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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2, Beautiful Butterflies, Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-05 5:10
Viewed: 4201
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Crow (Euploea core) is a common butterfly found in South Asia. In India it is also sometimes referred to as the Common Indian Crow. It belongs to the Danaid subfamily (Danainae, that is, Crows and Tigers) of the Nymphalidae family, that is, the Brushfooted butterflies.

The Common Crow (Euploea core) is a glossy black butterfly with brown underside with white marks along the outer margins of the wing. The wingspan is about 8-9 cm and the body also has prominent white spots. Upperside dark brown, broadly paler along terminal margins ; Fore and hind wing with subterminal and terminal series of white spots; on fore wing the former more or less oval, curved inwards opposite apex, the latter series often incomplete, not reaching apex, the spots smaller; often there is a small costal spot, and very rarely a spot in apex of cell and one or more discal spots; on the hind wing the inner series of spots are elongate, the outer conical. Underside similar, but ground-colour more uniform; cell, costal and discal spots on both fore and hind wing nearly always present.

Fore wing subtriangular, tornus more rounded than in E. core. Hindwing broadly ovate. Upperside dark brown, broadly paler along the terminal margins, especially on the fore wing. Fore wing with more or less incomplete and obsolescent series of subterminal and terminal small white spots, and a powdering of violaceous-white scales at apex, varying very considerably in extent from a mere trace of violaceous between the veins to a large and very conspicuous patch occupying the whole of the apex. Hind wing with a subterminal series of oval or inwardly conical and terminal series of more rounded white spots. Underside paler brown, the white spots larger, more clearly defined. Fore wing not violaceous at apex, a spot (sometimes absent) in apex of cell, and two or three discal spots. Hindwing : a spot in apex of cell, also sometimes absent, and a discal series of five small spots beyond. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen very dark brown, and, the antennae excepted, sparsely spotted with white.

It is found everywhere in India right up into the mountains till 8000 feet. Occasionally it swarms in the low, wet, jungles of South India due to the abundance of its foodplants.

The butterfly, has a leisurely flight. It is often seen flying about shrubs and bushes in search of its host plants. It visits a large variety of flowering plant species. On hot days large numbers of these butterflies can be seen mudpuddling on wet sand. This butterfly also gathers on damaged parts of plants.

Along with other Danaids such as the Tigers, the Common Crow is one of the most common migrating butterfly species. Males and females in equal proportions have been seen to migrate.

Scientific classification :
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Genus: Euploea
Species: E. core

Source : Wikipedia

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A beautiful creature, and a correspondingly beautiful photo. :)

A perfect top class shot.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-01-05 5:50]
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Hi Sumon
it´s a very good capture and composition in this butterfly.
Good colours, DOF, POV and sharpness.
I liked the BG almost in the same colours of the butterfly.

Hi Sumon.
This is excellent macro-shot.I like composition and angle look which be along made use of you.Amazing colours and details on wing.Very good separate from nice blurry BG.Well done.TFS
Greetings Milos
(PS.I am did a some small adjustment in Workshop - softer colours and remove weak murmur on background)

Hello Sumon,
What a nice capture of common crow.Best composition. Nice details and sharpness.a bt of noise though. But Mikou has dne w good workshop for this one.To reduce the noise you can download Neat Image software from Internet.


Hi Sumon,
Very nice capture and composition.
Good colours, DOF, POV and sharpness.


Hi Sumon,

An excellent shot on this Comman Crow. well composed and framed in the vertical format. You managed the strong light very well. Nice colors and sharp detail. Well seperated and isolated from the nice OOF backround. A beauty!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-05 7:50]
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Hi Mana,
Very original presentation of this butterfly with the special position of its antennas. Colouration and composition of the picture are bautiful too.
Best regards

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-05 8:32]
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Hi Sumon,
Excellent pov, light, texture and details.
TFS, José M.

Hi Sumon.
Next you’re amazing shot. I like its perfect composition, excellent well saturated colours, great details of the butterfly and flower, nice whole scene and very impressive well done BG. Framing and note are perfect too. Bravo and my best regards.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-05 8:47]
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Hi Sumon

What a charming macro work!
The colors and patterns from this butterfly are amazing and very well shown here!
I like the POV from where this shot was taken, the details are impeccably sharp and the lighting is great!
The DOF is excellent, too, as well as the framing.
A wonderful composition!

Bravo and TFS

Bonjour Sumon
Magnifique photo de ce joli macro de ce beau papillon! Les couleurs et la composition sont superbes. La netteté est parfaite.Le bg est super beau, Merci de partager!
Bravo et au revoir....JP

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-01-05 9:20]
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Hi Sumon,

Great shot and a very nice composition, the POV is great as the light is nicely reflected on the wing, I like the pose too with the Butterfly feeding with its proboscis, the colour tones are nice and warm too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-05 10:49]
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Hello Sumon,
Very nice shot of this Common Crow, the light gives a beautiful metallic sheen to the wings and details are sharp. I like the POV and the colour of the background is very soft and fitting.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Very good image; great colors and compo.

Hi Sumon,
Nice shot with great play with light. Focus and exposure are perfect. TFS

Hello Sumon,
What a great shot! I really like those great details, POV, composition, colors, etc. This is very well done with a very nice BG and framing. I don't have time today to read your notes but I'll be back!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-05 12:50]
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Hello Sumon,
Great presentation of the Common Crow with fine sharpness and DOF. BG and POV are good too.
Very nice!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hola Sumon,
Extraordinaria la composición y las texturas, la nitidez y el fondo son una maravilla. Un saludo

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-05 13:10]
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Hello Sumon , A Great macro shot from the butterfly , great colours details pov compositie bg and framing ,Greetinks Teunie .

Hi Sumon, magic butterfly, splendid colors, amazing details, great composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-05 16:36]
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Hello Sumon
Excellent close-up of this beautiful butterfly. Really sharp and clear and with nice color. Excellent information also.
Best wishes

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-05 19:13]
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Hola Sumon:
Perfecta e inmejorable toma.Muy elegante. Un tiro perfecto.Buena presentación.
Saludos Sira

Hi Sumon,
Excellent shot!
Superb sharpness and very neat image.
Beautiful natural colors.

Ben Lakitan

hi sumon,
this is a really impressive capture of common crow,
well composed shot with excellent pov, nice dof,lovely bg,
excellent sharpness,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-06 4:15]

The warm tones are magnificent here. I love the vertical crop - it really emphasises the height of the wings. Great POV, DOF and sharp details

PT all out today



magnifique composition
couleurs et BG excellent
bon travail réalisé
bravo et merci

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-06 12:06]

Hello Sumon

A beautiful butterfly,well composed and presented.The POV and DOF are well handled.The details are sharp,and the colours are vivid.TFS


Hola Mana.
Bella imagen.
Tus mariposas son preciosas.
Un saludo.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-01-24 18:07]

Sumon, this is very beautiful.

Excellent colors, pov and composition.

Great warm colors and vivid saturation.

This is a lovely shot Sumon. It is so sharp and richly saturated. I like the workshop too as it is a little less "contrasty". That may be a monitor issue though. Perfect depth of focus and nicely presented...

Evelynn : )

Hello Sumon,
I have to admit, they look like real!
Deatils are stunning and the colours are skilfully reproduced...
Fine point of view and attractive composition, textbook material!
Pablo -

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-05-16 21:14]

Hello Sumon,
indeed a very beautiful one. Very clear and crispy image. Beautifully done and executed, no need to tell what it is all about. Just simply great.


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