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Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-31 6:47
Viewed: 1388
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Plain Tiger, Danaus chrysippus, is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 78 centimetres (2.83.1 in). The body is black with many white spots. The wings are tawny, the upper side brighter and richer than the underside. The apical half of the forewing is black with a white band. The hindwing has three black spots around the center. The hindwing has a thin border of black enclosing a series of semicircular white spots.

The male Plain Tiger is smaller than the female, but more brightly colored. In addition, male danaines have a number of secondary sexual characteristics. In the case of the Plain Tiger, these are:
The male has a pouch on the hindwing. This spot is white with a thick black border and bulges slightly. It is a cluster of specialised scent scales used to attract females.
The males possess two brush-like organs which can be pushed out of the tip of the abdomen.


The range of the Plain Tiger extends from Africa and southern Europe, eastwards via Sri Lanka, India, and Myanmar to China, Java and Sulawesi. It is a very common species.


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Hello Ram Thakur,
One of a best capture I would say,very decent,excellent clarity,beautiful true colours saturation,right exposure and perfect PoV.
Best regards,

Hi Ram,
another beautiful composition. Perfect point of view. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-31 7:41]

Hello Ram, Awesome capture!!
A real beauty showing exceptional detail and gorgeous colors. Love the blurred BG which keeps your focus on the pretty butterfly. It would be hard to improve on a shot like this!! Very informative notes.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-31 8:28]

Hi Ram,
Lovely photo,nice composition and amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ram
What a wonderful capture my Friend.Great POV and wonderful contrasting clean dark BG. Wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-31 9:52]

Hi Ram,the top of perfection for this beautiufl plan tiger,classic pose,minimalistic composition and very bright details and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram,
Farfalla splendida ottimamente ripresa. Ottimo POV. TFS.

Ciao Ram, great view of fantastic butterfly on beautiful flower, lovely blurry BG, splendid light, excellent sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-31 10:57]

Hello Ram.
Nicely composed photo, with very good sharpness, perfect composition and buckground. Good contrast and great natural colors.Good Job.Regards Siggi

hallo ram
beautiful picture with great sharpness good BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

nicely contrasted foreground and background. beautiful species. tfs.

Hi Ram,
很美麗的蝴蝶 照的非常漂亮
這花也很美麗 搭配真相宜
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-02 11:58]

Great picture Ram, great picture! I like it a lot. The color, light, sharpness and composition are great! Congratulation. Saludos.

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