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Heliconius Hecale


Heliconius Hecale
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Copyright: Julia Hollis (Runnerduck) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 57 N: 616] (1851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S5500
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-04-25 11:33
Viewed: 3581
Points: 36
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Heliconius Hecale / Hecalaes Longwing / Tiger Longwing

This Butterfly was taken a couple of weeks ago whilst at The Zoo.
She was in the tropical house with the frogs, behind glass.

The original image was a bit steamy (from my lens!), and after seeing a ws by 'Nofer' today I was able to rectify the problem.

Family: Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies / Admirals, Fritillaries, Emperors, Satyrs and Milkweeds)
Subfamily: Heliconiinae (Heliconians and Fritillaries)
Genus: Heliconius (Longwings)
Species: hecale
Scientific name: Heliconius hecale
Common name(s): Hecales Longwing

They live from Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon

Adjusted contrast, hue and saturation levels.
I have posted the original as a WS.

I decided against cropping this image too much as I wanted to keep the leaf in, along with the bug!

Thanks for taking the time to look.

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Hi Julia.
I think you made a very nice photo, with good POV and a nice plant and BG. You also did a god job adjusting levels, but some USM is missing. This must be made before resizing, but I did a very fast workshot to see what it may look like. Thanks for posting.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-25 12:06]
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This is a beautiful butterfly.
Very good composition and DOF.
Some of the finer details are lost due to it being behind glass,Felipe has done a good workshop with the USM.
A great capture,well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-25 14:35]
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Hi Julia, nice composition. The colours are great and it's a lovley looking specimen. It is a little soft in focus but good work. I've been to butterfly houses and condensation on the lens can be a bit of a problem. Well done.

Your crop is perfect - the leaf should be here in my humble opinion. Lovely example of the species as well - TFS. Tim

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-25 16:29]
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Julia, nicely caught and better results from new PP work. Good compo and colours. Well done, as I know they aren't too easy to get perfect. TFS.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-04-25 16:32]
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Very nice butterfly. Good capture. Nice colours and good DOF. I like it.
Regards,
Aleksander

Very good composition and DOF.
Should be sharber,But the glass...Felipe has done a good workshop with the USM.
A great capture,well done.
TFS

Sinan

Great picture Julia. Lovely butterfly. good colours.

well done for taking a great picture through glass. Your PP is good :)

TFS
Elize

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-26 5:38]
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Hi Julia!
Very nice butterfly macro.Composition,colors and Bg are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Nice shot Julia..Beautiful speciman with good colors..Overall a good shot even with your lens on the steamy side..TFS!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-26 6:07]
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A good macro Julia. I think it's a good idea not to crop too much as the leaf is indeed very nice. You really did a good pp-ing job but the image still is a little soft. Extramundi's WS is great. Anyway, this is a very nice picture. Well done and TFS!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-26 6:44]
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I like composition of your picture Julia. POV is very good, same as sharpness and details. But I think there is too many green tones on your picture - maybe problems with white balance.

Well done on this closeup. Excelent composition and details. A beautiful view.

Mike
I ran out, points tomorrow.

You've done well to get this final result Julia,
The humidity in these places always causes a problem. I usually sit inside for about 15/30 minutes to get the lens conditioned to the humidity, and always keep some lens cleaning tissues with me.
The bug on the leaf is a bonus, Thanks for posting

The focus is a little soft but the POV is great and the butterfly is a real beauty, well done Julia.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-27 1:12]
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Belle et intéressante macro-photographie pour ce superbe papillon aux jolies couleurs.
Well Done !

I like the leaf and the bug. :) Lovely lep you have here. As said its a bit soft but a nice photo none the less. Well done.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-07 12:50]
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Good shot!
Beautiful butterfly!

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