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Common Crow

Common Crow
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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: 2006-09-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-05 7:06
Viewed: 2904
Points: 45
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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 mimicry). 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 in Sri Lanka, India and Myanmar.

The Common Crow has three races:-
• Race vermiculata: (India) UPF spots increase in size towards the apex.
• Race core : (North India) These spots are more or less equal or reduce in size.
• Race asela: (Sri Lanka) These spots are very small and the terminal spots vanish to the apex.

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 food plants 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 chemical precursors to produce pheromones.

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

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-05 7:12]

Hi Ram,
Very smart butterfly, framed with a great taste. It seens that beauty is common in India.
Have a good day!
TFS, José M.

Hi dear Ram ,
very nice image.
lovely colours and nice frame.
well done.
thanks for sharing

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-05 7:14]

Hola Ram,
bella mariposa,
elegante pov y presentación...
buenos detalles...

Hello Ram, nice close up with good details and colors.
Interesting notes, too.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-05 7:42]
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Hello Ram
A new marvellous butterfly and a great presentation!
Beautiful colors and good focus with a nice point of view. Though the wings are too close to the edge above, I like very much the composition.
My compliments and TFS.

selam Ram; good shot ,Nice point of view shows fine sharp details on main subject.Beautiful colors and very nice blurry BG.Well done TFS

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-05 8:47]

Hi Ram.
Very nice capture of this beautiful butterfly.Good composition and nice point of view, a little tight in upside.I like pretty details on wing and his perfect pose on leaf.Brown butterfly in nice combination with green colour foliage.Well done,TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

HI Ram,
your butterflies are so exotic and big, I'm jelous - this one looks beautiful.
But I also found some nice ones here in Germany - but those tigers are much more impressive, thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-05 10:34]

Hello Sir,
Splendid shot,i love its posture and also arrangement of leaves.
As usual the texture of the leaves 're so well depicted.
TFS & Cheers
P.S:I think what u mentioned abt the Little Gymnast being from the Blue Family is right.Thank u:)

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-05 10:41]

Hi Ram,

This is so sharp and crisp! Wonderful colors - amazing details showing the lovely pattern. I love the various shades of green - a beautiful butterfly and a beautiful picture.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-05 10:42]

Hello Ram,
Very beautiful composition showing this Indian Crow settled on a leaf in a perfect position. Lovely colours and sharp details. I like the green colours of the background too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-05 11:38]

Hello Ram, another beautiful picture I lke the POV and BG although I think the butterfly should have a little bit more space on top..but still a fantastic shot..well done my friend..

Hi Ram,

Good one. I think less sharp and i didnot like the white border, which grabs the whole interest. I suggest you should use sigma 105macro for this.

Hi Ram, elegant butterfly, lovely composition with great details and excellent sharpness, great presentation, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-05 20:28]

Hello Ram,
Very nice macro with great details and colors, excellent work Ram.

Hello Ram,
Proud butterfly shows off its beautiful wings. A bit tight on the upper side of the picture. TFS.

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-05-06 2:25]

Nice capture this! Nice sharp image with lovely colours and composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-06 4:25]

Hello Ram,
Again a beautiful shot of a butterfly. In India you have these very smart butterflies, like the Tigers or this Common Crow. It must be fantastic to see them in the wild.
Best regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-06 4:26]

sir, This is really a good picture and lovely position of the butterfly. TFS Ganesh

Hi Ram,
This is a wonderful shot of this beauty.
I like the POV,colors and framing a lot.
Great job.

Bonjour Ram
Trčs joli ce macro, les détails et les contrastes sont réussis trčs jolis couleurs
et beau BG
Bravo et merci JP
Les sourires demain...

Hola amigo Tam.
Bella composición la que presentas hoy.
Fantásticos colores con un encuadre perfecto.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-08 1:24]

Hi Ram.
What an amazing butterfly you managed to capture. Your POV, its pose and scenery are great as well as the light, sharpness and details of the shot. Elegance of this specimen impresses. Presentation of this nice shot is excellent too. May by cropping on to top is strong a bit. However, great impressive shot. My best wishes and TFS.

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