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Common Pierrot wings opened

Common Pierrot wings opened
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Asia, Butterflies of India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-03 5:57
Viewed: 2947
Points: 24
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Common Pierrot
Castalius rosimon rosimon ( Fabricius ) LYCAENIDAE

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Castalius

Adult upperside white with blue base and black markings. FW with a narrow blackish brown costal band, an outer marginal band, a large discocellular spot and an outer discal row of 5 spots. HW basal spots clouded by blue scales. Outer marginal band traversed by a row of slender white conical rings. Tail black with white tip. Underside white with deep black markings. FW with markings as above. HW with 2 sub-basal streaks near the abdominal margin and an outer band of 6 spots in 3 pairs. Both wings with a subterminal row of small round spots. Spots coalesece to form bands in female. Wingspan 24-32mm.

It is a monobaisc genus and other species originally allotted under it are now under other genera. A common butterfly in open areas and thinly wooded country up to 1300 m in south India and up to 2500 m in the Himalayas. With weak flight, it always flies close to the ground frequently settling on leaves. Fond of sunshine and basking more after the rains. Visits flowers, damp patches, dead insects and bird droppings.

Bright green with 2 dorsal faint yellow bands and 2 or 3 black spots in the abdominal region. Feeds on ber.

Throughout the oriental region.

Source: Naturemagics

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Hello Haraprasan !
This is an original angle, usually we see buttrflies with wings open, this is a bit different. It is nice, even if great parts of the wings are out of focus - excellent focus on the head and body, with sharp details. I also like the composition and the green colors in the BG. Well done !

Nice bright image! It's surprising how much hair is on this butterfly. Good contrast between the white and black and the green foliage.

Well done.

Hello Haraprasan,
very rich colour and pattern on your butterfly captured!
much details on the body
thanks for sharing

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-03 12:47]

Hi Haraprasan,

Nice close-up of this unusally shaped butterfly - or is it the unusual angle. I like the black and white patterns with the blue.


Hi Haraprasan, lovely composition with splendid Pierrot, wonderful colors and excellent details, great POV, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-03 19:19]

Hello Haraprasan

A very interesting look at this beautiful butterfly.I am surprised at the blue fur on it's body.The colours are well saturated,and the pattern shows well.Very good POV.Interesting notes.TFS


Hi Haraprasan,
Nice shot,beautiful bright colours and great pov.
well done.

Looks like an angel ready to fly. Lovely shot and interesting, unusual, pleasant angle. :)

Hello Haraprasan,
Nice shot at this wing flapping Common Pierrot. Great to see that tint of blue. Colors are well saturated. TFS,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-04 8:59]
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Haraprasan, The shape of the butterfly is interesting. Also there is slightly OOF understandable. But the shape of the butterfly is again interesting. Great. Ganesh

Amazing creatures.... Always good info!

Great focusing job on the main part of the body. It is an unusual pose.
Very sharp photography. A lot of details have been exposed.
Loved your notes.

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