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Northern Pearly Eye (Backlighting)

Northern Pearly Eye (Backlighting)
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2005-07-07
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Canon Tele-converter TC-DC58B 1,5X
Exposição: f/4, 1/320 segundos
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2005-07-13 7:03
Visto: 3153
Favoritos: 2 [ver]
Pontos: 34
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Northern Pearly Eye (Backlighting)
Enodia anthedon

Wing span: 1 3/4 - 2 5/8 inches (4.5 - 6.7 cm).
Identification: Antennal clubs are black. Upperside is brown with dark eyespots. Underside is brown; submarginal row of 4 black spots on forewing is straight and the dark line inside it is sinuous. Spots are not surrounded by diffuse white.
Life history: Males perch on tree trunks, sometimes head downward, to wait for females. Eggs are laid singly on or near the host plant; caterpillars feed on leaves. Older caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One brood in the north from June-August, two broods in the south from May-September.
Caterpillar hosts: Various grasses including white grass (Leersia virginica), bearded shorthusk (Brachyelytrum erectum), plumegrass (Erianthus), broadleaf uniola (Uniola latifolia), and bottlebrush (Hystrix patula).
Adult food: Dung, fungi, carrion, and sap from willows, poplars, and birch.
Habitat: Damp deciduous woods, usually near marshes or waterways; mixed or grassy woodlands.

Thank you for looking. I hope you like butterflies as much as me.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-13 7:04]

Very beautiful butterfly!
Great shot!
Perfect details and sharpness!
5* photo and favourite!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-07-13 7:06]
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Hi Luc,

This a wonderful picture. The BG is stunning (although I would have been tempted to clone out the branch in the back). Colors are superb and the details are sharp. It seems that parts of the body are slightly oe. Well composed and good POV. Well done & TFS!


Sharpness: 5/5
Color: 5/5
DOF: 5/5
POV: 5/5
Excellent shot, Un peu de surexposition sur le torse du papillon, le soleil je presume
Amicalement Christophe

Hello Luc!
Wonderful capture.POV,framing,clear details,sharpness and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-07-13 9:44]

This one is beautifull Luc! Lovely line of 'eyes' on its wing, great pastel tones. POV is very interesting. Diagonal composition and green, blurred BG work perfect. Very well done!

I had to say Luc I have seen better shots of yours, This one is good in pov the dof is good, but the composition can be done better. I miss here eye contact, farther good job,
gr. Jaap

Very good macro, Luc.
I think Jaap has a point about the composition otherwis it's great. Beautiful colours, good DOF,very good details and POV.
Great work, my friend.

Hi Luc,
Excellent macro! very good composition, details, colour. Great background.

Nica capture Luc and interesting perspective. I like the diagonal position of the branch in the pic. Sharp details. Very nice colours with these black spots on the wings. Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-14 4:01]

Nice one Luc, excellent capture, sharp details and colours. The angle shot is good, well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-14 4:18]

Wow !!! Wonderful and interesting shot for this superb butterfly ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are great ! Cobgratulation Luc and thanks for sharing.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-14 5:08]

Hello Luc,
Its a nice capture.
I've been chasing butterflies all day and its not easy to get a good composition.They are always too quick for me!
This composition works for me and the POV is excellent.
Nice vivid colours,excellent detail and great DOF.
A great shot,well done.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-14 5:52]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful close up.Lighting,sharpness,clear details,framing and composition are perfect.

Hello Luc, I like this POV, it's not the usual one..Overall a great shot with good impact, Well done!

Hi Luc, pose is excellent, good work, Very good sharpness, details, colours and copmposition. Thanks for sharing

Yes, this is a beautiful butterfly. Very sharp an clear. Thanks for showing it us.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-14 18:17]

Nice photo.
I like the details in the wings, very clear.
The composition is great too , especially like the diagonal that the butterfly is on.

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