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Tiger on a Tree

Tiger on a Tree
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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: 2013-10-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-10-09 3:16
Viewed: 1485
Points: 26
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Yesterday I was lucky to encounter two tigers. But it was strange to find the beautiful lady tiger like to climb trees. Look, here I captured her on a bare branch of a tree. So I had to use my telelens to shoot it.
This species is called "the Common Tiger" (Danaus genutia), which is not common butterflies in Guangzhou. It belongs to the "Crows and Tigers", that is, the danainae group of the Brush-footed butterflies family. The butterfly is also called Striped Tiger in India to differentiate it from the equally common Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus.
D. genutia is distributed throughout India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and extending to South China and Australia (except New Guinea). At least in the South Asian part of its range it is fairly common, locally very common. This butterfly occurs in scrub jungles, fallowland adjacent to habitation, dry and moist deciduous forests, preferring areas of moderate to heavy rainfall. Also occurs in degraded hill slopes and ridges, both, bare or denuded, and, those covered with secondary growth. While it is a strong flier, it never flies rapidly or high. It has stronger and faster strokes than the Plain Tiger. The butterfly ranges forth in search of its host and nectar plants. It visits gardens where it nectars on the flowers of Adelocaryum, Cosmos, Celosia, Lantana, Zinnia and similar flowers.
Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Mr.John,
Beautiful butterfly.Well captured with good natural colour and light.BG is nice.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-09 4:26]

Hi John,great exposure of this difficult backlight and magnificent result whit fine details and colors,an excellent way to show us this beautiful and common specie,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi John,
interesting butterfly on the tree. Nice natural colours. Very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao John, graet macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful lighting BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John
Very well captured image of this tiger with all its beauty.
perfect composition with great clarity and colour.
best wishes,

We see this species of Tigers rather rarely here on TN, so it's a special treat for us from you, John.
You have done a good job of capturing it with your zoom lens.
I have shot Plain Tiger numerous times here in India but never this one.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-09 9:58]

Hello John,
this is a very nice butterfly shot.Good sharpness, POV and very nice colours. Nice framing and composition too. Regards Siggi

hallo John
very nice composition with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi John
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
有著景深的美麗 蝴蝶停在樹枝上 挺有創意

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-09 11:10]

Hello John,
Nice photo of this butterfly in good sharpness and natural colours, despite the difficult light conditions.

Hello John,
This is a fabulous image. I did a workshop and I hope you will accept it in the spirit that I am offering it in. But irrespective, it is very good as is. Well done.

interesting image of Stripped tiger. good and imaginative photograph. nicely presented. tfs.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-10 11:48]

Hi John,
Very nice composition and good details with
amazing colors of this butterfly.
Regards Jiri.

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