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Nica flavilla canthara (Open wings)

Nica flavilla canthara (Open wings)
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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: 2011-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4, CeltickRanger's favorite photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-07-04 11:27
Viewed: 4308
Points: 32
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Nica flavilla canthara (Doubleday, 1849)

Finally I found this butterfly with open wings, while taking the sun! .. Before I've photographed this only with closed wings! I feel lucky! ... Hope you like these wings in orange!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Scientific name: Nica flavilla Cantha (Doubleday, 1849)

Habitat: forest edges, clearings, secondary and margins of streams.

Life cycle:
white, truncated at the apex, solitary positions in mature leaves.
Larva: head capsule brown with orange areas on the front and sides. Brown spiral horns with thorns. Green body with brown lateral lines lined up a pink line on the back a couple of rosettes of spines per segment. The spines of the thorax are more robust than others. On the back there are three transverse brown stripes.
Pupa: green, dotted with brown.

Host plant: Serjania sp. (Sapindaceae).

Description: Wing Size: 18 to 23 mm. Sexes similar.
Orange forewing with apex dark brown with an orange dot in the center. Hind wing orange, with two black dots.

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/636
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 16100/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-02 11:43
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 266 kb

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-07-04 11:33]

Hola Jesús!
Estoy contenta por tí! La mariposa es muy linda y tu foto está perfecta.
Los detalles son maravillosos! un lindo trabajo tuyo! Felicitaciones !
Un abrazo!

PS: que bueno: soy a primera a comentar tu linda foto!

Hi Jesus,
wonderful close up of th is beautiful butterfly, very nice colors, excellent shot and nicely framed.

Ciao Jesus. Specie spettacolare che meritava questa presentazione super. Magnifica resa dei colori e come al solito dettaglio perfetto. Ottimo contrasto contro lo sfondo.


Ciao Jesus, fantastica bellezza ad ali aperte, magnifici colori brillanti e splendida nitidezza, un capolavoro di macro, bellissima, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-07-04 12:06]

Hello Jesus
Excellent work as usual
hanks for sharing

hello Jesus
great sharpness shot wirh great details and beautiful colours
i like this butterfly
thanks greeting lou

Sorry,after 6 times i have no more smile's

Superb photo, fantastic butterfly. regards yiannis

Hello Jesús

I love the color tones of this butterfly,
very beautiful photo with fine POV,
excellent contrast of the color tones,
very beautiful light and color tones,
great 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)
  • [2011-07-04 15:47]

Ciao Jesus,una sorpresa magnifica per i tuoi fans che oramai sono abitutati fin troppo bene..ehhee...spettacolare esemplare e foto da mostra,grandissimi dettagli e colori e il miglior pov per apprezzare la bellezza di questa meravigliosa farfalla.Complimenti e buon Martedi',Luciano

Lovely capture friend Jesus, very appetite with the color of a baked pumpkin, so tasty!
From a photographic point of view...also nice, perhaps not so delicious, thanks to those over toasted colors ;)...specially the greens! Well, lets agree to disagree ... Good shot despite that minor notes ..a rare one!
George Veltchev

Ciao Jesus,
un'altra delle tue favolose farfalle, la nitidezza č ottima e i colori risplendono, eccellente il punto di ripresa per una composizione da "capogiro"
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

gran bella farfalla molto bene ripresa, complimenti Jesus ! molto belli i colori e i dettagli,

un saluto, tino

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-05 2:16]

Hello Jesus,
Fantastic clarity and focus. Nice composittion with great natural colours
against the light.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jesus, spettacolare immagine sia dal lato tecnico, sia dal punto di vista del soggetto. Un grande scatto ed un bellissimo esemplare. Un saluto, Paolo

Wonderful upside down perch in bright colors my friend Jesús. The lighting and markings are in very good contrast against the green leaf. Details are so well observed in this great shot.
Thanks and kind regards,

Impressive colour Jesus!! A fantastic butterfly and another fantastic photo from you.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-06 6:15]

Hi Jesus.
Amazing detailed shot. Beautiful sharp details and colors of this butterfly are fantastic. I like it so much. Very good POV and DOF too. Well done! Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

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