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Anartia jatrophae

Anartia jatrophae
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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: 2010-06-17
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos, South American Butterflies 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-20 6:38
Viewed: 3744
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)

Certainly God has filled my garden with butterflies, I have photographed over 35 species this month, without leaving my house! Thank God!

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Victorinini
Genus: Anartia
Species: A. jatrophae
Binomial name: Anartia jatrophae

Distribution: The White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae) is a species of butterfly found in the southeastern United States, Central America, and throughout much of South America.

Behaivor: The males of the species display a unique territorial behavior, in which they stake out a territory typically 15 meters in diameter that contains larval host plants. They perch in this area and aggressively protect it from other insects and other male white peacocks.

Wing Size: 28 to 30 mm. Sexes similar.

Identification: Fore wing white with dark brown markings. An ocellus dark brown with yellow border between Cu1 and Cu2. Hind wing white with dark brown markings. Two ocelli dark brown with yellow ring in the post-media area.

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Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: GIMP 2.4.3
Exposure Time: 1/251
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 18100/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-06-17 15:10
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire.
File Size: 291 kb

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-20 6:49]

Beautiful image of this White Peacock, excellent viewpoint showing the well spread wings with good details. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-20 7:18]

Hello Jesus,
What a gorgeous butterfly you're presenting as my neighbour today! I love how it stands out against the background and details, light and colours are fabulous!! A lovely composition too!
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

hello Jesús

congratulations for the 35 species around your house,
once again a wonderful photo from you from the world of
the butterflies, very fine POV, DOF and the way it is framed,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details, very very
beautiful light coming to the butterfly, very very beautiful
colour tones of the image, for me this is your most beautiful
butterfly photo, this is a lovely composition, TFS

have a happy summer my friend Jesús,
i will take a little break, see you in few months


ma dove vivi Jesus?
in una butterfly-house!!!!
altra sorprendente cattura di questa papilionidae mostrata con ottimi dettagli
buona giornata mio caro amico sERGIO

Hola Jesús

Que colores mas nonitos tiene esta mariposa, yo nose de donde sacais tantos tipos de mariposas, yo aqui solo veo varias y pocas, vosotros sacais verdaderas obras de arte, a mi me cuesta que se paren para echarles una foto.

Fantastica toma y maravillosa luz que desprende al insecto.

Un saludo Antonio

Very well focused, love the compo, great shot

Maravillosa... no solamente tu pericia, sino la especie. Es de ese tipo de tomas que te enganchan nada más verla y no es para menos.La luz es la justa y además la misma especie parece que emane otra luz. Bien captada la delicadeza de las formas. Excelente trabajo.
Lo de mi eos es raro; tocando algunos parámetros consigo controlar algo esos colores, pero con los parámetros estandar ya sabes que da problemas... poco a poco jeje.
Un abrazo y buena semana. Gracias por tus amables comentarios:
Josep Ignasi.

Hola Jesus!
Very sharp picture with perfect depth of field and colours. I like natural light and composition too.
Best regards,

This shot looks more like a painting rather than a photograph friend Jesus! Amazing, breathtaking detail and astonishing colors indeed! You may wonder I suggested in the past to use bravely higher ISO settings. In many DSLR cameras for example and specially on mine the color gamut is wider at ISO200 than for example ISO50. So may be moving from ISO80 to ISO100 in your case is not a big jump, but certainly is giving you a bit higher shutter speed which can be the difference between a successful shot and failure as well! OOOOooo enough ! ... Great presentation again Jesus! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Ciao Jesus,
fantastica macro per una meravigliosa farfalla, splendidi colori delle ali che si accendono ad illuminare tutta l'immagine, bellissimo impatto TD, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Jesus. Eccellente dettaglio sulla trama delle ali con una particolarmente efficiente gestione della luce. Ottima la composzione con la farfalla - stupenda - in diagonale.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-20 10:44]

Ciao Jesus,un'altra specie che ho visto a Santo Domingo,la qualitŕ della foto č sensazionale,senza dubbio la migliore di oggi su TN,non servono altri commenti,basta guardarla! Buona settimana,Luciano

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-06-20 12:27]

Ciao Jesus!
Magnifica macro con una nitidezza eccezionale!!
Luce favolosa, che esalta la bellezza e i dettagli della farfalla.
Bellissmo sfondo sfumato.
Ottima la composizione.
Ciao e buona settimana. Vanda

Hello Jesus,
Amazing clarity and focus.
Wonderful capture. Great composition with nice POV and perfect BG.

Ciao Jesus, magnifica luce sulla fantastica farfalla, ancora una splendida macro con magnifici dettagli e grande nitidezza, grazie, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-20 13:37]

Hi Jesus,
Wonderful, what a beauty! Superb in every way!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-20 13:40]

Hello Jesus,
wonderful shot, delightful for the eyes with so beautiful colors and suprerb contrast
very great details and composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-20 22:28]
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Hello Jesús,
A fine portrait of this A. jatrophae. The contrast with the blurred BG, sharpness, natural colours, lighting and composition contribute to a fine portait of a fresh specimen of this species.
Strangley enough, I have not counted the number of butterfly species in our garden but I don't think it is more than 20. In time you will probably reach 50, but 35 is impressive!
Thanks and have a good week,

Hola Jésus
Elegancia y clase tienes résussi un jefe de obra;

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-21 1:59]

Hello Jesus,
With your first name no wonder that God fills your garden with butterflies...
This one is especially striking and of very subtle beauty. Well taken in diagonal pose and with fine sharpness. Very beautiful shot.
Kind regards

Hello Jesus
superb picture of this very beautiful butterfly, i love the markings of his wings and the pefect pose shows it so good
the details are pin sharp and the colors are delightful
have a good night

hola Jesús
this is excellent shot of amazing beautiful tropical butterfly species. excellent sharp details and exposure. light using, POV/DOF and composition great. coloration superb. thanks for sharing this beauty. well done.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-23 16:26]

Hello Jesus,
very very well taken and very beautiful indeed. The emphasis on clarity and sharpness is well depicted and the softness of the colours of the butterfly is very impressive. You have really produced a stunning of this shot.
excellent presentation with colour contrast so well shown and the patterns and details well seen.


Hi Jesus,

Very beautiful capture indeed. The details on wings are more evident because of the dark background. An overall nice composition. Your butterfly pictures are feast to our eyes.

Thank you for sharing.


Hola amigo Jesús,

Absolutely excellent shot, beautiful composition, colors and background blur. The whole pic has a very interesting "nighttime shot" feeling - although I don't know why, it's clear the shot wasn't done at night. Maybe from the lights and the textures of the wings, but my "fungi shot with torch" pic came into my mind when I firstly saw Your magic image. Lovely photo, something to be proud of. Bravo Jesús.

35 b-fly species in Your garden... This would be my wet dream, most of all because I live in a block in a city. But fortunately there's a big (56 thousand square meters) park a few hundred meters from us, and I make "monitoring" on it. Until the end of last year I detected 43 different fungi species, and in this, very wet year another 7, so there are 50 overall now. I made an article about it, please click here if interested (use Google Translator).

Gracias, saludos, László

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