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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-06 3:35
Viewed: 3353
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another butterfly we found on Padminka Nature Reserve was the Glasswing or Small Greasy (Acraea andromacha) which is found through the the open woodlands of the tropical north of the continent and along the east coast south to the Sydney region.
As its name suggests, it wings are highly translucent and it has a slow beating, gliding flight. They have a wingspan of 53mm (2 in) and can be found throughout the year with several generations annually. The larval food plants are native passionfruit from the family Passifloraceae. In the evening, they often roost together communally and indeed this was one of around 20 individuals we found on a small hill top in the reserve late in the afternoon.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-06 3:45]

Hola amigo,
hermoso trabajo,
bellos tonos y luces...
interesante pov y foco.
saludos Chris.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-06 3:54]

Hello Chris,
I forgot that the Acraeaids, a predominantly African family, are represnted by the Small Greasy in Australia and it's great to see it in this fine capture that's pretty sharp and well seen against the neutral BG in excellent lighting.
(Am I right in thinking the Large Greasy is a Papilionid?)
TFS this beauty,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-06 4:19]

Hello Chris,
interesting butterfly. The wing pattern are different colors and the the frontal areas are different colors. The wing patterns are also with fine details. Ganesh

Chris, thanks for your kind words on my butterfly image I posted today.
Your image too of this Glasswing is truly well captured and beautiful to look at.
The BG colour is very supportive of the brown subject.
Thanks and regards.

hello chris,
you got excellent results with this lens, the image quality is very good, the details on the wings look great, the oof bg looks lovely with matching colors,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-08-06 5:55]

Hello Chris,

Wing details on blurred brown BG is great. Composition and colors are well captured.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi, Chris,

excellent details and colours with a beautiful shine on the wings! TFS.

Man Yee

Good shot Chris, very nice detail on the wing, well done!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-08-07 6:30]

Hi Chris
Beautiful composition.Perfect POV and very sharp image.Mid tone colors are beautiful and relaxing.Nice OOF BG.
TFS Michel

Hello Chris. Perfect macro shot from excellent optics. Nicely muted background with sharpness and commendable clarity. Regards. Jusni

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-08-08 2:47]

Hi Chris

A terrific macro shot here!
I really like the pose you managed to catch this butterfly in. Together with the POV, it shows us that superb patch of yellow on its "face", making the entire subject pop su well.
The details are very clear and sharp - especially on the wings - and the BG is bliss - perfectly uniform and lovely colored.
The warm light is also a big plus here, making all the tones on the buterfly stand out even better and thus making this a great shot.

Bravo and TFS

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-08-08 13:03]

Hi Vhris,
you amaze many of us with butterflies never seen before, this one is no exception. And well captured, too.
best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-09 4:03]

Hi Chris,very very nice and unknown butterfly perfectly taken,i like a lot the perfect details of the wings and the great colors too,just my best compliments for your nice work,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-11 4:00]

Hello Chris,
Another species that I've never seen before. I like your composition with the butterfly sharply in focus. Fine details colours against a beautiful background. It must be lovely to be able to see butterflies all year round!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-17 6:08]

hello Chris,
A very special little butterfly I never saw before. Very natural colours. I like the warm atmosphere of the picture. Always interesting to see special insects from other continents. Thanks for it.
Best regards

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