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Great Orange Tip (DN)

Great Orange Tip (DN)
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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: 2012-11-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix F 500 EXR
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/750 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-28 0:53
Viewed: 1945
Points: 30
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Name : Great Orange Tip
Scientific Name : Hebomoia glacippe


Wet-season brood

In the males the upperside is creamy white. Fore wing: the costa narrowly, the apex and terminal margin to middle of interspace 1 are black. An irregular, somewhat sinuous, black band extends obliquely from beyond the middle of the costa across the upper apex of the cell, and meets at interspace 1 the black on the terminal margin. Within the triangle thus formed is enclosed a rich orange-red patch that is traversed by the black veins and bears in interspaces 3 to 6 a postdiscal series of black inwardly-elongated spots. Hind wing: nearly uniform, touched with black on the terminal margin anteriorly and with a conspicuous postdiscal black spot in interspace 7. In some specimens there are one or two smaller spots in continuation of the series in the interspaces below.

The underside is white. The apical third of the fore wing and the whole of the hind wing are mottled, with more or less prominent brown stripe and spots. Costa of the fore wing and a fine line that runs from base of the hind wing through the cell, straight to the middle of the terminal margin, are brown. Antennae are dark brown. The head and thorax have anteriorly a reddish-brown pile. Thorax above is greyish-blue, while the abdomen is white with a bluish tinge. Beneath: head and thorax are more or less brownish, abdomen is white.

Female is similar to the male. Upperside: ground-colour with a slight greenish tinge. The orange patch on fore wing is more restricted, it consists of a series of brood streaks in interspaces 3 to 6 and 10, the outer apices of which are deeply incised by black and with a row of hastate orange spots beyond in interspaces 2 to 6. Hind wing: similar to the hind wing in the male, but with a postdiscal series of large triangular black spots and a terminal connected series of still larger triangular black spots at the apices of veins 2 to 7. Underside : similar to that in the male, the brown transverse strigae and spots are more numerous, the costa of the fore and the median line on the hind wing are very prominently brown. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen as in the male.

Dry-season brood

Differ only from the wet-season brood in the slightly more falcate apex to fore wing, and in the purer white ground-colour on the upperside. Also the terminal margin on the hind wing in the male has the black markings all but obsolete, while in the female the postdiscal and terminal black markings on the same are smaller than in the wet-season form. Underside: the mottlings of brown strigae and minute spots are more numerous and dense.

Race australis, Butler (Southern India and Sri Lanka). Males and females. Differs only from the typical form in the following particulars:—Inner black border to the orange patch on the upperside of the fore wing is absent, this represented by a few obsolete touches of black scaling. Hind wing: white throughout, with only a half-obliterated subcostal black spot in interspace 7 in the male ; in the female the postdiscal and terminal series of spots are smaller.


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Nicely done Arun, despite that the sharpness is a bit over the top! Lovely light too!
George Veltchev

Hello Arun,
Nice capture with sharp details and excellent colour scheme,Beautiful composition and POV.
TFS and my regards,_Joy

Very good capture of this butterfly lounging on the wet stony ground, Arun.
This 'Orange Tip' does not show any orange on the tip of its wings, though. Must be visible on the upper wings only.
Thanks and regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-28 6:43]

What a beautiful specie my friend,looks like a dead leaf.Spectacular capture whit bvery bright details and natural colors,very interesting too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-28 6:51]

Hello Arun,
Great sharp detailed photo of this butterfly in beautiful natural colours. Taken from a good POV.

Hi Arun,
nice colours. Excellent composition. Very good sharpness. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Arun.
Piacere di conoscerti,penso che questa sia una delle prime volte che commento una tua foto. Eccellente foto macro con notevoli dettagli dovuti alla ottima nitidezza,stupendi i colori come la luminosa composizione,molto bravo.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Ciao Arun, great macro of fantastic buterfly like a leaf, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful autumnal colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-11-28 12:51]

Interesting species and excellent picture. Thankyou for sharing it. Congratulation. Saludos.

Ciao Arun. TFS the beautyful specie. Colours and light perfect so like details and DOF.


Hello Arun

I love that the butterfly it is at the ground,
it change from the other butterfly photo,
with great POV, DOF, lovely light, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-11-29 6:05]

Good image of this orange tip mud puddling leisurely and almost in camouflage. Good composition. tfs.

Hello Arun,Very good picture and nice buterfly.
Good detalis.
Well done

Hello Arun
Beautiful picture perfect first floor, great POV.
Congratulations and good week
Hello Vanni

Hello Arun
what a strange butterfly like-leaf, but it is very beautiful. Great macro shot and presentation. TFS. Best wishes.

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