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The Malabar Banded Peacock (Papilio budd

The Malabar Banded Peacock (Papilio budd
Photo Information
Copyright: vijeesh babu (vijeeshbabu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 122] (661)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: sony DSC W110
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-17 23:26
Viewed: 4657
Points: 16
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Scientific classification

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

Resembles Papilio palinurus but is larger. The upper side of the wings are also differ with the irroration of green scales more restricted, the outer half of the fore wing except a triangular patch from apex of wing downwards, and the outer thirds of the hind wing except a subterminal series of ill-formed lunules, devoid of green scales; discal transverse bands on both fore and hind wings similar to those in . palinurus but very much broader; the discal band of the forewing measured on the dorsum occupies considerably more than one-third of the dorsal length, while the discal band of the hind wing is as broad posteriorly as it is anteriorly (in . palinurus it is much narrower posteriorly); the ochraceous tornal ocellus brighter, not surmounted with blue; the subapical ochraceous lunule in interspace 7 also brighter and much larger. Underside similar to the underside in . palinurus, but on the hind wing the ochraceous lunules in the subterminal series proportionately narrower and much more conspicuously bordered on their innersides with silvery white. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen as in . palinurus.

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Hallo Vijeesh
What a welcome and colourful sight. It seemed as if Trek Nature was experiencing a standstill the last couple of days and your image is a welcome and pleasant sight. The contrast of colours seen in your image is wonderful, the butterfly is beautifully placed and the point of view is just a delight. The Malabar Banded Peacock is indeed a striking butterfly and you have presented it with style. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-18 3:38]

Hello Vijeesh,
Welcome back after almost two years. A macro in splendid colours and fantastic sharpness. Excellent DOF and POV. Beautiful contrasting background.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-07-18 5:48]

Hello Vijeesh,
Striking butterfly with this special blue colouration. What a fantastic encounter it must be to see it in the wild. Fine natural presentation.
Thanks alot

Hello Vijeesh,
Nice capture,excellent natural colours saturation and sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-18 15:53]

A great gift to the butterflies fans of TN like me! What a beautiful specie and what a top quality capture whit fine details and colors in the best exposure,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Amazing butterfly Vijeesh! Beautiful photo too. Good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness!

Beautiful capture with wonderful colors


Hello Vijeesh,
What a beautiful butterfly.
Excellent color and details .
Thanks for sharing.


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