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Chilades pandava

Chilades pandava
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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: 2014-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-31 6:37
Viewed: 964
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Plains Cupid (Chilades pandava) is a species of Lycaenid butterflies found in countries such as India and Singapore. They are among the few butterflies that breed on plants of the cycad family.


Peninsular India, south of the outer ranges of the Himalayas, but not in the desert tracts and somewhat local. Sri Lanka, Assam, Burma, extending into the Malayan Sub-region.

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Hi Ram,
Nice shot. I love the color contrast between the flower and the smooth green background, and also the focus, which is more on the flower than on the butterfly. Lights are fantastic, too. The only thing I should change is cropping a little more from left (and also from the top, but even less) to allow the flower and the butterfly forming a diagonal line. Otherwise good work, I like it.
Best regards, László

hallo ram
very good sharpness and composition with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Ram, Very beautiful presentation especially the pink flower against the soft green BG make a good color contrasts. Wonderful details and light handling. Thank for sharing

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

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-31 14:58]

Hi Ram,in your note about the distrbution of this species you can add the Mauritius island too,i seen this specie there in the last winter,very very small and caught in an excellent macro,good detail and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice week 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)
  • [2014-09-01 20:05]

Hello Ram,
I have to say this tiny Plains Cupid butterfly is certainly a beautiful specimen, but the flower it is perched on is also an eye catcher. Both are photographed in excellent detail and vivid color.
I don't see many of these tiny butterflies here in our area, and the ones I do always seem to be extremely low to the ground. I would love to capture one posed high up on a beautiful plant like this. Great shot!!

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