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Phalanta phalantha

Phalanta phalantha
Photo Information
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: 2013-10-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-24 8:25
Viewed: 1661
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Leopard, Phalanta phalantha, is a sun-loving butterfly of the Nymphalid or Brush-footed Butterfly family.

Field Characteristics

The Common Leopard is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of 50–55 mm with a tawny colour and marked with black spots. The underside of the butterfly is more glossy than the upper and both the male and female are similar looking. A more prominent purple gloss on the underside is found in the dry season form of this butterfly.


The butterfly is found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia (including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Burma) in a number of subspecies.


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this is super good
i like the beautiful colours
great sharpness and bvery nice composition
thanks greeting lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-10-24 9:36]

Hi Ram,
Beautiful capture with great perfection ..
Nice composition and POV too.
Best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-24 9:44]

Hello Ram,
pretty view with the sharpness so stunning and the flowers so beautiful. Well presented in its mighty close up showing the details so wonderfully.
Well done indeed.Regards Siggi

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

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-24 12:46]

Hello Ram,
Fascinating macro of this butterfly in splendid bright colours and razor sharp. Amazing details. The contrast against the background is very beautiful.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-10-24 13:32]

¿Qué decirte, Ram? No es una foto más de mariposas... No, no. Has captado el alma misma de la mariposa. Y si faltaba algo más, las delicadísimas notas de púrpura y magenta que aportan las espigadas flores (o inflorecencias).
Magistral trabajo.

Gracias por compartirlo.

Desde Argentina,un gran abrazo, Ram
Hernán Ernesto Bortondello

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-24 14:02]

Waaw..only the wing below is a bit blurred,but the pic is really fantastic!! What a pose and what spectacular quality of the orange,great way to show us this beauty,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-24 17:54]

Outstanding Image Ram!!!
This is simply awesome in every way. I love the slightly angled pose of the butterfly and the colors are absolutely gorgeous. You could not have asked for any finer detail and the unique looking purple flower adds much to the overall attractive appearance. The f/6.3 aperture allowed the butterfly to be in sharp focus yet kept the BG nicely blurred. Perfect!!

Hi Ram,
哇哇 真是漂亮的蝴蝶 照的特別清晰
蝴蝶的角度也很棒 光線明亮 是翅膀看起來優美漂亮

Good one Ram! Like the colors and the saturation here . I feel you could have opted for more depth but on field its sometimes difficult to review the settings. Actually there is a bit of 3d effect in this picture , which i like.
Goutham Ramesh

Hello Sir,
Yet another superb capture as well as a superb composition
Utilization of light is good.
perfect colour with great sharpness. perfect blurry BG.
all in all it is a worth to visit this beautiful picture.
with regards,

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-10-24 23:42]

Hi Ram
I like much the glowing orange tones here .. that's just exquisite !.. great POV and perfect DOF management .. excellent photography mate


nuri :)

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-10-24 23:58]

Hello Ram,
nice butterfly,excellent macro species,regards..

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2013-10-25 2:06]

Hello Ram,
a brillinat picture of phalanta. Besides sharpness, I particularly like the colour reproduction, naturally for the butterfly and most suitable for the background.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-25 4:22]

Hi Ram,
Fantastic close-up of this butterfly. Gorgeous light and colours with excellent sharpness details. Perfect blurred background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-25 6:02]

Hello Ram
such a beautiful capture. The colors stand out excellently on the frame. The details are great that give this composition and attractive one.
Very nice soft background and the overall is so catchy.
Well done


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-25 11:26]

Hello Ram,
A striking picture showing this superb Common Leopard. The butterfly has a very colorful perch and the fine-colored background enhances even more the beauty of this species. Well seen, indeed!
Kind regards

Hi Ram,
I love the pose of this beautiful Common Leopard taken from a very good POV. Excellent sharp details, gorgeous lighting, superb composition, and brilliant natural colors. Very well done, and thanks. Have a nice weekend!

Hello Ram,
Once again a wonderful image taken from a very good angle and POV. Outstanding colors and perfect details.
In my region the butterflies are very rare this year and so I made only a few pictures.....
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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