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Paris Peacock

Paris Peacock
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-200, NIKKOR 28-105MM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-09 9:14
Viewed: 5462
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Paris Peacock ( Papilio paris) is a species of swallowtail butterfly found in South Asia.

Upperwings are black and irrorated with dark green scales, which on the outer portion of the forewing coalesce and form an incomplete postdiscal narrow band which is straighter than the similar subterminal band on the forewing of Papilio polyctor.

On the hindwing, the irroration of dark green scales does not extend to the costal margin and is interrupted posteriorly by a broad postdiscal area, on both sides of which the green scales coalesce to form narrow diffuse bands; a conspicuous upper discal shining blue patch occupies the base of interspace 4 and outer portions of interspaces 5 and 6; this patch is variable in size, and in many specimens extends narrowly below and above the interspaces 3 and 7 respectively, its outer margin is uneven, its inner margin evenly arched; a prominent claret-red largely black-centred ocellus at the tornal angle, its inner margin with a transverse short violet-blue superposed line; in many specimens an obscure claret-red subterminal lunule in interspace 7. Underside opaque black; bases of both fore and hind wings, up to basal half of cell in fore and up to apex of cell in hind wing, with an irroration of yellowish scales; also present more obscurely on the subterminal area in both wings.

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Hello Satish,
Excellent details of this capture. I like the colors and shape in superb clarity.
Well done.

Hi Satish,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Paris peacock. Excellent composition and very good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Satish,
Wonderful picture, wonderful insect. Even though he seems intent on walking rather than flying. Thanks.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-01-09 11:03]

Hi Satish,
What a beautiful butterfly! and with your photo we can fully enjoy it as the details and colors are very good.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-09 11:37]

Hi Satish,i think one of the most beautifull butterfly never seen,and the quality of pic is impressive,very good work,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-09 14:06]

Hola Satish,
preciosos colores y excelente pov,
buenos detalles y compo,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-09 14:41]

Hi Satish
Nice POV and very sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful
TFS Michel

Hello Satish,

Great picture of this butterfly. Beautiful detail on the wing (colours and patterns). Good contrast against the brown background.
Well done,

Hi Satish

Waht a spectacular specimen, looks like he's dusted with gold.
Great colours and sharpness.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-10 4:34]

Hi Satish,
It's a beautiful butterfly, and your POV shows us all the lovely details and patterns on the wings. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Satish
Excellent shot of this Paris Peacock,
Perfect detals,lighting and BG,Superb shot.

Good Luck

Namaste Satish. How fortunate to live in a land that is also the home of such a beautiful insect.Stunning colours, excellent details. A real treat for the eyes. Regards. Klaudio.

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