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My First Butterfly


My First Butterfly
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies Chapter2, Butterflies of New Zealand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-03 5:42
Viewed: 3817
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ideopsis gaura perakana (The Small Wood Nymph)
(FAMILY : Nymphalidae) (Subfamily : Danainae)

The Ideopsis gaura is a rather rare butterfly from Tapah Hills, Perak, Malaysia. It is quite a slow flyer and is attracted to flowers.

That is all I can find out about this special butterfly that I saw at Butterfly Creek over the weekend. There were quite a few of them flying around, so I practiced photographing them. It isn’t too sharp and clear, but I’ll keep trying! I hope you like him.

Butterflies are beautiful, flying insects with large scaly wings. Like all insects, they have six jointed legs, 3 body parts, a pair of antennae, compound eyes, and an exoskeleton. The three body parts are the head, thorax (the chest), and abdomen (the tail end).

The butterfly's body is covered by tiny sensory hairs. The four wings and the six legs of the butterfly are attached to the thorax. The thorax contains the muscles that make the legs and wings move.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To cloverstar: Thanks DianaJanice 1 04-15 17:04
To sAner: CyberspaceJanice 2 04-04 16:58
To Ina: Thnx InaJanice 1 04-03 20:20
To LordPotty: Butterfly CreekJanice 1 04-03 16:01
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  • Great 
  • kazan Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 36] (158)
  • [2005-04-03 6:38]

Janice very good close-up! I like the details and sharpness of your photo. The pink flower is dreamful and well isolated from your butterfly.
Panos

Halo Janice!
Wonderful picture with very artistic pov! Just perfect! I love it!

That black and white contrast makes for very strong defenition and a very striking image.A great first butterfly Janice.
Hope I get to see Butterfly Creek before we fly south.
Thanks for the link.It looks great there.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-03 11:33]

Belle et intéressante macro pour ce magnifique papillon. Bon début ;-) Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Well done.

Good start, it's just a bit overexposed but doesn't disturb much.
Well done.
TFS.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-03 12:20]
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Well done for a first butterfly. Composition is very good, details could have been a bit sharper. TFS!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-03 12:52]

Your first butterfly Janice? Looks really good. Black and white with srange face. Detailed and with very good POV. I like it. TFS!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-03 15:59]

Great closeup of the butterfly Jancie! The detail and sharpness is very good.

Very well done and thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-04-03 17:07]
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Lovely picture in fine balanced colors... The butterfly almost looks like dancing... Thats great... TFS...Ina...

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-03 22:04]

Personal assessment of the photo: good. Nice macro.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thanks Janice.

Wonderful macro.
Perfect sharpness and composition!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-04 11:07]

Well done on your first butterfly post. It's funny that it's the same type of butterfly as my first one the other day. Maybe the Ideopsis likes posing. But it's true it's not easy.
Regards.
Toni

You've done very well with your first butterfly. They are hard to capture as I know they flit around all over the place. The composition and colours are great. Just a tad out of focus though. Perhaps stand back a bit more, then you can always enlarge the butterfly in post processing.

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