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A brave new world
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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: 2007-09-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Sigma 105 macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects and other small creatures gallery, South American Butterflies 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-23 0:39
Viewed: 8504
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Parides anchises nephalion (Godart, 1819) from the Papilionidae family.
I had great luck to capture this one as it was not moving as I approached. Only as I was very close to it I noticed the empty Pupa next to him and only then I realized it was unfolding its wings. I took the shot from a bridge that was high and near the canopy. the butterfly was almost 2 meters from me so I had to hold my camera far from my face and hold it still.
This is my first Parides photographed at the wild so I was very excited about it. I also liked the bright colors of the pupa which I have never seen before.

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Hi Oz,
A wonderful moment to witness. The butterfly is well in focus and the empty pupa shell also beautifully captured. TFS this fine image.

Hello Oz
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect details,DOF and lighting,Welldone.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-23 6:21]

Hi Oz and nice to see you back!

This is a splendid macro shot taken at a terrific moment!
The butterfly is superbly shown and very detailed, too. The sharpness is impeccable and the contrast and colors are amazing, as well.
The capture of the pupa in the same frame is a great bonus to the composition and the picture itself. That's why, the DOF that you chose here is great - keeping both of them in such a good focus.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Oz,

But where do you find so amazing butterflies!?
I'm jalous! Very nice shot with a very good focus and great colors.

Thank you


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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-10-23 10:52]

Hello Oz,

Very nice capture! Sharpness and colours are good!

Hi Oz.
Splendid shot! Exuberant butterfly!
Wonderful composition with magnicifent colors!
Excellent POV and sharpness.
Impressive the wealth of details.
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,
Josť Roberto

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-23 16:48]

Hello Oz,
Fantastic shot, magnificent DOF and details, beautiful colors
Regards, Dejan

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-28 4:20]

Hi Oz,
Outstanding shot with such impressive sharpness and lovely colours. The butterfly looks fresh and the empty pupa confirms it - great moment captured. Good use of flash lighting and I like the natural surrounding too much. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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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.


great capture, TFS Ori

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