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The Lime Butterfly

The Lime Butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Zorg Lub (Zorglub) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 4] (85)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, B+W UV-Haze 77m
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Asia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-07 16:05
Viewed: 3557
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lime Butterfly is a common butterfly in Singapore, and can be found as often around urban areas as well as parks, gardens and on the fringes of the nature areas. Anywhere there is a Lime Bush (Citrus), it is quite likely that one can find this butterfly near by.
The common Lime or Kalamansi is cultivated by many Singaporeans as a garnish to the local cuisine. The plant can therefore be found in many gardens and apartments. Where pesticides are not used, it is quite likely that the Lime Butterfly will lay her eggs on the Citrus plant. The Lime Butterfly
The butterfly is black with large yellow markings on the uppersides. The underside is predominantly yellow with black markings.
Eggs are laid singly on the Citrus leaves and the young larvae resemble bird's droppings. At the later instars, the larvae become green. The pupa resembles that of the Common and Great Mormons and is attached upright and supported with a silken girdle.

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Hello Zorg
Very intersting shot of this Lime Butterfly,
Great sharpness and composition ,


  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-07 16:44]

Hi Zorg. You have taken a good shot of the Lime Butterfly. Fine detail and good colour .with a nice POV and DOF. very well done TFS. good notes to,

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-06-08 0:28]

Beautiful capture of the pretty butterfly Zorg. Classic pose, bright colourrs too. TFS

bonjour zorg
un peu plus de profondeur de champ aurait permis d'avoir l'aile droite aussi nette que le reste de ce papillon,mais a par cela le POV est bon et les couleurs belles.

Hello Zorg,
Fine details are captured in the butterfly!
I like the composition, DOF spot on and the subject is nicely framed...
Attractive colours, and the macro work is well done!
Pablo -

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