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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamButterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-11 10:29
Viewed: 3228
Points: 18
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Hi all,
This is a mating display of "Red Postman" Butterfly! some of the butterflies usually do this display and i'm sure its some kind of mating display.
This was taken when i visited ARTIS for the first time!
Hope you people will like it.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-08-11 10:37]

Goutham, Nice note and well you have managed to shoot this on the movement. But slightly blur image which is understandable. Thanks for sharing friend. Ganesh

Interesting capture. I have noticed the butterflies' behavior during mating. It is interesting how the female butterflies are aroused in the presence of male butterflies of the same specie. I do not know how they identify their own specie as well as feel presence of male. The behavior you have captured, that of female showing interest in mating by raising the back is an interesting moment. Not only have you captured the male in the act, you have also captured the male in the picture. Great show.
- Murali Santhanam

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-08-11 10:55]

Hello Goutham,

This is the first time I am seeing a photo displaying the 'courtship behavior' of butterflies.Excellent capture. I have also noticed this kind of display among butterflies ready to mate.You have captured the moment with good sharpness and POV showing the approaching male and the body arched female.Very educative shot.
Thanks for the share.

Dear Goutham, Nice moment captured well. Good record for illustration and study.
with best regards.vab.

That's lovely, Goutham, a nice moment, we realy can see the butterfly flying here.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-11 13:09]

Hi Goutham. Good timing on your part to see and capture this shot. rich colours and detail. the one flying looks just as good blurred. very well done TFS.

Hello Goutham,
Great capture!
Nice colors and POV. Excellent composition.
Well done!
Josť Roberto

Hi Goutham,
A beautiful capture of this lovely courtship love of these lovely butterflies. And the blur action of the male works very well here. Nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Bonjour Goutham
I like much the effect of take-off, with the blur moving of the colors
Very often that does not give anything beautiful, but there you very succeeded
Thank you

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