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Butterfly #33 (Birdwing)

Butterfly #33 (Birdwing)
Photo Information
Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Thailand #1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-15 8:44
Viewed: 3246
Points: 34
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From Butterfly Conservatory in Suan Rot Fai

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Papilionidae (swallowtail)
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Tribe: Troidini
Genus: Troides
Species: Troides aeacus
Common Name : The Golden Birdwing
Thai Name: ผีเสื้อถุงทองธรรมดา
Wingspan: 150 - 180mm

Birdwings are large, tropical papilionid butterflies native to mainland and archipelagic Southeast Asia and Australasia (with one Indian species), and are usually regarded as belonging to three genera: Ornithoptera, Trogonoptera and Troides. Other genera are recognised by some authorities, with a species count ranging from ca. 10–30. Birdwings are named for their exceptional size, angular wings, and birdlike flight.

Included among the birdwings are the largest and some of the rarest butterflies in the world: the largest, Queen Alexandra's Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae); the second largest, the Goliath Birdwing (O. goliath); and the largest Australian butterfly, the Cairns Birdwing (O. euphorion). Another well-known species is Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana), a particularly attractive species named after Sir James Brooke, the first White Rajah of 19th century Sarawak.

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Hi Jitty,
What a dark butterfly!
It makes a great color contrast with the bright flower.
POV is good to appreciate the red band on the head and the yellow of the body.
I like the composition made for the flower appreaciation, but not sure about the crop of the butterfly's wings.
Well done and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Hello Jitti,

excllentcolors Bg POV DOf perfect detail svery crisp nicly composed and captured photo well done

TFS Kyle

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-15 9:34]

Hi Jitti,
Wonderful capture. Superb colours and sharpness. I like the close-up and your composition. The pose too is incredible. Very nicely done. Kudos.

hi jitti,
nice macro shot,
good details ,
compo a bit too tight here ( butterfly wings)
nice colour tones,
tfs & regards

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-15 10:41]

Hi Jitti.
This is very nice capture of this interesting dark butterfly.I like black and yellow colors butterfly and red color of this flower.Nice fine sharp details.Interesting POV.I I hope, that the next time we'll see also other angle on of all butterfly.
Well done nicely composed.TFS and best greetings.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-15 10:41]

Hi Jitti.
Very nice scenery you have pictured. Richness of the paints impresses at high range. I like your expressive POV, great DOF/sharpness and details of whole scene and excellent lighting. It is a bit pity that so wonderful butterfly was not located entirely in a framework. Well done and TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-15 11:26]

Hello Jitti,
Very nice close up.I liked POV,colors,contrast between butterfly and red flower,lighting and composition a lot.

Going by the shape of its wings, the butterfly is aptly named, JC.
I am also floored by its exceptionally long legs.
Very fine capture from a good point of view.
The colours, including those of the flower, are very beautiful.

bonjour jitti
je trouve le cadrage un peu etroit et l'acuité assez juste sur le papillon,mais de tres belles couleurs qui font oublier cela.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-15 15:27]

Hi Jitti,
Rare butterfly that looks beautiful even from this pov. Good details and exposure. I hope you can capture it from a better pov to reveal its beauty.
TFS, José M.

Excellent colors, balanced exposure, and nice detail Jitti.
I like the POV and overall composition here.
Pleasing & colorful..who could ask for more?
Well done & TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-15 22:06]

Hello Jitti

A very colourful shot with excellent sharpness and detail.The focus is perfect.Very rich ,bold colours.A very nicely composed photo.TFS


Hi Jitti,
A nice frame filling composition on this beautiful scene. Vibrant color saturation and sharp detail. Looks outstanding.

hello i think this is not troidès héléna because this hv'nt got black point on lower yellow spot I think, but i'm not sure, that is Troidés Aéacus male present all thailand aréa So i like this photo and i tell you my congretulation Best regards ..Dany

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-16 11:27]

Hi Jitti
What a wonderful shot!! It has excellent sharpness and details and gorgeous colors and lighting. Only it's a pity that you cut the tips of the wings, but anyway I love the POV and composition.
My compliments and thank you very much for sharing.
Best wishes

Hello JC,
I like the framing, where you go pretty tight on the subject(s)..!
Good details in butterfly and flower, where both subjects draw attention...
Image is well composed, and with eye-catching contrasty colours!
Pablo -

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2007-03-27 11:25]

Hola Jitti
Fantástica captura, el colorido y contraste, excelente.

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