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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-29 1:12
Viewed: 2486
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although fairly common, clearwing butterflies (family Nymphalidae) are not often seen as they are rather shy. The purpose of the 'windows' in their wings, is uncertain but it may help them to blend into the vegetation.

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Hi Joe,
We don't get these beauties here in NZ so its always a pleasure to see them on TN
Theres a currant clearwing moth here, but that looks more like a wasp or fly.
A nice capture. Good colour and exposure.
Cheers, Steve

Hello Joe,
Good light and compo.
The butterfly is sharp and beautiful

Hi Joe

Very nice POV and compostion. Maybe a touch overexposed around the eyes.


Very good! I like the background. The subject is very well focused and presented.

Hello Joe !
This is such a beautiful butterfly ! I love the translucent wings so much ! Excellent details, beautiful colors (except on the head whre the picture is a bit OE), wonderful composition and a nice blurred BG which makes your subject stand out nicely. Very well done !

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-29 4:23]

Hello Joe,
Very fine capture of this beautiful Glasswing. I like the low POV and sharpness and colours are excellent. Nicely composed too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Joe
wonderful macro of this beautiful trasparan butterfly.
well done

We don't have these in this part of Texas but they are amazingly beautiful. You captured that delicate beauty here - wonderful details and colors too! :)

WOW!!! Fantastic photo of a butterfly that I never knew existed...Clear wing panels, that's amazing...Great BG to emphasize the see-through wings...Outstanding capture...TFS

Hi Joe,
Subject wise a very beautiful butterfly with transparent wings. I came to know about this from TN. Capture wise POV should have been better. Focus is excellent. Very good lighting and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-06-29 6:37]

Absolutely stunning!
the colours and details are truly outstanding and your ntoes go along with the whole beautifully


Hello Joe
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Fantastic colors and BG,
Great focusing,Use of flash and compo,
Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

The butterfly is very sharp and so beautiful. You have caught the "see-through" wings! I was not aware they existed. TN is a wonderful resource.


Hi Joe, some very excellent detail and colour in this composition of this butterfly. You have him very well positioned and with a great depth of field.

Thanks, John

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-29 8:42]

Hi Joey,

A beautiful capture of this butterfly in a wonderful position showing off well. Beautfiful colors and details against the nice green background. Those wings are amazing!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-29 9:37]

Hello Joe,
Beautiful close up.BG,colors and exposure are wonderful.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-29 10:27]

selam joe; excellent shot of this lovely and interesting butterfly, very good details presented nice POV well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • bpy Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 10] (207)
  • [2007-06-29 10:41]

Fenomenal, beautiful

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-29 12:45]

Hi Joe

I have only seen these in butterfly houses, never in the wild. Excellent DOF. The dark green BG sets the butterfly off well. Nicely sharp and well framed



This is a beautiful capture Joey! I would be much impressed if I could see this specie "in real" :) Its wings look like wind surf’s sails (voiles) :) This is very well done with good details and superb POV. Thanks,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-30 5:22]

Joe, this is absolutely beauty. I am not sure whether they are in india. But your photo compensate them. Great shot. Ganesh

Hi Joe,
This is amazing, it looks like both of us have been posting the same kind of butterflies! Excellent colors and composition
Goutham R

The clarity in this one is superb as well. I try not to let light dominate the original colors and create an OE result. On this particular image I would of increased the shutter speed so that it allowed less light in protecting the lighter areas. But regardless your doing great Joey, this is a fantastic picture of the glass-winged butterfly. I've seen these in the wild in south America. :)

Hi Joe.
what a great unusual looking butterfly.
great shot and vibrent colours.
Thanks for shareing

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