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Cloud Forest Restaurant

Cloud Forest Restaurant
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/19, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-30 11:07
Viewed: 3831
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy New Year to everybody on TN.

Here is a little quiz for you. How many different insects can you count on this flower? Many individuals, for sure, and many different orders too.

The large black and orange butterfly is, I am fairly sure, Altinote hilaris desmiala, Jordan, 1913. All the others remain mysteries to me, so perhaps you can help. Surely somebody can ID the clearwing moth!

Anyway, I thought you might like this as it gives a good idea of the fine array of insects that can be drawn by a single flower in the right place at the right time.

The photo hand held in fairly dull light. Cropped a little for TN. Taken at 2,300m elevation on the Bellavista Reserve west of Quito. Cheers.


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Hi Alan,
Amazing composition with very beautiful colours. Best wishes for the New Year, Pambos

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-12-30 23:37]

Hi Alan,
An extraordinary beauty.!
Excellent capture, good sharp details and a nice composition.
Happy New year 2011!

Hallo Alan,
a spectacular meeting of insects, fine detail and very beautiful colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition
Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-01-02 6:36]

Surely these flowers are very attractive to insects.
Interesting scene and well presented too.

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