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Phalanta phalantha

Phalanta phalantha
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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: 2015-11-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-20 23:40
Viewed: 1075
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Despite cold weather, some butterflies are still flying around on warm and sunny days like today. Captured this Common Leopard sunning itself with the wings fully open with my compact camera.

The Common Leopard or Spotted Rustic (Phalanta phalantha) is a sun-loving butterfly of the Nymphalid or brush-footed butterfly family.


The butterfly is found in Subsaharan Africa and southern Asia (including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Burma) in a number of subspecies.


Widely distributed and abundant. To the tops of hills in Sri Lanka and southern India and up to 3000 m in the Himalayas. The whole of Subsaharan Africa.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-21 0:22]

Hi Ram.It happens the same in my country,till the last weekend,now is very cold and the butterflies are gone.Magnificent capture of this orange beauty,impressive sharpness and very bright colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-21 2:37]

Hello Ram,
Yes, I saw butterflies last week, but the same as in Italy, it's getting colder now.
Very beautiful photo in great sharpness, details a very good choice of composition. Splendid colours.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-11-21 8:49]

Truly beautiful,l Ram!

Lovely light, fine 2015-11-21ails and pretty colors.



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-21 10:26]

Hello Ram,
Like Luciano, you also are fortunate to still find a few hardy butterflies not quite ready to go into winter mode. A real beauty while showing rich color and fine detail. Looks like a fresh specimen for this late in the year.
I believe we are just about done for the season as I saw a few flakes of snow this morning while heading for choir practice.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-11-21 22:30]

Hi Ram
I like this butterfly. Beautiful and unknown for me, although I have seen similar ones in my country.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-22 1:06]

Hi Ram,
Nice photo of this beautiful butterfly . Composition, colours and details
are wonderfully.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ram

Excellent image of Common leopard, nice contrast with green leaf, excellent sharpness and details, great DOF, nice POV.



Hello Ram
wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly, the details are very sharp
superb contrast between the orange wings and the green leaf
very good lighthave a good night

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-11-26 10:21]

Hello Ram,
it has wonderful colors and excellent compo.Great sharpness and nice light,
a perfect capture and great beauty.Regards Sigi

Hi Ram,
This butterfly isn't native in Europe, but I often saw it on the Indian photographers' images, and I always found it very attractive. This is the case now, too, as the entire image is very spectacular, due to the nice composition and proper exposure, even in harsh light conditions. Beautiful contrast, excellent sharpness and depth - perfect as it is. Bravo!
Have a nice Christmas, kind regards, László

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