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Spotted Brown

Spotted Brown
Photo Information
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: 2010-04-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-01 14:13
Viewed: 3912
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A female Spotted Brown (Heteronympha paradelpha) from the Family Nymphalidae. This species is usually found in moister environments along water courses associated with wetter forests along the Great Dividing Range in southeastern Australia. They one produce one generation annually and they fly between January and April. It was starting to get cool in the Turon area, which is around 800m, so a lot of butterflies were sunning themselves on the gravel road.

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Hola Chris,
Excelente captura con buena nitidez y riqueza de detalles, preciosa luz y color muy natural, saludos

a great shot of this beautiful butterfly, Chris. superb colors, great POV and sharp focus. nicely composed. TFS, best wishes

Good morning mate Cheris,

Amazingly beautiful macro capture of this pretty female spotted Brown from nice POV with great colours, details and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-06-02 10:32]

Hi Chris
nice presentation.I like that pov and the sharpness of the image.Excellent detail with lovely colors.
TFS Michel

Hello Chris,
This Nymphalidae family is so rich! Your shot is really good, with so fine details and bright colours. Very natural capture. TFS. Have a great weekend,

Hello Chris,

a good presentation from this butterfly with good details, pov and fine warm colours.


Ciao Chris. Nice diagonal posture with bright colours and good details.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-06 3:33]

Hi Chris,
very beautiful indeed. I have never seen this butterfly before. The pattern is so lively and you have captured it very well.
I like the grass at the corner that give a special graphical composition and fill up the empty space there.
Good thought and good execution.


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