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The Euploea core

The Euploea core
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Ni
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Butterflies ( From Chattisgarh), Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above, Butterflies By pankaj Bajpai, Butterflies on Lantana Flowers, Beautiful Butterflies Part Two, Butterflies of India, Butterfly Encyclopedia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-19 21:49
Viewed: 5419
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another capture from my series of butterflies on lanata flowers.

This is a common crow and i really like the way this butterfly glides while flying. the flying style of this butterfly is very special.

This is common crow Butterfly.

The Common Crow (Euploea core) is a common butterfly . The Common Crow is the most common representative of its genus Euploea. Like the Tigers (Danaus spp), the Crows are inedible and mimicked by other Indian butterflies(see Batesian mimcry).
The Common Crow (Euploea core) is a glossy black butterfly with brown underside with white marks along the outer margins of the wing. The wingspan is about 8-9 cm and the body also has prominent white spots.
The Common Crow is distasteful due to chemicals extracted from the latex of the food plants consumed in their caterpillar stage. Thus protected, they fly in a leisurely manner, gliding skillfully with wings held slightly above the horizontal. This indicates its protection due to inedibility to a predator. The inexperienced predator will try attacking it, but will learn soon enough to avoid this butterfly as the alkaloids in its body cause vomiting.

The butterfly has tough, leathery wings. When attacked it shams death and oozes liquid which causes any predators to release them. The butterfly thus has the ability to recover 'miraculously' after the predator thinks it has been killed.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-07-19 22:19]

Hello Pankaj,
Beautiful composition of the common crow. The colours are fantastic. The POV , sharpness and details are excellent. I liked the framing too.
TFS, Smitha.

Your selection of lantana colours for shooting this Common Crow is marvellous, Pankaj. What a wonderful contrast in colours!
The image is outstanding.
You are doing a great job with your favourite subjects.
Thanks and take care.

Hello Pankaj,
Nice shot. Beautiful crow on yellow lantana. The image stands out from off background. Very well done and tfs.

Hello Pankaj,
This is a outstanding composition with good exposure and focus!
good pov with details especailly the colour of the flowers that makes the butterfly so outstanding
thanks for sharing

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-20 0:36]

Pankaj Bhai, Very beautiful and to be framed shot. The focus is spot and the composition is perfect. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-20 1:04]

Hi Pankaj,
a great capture.
Very sharp with beautiful colours.
Well done,

Hola Pankaj,
Bellísima composición de este bonito ejemplar, gran nitidez y mucho detalle, Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-20 2:59]

Hi Pankaj,
Wonderful shot of this Common Crow and you have captured it with immaculate sharpness. The colour tones are magnificent here with the yellow Lantana flowers dominating. The Gorgeous butterfly perches itself up there regally and the smooth greenish BG highlights it well. Excellent POV and DOF and the lighting is superb. Fantastic composition. Kudos.

Hi pankaj ,

U really know the art of composition and how to kill a person with such amazing pics. Love everything in this pic m the details , BG and POV.



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-20 5:06]

Hello Pankaj,
Wonderful colours and great freshness for your butterfly picture. It is such a pleasant shot. Composition,colours, point of view and background, everything is just great.

Wonderful sharpness all around - all aspects of the focus are so clear. Great colors, saturations, and contrasts.

Hello Pankaj
Wonderful shot of this Indian Crow,
Perfect focusing,sourronding and DOF,
Fantastic colors, Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-07-20 7:04]

Beautiful capture Pankaj! Nice details, colours,and composition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-20 8:35]

Hi Pankaj,

A stunning shot of this Common Crow. Beautiful colors on both the butterfly and the flowers. Details could not be sharper or crisper. As always, an amazingly beautiful composition.


We have going here a totally new piece of software. Should call it TrekButterfly... and of course you additions are always wonderfully notated. Another success for one of our butterfly eggs-perts!


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-20 9:35]

Hi Pankaj,
Great capture with perfect pose, pov, composition, colours and sharpness.
TFS, José M.

Hi Pankaj,
A beautiful composition of this common crow with informative notes, details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi again Pankaj, great composition with elegant butterfly and splendid flowers, wonderful colors very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi pankaj,
marvellous, simply marvellous shot,beautiful composition with great pov and lovely colours,well sharp too.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-21 6:46]

Hi Pankaj.
Very nice composition with beautiful posture of this butterfly on yellow flowers.Very good focus and exposure.Wonderful combination of colors and excellent DOF with nice blurry BG.Well done presentation.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hello Pankaj really super looking shot fine sharpness and details perfect dof tfs rgds Necip

Hello Panjak,
It may be a common crow butterfly but its no common photo.as always beautiful color and sharpness and your signature framing is beautiful. TFS

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-21 19:45]

This is very impressive composition with beautiful blanket of lantana in perfect focus and the the very sharp butterfly. The focus throughout the frame is so exact. I love the pale blue color on the black butterfly. The exposure is outstanding. A very pleasing photo!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-21 20:51]

Hello Pankaj

Excellent composition,with beautiful rich colours.The focus is sharp with lovely details.The contrast is well handled.The framing and presentation are fantastic.Excellent POV and DOF.Nicely done.TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-22 5:05]

Hello Pankaj,
Great capture of a Common Crow butterfly, the pose of the butterfly making the central composition work here. Nice and sharp, the butterfly contrasts well with both the yellow lantana flowers and the OOF natural BG.
A fine shot!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-22 7:26]

Hi Pankaj

Lovely scene with this pretty butterfly on the lovely yellow flowers. Excellent composition, POV and DOF



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