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The Angled Pierrot (M)

The Angled Pierrot (M)
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Copyright: Arindam Mitra (arindammitra89) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 0 N: 137] (918)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-07
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-06 23:22
Viewed: 3511
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Angled Pierrot (Caleta caleta)is a species of blue butterfly found in South Asia.
Male upperside is dark brownish black, a broad medial oblique white band across both fore and hind wings, not extended on the fore wing above vein 5, above vein 3 produced shortly outwards and downwards into a hook-like form. Underside: white with the following black markings:—On fore wing a short, outwardly-pointed, oblique, clavate streak from base joined below to a semi-circular broad band that reaches the costa; a short, outwardly oblique, upper diseal bar, its outer edge generally emurginate; the apex, the terraen narrowly, a large irregular sub-quadrate spot touching it in the middle and a very large inwardly oblique irregular spot or mark close to the tornus. On the hind wing: a hook-shaped mark at base sometimes slender; an inwardly oblique short clavate bar from apex, three coalescent spots extended outwards from the dorsum above the tornus formed into a sinuate irregular mark; a spot further outwards in interspace 4; a terminal series of slender lunules and an anticilary fine line. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen black; beneath: the palpi, thorax and abdomen white.
Female. Similar to the male on both upper and under sides, but on the former the white medial band is narrower, on the latter the black markings are broader. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen as in the male
The butterfly flies rapidly, close to the ground visiting low flying bushes. Found along nullahs and shady paths. Visits damp patches.[3]
Found in jungle and lightly forested country with moderate to heavy precipitation

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Hallo Arindam,
a very beautiful macro shot of this marvellous butterfly taken from an excellen tpoint of view with good sharpness and splendid natural colours.
Best regards

wonderful and clear image of angled pierrot. It is a very confusing of all pierrots and is seen numerous in some locations only. tfs.

Hello Arindam,
fine capture of this lovely butterfly with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I like the green backgound that let stand out the white butterfly so well.
Best wishes,

Hello Arindam,
Excellent capture of a interesting species of butterfly.
It is a lovely image with exceptional colors, details and focus.
Thanks for sharing!

wonderful butterfly, excellent colors and very nice background in your picture Arindam, congratulations !

ciao, tino

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-17 6:19]

Hello Arindam,
A beautiful photo in great natural colours and white balance. Good sharpness. You can crop a piece of the left side to get the butterfly out of the centre for a better composition.

Hi Arindam,

Very nice capture of this beautiful Butterfly my friend, good focus with nice details in the wing areas, splendid natural colours and lovely green OOF background, great work Arindam and well done,
Best regards,


Arindam, this is such a beautiful shot of this butterfly. Off center would have been better. Remember the rule of thirds. Have a great day, Bill

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-18 11:07]

Hello Arindam.
A nice capture of this beautiful Angled Pierrot. Excellent composition, POV and Details.
BNest regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-19 1:12]

Magnificent pierrot and great pic,what a sharpness and details in this difficult light! Very nice composition too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks for share,LUCIANO.

Ciao Arindman, great macro of lovely butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Arindam,

A lovely butterfly with a colour palette that stands well in the greenery!
The level point of view works well, and the insect is captured with fine details...

Pablo -

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-21 7:02]

Hello Arindam,
excellent presentation of this pierr ot. The color contrast is simply wonderful. the sharpness and details are well seen.
Excellent job in composing the capture. Like the contrasting BW on green background.


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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-19 4:42]

Hi Arindam,
wonderful photo of this beautiful spicies,
excellent details, lovely colors, well composed !
Thanks !
Best regards !

Dear Arindam,
Very nice capture. the wing pattern of the butterfly comes out beautifully.
sharpness and colour is very perfect.
natural ambiance is added beauty.
with my best wishes,
samiran da

Hello Arindam,
Beautiful butterfly and you had captured it very well.Nice light and beautiful dots on white is really splendid.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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