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Chilades Pandava


Chilades Pandava
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2, Tamron 62mm UV-Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies And Moths Of Rajibpur [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-04-26 8:15
Viewed: 1508
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"LIFE IS SHORT.IF YOU DOUBT ME,ASK A BUTTERFLY.THEIR AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IS MERE FIVE TO FOURTEEN DAYS"-Ellen DeGeneres

The Plains Cupid(Chilades Pandava) is a species of Lycaenid butterfly found in countries such as India and Singapore.They are among the few butterflies that breed on plants of the cycad family.

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION:

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Genus:Chilades
Species:C.pandava(Horsfield 1829)

DESCRIPTION:
WET-SEASON BROOD:-Male upper side is lavender-blue.Fore wing has the costa narrowly and terminal margin more broadly fuscous brown,the latter with in addition an anticiliary black line;cilia light brown transversely
traversed close to but not at their bases by a dark brown line.
HIND WING:Costa narrowly fuscous brown;a sub-terminal series of black spots outwardly edged by a white line.

DRY-SEASON BROOD:-Very similar to the same sexes of the wet-season brood,but can be recognized by the following differences-

UPPER SIDE:Male:-Ground-coloured slightly duller;sub-terminal spots on the hind wings less clearly defined.
Female:-the blue shot area extended outwards on the fore wing for three-fourths of its length from base.

DISTRIBUTION:

Peninsular India south of the outer ranges of the Himalayas,but not in the desert tracts and somewhat local;ceylon;Assam;Burma;extending into the Malayan Sub-region.

[I'M NOT 100% SURE ABOUT THIS SPECIES]

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THIS SPECIES,YOU MAY VISIT-Wikipedia(SOURCE)

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Perfect shot.beautiful color
TFS.

MANASWI

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2014-04-26 10:08]

Hello Srikumar, superb composition and details. But what I love more is the awesome light. TFS Tina

Srikumar,
For sure LIFE IS SHORT if one plays with a loaded revolver ... And what is this most lovely butterfly doing "resting" by the spider's web?
THIS IS LUNCH.
Very beautifully presented.
The image is SUPERBLY focused.
Best and most kind regards from EIKDUM THANDA Calgary,
Mario.

Hi Srikumar, 'Beauty' would last long?? May be it is true since the butterflies are the most beautiful insects in insect species group. Impressive nature presentation with this lovely butterfly crawling on a branch with full of spider webs. Super clarity and light handling. Thank for sharing
Anna

Ciao Arikumar, great macro of lovely small butterfly, splendid sharpness fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

hello Srikumar

Excellent photo of this butterfly with very
fine POV and framing with where he is posed,
wonderful light, great focus, sharpness,
and details of the main subject, beautiful background, TFS

Asbed

GREAT IMAGE.........

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-27 12:11]

Hi Srikumar.The light of this pic is absolutely fantastic!! What a spectacle to watch the wings in this composition,magnificent work,very well exposed and made with a top quality sharpness too,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srykumar,
As usual a perfect shot with excellent details and WB. Another shoot with excellent clarity and sharp details with contrast against the green background.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

hallo Sri
very nice composition with beautiful colours and good light
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)
  • [2014-04-28 17:59]

Hello Srikumar,
Awesome presentation of this beautiful little Cupid. The detail is exceptional and it's wing markings are simply stunning to view. I really like the clean BG and pleasant lighting. The silky fringe that outlines each wing is so attractive and easily viewed due to the backlighting. Picture perfect in every way!!
Ron

Ciao Srikumar. Good management of the backlight with intrigant transparencies. Excellent details in the lovely compo.

Roberto

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-15 0:29]

Hi Srikumar
beautiful isolation and capture. The green background is so lovely. Exciting details of this butterfly. The sharpness is so well done.

Regards
Foozi

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