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The Psyche

The Psyche
Photo Information
Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1142 W: 93 N: 1946] (10338)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-25
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Macro
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm f2.8D
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-25 0:27
Viewed: 1436
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Friends in TL,

A silght drizzle this morning and the earth has sprung back to life. Captured these Psyche mating this morning with droplent of the rain still visible.

The Psyche
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Leptosia
Species: L. nina

The Psyche Leptosia nina is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae (The Sulphurs, Yellows and whites) and is found in Malaysia. The upper forewing has a black spot on a mainly white background. The flight is weak and erratic and the body of the butterfly bobs up and down as it beats its wings. They fly low over the grass and the butterfly rarely leaves the ground level.

Thanks for viewing.

Model NIKON D80
Software Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time 1/200
F-Stop f/25.0
ISO Speed Ratings 100
Focal Length 60 mm
Date Taken 2009-01-25 11:00
Metering Mode Spot
Flash Flash fired, auto mode, return light detected
File Size 237 kb
© jusni nasirun 2009

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  • Great 
  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-01-25 1:59]

hi Jusni

2 butterflies joining and coming together? It reminds me of the Double Happiness chinese word and this is a great photo to demonstrate insects can have as lovely as human for the double meaning of the word.

tfs, bill

Hello Jusni,

A very well taken shot capturing fine details of these two mating butterflies.
Perfect off-centre composition and using a good dof to focus the main images.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Jusni! Good macro, very good natural light and colours. Perfect sharpness. Ideal shot. Good luck!

Hi Jusni.

Another so lovable macro shot with strong defined colors. Good NOTE too!

Best regards,

Hi Jusni,
Beautiful macro picture of this butterfly,
Excellent POV. and clear picture,
great colors and sharpness
Beautiful and lovely insect..
well done.

Hi Jusni..nice close up shot..well composed..great details.


Hey Jusni

Sometimes judging a photo is relative. I mean: for most people this would be an excellent shot. For you, it is a little underwhelming, because you do such good macros and this doesn't quite seem to reach your normal high standard.

Possibly the problem is that the light is quite flat and harsh, not as diffuse and natural as it usually is, the composition isn't great, and that big broad leaf underneath the butterflies ruins any chance you had for that trademark bokeh.

Please don't be offended, none of us like getting a 'less than perfect' critique or score, but I know how beautifully you can shoot and you can shoot better than this! ;)


Hi Husni, another wonderful macro capture of the mating pair of psyche butterfly in a fine composition with great clarity. TFS and cheers,

Ps. Thanks a lot for all kind comments to my postings.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-01-25 10:51]


supebre macro, deux mangigiques papillons, bien positionéée, en cinconce, sur cette merveilleuse feuille vert, superbe.

Bravo et belle soirée


Hi Jusni,
it is an excellent compo here with great timing and pov,
colours, clarity and sharpnes are just perfect,
i love the wonderful detailes,
welldone my dear friend and tfs,
warm regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-01-25 18:40]

Salam Jusni,
right now Im in Besut, Terengganu,
Enjoyinh a it of holiday with my family. I dont think I can produce many shots as you knowm it is a giferent mission. Mine would be
Jerai or Bukit Wang.yes,
Lovely shots of the butterfly. A slight drizzle bting in lots of live to our hobby.


Salam Jusin

Excellent macro with great details and lighting. I like the way you've captured this lovely moment, it is awesome, TFS.


hello Bro,

nice one you got here.. yang ne cantik.. an added bonus sbb dua :) tengah2 lagi tu.. terang dan dah sharp.. excellent eyes.. well done..

regards, terry

ciao Jusni
fantastic.. excellent for details and focus! well done!
ciao Marco

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  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2009-01-26 9:51]

Hi Jusni!

Great capture! sharp and clear! well detailed! love the sharp colors! a very strong image! well done!




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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-01-27 2:04]

Hi Jusni ;)
Great shot...and moment, TFS
All the best,
J ;)

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