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Red Pierrot


Red Pierrot
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-11 3:53
Viewed: 1474
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Even in the cold month of December 2013, Red Pierrot was seen sunning itself in the morning sunshine.

The Red Pierrot (Talicada nyseus) is a small but striking butterfly found in South Asia and South-East Asia belonging to the Lycaenids or Blues family. The Red Pierrots, often found perching on the Kalanchoe plant, are usually noticed due to their striking patterns and colors.

Description

The butterfly has a wing span of 3 to 3.5 cm. The upper side of its wings are black except for a large orange portion of the lower edge of the hind wing.

On the underside, the forewing is white with black spots more toward the margin. The hind wing is very striking, it is white with black spots toward the base and the margin has a wide band of orange with white spots. There is a lot of variation found in the blacks spots on the hind wings.

Range

Sri Lanka, South India, Meghalaya, Assam, North Myanmar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talicada_nyseus

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Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely butterfly, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end. ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-10-11 8:24]

Hi Ram,
Wonderful capture ..
Beautiful macro shot with great details and colors.
Have a nice weekend,
Seyfi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-10-11 15:39]

Hi Ram,a bit blurred on the top but very very good,so close isn't easy...ehehe.. i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-10-11 19:43]

Hello Ram

Perfect macro of this very beautiful lycaenid, great deatails, very beautiful colors, nice composition, nice blurring BG. Thanks for sharing.

Rgds

Nikos

GREAT MACRO SHOT.Beautiful color combination and very good focus on the wings and the body.Very beautiful frame.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2014-10-12 4:16]

Hi Ram

Lovely composition - the green BG really helps the subject, showing all its salient points.

Best wishes

James

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-10-12 10:00]

Hi Ram,
Beautiful butterfly.
Excellent details and focus, amazing colors with nice green blurred surroundings.
Regards Jiri.

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