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LEMON PANSY FLEXED WINGS


LEMON PANSY FLEXED WINGS
Photo Information
Copyright: Nitin Jawale (NitinJawale) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 119] (1494)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Cannon EOS 550D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-24 1:54
Viewed: 1972
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Junonia lemonias, also known as the Lemon Pansy, is a common nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It is found in gardens, fallow land, and open wooded areas.

Description
It is brown with numerous eye-spots as well as black and lemon-yellow spots and lines on the upperside of the wings. The underside is a dull brown, with a number of wavy lines and spots in varying shades of brown and black. There is also an eyespot on the lower side of the forewing. The wet and dry season forms differ considerably in coloration and even shape. In the wet season form the markings are distinct and vivid and the wing shape is a little more rounded. In the dry season form the markings are obscure and pale especially on the underside and the wing margin is more angular and jagged. This helps it camouflage in the dried leaf-litter. The Lemon pansy is a very active butterfly and can be seen basking with its wings open facing the sun. It sits very low to the ground and can be approached easily. It feeds with its wings half open. It is a fairly strong flier and flies close to the ground with rapid wingbeats and often returns to settle back in the same spots


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-24 2:02]

Hi Nitin,magnificent capture of this old but always nice Junonia,very impressive details everywhere and spectacular bright colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-24 2:05]

Hello Nitin,
Great macro of this damaged Lemon Pansy. Beautiful natural colours and excellent sharpness. Nice to see all the markings on the open wings.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Nitin, great macro of lovely butterfly with damaged wings, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-24 12:23]

Hello Nitin,
Beautiful colors and details ! and so lovely light ! TFS Tina

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