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Pair of beauties

Pair of beauties
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-16 1:42
Viewed: 4278
Points: 22
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Butterflies in Captivity

Butterflies have been revered by mankind since before the dawn of recorded history.

They are among the most fascinating and beautiful animals; even people who donít care for insects usually like to see these winged beauties.

Butterflies live nearly everywhere -- from gardens and forests and mountains to swamps and frozen arctic tundra. Almost 700 of the world's 10 - 20,000 species live in North America north of Mexico.

Live butterfly exhibits have become very popular. We all love butterflies, and Butterfly Houses find them easy to raise and maintain.

This is good for the wild butterflies - people who used to go into the rain forest and capture live butterflies, or plunder their eggs and chrysalises now can be set to work on butterfly farms, thereby sparing our wild populations, and providing much needed jobs for many impoverished regions.


I know I have the Brown Clipper Butterfly here in the front, but Iím not sure of the second butterfly Ė it might be one of the Mormon butterflies?? And suggestions please?

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Hi Janice,
Two for one, it works for me :)
I like the warm color and exposure, nice detail.
As you may know I've tried the b-fly house thing, most difficult due to the low light. I don't know that I'll ever do it again..too frustrating!
Well done,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-16 5:13]

Hi Janice,

An original capture of this butterfly tandem,well seen and captured,colors and details are well projected,tfs


Hello Janice!
I really miss summer with colorful butterflies. They are so pretty.
Great photo which make me dreaming of holidays.
Best regards
PS. Michal sends you lots of kisses!!!

Hi Janice,
Splendid capture of this couple!
The vivid colours and appealing patterns on the wings are just great.
Good focus, sharpness and clea details.
Love the green tones on the background and the shadows there.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Buen encuadre y oportunidad para esta bella captura. Bien dispuestas las dos mariposas.
Saludos Janice.

Good color and both butterflies are good specimens. Background environment looks good; the green contrasts nicely with their colors. I'm gonna have to share some of my butterflies sometime but all the good ones were taken at butterfly exhibits.

Hello Janice,
your presentation of "Butterflies in Captivity" looks very nice - really inviting to go to such a place where we can walk a path through tropical vegetation and see many those amazingly colorful creatures well within reach. I remember that several years ago we had a place of that kind in Vienna, and a visit there in wintertime never failed to give me a real kick - one of the best remedies against the mid-winter-blues I know of.
Well chosen depth of field, clear details, very pleasant gentle colours in this presentation.
The butterfly half covered by the Brown Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) looks to me like a Common Mormon Swallowtail (Papilio polites).
With thanks, and my best wishes to you,

Hallo Janice
These two butterflies give me the notion of two aeroplanes coming in for landing. What a colourful presentation. A tip-top and delightful image, showing us not only one but two different kinds of butterflies all in one. The focus is excellent and the composition good, and I like the green background. I really try to photograph the butterflies in the garden but they have such a huge amount of energy and do not sit still for a second. I walk behind them like a crazy thing, follow them and hide from them but they just donít want so sit still. I really enjoyed looking at this photo. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards
Ps. Please have a look at my latest posting's notes, as you are nominated as one of the role players in my story.

Hi Janice!
Whats a betiful couple of these nice butterflies! Wel done friend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-29 1:47]

Hi Janice,this is a very great scoop,two fantastic butterflyes toghether,incredibles colours,a 1st class pic,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-02-05 0:02]

hi Janice,
great capture! i have a hard enough time getting a photo of a single butterfly! great job getting 2 in 1! great DOF and focus. I'm impressed how well you can see both butterflies. great job and thanks for sharing

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