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Troides Helena Cerberus

Troides Helena Cerberus
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Copyright: Guru Pawan (gurupawan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 61 N: 442] (1755)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): workshops photos with minimum 3 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-15 0:28
Viewed: 5019
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Troides Helena Cerberus or common bird wing

Took this pic with flash to give more details as the lighting was poor around.More of this beauty...

This spectacular "birdwing" has a wingspan which equals and sometimes exceeds that of the famous Rajah Brooke's Birdwing. It is essentially a jungle species but is drawn to cultivated areas where its host plant, Aristolochia tagala, can be found.
The black and yellow colouring is a warning pattern to predators that it is distasteful. The Common Birdwing attains a wingspan of 13 - 15 cm for the males and up to 18 cm for the females. This species is highly sought after by collectors and is a CITES-listed species in Malaysia, Singapore & indonesia.

The female, which is the bigger of the two, has a series of black spots on the hindwing.

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To ramthakur: HI ram,gurupawan 1 12-16 06:00
To ramthakur: Hi ram ,gurupawan 3 12-16 05:54
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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-12-15 3:39]

Wspanialy motyl, piekne kolory.
Gratuluje !

The image is a bit too dark, GP; I'm distressed about it!
The butterfly is truly beautiful with that combination of red, white, yellow and black.
As an afterthought, I tried to do a workshop to redo the image my way. Hope you will not take it amiss.

Hi Guru,
Great BF capture.
Beautiful macro work.Colors,point of view and sharpness are amazing.

Beautiful butterfly specie. I also feel that the image is a bit too dark; the workshop of ramthakur looks well.
Nice works of BG-FG, with subject clear and crisp.

Cheers, Petru

belle composition, ce papillon est magnifique, bonne note, excellente couleurs mais le BG un peu sombre
bien vu merci de partager

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