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Kaniska canace

Kaniska canace
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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: 2013-03-19
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-01 3:38
Viewed: 1753
Points: 20
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Yesterday or the day before yesterday I saw a Red Admiral on TN. I was very excited to see such a beautiful butterfly and I loved to see the colorful patterns on the wings. But later I found from my archive that I had captured some sort of Admiral too. It is called the Blue Admiral. Though my admiral is not as beautiful or handsome as the Red Admiral, he is also an admiral in spite of different colors. Anyhow they are both admirals and of the same rank.

The Blue Admiral (Kaniska canace) is the only species of the genus, Kaniska, a nymphalid butterfly found in Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone. The distribution extends from Malaysia to India and China. But you can also meet this butterfly in the Palaearctic (Asia) (Russia and Japan). The first description was in 1763 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 6.0 7.0 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE.
The fore wings are black. The outer edge is wavy. In the wing tip there is a little white spot. At the wing leading edge there is a blue or white spot. At the outer edge there is a blue band.
The underside of Nymphalis canace is black and brown.
The hind wings of Nymphalis canace are black. The outer edge is strongly wavy. The wing is dominated by a broad, blue band. This band contains a chain of tiny black spots. At the outer edge there is a thin blue line.
The underside is black and brown.
The body is black.
Sex differences: None.
Source: Butterflycorner.net

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Hello Mr.John,
After joining I have been watching so many different type of butterfly,which I haven't seen before.This one is also new to me.Well captured with nice pose.Like its colour and POV.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-01 4:39]

Hello John.
Beautiful presentation and caught of view of this lovely butterfly,(Blue Admiral),
Good sharpness details and light,Nice composition too.Regards Siggi

Hi John,
nice and interesting butterfly. Sad but true colours. Excellent point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello John.
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶 角度很棒
這品種第一次見到 很新奇
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Hello John,
Very sharp contour and nice PoV.TFS.

hallo John
very good details and nice colours with great sharpness ]
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-01 10:41]

Hi John,
Very good composition and details with nice blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-01 11:19]

Hello John,
Altough not the whole butterfly is totally sharp, this is a nice macro in beautiful natural colours with a nice blurred background and taken from a good POV.

Ciao John, great macro of interesting butterfly, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-01 14:31]
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Hi John,the quality of this pic is very poor,too close the butterfly and underexposed,maybe you could use the flash the next time in this difficult light,no problem,nobody is perfect..ehehe..have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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