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The Tailed Jay (2) (Graphium agamemnon)

The Tailed Jay (2) (Graphium agamemnon)
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2, Beautiful Butterflies, Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above, ! Jays [papillon], Butterflies By pankaj Bajpai [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-14 11:33
Viewed: 4453
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon) is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family.

The butterfly is also called Green Spotted Triangle, Tailed Green Jay or the Green Triangle.

It is a common, non-threatened species native to India, Sri Lanka through Southeast Asia and into Australia. Several geographic races are recognized.

Strong and restless fliers, they are very active butterflies and flutter their wings constantly even when at flowers.

They are seldom seen drinking from damp patches. The males are particularly fond of feeding from flowers such as Lantana, Ixora, Mussaenda and Poinsettia.

The females are more likely caught when looking for foodplants or laying eggs.

Tailed Jays are active throughout the year but their abundance depends upon the local monsoon and availability of the larval host plants.

The butterflies generally fly among the tree-tops but descend to ground level in search of flowers or host plants. Because of their relatively fast life cycle (just over one month from egg to adult), Tailed Jays are multivoltine and may produce up to 7–8 broods per year.

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Hi pankaj,
Good image; compo is good.

Hi Pankaj,
All details are perfect. Very nice POV, magnificent sharpness. TFS dear friend.

tres bon POV,les couleurs sont belles et je suppose naturelles car je n'en ai jamais vu de tel.
bravo et merci.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-14 12:19]

Hello Pankaj,
Another good one in the series, although I wonder if the use of Neat Image has 'flattened' it and almost removed the unsharp parts to overemphasize the rest?
Otherwise this is well composed and well presented.
TFS, best wishes, Ivan

Nice shot I like the light background contrasts nicely great composition and DOF is perfect. Good colours and sharpness. rgds Necip.

This is a lovely photograph Pankaj. I love the rich color and the sharpness of the details. I find the shadowed text and frame a little distracting...but then I have some vision issues. I might have been tempted to clone out the tip of the bud on the lower right side.

Evelynn : )

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2006-12-14 12:56]

Hi Pankaj,
Very beautiful butterfly,
Nice exposure and details are clear,

This butterfly is new to me, Pankaj.
A well composed shot (once again on your marigolds!) which captures the profile view of this butterfly very well.
You have used the ambient light to good advantage, giving the flower in particular a three-dimensional look.
Well done!

Hello Pakaj
Great composition and beautiful butterfly.
Excellent details, lighting and cropping.
I love the framing too.
Regards and TFS

Hola pankaj,
Preciosa la mariposa y bonito posadero. La toma es fantástica por la composición, el color, la luz y la gan nitidez, enhorabuena. Saludos

Hi Pankaj

This is stunning. Love the colours. Very nicely composed. Nice camera work. :-)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-15 3:42]

Hi Pankaj,
A marvellous composition for this picture. I like the way you bring the green button on the left in the picture and make a colour-balance with the butterfly's wings. Nice colour-combination also with the colour of the flower.

Hello Pankaj,
There you are with another good shot. The compostion is best with BF standing. Its really a rare one. Also this butterfly is very hard to capture as its very 'Chanchal'.Good work.


composition parfaite, couleurs jolies et nettes, un excellent travail comme toujours
bravo et merci

Hi Pankaj,
Beautiful galerie here..Congratulations...!
Still here too, good presentation, good sharpness, and very pretty colours...! Good shot..!
Best regards,
Have a nice week end.

Nice!! great POV on this beautiful butterfly! Great DOF and Ilike the way you did your frame and title..neat idea. TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments on my photo "After the Storm" :o)

Hi friend!
This is a beautiful and very well detailed macro! I like this composition a lot and those great tones of colors! I really appreciate this DOF too! Take care Ana:)

Hello Pankaj,
Wow! What a great shot again! I really like the pose of the butterlfy and those great details you caught. Excellent composition, POV, details and colors. I think that this specie is beautiful. Thanks,

Ciao Pankaj, lovely Graphium agamemnon, wonderful colors, great details, a very nice photo, Bravo, ciao e buon week end, Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-16 21:09]

Hello Pankaj

A very nice composition of this beautiful butterfly on a lovely flower.The POV is very good.The shot is well focused with sharp ,clear details.Nicely done.TFS


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-17 1:31]

Hello Pankaj,
what a beauty! This is great, excellent POV with a superp 3D look to it. Excellent colors, great sharpness and the composition is just lovely.
Great work.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-17 8:26]

Hi Pankaj,
Everything is perfect, sharpness, details, pov, compsition.
tfs paula

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-12-17 12:28]

a beautiful shot and looking as if it was captive..good sharpness and colours
i dont know the butterflies...but you seem to have a lot over there...and you manage to capture them well

I had a look into your archve and I came out on this one.
very nice one pankaj.
good point of view, nice composition and with a favourite camera of mine the 7000, very nice job and have a good year end and a good start of 2007.
gr. jaap

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-03 7:12]

Hola Pankaj, original y bella composición... preciosa foto, magníficos detalles... saludos

Hi Pankaj;very very good border,great shot-frame,nice colors,regards....

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