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Callicore Hydaspes

Callicore Hydaspes
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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: 2006-10-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Insects in Brazil - the saga goes on [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-05 12:31
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Callicore Hydaspes

27 to 30 mm
similar Sexes.
The adults visit humid grounds
Host plant: Serjania sp.(Sapindaceae).
Distribution: south from Mexico to Argentina.

Other TN members posted this
and this.

The pic was taken from 10cm. Camera stabilized on the branch he was on. Crop 90%.

Thanks for looking J


Argus, horia, Janice, RAP, captainsgirl, blakitan, Dave, marhowie, HaBeMa, Silvio2006, livios, metcher, peter_stoeckl, extramundi, snowfalken has marked this note useful
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Witaj JeanMarie!
Fantazja! Przepiekny i nieznany mi motyl. Bardzo dobrze widoczny jest jego wzor na skrzydelkach. Teraz bede szukala go w ujeciu z gˇry. Zaciekawi³ mnie ten motyl dzieki tobie.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie - Roma
Mam, znalazam, ale ten kadr jest odlotowy

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-05 13:08]

Hello JeanMarie,
Nice capture of this beautiful and striking Callicore.
On the whole this is a fine shot and well-composed, but it is a pity that you didn't focus on the nearest antenna. Then you would have had the eye and nearest legs in focus, but this is often difficult to know until afterwards.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hola JeanMarie,
a beautiful butterfly. Colours and point of view are superb. Focus and sharpness could be better. I tried a workshop (I see that 'horia' did one in parallel) to compensate this and also the slight overexposures and concomitant underexposures on the wing surfaces.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-05 13:28]

Hello Jean,
Very nice capture.I liked vivid colors,POV,framing and composition a lot.TFS

Hello JeanMarie,
very nice butterfly shot. Very good colours good DOF and good sharpness. This is a nice good composition. Thank you for sharing with us.

Hi JeanMarie,

Exellent macro shot
Superb sharpness, details, colours, POV and DOF

TFS Thijs

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-05 14:48]

Hello JeanMarie, this is a butterfly that I have not seen before. What a beautiful pattern it has and colours are good too. It is a little OOF, but the beauty of it is superb, TFS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-05 15:00]
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Beautiful specimen JeanMarie that captured here, very well depicted.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background, framing.

I like it: sharpness (attention to Workshop of Horia), notes.

I don't like it: the lack of the values of the image and notes (if you need to know as obtaining them, only inform me for mail).

TFS and regards... Ricardo

Una mariposa original

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-12-05 15:59]

Wow! Wonderful shot and really beautiful butterfly!
Thank you very much for sharing
Best wishes

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-05 16:49]

Hi JeanMarie,
Lovely butterfly very well captured. Excellent pov, details, colors and bg.
TFS, JosÚ M.

Hello Jean Marie.

Very good details and colors.
Very nice macro photo.


wow! what a beautiful butterfly! great Macro shot on it..TFS
Donna :o)

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-12-05 20:01]

Hola JeanMari:
Felicitaciones por esta magnýfica captura. Es una hermosa mariposa con lindos colores. Muy buena composici˛n con una buena iluminaci˛n, detalles y profundidad.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-06 1:52]

Such a beautiful butterfly, Jean Marie. : )
The focus and exposure are excellent toward the top of the butterfly.
The details at the bottom are a bit soft and overexposed.
But the POV is fantastic, and the colors are well saturated.
Gorgeous design on the wings.
TFS. : )

Hi JeanMarie

Another great macro work from you!
The colors of this little butterfly are lovely and well saturated and the details are nice.
Also the POV is excellent and the shallow DOF does well to isolate your subject from the geat blurred BG.
Nice composition as well.
Hope you don't mind me adding a WS...i made a few modifications (very little) and i'll explain them there :)
Bravo and TFS

Bonjour JeanMarie,
Nice DoF, sharp and neat image. Lovely colors. Very interesting pattern on this butterfly's wings.
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

hi jeanmarie,
what a lovely post of this beautiful butterfly,
well composed shot,
excellent pov, nice dof,
lovely well saturated colours,
very well done,
tfs & regards


great job,
love all the colors,


Hi JeanMarie,
What a lovely butterfly,
well composed shot.


Well done Jean.
Very unusual b-fly with its very large eyes, and this colorful wing pattern..Well focused & sharp where it must be, Excellent POV, I like it.

Hi JeanMarie, splendid butterfly with wonderful colors and amazing details, great photo, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi JeanMarie;"Happy New Year"This your photo good frame,great shot,nice colors....

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-01-02 22:40]

Jean, it's really great to know you've come to Brazil and have registered the wonderful nature we have.

As for the picture, I like colors and saturation a lot.

Besides, great pov and exposure.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-03 15:33]

Excellent POV and lovely colours. Great markings on this butterfly



Ho JeanMarie.
Nice colorful butterfly. Good exposure and sharpness. Like also POV and BG. Happy New Year!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-06 13:07]

Hallo Jean Marie , Een prachtige foto van de vlinder mooie kleuren details compositie mooie bg god werk , Fijn Weekend Teunie .

Beautifull and interesting butterfly with great colours, background nicely blurred and clean TFS rgds Necip.

Hello JeanMarie,
very pretty butterfly, well appoached from very close, well captured.
Simple story, strong impact.
Thank you! Best regards,

Hi JeanMarie.
What a lovely species, I find this butterflies impressing, how lucky to be able to capture it in their natural enviroment. It is a nice photo.
Yo made a good work with light considering the difficult surface it is resting on. although Horia has made a similar WS, I wnated to give my approach also to this beautiful butterfly, so I did some postprocessing, hope you dont mind.
Regards, Felipe.

Hello JeanMarie,

This is a nice capture of a very beautiful butterfly. I especially like the colorful design of the wings! Regarding the composition, I appreciate whe way you used few elements to create this image. Your POV is great and positioning the camera near the eye level of the butterfly was an excellent ideea. However, I would have cropped a bit from the left edge just to give the butterfly more space in its front comparing to the back. The nice, OOF background is ideal for the subject to stand out.
The colors are bright and make a great contrast. Focus is OK but some areas are a bit OOF. I know how difficult it is to get a propper DOF with very short focal lengths so this doesn't bother me. Exposure is achieved very well in the upper half of the picture. There are however overexposed areas in the lower part, especially in the supporting surface. I found Felipe's (extramundi) workshop very useful since it deals with both composition and exposure. Overall it is a very good capture with brief notes about this species and about the picture. Congratulations and TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

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