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Calephelis virginiensis


Calephelis virginiensis
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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: 2011-08-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6G VR, Zeikos Close-up+4 52mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-09-13 16:56
Viewed: 3153
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Little metalmark - Calephelis virginiensis (Guérin-Méneville, 1832)

Hello Friends!

I have not much to say about this butterfly is just tiny and beautiful, like a little angel with wings as with decorative borders! :)

Regards!

Jesús


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Riodinidae
Genus: Calephelis
Species: virginiensis
Binominal name: Calephelis virginiensis (Guérin-Méneville, 1832)


Size: wingspan 13-25 mm

Identification: The only metalmark of the southeast Atlantic coastal plain. Small. Upperside rusty orange, with fringes dark and not checkered. Underside brighter orange.

Habitat: Grassy areas of the coastal plain and in open pine woods, savannah, and salt-marsh meadows.

Food: Adults take nectar.

Life Cycle: Hostplants are Yellow Thistle, Cirsium horridulum, and also sometimes Vanilla Plant, Carphephorous odoratissima. Caterpillars often rest on underside of leaves. Overwinters as caterpillar.


For more INFO: (Calephelis virginiensis)

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/8000 sec
F-Stop: f/9.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 200 mm
Date Taken: 2011-09-10 10:04
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 204 kb

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w o w ... spectacular is an understatement

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-09-13 18:56]

Olá.
Se eu fosse comprar uma DSLR hoje, a camera que voce adquiriu seria uma forte candidata, ótima escolha.
Bela borboleta clicada a partir de uma acertada perspectiva.
Bela luz e fundo desfocado.
Saudaçoes.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-09-13 20:46]

Querido amigo Jesus,
Esta foto me deixou sem palavras.Está tão perfeita que fica impossivel pensar em algo melhor que isso.Bravissimo Jesus! Parece que você pregou a borboleta no final do ramo e disse para ela ficar ali até você tirar a foto.Será???
LInda borboleta e admiravel composição.Obraigada por compartilhar!
Um abraço!
aNa

PS: obrigada por seu gentil comentário em minha última foto! Você tambem notou minha unhas negras...kkkkkkkkkkk

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-13 23:29]

Bonjour Jesus,
Une très belle composition avec ce paillon posé sur, je pense, une fougère.
Belle netteté et excellentes couleurs.
Amitiés
Serge

Un'altra delle tue specie spettacolari!! in Italia c'è solo una specie della famiglia Riodinidae , e non è certo spettacolare come questa!!! della foto che dire???......Spettacolare, complimenti
ciao
Stefano

Ciao Jesus, deliziosa farfalla dal magnifico disegno, ottima nitidezza, splendidi dettagli e bei colori naturali, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-14 2:17]

Bonjour Jesus,
You are right this is a little angel! Lovely composition and so fine natural colors. A pleasure for the eyes!
Thanks so much
Anne

Hola Jesus
Una postura muy buena, y colores muy naturales
gracias y bravo para este resultado
amistades
Laurent

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-14 3:37]

Hello Jesús,
A spectacular photo in perfect sharpness and details. Fantastic DOF and composition. Splendid colours. High quality!
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Jesus. Scatto eccezionale per validità della lcue e dei colori. Anhce il dettaglio e la nitidezza sono perfetti. Complimenti.

Roberto

Ciao Jesus,
una bellissima immagine di questa splendida farfalla, ottima nitidezza e colori luminosi, ideale il punto di ripresa e magnifica composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-14 6:19]

HI,
Beautiful species with excellent colors, fine composition. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hello Jesus
Impressive photo! The composition is excellent, the colours are fantastic and the sharpness is spectacular.
Regards,
Paolo

hello Jesus
very nice composition with super colours and great details
thanks greeting lou

Hi Jesus,

Great picture of this beautiful butterfly taken from a nice POV & great details too.
I like the composition very much. The design on the border of the wings is so beautiful. Well done & TFS.
Kapil

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-14 10:58]

Hello Jesus,
very beautiful image of this butterfly, details, sharpness, POV,light and background perfect. A splendid picture.Best regards Siggi

Hello Jesus
Interesting species and beautiful photo with wonderful colours and impressive sharpness. The composition is excellent.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Beautiful natural background for this beautiful butterfly. Nice intricate marking. Excellent photo in every way. regards yiannis

Encantadora Jesús y con esa carga de magia que tienen muchas de tus fotografías.
La precisa selección del enfoque realza los detalles y colores. Luz fabulosa en el motivo.
Abrazo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-14 14:44]

Ciao Jesus,MERAVIGLIOSAAAAA !! Mamma mia che design queste ali,e che colori! Un'altro grandissimo regalo ed una nuova spettacolare specie dal tuo zoo personale sempre ricco di nuove sorprese.Qualita' strepitosa come sempre.Grazie e buona serata,Luciano

simply wonderful, congratulations !

lovely butterfly in a very beautiful picture, excellent composition Jesus,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

ps tokina 100mm f2.8 macro D is a very good lense

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