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Sahyadri Rustic Cupha Erymanthis

Sahyadri Rustic Cupha Erymanthis
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Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 13 N: 327] (2187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-11-11 6:18
Viewed: 2986
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today a butterfly which is basically a forest dweller, bright coloured, not easily captured with open wings and hence not a regular guest on TN.

The Sahyadri Rustic (Cupha erymanthis Maja) is a species of brush-footed butterfly found in forested areas of tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia.

The Rustic is an orange-brown butterfly with a characteristic broad yellow discal patch on the forewings followed by a broad black apical area.
The males and females are identical.

The Rustic is a relatively common species in the forests of South and South East Asia. It is often spotted close to where its host plant, Flacourtia rukam can be found.

The Rustic is an active butterfly and usually appears on sunny days. It is an alert butterfly and is difficult to photograph as it flits from leaf to leaf and rarely stops for long. Even when alighted on a perch, its wings are often moving continuously, ready to take off at the slightest distraction.

Lots of detailed notes at:

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Ciao Himanshu, great macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-11-11 7:59]

Hello Himanshu,
A fantastic capture of this gorgeous butterfly showing excellent details and lovely colours in beautiful light. I like the diagonal composition too!
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Hi Himanshu,

Nice picture of this rare butterfly with good details & colors.
Very well captured from a good POV. Interesting note. TFS.

Hello Himanshu,
Great shot of this Sahyadri Rustic with it's lovely colours, a good POV and superb detail. Well done.

Hallo Himanshu
I like the colours in this image, as it is bright and comes across beautifully. The detail seen is sharp and the point of view great. The natural sunlight adds to the beauty of the image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

what a lovely lil butterfly! So great you got him! Lovely composition too

Hello Himanshu
Another impressive photo of an amazing butterfly!

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-11-12 10:00]

Excelente foto de qualidade muito boa, cores e nitidez bela e agradável ,meus parabéns por esta belíssima imagem.

Hello Himanshu,
This great image deserves a small workshop to improve the sharp and reduce a bit of noise in background, Nothing serious! just two tiny adjustments! Really a wonderful picture with great light and POV sublime ... Obviously also a beautiful butterfly!
I hope you like the small WS!
Regards & TFS!

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