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Marpesia zerynthia

Marpesia zerynthia
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Copyright: Juan Jaramillo (BeBe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American butterflies, Butterflies of North-America, RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2, Kevin's favorites #4 (Butterflies and moths), South American Butterflies 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-26 18:44
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scientific name (Nombre Científico): Marpesia zerynthia – Waiter Daggerwing
Order (Orden): Lepidoptera, Family: Nymphalidae

Also named Marpesia coresia in some publications.

Range: From central Mexico south to Brazil. A rare stray in southern Texas
In Colombia from 400 to 2.600 masl.
Forewing 33-37 mm

Taken in jpeg, cropped and resized. No flash, no tripod. Shutter speed: 1/200 sec., Aperture: F5.6, ISO 80.

También se le llama Marpesia coresia en algunas publicaciones.
Esta es la mariposa vive desde el sur de USA hasta el norte de Brasil, en Colombia habita desde 400 a 2.600 msnm.
Longitud ala anterior 33 - 37 mm.

Place: Rincones de Monticello 1800 msnm, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.
Date: jun 17 2006

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  • Artur Silver Star Critiquer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 8] (1102)
  • [2006-10-26 19:04]

wow, what a remarkable shape and pattern !

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-26 19:37]

Espectacular mariposa Juan con un colorido nunca visto por mí hasta ahora.
Un excelente control de la iluminación, permite apreciar todos los detalles del insecto, incluso en las áreas blancas tan complicadas de retratar.
Muy buen DOF y foco con adecuado encuadre.
Una más para tu bello portfolio.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Hi Juan,

Excellent shot of this beautiful butterfly.
superb sharpness, details, POV, lightning and colours
i love the way you handeled the whites

TFS Thijs

Excellent MAcro. INteresting Butterfly with a good use of space in composition. Good colors on the butterfly against a dull grey background. Sharpness is about right, could be a little sharper perhaps?
Overall, good one.

Hi Juan,

Very nice capture. Colors could have been slightly saturated. first time am seeing this species. Good POV.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-26 23:39]

Wow, wonderful.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-27 1:08]

That is a very unusual butterfly, Juan.
It is beautiful. I love its two tone design.
You had an excellent exposure on the white,
and the details are super sharp.
Great POV and DOF too.
TFS. : )

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-27 1:55]

Hello Juan,
A stunning beauty new to me. You've captured this so well, very sharp showing the wonderful pattern and colours and beautiful against the grey background.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Juan,

Contrast in this image is eye catching and has a striking effect on the whole composition.The beauty, wing patterns and colors of the butterfly are astonishing, a good capture indeed.

Well done & TFS.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-27 4:47]

Hi JUan,

Wonderfull capture of a butterfly unknown to me,you captured it well with good aharpness an colors,well done and TFS
Have a nice weekend


Spectacular specimen, excellent shot.
Great sharpness and exposure, teh whites are perfectly exposed in this case.
Good POV and DOF.
A great all round shot;

hi juan
un specimen que je n'avait pas encore vu sur TN.tres beau.
merci du partage

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-10-27 15:48]

Hola Juan
Espléndida macro con una mariposa de sorprendente belleza que no había visto antes. La imagen está super nítida y perfectamente lograda en todos los aspectos. Muchas felicidades y muchas gracias por mostrárnosla.

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  • budi (296)
  • [2006-10-27 19:29]

Hi Juan,

Nice shot this beautiful butterfly.
Lovely colours,perfect DOF,BG is very good.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-10-27 21:10]

Hola Juan.- Hermosa foto, muy nitida y con exelente contraste. Felicidades Luis52.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-28 5:26]

Hi Juan

A very beautiful and interesting butterfly at the same time!
It really is magnificent...i don't think i've seen this species before.
Its colors and contrast is amazing and the detaisl of the photo are very nice and sharp.
Very well framed and composed, too.

Bravo and TFS

Quel papillon magnifique,bien net,belles couleurs,bons détails . Thomas

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-28 11:47]

Hola Juan,
Una mariposa bellísima, por su colorido y la forma de sus alas. No se puede pedir más en lo relativo a la calidad de la luz, la textura y la naturalidad de los colores. Perfecto punto de vista y un enfoque precioso que muestra los más mínimos detalles hace de esta foto una obra de gran calidad.
Gracias por compartir,
José M.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-03 19:59]

Hi Juan
Good shot and beautiful butterfly. Good sharpnes, details, colours and POV.
Well done


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-19 20:01]

Hello Juan

A beautiful butterfly.The photos in your gallery are beautiful.The DOF and POV are excellent with razor sharp details.The colours are well saturated and vivid.TFS


Hola Juan,
Una mariposa impresionante!
Que linda forma y colores.
Gracias por compartir!

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  • Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)
  • [2006-12-22 10:21]

Just fantastic and amazing species very well showed

Waaaaw! (This is for this species:)

Nothing have more to say...

Hola Juan.

Excelente mariposa que no habia visto antes y que presentas en una toma en la que se aprecian bien sus detalles.


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