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Melanitis leda

Melanitis leda
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Chattisgarh
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2, Butterflies of Asia, My Butterflies ( From Chattisgarh), Satyrinae - Worldwide, Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-26 9:08
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Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda) is a common species of butterfly found flying at dusk. The flight of this species is erratic. They are found in South Asia and South-east Asia extending to parts of Australia.

The Common Evening Brown is known to feed on padi. The upperside is dark brown with a black subapical patch bearing two white spots and inwardly shaded with orange brown. The very variable underside is buff or grey, with fine dark brown striations. A submarginal row of yellow-ringed ocelli are usually found in the typical example. The variations in the undersides seem to be related to the wet and dry seasons in the region. The butterflies usually fly at dawn and shortly before dusk and are not normally seen during the day, except when disturbed.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Biswarup: thankspankajbajpai 1 11-02 22:55
To batu: thankspankajbajpai 1 10-26 13:11
To ramthakur: thanks for your critique.pankajbajpai 1 10-26 12:33
To Maite: thanks for your critiques.pankajbajpai 1 10-26 11:18
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wonderfull macro and composition

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-10-26 9:45]
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Hello Pankaj
Good macro and a very beautiful butterfly. I should like to know its id.
Best wishes

Hi Pankaj,

This is a fine image of an interesting butterfly especially the wing patterns and colors are unique.The exposure and lighting are also good. A well-balanced composition by the way.

Well done & TFS.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-10-26 10:13]

Hi Pankaj
Very good macro of a very beautifull butterfly..
Great DOF, POV, sharpness and colours.
well done.

Very good image of this Evening Brown, Pankaj.
It is an exotic butterfly with those lovely eye spots on its wings.
Nice POV, colours and details.
Your note reads very well.
TFS and keep the good work going.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-26 12:50]
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Hello Pankaj,
an excellent picture of this Satyrine butterfly nicely showing the eye-spots and the complex line pattern. In contrast to many other butterfly species, the underside wing-pattern is much more attractive than that of the upperside.
Best wishes, Peter

Beau le papillon,discret mais n' a pas échappé a votre regard. Thomas

la texture de ses ailes est assez etrange,mais c'est tres joli avec les autres motifs.la mise au point est un peu limite sur la tête.

Hi Pankaj,
Nice picture of this Satyrine butterfly.

Best regards, Biswarup

Hello Pankaj !
This is a wonderful butterfly, I love the patterns on his wings. Good details, wonderful colors and exposure, beautiful composition and POV, it's really an excellent macro-shot. I wish we had these butterflies in France, they are truly wonderful. :-) Very well done !

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