|Copyright: arun tp (aruntp)
|Date Taken: 2013-01-06|
|Camera: Fujifilm Finepix F 500 EXR|
|Exposure: f/6.2, 1/40 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-03-25 23:45|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Name : Blackvein Sergeant|
Scientific Name : Athyma ranga
The Blackvein Sergeant is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in Southwest India and parts of Southeast Asia.
Upperside: Male velvety black, female very dark brown, suffused with bluish in certain lights.
Fore wing: A medial anterior and a preapical larger whitish spot in cell; posteriorly in the cell, beyond its apex and below it at base of interspace 1, some dull obscure blue spots; a discal series of white spots, three elongate placed obliquely from just beyond middle of costa, two more inwards in interspaces 2 and 3, one in middle of interspaces 1 a and 1; the spot in interspace 2 very large truncate exteriorly, the spot in interspace 3 elongate. Beyond these spots an inner and an outer subterminal line of transverse white marks irrorated more or less with blackish scales.
Hind wing: a subbasal broad transverse macular white band, the anterior spots that compose it more widely separated than the others, a postdiscal series of white-spots, irrorated with black scales, and a subterminal line of short detached narrow transverse pale marks in the interspaces; cilia on fore and hind wings black alternated with white.
Underside very dark brown, shaded and blotched with black between the white markings; these latter as on the upperside, but all pure white, much larger, much more clearly defined ; dorsal margin of hind wing broadly pale blue.
Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen black ; the thorax anteriorly obscurely glossed with blue; the abdomen with a series of lateral white spots on each side from base ; body beneath white, glossed on thorax with pale blue; eyes hairy.
The dry-season form has the ground-colour above dark brown in both sexes and the markings broader and sullied white ; on the underside the ground-colour is distinctly ochraceous brown.
Sikkim; Bhutan ; hills of Assam, Burma and Tenasserim. Found also in Southern India, Western Ghats and the Nilgiris
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- [2013-03-25 23:52]
A striking species of Nymphalid buitterfly Arun, well taken with good clarity considering the low lighting. Nice contrast with the leaf BG.
Thanks for sharing a good capture of a new species for TN!
Beautiful colour and POV.You have captured it well in difficult light condition.Well done.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2013-03-26 2:40]
Nice photo of this butterfly. Not in the best sharpness, but the contrasting colours are beautiful and a fine composition.
- [2013-03-26 6:37]
Good to see this lovely species with great design...was it flapping its wings..tfs.
I will say environmental excellent photo of
this butterfly, with a fine POV to show its patterns,
having shot at ISO400 and 1/40s with your compact
I am sure the light was not good, but the results
of the photo are very good, TFS
Ciao Arun, difficult ligh for a lovely butterfly, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Belli i colori della farfalla sorse fa ha desiderare la nitidezza,può darsi che si è mossa mentre scattavi,però e pur sempre un’ottima foto.
Grazie della condivisione.
Nice subject but I must say that the focus is not perfect.
Ciao Arun. Bit focus/colours problems MF. An interesting specie anyway.
- [2013-03-27 13:24]
Hi Arun,really a magnificent specie,i never seen before,excellent capture whit correct exposure and good details,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano