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Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-15 2:26
Viewed: 2156
Points: 18
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Plain Tiger
Danaus chrysippus

The Plain Tiger is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 78 cm. The body is black with many white spots. The wings are tawny the upper side being brighter and richer than the underside. The apical half of the fore wing is black with a white band. The hind wing has 3 black spots around the center. The hind wing has a thin border of black enclosing a series of semicircular white spots. Background color and extent of white on the forewings varies somewhat across the wide range.

The male Plain Tiger is smaller than the female, but more brightly colored. In addition, male danaines have a number of secondary sexual characteristics. In the case of the Plain Tiger, these are:
- The male has a pouch on the hindwing. This spot is white with a thick black border and bulges slightly. It is a cluster of specialised scent scales used to attract females.
- The males possess two brush-like organs which can be pushed out of the tip of the abdomen.

The range of the Plain Tiger extends from Africa and southern Europe, eastwards via Sri Lanka, India, and Myanmar to China and Sulawesi. It is a very common species.



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-15 6:35]

Hello Ram,
Beautiful color-contrast between the orange-colored butterfly and the greeen background. Perfectly framed picture too :-). Great visual impact.
Just a tiny lack of sharpness on the head, nothing important here.
Thanks for your kind critique on my landscape. I again will leave for a few days for my chalet (where I don't have internet), heat is coming towards Switzerland and I want to escape it.
Auf bald

Just spectacular, never tire looking at any butterfly, especially ones so perfectly captured as this. Nothing plain about it :0) Excellent crisp colors, and never knew this about the male pouch full of pheromones!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-15 8:26]

Hello Ram,
What a bright contrasts in this photo. The colours are well saturated and it's a pleasure to look at. Good sharpness and fantastic choice of composition. Splendid blurred background.

hello Ram
Super sharpness and beautiful colours
nice pose and good BG
i like this picture
thanks greeting lou

Hi Ram,
beautiful warm colours. Very nice point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely butterfly on beautiful flower, nice blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

The lively colours in this image is very eye-catching Ram, and like always your presentation is spot on. The focus is great, the point of view pleasant and the composition to my liking. Thanks for sharing a wonderful macro. Best regards.

Gorgeous composition and an impeccable smooth background. The contrasting and complimentary colors look fantastic. Exposure is perfect too. Very nice work and a great shot.

Dear Sir,
very nice composition with total colour harmony. sharpness, colour and tonal rage excellent.
with my best regards,

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