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Delicate Beauty

Delicate Beauty
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Copyright: Scott Evers (scottevers7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 3 N: 3894] (12309)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS + EF 1.4X II, B+W UV MRC
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-06 13:41
Viewed: 4836
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 96
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at the Missouri Botanical Gardens Butterfly House. One of my better shots of that trip. The problem is, I do not know the species. Neither their identification brochure, or their website had this one on it. After a couple hours of looking, I am still stumped. So if anyone can assist, I would appreicate it.

UPDATE: Identification made by Chi Liu (Chiliu)

Thanks Chi

Common Crow or Oleander Butterfly
Euploea core corinna (Macleay)
Sub-family Danainae, Family Nymphalidae
Order Lepidoptera

The Common Crow or Oleander Butterfly has a distinctive silvery pupa (chrysalis) that can often be found on oleander bushes in Sydney parks and gardens during summertime. The adult butterfly is easily recognised by its dark brown wings that are spotted white.

The Common Crow Butterfly is found in Queensland and northern New South Wales, and also occurs across northern Australia as far west as Onslow in Western Australia. It has on occasion extended its range as far south as Victoria, and pupae have been found in Cootamundra and Kandos, New South Wales, which are west of the Great Dividing Range. It has been found in Alice Springs, Adelaide and Lord Howe Island. It has also been common at times in Sydney.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-04-06 13:55]
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Hi Scott!
Razor sharp, detailed, well composed. Veins on its wings are perfectly seen, same as details on flower. Very good colours. I've got no idea about ID, sorry!

:-) later

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-06 14:04]
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Hi Scott
You have a true beauty here. The contrast between the red flowers and the brown butterfly against the BG ensures that this photo has real visual impact.
It is a lovely composition with exquisite colours. The DOF is excellent with crystal clear details, the BG is absolutely superb, and the exposure was perfectly managed.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-06 14:13]

Very good indeed!
Very beautiful brown buttefly!
May be some kind of Nymphalidae.
Excellent on details!
Excellent DOF!
Very good POV and BG!
5* and TFS!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-04-06 14:32]
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Hello Scott,
An excellent capture.
Tack sharp detail,great colours and pov and perfect clear background.


Hi Scott,
Excellent macro, beautiful butterfly! Sharpness, clear cetails, POV and composition are marvelous. Well done. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-06 15:01]

Hello Scott, great shot of this Butterfly. Great composition and sharpness too. I like the harmonious colors, very well done, congratulations, Didier.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-06 15:10]

Hi Scott,
A great shot, excellent detail and colour, perfect DOF. No idea on the ID, it's not a Snow Leopard ;-)

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-04-06 15:23]

Hi Scott,
Excellent shot on this butterfly, very sharp and superb details,
very nice colours and well composition.
I think this is a "Oleander butterfly", family of NYMPHALIDAE.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-04-06 15:38]


This combination of brown, green and red is superb. The white spots on the wings make it special.


Very nice capture Scott, very good details and nice composition, well done.

Hello Scott
cette prise de vue est detoute beauté
C'est un véritable plaisir pour mes yeux que de voir ces belles couleurs . Belle composition et beaux détails. Une autre belle photo pour mon écran de veille
merci et a la prochaine ....JP

Hi Scott,
One of those late nights.
Well worth a big green :)
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-04-07 0:25]

Hi Scott, nice composition, never easy to take a good macro according to brightness sharpness and blury background but this one has it all. Reina

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-07 1:14]

Great Scott! To me this image is exquisite! Wonderful capture, the sharpness and focus is perfect. Sharpness, POV, clear details, colours and composition are wonderful. I do like this very much, tfs

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-07 2:21]

What a beauty, Scott.
Crystal clear image with rich colors in a magnificent composition.
Gorgeous. : )

HI Scott,
a great capture. You do great close-up with you long zoom.
The POV and composition are very good.
The exposure and details are spot on.
I love the shallow DOF and the blurrred BG.
Excellent work.

Hi Scott!
This is perfection incarnate, so far as photography from my point of view is concerned.
Thanks for sharing this masterpiece.

Hi Scott,
Excellent capture! I'm still amazed at the sharpness, and level of detail the IS L lens can produce in the right hands, "handheld" ;))
Perfect color rendition and exposure. Very good DOF, POV and framing against an exceptional background..Need I say more :)
Very well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-07 8:07]

Hello Scott!
Wonderful close up.POV,details,colors,contrast,sharpness,
blurred BG and compositon are excellent.TFS....:-)

Hi Scott,
iconical reduction, excellent composition!
Perfect. Superb. Thank you!
Best regards,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-07 8:19]

Hi Scott ,
a masterpiece. Lovely details and excellent POV. Nice DOF lets the Butterfly stand out from the back ground. Beautiful composition.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-07 12:07]

Hi Scott
Brilliant colours and dirails.Veri nice Background.
Well done


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-07 12:30]

Hi Scott!

Absolutely marvelous. Excellent compostion. Blured and uneven BG looks great. Shooting sideway kept the insect in sharp focus all over.

Great job and TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-07 14:36]

Superb macro Scott, sharp and clear, well composed. A delight for my eyes, Thanks.


Hi Scott

Not much more to be said that hasn't already been said. Simply perfect!! :-)

Great shot, I like the colour,detail and the composition. You've captured this so well...Impressive!

I like the shallow DOF and the focus of the body spots. Very nice work. Once again, GREAT notes and awesome colorful, composition.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-04-08 12:13]

Excellent picture Scott. Well exposed and good details. Very nicely composed aswell. Well done & TFS!


Hi Scott,
Excellent image, I love it. Good colors, details, composition and nice BG.
Thanks for sharing!

hi scott
les nervures des ailes de ce papillon sont tres bien visible donc bons details et good POV.le BG est bien aussi.

Great capture Scott. The colours are so harmonic and well balanced. The well blurred background really sets the butterfly off in a perfect way. The composition is very good too - personally I might crop out about 1/3 of the space in the top of the picture.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-04-09 18:57]

Scott, this is really very beautiful.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition. What a contrast.

A great image.


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-11 8:38]

Hi Scott, excellent composition. Brilliant colours, detail and OOF background. TFS.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-04-12 5:44]

Fantastic shot Scott, very nice capture with a superb composition
Superb detail, and excellent bright colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-04-12 15:30]

Superb post - no nits at all, excellent work

Pure beauty! Perfect!

This is gorgeously cooool! This is perfect Scott and I dont think you took this picture...I'm pretty sure it was me (lol). Excellent job. :)

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-05 1:11]

Nice sharp image, Scott! The colours contrast is great, enhanced by the nice green on BG!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-06 1:47]

Wow ! What a smart and interesting butterfly ! Composition, colors, DOF, BG and sharpness are great ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Scott and thanks for sharing.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-05-08 14:48]

Hi Scott.
Fantastic shot, all is perfect composition colors details contrast , alls is perfect.


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-05-13 12:31]

Hi Scott,
Excellent Bfly shot my friend.
Excellent sharpness,focus,dof,pov,colors,note,framing,lighting and blurred bg.Well Done.TFS

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-05-15 10:24]

It's a beauty, Scott,
for myself I had crop it just a little from the left side for making the shot higher, farther, well everything is said,
good job.
gr. jaap

Hi scott.
Delicate, clear, elegant, a beautiful shot.
Textures are lovely and the perch gives a strange perspective which works perfect with the clear BG.
Nice shot, thanks 4 sharing.

Hi Scott, wonderful shot, nice details and beautiful composition, love the background!!!

Hi Scott,
This picture overall has a better impact than what i have posted!!, great capture!! colors and composition is superb
Goutham R

Another smashing photo from you! Great composition, colors and light! Did I mention sharpness? It's perfect! The OOF BG too! It really compliments the picture! Excellent work! Congratulations!


Hi, Scott.
It's very nice butterfly with a very beautiful composition! Excellent exposure, sharpness and DOF. Very good colors and details. Good job.

Excellent colors and composition. Sharp pic.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-06 10:28]

hello Scott
wonderful macro working on this beautiful butterfly
composition, point of view, background, depth of field, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

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