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Papilio polytes

Papilio polytes
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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: 2014-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-29 1:51
Viewed: 1016
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Mormon (Papilio polytes) is a common species of swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia.

This butterfly is known for the mimicry displayed by the numerous forms of its females which mimic inedible red-bodied swallowtails, such as the common rose and the crimson rose.


Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, southern and western China (including Hainan (Guangdong province), Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan (Ryukyu Islands), Vietnam, Laos, Kampuchea, Andamans, Nicobars, Eastern and Peninsular Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia (except Moluccas and Irian Jaya), Philippines, and Northern Marianas (Saipan).


Very common. Not threatened.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-09-29 3:15]

Hi Ram,
Beautiful swallowtail,nice details and focus. Colors and composition are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ram

Very nice shot on this beauty, very nice composition, fine details, nice POV, nice BG.



hallo Ram
very nice and sharpness picture
the colours are also beautiful
thanks gr lou

Hello Ram,
I lovr this superb specie. Pin sharp photo with outstanding focus and fantastic details. I like this excellent capture....A wonderful composition.

Ciao Ram, great macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful flowers, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-29 15:58]

Waaw Ram! The top of perfection to show us this fantastic black beauty! A magnificent capture with the best DOF for the best sharpness and great exposure too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Salam dear Ram,

Very very beautiful post from butterfly,
very nice and Thanks!

Hope and widh the friends will share the other beautiful shots from Nature like sea , Forests , Mountains and etc, as well !

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-10-01 4:43]

Very nice picture controling the light. Great composition. Congratulation. Saludos.

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