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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-12 0:32
Viewed: 3833
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN.

Interesting to see that this common archduke is sucking water at this river bank in Sarawak.

The Archdukes are a genus (Lexias) of tropical forest-dwelling butterflies that are common throughout Southeast Asia and Australasia. Members of the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae, the genus is represented by about 17 species. Two very similar and coexisting genera are Tanaecia (the Viscounts and Earls) and Euthalia (the Barons and Counts), the latter previously including some Lexias species. The largest species reach a wingspan of ca. 10 cm (4 in).


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很可愛 也很特殊的蝴蝶
真是太美麗拉 黑色得很高貴

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-04-12 2:23]

Excellent picture and beautiful species. Thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-04-12 4:22]

Hello Jusni,
A fine fresh specimen of this butterfly that I have enjoyed seeing in Singapore some years ago
Excellent POV taken with top sharpness and natural colours while it is sucking nourishment from the river bank that provides apleasing BG.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-04-12 4:39]

Beautiful species with interesting patterns and colors..well captured with sand as background..wish some more space around..good square format. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-12 5:50]

Hello Jusni,
This butterfly is a real beauty! You photographed it in superb sharpness and an attractive diagonal composition. Very beautiful colours, nicely contrasting against the background.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-04-12 6:34]

Salam Jusni,
I have not seen before ..
Very nice presentation of this butterfly in good sharpness, details and fine natural colours.
Best salam & wishes,

hallo Jusni
very nice picture with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Impressive name and impressive capture of this lovely butterfly on the sandy ground, Jusni.
The intricate details and colours on its open wings have been well captured.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Jusni

Excellent capture of this butterfly behavior,
with a very fine POV to show his patterns
and the yellow doing great contrast over the black,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, details,
being diagonally framed it gives dynamism to the image, TFS


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-04-12 7:48]

Hello Jusni,
a very nice butterfly,great capture species,regards..

Salam Jusni,
An excellent macro with fine coloration patterns, details & POV. Great composition & presentation. Nice work & TFS. Best regards!


Ciao Jusni, great macro of fantastic buterfly, superb sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-12 9:40]

Hi Jusni,you are showing us a lot of fantastic butterflies,very rare to see on TN,this is another magnificent beauty,great capture and great exposure in a difficult clear background,spectacular details too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Beautiful image with nice colors and good sharpness

Fantastic butterfly and fantastic photo Jusni! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Hello Jusni,
An amazing capture with excellent clarity and details of its nice pattern,beautiful saturation of colours and you taken from a nice PoV.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-04-12 10:45]

Hi Jusni,

Another beautiful shot of this beautiful butterfly showing all it's beautiful pattern. Low how well the color match the pebbles. Excellent close up with wonderful details and texture. Even just the pebble background would have make a beautiful subject in itself.


Hi Jusni,
Probably the colors are just a touch oversaturated (on my monitor, and I rather mean thee colors of the pebbles), but the open-winged pose, sharpness, PoV and composition are top notch each! I'm very happy to see this, in your region common butterfly and learn about it from your photo and note. Thanks, and congrats for the pleasant shot!
Best wishes, László

Hello Jusni,
Another excellent photograph of this specie.Nice focus and light on the subject.I must say about your focus controlling.I like its details and surrounding full of tiny pebbles.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Jusni
marvelous capture of this b'fly from dorsal side to show the beauty of this nice creature.
good sharpness and very perfect colour.

Hello Jusni
An excellent photo of a brilliant butterfly.
Good exposure against the white background and excellent detail.
Very good to see this lovely butterfly
regards yiannis

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-14 11:39]

Hi Jusni,
what a wonderful spicies I have not seen it before,
excellent details, lovely natural colors, well composed !
Best regards !

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2015-07-18 13:12]

Hello Jusni,
Nice picture of unique butterfly

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