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Beavan's Swift ?

Beavan's Swift ?
Photo Information
Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Suntaleykhola
Theme(s): Ruby's skippers: a collection [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-11 6:11
Viewed: 2802
Points: 8
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this is a Brown Skipper Butterfly. in general, yes. but all of us know very well, that a difference in a single dot or pattern in the wings can lead a butterfly to another type. so, am very curious to know the 'exact' ID of this butterfly.
waiting for your help...

till then, the story. i found this beautiful, shining Skipper butterfly in Suntaleykhola. to be particular, in the garden of the Nature Camp, where we had stayed. that trip will always remain a true experience to me. people, if possible, must visit Suntaleykhola. it's rich in birds, herbs and insects. it is in the district of Darjeeling and extremely remote except in May-June (during summer vacation), in October (during Puja vacation) and in the last week of December.

also better if you avoid going there in monsoon.. until and unless you are after something which can be found (in plenty) in rainy season. for example, leeches?! :D
ah, here i would like to add something... Suntaleykhola, if visited in rain, is rich in different varieties of leeches too. am not kidding. fact.
[ i still can't come out of the impact of seeing a beautiful 'black-golden yellow' leech on the day after a moderate night-long rain. before that i had no idea leeches could be that much beautiful!! ]

14th June, 2012:
just got to know the ID of this brown skipper butterfly. according to a facebook friend of mine, from West Bengal, it's a Beavan's Swift (Pseudoborbo bevani).
what do you say?

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Very good capture with almost 3D effect, Ruby.
Very sharp focus, perfect DOF, nice natural colours and a well composed presentation.
Keep it up!

hello Ruby
you have here a very nice composition with good light and beautiful colours
sharpness is ok
thanks greeting lou

Hi Ruby,

Nicely framed shot..good natural color & nice POV...


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-13 9:43]

Hello Ruby.
A beauty! very good colors and tack sharp detail. A nice head turning pose by this little guy. Nice work.Best regards Siggi

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