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Question Mark butterfly


Question Mark butterfly
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-15 19:31
Viewed: 1247
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was out back walking along the edge of the woods when I noticed what appeared to be a dead leaf clinging to the stem of a plant. I thought I spotted a little movement, so I bent down to get a closer look.

I was amazed to see my first Question Mark Butterfly of the season clinging tightly to this plant. The butterfly was perfectly still and looked exactly like a dead leaf. I have seen Question Mark butterflies before, but they were always in the open wing pose.

I was careful not to disturb it as I moved in for a shot. I took a few photos and left it as it was. This to me is an example of perfect camouflage ability.

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Ciao Ron, great macro of beautiful butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-16 1:34]

Hello Ron,
Excellent sharp detailed picture of this 'dead leaf'. Amazing clear light and colours. Taken from a very good POV.
Regards,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-16 2:22]

Hi Ron,a very good capture of this "Polygonia interrogationis",the american sister of the european comma.Very good colors and sharpness despite the difficult light and location,interesting post as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-16 2:55]

Hello Ron,
Very good picture of this remarkable butterfly. Sharpness is OK. Fresh natural colours. Good job.
Regards Sigi

Have seen a Question Mark butterfly on TN after a long time, Ron. Your story about it makes the capture much more interesting!
The typical mark is clearly visible on the wing. The appearance resembling a dead leaf is also discernible.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

Hello Ron,
What a wonderful macro image....Outstanding clarity and focus. A very interesting specie.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Hello Ron,

Beautiful species.... Just saw a Coma butterfly which has "C" mark, and now here "?" mark! Well captured if we talk on its details, sharpness or color. The busy surrounding wasn't n your hand, so we can take it as a natural habitat picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

hallo Ron
very nice shot of this butterfly
very good composition to show it very good
i like the colours to
thanks gr lou

Hi Ron,

you made this colorless butterfly really stand out in the green environment, and this without a flash. Good job, my compliments. Thanks for your comment on my similarly colorless dragonfly picture.
Best regards, Dietrich

Hello Ron
yes, we have posred a similar specie, first i thinked it was the same, but with a better look, i see the point near the C, it looks realy like a dead leaf from this POV, great details and superb environment
Have a good night
Jacqueline

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