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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-10 6:03
Viewed: 2740
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Here is a more common butterfly of our desert, the Common Buckeye.


The Common Buckeye was featured on the 2006 United States Postal Service 24-cent postage stamp.

Alex99, NinaM, Argus, nglen, jaycee, tuslaw, roges, Noisette, jignasi has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-10 6:55]

Hi Everton.
You have pictured an unknown for me very nice butterfly. Its wingspread is great fro presentation of the wing colouration. POV is really perfect. BG is very attractive too. I like light strips on green canvas created by flowers. Soft lighting is very impressive and makes shot pleasantly looking. My kind regards and all the best.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-05-10 7:05]

Bonjour Everton! A superb and colourful picture here, the colours of spring! The yellowish background is so bright and creamy, the perfect setting for the butterfly. How graceful and aerial it must be to be a butterfly. A very nice picture, with nice colours, sharpness and details. Thank you!


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-10 7:08]

Hello Everton
I like this butterfly that I never seen before, perfect focus and natural colors. Well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-10 8:16]

Hello Everton,
A superb capture of a Common Buckeye taken from a great POV to show the open wings with fine sharpness against a pleasing OOF natural BG.
Thanks and have a good Sunday,

Ciao Everton, wonderful butterfly with fantastic design on wings, splendid light and colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-10 10:18]

Hi Everton. I have never seen this Butterfly so thanks for posting on TN. Your top POV lets us see the wing markings which you have taken with fine detail , and natural colours. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-10 12:32]

Hello Everton,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly in very clear colours. Beautiful contrasting OOF BG. Good sharpness and details. A very nice composition and POV.

Hi Everton. The wings of this butterfly seem like a paint. Wonderful colours and texture. TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-10 16:31]

Hi Everton,

I have never seen this beautiful Common Buckeye in Tucson! A wonderful open winged pose showing off the pretty markings in fine detail. The colors are lovely and I love the diagonal composition. By the way, I have been to the butterfly exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens and love it - except for the humidity in there.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-10 20:32]

A real eye catcher Everton!!
Nice detail with beautiful colors! Love the wide opened pose of the wings. Very good exposure with nice soft lighting.
Fine job!! TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-05-11 23:12]

Hi Everton !
A superb macro.
Beautiful colors, excellent contrast.
have a good day,

Hello Everton
superb capture of this common buckeye, i like all the "eyes" on his wings
and the decor is beautiful with the flowers and the green and yellow BG
excellent composition, pose and fine details
very well done and have a good night

Buena captura Everton y bien encuadrada. Bien captada la belleza de esta mariposa que creo que nunca había visto. Buena combinación de colores.

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Everton,
Beautiful macro. This butterfly has lovely colors. Nice DOF and sharpness. TFS - Regards - Adil.

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