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Copyright: mayuresh joshi (mayuresh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 0 N: 191] (920)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-17 3:14
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Points: 40
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Baronet (Euthalia nais)

Male+female Upperside tawny yellow, base of both fore and hind wing dusted with fuscous scales; cilia black, alternated with white. Forewing with the following black markings: a transverse line below apex of cell, an oval transverse spot beyond encircling a small yellow spot, a broad short oblique discal bar and an angulated postdiscal lunular band; the costa narrowly and the termen shaded with black. Hind wing: a comparatively large triangular patch below the middle of the costa, a postdiscal evenly-curved series of spots and a broad band along the termen black. Underside dark ochraceous red. Fore wing: the base shaded with fuscous black, two spots at base of cell and a transverse line beyond crimson-pink, edged with black: a very broad oblique discal band, angulated downwards below vein 4, bordered posteriorly by a large black spot on the inner side and outwardly and anteriorly by an oblique broad black band, followed by four anterior obliquely-placed ochraceous-white spots, and beyond by a very narrow luuular black band bent downwards below vein 6. Hind wing: a crimson short line at extreme base, two crimson black-bordered spots in cell: a comparatively broad transverse discal white band often broken up into a large spot below middle of costa, with two or three spots in line below it; finally, a postdiscal series of small black spots. Antennae black, bright ochraceous at apex; head, thorax and abdomen tawny red above, brown shaded with crimson-pink below.
Expanse: 58-70 mm.
Habitat: The plains of India and the Lower Himalayas; Southern India; Ceylon.
Larva: Light green with a dorsal row of purple spots, the sides armed with a row of ten very long horizontally-projected fleshy spines numerously covered with fine green hairs of a non-irritating character.
Pupa: Short, broad, dorsum keeled ; broadly triangular across the middle; head bifid; colour green, with dark gold spots and lines.
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Arthropoda
Class - Insecta
Order - Lepidoptera
Family - Nymphalidae
Subfamily - Limenitidinac
Genus - Eathalia

SOURCE - Wikipedia

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Hi Mayuresh.

This is a very good fotograph taken very well.nice colors.You cud have gane a little to your left to get the perfect back positioned towards you.Just my point of view.


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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-07-17 3:29]

Hi Mayuresh,

very impressive capture of this Baronet. Striking colors with good contrast, Composition and details are very nice.
thanks for sharing

Baronet is a very pretty butterfly and you have captured it well on the ground, Mayuresh.
I like its lovely colour with those black markings.
I saw a big Swallowtail but it was in a hurry and disappeared round the corner in no time. I have yet to shoot a Swallowtail.
You got a dream subject here and grabbed it.
Well done and TFS.

Hi Mayuresh

Great shot of this species I don't think I've seen before. Well saturated colours on teh butterfly.
Great composition
Excellent sharpness
Good POV and DOF
Good background


I like the warm orange color of the b-fly Mayuresh, nice.
Great detail, exposure, and POV of this beauty also.
Well done,

hello mayuresh,
what a lovely butterfly, i have never seen this species so far but from your post i can say that its very beautiful, nice colors, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Hello Mayuresh,
A superb macro capture of this beautiful butterfly. TFS.
Regards, Bahadır

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-17 7:43]

Hello Mayuresh,
An excellent close-up capture of this butterfly with nice details and POV.
TFS & Regards


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-17 8:54]

Hello Mayuresh

This butterfly is striking.The colours are vibrant.
Excellent focus and sharpness.
Well done.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-17 9:20]

Hi Mayuresh,

This Baronet, a new butterfly to me, is just beautiful. The vivid colors are so rich and deep that they jump out of the picture. The dirt background accentuates the lovely colors. Exquisite markings shown perfectly. If I ever see this one again I will remember what it is.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-17 9:31]

Hi Mayuresh.
First of all I am impressed with great DOF. F-number is selected perfectly. Entire image of the butterfly is sharp and in focus. I also like unusual and nice colour palette. Composition of the image is excellent. Well done and TFS. My compliments.

Splendida cattura di questa farfalla dai colori fosforescenti, ottimi POV e composizione, molto buona la definizione e bello questo BG dai toni caldi delle terre rossastre. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

hello Mayuresh

beautiful shot of this butterfly with the warm colours
dominance of the image and th warm and vivid colours
of the butterfly, fine POV & DOF, excellent sharpness & details,



Hello Mayur

Very nice capture of this colourful butterfly. Seems like an uncommon species - at least dont get to see them in my backyard in Chennai! Sharpness and details are excellent. The orange looks a tad too saturated - is that the natural hue? Or it could be my new monitor!

TFS and Best

Hello Mayuresh,
A superb macro shot of this beautifully coloured butterfly species in all around. A glorious shot indeed.
TFS and Cheers,


Hi Mayuresh,
I am your neighbor today. A lovely capture of this beautiful baronet. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Brother!
This is an amazing capture of this Baronet, which I've never seen!
Very well done!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-21 7:55]

Beautiful collours, well framed and good detail - wel done!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-18 20:26]

Hi Mayuresh,
Wonderful shot of this gorgeous looking baronet basking in the sun. Lovely colours and details with very impressive sharpness. You really have handled the lighting very well and I like your chosen POV to portray it. Thanks for sharing is one.

Hello Mayuresh,

Superb capture of this butterfly with striking colour. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. The harsh light is well handled. Beautiful colours, I thought first you that the colours were too much saturated but I could see on internet that the fresh specimen has a very bright orange colour.

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