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Owl Butterfly Macro
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Published: November 3, 2009
An Owl Butterfly (Caligo eurilochus) from Central and South America, taken at the Tropical House, Copenhagen Zoo. From Wiki en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl_butt… :

The underwing pattern is highly cryptic. It is conceivable that the eye pattern is a generalized form of mimicry. It is known that many small animals hesitate to go near patterns resembling eyes with a light-colored iris and a large pupil, which matches the appearance of the eyes of many predators that hunt by sight. According to the Batesian mimicry theory the pattern on the wings of Caligo resemble the head of a predator like a lizard or an amphibian. It should deter predators while resting, feeding, mating or emerging from the pupa.

105mm macro lens + 36mm extension tube + macro twin flash kit. See also:

Owl Butterfly Up Close by KeldBach   Owl Butterfly by KeldBach


Update: Wow! Just realised that this shot has been awarded a DD today. Thank you so much `Jules1983 for suggesting and ^impressionenmeer for featuring it :heart:



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Image size
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IMAGE DETAILS
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/9.0
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Oct 30, 2009, 1:08:17 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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herofan135's avatar
herofan135|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is amazing!
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Glad you like it :)
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Glad you like it :)
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Fantastisk!
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Glad you like it :)
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StenuitJ|Student Interface Designer
AMAZING
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Thanks, glad you like it :)
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WOW! this is just amazing! well done!
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Thanks very much :)
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PINK-ROSE14|Professional Photographer
very beautiful. THE DETAIL IS ASTOUNDING!!
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Thank you so much :)
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PINK-ROSE14|Professional Photographer
welcome.
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CharmingPhotography|Hobbyist Photographer
wow... that leaves me speachless xx
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Hopefully not for too long ;) Glad you like it :)
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Barabi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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It's scary, but yet preety.
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gorgeus!
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