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Abisara echerius (Plum Judy)

Abisara echerius (Plum Judy)
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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: 2006-12-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2, Butterflies of India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-18 3:41
Viewed: 3498
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I had been to Kalkere woodlands near Bannerghatta yesterday, Saw this fellow basking on a leaf and took some pictures.
I searched a lot and could not find the id of this fellow the closest I got was Faunis canens arcesilas (Common Faun). The Common Faun is a forest denizen and usually lurks close to the ground in well-shaded areas. When disturbed it springs up from underfoot but does not fly far. The underside of the butterfly is deep brown with dark transverse lines and a series of white spots on both wings. The upperside is orange-brown and unmarked. But I doubt the ID, Can somebody help!!!

Update: Thanks to peter(Batu) , this is Abisara echerius (Plum Judy)

Goutham R

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-12-18 4:38]

Hello Goutham,
your picture shows a butterfly species of the
-- genus: Abisara
-- family: Riodinidae
I have no time for exact species identification - perhaps later.
Pretty good focus and sharpness concerning the entire butterfly.
Best wishes, Peter

tres joli papillon avec une couleurs peu comune,excellent sur cette feuille verte
excellent BG, bien vu, bravo

Hi Goutham,
Great capture full of beautiful colors.
Great point of view,details,sharpness and blurry BG.

Hello Goutham,

Another very nice picture of you this morning! You managed perfectly the exposition in order to see all the different tan tones colors of the butterfly! Details are awesome, the composition, superb and I like the fact that we can see so precisely the antennas... Excellent picture and TFS,


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-12-18 10:03]

Hello Goutham
Excellent capture of this abisara echerius butterfly, not very easy to find, I think. Precious composition. I love it. Thank you very much for sharing.
Best wishes

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-18 11:15]

Hello Goutham,
Very nice composition showing this beautiful butterfly on a tatty leaf. Excellent sharpness and good focus and I like the colours and the composition very much.
TFS, Ulla

This butterfly is really different, Goutham. I wonder whether we have seen the likes of it on TN before. Maybe some expert more gifted than you might come out with its true ID, if you doubt it yourself.
The picture is lovely. The colour of the butterfly is true to the original, which, (to go into an unnecessary digression), reminds me of the colour of my Cocker Spaniel pet I used to have long time ago :-)!
TFS and take care.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-18 12:55]

Hello Goutham,
This is a fine macro of a species new to me. You present it very well. sharp with excellent contrast to the leaf and BG.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hi Goutham,
it's a wonderful beauty, I love the wings so much. Excellent sharpness and colours, a perfect shot, thank you so much, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

This is unmistakably PLUM JUDY, which i also have photographed but with folded wings. This is a rare one which is really basking in the sun.godd capture

Hello Goutham!
Another picture from your archive :)
I like the composition and the contrast between leaf and the butterfly. Also the POV and DOF are ery good.
TFS and please show new one! ;)

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  • Ric Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (146)
  • [2007-12-18 5:05]

Good Job.
Congratulations for the pic.

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