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Male Great Eggfly

Male Great Eggfly
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-21 7:15
Viewed: 3732
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina), also called Blue Moon Butterfly in New Zealand or Common Eggfly, is a species of nymphalid butterfly.
The Great Eggfly is a black-bodied butterfly with a wingspan of about 7–8½ cm. The species has a high degree of sexual dimorphism. The female is mimetic with multiple morphs.


The upper side of the wings are jet black, offset with three pairs of white spots -- two on the forewing and one on the hind. These white spots are surrounded by purple iridescence. In addition, the upper side of the hind wing bears a series of small white dots.


Great Eggflies are found in Madagascar in the west, through to South and Southeast Asia, South Pacific islands (French Polynesia, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu) and occurs in parts of Australia, Japan and New Zealand.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-21 7:21]

Hi Ram,
Very beautiful butterfly-flower composition.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.Well caught and framed.Lighting,colors,details and visual impact are perfect.Artistic work!
Thanks for posting..

hello Ram
great pose of this beautiful butterfly on on beauty flower
great sharpness and nice soft light
greeting lou

Dear Ram!

It's always a pleasure to look at your pictures. And I find this one particularly pleasant. The colours are superb and the beautiful yellow of the flower suits the green background as well as the dark butterfly very well. This creates a fine contrast and a nice atmosphere. The tiny droplets on the flower add to the value of the picture.

Kind regards


Dear Ram Sir,
Very well done shot of Great Eggfly. An excellent details, luminosity & POV. TFS
Best wishes: Subhash

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-21 9:12]

Dear Ram
What a great Hypolimnas bolina!
Colors and details are fantastic!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-21 11:12]

Hi Ram,
exceptional macro.
Nice that some butterfly with fantastic colors. Framing and playing are top photo, congratulations.
Greetings friendly,

Hello Ram,
A beautiful picture, with high taste for cutting and composition, good depth and a light that might seem slightly exceeded, but that is adequate for all elements of photography. Thanks for sharing, I see you have good material in the archives ... and this is 2008! woh!

HI Ram
C'est une magnifique photo de ce papillon, surement un des plus beau , je le trouve particulièrement élégant
Parfaitement composée avec toutes les qualités requise, focus lumière background, point de vue, tout est parfait
bravo et merci...JP

Hi Ram,

Beautiful shot on this Great Eggfly. I really like the composition with the flower and soft OOF background. Really shows off the dark butterfly perfectly.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-21 19:47]

Hi Ram

A nice open winged pose you got from this Great Eggfly. The black butterfly on the
yellow flower created a lovely contrasting image and the OOF green BG makes both
stand out nicely. I also like the little blooms that provided added interest.

Well done and TFS.
Have a great weekend.

Hi Ram

Cool capture of this prety butterfly, a species I have seen here in Australia and also in Thailand. Good composition on the yellow flower. Greetings from a hot Sydney 40+ for 3 days.


Hello Ram
great shot ! the butterfly but also the flower are splendid, this Great Eggfly is captured with wonderful details, fine pose and composition
i lve especially the superb colors
Have a great WE

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-23 7:13]

Hello Ram,
This is a very beautiful and artistic composition showing the Great Egg Fly against a lovely soft background. Excellent focus on the butterfly and I like the yellow flower too. Well framed too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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