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Copyright: ROBERTO INTILE (rintile) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 66 N: 2708] (15972)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-08
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mes macros favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-12 15:01
Viewed: 1954
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Siproeta stelenes (or malachite) is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly. The malachite has large wings which are black and brilliant green or yellow-green on the uppersides and light brown and olive green on the undersides. It is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly's wings. The wingspread is typically between 8.5 and 10 cm. The malachite is found throughout Central and northern South America, where it is one of the most common butterfly species. Its distribution extends as far north as southern Texas and the tip of Florida, to Cuba, as subspecies S. s. insularis (Holland, 1916), and south to Brazil.

Adults feed on flower nectar, rotting fruit, dead animals, and bat dung. Females lay eggs on the new leaves of plants in the Acanthaceae family, especially ruellia. The larvae are horned, spiny black caterpillars with red markings.

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Hi Roberto,
Excellent close up, sharpness is perfect even like the colours. You used the right camera setting, creating a fine DOF! Great butterfly posting my friend.

Que beleza de macro, Roberto!
Lindas cores, ótimo foco e DOF.
Parabéns e obrigado por compartilhar.

Saudações brasileiras,

Perfect focus and details .Very good composition .

Hello Roberto

Just a spectacular image. Great color on this macro image.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-09-12 17:47]

Hi Roberto,
Fantastic macro with a very nice composition!
What a beautiful butterfly. The colors seems to have absorbing all the light. They are so bright. Excellent DOF making an effective blurred BG.
Beautifully done! Annie

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  • akg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 0 N: 171] (2264)
  • [2009-09-12 19:13]

Hello Roberto,
very clear image of the beautifully designed butterfly! Great composition, great sharpness. Just one small comment, the right lower end (of the wing) is little blurred. However, I greatly admire this beauty and the beautiful composition!

TFS, abhijit.

Hello Roberto,
Amazing butterfly, beautifully stained. Wonderful sharpness.


Very Nice work on indeed, very artistic macro.Excellent composition.

Hi Roberto,
Beautiful butterfly nicely presented and composed,
picture very sharp and clear with great naturel colors,
A great caught of vue...bravo..

Hello Roberto
What a wonderful colorful butterfly ! and this perfect image shows all the details of it.
Great composition. :) Tellie

Hi Roberto,

standout macro here. perfect focus, details, the textures on the wings, dof and the pov.


Hi Roberto...nice shot....great details ...great light ...nice work.


Lovely. Composition and exposure is excellent with amazing sharpness. Clever use of DOF while creating an excellent 3D like picture with your POV. Awesome work!



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