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Butterfly #11/2 (J. almana)

Butterfly #11/2 (J. almana)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Thailand #1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-22 7:38
Viewed: 3362
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the second Peacock Pansy image from Nakon Nayok. This time I have a picture of underside wings to show later. My first picture of Peacock Pansy posted about a year ago is Here.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Junonia
Species: J. almana
Common Name: Peacock Pansy
Common Name in Thai: ผีเสื้อแพนซีมยุรา
Distribution: India and Southeast Asia into China, and Japan.

Members of this family are generally brush-footed butterflies, this refers to the reduced pair of the first legs or forelegs that are covered in dense hairs.
The front pair of legs is inconspicuous and much smaller that the other four.

They are not used for walking or holding but for cleaning their antennae and other parts of their body.
Butterflies in this family have a distinctive way of flying, after every wingbeat, they hold their wings stretched out from their body and glide for a while without moving their wings.

A small to medium sized orange butterfly with large eyespots on the upper side of hind wings, and smaller ones on the forewing. The sexes are similar in color and pattern. The females are usually larger. The short wavy black bands that emanate from the costal margins are distinctive. The under side is variable. Some specimens have very small markings against a light ground color, while others have more prominent eyes and richer colors.
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Sawasdee Jitti,
this butterfly is so beautiful, I like the big "eyes" on the wings and the colours are wonderful, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Wow Jitti,
What a great shot of this little gem! Lightning is impressive and makes those details stand out so well. You caught it in a very nice pose and this composition and environment are beautiful. Congratulations!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-22 8:51]

hi Jitti,
fantasttique image, la netteté et la couleur sont exceptionnelles, sûrement du à la lumière rasante.


Hi, Jitti.
Nice macro. Very good light and sharpness. Lovely colors.

Hi Jitti,
Great shot!
I love the pose and colors. Nice POV and surroundings. Great details.
Good contrast with the green foliage.

Hello Jitti,
Great image of this very colourful butterfly. The quality of the image is such that one can see the detail of the Butterfly and its beauty clearly. The quality of the image is grand.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-22 10:59]

Hi Jitti,

Beautiful picture with a beautiful butterfly. The colors and details are fantastic. Looks wonderful against the green leaf.


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  • lee Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 23] (84)
  • [2007-04-22 11:16]

Hi Jitti, a very nice post of this butterfly. Nice contrast between the butterfly and the background. Colors are great. Some good detail on the butterfly. Good composition. Thanks.


Hi Jitti,
A beautiful butterfly image.
A wonderful butterfly too...

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-22 12:01]

hi jitti; excellent capture of this beautiful butterfly with nice colours and BG. good POV and composition at right time especially on wings TFS
well done regards

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-22 12:40]

Hi Jitti,
Absolutely beautiful butterfly! Excellent details and lovely, warm colours.
TFS, José M.

Peacock Pansy is a great looker, JC, and your image of it is just perfect.
The focus is so sharp the subject gives the impression of veritable three-dimensionality with its shadow falling on the green leaf.
I rate this as one of your finest pictures ever.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-04-22 15:55]

Hi Jitti, my friend!
I like your butterfly masterpieces - this one no exception!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-04-22 17:38]

Hi jitti,

a beatifull butterfly well presented with good colors and sharpness,well done and tfs


Hola Jitti,
Bonita imagen, de bellos colores, gran nitidez y agradable luminosidad. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-23 6:18]

Hi Jitti

Another magnificent macro from you!
This is indeed one of the most beautiful butterflies you've photographed and you did a great job at it!
The details here are outstanding - very sharp from the tip of its tail all the way to the tip pf its antennae!
The colors and patterns on its wings are also amazing and they stand out well.
The DOF is excellent - blurring the BG nicely and the exposure is superbly managed.


Bonjour Jitti
C'est une excellente prise de vue !La Composition est très belle avec de belles couleurs, grande acuité et détails. Merci pour le partage .
Au revoir et merci....JP

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-23 9:00]

Hello Jitti,
Fantastic shot of this beauty in a nice pose. I like the sharp details of the beautiful wings and the colours are striking. Excellent light too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-23 11:33]

Hi Jitti,
great shot, with excelletn lighting that brings out the colors and deatil;s so well. Very nice POV to enjoy the entire wingspan of this butterfly.

Hello Jitti, :)

Beautiful photograph! The lighting is Amazing, and your POV is perfect for this lovely Peacock Pansy! Your composition is Superb as always. Thank you for sharing, may you be well my friend.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-23 21:51]

Hello Jitti

This is a beautiful butterfly.Excellent razor sharp details and focus.The markings are wonderful,nicely composed on a lit area of the leaf.TFS


bonjour jitti
photo parfaitement realisé techniquement et joliment agrementé avec ce beau papillon.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-25 6:42]

Hi, my dear faithful friend who was near me all my long play-way.
In the meantime you have collected a great butterfly shots. This is one o them. I like very interesting and expressive sunlight and shadows of the picture., amazing pose and beauty of this fine butterfly, great DOF and very impressive nice BG. True 3D-image of perfect scene. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Jitti.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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