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Lemon Pansy @ Junonia lemonias

Lemon Pansy  @ Junonia lemonias
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-135mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-26 5:30
Viewed: 2843
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First of all, I would like to thank Sumon and Nagraj for helping me in identifying the butterfly. Indeed I really appreciate their contribution to my process of learning a in identifying butterflies. I hope TN members would help me too. This totally a new field for me.
So I looked into some description in the internet .
Lemon Pansy Junonia lemonias
The Lemon Pansy Junonia lemonias is a common nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It is found in gardens, fallow land, and open wooded areas
It is the most common of the six Pansies in India. It is a very bold butterfly with strong territorial and aggressive behaviour but not as much as the Peacock Pansy. It flies quickly and strongly but with less fluttering of wings. It generally rests on the ground but not so frequently as the other Pansies and visits damp patches more often than the others of the genus.It is brown with numerous eye-spots as well as black and lemon-yellow spots and lines on the upperside of the wings. The underside is a dull brown, with a number of wavy lines and spots in varying shades of brown and black. There is also an eyespot on the lower side of the forewing. The wet and dry season forms differ considerably in coloration and even shape. In the wet season form the markings are distinct and vivid and the wing shape is a little more rounded. In the dry season form the markings are obscure and pale especially on the underside and the wing margin is more angular and jagged. This helps it camouflage in the dried leaf-litter. The Lemon pansy is a very active butterfly and can be seen basking with its wings open facing the sun. It sits very low to the ground and can be approached easily. It feeds with its wings half open. It is a fairly strong flier and flies close to the ground with rapid wingbeats and often returns to settle back in the same spots.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-26 5:48]

Hi Foozi,
This is a Lemon Pansy, Junonia lemonias, and it is a common nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. Wonderful shot with lovely colours and details on its spread-out wings. Perfect lighting and pose captured among the green leaves. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Junonia lemonias

Lemon Pansy.

Rgds Mike.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-06-26 7:04]

Hi Foozi,
this is very bold and beautiful lemon pansy.
you have cropped bit tightly, give some more space to make it better as you have got clear and colorful background. TFS.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-07-14 7:48]

Marvellous!!! So beautiful and so perfectly captured! I'm really delighted.
Thank you very much for this beauty, Foozi.
Best wishes

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