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Spotted Sawtooth

Spotted Sawtooth
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Thailand, My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-24 2:21
Viewed: 3883
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Spotted Sawtooth (Prioneris thestylis thestylis) from the summit of 2,032m Doi Lang on the Burmese border. This has become one of my favourite places on the planet....remote and plenty of birds and butterflies. Couldn't out much about this species, except that this is the dry season form. The wet season form is darker. In Thailand, the species appears to be confined to the mountains of the north. Taken hand-held with my big lens, not too bad a result.

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great colors performance in this beautiful photo!
regards Chris

Ciao Chris, great macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful bright colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Chris,
beautiful colorful butterfly.
Great macro. Lots of details. Nice composition.
Regards - Slawek

Hello Chris,
Thanks for sharing a species from high altitude. This butterfly has beautiful colors. You did great with your big lens. TFS,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-24 5:57]

Hello Chris,
A beautiful species of Pierid butterfly taken from a fine POV on what looks like Buddleia flowers. Technically superb, nice composition and good neutral BG.
Sounds like a great area to visit!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-24 6:09]

Hello Chris,
beautiful image with excellent sharpness and detail; great POV and wonderful colours; perfect light. Very well done!

Excellent photo, nicely composed. Very good detail and background. You probably didn't need the 1/4000 s time, but it has resulted in a nice background.
A beautiful butterfly with incredible yellow colour. Wonderful to see.
regards yiannis

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-24 7:34]

Hello Chris,
Wonderful butterfly in beautiful colours and excellent sharpness. Taken from a very good POV in a pleasing composition.

hello Chris
very beautiful coloured picture with great details and good sharpness
Thanks greeting lou

Hello Chris,
That is a splendid image with suuperb colors and excellent clarity.
Fantastic sharpness and exposure.
A dream presentation.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-24 11:09]

Hallo Chris,
a superb macro shot, outstanding sharpness and very beautiful colours, fantastic composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-24 14:42]

HI Chris,magnificent specie,new for me,and beautiful capture from the best point of view to create this classic composition.Great sharpness and beautiful colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Chris
Amazing butterfly and beautiful photo with very good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.

Ciao Chris. Fantastic specie of coloured butterfly! Godd details and sharp. TFS.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-26 2:02]

Hello Chris,
very pretty butterfly and the flower it perched too is so exciting.
very well composed with the light on its best direction.
Details and features are splendid.


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