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Butterfly #7/2 (Cethosia)

Butterfly #7/2 (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: 2007-08-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Butterflies Part Two, Butterflies from Thailand #1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-12 20:04
Viewed: 6479
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I woke up after an afternoon nap and found this lacewing on a nearby Cosmos flower(ดอกดาวกระจาย). It flew off after I took this only shot.

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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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-12 20:09]

Hi Jitti,

You were lucky to get this beautiful shot since the butterfly was uncooperative. The colors are marvelous. Really sharp details showing the lovely wing patterns. Nice composition on the pretty yellow flower. And a wonderful background.


hello jitti,
we are neighbours today. both of us have posed butterflies,
this is a beautiful post, i liked the lighting very much, nice povm well composed shot, sharp image with good details, well saturated colours,
excellent work,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Jitti
The pattern and colours on butterfly are gorgeous. Even his body has an interesting pattern. Excellent POV and DOF. Clarity and lighting are great. Well done.
TFS Janice

Amazingly beautiful capture of this exotic butterfly, JC.
I like your POV. Shows the insect in all its colourful glory.
Well done and TFS.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-08-12 22:56]

Hello Jitti,
a well-composed and attractive shot of this Cethosia (cyane?). Light and colours are beautiful.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Jitti, BEAUTIFUL picture! Good DOF, POV, Colours, sharpness, exposure.

well done, warm regards, Kiran

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-12 23:41]

Hello Jitti,
Magnificent close up of this beautiful butterfly.POV,blurred BG,use of light,vivid colors,sharpness and composition are exclelent.
Have a great week!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-08-13 0:03]

hi Jitti
très belle macro, j'aime beaucoup le point de vue un peu éloigné qui donne une compréhension globale. Superbes couleurs et jeu de transparence bien vu.


Hello JC,
A lovely butterfly capture!
Good light on the subject and dark background works very well here...
Excellent details in the subject, attractive colours and fine macro work!
Pablo -

Hi Jitti,
You woke at the right moment. Nice capture of this image. The quality is superb. Fine detail and sharpness are present. Great shot.

Hello Wong,
Excellent composition with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
The best exposure and focus
thanks for sharing
greeting to you

Hello Jitti, what an outstanding butterfly, I love your composition , it is a great shot, perfect focus, vivid colors and very good sharpness, well done ,
Many thanks for sharing.
I come back later for pts.

Hello Jitti,
Very beautiful butterfly, I love how the butterfly sits on the flower, and blurred BG. Great POV, very well composed, and excellent sharpness.


Hi Jitti,
You have a really beautiful butterfly here the patterns on the outer edge of the wings are very interesting. A good sharp clear photo and a spot on DOF.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-13 1:29]

hello Jitti,
What a nice apparition you had waking up. This is really a beauty and you caught it so well. I will try to do the same...
Have a nice day

Hi Jitti
Very nice work, is perfec, all is very good.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-13 4:26]

Hello Jitti,
Brilliant capture of this wonderful butterfly in beautiful back light. I like its pose on the pretty flower, the details are very sharp, the colours beautiful and the soft background fits perfectly. I love the composition too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Great shot Jitti
Superb sharpness achieved here
Excellent composition and great OOF background.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-08-13 5:12]

Hi Jitty,
great shot, very masterful set free from the BG. Love the colors and detrails.
Very sharp and eye catching.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-13 6:16]

Hello Jitti
Excellent capture and very nice composition .The image is very sharp with lovely colors.very good POV and DOF.
TFS Michel

Very subtle image.
Excellent sharpness and colours.
Wonderful BG.
Very good work indeed...

Very nice color, detail, and light Jitti, the wings seem to be backlit a bit..
Great BG, DOF, and POV.
Beautiful job here :)

Excellent capture of the butterfly. Good details, colours, and sharpness.
Best wishes,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-13 7:43]

Hello Jitti,
A superb capture of a Lacewing, a species normally photographed in butterfly farms. Techniocally of top standard, I also like the composition with the yellow flower and the superb BBG.
Well done and TFS!

Fantasic one, Jitti, this arrangement is so marvelous - also the light and the brilliant colours, I like it very much, thanks.

Tell me Jitti, when is the best time in the year to visit Thailand. When do you have rain?
Thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-08-13 16:41]

That looks like a "Designer Butterfly! :)
Gorgeous colors and details! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-13 19:53]

Hello Jitti

A beautiful shot of this butterfly.The lighting is very well done.Excellent focus with sharp details.The colours are vivid and well saturated.The pose on the flower is well achieved.The patterns show very well.TFS


This is exquisite Jitti. The sharpness and detail of your subject against the out of focus background is beautiful. Very nice work.

Evelynn ; )

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-13 23:27]

Hi Jitti

Excellent focus combined with great POV.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-14 0:31]

Hi Jitti.
Your butterfly composition is simply superb. Level of sharpness and details of the beautiful butterfly and flower is extremely excellent. Vivid colours and effective lighting are tremendous as well as the beautifulness of the BG. Bravo. Perfect job. My compliments.

Hi Jitti,
Now this is a beauty so many patterns all like a Chinese paper lamp. Very nicely composed with beautiful POV and fine details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Jitti !
What a gorgeous picture ! First of all, Ilove the colosand the marking on the butterfly. Secondly, I love the composition of the picture, with the butterfly sittin on the lonely flower, against a wonderful blurred BG. Colors and POV are excellent too. Very well done !

subject well isolated, great composition, good quality too, well done

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-08-15 0:34]

Lovely composition, Jitti.
The colors are magnificent,
and I love the light coming through the wings from the back.
The sharp details show off the intricate patterns on the wings.
TFS. : )

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-15 7:29]

Hi Jitti,
Outstanding shot of this Lacewing with such fabulous colours and patterns. Immaculate sharpness and the backlighting presents a stunning effect. The BG is superb and it highlights the subjects well. Excellent POV to portray it and a precise DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-16 5:14]

Hi Jitti,
Really beautiful butterfly. Outstanding pose, pov, colours and bg.
TFS, José M.

Bonjour Jitti
C'est une merveilleuse photo en macro
que ce beau papillon,très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.Très beau BG
J'espère un jour être capable de faire de macro de cette qualité
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hola Jitti,
La composición y la mariposa son muy bellas, gran nitidez y preciosos colores, saludos
José Ramón

Una delicia contemplar esta imagen Jitti.
Hermosos colores que contrastan de manera suave con el bg. Genial DoF.
Saludos, JL.


Perfection at its best Jitti, this is an amazing photo to definitely be proud of. :)

bonjour jitti
tres bon pov et superbe specimen,la netteté est tres bonne et j'aime les formes de ses ailes.

Hello Jitti a beautifull capture excellent work tfs rgds Necip.

Nice picture with gerat colors and perfect sharpness!

Hi, Jitti -- Excellent capture of the moment; lovely, rich colors; masterful sharpness and depth-of-field control. An informative note as well -- and did I mention good cropping and positioning? Well done.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-24 1:21]

What a marvellous beauty, Jitti!
I hadn't seen this shot! This butterfly is so beautiful and you captured it so well. I love those colors and the sun through the wings and upon that lovely flower. Magnificent sharpness, POV, DOF, lighting and composition.
I love it!
Thank you very much for it.

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