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Love between Butterflies

Love between Butterflies
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, My personal butterflies, Butterflies in love. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-11 8:25
Viewed: 4989
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Pale Tegosa (Tegosa Claudina)

See 2 previous images including LP Version HERE


Butterfly: The butterflies of this subfamily are mainly of moderate or large size, though some of the genera contain quite small species.

The antennae are always more or less heavily clothed with scales, and are usually as long as the abdomen, and in a few cases even longer.

The club is always well developed; it is usually long, but in some genera is short and stout.
The palpi are short and stout, densely clothed with scales and hairs.

The thorax is relatively stout, in some genera exceedingly so.

The fore wings are relatively broad, the length being to the breadth in most cases in the ratio of 5 to 3, or 3 to 2, though in a few mimetic
forms these wings are greatly produced, and narrow, patterning after the outline of the Heliconians and Ithomiids, which they mimic.

The fore wings are in most genera produced at the apex, and more or less strongly excavated on the outer margin below the apex.

The discoidal cell is usually less than half the length of the wing from base to tip.

It is occasionally open, but is more generally closed at its outer extremity by discocellular veins diminishing in thickness from the upper to the lower outer angle of the cell.

The costal nervure usually terminates midway between the end of the cell and the tip.
The two inner subcostal nervules usually arise before the end of the cell; the outer subcostal nervules invariably arise beyond the end of the cell.

The hind wings are rounded or angulated, with the outer border scalloped or tailed; the inner border always affords a channel for the reception of the abdomen.

The costal nervule invariably terminates at the
external angle of this wing.

The discoidal cell is frequently open, or simply closed by a slender veinlet, which it is not always easy to detect; the anal vein is never lacking.

The fore legs are greatly reduced in the male, less so in the female.

Egg: The egg is either somewhat globular, or else barrel-shaped, with the sides marked with net-like elevations, or vertically ribbed.

Caterpillar: When first emerging from the egg the caterpillar is generally furnished with long hairs rising singly from wart-like elevations which are arranged either in longitudinal rows or in geometric patterns.

As the caterpillars pass their successive moults the hairs are transformed into branching spines or tubercles.

Chrysalis: The chrysalis invariably hangs pended from a button of silk, and is frequently furnished, especially on the dorsal or upper
surface, with a number of prominences; the head is usually bifurcate, or cleft.

gerhardt, Kirsten, Crypton, japie, Callie, PDP, Lourens, extramundi, TAZ, rabani has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To livios: Gracias Livio...RAP 1 11-03 16:01
To extramundi: Gracias Felipe...RAP 1 10-11 18:10
To Crypton: croyez-moi ...RAP 1 10-11 15:32
To Kirsten: Believe me...RAP 1 10-11 11:56
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Excellent moment you captured Ricardo. The horizontal and vertical butterflies looks very nice. The light was not in your favour but you managed it well. Great shot and note. TFS.

Good image Ricardo.
The composition is very nice and with good details.
As Gerhard says you managed the light well.
A very good note too.
Well done.

This is a great shot you have here. The colors and light work well. Good job.

Love can be beautiful...
but i think they were rather fighting for the nectar!
nice shot with good colours and compostition, dof is good to.

amour ou bataille pour s'aproprier une fleur ? :)
dans les 2 cas la photo reste magnifique tant pour les couleur que pour la pdc..
very nice done.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-10-11 13:46]

Hi Ricardo
I see a definate improvement in your quality over the lsat couple of shots. Well done, this is a unique pose, well exposed!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-11 13:48]

Lovely capture Ricardo. The colours are good and as Gerahrd points out you had a hard time with the light. Well done, great note.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-11 13:56]

These are twins and not lovers - it is not that kind of site where we post those things :) You captured this beautifully and I like the color and setting a lot.

Thanks for posting

Very good shot, Ricardo. Nice colour and detail.

Esta foto tiene unos tonos cálidos que hacen añorar el reciente y finalizado verano de España. La gama de ocres es realmente amplia, y el momento de fotografiar dos mariposas con un encuadre tan bonito es muy meritorio. Gracias.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-10-12 13:04]

Quel beau couple ! jolie composition bien colorée. Et quelle note instructive !
Well done !

Thank you Ricardo. I have heard about treknature but never got round to posting. ANd after seeing some of the gallery, I'm beginning to think of this website as a living and growing encyclopaedia of plants and animal. I admire your note. Just so enviously informative. And so is your photo. The blur background just so introducing the butterfly.

Ricardo, fico mesmo espantado e me perguntando: "Como conseguir fotos tão perfeitas?" Afinal, o momento aqui é único, raro e rápido.

Mais uma vez, parabéns.


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