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The Common Indian Crow

The Common Indian Crow
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Copyright: Satya Mishra (kunusatyabbsr) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 2 N: 95] (434)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-22 2:04
Viewed: 4463
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Crow or Oleander Butterfly has a distinctive silvery pupa (chrysalis) that can often be found on oleander bushes in parks and gardens during winter and throughout all seasons .The adult butterfly is easily recognised by its dark brown wings that are spotted white.

The adult butterflies have dark brown to black wings with white spots along the margins. The wingspan is about 7 cm across. The male's forewing has a bow-shaped hind margin, while the female's is straight.

The adult butterflies only have four normal legs, as the first pair of legs is not fully developed (a common feature of the Family Nymphalidae).

The larvae (caterpillars) are orange-brown with a dark underside, with each segment striped black and white across the top. The sides of the caterpillar have a white band or series of white spots. Eight paired fleshy appendages ('tentacles') are found on the upper side of the second, third, fifth and eighth segments. The caterpillars grow to 5.7 cm long.

The pupa (chrysalis) is stout (about 1.8 cm long) and shiny, reflecting silver to gold.

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A sterling shot of this beautiful brown butterfly endemic to our country, Satya.
Perfect exposure, composition and colours. The OOF BG is very suitable for the subject.
I see one flying around in my school, but it never settles down. I have shot it only once in Mumbai.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Satya,

A very nice shot of this butterfly. Good light, DOF and BG. Well done.


Hi, Satya,

great capture with excellent colours and details. very well done. thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-22 3:32]

Hi Satya,
Great shot of this very very common butterfly but getting a perfect image of the black wings is always a challenge. You have done it so well here. Nice pose captured against the greenish BG. You could have composed it better - too centralized. Anyway a superb capture. Thanks for sharing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-22 4:51]

Hello Satya,
Very beautiful butterfly and a picture with great colour-combination. May be to decentrate a little bit the Common Crow and cut a little on one side would make the picture more balanced.
Thanks and best regards

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-08-22 5:24]

Hello Satya,

You have made a very nice photo of this butterfly. I like very much the way you have rendered the delicate color tones from the wings.

Thank you for sharing,

hello satya,
very nice capture of the common crow butterfly, i liked the way you have handeled the exposure here, well composed shot, lovely natural colors, i liked your framing too,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Satya,
Sorry, I've been away for a long time, so have a lot to catch up with!I love the entirity of the presentation here, the shot in itself is brilliant, and the PP work does it perfect justice!

Hello Satya,
Excellent shot,
I especially love the wonderful colours here with excellent combination of green background,
dark brown butterfly and white spots,
good focus and details, composition-wise I would like to include a bit more on the bottom and less on top, it is a beauty anyway,
TFS & regards,

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2008-08-22 8:06]

Fantastic capture this! Nice details, sharpness, dof and composition. TFS!

Hi Satya,
Another excellent macro shot of this beautiful butterfly in a well compositon! Perfect....
TFS and Cheers,

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-08-23 10:18]

Hi Satya,

You've presented a very nice closeup of this common crow. Espesially the black wing parts are great. Composition POV and BG are very nice.
Thanks for sharing

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