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Indian Fritillary

Indian Fritillary
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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: 2015-05-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-05 7:59
Viewed: 714
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One doesn't see this Indian Fritillary frequently. This is my second encounter with it in the last 3 years. I shot it yesterday on my school campus. It was somewhat restless and reluctant to open its wings. I captured this shot with wings partially open through sheer luck.

Argynnis hyperbius, the Indian fritillary, is a butterfly of the Nymphalid or brush-footed butterfly family.


The Himalayas, in the outer ranges from Campbellpur in the Punjab to Sikhim; Oudh; Agra; Manbhum in Bengal; Assam, the Khasi Hills; Upper Burma; extending to China and Formosa; Sumatra; Java. Can also be found in southern Japan. [Archaic place names date this information back to British rule in India. -Ram]


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Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely butterfly, excellent sharpnes, splendid light, fine details snd 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)
  • [2015-05-05 14:32]

Hi Ram,the best as possible by this difficult wings position,a very interesting specie cathc in a beautiful composition,useful post for me,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-05-05 19:48]

Hello Ram,
Your patience paid off nicely even though the butterfly wanted to play a little hard to get with you. A beautiful specimen and in fine focus. I like the framing and you managed the exposure very well in what appears to be full sun. Colors are well saturated yet natural and I like the blurred BG.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-05-06 0:25]

Hello Ram,
a very beautiful butterfly,thanks..

hallo Ram
lovely composition with super colours
nice picture to see
thanks gr lou

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-05-06 12:12]

Hi Ram

Excellent image of Indian fritillary in a very nice composition, despite the difficulties the colours are very nice as the pattern of wings as well, good sharoness and details.



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