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Striped Tiger Butterfly

Striped Tiger Butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Sowmya Vallabhajosyula (sowmyav82) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 36] (258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XSi, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-04-05 23:39
Viewed: 3833
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First photo from Bangalore. I see lot of butterflies in Bangalore compared to Hyderabad :). This was taken near the hotel where I am put up temporarily.

More info on Striped Tiger Butterfly from Wikipedia:

The Common Tiger (Danaus genutia) is one of the common butterflies of India. It belongs to the "Crows and Tigers", that is, the danainae group of the Brush-footed butterflies family. The butterfly is also called Striped Tiger in India.

This butterfly occurs in scrub jungles, fallowland adjacent to habitation, dry and moist deciduous forests, preferring areas of moderate to heavy rainfall. Also occurs in degraded hill slopes and ridges, both, bare or denuded, and, those covered with secondary growth.

While it is a strong flier, it never flies rapidly or high. It has stronger and faster strokes than the Plain Tiger. The butterfly ranges forth in search of its host and nectar plants. It visits gardens where it nectars on the flowers of Adelocaryum, Cosmos, Celosia, Lantana, Zinnia and similar flowers.

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2009-04-07 1:23]

Hi Sowmya,

Beautiful wing colour that give this butterfly tiger tag.
Sharp but the body hidden by grass.
Anyway good macro work.

Hello Sowmya, Beautiful picture. Good composition, nice focus and depth. I like the patterns on the butterfly.

I think contrast and saturation can be tuned a bit here. I tried a workshop for this picture. Hope you like it!

Hi Sowmya

Great to see you still active on TN.
I think you and I got our canon xsi(a.k.a 450d) cameras at the same time.
And as you can see I'm a little behind you in loading photos on TN. (no excuses but i have been really busy last year, hope this year will be a good photographic one)

I'm glad to see your photography is improving and that you learning as you go.

I'm also learning so much through the TN members and can say that I'm utterly enjoying every minute of learning.

The photo of your tiger butterfly is great and i really love the POV with some space on the left and still a full frame on the butterfly. Clarity and focus all done great as well.

Post processing is needed though to sharpen this image as with our camera (and all SLR cameras) the photos will be slightly dull and slightly unsharp. This was taught to me by one of the masters on this site and a good friend of mine loot

I see lsprasath has already posted this for you and done very well to sharpen and add color saturation and contrast.

Overall i think you doing excellently and I'm happy to see you enjoying your camera.

Great work and TFS
Kind Regards

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