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Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon)-2

Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon)-2
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-09 0:15
Viewed: 3548
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all, this is a diffrent POV of tailed jay posted aroung 2 weeks back... ooof too muck work :-( , so posted it a bit late

This is The Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon), which is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family. The butterfly is also called Green Spotted Triangle, Tailed Green Jay or the Green Triangle. This was shot at OMKAR hills
Once found primarily close to wooded country where there is a fairly heavy rainfall, the Tailed Jay is now very common at low elevations and regularly seen in gardens and urban areas due to its foodplant, Polyalthia longifolia (False Ashoka or Mast Tree), being widely used as an ornamental tree.

Strong and restless fliers, they are very active butterflies and flutter their wings constantly even when at flowers. They are seldom seen drinking from damp patches. The males are particularly fond of feeding from flowers such as Lantana, Ixora, Mussaenda and Poinsettia. The females are more likely caught when looking for foodplants or laying eggs.

Tailed Jays are active throughout the year but their abundance depends upon the local monsoon and availability of the larval host plants. The butterflies generally fly among the tree-tops but descend to ground level in search of flowers or host plants. Because of their relatively fast life cycle (just over one month from egg to adult), Tailed Jays are multivoltine and may produce up to 7–8 broods per year.

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Goutham R

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Hi Goutham, I haven't seen you for a while.
What a pretty Tailed Jay, nice and sharp, and clear to see. Well done,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-09 3:43]

Hi Goutham

This truely is a beuty - both the animal and the picture! :)
Great POV, very nice sharp details, lovely colors and great lighting. Also very nice is the DOF, leaving a very neat blurry BG to contrastate wit the subject.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

Great close up, really detailed and colorfull.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-09 9:09]

Hello Goutham,
Excellent POV and lovely colors. The sharp details are wonderful. The OOF lets the main subject stand out very well. Very nice composition with a wonderful POV.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-09 11:11]

Goutham- Bella mariposa en esta imagen. Exelentes colores y contraste, mucha nitidez. Saludos Luis52.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-09-09 13:46]

a very nice one Goutham
well taken in pov and fantastic composition, I think when you had used a flash it was better, but thats personal, very good job.
gr. jaap

Hello Goutham

Great shot of this beautiful butterfly
Nice composition,colours,details,POV and very sharp shot.
Very well done and TFS

Best regards

Hi Goutham,
i love this tropical butterflies, what a beauties you have in your country. Superb green patterns on the dark brown wing. Wing shape is amazing too! i like the backlit effect, pov, framing, colours all are wonderful!
Thank you my sincere friend,

btw, i like your new profile photo, i'm happy to see you and Gurupawan your steady partner on Omkar Hills :-)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-14 8:58]

Una gran agudeza, un bello POV y adecuado encuadre son los puntos fuertes de esta imagen Goutham.
El trasfondo está bien logrado, aunque existen algunas hojas que distraen algo la atención.
Una bonita entrega.
Saludos... Ricardo

Great sharpness, a beautiful POV and appropriate framing are those strong points of this image Goutham.
The background is well achieved, although exist some leaves that they distract something the attention.
A nice post.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-09-15 17:08]

Hi Goutham.
Excellent shot beautiful butterfly.I like perfekt sharpness,pretty chicken on body butterfly.The good function contrast opposite background.
Good work!

Regards, Milos

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  • aan (127)
  • [2006-09-24 8:01]

hi Ramesh....
Superb green patterns on the dark brown wing

i love it

Hello Goutham,
clear and precise capture of Graphium agamemnon at rare rest. I like the subtle hues of colours, the transparency of the green spots of wings, and the dynamical composition.
Very pleasant image. Thank you!
Best regards,


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