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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterfly Encyclopedia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-29 6:36
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not much to write about this beautiful butterfly which features very regularly on TN. But I have not posted many images of this species maybe because they are not as good in comparison. However I have always enjoyed chasing them and clicking whenever I have had oppurtunities. I honestly feel that the more you see them the more you like to see them. I present today one of my modest efforts made in one of my many sojourns to remote butterfly havens. Hope everyone would like it. They indeed are the most colourful butterflies - the flying Tiger.

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Tribe: Danaini
Genus: Danaus
Species: D. chrysippus

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-08-29 6:50]

hi sumon,
i agree with you, these plain tigers are joy to watch but difficult to capture in its full glory. this one is pretty good in details and colors. the more you chase the more desparate to capture them. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-29 6:50]

Hello Sumon,
It may be commonly seen here but it is sooo beautiful and here you've captured it from a lovely POV and in a fine pose almost hanging from the little bud. Excellent sharpness and colours and a beautiful composition. Very well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

hello sumon,

so common yet so charming is this butterfly that its always holds the attention. inspite of posting so many images of this butterfly i still cant ignore them.

you have presented a fine shot of the plain tiger, the tight composition, the lovely colors, the details of the wings makes it a top class plain tiger shot and thats what we always expect from you.

tfs & regards

Hi, Sumon,

beautiful!! great colours, details and composition. tfs.

Man Yee

Hola Mana, si es cierto que muchas fotografias de esta bonita mariposa, pero pocas con este alto nivel de detalle.
Excelente exposición, buena definición y textura y unos tonos de color preciosos.
El fondo limpio y desenfocado realza todavia más esta belleza.
Un saludo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-08-29 8:17]

Hello Sumon,
Fantastic photo in great sharpness and details. Excellent clours, POV and DOF. Beautiful composition.
Have a great weekend,

Hi Sumon.
Beautiful butterfly, splendid colours, excellent sharpness, applause.
I greet Robert.

Hi Sumon, superb macro capture of this Danaus butterfly perched on a flower head with great clarity and POV/DOF.
Many thanks for sharing this.


Hello Sumon. Interesting that I posted a Tiger with wings too :-). Sharp copy as always with the perch that curls the plant looking like a continuous semi circle. Excellent framing in good colors. Well done and best regards. Jusni

Hello Sumon,

What a wonderful shot and a wonderful butterfly. the sharpness is amazing. Excellent composition and exposure. Very good natural colours.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-29 9:57]

Hi Sumon,

A modest attempt?? This Flying Tiger is beautiful. Wonderful pose, excellent colors, sharp details, and a lovely setting. It's a great shot.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-29 10:13]

Hi Sumon,
Superb macro!
Extremely sharp and incredible colours,
perfect composition and framing.
Very well done!
Regards Siggi

Merhaba Sumon,nefis bir kare,kutluyorum,ellerine sağlık:)

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-08-29 11:59]

Hi Sumon!

Indeed, there's not much to say about this marvellous butterfly. It's often seen on TN, but not always with this quality. I believe it's not possible to do better: the details are superb, the colours and the lighting are perfect. The only thing I can add: I can't get enough looking at it.

Kind regards


Hello my dear old friend,
I loved how the butterfly legs grip on the flower bud!
the pose is just perfect with the sharpness, wonderful colour and details, simply outstanding!
many thanks for the sharing
take care and have a wonderful weekend, my buddy!

Hello Sumon,
Very nice picture of this common butterfly.
- Nirmal

Hi Sumon Da,
A nice capture of this beautiful plain tiger. It is very well composed with superb sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-30 4:37]

Hello Sumon, As you said in your note nothing to say about this beautiful butterfly and I have nothing to say about this beautiful shot. All your shots are class. Ganesh

Hi Sumon.
Fantastic picture!
Wonderful butterfly! Exuberant colors!
Excellent sharpness and contrast.
Pleasant composition.
Congratulations by wealth of details.
Best wishes,
José Roberto

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-30 7:54]

Wow! Perfect shot again Sumon, everything in it is just perfect, well done, congrats!


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-08-30 15:11]

Absolutely superb shot, Sumon!
Excellent parallel POV.
Superb DOF and BG.
Very, very sharp with incredible detail.
Brilliant colours.

Exceptional work!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-08-31 8:53]

Hello Sumon,
I like the POV, color tones, composition and details.
All the best,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-08-31 18:21]

Beautiful shot of this butterfly, Sumon.
An excellent side POV that shows off the colorful markings on the wings.
The pose with the head at an angle adds interest to the picture.
Very sharp details throughout.
TFS. : )

Hmmm....I've seen jumping tigers, but am still to come across the flying variety!;)
Actually I've seen this butterfly many times, but i just can get it to pose!
As usual, Sumon da, an awesome shot!

Ciao Sumon, fascinating butterfly with fantastic colors, splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola Sumón,
Preciosa toma de este bello ejemplar que nos muestras con gran definición y detalle, una luz y color muy bellos, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-09-04 21:51]

Hello Sumon,
So good to see you, and this wonderful image. So sharply detailed and nicely color. Superb work once again.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-04 22:47]

Hello Sumon,
I seem to have missed your latest postings so I have chosen these last two.
This closed-wing capture of D. chryssipus is perfect in every respect, both technically and esthetically.
This species may common and popular but this presentation of it is unbeatable!
Thanks for sharing this,

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-09-04 23:00]

Des ailes bien mises en évidences.
Bonne journée.

extraordinaria belleza la de esta mariposa,muy buena foto..

Great colours, details and composition.

Hello Sumon,

Impressive details in the wings!
So silky-crisp, so rich in colours...
The insect shows an impressive pose, that is very well captured and the chosed DoF adds a fine 3-D effect to the subject!

Pablo -

I'm dropping by TN once in a while, but I doubt I will post again in the near future!

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