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swamp Tiger

swamp Tiger
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 0000
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies of Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-20 2:52
Viewed: 4842
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another butterfly from my trip to Townsville, this time a Swamp Tiger (Danaus affinis) from the family Nymphalidae.
In Australia, this species is found in coastal swamps and mangroves through the north and down the east coast to Sydney. Elsewhere it is found in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji.
It is a large butterfly, with a wingspan of 62mm and both sexes have a similar pattern. The fly throughout the year with several generations occurring annually. The are locally common in their preferred habitat.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-20 2:56]

hi chris,
very elegant and beautiful b'fly well captured. nice details on the b'fly with contrasting background. bit more light on the wings would have been great to see this one. tfs.

Ciao Chris,
splendida composizione con uno stupendo OOF BG che esalta la leggerezza e la tridimensionalità di questa bellissima farfalla, eccellenti POV e definizione dei dettagli, magnifici i colori e il contrasto con BG soft.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-20 4:00]

Hello Chris,
Nice one of a Swamp Tiger in a closed wing pose taken with fine sharpness in great lighting against a neutral BG that sets it off well.
Thanks for sharing this fine image of a species that I haven't seen before.

Hola Chris, una bonita composición de esta toma, con buena luz y definición, quizá admite un poco mas de contraste?.
Un saludo y buen macro.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-10-20 4:57]

Hello Chris,
This Tiger seems to me very special and I think that I haven't seen it before on TN. It has marvellous underwings with very artistic patterns and more white than the other Danae-species. Very well fitting blurred background too.
Thanks a lot

Hello Chris,

Very nice presentation of this beautiful butterfly. Good focus. Very nice light and colours.

Lovely light and perfect detail, I like how the background contrasts well with the butterfly. Well done.
Best wishes,

Hi Chris,
Excellent capture of this Swamp Tiger with good POV and composition, sharp details and nicely blurred BG.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-20 6:06]

Hello Chris,
Beautiful photo in great colours and a sharp focus. Good OOF and contrasting BG and composition.

A beautiful, slightly weathered butterfly from a good, lateral POV in fine exposure and sharp focus Chris, the OOF BG enhances the image nicely. In my screen a slight brownish tinge seemed to cover the whole image, tried to remove it in my WS, hope you will find it agreeable.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-20 7:20]

Hello Chris,
I don't think I've seen a Swamp Tiger before! This is a lovely capture showing it in a fine pose and against a beautiful background. It's always great to see 'new' species!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-20 15:16]

Hi Chris,this is a great gift to a butterflies lover as me!Wonderful specie and wonderful pic,perfects details and colors,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-20 18:32]

Hello Chris,
Great camera work results in a marvelous image with great colors and sharpness. Thank you Chris.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-10-21 6:30]

Hi Chris
very good color and sharp
well done.

Hello Chris,
Superb photo sharp and well composed

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-21 21:45]

Chris, Clear shot and a good focus. Well done. Ganesh

Hi Chris, wonderful butterfly with splendid colors, fine details and great sharpness, superb macro, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-23 13:01]

What an elegant butterfly!
You've got a really nice shot of it, Chris.
I like the parallel POV.
Great composition.
Nice BG.

Well done mate!

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-10-29 4:12]

Hi Chris,

This shot of the butterfly was taken with excellent focus and sharpness. Lovely details on the butterfly, nice composition and pose. TFS.


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