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Hypolimnas bolina (Female)

Hypolimnas bolina (Female)
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.9
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-03-25 8:58
Viewed: 3944
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina)is a species of nymphalid butterfly.

The Great Eggfly is a black-bodied butterfly with a wingspan of about 7–8½ cm. The species has a high degree of sexual dimorphism. The female is mimetic with multiple morphs.


The upper side of the wings are jet black, offset with three pairs of white spots &two on the forewing and one on the hind. These white spots are surrounded by purple iridescence. In addition, the upper side of the hind wing bears a series of small white dots.


The upper side of the wings of the female is a brownish black and does not have any spots like those of the male. The edges bear white markings which are similar to those of the Common Indian Crow.

The Great Eggfly is a fairly common butterfly found in lightly wooded country, deciduous forests, thick and moist scrub and the greener parts of human habitation.

To the west the female is monomorphic, mimicking species of the oriental and Australasian danaid genus Euploea. Eastwards H. bolina is frequently polymorphic and most forms are then non-mimetic. In areas where it resembles Euploea the butterfly has usually been designated a Batesian mimic.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Hypolimnas
Species: bolina

Source: Wikipedia

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hello Haraprasan
beautiful composition
great colours very good sharpness
greeting lou

Namaste Haraprasan,
this butterfly seem to be gigantic - looks so big and beautiful.
You captured it perfect, sharpness, light, everything is excellent.
I also love the sunny flowers and the nice BG, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-03-25 9:22]

hello Haraprasan
You capture this butterfly with sharp details, good light and natural colors. Well done. I like it.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-03-25 9:22]

Hello Haraprasan
Beautiful butterfly, it is in pictures ...
Great colours very good sharpness

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-25 9:32]

Hello neighbour Haraprasan,
Excellent clear and natural colours in this photo. POV and DOF are very nice. Excellent sharpness and composition.

Ciao Haraprasan, fantastic butterfly with superb light on wings, great colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful macro, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-25 10:04]

Hi Hara,this is the absolute perfection! Isn't easy to found words to comment a fanatstic pic like that. I think isn't possible to make better,just my great compliments,have a nice day,luciano

Hello Haraprasan, excellent image of this butterfly. Great details and composition.
TFS and regards,

The butterfly looks amazing. nice details on the morphology.

Hello Haraprasan, a perfect macro shot of this beutiful butterfly with excellent details.
TFS and greetings,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-25 11:55]

Hello Haraprasan,
excellent macro shot of this butterfly, with fine POV and framing,
excellent contrast of the image, excellent sharpness and details of the buttefly.
Best regards Siggi

Eso de hacer estas fotografías a principios de Febrero es todo un privilegio !!
Bonito conjunto tal como nos tienes acostumbrados con un preciso enfoque y un correcto encuadre.
Saludos Haraprasan: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-25 12:52]

Hello Haraprasan,
A close to perfect capture of H. bolina taken from an ideal POV with fine sharpness and contrasting well with the OOF, but discernable, BG of the habitat.
The composition on the yellow flower is also great.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-25 13:00]

Hi Haraprasan,

An exceptionally fine capture of this lovely butterfly. The colors and clarity are magnificent. I love seeing both sides of the wings. This Eggfly has beautiful and elegant markings which are shown off perfectly in a wonderful pose on the yellow flower.


hello Haraprasan!
spectacular close up of the Nymphalidae
excellent details and colors

best sERGIO

Namastay my beloved friend Haraprasan,
A stunningly awesome macro capture of this beauty with excellent clarity, great DOF and POV.
TFS and cheers,

Hello Haraprasan!
Very nice profile of butterfly. I like warm colours of its body and natural light. Good sharpness and DOF too :)
Greetings from winter (again.. :

hello Haraprasan,

good composition and pov.
Great of details.
Beautiful colours.


Cooolpix gives amazing DOF isn't it! Excellent capture.The nit is exposure, the flower is overexposed a bit, but i could have been corrected as i have done in the WS

hello Haraprasan
a very good glance with particular result,
splendid photo
best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-26 5:53]

Hello Haraprasan,
Very impressive your picture! Beautiful the way you show this interesting butterfly, in including the environment.
Excellent composition, fine colors and sharpness.
A beautiful shot!
Best regards

Namastay Hara,
Beauty capture of this big brown Hypo!
Cracker details and exposure.
Nice work!

Hi Haraprasan
It beautiful. What I like here the most is a great 3dimensional effect. Also good not disturbing background, nice compo and good sharpness. Maybe you could reduce the highlights a little bit

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-26 10:23]

Hi Haraprasan !

Nice catch.
Well presented and with some excellent colors.

A beautiful day,

Excellent Shot! clarity, focus and details are too good!


hello Haraprasan

very beautiful photo of this butterfly shot with very fine
POV, DOF and framing, beautiful luminosity,
great sharpness and details, TFS


Hello, Haraprasan!

A nice, sharp-detailed macro shot!

Hello Haraprasan,
a fantastic capture of Great Eggfly, POV, sharpness and colours are excellent in a pleasant composition.
Have a good weekend

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-03-28 20:04]

Hello Haraprasan,
Beautiful species captured with great camera work. Thank you for sharing this superb macro image.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-06 9:06]

Hi Haraprasan.
Outstanding by subject and bye quality shot of a very nice butterfly. I like your idea to represent the park behind the main subject. Surroundings are amazing as well as the butterfly and a fine flower. Image of the insect is incredible. Sharpness, colour reproduction, other details are fantastic. POV is cannot be better. Bravo. First-class work.

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