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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-W5
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-21 4:40
Viewed: 3333
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Gray Pansy, Junonia atlites, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. The Nymphalidae is a family of about 5,000 species of butterflies.

These are typically fairly large butterflies, such as the emperor, admirals, tortoiseshells and fritillaries, which have very colourful wings. However, the underwings are dull and often look like dead leaves, or are much paler, which produces a cryptic effect that helps the butterfly disappear in its surroundings.

The front two legs are small, so these butterflies are effectively four-legged. The caterpillars are hairy or spiky, and the chrysalids have shiny spots.

Scientific classification :
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Junonia
Species: J. atlites

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Good POV and pose. Good DOF and sharpness.


great job on this butterfly,
very nice framing,


Hi Sumon,
I have also captured this one. Thank you for the name.


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-01-12 13:03]

Hi Sumon!
Your pansy is of hi vividness - especially the angle of the light. The colors are very natural. Detail is superb!

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