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Copyright: CArlos Prieto (Panthiades) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 74] (465)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-08 15:09
Viewed: 4952
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There exist at least 40 species of "88" butterflies in the genera Diaethria and Callicore. These species resemble each other closely and separating can sometimes be difficult. However, the characteristic "88" pattern on the ventral hindwing serves to distinguish these butterflies from any other. Actually, without so much imagination you can find the nine digits (0-9) seeing these butterflies. They are distributed from Mexico to Argentina and appear to have a preference for montane habitats.

(modified from DĀbrera, 1984.

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Hello Carlos!
Cute and lovely butterfly species, I like a lot its colouration! Its wings look like grafitti not natural mosaic :>
TFS and best regards from Poland,

Very interesting butterfly... never saw one like it before. Well composed and presented. TFS


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-08 20:01]

Hi Carlos,
Outstanding shot of this small but beautiful "88" butterfly. They looks so elegant and exclusive. Very impressive sharpness, colours, details and pose. The OOF BG sets up a fine tone too. Excellent DOF and POV with this diagonal composition making it look simply majestic. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

quel beau paipillon!!! on dirait qu'il est peint!
de tres belles couleurs
une bonne netteté...

Hi Carlos

Great capture of this beautiful species, which ever one it is.
Good composition, good sharpness.
Good OOF background.


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  • Pitter (62)
  • [2008-09-09 15:12]

Beautifully sharp and detailed image with no graininess in the background due no doubt to the low ISO setting.

Hello Carlos,
Excellent exposure & color, nice details..
Really like the composition and blurred BG, your subject stands out very well in the frame :)

I cannot believe that this is for real!!! it looks like Tantric art from India. Thanks a lot for posting such incredible life forms! I have never seen anything like this.

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