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Danaus chrysippus

Danaus chrysippus
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Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 406] (2181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-01 7:27
Viewed: 2417
Points: 12
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Danaus chrysippus, known as the Plain Tiger or African Monarch, is a common butterfly which is widespread in Asia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae ("Milkweed butterflies") subfamily of the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae.

It is believed to be one of the first butterflies to be used in art. A 3500 year old Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest illustration of this species.

The Plain Tiger can be considered the archetypical danaine of India. Accordingly, this species has been studied in greater detail than other members of its subfamily occurring in India.

The Plain Tiger is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 78 cm. The body is black with many white spots. The wings are tawny the upper side being brighter and richer than the underside. The apical half of the fore wing is black with a white band. The hind wing has 3 black spots around the center. The hind wing has a thin border of black enclosing a series of semicircular white spots

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Hallo Sujoy,
a very beautiful picture of the African Monarch, superb sharpness and splendid bright colours, very nice composition
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-01 9:52]

Very good sharpness and focus in a difficult position,i know how isn't easy to take these butterflies,i made an experience in my caribbean trip this month,whitout a pic...eehhehe...excellents contrast,colors and composition.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-01 10:58]

Hello Sujoy.
A very good image of this plain tiger.Nice composed with the flower. Natural light and colours too.
Best regards Siggi

Good composition and depth of field. Nice to see the butterfly from this angle. regards Yiannis

Ciao Sujoy, an other wonderful butterfly from you, splendid macro by difficult POV, great DOF, excellent sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Ciao Sujoi. So diffcult POV for this beauty in dynamic posture. Good sharp and details with excellent colours/light result.


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