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Chocolate Royal

Chocolate Royal
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Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-18
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-27 5:48
Viewed: 1491
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Remelana jangala, commonly called Chocolate Royal, is a Lycaenid butterfly found in Asia. Fairly common in its range, this handsome butterfly is often seen in small to large congregations of its own species in damp areas.
Remelana jangala is a medium-sized lycaenid with deep shiny purple colour on the upper wings suffused with black margins. The underside is light to dark brown with a post- discal line on both wings. There are two prominent black tornal spots on the hindwings with two tails on each wing. The butterfly is distinguishable from species of Tajuria by its hairy eyes (CORBET & PENDLEBURY, 1992). The female is generally larger than the male and has more purple extending further towards the margin of the forewings. No seasonal forms exist though the butterfly may take on a lighter tone during the drier months.
The butterfly is generally found in lowlands and coastal marshes. Its flight is erratic and it does not fly far when disturbed. It tends to settle on leaves of nearby shrubs and is usually easy to reach. Both sexes seldom visit flowers. However, individuals have been found feeding on Mikania guaco (DESC.) a common climbing composite with tiny clusters of white flowers blossoming in November to early December.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Remelana
Species: R. jangala
Binomial name
Remelana jangala
(Horsfield, 1829 )
Source: Wikipedia

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John, this is my first sighting of this exotic looking butterfly you shot in your region.
It is a beautiful capture with just the right level of exposure.
The colours and details on the wings are marvellous.
Thanks and regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-27 6:10]

Beautiful species and real royal colors..lovely image. tfs.

Hello John
Wonderful picture of this Chocolate Royal.
great clarity and colour.

Hello Mr.John,
Beautiful name of this butterfly.Well capture.Nice pose.Nice colour.Nice to see this specie.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Hello John,
Beautiful species and you've captured it with fine detail.Interesting composition too.TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-27 10:29]

Hello John,
Nice macro in beautiful colours and composition. Not the best sharpness.
Have a good weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-27 11:46]

Hello John.
Wonderful butterfly close up.Maybe sharpness could be a little better, but it's a photo with nice colors.Regardsc Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-27 12:30]

Hi John,i must to be honest,the quality of this pic is not the best,good colors and correct exposure,but the details are really poor.No problem,nobody is perfect and you show us a very nice,rare and interesting specie.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao John, fantastic little butterfly, great macro with fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello John
照的清晰 有一張新品種的相片 我覺的很新奇
喜歡的角度很棒 蝴蝶的尾巴還有紫色的金光
真是漂亮 牠的色彩樸素 卻高貴端莊
構圖美麗 背景好看

Fantastic butterfly John! Nice photo with good composition and wonderful colours.

Hallo John
Beautiful macro. Love the small details of the head and delicate pattern on the tip of the wings. This is a superb image and one to be proud of, especially composition wise. Love the lighting and the simplicity of the capture. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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