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Plain Tiger


Plain Tiger
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Copyright: Atanu Chanda (atanuchanda) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 44] (210)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS, Osaka 72mm UV
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-27 2:25
Viewed: 3183
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photograph during my short trip to Maithon.
It is a small place in Burdwan district, west Bengal. It is located at the border of West Bengal and Jharkhand. Apart from the DVC reservoir, the natural beauty of this place attracts tourists throughout the year.

The Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus) or outside Asia, African Monarch, is a common butterfly which is widespread in Asia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae ("Milkweed butterflies") subfamily of the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae.

It is believed to be one of the first butterflies to be used in art. A 3500 year old Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest illustration of this species.

The Plain Tiger can be considered the archetypical danaine of India. Accordingly, this species has been studied with in greater detail than other members of its subfamily occurring in India.

Courtsey - Wikipedia

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This is common butterfly, i like it because of its vibrating colors. great shot.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-27 2:35]

Atanu,
Great capture, lovely colors, good POV.
Horia

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-08-27 3:01]

Hi Atanu,
I came back! I hope my new pictures to like it.
This macro yours is very nice.
I tried to pose me butterflies, but ... not so good.
Have a nice day,
Adrian

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  • shree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
  • [2009-08-27 7:15]

Nice picture, Atanu! With the butterfly opening its wings completely, it looks like it is posing to you. The sunlight was not harsh I presume, and that has given a good exposure. Nice colors too.

Thanks for sharing!

Excellent macro, very sharp, nice colors and natural light,well blured BG,
regards,
Nikos.

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