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Copyright: Ninfa Urania (Ninfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-P32
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-08 13:17
Viewed: 5299
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera

Butterflies, skipper, and moths make up the order Lepidoptera. What distinguishes a true butterfly from a skipper or a moth? In the past, butterflies were distinguished from moths in that they flew during the day, possessed clubbed antennae, were brightly colored, and lacked a frenulum (a wing coupling mechanism found in most moths). There is now a group of tropical American "moths," however, that are thought to be more closely related to butterflies than to moths despite being nocturnal and lacking the clubbed antennae of other butterflies. The classification of skippers has also changed. Traditionally, skippers were considered to be butterflies, but now they are considered to show more similarities to moths due to their small size, thick and hairy body, dull colors, and hooked antennae. These exceptions in the way Lepidoptera are classified suggest that the distinction made between butterflies and moths can be somewhat subjective.

In this image, me to use value EV = -0.7 in this picture that to take in the morning, because me to remind my friend's recommendations Ricardo (RAP) about reducing the entrance of the light, when to have a lot of sun and this it is the result.

Me to consult Animal Diversity Web of University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/pictures/Lepidoptera.html). Unfortunately I cannot identify with accuracy the classification to which belongs this beautiful lepidoptera.

I like the blue color captured in the tip of their antennas.

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Saludos Ninfa interesante foto, me gusta la atmósfera que lograste y los detalles de la Lepidoptera.

Interesting photo.
It seems a bit to dark, but on the other hand the subject is more "visible" on this dark background. I like the shadows on insect wings.

Nice image, Ninfa. However I would have cropped out quite a bit of the background.

Hi Ninfa good to see another image from here, this one looks good and sharp, the white as spot on and you can see the veins very clearly. the dark BG is because of the whiteness of the Butterfly one of the problems shooting against a BG of any sort with bright white subject.
Looks very simular to the one we call a Cabbage White after it's main food plant of the caterpillars.
Nice one ninfa.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-08 17:43]

Una bella imagen Ninfa... la iluminación en este caso, es uno de los puntos fuertes de la composicion... sin dudas.
Excelente agudeza con bellos detalles y los contrastes entre la mariposa y el entorno, además del atinado detalle de incluir las flores rojas en el extremo inferior.
Me agrada... definitivamente.

Ninfa, Good sharpness & detail. Interesting notes..Well done!

Nice shot but it would have been better with a better light.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-09 14:52]

Good post Ninfa. I like the detail. Overall composition is very pleasant. Good Job

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-12 0:20]

Nice shot! I like the composition and sharpness. Great note as well.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • papkin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 96] (1580)
  • [2004-12-15 11:56]

Beautiful butterfly.

Hi Ninfa
Very nice and moody shot this, Nice composition too.
Nice white top, red bottom colours as contrast to the greens!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-06 22:02]

Hola Ninfa.
Esta foto tambien a mi gusto tiene una excelente composicion,la posicion de la mariposa, las sombras, los contrastes, los colores saturados y ese fondo negro, moldean una atractiva composicion,buena foto.

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