<< Previous Next >>

Dark Brand Bushbrown

Dark Brand Bushbrown
Photo Information
Copyright: arun tp (aruntp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S 1800
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-27 6:16
Viewed: 2508
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Name : Dark Brand Bushbrown
Scientific name : Mycalesis mineus

The Dark-branded Bushbrown, Mycalesis mineus, is a species of satyrine butterfly found in Asia.

Wet-season form. Upperside dark vandyke-brown; fore and hind wings with slender subterminai and terminal pale lines. Fore wing with a single white-centred, fulvous-ringed, black ocellus, generally set in a square pale area, in interspace 2, occasionally a similar smaller ocellus without any pale surrounding area in interspace 5. Hind wing uniform sometimes with one or two obscure postmedian ocelli. Underside: ground-colour similar; fore and hind wings crossed by a transverse dusky-white discal band, well-defined inwardly, diffuse outwardly, followed by a post-discal series of ocelli surrounded by a dusky-yellowish, sometimes purplish-white, line; the ocelli are similar to the ocelli on the upperside, and vary from two to four on the fore and from five to seven (the preapical two being sometimes obsolescent) on the hind wing; of these latter the posterior four, not three as in Mycalesis perseus, are in a straight line; finally, beyond the rows of ocelli on both wings there are pale or purplish-white subterminal and terminal sinuous lines.

Dry-season form. Upperside similar to that in the wet-season form, but paler. Underside from ochraceous brown to dusky brown of a darker shade ; basal half of the wings conspicuously darker than the outer portions ; the whole surface irrorated with fine brown striae ; sometimes a distinct dark discal band crosses both wings; ocelli nearly obsolete, indicated by minute white specks, the posterior four on the hind wing in a straight line as in the wet-season form. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen brown; the club of the antennae with black and ochraceous marks. Male sex-mark in form 1 as in M. perseus, but the patch of specialized scales on the underside of the fore wing half as large again.

bungbing, joska, PaulLees, ramthakur, Dis. Ac., maurydv, cirano, pierrefonds, vijeeshbabu, mikou, cobra112, Argus, Adanac has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Arun,
Lovely captured of this lovely butterfly, very good sharpness, great composition and point of view, beautiful contrast against the background,
Thanks for sharing and have a great day,
Best Regards,

Hello Arun,
nice capture of this lovely butterfly with good sharpness, beautiful colours and fine use of flash. Well done.
Best wishes,

Excellent photograph, perfect lighting and baackground set off the butterfly beautifully. regards yiannis

  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-27 8:10]

Hi Arun,
Excellent photo of this Dark-branded Bushbrown, great sharp and colorful details, very nice composition, TFS!

Hi Arun,

Wow what a lovely clean macro image here Arun, superb sharpness with supreme natural colours, love the dark background that accentuates the picture, great work and well done,
Best regards,


Artistic capture, Arun.
The brown butterfly and the rich green leaf supplement each other.

Hi Arun,
Very nice capture of the butterfly, great detail and nicely composed. Very informative notes too.

Ciao Arun, my today neighbour, great macro of lovely butterfly, good contrast against dark BG, splendid natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-27 9:26]

Hello Arun.
A very good capture of a Dark Brand Bushbrown resting with closed wings.Focus, POV, light using and colors very nice. also composition and BG of green leaves.Best regards Siggi

Hi Arun,

an nice close up from this butterfly with good of sharpness and pov, nice bg trough flashing.
Fine colors.


Hallo Arun,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Dark Brand Bushbrown, splendid composition with a very good contrast against a dark background, good sharpness, excellent point of view
Best regards

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-27 11:40]

Hi Arun,i like a lot this style whit the black background as you know,a magnificent and minimalistic composition whit impressive sharpness and colors,excellent light balance too.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

hello Arun
very nice composition with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

  • Great 
  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-27 15:58]

Hello Arun,
An excellent macro shot of this lovely butterfly in great light,colors and splendid sharpness.
Wonderful composition...
Have a nice day!...

Hi Arun,

The leave is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Dark Brand Bushbrown butterfly. There is a good contrast between the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.


  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-27 18:28]

Fine image of this lovely Bush brown, good colors. tfs.

Very colorful, good viewpoint, Great sharp details on this photo.
Best regards vijeesh

  • Great 
  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-28 4:51]

Hi Arun.
Very nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Composition and used POV are great. Amazing colors and super contrast against black background.
Thanks and regards

Hello Arun
Fantastic butterfly and beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful colours.

Ciao Arun. Good contarst and light against the black BG. Beautiful colours.


Arun, beautiful shot of this butterfly. I like the dark background. It makes the butterfly and green leaf stand out. Good sharpness and detail. Have a wonderful week, Bill

Hi Arun,
Another excellent butterfly image,well exposed strong contrast and well detailed.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-29 2:51]

Hello Arun,
Excellent use of flash to illuminte this shade-loving Satyrid.
Fine illumination and dark BG shows it up with great sharpness and natural colours in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and best regards,

  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-07-29 4:19]

Hello Arun,
Wonderful wing patterns on this beautiful butterfly species all captured superb by your great camera work. Thank for sharing this excellent work Arun.

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-30 5:41]

Hello Arun,
a very lovely view with rings The clarity on the wingsis excellent, and the use of lighting is so good.
nice shine on the waxy leaf too.
I like its agile eye, so exciting.


  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-31 1:41]

Hello Arun,
Beautiful photo of this tiny butterfly in excellent sharpness and splendid colours. The contrasts are very beautiful. Good composition.

Hi Arun,Perfect butterfly capture.Color and details are super.TFS

Calibration Check