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Junonia almana


Junonia almana
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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: 2015-11-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-14 0:03
Viewed: 989
Points: 12
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Though winter chill has already set in here in north India, days are still bright and sunny. Most insects have now gone into hibernation, so it was a pleasant surprise for me this morning to see some Plain Tigers and one Peacock Pansy chasing each other around on my school campus. I took this picture of Peacock Pansy when it settled for a moment on leaves.

Junonia almana, the peacock pansy, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It exists in two distinct adult forms, which differ chiefly in the patterns on the underside of the wings; the dry-season form has few markings, while the wet-season form has additional eyespots and lines.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junonia_almana

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-14 2:00]

Hello Ram,
Excellent sharply detailed photo of this Peacock Pansy in splendid light and colours. Nice choice of composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-14 4:12]

Hi Ram,very very nice specie,i seen something of this family in Cuba and Brazil,and it's always a great meeting.Perfect capture with great sharpness everywhere despite the wings position! Have a nice Sunday 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)
  • [2015-11-14 8:29]

Hello Ram,
Perhaps this may be the last look you will get of this beautiful butterfly until next year. You certainly made the best of it's encounter by capturing this lovely image for us. The Peacock Pansy is quite attractive as we can see, you did a fine job of photographing this particular specimen. Focus is razor sharp and colors are bright and natural. I like the shape of it's wings, reminds me somewhat of our Comma and Question Mark butterflies which are more prone to be out in cooler weather.
Ron

hallo Ram
beautiful colours and nice sunlight on this beauty
good sharpness and nice composition to
thansk gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-17 8:14]

Hi Ram,
Seeing beautiful butterfly in cold weather sure to please. Good composition and gorgeous
natural colors with lots of sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-11-18 7:28]

Hello Ram,
A very striking species of your country. Like you we still can see some butterflies aroud here, very unusual for November. But winter is coming soon and the end of butterfly-season will be real.
Kind regards
Anne

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