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Papilio polymnestor

Papilio polymnestor
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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: 2014-06-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-17 4:21
Viewed: 1660
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Papilio polymnestor , commonly called Blue Mormon is one of the biggest butterflies of the sub continent. It is endemic to the western ghats of India and Srilanka.

The butterfly is most common in heavy rainfall areas, such as evergreen forests. Also common in deciduous forests and wooded urban areas, primarily due to the cultivation of its host plants, i.e. the Citrus species.

This was taken near a stream under thick forest canopy.

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照的很漂亮 很美麗的蝴蝶 也很清晰
這種品種真是太稀有的 照的很棒
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-17 7:13]

Hello Himanshu,
Nice photo of this butterfly with a good sharp focus on the left wing. F/7.1 was not enough to get the entire butterfly in details. Beautiful contrasting colours in a fine composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-17 7:45]

A great gift to the butterflies fan like me,this mormon is absolutely beautiful! Great capture with fine detail everywhere despite the diagonal perspective and difficult light too,very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Himanshu
very nice picture to show us this beauty
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-06-17 13:23]

Hello Himanshu,
A nice shot of this beautifully marked Blue Mormon. I really like the attractive pattern of it's wings. The contrasting black and white splotches and stripes are very eye catching and makes a fine attire for this particular species. Well done!!

Namashte Himanshu,..Really beautiful species.And the way you have presented is really attractive.Like its originality.Thanks for sharing,Regards and have a nice time,-Srikumar

Hi Himanshu,
Spectacular composition and excellent exposure. The almost b/w butterfly makes beautiful contrast with the pale brown background and is placed into the frame perfectly. Depth of field is great, too - although some noise may be detected here and there. But a nice shot overall, great visual impact.
Best regards, L嫳zl

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