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one..two..three : free !

one..two..three : free !
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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: 2012-03-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-14 5:59
Viewed: 2234
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
these photographs were also taken on the day of Holi... the International Women's Day, as well...

found this gorgeous in the Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary.. that sanctuary has got only one this kind of butterfly, i guess. very rare, and seen one at time only... and as i said, rarely.

it was my first shot on this type of butterfly. my first time seeing too.

no. well, not first time. but never had seen basking before. very restless butterfly... large, and very rare too [in our place].

i remember my first experience with this beauty! i had been looking for birds/ butterflies... i was roaming around in the sanctuary... and then something passed by... close to my face... before i could understand what it was, it was gone... and what i was left with was a strange feeling... it was a short encounter, and i knew i had seen an angel! such a beauty!! when it flies, it's no more peacock blue/green... it's royal blue... and just a mind blowing view!

since then i started longing for it... worshiped, rather... i saw it again , on another day, but flew off so fast... couldn't get the time to digest what it was.. once again.. just remembered it was a breathtakingly beauty...
then again, on another day..

it was basking in front of me! i simply can't explain what was happening inside me when i saw it like that... i had to take photograph, but as if i forgot how to...

yes. this is a Common Banded Peacock butterfly (Papilio crino)... from the genus 'Papilio'.
it's wingspan is about 10 to 12 cm... quite large, but smaller than the Blue Mormon butterfly (Papilio polymnestor), which is 12 to 14 cm!
[see my previous butterfly post]

this butterfly is mainly found in India and in Sri Lanka.

PS: here i am sharing my first photographs on this butterfly. but only i know that no justice is done to it's beauty here. am waiting for a better scope with better (suitable) background and less sunlight.

till then, this will do :)

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To ana974: thanks Anarubyfantacy 1 03-15 08:45
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Hi Ruby,
Good idea to show stages of wings opening. This butterfly is a real beauty. TFS this rare species.

oh i LOVE THIS STORY!! 'encounter' you have no idea how this blessed me reading this! Kisses from heaven!!!! and the photography EXCELLENT..need to see even MORE! :0)

Ciao Ruby, great trio of beautiful macro of fantastic butterfly, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Ruby,great idea and great result,i wish to meet me too one day a beauty like that,fantastic specie and magnificent pics in differents wings position.Great sharpness,colors and light balance.Thanks for share,Luciano.

Hello Ruby!
Nice idea to make this collage!The butterfly is beautiful!I know how difficult is to shot it! ufa! it is very complicated to me!But I hope you take a super pic from a great butterfly in the future!This one here is amazing!Bravo!TFS
Regards from,

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery!I appreciated it!

beautiful .....proudly a photograph by Ruby Sarkar! Good evening/day my distant friend! Love the creativity used here with this simple collage, although I would like to see the top image in greater resolution...looks an impressive capture! But what a spectacular species!I have a workshop for you Ruby...but lets rather leave it as it is!
George Veltchev

Amazing butterfly and interesting presentation Ruby! Impressive photos with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-15 0:45]

Surely it obliged you to take photographs in different stages of opening, cute butterfly. You Should post the fully opened separately, please..

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-15 18:52]

Hello Ruby,
I can see why you were so thrilled to finally get a shot of this beautifully marked butterfly. The iridescent green in contrast to the turquoise stripes is just stunning. Love the three frames showing the wings at different stages of being opened. Great idea!!

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