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Great Eggfly- Female.

Great Eggfly- Female.
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-200, NIKKOR 28-105MM
Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Butterflies Part Two, Butterflies of India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-08 10:15
Viewed: 3940
Points: 22
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Today , I had been to Lalbagh, since they are arranging a flower show for Independence Day.(August-15). So i got this female Egg fly, After a long time i got it. It is wonderful butterfly with massive wingspan, atleast 8cms.! i had nice time with it...

The Great Eggfly is a black-bodied butterfly with a wingspan of about 78 cm. The species has a high degree of sexual dimorphism. The female is mimetic with multiple morphs.The upper side of the wings of the female is a brownish black and does not have any spots like those of the male. The edges bear white markings which are similar to those of the Common Indian Crow.
The Great Eggfly is a fairly common butterfly found in lightly wooded country, deciduous forests, thick and moist scrub and the greener parts of human habitation.

About Lalbagh

The Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore is of royal origin and was started initially as a private garden in an area of 40 acres by Hyder Ali, one of the most famous rulers of old Mysore in 1760.Lalbagh is currently under the aegis of the Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. The Directorate is housed amidst the splendid environs of the botanical garden. Lalbagh was given the status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856, and since then, it has been an internationally renowned centre for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork and also conservation of plants.Today, nearly 673 genera and 1,854 species of plants are found in Lalbagh. The collection of the plants has made it a veritable treasure house of plants.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-08-08 10:18]

Excellent shot, Satish.Great composition with very good POV, sharpness and details.Beautiful colours.

Satish, This is a beauty. The light and shadow arrangement of the wing colors with blue spots on top is excellent. The pink petals give a good background.
- Murali Santhanam

Hello Satish
Excellent shot of this wonderful Eggfly,
Perfect details,sharpness and BG,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

hi satish,

nice to see you again.with one of your splendid pictures.great composition here.great colors!

Everything is perfect in this picture! I liked the colors and the Flower is perfect finish

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-08-08 10:56]

Hello Satish,
a great picture of Hypolimnas bolina, the flower and the bud in the foreground. The blue reflecting spots on the forewings are nicely seen. Optimal focus, admirable sharpness, most suitable point of view and excellent composition.
Best wishes, Peter

Beautiful butterfly image, Satish. Great color, sharp focus, fine POV and composition.
Well done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-08 21:53]

Hello Satish

A beautiful shot of this Great Eggfly.The focus is spot on with wonderful sharpness.The lighting and colours are excellent.Nicely composed on a beautiful Zinnia plant.The textures are vivid.Masterfully done.TFS


Hi Satish,
A beautiful butterfly. The Males are more beautiful than the female. Very nicely capture and excellent composition with great details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Excellent image Satish.
Very nice colors, exposure, DOF, sharpness, detail, POV, and comp.
Love the natural framing of the subject with the green leaves all round :)
Very well done!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-09 5:29]

Satish Sir, Beautiful and really amazing and such a lovely shot. Ganesh

Dear Satish, very noew view of the beautiful butterfly. Great shot sir. TFS.
with best regards.vab.

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