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Postman Butterfly(Heliconius Melpomene)

By teocali
The Postman Butterfly (Heliconius melpomene) is one of Heliconiine butterflies found in South America. Several species in the genus have very similar markings and looks and are difficult to distinguish. I saw this one at the RHS Wisley Butterfly Event last February.
Settings: F/4 1/250sec +EC1.67 ISO125 165mm handheld

Many thanks for your kind comments & clicks on the Wisley Exotica flower - have contacted Wisley to ask for an ID Smile

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals

Voters: motorsportpictures, SugarDJ, Stace and 42 more

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Comments


18 Apr 2009 10:42PM
Brilliant macro capture.
Scott

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SugarDJ 8 1 England
18 Apr 2009 10:45PM
Very good, beautifully crisp.

David
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
18 Apr 2009 10:45PM
Superb capture

Stace
18 Apr 2009 10:53PM
Great shot.
rosiebobo 8 4 1 England
18 Apr 2009 10:54PM
Stunning colours and great detail, nice presentation.
Rosie.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
18 Apr 2009 11:04PM
Lovely sharp and colourful capture Sylvia. An excellent shot.
Ron
18 Apr 2009 11:06PM
Well caught. Exposure and focusing spot-on. Lovely close-up shot.
Bob_V 8 1 2 United States
18 Apr 2009 11:13PM
Such wonderful color and clarity, a beautiful close-up.
Bob
18 Apr 2009 11:25PM
What a wonderful colored butterfly...and it matches the flower. Beautiful image....Sandy
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
18 Apr 2009 11:29PM
Beutiful, this image is a credit to you. - gary
18 Apr 2009 11:31PM
Lovely Sylvia... great comp

Jon
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
19 Apr 2009 1:00AM
Beautifully composed and edited. Lovely.
Garts 7 Australia
19 Apr 2009 1:48AM
Beautiful macro,lovely colour and clarity. - Adrian.
19 Apr 2009 8:36AM
Superb,
Alan
gwood 8 England
19 Apr 2009 9:10AM
Well taken detailed image..
Geoff
videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 9:43AM
Great capture and Presentation
Sylvia
pete
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 10:40AM
Excellent shot especially since, from the stripes on the background, it seems to have been taken through glass. The only downside is that out-of-focus stalk that crosses his legs so I've posted a mod in which I've cloned it out and drawn some legs back in. I also cloned out those little intrusions in the lower-right corner.
GazzaG2003 13 303 England
19 Apr 2009 11:33AM
an amazing image, what fantastic colour and clarity, the detail is awesome.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
19 Apr 2009 12:05PM

Quote:Excellent shot especially since, from the stripes on the background, it seems to have been taken through glass. The only downside is that out-of-focus stalk that crosses his legs so I've posted a mod in which I've cloned it out and drawn some legs back in. I also cloned out those little intrusions in the lower-right corner.


BRILLIANT MOD Dave, thank you - I could never have made such a good job of that delicate cloning out of the annoying stalk! It also looks much cleaner without the RH corner intrusions Smile
The horizontal stripes are in fact louvred white blinds covering the glass inside the Wisley Glasshouse - again I would have liked to have got rid of them but it would have taken me forever and then would have looked botched!! {Now there's another challenge for you Smile }
Sylvia
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 12:14PM
I like this shot very much - needs a little practise but you made a great result (mine didnt turn out so well)
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 12:36PM

Quote:teocali wrote: The horizontal stripes are in fact louvred white blinds covering the glass inside the Wisley Glasshouse - again I would have liked to have got rid of them but it would have taken me forever and then would have looked botched!! {Now there's another challenge for you Smile }

Easy! Really, Sylvia, I'm sure you could have done it yourself. It only takes a couple of minutes. Wink
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
19 Apr 2009 12:46PM

Quote:Quote:teocali wrote: The horizontal stripes are in fact louvred white blinds covering the glass inside the Wisley Glasshouse - again I would have liked to have got rid of them but it would have taken me forever and then would have looked botched!! {Now there's another challenge for you }Easy! Really, Sylvia, I'm sure you could have done it yourself. It only takes a couple of minutes.


LOVE IT Dave - lol Smile
Sylvia
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2009 2:34PM
I so love Dave's cloning out of the lines!!!!!!
Great capture Sylvia.
Helen
20 Apr 2009 12:07AM
what a beauty great shot
Dawn
20 Apr 2009 4:46AM
BEAUTIFUL
outstanding colour in this great shot.ray
franfoto 8 2 32 England
21 Apr 2009 9:45PM
Simply beautiful.
Fran
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
22 Apr 2009 8:57PM
Never realised cloning could be so effective as in the 2nd mod Wink
Superb shot with superb detail and color Sylvia,
Geoff.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
24 Apr 2009 1:06AM
excellent macro

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