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Eurema blanda silhetana

Eurema blanda silhetana
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Copyright: Syed Abid Hussain (Hussain58) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 2 N: 901] (4745)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-11-15 9:14
Viewed: 1925
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an elegant species of butterflies in my region called SylhetThree-spot Grass Yellow (Eurema Blanda Silhetana)and it is surely not a new one for many, familiar old beauty of course.It has close resemblance to Sylhet species so I am placing it in that category. I photographed it late afternoon my time and got this result with my Sony camera. I have adjusted the contrasts and brightness levels to bring out maximum exquisite colours for the viewers. It is sitting pretty on a budding Lantana flower and black background has made both prominent, hope friends will like this specially Silvio and Luciano besides other dear ones here.

This what Wikipedia has to say about this species:

Three-Spot Grass Yellow, Eurema blanda is a small butterfly of the Family Pieridae, that is, the Yellows and Whites, which is found in India.


Wingspan of 40-50 mm. A bright yellow and black butterfly. It is very variable in size, color and markings. The sexes are similar. The outer margin of the forewing is wavy - a useful characteristic in the identification of the Eurema group.

Upper side forewing: It is two-toned with a black outer area and a yellow inner area. The line traced between them is variable in shape, but it always resembles a dog's face. The lower extremity of the black border of the forewing is subtended by yellow. The yellow color is quite variable and in some specimens it is cream colored.

Under side forewing: The basal part of the forewing cell has three irregularly shaped rings - a characteristic that distinguishes it from all other Grass Yellows. Sometimes, there is a narrow reddish-brown smudge below the forewing apex from the costa to vein 4.

Status, Distribution and Habitat

Its habitat is similar to that of the Common Grass Yellow. But unlike the Grass Yellow, it is much commoner in the wet zone and the adjacent hills than anywhere else.
*Material borrowed from Ram Thakur's photo of this species here on TN.

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Hi Syed,
very interesting composition. Nice point of view. Also nice background. Perfect details.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Abid, fantastic burterfly on lovely flower, great contrast against dark BG, superb sharpness, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Syed.
Interessante composizione di questa macro,molto bella,stupendi colori de un’eccellente nitidezza,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Abid
Beautiful butterfly and great photo with very good composition, impressive lighting and very good sharpness

Hello Abid my Friend
I hope You are well and happy.
This is a magnificent pic,the colours and the light,the essence of photography.Very poetic.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Kind regards

hello Syed
great shot of this beautiful butterfly
good details nice composition and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-11-16 22:59]

Hello Abid,
The dark BG really makes you focus on this beautiful butterfly. It reminds me alot of a yellow specimen I saw while in Costa Rica this past summer. Love the pretty markings and attractive natural coloration. Nicely composed with good DOF. Well done!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-22 8:40]

Hello Abid,
Nice photo of this butterfly in warm light and natural colours. Fine contrast against the dark background. Good sharpness and taken from an excellent POV. Good choice of composition.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-04 5:39]

Hello Syed
I had miss that beautiful composition,the light remain me of the old master painting.Excellent point of view and sharp image colours are beautiful excellent work
TFS Michel

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