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Colobura dirce (Linnaeus, 1754)

Colobura dirce (Linnaeus, 1754)
Photo Information
Copyright: Marlon Silva (MarlonSilva) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 13] (76)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-20 18:45
Viewed: 5330
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colobura dirce is a Nimphalidae very common in my Country. It always rest over a surface staying upside-down. The wings are always closed and it prefer shadows places.
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Colobura dirce is not very common in our Country, so it is my pleaser to see this beautiful butterfly. You capture this very nicely with good sharpness.
Well done my friend

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-21 5:21]

Hello Marlon,
Nice to have a butterfly-photographer from South America! And to be lucky to see these marvellous creatures(and you know their names!) which are quite different from ours of the Old World. All your shown butterflies are of striking beauty having intersting artistical patterns and colors. Well taken shots too presented in pleasing compositions and with fine sharpness. Thanks also to have had a look at my gallery, it is very kind .
Meilleures salutations

great intimate closeup, TFS Ori

Hi Marlon.
I like this butterfly. Very good point of view, amazing natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Marlon
Interesting species and beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful colours.

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  • duymy Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 35] (488)
  • [2011-04-21 18:50]

Hello Marlon,

Wow, the 1st time I see this kind of butterfly, very strange for me ... very nice shot, well done. TFS! Best regards.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-22 0:41]

Very interesting species with excellent patterns and colors, beautiful image. tfs.

This looks to me like a good example of patterning for defense as the spot at the tail gives the impression of a head, so a predator might expect it to take flight in the opposite direction. The behaviour of landing facing down would also support this, I wonder if it's known for this reason? Lovely sharp picture

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