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Mormon mud puddling

Mormon mud puddling
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, AF Nikkor 28-105 Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-27 9:48
Viewed: 2825
Points: 18
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HI everyone,
This is the picture of Common Mormon butterfly.It is mud-puddling.Mud puddling is a process in which butterflies suck the essential minerals,protiens etc.,from the ground which helps in the development of the butterfly.
I took this picture in Butterfly Park,Bangalore.
Camera:Nikon D-200

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Hi Arjun,
A beautiful composition of this mormon mud puddling. I like the POV here very much. Have you tried a side view of this one? I have also captured them mud puddling but not as good as this. Still I will post it to know your opinion. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Arjun,
This is a beutiful picture of this Mormon mud puddling.Nice compo.well suited Bg and Good sharpness and Frame is also good.TFS

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-07-27 10:39]

Great capture! I have never seen mud puddling of Butterflies(though I'd like too :)). This is a beautiful creature! TFS and Cheers, Klaus

Hello Arjun
Very nice shot of this Common Mormon while Mud puddling ,
Great focusing, BG and sharpness,

Good Luck

Interesting angle and DOF. The names of some of these flying beauties amazes me. I wonder at the etymology of this name.


Fantásticos detalles en esta imagen con muy buena nitidez y excelentes contrastes.
Un saludo, JL.

Hello Arjun,
Wow, I didn't know that...thanks for the info! Beautiful photo, what a beautiful butterfly and great photo of it. TFS

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  • sisir Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 5] (103)
  • [2007-07-27 18:13]

HI Arjun,

Nice photo showing the activity of mud puddling. The details are sharp and a very nice POV. TFS

I went through the rest of your gallery and you have some amazing shots... keep on clicking.

Regards... Sisir

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-28 7:49]

Hi Arjun,

A beautiful butterfly - one that I have never seen. Wonderful rich colors and excellent details. Interesting notes - I had not heard of mud puddling before.


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