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The Glutton

The Glutton
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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: 2007-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Penang
Theme(s): Butterflies & Moths [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-16 22:06
Viewed: 4734
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This butterfly was caught in the act...
with, not just its hand, but its whole head, in the nectar jar!
What a glutton!

Photo taken at the Butterfly Sanctuary in Penang, Malaysia.

Any help with the ID of this butterfly would be greatly appreciated.

My Malaysia Travelogue

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-12-16 22:35]

Hi ManYee

It's Christmas time so this one is probably doing what a big portion of the world population are doing at this time of year stuck in for the gluttony feast. Sorry I cannot help with the ID. It's going to need one of those real butterfly specialists to pin this one.

A great composition with the flower and the insect at an angle and basically running through the diagonal. The colours are lovely and the details are nice and sharp. The evenly coloured OOF green BG is well removed and isolated the subjects very well.

Good work and TFS.

Nicely captured image, good colors. Needs a little noise reduction but otherwise well done, especially the positioning of the corner framing of the flower.flower

An amusing situation, Manyee :-)!
The picture is well presented, sharp and beautiful.
TFS and regards.

Hi Manyee,
This butterfly just can not resist the sweet nectar. You did the shot at perfect timing. Great pov and composition. Very well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-17 6:51]

Hello Manyee,
What a lovely and well-timed capture of this greedy butterfly doing a deep dive into the orchid. Great sharpness and lovely details. I like your composition very much.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-17 9:42]

Hi Manyee.
What a nice scene and perfect its execution. You managed to catch a rare and wonderful scene. Petal and butterfly reproduction is amazing. Terrific soft impressive light and superb details/sharpness. BG is well blurred and nicely coloured. Only BG is noise a little bit. My compliments and TFS.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-17 14:57]

Hola Manyee.- Graciosa foto de esta glotona Mariposa. Muy buen detalle al realizar la fotografia.
Saludos Luis52.

hi manyee,
very good shot. great composition. tfs.

This is nice. I like it. It is fun to see a different image of a butterfly. I suppose in the wild that would be taking quite a risk with predators about. I suppose the temptation was just too great. (Put that Christmas cookie down!!)

Evelynn : )

Hi Manyee,
Fun shot of this butterfly really digging in.
Beautiful composition, great focus and color.

Hello Manyee,
Very busy butterfly:-)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hi Manyee,
that's lovely, I have never seen a butterfly creeping inside a flower - it looks very nice.
Thanks and all the best for 2008
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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