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The Malabar Banded Peacock ( side)

The Malabar Banded Peacock ( side)
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/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-18 23:01
Viewed: 1954
Points: 22
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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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Nice to see the underside of this fantastic butterfly Vijeesh! Impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting and very good sharpness!

很漂亮的鳳蝶 今天有好多蝴蝶出現
照的很清晰 光線柔和

Hello Vijeesh Babu,
First time in your picture gallery attracting by this Butterfly.Well taken with good details.Nice sharpness and colour.I like its BG too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-19 2:47]

Magnificent capture of this fantastic beauty! What a specie and what a perfect details and colors,i like the classic pose too,maybe you could post the pic too large.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi ,
Very well composed, nice and sharp image..Thanks for sharing..


Hi Vijeesh,
Although smaller sized than the optimal / allowed here on TN, an impressive photo with interesting squared crop and beautiful composition. Technical details like sharpness, colors and depth of field are good, too, as the whole photo is very pleasant to look at. Nice job, congratulations.
Best regards, László

Hello Vijeesh,
Another nice capture,lovely colours saturation,excellent sharpness and taken from a perfect PoV.

Good capture of this species rarely seen on TN here, Vijeesh,
I would have preferred a bigger version, though.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-19 11:02]

Hello Vijeesh,
A pity that the photo is so small. Why not bigger? It's so beautiful. Sharpness and details are amazing and the colours are splendid. Excellent composition.
Have a good weekend,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-20 0:27]

Hi Vijeesh,
Gorgeous details and natural colours. Excellent composition
and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-07-20 10:01]

An impressive photgraph of a great specimen. Lovely colors, details, and composition. Wish you used a larger format.

Have a pleasant weekend,


Hallo Vijeesh
I really like your style in which you do your presentations, of the photos I have seen so far. The Malabar Banded Peacock is a striking butterfly with pretty shaped wings and eye-catching colours and patterns seen in between the overwhelming brownish colour. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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