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Oriental Great Eggfly Male

Oriental Great Eggfly Male
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: 2018-01-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-01-01 0:00
Viewed: 344
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is 1.20 pm today here in Jammu on the first day of the new year 2019. Sadly, I can't show that date on my picture because it is not available yet on the posting panel!!
This male Oriental Great Eggfly was a new year surprise for me. It's so cold here there is no sign of butterflies, so when I noticed this fellow perched on the parapet of my terrace enjoying the mild and weak sunshine on a semi-cloudy day, I thought I was imagining things. However, it was real and flew away after giving me 8 shots at quick succession.

Hypolimnas bolina, the great eggfly, common eggfly or in New Zealand the blue moon butterfly is a species of nymphalid butterfly found from Madagascar to Asia and Australia.


The upperside of the wings is jet black, offset with three pairs of white spots, two on the forewing and one on the hindwing. These spots are surrounded by purple iridescence. In addition, the upperside of the hindwing bears a series of small white dots.


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Ciao Ram, Happy New Year, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

What a balanced-image by great BG&SUBJECT well done RAM THKUR

Happy New Year Sir!!

Lovely shot of the Oriental Great..Thanks for sharing.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-01-16 4:55]

Hi Ram,finally i can tell you "happy new year" me too after a month without TN. And my best compliments for this beautiful capture of this interesting species,a difficult perspective but very sharp everywhere. Thanks for share,Luciano

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