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Tirumala limniace

Tirumala limniace
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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: 2007-05-15
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Asia, Butterflies of India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-06 2:36
Viewed: 3254
Points: 42
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BLUE TIGER or Tirumala limniace

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Genus: Tirumala
Species: T. limniace
Binomial name Tirumala limniace (Cramer, 1775)

Adult : Upperside black with irregular pale blue streaks and marginal spots. Underside golden brown. FW with black basal area

With a pendulous pouch. Wingspan 90-100mm.

One of the commonest butterflies in India, both in plains and in hills except the deserts and higher altitutes. A slow flier, flutters the wings majestically in the wooded places and hedges. While alighting on a flower, flutters its wings vigorously and while sipping nectar, keeps the wings spread motionless. Fond of flowers of pink Cocks’comb, Aztec Marigold, Lucerne, Lantana, Heliotrope, Sunnhemp etc.

Pale green to yellowish white. Segments ringed with 4 black lines, black-edged yellow lateral band and a pair of long pale green, black-tipped fleshy filaments on segments 3 and 12.

Feeds mostly on plants of Asclepiadaceae, especially Madar Rajmahal Hemp, Common Waxlant, Emetic Swallowwort, Dregea Volubilis, etc.

India,Srilanka, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand.

Source : Naturemagics & Wikipedia

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Hello Haraprasan, witch beautifull buterfly, his colors arent wonderfull, very good shot, I like it,

Gorgeous blues - that's the first thing that strikes me is that amazing color. Very clear and crisp - the edges are wonderfully sharp.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-06 4:28]

Hello Haraprasan,
Crystal clear shot of a Blue Tiger in a fine pose to show its beauty and set in a pleasing composition. The flowers look interesting too.
TFS and all the best, Ivan

Hello Haraprasan,
clear, precise, well describing portrait of that delightfully coloured species. An abundance of details.
The use of flash resulted in very hard light that seemed to be responsible the overexposure of some of the white flowers.
Built-in flash in a close-up is difficult to control, softening it by a piece of white handkerchief held in between may help sometimes.
With thanks, and best regards,

Hi Haraprasan,
A fine disply of bright colors. Great composition and POV. Very well captured.


Hello Haraprasan,
I think Peter Stoeckl has hit it squarely on the head.
Great tip for your flash use also..
Well done.

Very sharp and bright image. Excellent close-up thoroughly in focus. Well done.


beautifull macro, this buterfly is wonderfull

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-06 6:06]
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Friend nice shot but (my personal opinion) seem to be just need little more contrast and brightnes. But th eposition and the spread of the wings are excellent. TFS Ganesh

Cada dia nos presentas una nueva belleza. Hoy no solo por la mariposa y su perfecto enfoque, sino por su juego con la planta. La luz no falta jejeje. Magnífica toma Hara.

Hello Harpasan
Absolutely beautiful.Amazing colours.Wonderful composition and POV.Love the sharpness of the flowers too.

Nice framing ,sharpness and colours but the DoF should be reduced to give preferance to the butterfly (It is my view).

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-06 8:48]

Hello Haraprasan,
You've captured this lovely butterfly really well in a nice pose. I like the flowers too. All is nicely in focus showing sharp details.
It's a bit overexposed though. I think you were too close using the flash. At a further distance it would probably have worked out really well.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Haraprasan,
Another excellent shot of the beautiful butterfly like before
good pov with sharpness and details
well done

selam haraprasan, excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely buterfly nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done my friend !
Regards ridvan

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-06 16:16]

Hi Haraprasan,

Beautiful macro of the butterfly in a lovely composition. The colors are wonderful and the details are sharp and clear. Pretty flower too.


hello haraprasan,
fine capture of the blue tiger, liked the pov giving good details of the open wings, nicely composed shot,
tfs & regards

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-06 19:47]

Hello Haraprasan

Another fine shot of a beautiful butterfly.The colours are very beautiful.The details and pattern show very well.Nicely composed on a beautiful flower.The contrast is very good.TFS


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-07 0:47]

Hi Haraprasan,
Outstanding shot of the Blue Tiger in all its glory. Fabulous colours and very impressive sharpness and good use of flash lighting here. I like the natural setting. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Grand open-wings view of this slightly worn Blue Tiger, HP.
The image is very sharp and colourful.
The blossoms on which it is settled add distinct colours to the entire composition.
Well done and TFS.

Hola Haraprasan,
Preciosa imagen, la formas, gama de colores son fantásticas, además de una gran nitidez y detalle, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

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