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Tawny Coster

Tawny Coster
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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/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-26 5:15
Viewed: 3462
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tawny Coster (Acraea terpsicore) is a small leathery winged butterfly which is common in grassland and scrub habitats. It belongs to the Nymphalidae or brush-footed butterfly family. It has a weak fluttery flight. It is avoided by most insect predators. This species and the Yellow Coster Acraea issoria are the only two Indian representatives of the predominantly African tribe Acraeini.

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Hello Ram
I'm soo lucky today! Two old and nice friends of me are my neighbour :) And we posted similar things: flying objects. :)

So, your photo looks superb, as everytime! I'm very glad that I'm here, with you.

With my best regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-26 5:47]

Hi Ram,
very outstanding shot of this tawny coster. Very beautiful indeed with exciting brightness and good details.
The flowers too give a good effect to the composition.
Very lovely and pleasant presentation in richness of colours and good lightings.


Ciao Ram, splendid butterfly, I never see this specie, thanks, against a lovely blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
You have interesting photos in your files, this is very cheerful, with nice contrast and a proper approach. The blurred flower in the background on the right, is a delicious addition. Good work, the POV for the butterfly is unusual but very pleasing to the eye.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-01-26 7:04]

Hi Ram,
gold and green...a lovely combination, i love the two colour nature of this shot. Composition is good too, that yellow OOF flower in the BG filling the green void nicely - well done!

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  • izida Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 0] (1232)
  • [2010-01-26 7:19]

Merhaba Ram,
Cok guzel bir kelebek,canli renkler
Basarili kelebek cekimi,kutlarim

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-01-26 7:26]

Hello Ram!

Good to see so colorfull and sunny image. Butterfly is very exotic to me, I like its orange-black colours and composition with orange flower. Green BG looks great. Poisonous beauty.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-26 10:59]

Hello Ram,
Very good presentation of this Tawny Coster. Beautiful matching colours. Good sharpness, details, composition and OOF BG.

hello Ram
very nice pose of this beautiful colored butterfly
great details and nice light
greeting lou

A tasty capture of a beautiful creature and a first for me Ram, thank you indeed for sharing this fine image with us my friend.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-26 13:40]

Hi Ram,
Very beautiful capture.I liked vivid colors,BG,lighting and composition a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

Hello Ram,
a splendid capture of this beautiful butterfly, a very good contrast of yellow and green colours, fine detail, very well composed.
Best regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-26 15:27]

Hi Ram,

A beautiful butterfly and a stunning picture. The pose on the flower is wonderful with lovely wing positions and razorsharp details. I just love how the colors blend together so well. The composition is top notch.


  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2010-01-27 20:13]

Hello again sir,
A bright cheerful summery scene(although this was taken in autumn) that is pleasing to the eyes. The colours are rich and striking and just the kind one would love to see in cold winter time.
Still smiling:).. but apparently they dont have enough for me today to show!
P.s:When i referred to the month of the shot taken, TN wouldnt allow me to do it, thinking I am mentioning a time to give you a cheerful face with marks!!!I figured it out only after 3-4 tries to post my comment!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-28 4:05]

Hello Ram,
Very fine yellow on yellow picture! I like also the horizontal presentation and the fine contrasting green background. Interesting composition too, including the yellow flower at right. Special and artistical shot. I see that you still have pleasing shots in your archives!
Thanks and kind regards

Hello Ram
excellent capture of this orange butterfly on a orange flower against a superb green BG, we can see nice details on this Tawny Coster
very well composed shot with superb colors
Have a good night

another beautiful Lepidopteran species. Tawny Coster's yellowish colors and yellow flower very suitable and great for composition. sharp details and exposure also great as like frame. Thanks for sharing, Mr. Ram.
have a nice weekend

Hi Ram.

The colors in the frame is so vibrant.
The Tawny Coster is so well perched on that beautiful flower.
Top class work with the lens and buttery smooth green bg.

TFS and best regards,

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