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Chocolate Albatross Butterfly (male)

Chocolate Albatross Butterfly (male)
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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/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Suntaleykhola
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-03 6:20
Viewed: 2546
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this photograph was taken during my last trip which was to Suntaleykhola, in last Autumn. Suntaleykhola was our base, and then we had other places to roam around. i found this particular butterfly and many more of them in Neora Valley, in the district of Darjeeling.

Chocolate Albatross butterfly (Appias lyncida) is from the family 'Pieridae' and is found in South and South-East Asia.

"the Chocolate Albatross is a forest butterfly and prefers rainy highlands, up to a level of 3000 ft. flying strongly and swiftly close to the ground, the Albatross is frequently found in jungle clearings and along stream banks. the males are often found circling around trees and bushes. the Chocolate Albatross often mudpuddles, sometimes in large numbers."

...the above mentioned all the facts, that i have collected from Wikipedia, match exactly with my personal experience about this butterfly.

do you love butterflies? go to Neora Valley. love insects, then to Rinchenpong :)

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it is really a nicely composed frame. good colour and sharpness. very pleasant BG.

Hey Ruby ...hope you are well ;) We have a challenging image from you today, not particularly a classical view of the Chocolate Albatross Butterfly but still sweet as a chocolate in its own way! I would like to see a bit more from the insect's head! Push the sharpness just a bit and move the butterfly off center ! Other wise ..promising !;)
George Veltchev

Hi Ruby,

Very nice effort here my good friend, i have to agree with George here perhaps a more side or frontal approach would yield a better point view angle, Butterflies are not easy subjects to photograph, because one has to get close and the closer you get so doe's your depth of field diminish, Butterflies can be very tricky at the best of times, however i think you have made a great effort here Ruby, don't give up on this subject as the more you try the better results you will get,
Best Regards,


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