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Talicada nyseus

Talicada nyseus
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-16 20:59
Viewed: 1183
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red Pierrot (Talicada nyseus) is a small but striking butterfly found in South Asia and South-East Asia belonging to the Lycaenids or Blues family. It is usually noticed due to its striking patterns and colors, especially on the nether wings.
This butterfly was observed in large numbers on my school campus this year and I have posted quite a few pictures of it. Anyway, here is another one that shows its upper wings.


Sri Lanka, South India, Meghalaya, Assam and North Myanmar


They are widely distributed in peninsular India and have been recorded from many localities in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, and Odisha. They are also found in the hilly regions of northeastern India and northern Myanmar. Studies suggest that they may be on the way to colonizing the foothills of the Himalayas due to changes in the habitat.


They are found in semi-arid plains, degraded patches of evergreen patches, semi-evergreen forests, gardens and hill stations.

Adapted from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talicada_nyseus

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-17 1:53]

Hi Ram,not easy to take so well this small beauty,the exposure is great to take the best black of wings,perfect detail and orange too,very very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Small Beauty!Nice color!!!

Hi Ram
照的很漂亮 很美丽的蝴蝶 也很清晰
沒看過這種色彩 真是少見奇特 花朵也很漂亮
构图也很美丽 真是好看

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-17 11:09]

Hi Ram,
Very nice capture of a beautiful butterfly.
Excellent sharpness details and amazing colors with interesting light.
Regards Jiri.

hallo Ram
great sharpness picture with beautiful colours and good details
thanks greeting lou

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2014-07-17 23:45]

great moment. very difficult see this butterfly opened like this. i was following this species for long to get a shot like this. nice image. real luck. tfs.

Hi Ram,

Wow what a stunning composition you have here, beautiful lighting to match these lovely colours, superb balance, excellent work here Ram, well done,

Best Regards,


Hello Mr. Thakur,

Thanks for sharing with us the beautiful Red Pierrot. The details, the colour & the pattern on the wings - all captured to perfection.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-19 10:55]

Hi Ram.
Stunning subject and brilliant reproduction of it. I am amazed with colours and low key of execution of the image, beautifulness of the butterfly and flowers, splendid smooth surroundings and the most impressive diagonal composition. Great job and warm regards.

Ciao Ram, great macro of fantastic butterfly, I never se before, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

WOW RAM you always capture magnificent beauty!! Sometimes don't you think "oh wow i have seen it all" and then..........another WOW yup thats what you share for me!! ((hugs)) keep on KEEPING ON!!! THe world is blessed by your vision!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-10 2:10]

Hello Ram,
A long time not see..I'm not so often on the site any more too. Lovely shot of this little beauty, I like very much the color-palette of this picture. Charming!
Take care!

WOW! That's wonderful indeed. I think India is a paradise for European butterfly watchers as there are many similar ones in shape and color plus many different types.


Ciao Ram. TFS the intersting specie taken in good details and beautiful colours.


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