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Owl Butterfly Macro by KeldBach Owl Butterfly Macro by KeldBach
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. Also see:

Owl Butterfly by KeldBach Owl Butterfly Macro 2 by KeldBach Owl Butterfly Up Close 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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Suggester says: "The details and various textures and patterns here are amazing, a really great shot!" Owl Butterfly Macro by *keldbach ( Suggested by Jules1983 and Featured by impressionenmeer )
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AndreiLigurda Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Amazing!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Glad you like it :)
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livoda Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Fantastisk!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Glad you like it :)
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StenuitJ Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
AMAZING
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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Aiko1697 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
WOW !
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
:D
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karolinakamila Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
WOW! this is just amazing! well done!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Thanks very much :)
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PINK-ROSE14 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
very beautiful. THE DETAIL IS ASTOUNDING!!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thank you so much :)
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PINK-ROSE14 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
welcome.
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CharmingPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow... that leaves me speachless xx
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Hopefully not for too long ;) Glad you like it :)
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Barabi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thanks :)
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BlackRose1013 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
It's scary, but yet preety.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Agreed :D
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BlackRose1013 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
lol XD
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hippiska Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
gorgeus!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Thanks :D
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naturegirlpokedexter Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here: [link] :dance:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thank you so much. I really appreciate to be among such beautiful works :hug:
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naturegirlpokedexter Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:dummy: I really couldn't help it.. its a fabulous shot :camera:
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CaryM Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Photographer
[link] featured!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Cool :)
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septembertale Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
oh god!

its amazing!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Glad you like it :D
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ijejems Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Hey there, just wanted to let you know I have included this in my latest news article the beauty of butterfly:heart:

I hope you like it and don't mind my including you in this. :tighthug:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thanks very much :hug:
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ijejems Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
your welcome!
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adamus334 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
great detail... great... :D
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Thank you :D
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TaskiChan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
coolio..even tho it kinda freaked me out at first

but when i saw it again im like
...i can touch it through my computer :noes:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Glad you like it :D
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milora Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Haha, I know, right?! It's...really furry! xD

I wouldn't expect a butterfly to be furry, would you?
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TaskiChan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
._. wait..its a butterfl- ooooh the title XDD

i didnt see it ._.
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little79bear Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive shot and all the more considering it is handheld. Congrats on the DD
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
A butterfly's wings are truly a sight indeed, but only in a picture like you have taken can you really admire the beauty of the butterfly itself.

The lovely pattern of its furry body, the spectacular striped eyes, and the thin, delicately haired legs. It's a beautiful insect all over for sure, and with your skill of photography, you've allowed us to see beyond the initial pleasure of admiring this lovely creature's wingspan.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Thank you so much :)
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Karin55 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
wow, how eye-popping.
nice :D
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Thanks a lot :D
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Karin55 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Your welcome :)
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Spectacular and very deserving of the DD. You've brought out so much detail in this shot!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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Misha2Shia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
this also scares me... TT.TT
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
:D
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Misha2Shia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
^^;
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Camera Data

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
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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