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The Common Castor

The Common Castor
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-25
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-28 10:32
Viewed: 1971
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ariadne merione is also known as the Common Castor because of its larvae feed on Castor (Ricinus communis). This butterfly is belongs to the Nymphalidae family and found in different colours and patterns.
Males are little brownish but females are more diffuse in colour and the transverse lines are broader. The wet-season form, almost same except the ground-colour, which is little pale and the bands are more diffuse.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-28 10:40]

Hello Joy,
Beautiful photo in bright sunshine. Excellent sharpness, details and nice contrasting colours. Good choice of composition.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-28 10:42]

Hi Joydeb,the quality isn't at the top as usual,maybe you must crop a lot this pic and the details are a bit grained.A nice specie taken whit perfect exposure and beautiful colors.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Joydeb
Beautiful butterfly.Wonderful composition and capture despite the hard light.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

hallo Joy
very nice coloured composition with good details and nice light
thanks greeting lou

Hi Joy,
another interesting and nice butterfly. Very good light. Perfect composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Joy, great macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Joydeb. Excellent contrast here and beautiful bright colours. What interesting specie of butterfly!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-09-28 12:39]

Hello Joydeb.
This is a superb composition with natural exposure and colors. Details are very sharp and this specie is a beauty!Best regards Siggi

excellent image of common castor. good lighting and sharpness. a very difficult butterfly to photograph. good work. tfs.

Hello Joydeb,
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Lovely colors, perfect exposure and superb light. This is a very nice species of butterfly. Difficult to take a image at this very low level....Thanks for sharing and useful photographers note.

Hello Joy

Excellent photo of this butterfly posed at ground,
fine POV, DOF, beautiful light, excellent focus,
sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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