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There is a butterfly here

There is a butterfly here
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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies in Brazil, Butterflies Chapter2, Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths 2, Insects in Brazil - the saga goes on, Mimicry [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-19 21:30
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is mimicry, the resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment and protection from predators.

Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP), from Argentina, has an excellent example of mimicry. If you want to check it, please refer to www.treknature.com/gallery/South_America/Argentina/photo1769.htm

ISO: 50
Post process on Photoshop CS2
Sharpness through Intellisharpen II (www.fredmiranda.com).

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-06-19 21:38]
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Aonde...??!!! He... He... He...
Elas são "craques" neste mimetismo como o camaleão!!
Um bom momento, ótima foto, muito boa nitidez - se assim não fosse não conseguia "enchergar" a dita cuja.
Obrigado - TFS

Whew! I'm glad you told me there was something here. I thought it was a fungus of some kind. I guess this mimickry stuff kind of works! Nice shot!

Hello Livio. This is a totally awesome shot. I cannot believe what a good example of mimicry it is. Your details are tack sharp. The moth is perfect. I am definitely going to use your picture to teach my students about mimicry in the future. Thank you so much! TFS. : )

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-20 2:59]

Hello Livio,
Very well captured and seen!
Nice lighting and detail.
An excellent example of camouflage at its best.
Great work,well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-20 3:30]

Superbe papillon bien camoufler dans son environnement. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Where is the beautiful hidden butterfly ;-)

Hello Livio!
What an incredibile shot! great colours and superb information about adaptation!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-20 3:53]

It's fairly easy to see in this frame but I imagine taking a step back this moth would disappear, so very well done on the capture. It's a good detailed shot and it's often hard to make a good photo from a camouflaged animal so very well done. Good work Livio.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-20 4:25]

Hello Livio!
Very interresting shot.Camouflage is amazing.Sharpness,details and composition are wonderful.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-20 4:44]

WOW! So there is. Nicely camouflaged Livio, good capture of this nearly invisible insect. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-20 6:09]

Wow, great camouflage! This is a nice shot Livio. Sharp details, good colors and well composed. It's amazing to see how well camouflaged this creature is. Well done & TFS!


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-20 7:03]

Oh man... gosh, it take me a while to see where it is... :) hahaha, I got bad eyes! Excellent captured Livio, nice details, DOF and composition! Well done, thanks for sharing

It's so nice you found this guy.
Initially I negleced your photo while scanning through the thumbs. When I checked the title only, I understood there should be something special....;o)
That one is one of nature's wonderful creations.

Livio, A very prime example of mimicry - great eye to see it! Well composed, a great capture!

Hello Livio!
Yes,it was very hard work to find your butterfly.Wonderful camouflage,colors,sharpness and composition.Thanks for sharing.

Nice capture Livio.
This moth is ecxelent as the most of your photos.

Superb shot Livio,
Such good Camouflage, well done to you for seeing this.
Excellent details and sharpness. Good colours and well composed,.
Thanks for posting

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-06-20 17:22]

Fantastyczne zdjêcie Livio.
wspaniale siê wtopi³a w t³o.
Very well done.

So nice to see the camo, Livio. Very sharp and very interesting. Well done.

Hi Livio,
A great capture on this perfectly camouflaged butterfly. Great detail and color. Very well done! Nice Work!

Beautiful colors, beautiful picture

Impressive camoflage on this butterfly/moth. You did well to spot it.
Great sharpness and detail.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-06-21 22:26]

Une photo surprenante et originale. Le papion ce confond très bien sur lécorse.

Félicitations pour l'exposition, les couleurs et la netteté.

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