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Common Lime Butterfly

Common Lime Butterfly
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1, Butterfly of Santiniketan [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-11 6:15
Viewed: 2214
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common names: Common Lime Butterfly, Lemon Butterfly, Lime Swallowtail, Small Citrus Butterfly, Chequered Swallowtail, Mariposa del Muerte, Dingy Swallowtail, Citrus Swallowtail.
Papilio demoleus, the Mariposa del Muerte, is a common and widespread Swallowtail butterfly. It gets its common names from its host plants, which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime. Unlike most swallowtail butterflies, it does not have a prominent tail. The butterfly has also been referred to as the Butterfly of Death, a name it shares with a morphologically similar species, Papilio demodocus, which flies in Africa. The butterfly is a pest and invasive species from the Old World which has spread to the Caribbean and Central America.
This species can be found in forests but is normally associated with more open habitats ranging from semi-desert to Acacia scrub, beach hinterlands, savannah / woodland mosaics, parks and gardens. It can be found at altitudes between sea level and about 2000m.
I was found and photographed this nice butterfly at Santiniketan.
Thank you for viewing

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Hi Samiran

This looks to be a very fresh specimen, I have never seen a Lime this white before. They are normally a little yellowish. But superb exposure to get perfect balance between the dark and light colours. Fantastic capture in every way.

Hello Samiran,

Fantastic capture of this Lime perched on leaf. A perfect profile pose in good light and with impressive focus. The exposure has been very managed and the bg nicely blurred and complimentary to this butterfly's eye-catching hues. Well done!



Hello Samiran,
A great capture with beautiful colors, details & pose. Well done & presented. TFS & best wishes!


Ciao Samiran, great macro of lovely butterfly with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Samiran,
Nice capture of a Lime Swallowtail with perfect clarity and soft background,
With regards,-Joy

Hi Samiran,
excellent clarity on this photo. Great contrast. Amazing colours. Beautiful composition.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Samiran
YES!!this is super good sharpness
great pose with nice light and beautiful colours
i like this picture
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-09-11 10:16]

Hi Samiran,
Excellent portrait of a beautiful butterfly.
Very nice colours good composition and
superb sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Exceptional work here Mr.Samiran Nandy! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Ciao Samiran. Perfect taken MF! Magnificent colours with impressive details against the blurred BG.


Hallo Samiran
A wonderful, wonderful macro with details so brilliantly seen. The colours and patterns are gorgeous, the presentation such a delight. Thanks for sharing one of the best butterfly images I have seen in a long time. Best regards.

Hello Samiran
Amazing butterfly and great photo with excellent composition, wonderful soft colours and very good sharpness.

amazing close-up, perfect sharpness and light.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-12 4:19]

Hello Samiran,
What a beauty and so well presented with perfect sharpness and in a fine and simple composition.
Very well done!
Kind regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-09-15 19:34]

Hello Samiran,
A gorgeous butterfly which is uniquely marked and has posed so well for you. Colors are vivid, yet natural and detail is outstanding. I feel as though I could reach out and touch him through my screen. Great work!!

Hello Samiran.

Very nice picture. Good composition, good point of view. Many details and very acute sharpness. Good light.

Thank you for the sharing.

Hope to see you later.

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