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Malaysian Blue Clipper

Malaysian Blue Clipper
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Penang
Theme(s): Butterflies & Moths [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-09 22:41
Viewed: 4649
Points: 24
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The Clipper
Parthenos sylvia

India to China, Malaysia,, Philippines, New Guinea

Various species in the passion flower vine family (Passifloraceae)

This species is probably the most photographed butterfly exhibited in North American butterfly houses, due to its striking color patterns and its habit of sitting open-winged on flowers for long periods of time. These butterflies seem to be undisturbed by the movements of photographers, almost as if posing for a picture. They also come in many color patterns depending upon the place of origin, including a brown-striped subspecies from the Philippines and a blue-striped sub species from Malaysia.

Photo taken at the Butterfly Sanctuary in Penang, Malaysia

My Malaysia Travelogue


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-09 23:21]

Hi Manyee

A lovely pose with great detail.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-09 23:45]

Hallo Manyee,
very good demonstration of the original natural colours of this sylvia-subspecies. A well-focused and sharp picture of the species.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Manyee,
Tis is a great photo, the colours are brilliant as is the POV great cropping,
Nick :-)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-10 0:26]

Hola Manyee,
Bella macro,
colores y pov, un lujo de trabajo.

A fine well detail colourful shot of this beautiful butterfly. Well done.
Best wishes,

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-10-10 1:02]

Hello Manyee, Super pose and lovely shot. Clear and crisp and sharp. Ganesh

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-10 4:11]

Hello Manyee,
Very fine close capture of the Blue Clipper. Great sharpness showing the interesting and unusual markings on the wings really well. Lovely colours too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Had this one in Thailand, spectacular species.
Well captured
Good sharpness and pattern detail
Who cares if its in captivity, its a very attractive species


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-10 4:57]

Hello Manyee
Very nice image.Good POV and sharp image.Details and colors are excelelnt.
TFS Michel

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-10-10 10:12]

Beautiful capture! Well handled! Kudos! Cheers, Klaus

  • Great 
  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-10-10 10:23]

Hello Manyee,

Very nice butterfly. Good sharpness


Hello Manyee!
Not very colourful but still very beautiful butterfly species. I like the point of view - it clearly allow to see all important details of this species. DOF and sharpness are also very good.
TFS and best withes from Poland,

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