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Ipidecla miadora

Ipidecla miadora
Photo Information
Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-21 17:45
Viewed: 3246
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I had a little time to go walking in the morning. I walked about 4 miles to a creek that is on a hill adjacent to the town where I live. When I was sitting in the forest surrounding the creek, I saw a butterfly pass mid-sized and black, I devoted myself to pursue it for a while in the woods and I noticed that she always rested on the back of the leaves of forest trees. Finally I go over and take a few pictures. Obviously I had to use flash, in fact, had very little natural light at that time also was a quite dark butterfly.

I checked the photos on my camera and the way of the butterfly, it seemed a Lycaena. Which is quite strange, because it is quite large (about 1" for each wing), also its color was not like any of Lycaena I've seen in this region.

Last night I reviewed a few websites, and finally proved to belong to the family of papilonidae, more details here:

From: http://zipcodezoo.com/Animals/I/Ipidecla_miadora/

Common Names in English: Miadora Hairstreak

Kingdom: Animalia - animals
Phylum: Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class: Insecta - Insects
Order: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
Family: Papilionoidea
Genus: Ipidecla
Specific name: miadora - Dyar 1916
Scientific name: - Ipidecla miadora Dyar 1916

Name Status: Provisionally Accepted Name . Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Beccaloni G.

Members of the genus Ipidecla:

There are approximately 4 species in this genus:

I. euprepes · I. miadora (Miadora Hairstreak) · I. monenopteron · I. schausi (Schausi Hairstreak)

NOTES: The image is rotated 180 degrees, in reality the butterfly landed inversely to the ground.

Thanks to Bayram (boreocypriensis), for sending useful information to learn how to use html codes in my notes! I hope to have more time in the future to develop more ornate notes to my posts!.

nikosrio, boreocypriensis, anemone, nagraj, siggi, bahadir, CeltickRanger, Miss_Piggy, nasokoun has marked this note useful
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hello Jesus
exceptional composition and background, perfect photographic output
TFS thanks for sharing

Amazing capture, very sharp, nice colors and light, excellent BG,
TFS, regards,

Hi and good morning MF Jesus,

Technically and aesthetically impressive macro capture of this beautiful tropical butterfly on a partly illumated leaf with neat details and fine composition from lateral POV.
TFS and cheers,

Ps. Nice to see that you could easily apply the html codes into your text. Wonderful!

Ciao Jesus, magnifica farfalla in una splendida macro, perfetta tecnica, meravigliosi dettagli e ottima nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hi Jesus..
A mysterious ambience.. Wonderful photo and beautiful butterfly =)
Best Regards

Ciao Jesus. Beautiful, interesting artistic macro. Exceellent details and exciting colours. Good POV and fantastic light.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-09-22 6:19]

Very fine species, beautiful lines and texture. Your effort if worthy one. tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-22 7:29]

Hello Jesus,
The pov is just marvelous .The wings, head, eye, legs, antenna are all shown in fine detail and lovely colors.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Jesus, great close-up shot of this pretty butterfly with nice point of view and wonderful composition.
TFS and regards,

hello Jesus
great picture of a beautiful burtterfly
great sharpness and good details
greeting lou

hello Jesús

an excellent macro photo, with very fine POV, DOF
and the way it is framed with leaving a good space infront,
you managed superbly your camera with the Flash
to do the background dark the foreground luminous
and superb focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-22 13:11]

Hi Jesus,a unknown from me and impressive beautiful specie.And a top quality macro whit a best sharpness and colors and a magic light inside.Today 2 points are not enough! My best compliments,it's important for TN a butterly's photographer from South America! Have a nice day,Luciano

Hola Jesus,

Beautiful capture of this lovely butterfly with great details!
The sharpness and POV are perfect with nice color contrast, existing within the picture. The picture has superb focusing and the clarity is exceptionally well done.
Very well done composition!

best regards,

Hallo Jesus
I wish I had more time............
However I cannot pass this by without saying. Wonderful capture, of this rather large winged butterfly. A beautiful portrayal of colour and and splendour. Thanks for sharing. Best regards

wow, this is so beautiful, sharp focus and good details, liked the pov and the composition,
tfs & regards

Thanks a lot for your critiques on my 3rd anniversary picture.

Beautiful capture and I like the contrast in the picture. TFS

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