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Orchid Tit

Orchid Tit
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Copyright: arun tp (aruntp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S 1800
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-10 0:30
Viewed: 2496
Points: 32
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Name : The Orchid Tit
Scientific name : Chliaria othona

The Orchid Tit is a small butterfly which has a wingspan of 24 to 27 mm. The butterfly has two tails, one is 4 mm long at v1 and the other 2 mm long at v2.


Male: The butterfly is pale blue above with three-fifths of the apex black. The apex and the costa of the HW are more narrowly black.
Female: The female butterfly is brown in colour above with whitish lower part of the disc. The tornal area of the HW is very pale blue with serrated black markings.

UN: Both sexes are white below with black-edged brown markings and bars at end cell. The FW has a discal band which is broken around v4 and which is broader above the break. There is a prominent black costal spot above the mid-cell. The HW also has a discal band broken in 4 and 6 with a prominent black spot towards the base of 7.The butterfly also has prominent orange-crowned tornal spots.


The Orchid Tit is found in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, North Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Pulau Tioman and possibly Taiwan.

In Inda the butterfly is found in the Western Ghats, the Himalayas from Garhwal to Assam, Bengal and onto Myanmar.

In Sikkim, the Orchid Tit is found up to an altitude of 5000 ft

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-10 1:11]

Hello Arun,
exciting color with nice contrast. The red earth is giving a nice canvas.


Hi Arun,
Excellent image.
Very good details against the BG.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-10 1:23]

Hello Arun.
A fine macro of this Orchid Tit butterfly taken with good colours from an nice POV.Well done!Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-10 4:59]

Beautiful species, wish cropped bit closer to enjoy. tfs.

Interesting capture of this exotic butterfly on wet mud, Arun. I appreciate your preference for this kind of composition in which BG is almost equally important.

Hello Arun,
nice capture of this beautiful butterfly with good clarity. I am also agree with Mr. Nagraj.

Hello Arun,

Hope you are well. This is a lovely butterfly, enjoying a drink perhaps.The mud definitely adds to the colours of the sharply focused butterfly which stands quite prominent. Thanks a lot for sharing a super photo....take care....warmest regards/Abid

Hello Arun,
Wonderful image with a interesting and beautiful species of butterfly.
It is a perfect photo taken from a good POV.
The details and colors of this tiny butterfly are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-10 15:45]

Hi Arun,i like this solution to show us this little butterfly,a beautiful composition and great details on the wings despite the distance.Nice to see something to different on TN.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

beautiful composition with the muddy soil, against the distance a fine performance!
regards Arun

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2012-03-11 13:56]

Nice pic,
I like the wing colors and background.

Hello Arun

Beautiful environmental photo of this butterfly,
fine POV, DOF and framing, excellent focus
sharpness and details, excellent contrast
of the color tones, TFS


Hi Arun
Great capture of this interesting butterfly,good focus and details.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-03-28 3:58]

Hello Arun,
A fine capture of this male Lycaenid butterfly seeking salts by mud-puddling. The sharpness is great and the natural colour contrast with the reddish mud is excellent in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Arun. So difficult POV and light too. But good details and contrast. TFS the interesting specie.


Hello Arun.
Fine capture of this beauty showing us the habitat in the frame.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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