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Monkey Puzzle Butterfly

Monkey Puzzle Butterfly
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies And Moths Of Rajibpur [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-05-15 9:21
Viewed: 1142
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this Monkey Puzzle Butterfly (Rathinda amor) in our yard.

The Monkey Puzzle, Rathinda amor is a small blue butterfly found in South Asia.

* It is distributed Western Ghats, South Indian plains, Ortisa, Kolkata....Assam and in Sri Lanka.
* Sexes are alike. Wingspan - 26 to 28 mm
* UPPERSIDE - Dark brown with white spots and cells
* UNDERSIDE - White to dark yellowish brown.

* This butterfly is found in jungle area of moderate to heavy rainfall, both in heavy forest and scrub. The Butterfly has a weak flight.

SOURCE - Wikipedia

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c'est superbe, bien cadré sur le papillon.

hallo Sri
super good sharpness composition with beautiful colours and super good light
thanks gr lou

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  • upul (141)
  • [2015-05-15 10:05]

Hell Srikumar Balial,

Good composition and sharpness. well done, TFS

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2015-05-15 10:50]

Very successful image of this mini butterfly.
Accurate point of view, sharpness, exposure and so on.
Amazing eye.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-15 13:24]
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Hi Srikumar,a great capture despite the diagonal light and the difficult location! Magnificent specie,bright colors and fine details,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-05-15 21:43]

Hello Srikumar,
Splendid macro of the Monkey puzzle butterfly.
Very sharp image with good details.
Thanks for the share,

Super macro Srikumar , TOP !!!

Thanks for sharing.


Hi Srikumar,

very nice picture with fantastic sharpness, colors and details.
I like the pearly color of the wings.


Ciao Srikumar, great macro of lovely small butterfly, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi Srikumar,

The leaves are helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details of the Monkey Puzzle butterfly. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Srikumar

Great Macro of this exotic butterfly, fine POV, beautiful lateral light,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, great DOF, TFS

Srikumar, thank you for your kind words on my photo « Northern Forests Ghost »,
the lens that you have the Tamron 70-300 would be a good choice, but for now
when I will have the budget my plans are to upgrade my DSLR to the D7100 or D7200.



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