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Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina)

Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina)
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/2.9, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-03-26 10:39
Viewed: 5348
Points: 50
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Malay Lacewing (Cethosia hypsea hypsina)

The Malay Lacewing is a very pretty butterfly. It is bright orange-red above with broad black borders. The wings are scalloped, giving the hindwings an almost sawtooth-like appearance. The undersides are orange-red with white fasciae and are spotted with black forming an intricate pattern which probably gives the origin of its name "Lacewing".

The butterfly is quite common in the nature reserves and can be found fluttering around flowering bushes like Prickly Lantana (Lantana camara) and the Snakeweed (Stachytarpheta indica) as shown in the photos.
The wine red caterpillar has long spines and is known to feed on Passion Fruit vine (Adenia spp.)

Info from geocities.com

- pictured at Maximillian-Park, Hamm, North-Rhine-Westfalia -

Hamurkaroglu, cecilia, dew77, gurupawan, ALIRIZA, ramthakur, red45, livios, jeanpaul, aido, scottevers7, Athila, marhowie, goutham_ramesh, SkyF, PDP, Luc, RII has marked this note useful
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Hello Heinz,
Nice photo, nice colors. TFS.
Mehmet Hamurkaroglu

Wow!Stunning shot,with great colours...Well taken.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-26 10:53]

Hello Heinz!
Wonderful close up.Clear details,POV,colors,sharpness,framing
and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi heinz ,

Great shot of the colourfull lacewing.Great sharpness and DOF.



Magnifique photo de papillon

Hi Heinz,
Marvelous macro. I like POV, clear details, nice colors, sharpness and framing very much. Congratulations...
Well done.
Ali Rıza

You have shown us a truly beautiful butterfly this time, Heinz.
The picture is extraordinary in terms of colours, clarity and POV.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-03-26 12:26]

Hello Heinz!
What a beautifull mix of colours on this butterfly. Great shape of wings, their sharpness and details. Nice composition with leaf also.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-26 12:40]

So beautiful!
Wonderful butterfly!
Excellent on colours!
Very good sharpness and DOF!
5* photo!
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-26 13:18]

Hello Heinz ,Perfecte photo ,beauty colours ,pov dof and compositie , tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

Hallo Heinz,
wow, hier sieht man jedes kleinste Detail, wunderschön, bin richtig begeistert.
Vielen Dank und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Heinz!
Wonderfull POV! Excellent DOF, colors and composition! Great work!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-26 14:54]

Heinz, another great butterfly shot by you. As usual, a colorful and beautiful one. I like saturation and pov. Great contrast.

Excellent capture, the pattern on this butterfly is gorgeous with the right exposure showing nice colors. :)

Salut Heinz
Une très belle photo que ce Joli papillon,Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.Très beau BG il va se retrouver dans ma collection de mon écran de veille.
Bravo et merci...JP

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-26 17:03]

Hello Heinz,
A very nice capture.
Great colours and good detail of the wings.
Nice diagonal composition with good DOF.
Great shot.


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-26 17:18]

Hi Heinz,
Beautiful shot, excellent detail and colour. A nice composition with the diagonal leaf, a really nice shot.

Hi Heinz,
What a stunning beauty! Amazing vibrant colors and sharp detail. The composition and framing on this are flawless.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-03-26 21:41]

Hello Heinz!

Beautifull picture perfectly exposed and very sharp. Color saturation is excellent and composition is well balanced.

Great work and TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-27 2:25]

Incredible colors and very intricate designs on the wings.
Great capture, Heinz. Sharp details and good POV and composition.
You have an amazing collection of butterfly shots. : )
TFS. : )

Hello Hienz,

I have never seen such a colorful butterfly, beautiful post!!
The exposure is spot on, DOF is excellent
Goutham R

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-27 14:32]

Hallo Heinz,
da strahlt der Bildschirm ja wieder, diese Farben sind einfach super. Super wie scharf die Details im Fluegel sind. Bildaufbau wieder einwandfrei.
Gruss und eine angenehme Woche. Sky

Hello Heinz,
It's a great composition, I like the sweeping lines of the leaf..Very good light, color, detail and POV for this beauty. Very beautiful. Well done!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-03-29 1:29]

Hi Heinz, nice colourful shot. The composition is good too. Maybe a little soft in focus on the head but apart from that it's fine.

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-04-16 16:39]

Hello Heinz,
wonderful butterfly, co clear colours and so nice compo! Well detailed, I never seen such BF here, TFS and best wishes,

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-05-17 17:35]

Hi Heinz.
Great shot, wonderful colors, very nice composition and details ,excellent photo.


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