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Crimson Rose Couple

Crimson Rose Couple
Photo Information
Copyright: Manoj Krishna (manoj85) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 11] (126)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL XSi 450D, Sigma APO DG 70-300 1:4-5.6 Macro
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/64 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-28 16:30
Viewed: 3576
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Found this couple in my backyard during dusk..
Crimson Rose:-
Atrophaneura hector is a large swallowtail butterfly belonging to the subgenus Pachliopta (Roses) of the Red-bodied Swallowtails
It is found in India and Sri Lanka and possibly the coast of western Myanmar.

Habitat :-
In India, it is found in the Western Ghats, southern India (Kerala), eastern India (West Bengal and Orissa) and the Andaman Islands.

Higher numbers of them are seen during August, September–October, November and also during April–June. They breed up to 6-7 times in the year and it has been found to take only 39-47 days from egg to adult.

Source :- Wikipedia

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Welcome to TN, Manoj!
This is a very good debut shot of this mating couple.
The focus on the upper butterfly is better. The colours and details are quite good.
Leave more space on the side the subject faces. Makes better composition.
People would like to know about this species of butterflies, so always make a note. A little research is required.
All the best to you.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-28 23:00]

Hello Manoj,
Welcome to TN!
A nice capture of this pairing Crimson Rose butterlies. The lateral POV and neutral BG are excellent and though the focusing on the butterflies is a little soft the colours and details are well seen.
I look forward to seeing many more images from you!
With kind regards,

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