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Lesser Gull Butterfly (dry season form)

Lesser Gull Butterfly (dry season form)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-03-02 7:09
Viewed: 2425
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
i took this photograph in this winter... almost three months back. in the Botanical Garden, at Shivpur.

Lesser Gull Butterfly (Cepora nadina) is a common but seasonal butterfly in India. they come in different colours... permutation & combination of yellow, black and white :)

...actually it depends on the seasons. it has got two looks. wet season form and dry season form. in wet season, a gorgeous chrome yellow on the underside is present... in both sexes... but in dry season, it becomes dull... the yellow is replaced by a pale umber hue.

this species is found in open areas in primary and secondary forest at altitudes between sea level and about 600m.

these butterflies can be found, mainly, in India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka... otherwise can also be found in Bhutan, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, south China, West Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and the Andaman islands.

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Hi Ruby! How are you today? Love the simplicity here. The central composition maybe controversial, but works in this case, and I am glad to see a bit of breathing space around the butterfly as well. The only think which seems unresolved is the white balance. Well, if you have a Photoshop, just go to "Image">"Adjustments">"Curves", click on "Auto Curves" and see the difference. In many cases the Auto Curves works fine... but not always ...unfortunately! But beautiful simple photo in my opinion Ruby!
George Veltchev

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