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Common Five Ring

Common Five Ring
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-23 6:14
Viewed: 2361
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Five Ring, Ypthima baldus is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in Asia.


Male: Upperside brown, both fore and hind wing with terminal margins much darker, and generally with more or less distinct subbasal and discal dark bands. Fore wing with a large, slightly oblique, oval, bi-pupilled, yellow-ringed black, pre-apical ocellus. Hind wing with two postdiscal, round, uni-pupilled, similar but smaller ocelli, and very often one or two minute tornal ocelli also.
Underside similar to the underside in Y. philomela but the ochraceous-white ground-colour paler, tin-transverse brown strice coarser, the ocelli on the hind wing more distinctly in echelon, two tornal, two median, and two pre-apical, and on both fore and hind wing more or less distinctly defined, subbasal, discal and subterminal brown transverse bands.

Female: Differs on the upperside in having the area surrounding or bordering the ocelli on both fore and hind wing paler, closely irrorated with brown striae, the discal transverse band generally clearly defined, and very often both the tornal, and at least one of the apical, ocelli distinct. On the underside it is paler than the male, and has the subbasal, discal and subterminal transverse dark bands more clearly defined.


Sub-Himalayan India from Chamba to Sikkim and Bhutan. Central India and the hills of southern India and the Western Ghats. Assam, Myanmar and the Tenasserim.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ypthima_baldus

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hello Ram,

it's always fascinating to capture a butterfly on to a flower. though this is a very common species here, but the presentation was good. by the way, is there any yellow colour cast in the photograph? seems so. but i can't trust my monitor now a days :)



hello Ram
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
great composition
thanks greeting lou

Hi Ram,
nice photo of this butterfly. Very good colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely butterrfly on nice flower, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ram. Good taken indeed from the difficult POV. Very good details and sharp. Beuatiful colours.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-23 11:27]

Hello Ram,
Beautiful sharp detailed photo in a nice environment. Fine composition. Pleasing natural colours.

Hello Ram,
A wonderful capture of this beautiful butterfly. I would imagine with it's unique markings it would be fairly well camouflaged while sitting still on a branch. Taken from an attractive low POV and showing nice detail. Good DOF and just the right exposure. Well done!!
As Ruby mentioned, the white balance might be off a tad, but this could also be due to time of day the photo was taken.

Hello Ram!
Interesting buterfly and beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful colours.

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