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This is my new dress-how is it?

This is my new dress-how is it?
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-24
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-04 1:46
Viewed: 2741
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Mormon Papilio polytes is a common species of swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia. This butterfly is known for the mimicry displayed by the numerous forms of its females which mimic inedible Red-bodied Swallowtails, such as the Common Rose and the Crimson Rose.

Jet black butterfly with row of white spots along the middle part of hindwing. 90-100 mm.

The male has one morph only. It is a dark-coloured swallow-tailed butterfly. The upper forewing has a series of white spots decreasing in size towards the apex. The upper hindwing has a complete discal band of elongated white spots. It may or may not have marginal red crescents. The males are smaller in size than the females.

The female of the Common Mormon is polymorphic. In South Asia, it has three forms or morphs. These are as follows

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. polytes

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Hi you pretty butterfly, you are wearing your sunday-dress, very noble, very beautiful.
Tell Ganesh that he captured you very nice and I love to see you on this nice flower.
Thanks to you both ;-) Bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Ganesan,
It's a beautiful picture. Good pOV, colours, details and composition.:)
TFS, Smitha.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-04 2:48]

Hi Ganesh,
a beautiful butterfly.
Sharp and well composed.
Well done,

hi gannu,
nice capture, the flower and the butterfly, well composed shot, nice pov,
tfs & regards

Wonderful butterfly image Narayanan.
Love the way the darker color tones of the butterfly do stand out against the beautiful colors of the flower and the soft color tones in the BG.
The only thing that does distract a little imho are the well in focus parts of leaf in the lower part of the image.
I personally would have cropped them of or cloned them out because the are leading the eye of the beautiful main subjects wich are the flower and the butterfly.
Kind regards, Harry

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-04 3:24]

Lovely shot,you managed well exposure in this black fly..
Nice composition&POV.

Hi Ganesh,
Beautiful capture with lovely composition and BG.

Hello Narayanan,
This is really beautiful! I like the contrast between the dark butterfly and the pale flower, those tones of colors and composition are superb! Congrats!

Hello Narayanan
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Today I tried to shoot same spiece but
no Results,
Perfect details,compo and BG,
Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

Hi ganesh,
black and white beauty.beautiful composed shot,great.


This is a difficult subject. Black butterfly and bright yellow flower. The camera has to compromise either the dark colors or the bright colors while making an auto exposure.

Well captured.

- Murali Santhanam

Hi Ganesh,
Your picture is quite good. But exposure , you have given is for the flower and Buttterfly is under exposed. You have lost fine details on the wings. pity! But POV and BG is good.

Hi ganesh,

Black or white ??? Lovely pic with real good composition , You are very lucky to have shot a pic while this guy was on a white flower. Perfect timing sirji,



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-04 14:47]

Hi Ganesh. What a nice looking butterfly you have for us today. it has a very nice shape which you have captured well. a nice POV and DOF. very well done TFs.

Hi Ganesh,
An excellent composition. Very good details with natural lighting and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

You can say it is " The Butter and a Butterfly" :->. Nece contrust colours and composition.

Hi ganesh,
I must say that this is one of your good pictures. Its always difficult to shoot such subjects where you have a white flower and black butterfly often you endup overexposing/ underexposing. in this case as its been handled very well. I like the composition. I have been looking at your pictures, as you mentioned earlier your PP might be killing the picture.
Try posting as shot

Maravillosa toma y fantásticos colores. Quizás falta de definición en el cuerpo del insecto pero es que el conjunto es muy agradable.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-08 21:18]

Hello Ganesh

A very beautiful butterfly you have captured.The composition is well done.The lighting is very interesting and the DOF and POV are excellent.The OOF BG is lovely.TFS


hi gannu,

this is a nice shot!really!i like the black and white tones.i like the beautiful form of the butterfly which you exposed well,and i like the BG!

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