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Dynamine postverta

Dynamine postverta
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterfly, I love, CeltickRanger's favorite photos, South American Butterflies 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-07 17:38
Viewed: 3904
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dynamine postverta (Cramer, 1780) Four-spotted Sailor

This is also rare, was photographed in the past, but never found a specimen quiet enough for a decent photo. Usually seen in the months from May to July during the peak season rainfall.

Is a female! she have a nice set of dots at open wings (males are blues and no dots) see the WORKSHOP! :)

Thanks by stop and visit!


Scientific classification:
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily Biblidinae
Genus Dynamine:
Species: postverta

Extremely similar to the Blue-eyed Sailor (D. dyonis), though larger. Female has three distinct white stripes across the upperside of the hindwings, vs. just one in the Blue-eyed. Male upperwing is bluer and has four black spots near the forewing apex.

Throughout Central and South America, into Mexico. Two US records, both near Mission in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

For more INFO: (Dynamine postverta)

About this shot:

-ISO 80, White Balance set to "Cloudy".
-Standard colors
-Aprox 1.4X Optical Zoom.
-Macro focus mode (Auto)
-Medium wind

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: Picasa 3.0
Exposure Time: 1/318
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 8200/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-05-30 14:16
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 293 kb

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Beautiful butterfly, superbly captured.
Very well focused + nice DoF.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-07 20:27]

Hi Jesus,
Very nice colors and sharp details, of this very rare species!

hello Jesús

with your compact camera you are doing professional
composition quality butterfly photos, today i did my first
butterfly photo and it is very amateur composition quality,
today Jesús i can tell you your kind of photography
it is an Art and you are a master artist, TFS


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-06-07 21:36]

Hola Jesus,
A beautiful presentation of this rare butterfly.
Very interesting patterns on the wing,
with the two big "eyes".
Details and colors very true.
Excellent pose.
TFS. ; )

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-07 21:46]

Hello Jesús,
A fine macro of this Venezuelan Nymphalid.
The close wing resting position was taken with excellent lighting, sharpness and colours to show this female from a nice POV against a good blurred BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Jesus,
un'altra meravigliosa cattura, il tuo Paese è una miniera preziosa di meravigliose e numerosissime specie di farfalle, che tu ci presenti sempre con alta qualità tecnica e raffinato gusto compositivo, interessante anche l'immagine in WS per la conoscenza della specie, immagine bellissima.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-06-07 22:54]

Hello Jesus
Excellent macro work! Subject on focus, natural colors and clear bg
Well done!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-06-07 22:57]

Hello Jesus,
bellissima! I must state that your insect pictures are among the best posted to TN. I always like to see them, not only bebecause you show beautiful neotropical species but primarily because of their quality.
Here you selected just the right viewing angle so that the entire butterfly wings are in the focus plane in spite of the large aperture. The latter is absolutely well selected to blur the background sufficiently.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-06-08 0:18]

Hola Jesús,
precioso trabajo,
buen foco y composición,
nitidez y colores estupendos,

Certainly an interesting Butterfly Jesus, unknown for me and i find its beauty extraordinary despite the discreet coloration! Great point of view and truly spectacular dept of field! Bravo my friend, good presentation again!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-08 2:02]

Hello Jesús,
Another beauty from Venezuela. Fantastic photo in perfect sharpness and details. Very beautiful natural colours. Great POV, DOF, composition and OOF BG.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-08 2:59]

This is one of the most beautiful butterfly I ever see!
Perfect details and lovely colors.
Great POV and sharpness!

Ciao Jesus, magnifica femmina, splendida anche ad ali aperte nel WS, non mi stancherò mai di ringraziarti per farci vedere tutte queste bellezze, è una grande fortuna averti con noi su TN, nacro di qualità fantastica per dettagli e nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-08 9:17]

Ciao Jesus,magnifico esemplare e grande scelta della posizione della luce,perfetta per evidenziare le venature delle ali,il colore,ed il bellissimo disegno...una specie nuova per me davvero bellissima! Complimenti e buona serata,LUCIANO

Hola de nuevo Jesús. Quiero decirte que me haces unas sutiles críticas que me encantan, ya que en ocasiones y entre líneas me dices lo que está mal y además das casi siempre en el blanco. El problema ( sobre mi oruga ) es que no se el motivo. El visor me transmitia una oruga magnífica y la luz, a primera hora de la mañana , era lo suficientemente buena para producir otros resultados... pero no se si brillo o que, el color quedó algo pastoso y le falta nitidez.

Tu toma deliciona, con volumen a pesar de su estrechez y bellos colores. Buena puesta en escena ya que emite un gran realismo.

Hoy me intervinieron para quitar unos pequeños quistes del ojo, a ver si era ese el problema jajaja aunque no lo creo ya que miro con el derecho :-)Un abrazo.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-08 11:25]

Hello Jesus,
A very fine composition showing the Sailor sharply in focus against a pleasant soft background. Lovely light and colours.Best regards Siggi

hello Jesus
a BEAUTY of a picture
great details and very good sharpness
greeting lou

Hola Jesús

Que mariposa más bonita, con esas alas con lineas marrones y blancas, y apreciandosele esas especies de venas por todo el ala que me dejan asombrado, tal perfección en estos animales tan originales.
Da la sensación de que va a saltar al vacio.

Muy buena imagen.

Un saludo Antonio

Hola Jésus
Un Perfil de una belleza rara, y la nitidez es soberbia:Merci puro esta muestra(ejemplar) desconocida en Europa

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-06-08 19:42]

Hello Jesus,
You can't improve on a shot like this, everything is top of the line. The detail is exceptionally fine, the colors beautiful and natural and the exposure is right on the money. Love the intricate patterns it has on it's wings as well as the two eye spots. Very nice!!

Ciao Jesus. Fatastica cattura di ottima qualità. Incredibile gioco di luce e resa grafica dalal trama delle ali. Ottima la composzione.


Hellow Jesus,
Very nice perspective and your shallow depth creating a two layered image.Razor sharp showing unique details and colouration.

ciao Jesus!
una delle tue migliori...la farfalla merita per disegni e colori ma la tua cattura e' senza dubbio perfetta
complimenti ciao sERGIO

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-10 4:00]

Hello Jesus,
Your sailer is really a beauty! Your shot is well composed and sharpness is excellent, not too much.
Excellent picture in the WS too. Fine and pleasant butterfly-pictures.
Kind regards

Jesus, this rare butterfly is beautiful. Thanks for commenting on my Hairstreak. Have a great weekend, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography

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