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Orange Oak Leaf

Orange Oak Leaf
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Copyright: Sindhu Ramchandran (Sindhur) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 53] (425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-19
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-23 22:18
Viewed: 3154
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Orange Oakleaf or Dead Leaf Kallima inachus is a nymphalid butterfly found in tropical Asia from India to Japan. With wings closed, it closely resembles a dry leaf with dark veins and is a spectacular example of camouflage.

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You are right... that is spectacular camouflage! Thanks for sharing such an amazing butterfly.

Evelynn ; )

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-24 2:36]
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Hello Sindhu, Some queries, Did you shoot this in the night? Did u use the flash? from the shot it looks like it is standing on the globe as the white objects looks round. Well done Ganesh Slightly need more light to the object.

I have seen this species for the first time and I am impressed with your effort, Sindhu.
Your image gives a good impression of its lower wings. It does look like a dried leaf. I wonder how its upper wings look, though.
You took this shot with the butterfly sticking to some fabric, right?

Hi Sindhu:

Beautiful butterfly...very similar to Sudamerican Memphis species.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-08-24 22:17]

Hello Sindhu,

Very interesting butterfly you have presented in your photo. Despite the darck colors of the wings and the high contrast with the fabric beneath you rendered well wing's pattern. Butterfly has indeed very special color tones you made visible.

Thank you for sharing,

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