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Copyright: nazir badar (nazirbadar) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 66 W: 20 N: 41] (436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 10:27
Viewed: 3640
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Blue Tiger is unmistakable with blue streaks oval spots on a dark background. They have a slow weak flight. Adults congregate in large numbers along creek banks along northern Queensland coast in dry season.

wingspan: 72mm

rainforest, vine thickets

rainforest vines

lays eggs on rainforest vines. The caterpillars feed on the leaves (usually Secamone elliptica) and pupate on the plant.

coastal Queensland and New South Wales, and top of Northern Territory

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Tirumala
Species: hamata
Common Name: Blue Tiger

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-18 10:29]

Great capture. Congratulation this wonderful and sharp butterfly.

  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-08-18 10:46]

Namaste Nazir,
Super sharp and detailed, excellent colours, very good composition and POV.

Hello Nazir,
Wonderful capture, super sharp details and colours.
Well done!

Hi Nazir,

Great macro capture of the adorable butterfly in action. The colors are well defined in your picture and the sharpness and POV are just great. The blurred BG is just wonderful and gives great contrast to the dark colored butterfly.
Well seen!

thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

Perfect shot Nazir. Apart from the colors on the butterfly I also very much liked the pastel colors of the leaf and the stem.
Great man. TFS,

Excellent capture and a beautiful image Nazir. Just a superb composition, and presentation... TFS.


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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2009-08-18 23:57]

Hi Nazir,

Very crisp and colorful image! I wish that I had my butterfly book here so that I could give you an ID -- I'm not at home tonight. You've nicely blurred the BG with the shallow DOF created by your f/3.3 aperture. A very fine addition to the TN gallery! TFS.


A beautiful shot, I do so wish you'd removed the noise in the BG (the dots).
Otherwise a splendid shot!

Hi Nazir!

Good picture, calls the attention excellent colors. Good optical adjustment and good details. The central composition seems very suitable. The fund shaded very well, hurts that is something of noise. This can correct with Neat Image, made an one small WS so that you assess the result.



Hi Nazir,
very nice picture from this butterfly with good pov and sharpness.
fine natural colours.


Hi Nazir
Very good composition and beautiful picture.. I LIKE THE PATTEN ON THE WINGS...Sharpness and details perfect...If you write some notes about picture would be nice and more informative....Still pretty and excellent picture... TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-08-22 11:44]

Hi Nazir,
This is a beautiful Blue Tiger (Tirumala hamata).
Very sharp, great pose, good light and colors.
Lovely blurred BG.
You can google Blue Tiger and put some notes on your post. : )
TFS. : )

Hello Nazir,
a splendid picture of the Blue Tiger taken from an excellent POV with good sharpness, i like the wonderful composition with the contrast of the colours saturated of the butterfly against a soft BG, well done
Best regards

Buena luz, colores y encuadre. Si se eliminara algo el ruido electrónico, creo que mejoraría mucho la toma.
Saludos Nazir: J. Ignasi.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-24 10:59]

Hello Nazir,
Beautiful photo, but it's what Jesus said, there's noise in the BG. The rest of the photo is good in a very nice composition. Beautiful coloured butterfly and excellent sharpness.

Hello Nazir.

Fantastic photography of this butterfly.

Good point of view and good composition of the picture. Very good sharpness and vzry good depth of field. I like the very brilliant colors from the wings of the butterfly.

Thank you for the sharing.

See you soon on treknature for other pictures.

All the best.


Hi Nazir,
This is a very beautiful butterfly with very pretty colors and a beautiful dotted body. I also like you composition with the wonderful soft OOF BG and the great isolation of the subject. Maybe a slight noise reduction on the BG would do good.

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-29 8:52]
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Hi Nazir,
excellent composition. the flower is beautiful but the butterfly is very arresting. nice patterns and you have skillfully freeze it with excellent sharpness. The pattern on the wings is so pretty.
Well done.


Hi Nazir,
Great shot. Very well composed,good colours and sharp
Thanks for sharing

amazing closeup ! TFS Ori

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2009-09-01 11:28]

Hello nazir,

Beautifull butterfly, excellent capture.
Very sharp details and colors are great.
King regards.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-09-30 9:18]

Hello Nazir.
The body of this butterfly reminds me a Monarch.
Very well taken with accurate POV, clean background, nice focus.
Greetings and TFS.

  • Great 
  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-10-16 22:29]

Hi Nazir,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful Blue Tiger in a classic pose. Immaculate sharpness, colours and lighting. The DOF is perfectly handled and it lets the subjects stand out from the BG nicely. Very pleasing composition. Kudos.

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