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Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger
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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: 2007-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-01 2:37
Viewed: 3129
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Plain Tiger, also known as Lesser Wanderer is a common butterfly which is widespread in Asia. It belongs to the Danaid subfamily of the Nymphalidae Family, that is, the Brushfooted butterflies.
The Plain Tiger can be considered the archetypical Danaid of India. Accordingly, this species has been dealt with in greater detail than any other member of its subfamily in India.
The Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus) is a medium sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 7–8 cm. The body is black with many white spots. The wings are tawny the upper side being brighter and richer than the underside. The apical half of the fore wing is black with a white band. The hind wing has 3 black spots around the center. The hind wing has a thin border of black enclosing a series of semicircular white spots
The range of the Plain Tiger extends from North Africa to Greece, China and Sulawesi. It is found throughout Sri Lanka, India and Myanmar.
It is found in every kind of country including the desert and right up into the mountains till 9000 feet. Primarily, it is a butterfly of open country and gardens.
This butterfly is perhaps the commonest of Indian butterflies and is known to everyone. It flies from dawn to dusk, frequenting gardens, sipping from flowers and, late in the day, fluttering low over bushes to find a resting place for the night.
This butterfly rests with its wings closed. When basking it sits close to the ground and spreads its wings with its back to the sun so that the wings are fully exposed to the sun's rays.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danaus_chrysippus

TFL and regards to all.

nainnain, cataclysta, vanderschelden, haraprasan, Silke, uleko, eqshannon, gannu, parthasarathi has marked this note useful
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hello RAM
une petite merveille encore une fois, couleurs et détails superbes, sur bon BG flou, bravo et merci a toi, bon weekend

Hello Ram
Very interesting shot. I like the double flower (one OOF in buckground and one sharp on the foreground) POV is also intersting unusual but very nice.

Unfortunately there are little problems with sharpnes but it is a minor thing.

I also think that it was a very good idea with black frame whih nicely corresponds with butterfly black wing pattern

Best wishes

Hi Ram,
what a lovey picture, the colors are so fresh!
beautiful sharp picture! and gorgeous butterfly!
Thanks. LuDivine

Hello Ram,
Good light and well composed image.
Nice colours.

Hi Mr. Ram,
A beautiful capture of this plain tiger in totally different POV. Excellent lighting with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.



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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-01 4:03]

Delightful colours and superb composition on this delicate creature

hello mr thakur,
another fine capture of your fav, plain tiger butterfly, nice pov, i liked the colours very much,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-01 6:22]

Hello Ram,
This is shot from an interesting angle showing how very tight the butterfly holds the wings together. Beautiful composition in lovely colours.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Ram,
This plain tiger is as colorful as it gets, excellent POV, colors and sharpness in that order.

such beautiful butterflies. This one seems unusually colorful. Not a lowly Seraphim but king of the species.


Hi Ram,
Beautiful tiger butterfly
very nice colours and details

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-01 15:30]

Hello Ram ! Fantastic shot again ! That image is a festival of colors ! Well composed and a really good technique ! Well done !


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-01 23:09]

Hi Ram

Nice composition with lovely golden tones and good detail.


Hi Ram, splendid butterfly with wonderful colors, excellent details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-02 2:55]

Ram sir very nice shot and I really love the combination of the butterfly with the flower color. The contrast is excellent. Ganesh

Belle présentation pour un sujet bien choisi.
Bonne journée.

Hola Ram,
Teneís unas mariposas con unos colores muy bellos y tú le sacas muy buen partido, buena nitidez y detalles, excelente la luz y el color, saludos
José Ramón

Good semicircular composition and nice order of colours. The closedf wings technically created a different visual.

Excelente enfoque y preciosas composición.
Saludos Ram.

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