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Mechanitis menapis (Hewitson 1855 )

Mechanitis menapis (Hewitson 1855 )
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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: 2011-11-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Tokina AT-X 100 Pro-D Macro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-21 16:30
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Mechanitis menapis (Hewitson 1855 )

Hello friends!

Here we have some days in which the colors seem more "vivid" than ever! Usually this happens when the sky is filled with white-gray clouds and solar radiation decreases but remains bright enough to take pictures without using flash. Then the greens and yellows look much strongers; I think is due this kind of light, the special strong colors of this butterfly and the green background.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Tribe: Ithomiini
Genus: Mechanitis
Species: menapis

About this shot:
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/3200 sec
F-Stop: f/14.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 100 mm
Date Taken: 2011-11-19 10:54
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 221 kb

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Ciao Jesus
Una sola domanda: ma come fai??? certo la farfalla bellissima, ma la tua foto PERFETTA!!!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-21 18:39]

Hello Jesus,
You may be right about the lighting, the colors do look brighter and more vivid. Awesome detail and perfect exposure. A gorgeous butterfly and shown in a top quality image.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-21 20:07]

Hi Jesus,
Very nice shot. Colours,composition, details are very good.
Regards Jiri.

looking at the silhouette of this beauty I am saying to myself... what an elegance and perfection. The image however goes further...its brings the ultimate justification of that elegance...what a shot! Bravo Jesus....no room for improvement!! Wow.. In every department the elements of the this image seems just brilliant...perhaps the ever challenging white balance .....
George Veltchev

composition, this light, your POV, all are excellent with fine photo performance!
regards Nasos

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-11-21 23:05]

superb macro!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-22 0:24]

Bonjour Jesus, splendid macro well saturated and brillant colors. Good sharpness and perfect framing; Best regards, Didier.

Ciao Jesus, delicata farfalla di una fantastica bellezza, ormai mi mancanno i superlativi per le tue mervigliose macro, splendida nitidezza, magnifici colori e ottimi dettagli, 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)
  • [2011-11-22 0:59]

Hello Jess,
Another fantastic photo. Light, colours, sharpness, details, background, DOF, composition, it all looks really perfect.

A wonderful composition, the butterfly is perfectly posititioned in the photo. Perfect light and detail.
Another amazingly beautiful butterfly.
regards yiannis

Estremamante elegante questa farfalla. Meritava una qualit cos strepitosa. Grande Jesus!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-11-22 5:36]

Excellent composition for this lovely butterfly, beautiful colors captured well. tfs.

hello Jesus
Great sharpness and very nice pose
the light and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hi Jesus,
amazing photo of this butterfly. Perfect point of view. Amazing colours. Very good composition. Also great background.
Thanks for sharing,

Amazing butterfly in a fantastic pose Jesus! Fantastic photo too. Perfect POV, excellent composition, beautiful BG, wonderful BG and for one more time impressive sharpness!!

Mamma mia!!!! Clap...clap...clap..clap....a nevereding standing ovation for you...can you hear the TN members?This pis is in the finals for the pic of year,no doubt! My great compliments my friend,have a nice day.Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-22 10:54]

Hallo Jesus,
a fantastic capture of this wonderful exotic butterfly, outstanding sharpness and splendid colours well saturated, excellent POV, DOF and composition.Best regards Siggi

Hello Jesus,
wow, what a beautiful butterfly and what a perfect compositon. I especially like your well chosen POV, the good sharpness and the wonderful colours. Thanks for sharing this beauty and my compliments for this great shot.
Best wishes,

Hello Jesus,
wow, amazing butterfly and perfect compositon. Very nice shot.Perfect light and detail.Thanks for sharing.

wow, really beautiful shot, congratulations Jesus, wonderful butterfly in a very splendid composition, have a good time,

ciao, tino

Hi Jesus,

Excellent picture of this butterfly with great details & sharpness.
The colors are lovely & perfect POV.
The orange design on the wings looks like a dinasour skull.
Well done & TFS.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-26 13:15]

Ciao Jesus!
Che spettacolo! Sembra un disegno da quanto perfetta la farfalla. Immagine luminosa, perfettamente nitida e con dettagli strepitosi.
Sfondo super!
Complimenti per questa meravigliosa composizione.
ciao e buona domenica! Vanda

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