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Phalanta phalantha

Phalanta phalantha
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1577 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2008-01-13
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposição: f/6.3, 1/800 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Nature with Canon EOS400D [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2008-02-04 9:11
Visto: 7169
Pontos: 78
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
The Common Leopard Phalanta phalantha is a beautiful sun-loving butterfly of the Nymphalid or Brush-footed Butterfly family.

The Common Leopard is a medium sized butterfly with a wingspan of 50-55 mm with a tawny colour and marked with black spots. The underside of the butterfly is more glossy than the upper and both the male and female are similar looking. A more prominent purple gloss on the underside is found in the dry season form of this butterfly.

The butterfly is found in southern Asia

Sun loving and avoids shade. Seen in the plains, gardens and edges of clearings. Has active and sharp flight movements. Visits flowers regularly especially Lantana, Duranta, Meyenia laxiflora, Gymnosporia montana and thistles. Often seen mudpuddling from damp patches in the ground, either alone or in groups. A regular basker with wings spread wide open. It is commonest in dry areas and dry weather and absent from the wetter parts of India during the monsoon. It often perches on edges of clearing with wings half open and has the habit of chasing away other butterflies and guarding its territory.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Argynninae
Genus: Phalanta
Species: phalantha

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6026 W: 89 N: 15135] (63415)
  • [2008-02-04 9:13]

Woow Hara! 2 Vanessa in 1 pic is a very great scoop !! Excellenr colours and sharpenss,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-04 9:14]

Hi Haraprasan . This is so colourful on a dull day. you have captured a fine close up of the butterflies on the flowers. you have captured the markings so well. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.

Dear Haraprasan, This is glowing ! Nice composition. TFS. with best regards.vab.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1235] (7571)
  • [2008-02-04 9:16]

hi ,
seeing your picture after many days.
this is a lovely picture of the CL butterfly in its glory...
the butterfly below looks like a reflection,,:)

Hallo Haraprasan
A most enjoyable sight. The rich and vibrant colours of both the butterflies and the flowers are stunning. Good focus and sharp details, especially the butterfly in the top of the frame. The blurred unopened blossom behind the butterfly adds a special effect to this sunny and bright photo. In South Africa this flower is called an "Afrikaner". Perfectly framed and pleasing to the eye. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hi Haraprasan,

what a great and colorful compo
Excellent sharpnes and BG

TFS Thijs

Ciao Haraprasan,
splendida foto, sia nei colori che nella composizione.

Hello Prasan!
Oh! This is really beautiful posting with both Leopards!
good pose with wonderful colouration and so much details to veiw and enjoy!
well done, my friend

Hello Haraprasan
Excellent shot of these Common Leopards,
Perfect focusing,colors and composition,
Superb shot my friend.

Good Luck

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-04 9:51]

Hi Haraprasan,

How beautiful! And so cheerful on a rare day when it is snowing here in Tucson! The two butterflies are wonderful - almost mirror images of one another. Beautiful colors and good details of the butterflies and the flowers. Gorgeous composition.


Hello Haraprasan,
Thank you for this delightful image of two beautiful butterfles on the flowers. The warm colors are very pleasing together. Focus details are good and compositon well done.
TFS, Richard

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-02-04 10:57]

Hello Haraprasan,

Great composition. Good sharpness. Wonderful vivid colours.
Mariki folks sure have been busy and everyone is posting today..I shall soon run out of 2 cents:-) A very very good image...two for the price of one...I enjoy the way you see colurs!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5098 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2008-02-04 13:17]

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent atmosphere in this photo. Beautiful warm and contrasting colours and a marvelous composition. Good sharpness, details and POV.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-04 14:42]

Hi Haraprasan

Superb composition, well balanced with great detail and colours.



Hi Haraprasan,
A colorful presentation!
I like the abundance of red and orange tones here, and its vivid contrast with the greens at the background.
This couple of phalanthas makes a very artistic presentation.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

hello haraprasan,
beautiful capture, the colours look so lovely in this pleasing composition, looks like a perfect greeting card, however adding to the f stop could have added to the looks,
tfs & regards

Hi Haraprasan,
Wonderful to get two Common Leopards in one shot. Very nice color tone. POV and composition are great. TFS

Hello friend Haraprasan!

A Fabulous capturw with double of beautiful Common Leopard butterfiles frien! Perferct!

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-05 1:32]

Hello Haraprassan,
beautiful picture! Great vivid colors and nice composition!
very good DOF,
regards, Dejan

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-05 2:08]

Hello Haraprasan,
What a colorful and beautiful composition! Love it!

Hi Haraprasan,
Beautiful butterflies. Very nice capture. TFS.
The two butterflies do not seem to be on talking terms with each other !
- Nirmal

Nice composition in warm colors Haraprasan, a good double portrait, but the upper one is exquisite! TFS my friend.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-05 5:43]

Hi Haraprasan,
I will be back later with a proper critique. Sorry friend.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-02-05 6:27]

Hello Haraprasan,
What beautiful bright summer colours you're showing us today! This really makes me long for summer! Lovely capture of the two butterflies on the bright Tagetes flowers. Excellent sharpness and a fine composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Haraprasan,

What a beautiful double capture. I like the colorful composition here. The sharpness is good and very well managed depth.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-02-06 6:18]

Hello Haraprasan,
Superb capture of two P. phalantha in a great composition on the tagetes flowers. Though the DOF is limited your focusing is spot on here to give a good sharpness on most of the shown parts of the butterflies.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Best wishes, Ivan

What a fine arrangement of these lovely butterflies you found basking on marigolds, HP!
The image is well composed, has sharp focus and shows very natural colours on both subjects.
Well done and TFS.

Hi Haraprasan, splendid couple of lovely butterflies, wonderful colors, excellent details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

A very colorful and pleasing image Haraprasan..
I like most the juxtapostion of the two b-flies here :)
Well done!

Excelente composición y juego con el color.
Abrazo. a mirror reflection of itself. WOW! I love it. Great oranges - - - there's such a feeling of joy and summer here.

This is such a beautiful composition,perfect frame, amazing light and excellent colours!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Hi Haraprasan
A lovely and fantastic shot of these beautiful butterflies with excellent details, sharpnes and beautiful colours. TFS.


Hi Haraprasan, another perfect-lovely capture of these beutiful butterflies with superb composition, excellent details and sharpnes. TFS. Regards,

Hello Haraprasan,
Beautiful composition butterfly/flower!
Very nice colors,light and excellent sharpness. TFS.


Hi Haraprasan, this is just beautiful, the composition is perfect and the colors are wonderful.

Beautiful shot! The different shades of orange and red give a warm tone to the picture. Excellent composition.

Hello Haraprasan. This one really looks looks like an illustration for a fairy tale, so warm and well composed.
You managed an outstanding lot, 2 main subjets, a lovely perch and a great BG.
Compliments and regards,

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