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Copyright: mahesh patil (maheshpatil) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 33 N: 227] (1237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-11 10:03
Viewed: 3556
Points: 22
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The Common Crow (Euploea core) is a common butterfly found in South Asia. In India it is also sometimes referred to as the Common Indian Crow. It belongs to the Danaid subfamily (Danainae, that is, Crows and Tigers) of the Nymphalidae family, that is, the Brushfooted butterflies.

The Common Crow is the most common representative of its genus Euploea. Like the Tigers (Danaus spp), the Crows are inedible and mimicked by other Indian butterflies(see Batesian mimcry). In addition, the Indian species of the Euploea genus shows another kind of mimicry, Müllerian mimicry. Accordingly, this species has been dealt with greater detail than other members of its genus in India.

The Common Crow (Euploea core) is a glossy black butterfly with brown underside with white marks along the outer margins of the wing. The wingspan is about 8-9 cms and the body also has prominent white spots

It is found everywhere in India right up into the mountains till 8000 feet. Occasionally it swarms in the low, wet, jungles of South India due to the abundance of its foodplants which are spread over three orders of plants

The butterfly, being protected by its inedibility, has a leisurely flight. It is often seen flying about shrubs and bushes in search of its host plants. It visits a large variety of flowering plant species. On hot days large numbers of these butterflies can be seen mudpuddling on wet sand. This butterfly also gathers on damaged parts of plants such as Crotolaria, Heliotropium to forage for chemicals precursors to produce pheromones.

Along with other Danaids such as the Tigers, the Common Crow is one of the most common migrating butterfly species

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euploea_core

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-11 10:36]

Hi Mahesh.
I think that you butterfly picture is excellent. You managed to reproduce the butterfly details and colours perfectly. The pose of this beautiful insect is amazing as well as the exactness and beauty of the flower. BG of your picture is very colourful and ex-pressive. Very nice and skilful work. My compliments.

Hello Mahesh
Very nice shot of indian crow,
Perfect focusing and composition,
Beautiful colors, Excellent.


Good sharp photo of beautifull butterfly. Good composition. Nice homogenous buckground. Perhaps the buckground is little bit to bright.
Best wishes

Perfecta imagen con esa nitidez tan extraordinaria que has logrado. Un fondo ideal. Buen encuadre y una nota estupenda.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Mahesh,

Exellent shot
superb sharpness, details, colours, composition, POV and DOF
nice blury BG

TFS Thijs

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-11-11 15:26]

Hi Mahesh,
Beautiful shot, with unusual but very effective POV, very natural colours and excellent sharp detail.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-11 17:51]

Hello Mahesh,
Excellent shot. Great DOF and POV. Lovely colors and very nice lighting. Amazingly sharp details and a very good composition done here.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-11-11 23:48]

Mahesh, the sharpness you got is really amazing. Congratulations.

Excellent pov, colors and saturation.

I like contrast and pov too.

A winner.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-11-13 1:27]

Really sharp details on this one, Mahesh.
The composition is excellent, with fantastic DOF.
Beautiful light and colors.
TFS. : )

Beautiful colors and excellent lighting and contrast.
Regards, Murali

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-01-10 13:17]

"Hanging" is a very nice butterfly photo. Outstanding sharpness, detail and exposure. Amazing DOF and nice green background.

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