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Copyright: Vijay Kishan V S (vijaykishan) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 1 N: 13] (59)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon 801 S, Nikkor 35-105mm, Fuji Velvia 50
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-05 6:41
Viewed: 3507
Points: 8
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On a beautiful misty Sunday morning
after it was all night raining
a lil angel descends from the sky
White and yellow, she glides around
what a beauty and a cutie pie :)

err,.. Ahem, ok, serious stuff now : This Pieridae is also called as the Caper white. A bloody strong migrant who doesn't need a visa and has its own wings to fly. There an annual migration when tons (I mean it) of these pretty fellows along with the common-crow, Tigers (Blue, Plain and Stripped) migrate. its a sight to behold. In the evening during migration, they descend on a bunch of trees, and the sight is simply spectacular. BTW the striped tiger is also known as the Monarch in different parts of the world.

This butterfly is fairly distributed across India expect for the extreme-North and north eastern states, where one may find more exotic variety of butterflies like Keser-i-hind , Burma-Dragon etc.

This species feeds manily on Capparidaceae (I couldn't pronounce it, so I typed lol) . Interestingly, when this butterfly has its wings open (rare), its all just white !

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Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-05 10:58]

Hallo Vijay,
well captured and beautifully composed. Sharpness is good for most parts of the butterfly except for the forewing tip.
Best wishes,

Hi Vijay,
So sample as beautiful! Very nice shot! Well done!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-05 12:12]

A real beauty you've caught here in a beautiful composition, nice and sharp.
TFS, Ulla

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