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Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger
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Copyright: Subhayan Mandal (shabsslg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 107 W: 0 N: 127] (913)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-22
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2, Carl-Zeiss Vario-Tesser 12X Optical Zoom
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): [email protected] Kanpur [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-22 20:28
Viewed: 3690
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a plain tiger - Danaus chrysippus sucking necter from a flower. Outside Asia it is also known as African Monarch.

Wingspan 60-80 mm. The sexes are similar. The male can be identified by the scent patch on the second vein of the hind wing. On the upper side, it appears as a large black patch towards the center of the wing, and on the underside, as a white centered black patch.

There are three different forms of the Plain Tiger, of which the commonest is shown here. The other two forms are rare. Form dorippus lacks the white apical spots on the forewing. In form alcippoides, the upper side of the hind wing is suffused with a large white area. The latter form is exceptionally rare in Sri Lanka, and has been recorded on only a few occasions.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-04-22 21:33]

Hi Subhayan!

You present us a fine and delicate butterfly picture. The details are rich and the lighting is well managed. A common subject that is well presentated.

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Kind regards


Nice natural colours and good sharpness. Very interesting butterfly and flower as well. Good work!


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-23 4:42]

How beautiful!! I like a lot the butterfly and I like a lot the flower. The composition with both beauties is great.
Good job.

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2008-04-23 7:03]

Nice composition and details in this capture!

Hola Subhayan, muy bonita composición, nitida, buena luz y color, las texturas le dan mas valor a la toma. Un saludo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6523 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2008-04-23 9:40]

A very great artwork! Beustifull composition whit a zinnia flowers and a spectacular monarch,excellent quality in shaprenss and colours,my best best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Subhayan,
Very good light, sharpness,...
Good compo.
Well done

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-23 20:15]

Hi Subhayan,
Outstanding shot of this Plain Tiger on the charming zinnia flower. Very impressive sharpness and colours with perfect natural lighting and exposure levels. A classic pose captured here. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Beautiful shot. The composition and colours look nice. Great work.

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