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Owl butterfly

Owl butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Ton Valk (digiton) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 3 N: 106] (1310)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D, Konika Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 D Macro
Exposure: f/13.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-20 5:06
Viewed: 2952
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Owl Butterfly (Caligo memnon), is a large, beautiful butterfly with distinctive eye-spot markings on the wings. Flipped upside-down & held open by our guide at the Tropical Wings Nature Centre in the top right photo, you can see that the overall pattern resembles the face of an owl, a defensive measure against predators. They prefer to spend the heat of the day perched upon a tree trunk, within the forest shade. They feed during the cooler dawn & dusk times on rotting fruits. All the above pictured butterflies were basically the same size, and as you can judge from the top right photo, they have a wingspan of about 15 centimetres/6 inches.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-20 6:24]

Ton, Amazing colors and simply lovely georgeous shot. What a way to shoot. Central position and lovely composition. ganesh

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  • mutan Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (329)
  • [2007-06-20 8:03]

nice shot.

Witaj Ton!
Splendid shot of this butterfly. Tlo wyglada troche na wymieniane lub modyfikowane. Motyl super.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-20 9:58]

WOW! Great macro with excellent quality and details!
A fantastic and beautiful job, Ton.
My compliments and TFS

Hi Ton,
Almost impossible background; I looked at your aperture; did you place a paper behind it or so?:-)
Very sharp and well composed.
Well done

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-20 12:04]

Hola Ton. Exelente Macro, alta definicion y gran calidad en cuanto a la nitidez. Fondo difuso muy agradable que no distrae la atencion del objeto principal. Me agrada la pose y el encuadre logrado. Saludos Luis52.

Hi Ton, you could not have wished for a more perfect BG. Everything about this picture is great - Composition, details and colours.

Good work, Warm regards, Kiran.

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