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Butterfly #8/1 (H. bolina)

Butterfly #8/1 (H. bolina)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-25
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Thailand, Butterflies from Thailand #1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-26 2:42
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hypolimnas bolina (Linneaus, 1758)
The common names are great eggfly or common eggfly. They are called Blue Moon Butterfly in New Zealand.
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Latin Name: Hypolimnas bolina

This butterfly can be found in Madagascar in the west through to South and South-East Asia and occurs in parts of Australia and Japan.

It is a strong flier with wingspan of around 65-95 mm and males are territorial. Both female and male will open their wings when rest. The blue colour of the male wings will vary in different viewing angle.

In this picture the Eggfly is feeding on Buddleja paniculata Wall - a shrub bearing clusters of fragrant and delicate white flowers. The Thai name of this tree is rachawadi, meaning – the King’s flower.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-26 6:32]

HI Jitti, the POV is different but I quite like how we are looking down on your friend here. The black and blue wings ceontrast so well against the white flower. Well done,

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-04-26 10:05]

Hi Jitti
Unusual but nice POV. That blue is really vibrant and the black wings contrast well with the white of the flower. BG has some noise but it's OK

Phonetically, I would interpret "rachawari" as "Raja Wari", which means almost the same thing in Hindi -- the language of north India.
Excellent capture as usual, Jitti. Both the butterfly and the flowers are beautiful.

Hi Jitti
Belle présentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes belle composition
J'apprécie les beaux papillons
au revoir ....JP

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-04-28 1:34]

Hi, Jitti!
I like this electric blue & black butterfly for it's vivid colors and for its excellent choice of landing on a most innocent looking well focussed flower!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-28 3:47]

Nice shot of this black and blue nutterfly!
The POV do not allow a good view of the butterfly.

This photo needs no further comment other than this:
BRAVO.( your notes are excellent too. )
Best wishes,

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