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Common Emigrant -GHNP

Common Emigrant -GHNP
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Copyright: Ankit Sood (Sood_Ankit) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 12] (69)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-23 2:11
Viewed: 3670
Points: 8
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Butterflies of the Great Himalayan National Park :
Bounded to the East by the Himalayan Mountains, the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) forms part of the boundary between four ecological zones: (1) the dry deserts of interior Asia and the well-watered lowlands of the Indian plains, (2) the Oriental and Palearctic faunal realms, (3) the high plateau of Tibet and the jumbled Himalayan peaks, and (4) the catchments of the Beas and Sutlej Rivers, both mighty tributaries of the Indus. Because of its complex geography and its great variations in altitude, the limited area of the Park encompasses an enormous range of species, which span the subtropical to the alpine and include those characteristic of the south-east Asian forests as well as those found across Siberia and the Asian steppes. Few ecological sanctuaries present such a variety of wildlife habitat and biological diversity in such a small area.

In GHNP 44 kinds of butterflies have been recorded. Common blue Apollo resident of alpine areas at about 4,000m elevation in the Tirthan and Sainj valleys of GHNP. Some of the translucent white endangered butterfly of the same genera were also observed above Saketi at 14,000 feet elevation in the Tirthan valley. Yellow swallowtail, a rare butterfly in this area was recorded at about 4,000m in Tirath area of the Tirthan valley.

Cabbage butterfly was common in lower altitude up to 2000m. Dark clouded yellow butterfly, with orange-red and black border found throughout the alpine pasture just after melting of snow, and feed various species of low growing flowers of genus Primula. The Common brimstone, a sulfur colored or greenish yellow butterfly found between the elevation of 1,500 to 2,500 m on the edges of forest openings.



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HI ankit,

A very well composed picture with very good details and POV.Perfect BG has made this picture even more attractive.Lets see more of such beauty.



Hello Ankit,
Welcome to TN!
I have read your profile. Happy to note you are a nature enthusiast and are deeply involved in GHNP.
Looking forward to many more lovely pictures such as this one from you.The Common Emigrant is very well captured and stands out sharply againt the blue BG.
Thanks for sharing this picture and all the best to you.

wonderfull macro photo

hi ankit,
nice composition. thanks for the excellent note. tfs.

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