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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-04 2:18
Viewed: 3291
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not much to write about this beautiful butterfly, has been very regularly seen on TN and is a favourite of great Indian photographers Mr. Pankaj Bajpai and Mr. Ramthakur. We all have very recently enjoyed looking at Mr. Ramthakur's presentation of these beautiful butterflies in flight. His depiction of three Plain Tigers in a synchronised flying position was absolutely marvellous. We all have even been overjoyed looking at Mr. Bajpai's wonderful postings of these beauties on lantana/marigold flowers. His posting of this Plain Tiger on his completion of 1 year on TN was a masterpiece. There really have been some outstanding postings and everyone of us on TN have enjoyed looking at them immensely. And we have all felt that these Tigers are not at all ‘common’ in any way. They indeed are the most colourful butterflies - the kings of the bushes.

Though I have also presented a few myself I honestly feel that the more you see them the more you like to see them. Hence, I present another one today. Hope every one like it.

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Tribe: Danaini
Genus: Danaus
Species: D. chrysippus

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  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-04 2:21]

Hello Sumon, another great macro shot my friend, the butterfly is crisp and sharp, the BG is fabulous and the colors are bright and natural ! Well done, thanks !


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-04 2:54]

Hi Sumon

Another wonderful posting - great detail and colour. Great POV too. A very skillful shot.


Hello Sumon,

Spendid shot! Beautiful composition, very nice detail in the patterns of the butterfly and wonderful vivid colours.
Well done,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-04 3:40]

Beautiful image of this beautiful butterfly.
These butterflies are very pretty and against the blue flowers they are even more amazing!
Fantastic shot Sumon.
Well done,

Very nice macro composition Sumon.
It looks a little small for a tiger though.
The lack of big claws and the presence of wings suggests to me that this may in fact be a butterfly.
A wonderful image though.
Steve ;)

There can never be too many of this particular variety and if need be presented, then who better to do it. Fine colours and contrast. Fine sharpness in details and notes. Fine border and presentation. There ya go...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-12-04 7:24]

hello Sumon,
Beautiful composition and very interesting colours. I like the diagonal line drawn by the blue flower and the colour-combination with the wings of the Tiger. Very pleasant shot.
Best regards

Hello Sumon,
Nice shot of this Tiger. Different pose, pov, compositon and etc. made each picture interesting. This one is not exception. Very nice and well seen image. TFS,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-04 8:37]

Hello Sumon,
you show a very clear, brilliant and sharp picture of chrysippus. Colours are amazing. Excellent geometric and colour composition.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-04 8:44]

Hi Sumon. As you say a beautiful butterfly. excellent detail and colours. with a good POV/DOF. spot on focusing .well done TFS. good notes too.

Hello friend Sumon,
Another superb work from your hands!
best pose of the Tiger in total sharpness, vivid colour and details of this beautiful composition!
very well done again
best regards

Hello Sumon
Excellent shot of this beautiful Butterfly,
Perfect details,exposure and BG,Welldone.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-04 11:01]

Hello Sumon,
What wonderful photo. The colours are amazing and together with the sharpness and the light this photo is perfect. Fantastic DOF and composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-04 11:14]

2 points and no comment because the pic talk alone.Luciano

Ciao Sumon,
questa farfalla, come tu dici, si vede spesso su TN.
Ma una foto bella come questa si vede raramente.
Complimenti per questa splendida immagine!
Il contrasto fra i colori della farfalla e quelli del fiore è splendido.


Hello Sumon,
splendid shot for a splendid butterfly, very sharp and perfectly focused, wonderfull vivid colors and great composition,

Crisp clean image Sumon, I like it..
Excellent color, exposure, DOF, POV, and details :)
Well done!

Comme toujours un belle présentation pour un papillon bien net.
Bonne journée.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-05 1:43]

Hola amigo,
perfecta maro,
color y detalles hermosos,
sensacional pov,
saludos pt.

Hi Sumon,
Very sharp and well composed picture. Brilliant colours. TFS.
- Nirmal

Hello Sumon,
Wonderful composition... perfect combination of colors!
Fantastic coloration of this exuberant butterfly!
Excellent sharpness and details.
Splendid perspective!
Very well done!
José Roberto

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-05 3:34]

Hello Sumon,
Excellent capture of the Tiger on those pretty blue flowers. Great sharpness and beautiful colours in this splendid composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

hello sumon,

its never enough when we see these beautiful butterflies, the more the better, i think this species would be the one with maximum representation among the Indian butterflies,

this is a fantastic capture of the plain tiger butterfly, the image is very crisp with excellent details, this sony camera and your ability makes it a unparellel combination ,

Thanks a lot for the kind words mentioned in the notes about my posts, i still remeber your plain tiger post with red body which i got from you as a gift.

thanks for sharing this beautiful shot, well done once again,


Hi Sumon, splendid composition with elegant butterfly and beautiful flowers, great details and excellent sharpness, superb colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Fielmente captada Sumon, una auténtica belleza.


Hi Sumon Da,
A beautiful capture of this plain tiger over the beautiful flowers. Nice details with excellent composition and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Sumon I really love the colours and fine quality of the shot, great dof and focus well taken best rgds Necip.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-05 19:44]

Hello Sumon

Amazing clarity ,the focus and details are sharp.
The colours are vivid and stand out!
Very good lighting.
The composition is excellent.
Great job


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-12-05 21:34]

Hello Sumon,
Something that I don't have today is time,
but I could not resist to stop by and congratulate
you on this wonderful capture.. Congratulations my friend
I'll be back tomorrow..


Hello Sumon,
This is a real treat to my eyes!
Great colours and fine patterns, and the butterfly matches so well the vivid blue flower...
Impressive texture, and the sharpness is just great!
Pablo -

Hello Sumon,
I do like the colors 'cause they are so saturated and vivid.
Wonderful light.
Well done

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-20 13:26]

Hi Sumon,
As always my comments on your pictures are positive! This one is, also, great! Lovely contrast! Nice colors and excellent sharpness!
Best wishes

Hello Sumon,
Very nice and attractive picture. Great colours and sharpness. Thanks for sharing


Hi Sumon ,

Superb capture of the common tiger. With bright blue flowers and sharp green leaves the photo has become very colourful. Very nice POV. Nice composition.


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