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Common Pierrots mating for Bayram

Common Pierrots mating for Bayram
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Bayram-II, Bayram's Favourites-III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-16 22:53
Viewed: 3489
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bugün Profesör Bayram Göçmen boreocypriensis Kıbrıs'ta bu tür kuzeni onun güzel özveri için teşekkür in şekil.

çok .. arkadaş teşekkürler

Hope my Turkish is right here if not please forgive my mistake :).

Courtship of butterflies involves a variety of behavioral, physiological and biochemical mechanisms. A male butterfly actively searches for the female, using mainly visual stimuli. Such visual stimuli may be in the form of colour, ultra-violet light reflections, iridescence, size, shape or any moving object like falling leaves. The female’s colour is not very important. Visual stimuli will be followed by olfactory stimuli to excite the female by releasing pheromone produced from the androconia on forewings of the males. Next the male moves round in short stages to make contact with the female’s abdomen. If the female is receptive, she raises her wings slightly and uncovers the tip of her abdomen and matting takes place at the first attempt, while mating is in progress, one of the pair usually flies, clumsily dragging along the other, who hangs passively. In members of the genus Papilio, however , both move the wings as they cling breast to breast , the one on the bottom beating them more slowly , an almost impossible effort at cooperation for any other organism.

Most male pheromones are effective only over short distance and act by making the females receptive fro mating or by inhibiting her from flying. In males, the glandular structures producing pheromones are located on the wings, the legs, the thorax or the abdomen in the form of androconia or brush like tufts or hairs. The tufts of hairs are usually protected inside abdominal pouches and emerge only during courtship. Such brush like tufts is common in Euploea core core. Mating activity normally lasts a little over an hour and then the sexes separate.

Source: http://www.naturemagics.com/butterfly/butterfly-courtship.shtm

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Hi Haraprasan,
Superb macro in every way! Great dedication too.
I am sure Prof. Bayram will love this kind dedication.
Kind regards,

Haha:) what a lovely and great surprise for me my friend!
You put a big smile on my face now that i can start the day happily:)
Your Turkish so funny:) but i could understand what you mean well! This is utterly awesome post of a pair and also very pleaant dedication to me MF! You are gentleman as usual!
TFS and have a great day Hara Ji,


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-16 23:34]

Hi Nayak,

Splendid photo of this interesting species, TFS!

nice capture, greetigns Ori

Hi Haraprasan,
Amazing capture and kind dedication. TFS

Hi Haraprasan,

A very nice dedication to our friend Bayram.
Great shot from this mating butterflies and what a beutiful specie is this.

Fine colours.


Hi Haraprasan,

How very nice, very clear shots.
Very well prepared as a square composition.
I was wondering, a lot of action in this butterfly to mate and how to convince you fingers?
Did you match them, or hypnosis, you have applied:))
A very nice gift for Prof. Bayram.
Thank you for your effort and sharing.

King Regards,

perfect photographs of mating common pierrots.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-17 1:26]

Hello Haraprasan,
Moment is well captured!Wonderful details in the butterflies, the wing patterns are very well reproduced and with good clarity in colours.Best regards Siggi

Sorprendente y bello trabajo Haraprasan. Si el otro ya valía mucho, este por doble motivo. Excelente documento.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Haraprasan,
wonderful pair of very beautiful Common Pierrots in copulation. splendid colors and sharp focus. POV and composition great. thanks for sharing, well done.

fine image of mating pierrots, how did you manage on to the finger. tfs.

Hi Haraprasan. Excellent photo of this beautiful pair.
Details and composition are great. Nice dedication also.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-17 8:01]

Hello Haraprasan,
Great photo of this mating pair in very beautiful colours, a good composition and excellent sharpness. Nice contrasting plain BG. Kind dedication.

hello Haraprasan
this is a SUPER sharpness picture
great details and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-17 8:16]

Hi Haraprasan
What a great shot!
This couple of Common Pierrots in a love moment!
Congratulation for this beauty!

Hello Haraprasan.. Great catch of this pair of the black and cream colored butterfly..Lovely composition and pleasant dedication for Bayram..TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-17 13:33]

Hi Haraprasan,

An exceptionally fine macro of this Pierrot pair. You captured the moment just perfectly. I love the elegance of the black and white colors. Wonderful focus providing excellent details. The background is beautiful and the composition is very attractive.


Hello Haraprasan,
Lovely capture! Everything is pleasant in this shot: the nice colours including the background, the sharpness and even the finger as support of this butterflies love. Nice present to Bayram who likes to take butterflies in love (I'm sure he will post some soon or later...) Good night,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-08-17 18:40]

Hola Haraprasan
Wow. just beautifu moment You catch in this excelent photo.
Nice and fine Macro My friend.

Hallo Haraprasan,
a very beautiful dedication to our friend Bayram; fantastic capture of this Common Pierrots mating, very good sharpness and splendid contrast of colours against a very beautiful neutral BG, well composed.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-18 3:03]

Hi Hara,this is a very lucly meeting on your finger,and a wonderfull situation to take,just my greats compliments,the pis talk alone,no need comments! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Haraprasan,
you know how to please and also amuse the audience. First the splendid Lycaenid couple, then your Turkish (to me perfect!) dedication to Bayram. It is good that there are people around on TN like you. Thanks for your contribution!
Best regards

Hello Haraprasan
Excellent shot ! you was lucky to have this mating couple on your finger,
great scene and very sharp, the neutral BG is superb too
Have a good night

Hi Nayak,
fantastic photo, well done you've chosen the right time.
Good detail and bolanciamento white, excellent POV


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