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Frayed Butterfly Wings

Frayed Butterfly Wings
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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: 2007-02-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon 70-300mm DO IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-07 4:36
Viewed: 4692
Points: 14
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Owl butterflies
Caligo memnon

These Owl Butterflies were at the Butterfly and Orchid Gardens in Thames, Coromandel, where Pam / Coasties, Dawn(TL) and I visited on Monday.

There were lots of these Owl Butterflies at the Gardens – I think they were the most popular butterflies there.

This pair were resting on the tree and I was quite touched to see their frayed and tatty wings. They are nearing the end of their lives, and it was very sad to see them.

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Wooow Janice!
What a wonderful photo. They look a little sick but I love all butterflies and your photo is great for me!

Plutôt usés, ces papillons.
Bonne journée.

hi janice,
nice capture,
well composed shot,
looks like they have faced real tough time,
tfs & regards

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-08 3:34]

Hello Janice,
Beautiful and interesting capture.POV,use of backlight,BG,framing and composition are excellent.

Hello Janice,
They look so old indeed. I like the way you captured this back light in their wings. Poor creatures, they don't live very long but I guess that one of their purposes is to make people happy by seeing their beautiful shape and colors. :) Thanks,

Well you can't escape the dark or sad mood of this one Janice..It reminds that life is NOT an immutable thing..Only the creator is so, and it's His plan.
We are sad because we are unable see things from His perspective of course...

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-19 17:44]

Hi Janice,
Impressive capture of these old butterfly. Everything is sad and somehow dramatic. The best pov to underline the degradation of wings.
An excellent, dramatic and strong photo!
Best regards, José M.

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