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Danaus chrysippus

Danaus chrysippus
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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: 2015-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-06-01 8:11
Viewed: 854
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Danaus chrysippus is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 78 centimetres (2.83.1 in). The body is black with many white spots. The wings are tawny, the upper side brighter and richer than the underside. The apical half of the forewing is black with a white band. The hindwing has three black spots around the center. The hindwing has a thin border of black enclosing a series of semicircular white spots.

Background color and extent of white on the forewings varies somewhat across the wide range; see Systematics and taxonomy below.

The male plain tiger is smaller than the female, but more brightly colored. In addition, male danaines have a number of secondary sexual characteristics. In the case of the plain tiger, these are:

The male has a pouch on the hindwing. This spot is white with a thick black border and bulges slightly. It is a cluster of specialised scent scales used to attract females.
The males possess two brush-like organs which can be pushed out of the tip of the abdomen.


The range of the plain tiger extends from Africa and southern Europe, eastwards via Sri Lanka, India, and Myanmar to China, Java and Sulawesi. It is a very common species.


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Hi Ram,

Unfortunately this one has not come to the standard of your normal capabilities, you have over cropped this Butterfly to the point of pixel deterioration, thus inviting noise (in old terms grain) that has damaged this otherwise lovely exhibit,

Best Regards, your friend,


Ciao Ram, not your best macro but fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
A little noise possibly due to cropping, but this can be reduced to a point. You still managed to get sharp focus on the butterfly which was obviously fluttering it's wings, thus the curled wing position. White balance is right on the money rendering true and natural colors. Not sure what aperture you used, but you got decent DOF as both butterfly and flower buds in lower right hand corner are sharp.
Your Plain Tiger reminds me a lot of the Monarchs we see here in Ohio, definitely a beautiful specimen.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-02 1:47]

Hi Ram,magnificent capture of this common danaus,i like the perfect details everywhere despite the wings position.No problem for the noise in background,i prefere the original version and not the WS.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-06-02 1:52]

Hello Ram,
a beautiful species butterfly,nice photo..regards.

Hello Ram,
Brilliant capture.....Very nice specie. The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Hi Ram,

nice picture, well composed. The Butterfly is amazing.


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