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Turquoise emperor

Turquoise emperor
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-28 3:26
Viewed: 5137
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Turquoise emperor - Doxocopa Laurentia


Very few web information on that specy. Here is the few I can tell:
Sexual dimorphism:
length of forewing between 31 and 33 mm.
An iridescent turquoise strip in the sub medial area of the dorsal surface of all wings. This strip does not penetrate the discal cell of the forewing.
length of forewing between 34 and 37 mm.
The dorsal surface has a dark coffee color, with a strip of white in the middle area that begins underneath the discal cell of the forewing and finishes in acute form in the back wing. This strip has an iridescent celestial color.
Habitat: edges of forests and mountains.


Not much to say for that one. I used the super macro mode. I walked slowly and shoot from about 12 cm. No PP work.

Thanks for looking J


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-28 3:54]

Hi JeanMarie
What a superb capture!
The pOV is really great here allowing you to catch all the beautiful of this butterfly's wings.
The colors are lovely and the light very well managed. Also the details are excellent and the composition very nice.

Bravo and TFS

Beautiful species
Good sharp image, POV is good
Composition is OK.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-28 6:57]

Hello JeanMarie.
Brilliant shot of this magnificent butterfly, the focus is perfect and the colours stunning! It really stands out from the background.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-28 9:02]

Hello JeanMarie,
Excellent capture of a stunning butterfly, sharp, well composed and the stone makes a fine BG.
TFS, regards, Ivan

bonsoir JEAN MARIE
excellente macro de ce papillon aux couleurs ecxeptionnelles, sur un fond tout a fait adéquat
bravo, bonne réussite
salutations et merci

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-28 12:37]

Hola JeanMarie,
both, the butterfly and the picture are beautiful. Great sharpness and nice presentation of colours and wing colour patterns. Structrural details can be seen in the light blue as well as in the dark areas proving excellent light management.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-11-28 16:05]

Hi Jeanmarie,
Wow, what a stunning colours.
Very nice composition and pov.
Very well captured.
tfs paula

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-11-29 1:35]

Hello Jean Marie,
You offer us a smart species. His wings are superb. Exposure, colors and sharpness are good.
Congratulations my friend and TFS.

wowzers! what beautiful color!! There is no hiding for this guy! great macro shot ..nice work. tFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments on my photo" Sun trying to melt the frost" :o)

Hello JeanMarie,

beautiful species, beautiful shot, very clear and sharp, and showing the brilliant iridescence in a perfect way. Perfectly naturalistic colours. Very well approached, perfect point of view.

Well explaining notes, too. Dimension "diameter" obviously means "length of forewing", I suppose.

This picture makes me curious about the environment the shot was taken. Was it in town, on the surface of a sidewalk, on a wall, near the forest on a rock?

Thank you! Best regards,

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