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Tailed Jay (Frontal View)


Tailed Jay (Frontal View)
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2006-12-05
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposição: f/3.2, 1/640 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): ! Jays [papillon] [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2007-02-12 21:56
Visto: 3749
Pontos: 42
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
The Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon) is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family. The butterfly is also called Green Spotted Triangle, Tailed Green Jay or the Green Triangle. It is a common, non-threatened species native to India, Sri Lanka through Southeast Asia and into Australia. Several geographic races are recognized.

Range
Southern India to Saurashtra, Northern India (Kumaon to Assam), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Andamans, Nicobars, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Kampuchea, southern China (including Hainan), Taiwan, South East Asia to Papua & New Guinea, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, and Australia (northern Queensland).

Description
The Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon) is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family. The butterfly is also called Green Spotted Triangle, Tailed Green Jay or the Green Triangle. It is a common, non-threatened species native to India, Sri Lanka through Southeast Asia and into Australia. Several geographic races are recognized.

Range
Southern India to Saurashtra, Northern India (Kumaon to Assam), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Andamans, Nicobars, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Kampuchea, southern China (including Hainan), Taiwan, South East Asia to Papua & New Guinea, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, and Australia (northern Queensland).

Habitat
Once found primarily close to wooded country where there is a fairly heavy rainfall, the Tailed Jay is now very common at low elevations and regularly seen in gardens and urban areas due to its foodplant, Polyalthia longifolia (False Ashoka or Mast Tree), being widely used as an ornamental tree.

Habits
Strong and restless fliers, they are very active butterflies and flutter their wings constantly even when at flowers. They are seldom seen drinking from damp patches. The males are particularly fond of feeding from flowers such as Lantana, Ixora, Mussaenda and Poinsettia. The females are more likely caught when looking for foodplants or laying eggs.

Tailed Jays are active throughout the year but their abundance depends upon the local monsoon and availability of the larval host plants. The butterflies generally fly among the tree-tops but descend to ground level in search of flowers or host plants. Because of their relatively fast life cycle (just over one month from egg to adult), Tailed Jays are multivoltine and may produce up to 7–8 broods per year

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Critiques [Translate]

Hi Pankaj

A very interesting POV you have chosen here. Although in my opinion, I would like to see the beautiful patterned wings of the Tailed Jay, this actually work well. :-)

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-13 2:50]

hi pankaj,
très bonne prise de vue, le face à face est intéressant, donnant un attrait différent à l'image. Très pur dans les lignes, très jolies couleurs.

tfs

Of course I have to smile kindly here Panka-J!

What a "thrilling" Jay! Very interesting poV, emphasizing the "V", Thanx, J.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
  • [2007-02-13 7:23]

Hi Pankaj,
Very interesting point of view, suggesting just the butterfly. I like this in a way "minimalist" presentation with wonderful colour-combination, yellow, green and grey.
Best regards
Anne

HI Pankaj,

Excllent colors Bg POV DOf perfect detaiolas very criusp nicly composed and capture phtoo excllent Job

TFS Kyle

Innovative point of view, which I also tried once, Pankaj :-).
Still, the glory of this butterfly lies in the full view of its bewitching wings and you have shown them from time to time.
TFS.

Hi Pankaj, wonderful butterfly on a lovely flower in original pose, splendid colors and great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-13 23:02]

Hello Pankaj

An interesting POV ,the composition is very good.I like the sharp detail in the eyes and probiscus.The marigold is very beautiful too.Good DOF and lovely natural colours.TFS

Rob

Hi dear pankaj ,
excellent focus.
amazing colours and well composed.
nice BG.
very well done.
thanks and regards
Saeed

Hi Pankaj,
Interesting pov that you show well. Face to face that this butterfly looks very thin. Composition and exposure are great. Well done and tfs.
JC

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-14 8:22]

Hello Pankaj,
Wonderful close up.I liked POV,details and sharpness on eyes,colors,BG and composition a lot.
TFS..:-)

Hello Pankaj,
Wild looking b-fly with the lime green on black, interesting head-on POV.
Good colors and details..
Well done & TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-14 14:46]

Great POV, it gives a great unique view of the butterfly. Lovely colours and good DOF as well

TFS

Karan

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-14 14:54]

Hi Pankaj.
Excellent capture of this beautiful butterfly.I like your very interesting frontal view with accurate sharpening on head.Colors are amazing and light too.
Well done nicely composed.
TFS and best greetings.
Milos

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-02-14 21:36]

Hi Pankaj, this is an interesting perspective for this shot of yours. By shooting from this angle though you have captured the detail of those eyes and tongue of his in a new way. You've done a great job of separating the butterfly and flower from the background with your choice of the depth of field you've used.

Thanks, John

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-15 18:33]

hello pankaj
i like its V shaped position on this beautiful flower. composition, point of view, background, colours, details, framing and note are great
TFS
greetings
izler

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-02-17 11:33]

Hi Pankaj!
Interesting focus point but very efective,nice colors and details!

Hello pankaj !
I love this picture, in particular your unusual POV. The butterfly looks so strange, from this view. I also like the natural colors, the composition and the blurred BG which makes your subject tstand out so nicely. Very well done !
Valerie.

Helo Pankaj.

Very beatiful image. Original.
Great composition.

Regards.
Jose Luis.

Beautiful colors and a very different POV. I like the way the wings create a V... almost look like speckled ears. :-) It's an angle most people never see, who gets down face to face with a butterfly? Obviously you do, and it got you a wonderful, unique photo. TFS

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-06-07 4:24]

Pankaj, full marks to this picture as you have shot this with the movement of the butterfly. not as easy as one thinks. Ganesh PT??

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