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Butterfly Mating #3 (Cethosia)

Butterfly Mating #3 (Cethosia)
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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: 2007-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mating Butterflies Photos from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-07 9:51
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is from butterfly conservatory in 'Suan Rot Fai' a public park. My previous post is Here

Kingdom: Animalia
Division: Rhopalocera
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae วงศ์ขาหน้าพู่
Subfamily: Heliconiinae (Nymphalinae วงศ์ย่อยผีเสื้อกะทกรก?)
Genus: Cethosia
Species: Cethosia spp.
Common name: Lacewing
Thai Name: ผีเสื้อกะทกรก
Wingspan: 85-90 mm.
Food plant: Caterpillars feed on Passifloraceae (Passion Fruit Vines)

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  • Proframe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 183 N: 1069] (4096)
  • [2007-06-07 10:03]

Very nice image of these pairing lacewing Jitti.
They look almost the same as the malay lacewing, but are, like I did understand, more rare.
Pity flash has been a bit harsh on the two and therefore a bit of the detals and colors are missing.
Kind regards, Harry

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-06-07 10:19]

Beautiful Butterfly shot - elevated by the double! Agree with Harry, that the flash light is somewhat harsh - but a good shot it is!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-07 10:22]

Hola Jiti,
exquisita captura,
hermosos detalles,
colorida imagen,
bello trabajo,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-07 10:25]

Hi Jitti,

How wonderful to get these butterflies together like this! The colors and details are wonderful. They posed for you on a nice green leaf to show off well.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-07 10:26]

Hi Jitti,
How beautiful can they be? Just fantastic. Lovely colours and patterns and immaculate sharpness. Excellent POV to portray this tender moment. I like the way they pose elegantly, in the act. Vey nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-07 10:30]

Hi Jitti.
Next your amazing butterfly picture. Pictured scene is so impressive. Use of flash to allow you to show all beauties of the colours and details of these lovely pair. Dark green surroundings are excellent too. Bravo and best wishes.

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-06-07 10:43]

Beautiful pov and very nice composition. I like the color tone of this picture. TFS . Carme.

Hello Jitti
Excellent mating shot of these wondeful butterflies, Perfect details ,DOF and compo,
Fantastic colors and POV, Superb shot,friend


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-07 11:21]

Hello Jitti,
First time I've seen these in cop! Your capture is superb! It is very nice to see male and female together for comparison. Great sharpness and lovely colours in this very fine composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-07 13:17]
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Hello Jitti,
Though I generally don't give critiques on butterflies in captivity, this shot is so fine that I must give you credit. Great capture of a pair of Plain Lacewings in cop., not often seen in the wild. This is sharp and well composed but the flash was a little too strong.
Interesting to see sexual dimorphism shown by this pair.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Bonsoir Jitti
Bravo pour cette prise de vue,
les papillons ont l'air surpris, mais ;;;
il y a de quoi

bonjour jitti
avec le flash les couleurs ressortent vraiment bien,tout comme les deux papillons se detachent bien sur le fond foncé.

Good shot of this mating pair
Good sharpness and the flash is well utilised here, great colours and pattern detail.
Well composed and good OOf background.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-07 22:41]

Hello Jitti
The clarity of this image is fantastic.Razor sharp details and spot on focus.The colours are well saturated.Very well composed with excellent POV and DOF.TFS


Hello JC,
An excellent capture!
The details are stunning, colours arfe very well reproduced...
Well composed presentation, a fine macro job!
Pablo -

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-08 2:12]

Hello Jitti,
It must be impressive to see these beautiful big butterflies mating. Interesting also to see the differences between male and female. Good framing. For me the flash light is a little bit strong
Best regards

Hello Jitti.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

Hola Jitti,
Bonita composición de estas bellas mariposas, los colores y la nitidez son fantástcicos. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-09 21:08]

Hi Jitty,
very nice catch,
a double capture and in such an wonderful pose, they look like joined into one.
POV. colors and sharpness are wonderful.
Lovely composition with great detail.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-14 10:07]

Magnificent and most interesting shot Jitti! This is a butterfly that I have seen few times (in shots), and here you have a couple at work! Fantastic! The shot is excellent to appreciate the details, and very beautiful besides.
Thank you very much for sharing

Hello Jitti !
I mised quite a lot ofpictures from you, during my absnce, and it's a real pleasure to discover them now ! I love this one. the butterflies are so beautiful, and you managed to capture them at a very special moment. Excellent details, vivid colors, beautiful composition and a nice BG, dark and blurred, which makes the subjects stand out nicely. Very well done !

Wow! The flash really brings out the subject in this spectacular image. I really like the whole of the subject in focus. Super job Jitti. :)

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-11-13 13:49]

Hello Jitti.
Beautiful species and well taken picture.
Accurate contrast and light. Pretty colour.
Greetings and TFS.

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