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Great Wall Butterfly

Great Wall Butterfly
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Ian Sewell (IanSewell) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 2 N: 40] (239)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2005-06-16
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT
Exposição: f/5.6, 1/500 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Butterflies of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2005-08-01 17:30
Visto: 5373
Pontos: 8
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
While having a picnic at the Great Wall (Badaling, outside of Beijing) this little guy landed beside us and indulged me with some nice close-ups.

Crop, but I didn't like the USM result so I left it alone.

All comments appreciated! (Also, can anyone help with an ID?)

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-02 1:59]
  • [2]

Good macro!
Sharp image, nice colour, well composition.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-08-04 15:53]
  • [2] [+]

hello Ian,
Its a very good capture and its quite rare to find this butterfly as they spend most of their up in trees.
I'm quite certain its a White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album).
It gets its name from the white letter W shape on the lower wing.
The shot is good,very nice detail and great DOF.
I think the composition would be improved if the subject was a little more off centre.
Good work,well done.

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-05 17:05]

Such a beautiful sot of a Satyrium w-album (Knoch, 1782)!
Also know as White-letter Hairstreak in english.
doesn't exist in Portugal.
Perfect colors and details!~
5* photo!


Hello Ian,
I think this is not Satyrium w-album(White-letter Hairstreak) but the Blue Spot Hairstreak(Satyrium spini). Belongs to the family of the Lycaenidae and under-family of the THECLINAE!
Harm Alberts

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