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Catonephele numilia

Catonephele numilia
Información de la foto
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1081 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2006-07-22
Categorías: Insects
Cámara: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposición: f/5.6, 1/60 segundos
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Tema(s): Butterflies of middle America [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2006-09-23 8:54
Vista: 5312
Puntos: 30
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-- Catonephele numilia (Nymphalidae, Limenitidinae)
is a colourful species, but as is also true for many ohter species of the family Namphalidae, particularly for those of the subfamilie Charaxinae and Limenitiinae, wings are usually closed when resting. The underside wing pattern of the female C. numilia shown on the picture is also beautiful but not so colourful as the upperside pattern. Even more colourful is the upperside wing pattern of the males showing large orange-brown spots and a blue hindwing margin on a otherwise black background. But it is not only the colour pattern which differs between male and femala numilia, it is also th e wing shape: males do not possess a protruded forewing apex.
The species occurs throughout central America an extends south to Argentina and forms several subspecies within this large area.
The subspecies from Costa Rica shown here is:
-- ssp. esite (Felder, 1869).

Forewing length: about 35 mm

- natural light (ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/60 sec)
- no flash
- no tripod

- DeVries P.J. (1987) The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae. - Princeton University Press.
- D'Abrera B. (1987) Butterflies of the Neotropical Region, Part IV Nymphalidae (Partim). - Hill House.
- Neild A.F.E. (1996) The butterflies of Venezuela. - Meridian Publications, Greenwich, London.

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Hi Peter,
This is a neat image, and nicely composed picture. Well done.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Peter
Great shot,soft lighting
excellent details.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-23 9:46]

Bonne macro,la netteté est bonne et les couleurs sont justes. Par contre domage que la tête du papillon soit moin visible.


Great macro shot:) Nice model as well. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2006-09-23 10:30]

Hello Peter,
This species is totally unknown to me, nor did I know that there are limenitids in C. America.
So at least one member of TN has gained a little more knowledge thanks to your fine, well composed picture and your info.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2006-09-23 10:45]

I rather like the blurr in this picture it makes it look soft and the brown pattern on the underwings is beautiful. Nice composition.
Thanks, Ulla

Hi Peter,
If the underwing of this species is that attractive, the upper wing must be a joy to behold. It is true that some of these good looking creatures fold their wings at rest.
Superb POV, DOF and colours. The details on the wings are very clear and sharp.
Well done and TFS.

this is very nice shot!
I like this foto.
good work
TFS David

good composition and excellent clarity. good dof. the butterfly looks great on green leaf.
thanks for sharing

Hi Peter,
Another one lovely butterfly! Very nice colours. Excellent POV and DOF! Great work!


Hallo Peter,
sehr eindrucksvoll und schön, auf diesem großen Blatt kommt er besonders gut zur Wirkung, vor allem mit dem Schatten.
So schön eine Blume dazu auch ist, hier lenkt nichts von der Schönheit dieser Flügel ab.
Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hast Du beruflich eigentlich auch mit Insekten zu tun, oder ist das "nur" ein großes Hobby?

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-23 15:21]

Precioso este disparo Peter, excelente pov. y encuadre muy acertado. saludos

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-23 21:47]

Hello Peter

Amazing clarity and definition.Excellent DOF and POV.The colours are rich and well saturated.A beautiful photo.TFS


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-24 4:27]

Hi Peter

This is an excellent shot an a very beautiful composition at the same time! :)
The details are super sharp, the POV excellent, the colors lovley and the light great. The shallow DOF works very well to concentrate all the attention on the head of the butterfly, while the dark BG looks excellent in contrast with the leaf it is resting on.
Very nicely done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-24 8:07]

Nice image! Very good details. I also like the composition here.
Thanks for sharing.
gr. paula

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-09-26 10:06]

Hello Peter,

Good picture of this brownish butterfly. I like your pov and dof. The exposition is correclty managed too. Maybe a aperture of f8.0 or greater could have help to have the whole butterfly in focus. Good job and TFS,


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