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crimson rose mating

crimson rose mating
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, AF Nikkor 28-105 Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Passion Unlimited [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-19 12:39
Viewed: 4335
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a picture of “Crimson Rose butterfly” which is mating. This is butterfly is a common specie in India. I have taken this picture in “Butterfly Park” situated in Bannerghatta National Park, near Bangalore. This butterfly is common specie in India. I think this butterfly is resting on a flower, folding its wings or it is sucking nectar from it.
Any member of the insect subfamily Plebeian of the widely distributed Lycaenid family of common butterflies (order Lepidoptera). Adult Lycaenid, sometimes known as gossamer-winged butterflies, are small and delicate, with a wingspan of 18 to 38 mm (0.75 inch to 1.5 inches). They are rapid fliers and are usually distinguished by iridescent wings. The male's forelegs are reduced, but the female's forelegs are fully developed. Lycaenid larvae are short, broad, and slug like. Some species secrete honeydew, a sweet by-product of digestion that attracts ants. The ant’s stroke, or "milk," the larva with their legs to stimulate honeydew secretion.
This is a handheld shot. I used Nikon D-200 and nikor 28-105mm lens, which has built in macro.

Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc

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Hi arjun,
This is a very beautiful picture.Especially i liked the picture background.TFS

Hi Arjun,
What beautiful butterflies you have captured. Superb shot. POV could be better. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Arjun,
What beautiful color! Great catch for you to find the two of them together like that. Great photo. TFS

These Crimson Rose butterflies are so beautiful to look at, Arjun.
This is a wonderful hand held shot with perfect focus, delectable colours and fine details.
The overall composition is highly aesthetic.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Arjun,
Great close up, very colorful
you capture a nice moment of mate,
pity a litle OOF but well composed,TFS
Best regards/Lawhil

Awesome! Clarity and colors are superb. Excellent work, Arjun!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-21 3:24]

The colors on these butterflies are incredible,
That deep red really contrasts beautifully with the black and white.
Great moment captured in a fantastic POV.
TFS. : )

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-21 18:13]

A marvellous capture, my friend!
Excellent sharpness, DOF, colors and composition.
My compliments and TFS

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  • savran (121)
  • [2007-11-30 0:23]

Hi Arjun,
Congratulations. Excellent composition and colors. Very nice Crimson Rose butterfly photos. TFS.

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