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Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: mayuresh joshi (mayuresh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 0 N: 191] (920)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2008-03-02
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Canon 400 D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS
Exposição: f/6.3, 1/320 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2008-06-26 4:18
Visto: 3585
Pontos: 35
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
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, and in Australia as the Australian Crow. It belongs to the Crows and Tigers subfamily of the Nymphalidae (Brushfooted butterflies).
The Common Crow is the most common representative of its genus Euploea. Like the Tigers (Danaus spp), the Crows are inedible and mimicked by other Indian butterflies(see Batesian mimcry). In addition, the Indian species of the Euploea genus shows another kind of mimicry, Müllerian mimicry. Accordingly, this species has been dealt with greater detail than other members of its genus in India.
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 which are spread over three orders of plants.
The butterfly, being protected by its inedibility, 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 such as Crotalaria, Heliotropium to forage for chemicals precursors to produce pheromones.
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.
The Common Crow is distasteful due to chemicals extracted from the latex of the food plants consumed in their caterpillar stage. Thus protected, they fly in a leisurely manner, gliding skillfully with wings held slightly above the horizontal. This indicates its protection due to inedibility to a predator. The inexperienced predator will try attacking it, but will learn soon enough to avoid this butterfly as the alkaloids in its body cause vomiting.
The butterfly has tough, leathery wings. When attacked it shams death and oozes liquid which causes any predators to release them. The butterfly thus has the ability to recover 'miraculously' after the predator thinks it has been killed.

eng55, ramthakur, bahadir, pushpinder, CeltickRanger, SelenE, jaycee, zulfu, boreocypriensis, anel, jusninasirun marcou esta nota como útil
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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-06-26 4:30]

Hello My padosi,
Thank you for sharing this beauty. Excellent shot with superb composition. Well done. Ganesh

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-06-26 4:44]

Hi mayuresh,
a decent image of this common crow. the sharpness could have been better and the background is surreal. there seems to some yellow cast in the image, which you could have corrected, check in. TFS.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-26 5:02]

Hi Mayuresh,
Beautiful close up.I liked POV,harmonious colors,BG and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Very good capture of this backlit Butterfly, Mayuresh.
Backlit subjects pose technical problems such as lack of enough light in front.
Still, the details and colours on your subject are pretty good.
The picture is well composed.
TFS and all the best.

Dear Mayuresh,
Lovely image of Euploea core with excellent POV & sharpness.

Hello Mayuresh, perfect close up shot of this beautiful butterfly. TFS. Regards, Bahadır

nicely composed shot of this beautifully lit specimen.
with just a wee bit more sharpness, this would have been top notch!!


hello mayuresh

wonderful shot of this butterfly with fine POV, DOF and framing,
excellent sharpness and details, and beautiful warm luminosity of the image,



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-26 10:28]

Hi Mayuresh,

A beautiful butterfly on a lovely flower. Good details of the head and wing markings. The colors are lovely. India is blessed with beautiful birds, butterflies and flowers.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-26 13:14]

Hello Mayuresh,
Perfect capture of this beautiful butterfly in all aspects. TFS.

Hi Mayuresh,

Stunning shot of this beautiful butterfly in all around. Great DOF, POV and framing. TFS my friend.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3050 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
  • [2008-06-27 0:53]

Hello Majuresh,
The colours and the "ton sur ton" picture are very beautiful. May be a little lack of sharpness, but I don't mind too much in this kind of artistic picture
Have a nice day

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2008-06-27 4:15]

Hi Mayuresh,
Very nice shot of the common crow. It's well composed. I like the neat background, lighting and color tones. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-28 22:13]

Hello Mayuresh

A very good pose of this butterfly.
The focus is good with lovely detail.
Well composed


Beautiful shot. The composition and colours look like a picturesque postcard.

Hello Mayuresh. The image looks rather familiar in our region but the name is not. Maybe as mentioned in your note, the is a close resemblance with our tigers. Very good capture in stunning perch on that flower. The depth is very well kept silencing the background very well. I like the crop and the framing of this shot. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-30 5:08]

Hi Mayuresh,
Wonderful shot of this Common Crow butterfly with nice colours and details. Though the focus is a bit soft it looks majestic in this pose. The yellow cast looks a bit distracting and takes away the natural colour. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi Mayuresh, splendid composition with fantastic butterfly and lovely flower, wonderful colors and great blurry BG, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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