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Common Castor

Common Castor
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Copyright: Sharma BC (sharmabc) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 39] (527)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-05 10:12
Viewed: 3169
Points: 6
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Ariadne merione
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Ariadne merione, also known as the Common Castor, is an orange butterfly with brown lines whose larvae feed almost exclusively on Castor Ricinus communis.

This species is found in south-eastern Asia. Their wingspan ranges between 30-35mm. Like others in the Nymphalidae family, their front two legs are small and unused, effectively making them four-legged. These smaller appendages are covered with long hairs, giving them the characteristic brush look.

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this is a perfect shot. i'm amazed u took this with a 400mm! the dof, composition and the colours are perfect! tfs!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-05-05 11:42]

Hello Sharma,
your picture nicely shows the characteristics of this species.
The wing pattern and also the legs are very sharp.
Point of view and depth of field were well selected.
Best wishes, Peter


Very nice macro with excellent details and composition.


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