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Metalic butterfly

Metalic butterfly
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Copyright: Juan Jaramillo (BeBe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American butterflies, Kevin's favorites #4 (Butterflies and moths), South American Butterflies 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-10 23:01
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scientific name (Nombre Científico): Caria mantinea Mantinea Green Metalmark
Order (Orden): Lepidoptera, Family: Riodinidae

This butterfly was very difficult to photograph because is not too big and don’t allow you to get close´. The emerald metallic scales produce the coloration through the diffraction of sunlight by a series of minutely spaces ridges on each scale of the butterfly wing.
The picture is not too sharp but the beauty is worth to share.
Taken in jpeg and cropped.

Esta mariposa fue muy difícil de fotografiar pues es pequeña y no permite acercársele, además que vuela muy rápido y no se ve fácilmente donde se posa. Las escamas producen ese color metálico por la difracción de la luz en estas.
Aunque la foto no esta muy bien enfocada, por sus colores vale la pena compartir.
Place: Finca La Velasquez, Cimitarra, Santander.
Date: abr 30 2006

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-11 2:10]

Very interesting butterfly, Juan.
I don't think I have seen one quite like this one before.
Beautiful colors and sharp details. TFS. : )

Hi Jaramillo.

As manyee said never had seen any butterfly of this colour, very vibrant and attractive , God sharpness and ocmposition.



Hi Juan,
It must have been very difficult to capture this one , good colors.

Haven't seen one of these before. Quite a good shot considering the difficulties you mention.
A beautiful species and well worth posting. Well done.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-11 17:24]

This is really an amaising butterfly!
Looks like artificial, made of plastic and glass!
Very good photo!
Excellent on colours and POV!
Excellent DOF and details!
5* and TFS!

Amazing butterfly! It's a pity that it's available on the other side of world ;-D


Hi Juan,
the colours and markings of this little butterfly are truly fascinating and unusual. Thank you for the image and the well explaining note plus ID!
Best regards,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-21 13:51]

Hola Juan,
Sí que vale la pena ver esta mariposa tan rara y tan llamativa. Su colorido y sus dibujos en las alas son asombrosos.
Un saludo,
José M.

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