloured with long forewings.
It is closely related to the Fritillaries.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-25 11:01]

hi nglen,
wonderful pic.

Hi Nicholas,
Wonderful butterfly!
Very good colors and sharpness.
Excellent details and POV.
Well done!
Best regards!
José Roberto

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-25 11:20]

Hello Nick,
Superb shot of this beautiful Tiger Longwing in a fine pose. Great focus on the eye and the rolled-up proboscis! Sharp details and fine colours. Excellent composition and nicely framed.
Many thanks, Ulla

Good picture of this beautiful butterfly! I'm off to Rotterdam tomorrow for another butterfly farm.
This picture has great colors and DOF! But i think its a tad over sharpened.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-08-25 12:01]

Hi Nicholas,
a technically fine picture. The sharpness is there where is should be. A great butterfly to see.
The perswon who does the last editing on pictures of a bird magazine in which I join the editing board told me you have to 'read' a picture like a book: from left to right. He told me that the left part therefor should be slightly darker than the right part. It worked out good in your image (but I'll guess you weren't thinking of that when taking the picture)
Good one!

I must, visit one of this butterflies farms sooner or later, the species that you show from this places are amazing.
Nice capture, sharp, but showing the delicate textures in a pleasant way. The composition is very lovely.
Thanks and regards, Felipe.

Hi Nic,
Outstanding shot of this pretty buterfly, very good depth of field and perfect focus, wonderfull colors and good pose whith his wrapped around horn, well seen and well done

Hello Nick
Another Amazing capture and very well done..to me though you have over sharpened the image creating an unnatural look to the left antenna and the burning out of the whites on the wings. Still a very impressive shot and as always a note that is very informative and sharing knowledge.
A good rest of the bank holiday weekend to you.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-25 14:27]

My goodness! What long legs she has!
Superb details, wonderful PoV, expert colours and composition

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-08-25 14:44]

Hi Nicholas,
Excellent shot of the butterfly. Great color and detail showing nicely against the BG. Well composed.


I am getting to know your unique style of presentation. Believe it or not your style is quite unique....and very lovely in a subdued way which you see. Perhaps understated in a positive way...


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-25 18:14]

Hola Nicholas,
preciosa mariposa,
pov, y excelente foco,
detalles y colores magníficos,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-08-25 23:40]

Beautiful, Nicholas.
The colors are so rich, and I just love the diagonal presentation.
Excellent POV. Lots of details on the head and proboscis.
The sharpness on the antennae is amazing.
TFS. : )

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-08-25 23:51]

Bonjour Nicholas
Très belle prise, magnifique couleurs, excellente gestion de l'exposition.
Amicalement Robi

Hello Nick,
Very fine captured of this butterfly with so much sharpness, superb colour and details in it!
The exposure and focus looks good indeed
well done and well composed

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-08-26 1:01]

Nicholas, Beautiful shot and nice position of the butterfly on the frame and also the leaf.The details are excellent and alos the colors and sharpness Ganesh

Another photo with beautiful details and great sharpness. I love the details in the head again...the curling of the proboscis. Great dof. Nice clean shot!

Hi Nick,
A nice capture of this different looking longwing. Nice details and a good POV. Nice work. Thanks a lot for sharing.

bonjour nick
le bout des ailes est un peu hors champ,peut etre aurait-il ete bon d'augmenter la profondeur de champ,en revanche la nettetéest tres bonne sur la tête.

Hello Nicolas
Great image of this tropical butterfly. The only one strange thing in this picture is butterfly antennae (zigzag). I think it's the result of sharpening ...


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-26 10:21]

Hello Nicholas

A beautiful butterfly you have captured.The pose is very good.Excellent focus and sharpness.The colours are rich and well saturated.The veins and patterns in the wings show very well.Very good POV,You have composed it in the frame nicely.TFS


hello :)
excellent shot, great colours, sharpness, beautiful composition, amazing :)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-27 13:16]

Hi Nic

Lovely shot of this beautiful butterfly. Amazing details captured and a lovely POV. Perfect focus.



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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-08-29 0:47]

Hi Nick, this is a great pov of the Butterfly showing both under and top markings on the wings. The closeup detail is amazing, all clean and sharp. Wonderful colours and nicely composed.

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