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Brassolis sophorae vulpeculus

Brassolis sophorae vulpeculus
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Copyright: Oz Rittner (Oz1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Sigma 105 macro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects and other small creatures gallery, South American Butterflies 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-20 8:32
Viewed: 10585
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Brassolis sophorae vulpeculus from the Nymphalidae family is a close member to the Caligo genus (the "Owl Butterfly") but smaller and less colorfull.
This butterfly was photographed after it emerged from its pupa so it was very easy and calm (perfect condition for photographing). The hosts of this specie are Palm trees and many larvae were seen and photographed in the area walking on the ground looking for somewhere to climb and puptae upon. it is not a day flying specie, the adults are seen only at dusk like their relative Caligo.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-20 8:45]

Hello Oz,
a wonderful picture of this immaculate owl butterfly. Absolutely perfect sharpness and optimal point of view to show the beauty of this butterfly. I like the pleasant natural colours.
Best wishes, Peter

Beautiful capture, Oz. It's a wonderful subject and well recorded. A prefect composition here, with it nice and stragith. The flash fill helped, too. A couple minor suggestions. First, I think you could use a little mroe blur in the bg -- shooting at f/11 should suffice. Second, you might try playing with toning down the flash fill (I like the "Flash level" to "-1.0. This allows more aof a balance between natural and artifical light, it also tends to reduce the range of the flash). This is a wonderful shot as it is, though.

Hello Oz
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect details,DOF and composition,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

Hello Oz
A well composed picture.Brilliant sharpness and Well suited BG.TFS

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-20 11:25]

Hi Oz
Lovely macro.Excellent capture and very good POV ,Your image is sharp whit excellent details.Colors and light are also very nice.
TFS Michel

Hello Oz,
Simply perfect!
Wonderful butterfly with magnicifent colors!
Excellent POV, sharpness and composition.
Impressive the wealth of details.
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,
José Roberto

bonsoir OZ
magnifique papillon que je ne connaissais pas , félicitatins, bonne netteté, belles couleurs sur bon fond, bravo et merci a toi


Hello Oz,
It is a beautiful butterfly.Never seen it before,
POV,clarity and colors are perfect
Well done

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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-10-21 21:47]


Appreciate you , the way you have captured this one... keep it up

Arun krishnaiah

Hello Oz,
Excelente imagen, de muy buena calidad como las que nos tenés acostumbrados. Realmente bella. es bueno volver a ver tus fotos

Hello Oz,

Another butterfly that i didn't know.
Excellent sharpness and great colors.
Thank you


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-12-01 10:47]

Hello Oz,

Great picture of this butterfly.
Great color, sharpness and lighting.


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