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Common Banded Peacock

Common Banded Peacock
Photo Information
Copyright: vipin baliga (vipinbaliga) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 12 N: 44] (460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nokia N73
Exposure: f/3.2
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): ButterFlysOfIndia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-20 3:29
Viewed: 5107
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beautiful butterfly was lying on a footpath.
It didn't even attempt to fly away when I approached it with my cell phone. It was still as if it really wanted to strike a pose.

Thanks to you people I could finally identify the species...
Its a Common Banded Peacock...!!!
And what a marvellous specimen...!!!

I would to glad to receive workshops... :-)

Jayanagar 4th Block,
Bangalore, Karnataka.

Information on The specimen:

The butterfly is solitary and a fast flyer. It flies high above and forages on the trees (e.g., Creeper blooms on Bamboo). However, occasionally it is attracted to bright flowers of plants on the ground as well (e.g., dwarf red Ixora). It flutters in a hurry while sipping nectar.
It is distinguished due to its colour which is shiny fluorescent blue or green depending on the angle of observation. The magnificent colours are due to scales in interior of its wings. Also there are spots in the bottom of its hind wings similar to eye spots. The exterior of wings is brownish-black with patterns similar to eye-spots. Perhaps the only protection for this species is self-mimicry through the eye-spots as regards to its morphology, considering its bright peacock colours and its fast flight.

Distribution : Lower Bengal; Forested parts of Central and Southern India (including Kerala); Sri Lanka.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. crino

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Beautifull butterfly with so nice colours.Good picture.Regards.Alin.

Hey Vipin, welcome to TN! Its a nice picture keeping in mind that you took it using a cellphone camera. It shows a good view of this beautiful butterfly. Wish I also had similar species in my area.
Sorry, I can't help you with its identification but I am sure somebody else would do that shortly, as we have some really good experts on TN.

Hoping to see great pictures from you with a good camera! :)

Welcome to TN, Vipin Baliga!
Interesting picture on the first post. This is a classic image of butterfly, it shot with telephone nicely , but was one should improve colours and contrast.I made Workshop, I hope that it pleases you .
Thanks for sharing and best wishes

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-20 8:55]

Great debut in TN.
Lovely capture, great sharp, lovely colors.

Helli Vipin,

Unbelievable, you've very talent for the photograph!... you have taken this picture with the camara of a mobile phone, and it has been you very well!... good work, repeat... you have talent!

Still taken fotos!



amazing butterfly, TFS Ori

welcome Vipin!!!
impressive quality and beauty of this butterfly, you've captured with your mobile phone............
congratulation sERGIO

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-08-24 0:11]
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Looks like Common Banded Peacock(papilio crino).Well done with a cell phone camera.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-28 6:59]

Hello Vipin,
Though Alina's WS is an improvement, this is a fine capture of a Common Banded Peacock butterfly showing the open wings from a fine dorsal POV with good sharpness and lighting in this almost full-frame image.
Thanks and all the best,

Hi Welcome to TN and this is a wonderful capture considering that u are using a cellphone! Its a testimony that Equipment does not TOTALLY determine the picture, its more of skill and technique.
Congrats and welcome to TN once again!

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