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Abstract Designs

Abstract Designs
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Copyright: James Dalgleish (daggers) (19)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A400
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-05-29 6:16
Viewed: 4826
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The pattern on this butterfly's wings looked like it had been hand painted - the lines were the same colour as you would expect from a charcoal pencil, and the designs look as though they are from a cave painting! I just wish that the butterfly had been perched on a flower or leaf rather than the piece of wood, it would have made the shot a lot more interesting.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-05-29 11:58]
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There are so many wonderful butterflies pictures, but this has a very special design indeed and good Photo. 'm not so lucky with butterflies they are always gone by the time I got my camera.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-05-29 12:59]
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Hi James, this is such an extraordinary butterfly that it still worth sharing. I agree if its on a specteculair plant than it would be a winner. At least you have something to hunt for. And you know the spot. Thanks for sharing Reina

Hallo James, I think you will not find many live pictures of this butterfly. So, this nice shot is particularly interesting and welcome. It shows the unique colour pattern of the wing underside of this group of Nymphalidae in excellent quality. The butterflies are often called the '88' and are exclusively found in the neotropics (Central and South-America). Your picture shows a species of the genus Diaethria. It cannot clearly identified by the underside pattern, but is probably Diaethria clymene.

Great shot, the colors are good and the composition is excellent!!
on the wings i would have liked to see more light, but thats the way light plays trick on us!!
What you can do is always carry a reflector, a white paper / metal foil!! and you can use it as a filter to light up the darker parts to show more details!! i do that sometimes :-)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-30 7:44]
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Very good shot Fames!
Looks like it has an "eighty eight " number on the wings!
Very good POV and colours!
Look at the proboscide, it's feeding on the soil!
Good DOF and details too!
5* and TFS!

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