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Common Crow

Common Crow
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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: 2009-06-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-04 1:39
Viewed: 3239
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A very common butterfly seen here the quality is also not good. But my reason for posting this is to show the orange brush below the tail. Thanks to Nagaraj for explaining the fact.

"The males have a pair of hidden orange-yellow brushes at the tip of the abdomen, which they can extend into bright coloured patch as part of the mating ritual or to deter predators. These brushes emit a musky odour. The caterpillars are striped. Pupa have metallic silvery sheen."

The Common Crow (Euploea core) is a common butterfly found in South Asia. In India it is also sometimes referred to as the Common Indian Crow, and in Australia as the Australian Crow. It belongs to the Crows and Tigers subfamily of the Nymphalidae (Brushfooted butterflies).

The Common Crow is the most common representative of its genus Euploea. Like the Tigers (Danaus spp), the Crows are inedible and thus mimicked by other Indian butterflies (see Batesian mimicry). In addition, the Indian species of the Euploea genus shows another kind of mimicry, Müllerian mimicry. Accordingly, this species has been studied in greater detail than other members of its genus in India.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Genus: Euploea
Species: core

Source : Wikipedia

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Beautiful picture...Very pretty butterfly with white spots. TFS..

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-04 1:51]

Hi Haraprasan,
a nice and lovely butterfly perching on a pretty bright flower. Both give a good effect to the shot.
nice composition.


Namastay and Good Morning Dostum Haraprasan,
A fine macro capture of this common crow b-fly from fine lateral POV with nice composition and details.
TFS and have an amusing WE MF!

Ciao Haraprasan, wonderful composition with fantastic colors, great macro of elegant butterfly with fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Haraprasan,
Wonderful close-up shot of this beautiful butterfly with nice details and composition.
TFS and have a nice weekend!

Bonito conjunto Haraprasan, aunque con un evidente desenfoque :-(

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Haraprasan, wonderful shot of this lovely butterfly with nice details.
TFS and greetings,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-04 6:12]

Hello Haraprasan,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly in a beautiful surroundings. Good sharpness and a great composition. Nice POV.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-04 7:11]

Males of this family of species have this yellow/orange brush at the end of their abdomen. When a male has found a female, he uses his brush to dust scented scales on her, the arousing scent encourages the female to mate with him. Hope I am correct with this natural behavior of these crows family. Please check other sources too for confirmation. tfs.

Well that must be a first HP and thanks to Nagraj for explanation....if it is true in this sub species, I wonder if it is also only confined to it or is this in some way common to others. Not that it is out of focus, but I might have missed it had you not mentioned it...perhaps I would think it an anomaly of the flora.

Hello Haraprasan,

An excellent capture of this Common Crow butterfly with beautiful colors, sharpness & details. Well done & TFS.



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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-07-04 8:45]

Hello Haraprasan,
Beautiful shot of this beauty with nice details and composition.
TFS and G's,

hello haraprasan

beautiful photo of this butterfly with his environement,
with fine POV, DOF and framing, beautiful luminosity,
excellent sharpness and details, i also love to see
details of the blurred background, TFS


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-04 13:11]

Hi Haraprasan . Like bob said i think i would have missed the orange tip on its tail if i had not read the notes. What ever you have taken a fine side view with good detail and natural colours. well done TFS.

Hello Haraprasan.
a beautiful picture of the Common Crow taken from a good POV with fine details, bright colours, well composed.
Best regards

hello Haraprasan
with beautifully litted up colours a good composition and capture

Hello Haraprasan
A fine image of this Common crow take in a very beautiful environment
lovely colors and nice details
I have never seen a butterfly with a brush at the end of his tailthanks for the explanation
Have a good evening

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