<< Previous Next >>

The beauty of rainforest

The beauty of rainforest
Photo Information
Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11434 W: 126 N: 20602] (106855)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
Exposure: f/0.1, 1/416 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-22 17:27
Viewed: 1487
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As many know, my main passion for photography is directed towards the butterflies. During my last trip to the Dominican Republic, I spent a lot of time in the woods and forests looking for the species I had never photographed. And it was a great emotion to meet this species in the rainforest in the north of this state. Very difficult to capture because it was always moving, but this time I was fine.
This butterly is a Lycorea halia cleobaea, the tropical milkweed butterfly, a subspecies of Lycorea halia, also called the tropical milkweed butterfly, a nymphalid butterfly in the Danainae subfamily. It is found from the Antilles, Dominican Republic and the Caribbean.Its habitat is tropical rainforest.


Come molti sanno, la mia principale passione fotografica si indirizza verso le farfalle. Durante il mio ultimo viaggio nella Repubblica Dominicana, io ho passato molto tempo nei boschi e nelle foreste cercando delle specie che non avevo mai fotografato. Ed è stata una grande emozione incontrare questa specie nella foresta pluviale nel nord di questo stato. Molto difficile da catturare perchè era sempre in movimento, ma questa volta mi è andata bene.
La specie che vi mostro è una Lycorea halia cleobaea.

PaulVDV, ikeharel, Fis2, papagolf21, alvaraalto, Royaldevon, ChrisJ, snunney, holmertz, jhm, cornejo, PiotrF, pierrefonds, mcmtanyel, clic, mohammad_H, swapankumarroy has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekEarth members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekEarth members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello Luciano,
Beauty is often found in a small corner.
Here on the underside of a leaf.
Taken very lovely along the side, with its wings spread half open and with the fresh green of the rainforest on the background.
Best regards, Paul

Hi Luciano

I guessed it was in Brazil but you was in a rainforest like here. We see many of them here. Alaways beautiful like in your very nice photo.

Best regards


Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan leptir na zelenom listu, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lep leptir sa krilima lepih boja i detalja.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje, srecno.

Good day.
Beautiful view of the moment, a good text ...
Good work, beautiful butterfly is shown on the green list, good contrast and sharpness, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured. Beautiful butterfly with wings of beautiful colors and details.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best, good luck.

Salut Luciano,
Superbe ce gros plan sur ce magnifique papillon, c'est parfaitement réalisé, la netteté est excellente sur le papillon qui ressort bien avec ce fond flou, de très belles teintes.

  • Great 
  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9196 W: 157 N: 14699] (120873)
  • [2017-05-23 1:00]

Witaj Luciano!
Very cute butterfly.
Good frame, colors and depth.
Well done.
Nice day.

Bonjour, cher Luciano,
Un papillon de cette beauté semble trop beau, et pourtant !
Ses couleurs sont superbes, l'on sent que cette sorte de poudre est très fragile.
Excellente macrophotographie.

  • Great 
  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8750 W: 57 N: 14665] (54272)
  • [2017-05-23 1:29]

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly, its orange and yellow tones make a fine contrast with the background. The sharpness is truly fantastic.

Hello Luciano
Photographing butterflies is one of the most difficult thing. It is my experience that they always will fly away again just at the moment I will take the picture. To late again. And when they are fluttering in the air it is totally impossible for me to get a good capture. But fortunately you did it very well here.
Excellent work, have a nice day, Groet Rob

Ciao caro Luciano,

Butterflies make such colourful and interesting subjects, from the colours and patterns of their wings to the length of their antennae.
Your use of shallow dof is excellent, giving sharp details against a useful oof b/g.

have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

  • Great 
  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13960 W: 1031 N: 27665] (132416)
  • [2017-05-23 2:19]

Hello Luciano,

Impeccable use of a shallow dof with good sharpness and superb color and saturation. Nice density levels and punchy light contrasts. The orange winged butterfly makes an obvious focal point. Tfs!

Hello Luciano,
This is a real beauty and you have captured it perfectly with superb colours and clarity. It stands out very well from the forest background. I can only imagine you have much more patience than me when stalking butterflies. Well done!

Hello Luciano,
I thought this was actually Silvio's specialty ;-). But you are obviously as clever as he in this difficult kind of photography. You were lucky to have this wonderful little creature sit completely still for at least a few seconds. You managed a crystal clear and sharp photo which gives us perfect view of its colours and patterns and also its environment.
Kind regards,

Fabulous clear details and colors of this butterfly, Luciano, a great macro.
Distinct contrast to the green leaf and surrounding.

Hello Luciano,

excellent image of this butterfly, details are impressive, this is a beautiful animal and you have captured it perfectly, well done,

Best regards,


  • Great 
  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24045 W: 523 N: 40143] (172908)
  • [2017-05-23 6:16]

Ciao Luciano,

Butterflies are always a wonderful subject, also this picture is very well.
An excellent composition and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Ciao Luciano,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition. La macro est impeccable et les détails sont d'une grande netteté et les couleurs sont parfaitement rendues. Beau choix de profondeur de champs.



  • Great 
  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10290 W: 175 N: 17352] (76959)
  • [2017-05-23 6:51]


it is similar one we have here in my town. nice view of the butterfly in its environment. good sharpness and quality of image. yes, it is difficult to take images of them.



Ciao Luciano, grande spettacolo che merita di esser visto da più delle tre persone che frequentano TN, favolosa bellezza in una macro di gran classe, con dettagli favolosi, splendida nitidezza e fantastici colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3188 W: 0 N: 7224] (53607)
  • [2017-05-23 7:59]

Excellent quality of this close up photo, the butterfly is fantastic and we can see all details on the head and on the wings, compliments
regards Ryszard

Ciao Luciano,

What a beautiful macro shot of the butterfly. I am not familiar with Lycorea halia (tropical milkweed butterfly), but to me it looks like the Monarch or Viceroy. From the very distant past when I was in high school and first heard about "mimicry in nature," I learned about the similar appearance of the two — the Viceroy which tasted delicious to birds, and the Monarch which was toxic. Birds avoided the former lest they inadvertently bite on the latter.

Warm regards,


Ciao Luciano, ottima macro di questa bella e interessante farfalla, molto ben catturato in questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, la luce, il colore e la qualità. Molto buona e interessante lavoro perfettamente realizzato, le mie congratulazioni mio amico. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bel lavoro.

Buona notte e la settimana felice.
Cordiali saluti da sud della Spagna.

  • Great 
  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3731 W: 2 N: 6087] (30960)
  • [2017-05-23 14:41]

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful capture of this butterfly, colorful photo.Excellent detailed picture with nice colours and good composition.
Nice work, fine presentation.

Ciao Luciano
anche qui in cerca di farfalle!!!
Direi che ti è andata molto bene, sai bene che non sono un intenditore, ma le cose belle riesco comunque a distinguerle e questa è davvero bella.

Bonsoir Luciano,

La feuille aide au cadrage du papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Lycorea halia cleobaea. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


Hello Luciano,
This is a beautiful specimen. I love the macro work, a flawless photo. Well done!

  • Great 
  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15156 W: 159 N: 26499] (138996)
  • [2017-05-24 1:19]

Ciao Luciano
Superbe capture du papillon colorée, bonne netteté et DOF, une image pour TN :-)
belle journée

  • Great 
  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13440 W: 0 N: 15998] (166028)
  • [2017-05-24 2:32]


quelle merveille ce papillon quelle couleur et rendu sur ces ailes fantastique captage et image quelle finesse et vue sueprbe captage et macro.
bravo et amitié

  • Great 
  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 889 W: 0 N: 1236] (12139)
  • [2017-05-24 11:08]

luciano hello...superb capture here,amazingly sharp and detailed!nice close crop too! love it! tfs dale

Hi Luciano, this is not the type of photography I normally engage with, but I must admit, you did a great job! Perfect sharpness where it needs to be, great light, great colors. I guess you have waited for this shot...

By the way, not only the butterfly is nice, but also the leave is so sharp, looks almost unreal... Well done.

Hello, Luciano!

Perfect macro photography of this butterfly, with perfect colors and sharpness! We can clearly see the beautiful details of its wings! The texture of the leaf is also great! Wonderful job!

  • Great 
  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 0 N: 2968] (20388)
  • [2017-05-24 16:23]

Ciao Luciano Quel beau spécimen plaisant à regarder puisque vous avez flouté le décor pour contenir l'attention sur ses ailes magnifiques! On dit que le papillon était une divinité chez les Aztèques. Votre science pour les identifier est admirable. Saluti

Hello Luciano
Very nice shot of this pretty butterfly
Eye-catching and lovely
Very good resolution
best wishes for you

Hi Luciano
yes, you're right on the mark with this one.
true natural beauty. love how the leaf seems to be coming at us in an almost 3D like way, and how the tip is folded under.
striking contrast of greens/oranges. this one is well deserving of 100pts. cheers

Hello Luciano,

very fine nature picture shiowing this butterfly in perfect sharpness and clarity. Very fine contribution to TE.TFS.

With regards from Luxemboug


Ciao Luciano,
Bella farfalla,
ottimi colori e bella nitidezza
cari saluti
e buona serata

Wow Wow Wow Luciano

TE should have a big thumbs up emoji here.

Splendid focus on this butterfly that perched upside down on the leave.

Marvelous color and composition.

Keep posting

Best Regards,


Hello Luciano,

Very nicely captured this beautiful butterfly, slightly blurred background make it bright and sharp, good color contrast and perfect framing, well done.

my warm regards,


Ciao Luciano,
fantastic wildlife photography! This is something I wouldn't do, especially having such beautiful beaches nearby :)
Fantastic quality of picture, we can even see a rough surface of the leaf.
Beautiful butterfly of course as well.
Great and well varied reportage,

Hi Luciano,
Beautiful picture.
I like your POV.Colourful composition with this beautiful buterfly.
Well done

Calibration Check