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Junonia Iphita

Junonia Iphita
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Copyright: mahesh patil (maheshpatil) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 33 N: 227] (1237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-23 7:45
Viewed: 3435
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had posted some picture taken on 24th Dec 2006. Here is one more oicture taken on same day. I was sitting at tree's bark shooting red ants (i will post picture in coming days). Suddenly this guy came and sat next to me providing me good opportunity. I changd my stting hurriedly and took some 3- pictures before it flew away.You might find focus not proper. But its coz of it's wings structure.
This is Doleschallia Bisaltide (according to Coasties )

Hi All, thanks a lot for correction. Its not Doleschallia Bisaltide. It is Junonia Iphita

Picture Info:
FOcal Length: 72.0 mm
35 Equvi: 454mm
Exposure: 1/320s
Aperture: f4.5


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Hello Mahesh.

Excellent picture, very good details an colors.


Bonjour Mahesh
Magnifique photo de ce joli macro de ce beau papillon! Les couleurs et la composition sont superbes. La netteté est parfaite.
Merci de partager!
Bravo et au revoir....JP

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-23 8:47]

Hello Mahesh!

I think you have no reasons to worry - your photos from S2 looks very good! I love this butterfly. Great two colours composition, details and frame. Very interesting and rare insect.

I use manual settings in my Canon only. Supermacro mode or maximum zoom for butterflies. And don't forget about my macro lens - Raynox 250, I recommend it! It's quite cheap but makes wonders in macrophotography!

hello Mahesh i hve try any information about this butterfly on web and i think is not doleschallia Bisaltide but one Junonia Iphita/chocolate Pansy present all india and southeast asia Ref :
www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/nymhalinae/doleschallia/index.htm for doleschallia specie and same word .../nyphalinae/junonia/index.htm for Junonia specie..You can look any voucher butterfly. So nice pic, and good composition, congrétulation. Dany

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-23 9:57]
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Hello Mahesh,
Excellent sharp portrait of this nymphalid. I'm afraid the ID is incorrect though. This is not a leaf butterfly of any kind.
In fact it looks like Junonia (Precis) iphita, the Chocolate Pansy.
Though I think the frame is a bit heavy, this is otherwise a fine presentation.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-23 10:19]

Hello Mahesh
A lucky occasion for a wonderful capture and you did it very well! The butterfly is really beautifull, but I agree with Argus that it is Junonia iphita.
An excellent shot.
Best wishes

Hello Mahesh,
I am not very sure about the ID of the species, but it is a wonderful capture from an ideal point of view. With its slightly tatty wings spread wide, it gives a perfect view of the colours and patterns on them.
Well done and thanks for sharing the image.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-23 10:59]

Hello Mahesh,
Excellent shot of this beautiful rarely seen butterfly. Sharp details, good light and very nice colours against the green background. Personally I am not keen on fancy frames as I think they destract from the subject photographed.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-01-23 12:31]
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Hello Mahesh,
you show a well-focused and nice picture of
- Junonia iphita
- family: Nymphalidae
I like that the butterfly has slightly worn wings and is not so perfect.
Junonia iphita shows several well differentiated forms so that one thinks of different species.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-23 12:53]

Hello Mahesh,
very nice capture with a superb composition
Superb detail, and excellent bright colours. TFS

Nice full frame shot, good detail.


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