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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: 2008-09-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-01 23:57
Viewed: 3405
Points: 32
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I have a sizable collection of butterfly pictures I took in Rajasthan in September during my visit to Ajmer.
Today I am posting the picture of a Plain Tiger. Hope you too find this specimen elegant.
Just to repeat a brief note on this frequently seen butterfly which was alarmingly scarce this summer in my town:

The Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus) or - outside Asia - African Monarch is a common butterfly which is widespread in Asia and Africa. It belongs to the danaine ("Crows and Tigers") subfamily of the brushfooted butterfly family Nymphalidae.

It is believed to be one of the first butterflies to be used in art. A 3500 year old Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest illustration of this species.

The Plain Tiger can be considered the archetypical danaine of India. Accordingly, this species has been studied in greater detail than any other members of its subfamily occurring in India.


Thanks for the visit.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-02 0:08]

Hola Ram,
agradable macro luz y color...
elegante bg y pov.
buen foco.

Hello Ram,
excellent shot,sharp enough,nice colors and light,
very interesting work,
thanks for sharing,

Hello Ram
Another beauty. Perfect composition, sharpness, contrast, background. My only suggestion is that you could do a little higlights reduction
Very good job
Best wishes

Hello Ram,

Beautiful composition. Excellent DOF, good sharpness. Light and vivid colours are great. This colourful picture brings the sunshine we do not have here for the moment.

Hi Ram

Great shot of this beautiful species feeding from an equally beautiful flower. It's a great composition.
Great sharpness and details. Both subjects are prefectly separated from the neureal OOF background. Great DOf.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-12-02 3:30]

Hello Ram,

What a beautiful butterfly you are showing in your fine photo. The light has been used very well so that very nice colors can be seen on the wings. The insect makes apleasent contrast with the background. Image quality is high showing vell the texture of the wings as well as the pattern.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-02 4:21]

Hello Ram,
A lovely composition with the Plain Tiger and the flower very nicely in focus against a fine soft background. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours too.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

G;day Ram
Beautiful image. Excellent exposure, focus, detail, and DOF.
I love the reflection within the centre left dew drop. Well done!
TFS Paul

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-02 6:29]
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Certainly an elegant and beautiful combination of the butterfly and flower, well taken with fine sharpness against a pleasing neutral BG. The POV and composition are great too.
The Plain Tiger is familiar to most of us but the flower is a mystery to me.
TFS this delight,
All the best,

Merhaba Ram,harika bir kelebek ve çiçek makrosu.Renkler,netlik ve kompozisyon süper,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-02 11:56]

Hi Ram,
Lovely close up.I liked POV,vivid colors,BG and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-02 13:11]

Hello Ram,
Excellent capture of this Plain Tiger !
Very good composition and POV! The colors look bright and natural and contrast is nice! Superb details and sharpness! Great use of DOF! Congratulations and TFS!


Ciao Ram, beautiful composition with wonderful butterfly and lovely flower, great natural colors, excellent details and splendid sharpness, perfect focus and good blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-12-02 23:07]

Hi Ram sir,
Outstanding shot of this very beautiful and elegant Plain Tiger atop the Zinnia flower. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours and clear details. Very attractive image. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.

Hi Ram,

Once again good show of the butterfly,image has good colours and composition is good too.Looking forward to see more butterfly pictures from your archieves. TFS

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-12-03 7:47]

Hello Ram ,

A fine POV and a good composition. The colors and details are good. Good lighting and focusing. TFS.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-03 8:10]

Hello Ram,
A photo in very beautiful light. Excellent sharpness and details in the butterfly and flower. Great composition, POV and OOF BG.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-03 16:06]

Hi Ram,
a superb shot of this Plain Tiger.
Very nice, vibrant colours.
Sharp with great detail.
Excellent DOF.

Well done,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-04 23:01]

Hi Ram,
yes, a very strong and nice saturation shot of the butterfly. Superbs clarity and excellent colour combination, the butterfly and the flower.
Really pleasant, beautiful and impressive piece of work.


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