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Angled Castor

Angled Castor
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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: 2012-10-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix F 500 EXR
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-03 0:04
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Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Name : Angled Castor
Scientific name : ariadne ariadne

Males and females have fore wing truncate at apex; termen angulated at interspace 5, and again at apex of vein 3, concave between; tornus obtusely angulate. Hind wing: termen more or less deeply scalloped. Male upperside ochraceous rufous ; a prominent white small subcostal spot before apex of fore wing; two or three dark brown marks in cell of both fore and hind wings, followed by subbasal, discal, two postdiscal, subterminal and terminal slender sinuous dark brown lines, crossing from costa of fore to vein 1 of hind wing; discocellular nervules of both wings defined by short dark brown lines ; cilia white, alternated with brown. Underside : ground-colour similar, but with a tint of brown. Fore and hind wings: some dark chestnut-brown spots or loop-like marks at base, followed by subbasal, discal and postdiscal broad chestnut-brown sinuous bands, interrupted on the fore wing by the sex-mark of specialized scales described below ; the postdiscal band on the hind wing traversed by a series of transverse dark spots in the interspaces. Lastly, both wings crossed by a subterminal zigzag, and a terminal, irregularly sinuous, dark brown line.

Angled Castor in Bangalore, South India
Angled Castor
Angled CastorAntennae, head, thorax and abdomen ochraceous rufous. Sex-mark : the subcostal vein and veins 6 and 7 on the upperside of the hind wing prominently pale and shining and a large discal patch of specialized, very dark shining scales on the underside of the fore wing extending to the base of the wing, upwards into the cell and to vein 4. Females similar, slightly paler in colour, of course without the special sex-marks.[1]

Ariadne ariadne bears much resemblance to Ariadne merione, the Common Castor, but in the Angled Castor, the transverse chestnut bands are narrower and less diffuse.

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Ciao Arun, great capture of fantastic buterfly on beautiful flower, excellent sharpness, splendid light, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Very nice capture, Arun. It is difficult to tell the difference between an Angled Castor and a Common Castor.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Arun,
Exceptional creation.Nice and strong colour on the species.Sharpness is perfect.Yellow,green and pink creates a natural beauty.Well done.
Kind regards,

Ciao Arun.
Stupenda foto macro di farfalla,con questa stupenda livrea,eccellente nitidezza e ottimi dettagli meravigliosi i colori,bella la composizione.
Ti auguro una buona domenica ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

好奇特的蝴蝶 沒看見鬚鬚
圖案色彩都很奇特 停在戒子花上
很美 尤其單單的兩朵小花 真有畫龍點睛之美

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-03 3:06]

Hi Arun,great capture of this beauty whit spectacular details everywhere despite the very difficult perspective,a magnificent specie whit a special wings desing,very nice composition too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Arun,
Très beau papillon qui m'était inconnu. Belle prise, merci de la partager.
Best regards.

Hello Arun,
very soothing colour with great clarity.
thanks for this well composed picture.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-03 7:08]

Hello Arun,
A photo in beautiful colours and good sharpness. Fine DOF and composition.

Hi Arun,
really nice composition.
I like your point of view. I like these colours.
Have a nice week,

Hello Arun

Excellent macro of this butterfly, with fine POV
and great DOF, beautiful soft light, great focus,
sharpness, and details, for the framing you should
probably give less space at the left side and
more space at the right side including in the
image's scenery all the leafs of the flower, TFS


Ciao Arun. Another interesting specie from you. Good details beautiful colours. TFS.


what a beauty, congrats Arun for the picture,

un saluto, tino

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