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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM, Extension Tube
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-08 12:57
Viewed: 1461
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Actinote genitrix ssp (probably).

(D'Almeida, 1922)

Actinote - genus.

A mixed group of individuals that show a range of forewing patterns from dark-orange to white to semi-translucent in random proportions. This commonly seen Actinote mishmash greatly contrasts Müllerian mimicry rings of Heliconius.

Some Actinote species share extremely similar wing patterns; and all species have a high level of intraspecific variation. Furthermore, females of several species are nearly indistinguishable from one another (D'Almeida 1935a, Francini 1989). As a result, the often-incomplete series of specimens available in early collections, abbreviated descriptions, and limited illustrations led to much confusion regarding species identification.


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hello paulo
what a lovely shot ! i love very well the tender colors, the great clarity, the fine compo and the the transparent wings of the butterfly
Have a good night

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-07-08 18:41]

Hello Paulo,
What a pretty butterfly you have presented to us. Love the transparent wings with just a hint of color strewn throughout them. Sharply focused and captured from a very low POV which allows the light to nicely filter through. Exposure looks great and I like the vertical framing.
I had a one chance encounter with one very similar while in Nicaragua a week ago, but the lighting was bad and the focus turned out a little blurred so I deleted it.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-09 5:42]

Hello Paulo,
Very nice photo of this butterfly with its transparent wings. The focus is more on the wings than on the head, but the sharpness is good. Beautiful soft colours.

Hi Paulo,
Strange looking butterfly! Wings are also very strange! Almost same looking butterfly I captured in South Africa; although still don't exact ID. Well captured. Nicely framed keeping such nice OOF BG. Natural color as well as good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

Hello Paulo,
C'est une superbe macro,les ailes sont bien rendues avec transparence, couleurs et structure.
Bien fait

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-17 11:48]

H Paulo,magnificent capture of this very rare and beautiful specie,not easy to find and to identify too,a great sharpness despite the difficult light and location,very useful post.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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