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Glad Eye Bushbrown

Glad Eye Bushbrown
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Copyright: arun tp (aruntp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix F 500 EXR
Exposure: f/3.5
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-20 23:41
Viewed: 1694
Points: 28
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Name : Gladeye Bushbrown
Scientific name : Mycalesis patnia

Upperside: Male has a dark-umber-brown ground-colour slightly suffused with ochraceous. Fore and hind wings with bright ochraceous-yeilow, slender sub-terminal and terminal lines; cilia pale brown. Fore wing with a large median and a much smaller subapical white-centred black ocellus, each with an orange-yellow iris, the upper portion of the iris round the median ocellus very broad, the lower incomplete and a more or less triangular orange-yellow discal patch. Hind wing uniform, with two very small fulvous-ringed black ocelli.
Sri Lankan population (nominate)

Underside of male deep ochraceous yellow, subterminal and terminal line as on the upperside ; fore and hind wing crossed near base by a darker ochraceous-yellow line, followed by a silvery discal band, beyond which there are two ocelli as on the upperside, but each encircled also by an outer silvery ring; and on the hind wing a curved series of seven similar ocelli having a silvery band bordering them on both sides, the third and fourth ocelli from tornus together and the apical ocellus by itself placed on a brighter ochraceous patch encircled with black. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen brown, somewhat ochraceous beneath. Sex-mark is present in one morph.

Female is similar to the male but more strongly suffused with ochraceous on the upperside; the orange-yellow patch on the fore wing larger, spreading to the base of the wing and no ocelli on the hind wing. Underside as in the male, but of a brighter ochraceous yellow; basal area of both fore and hind wing crossed by two darker yellow bands, and the discoidal cell of the fore wing with an interior loop of the same colour.

The South Indian race M. p. junonia is identical to the nominate race from Sri Lanka but on the upperside is a duller brown colour; the median ocellus on the fore wing encircled with pure white ; no discal patch, or merely faint traces of one. Underside: markings similar to those in M. p. patnia, but altogether of a duller and browner shade, without any general ochraceous tint, a large bright ochraceous spot posteriorly on the hind wing in the male. The median ocellus on the fore wing broadly encircled with white. Male sex-marks are seen in one morph.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-21 1:19]

Hi Arun,the composition is really beautiful,there is a ray of light only for the dead leaf and the small butterfly on it,magnificent capture of this rare specie whit great details despite the distance and perfect exposure too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Hi Arun
照的很清晰 也很漂亮
構圖美麗 在這枯葉上的一點亮光 很特別也很醒目

Hello Arun,
Interesting specie.I haven't seen before.Well captured.Details are good with natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hi Arun,
This photo is definitely more spectacular than your last post. Excellent off-centered composition, beautiful light management - and the subject is perfectly isolated by both the bright leave and the blurred background / shallow depth of field. Impressive capture, bravo!
Best regards, László

Ciao arun,
Spettacolare nitidezza e splendida luce che colpisce questa farfalla. Complimenti e buona domenica.

Beautiful and interesting butterfly Arun! Beautiful photo too! Good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!

Hello Arun

You have choose a very fine POV to show us
this butterfly under a very beautiful light
in its environment, with great DOF, TFS


Hello Arun,
Excellent shot,Beautiful light and nice details.
Best regards,

Ciao Arun. The best management of the exciting light. Stunning details despitye the difficult angle.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-21 11:50]

Hello Arun,
Nice photo of this butterfly. Maybe you should have it cropped a bit more. The sharpness and details are excellent, a good DOF and an attractive composition.


Very nice lighting in this low POV of subject in leaf litter. Well displayed.


Hi Arun,

The leaves are framing well the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Glad Eye Bushbrown butterfly. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


Hallo Arun
I like the setting in this image very much. The dried leaves on which the butterfly is resting gives such a lot of atmosphere to this image. As for the butterfly: it is a beauty, with the prominent "eye" peeping back at you as you look at it. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-23 1:45]

Hello Arun.
A very good example of this Gladeye Bushbrown, excellent focus giving very good detail. Good colours and nice light management.Regards Siggi

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