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NIKON D300
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Oct 30, 2009, 1:08:17 PM
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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 [link] :

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. Handheld, using a macro twin flash kit. Here's a different crop of the same image:



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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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