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Copyright: Paromita Dey (paromitadey) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 23] (112)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-11-06 22:11
Viewed: 3240
Points: 6
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Captured this couple [Five Bar Sword Tails (Graphium antiphates) - courtesy vral] mud puddling beside a lake in Deokund, close to Chandipur in Orissa.

Mud-puddling is the phenomenon mostly seen in butterflies and involves their aggregation on substrates like wet soil, dung and carrion to obtain nutrients such as salts and amino acids. (information courtesy - Wikipedia)

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To matatur: Thanks Mehmetparomitadey 1 11-09 00:13
To gannu: Thanks Ganeshparomitadey 1 11-09 00:12
To vral: Thanks vralparomitadey 1 11-09 00:11
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Hi Paromita,

What a lovely pair, the colours are beautiful, hope you could identify them and given some notes on species would have been better.TFS.

Hello Paromita,
Welocome to TN.
these are Five Bar Sword Tails (Graphium antiphates)mud-puddling.
Image is soft overall so I gave a workshop. Hope you like it.
Thanks for sharing

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-07 0:42]
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Hello Paromita
WoW good color and good shot. Nice sorroundings. Good composition. Keep shooting.Ganesh

A fine composition with a pair of finely formed swordtails in tandem Paromita, welcome to TN my friend.

  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-09 20:54]

Hi Paromita,
What a wonderful mud-puddling scene you have presented of these beautiful Fivebar Swordtails. Looks great. Though the image is a bit soft and the POV is not the best but still it looks superb. A more lateral POV would have made this picture even more attractive. I also took a picture of it (not good) inside Chandaka WLS a few months back in absolutely poor light. You have captured two and in good natural light.

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