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Tithorea harmonia

Tithorea harmonia
Photo Information
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: 2006-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-02 11:52
Viewed: 3507
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thank you Peter (batu) to help for the ID.

Tithorea harmonia
Local distribution: Enters our area only at the lowest ranges on the dry Pacific slope. Typical of lowland dry forest. Occasionally passes through Monteverde as a migrant. Rarely seen in the Atlantic lowlands (San Carlos).

Similar species: Mechanitis polymnia, Hypothyris lycaste, Thyridia psidii

Species range: Mexico to South America

Abundance: Uncommon.

Early stages: solitary.

Host plants: Prestonia portobellensis (Apocynaceae)

Comments: The amount of black on the hindwing disc is highly variable as is the shape yellow spots on the forewing. Unusual in not using Solanaceae as larval hosts. The hosts are vines with clear sap containing pyrrholyzine alkaloids instead of the usual white latex of most family members.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To carper: Thank you my friendwallhalla15 1 07-02 14:31
To batu: Dankewallhalla15 2 07-02 14:23
To TAZ: Hello my friend.wallhalla15 1 07-02 13:58
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Hello Heins!

Fantastic macro you have here. Great detalis, colors and sharpness. Very nice.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-07-02 12:42]
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Hallo Heinz,
ein wunderschönes Exemplar in brillianter Schärfe. Ich denke, das ist
Tithorea harmonia.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-02 12:48]

Hello Heinz,
Very good composition and details. Looks great!

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  • AgnesL (46)
  • [2006-07-02 13:16]

Whatever it's name might be, you have captured it beautifully. I like the strong coloration of your subject against the green b/g, and the clarity of the image.

Nice capture Heinz,

Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.
I can't help with the ID, do you have a shot with the wings open?
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-07-02 13:34]

Hello Heinz , This one is A Beauty butterfly again ,good compositie colours pov bg and framing good job , greetings teunie .

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-02 13:44]
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Heinz doesn't have ID, it is the first time :-))
This unknown butterfly is lovely and you have nicely captured it.
Congratulations my friend and thanks for sharing.

it's always a pleasure to look to your shots Heinz and this is mean a a big compliment. because you keep growing in the macro shots. Bij us it is a very bad butterfly seisoen and that is a shame for me. During my holyday I only saw a few blue ones and whites but not much more. Thank you for showing us your shot, good job.
gr. jaap

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-07-02 14:42]

Very good on colour, POV and details, exposure and lighting are good. Regards

Hello heinz,
Very nice color, exposure, and composed well.
I like the OOF BG, and spots of color I see there..I would like to see a bit more DOF, but that's just me.
Well done and Thank You!

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-02 17:00]

Very good picture of this butterfly.
Good color, sharpness, BG and DOF


Hello Heinz, Great capture! Everything is very well handled here. Very good work mf.

Hi Heinz,
Very beautiful! Superb composition and framing. The color saturation is perfect. Nice sharp detail with a well controled DOF to produce a nice backround. Great camera work my friend!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-07-02 17:37]

Hi Heinz,
Fantastic shot! Beautiful butterfly well captured with excellent composition, perfect exposure and very nice bokeh.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-02 18:13]

Hi Heinz,
Great close-up. Excellent details well exposed colours with good lighting. Very well done and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-07-02 22:02]

Hello Heinz

The sharpness and clarity of this photo is superb.Beautiful presentation of this butterfly.The colours and lighting are bang on.
Beautiful BG too.TFS


Hello Heinz

You have done a great job here. Image has very good depth of colour. Nicely composed. Clarity and sharpness are spot on. Well done. :-)

Hi Heinz,
Perfect macro of this colorful and pretty insect.
Very good framing.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-03 5:55]

Hi Heinz,
very nice b-fly, interesting pattern on the wings. Good quality of photo and interesting note.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-03 17:07]

Bonjour Heinz!

Félicitations pour cette belle composition. Les couleurs et la netteté sont extra.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-03 19:36]

Hallo Heinz,
Super Bild, wunderbar im sehr schmalen Schaerfebereich plaziert, die Textur der Fluegel ist sehr gut zu sehen. Außerdem schoener Bildaufbau und guter Hintergrund.
Schoene Woche...Sky

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-05 10:59]

Very good Heinz!
It is a very beautiful butterfly!
Very good on colour, POV and details!
No idea about the specie too.
5* and TFS!

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