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Hackberry Emperor Butterfly

Hackberry Emperor Butterfly
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-15 20:25
Viewed: 1919
Points: 18
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it was for the first time that i visited Shelby Farms Park. today. and what an experience! we entered the core region from one end, on foot! ..and then got lost! it took five hours to find out the way out and reach our starting point! had been walking continuously and then managed out from another end! we had walked more than 11 miles..
the whole forest trail was full of exotic fungi. and snakes too, as they said. but most scary was the presence of a huge number of mosquitoes..

well, i met this butterfly just after coming out of the woods.

this is a Hackberry Emperor butterfly (Asterocampa celtis). my third post on butterflies from United States. but can't say a male or female :-/

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-09-15 22:13]

A very cool and crisp shot but for me it is a chance to get close, TFS.

This is the masterpiece of a picture of an American butterfly I'm seeing for the first time, Ruby.
This is also perhaps the sharpest capture from your compact I've seen thus far and beats any DSLR hollow.
The wood plank it sits on has a matching colour, though I would have preferred a more natural perch.


Ciao Ruby, great nacro of fantastic butterfly, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Ruby,
Colour tone and the clarity of subject along with fore ground is remarkable,depth of the dark background is inspiring too.My regards,_Joy

Hello Ruby,a lovely shot of this pretty little butterfly,the details are exquisite and the pose most agreeable.
A really nice photo.

Hi, Ruby
This is an attractive butterfly with some unattractive feeding habits (in the adult form). It's a shame that his perch is man-made, but the exposure and sharpness are just about perfect. I think I would have cropped a little more from the left of the frame, though. The wing shape, particularly of the forewing, identifies this butterfly as a male.
Regards, Nigel.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-09-16 12:15]

Hello Ruby,
A great shot of this beautifully marked Hackberry Emperor. I remember seeing alot of these quick moving butterflies while visiting in Nashville. They love to perch on wooden railings and tree trunks. I believe the female is a lighter color then the male and also larger. Well done!!
With all that has been going on with the west nile virus, I can see why the large numbers of mosquitoes would comcern you.

Splendid sharpness and colors. Well done.

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  • girni Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 13] (193)
  • [2012-11-16 2:51]

très jolie composition ,détails du papillon et support en bois; on croirait un noir blanc;

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