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Small orange tip

Small orange tip
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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: 2007-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, AF Nikkor 28-105 Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-27 9:45
Viewed: 2674
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Small Orange-Tip , Colotis etrida is a small butterfly of the Family Pieridae, that is, the Yellows and Whites, which is found in India.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Pieridae

Genus: Colotis

Species: C. etrida

Adult upperside male white with sparse black scales at the base of both wings. FW with a broad black apex enclosing an oval orange patch, traversed by black veins and a small black disco-cellular spot. HW with a costal black sot and a series of large black marginal spots. The discal band of the underside visible. Underside white FW with prominent cell spot and the orange patch visible slightly. HW with a small black spot at the end of cell and a discal brown band. Female similar to male except the base with dense grey scales, markings darker and longer. FW with reduced orange patch and a discal row of 3 black spots. Wingspan 25-45mm.

An African butterfly found in the drier low land habitats. Shows considerable degree of individual and seasonal variations. Only member of Colotis, seen at altitudes of 2300 m in south and 2900m in the north. With weak fluttering flight, it keeps close to the ground. Visits flowers of Tridax procumbens but never water.

Green. Body rouogh with lateral broad white and purplish brown bands. White band spotted with orange above the spiracles.

Feeds mainly on Capers, mostly on Cadaba fruticosa.

Endemic to India and Srilanka

I shot this butterfly at omkar hills, Bangalore. I had not seen this butterfly before and is a pretty one with nice colors.I came to know the name of this one with the help of my other fellow photographers(murali uncle,satish uncle and goutham ramesh) who are all members in TN.I also searched in websites like www.wikipedia.com and www.naturemagics.com

Thank you.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-08-27 9:48]

Hello Arjun,
stunning focus, sharpness and detail-richness. The butterfly is professionally presented. A well composed picture with respect to geometry, lights and colours.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Arjun,
This a beautiful picture. The details are very well captured and looks like your pics and techniques are improving day by day :-)

Hi Arjun,
Great capture! Exuberant butterfly!
Very nice colors, sharpness and POV.
Congratulations for the wealth of details.
Well done!
My best regards!
José Roberto

Hello Arjun this is very sharp and detailed I like the fine exposure control on the whites very well taken tfs rgds Necip.

Excellent capture, Arjun. You have got the focus perfectly right and I'm impressed with all those details and colours.
Well done and keep it going.

Hi Arjun,
A beautiful specimen you have posted here today. I am seeing it first time here on TN. Nice sharp details with excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Arjun
Excellent shot of this Orange-Tip,
Perfect focusing,lighting and sharpness,
Superb shot, Welldone.


hi arjun,

excellent focus details and natural environment!!!great picture!

bonjour arjun
voila un beau specimen,beaucoup de details dans la texture des ailes,la netteté est tres bonne sur la tête tout comme l'exposition sur l'ensemble de l'image;

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  • Perro Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 59] (553)
  • [2007-08-28 7:41]

Hello Arjun,
A perfect shot of this nice specimen.
A nice composition with stunning sharpness and details.
Light and colors are just great.
Arjun you have made a professionnal photo.
Thank you for sharing.
My best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-28 10:14]

Hi Arjun. This is a very good shot indeed. you have captured sharp focusing and good detail which shows the markings so well. good colour , with a nice POV. well done TFs.good notes too.

Wonderful shot of this Orange-tip Arjun.
You have captured amazing detail with fine light, POV, DOF, and in a lovely natural setting.
Really a pleasure to view.
Good note also.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2007-10-02 11:41]

Hi Arjun!
Excellent macro.
Light,colours and sharpness are excellent.Tfs.
With best wishes,

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