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Peacock pasy (Closed wings)

Peacock pasy (Closed wings)
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2010-11-27
Catégories: Insects
Appareil photographique: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposition: f/4.5
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2011-11-12 8:50
Vue: 2186
Points: 16
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
The Peacock Pansy, Junonia almana, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It exists in two distinct adult forms, which differ chiefly in the patterns on the underside of the wings; the dry-season form has few markings, while the wet-season form has additional eyespots and lines.

Dry-season form
Dry-season form of Junonia almana on Mikania micrantha
Upper surface
Underside"Upperside rich orange-yellow. Fore wing with a pale dusky and a much darker short transverse bar with lateral jet-black marginal lines across cell, another somewhat similar bar defining the discocellulars ; costal margin, an inner and an outer subterminal line, and a terminal line dusky black; a large minutely white-centred ocellus with an inner slender and outer black ring on disc in interspace 2; two similar but smaller geminate subapical ocelli with an obscure pale spot above them and a short oblique bar connecting them to the black on the costa. Hind wing: a small minutely white-centred and very slenderly black-ringed discal ocellus in interspace 2, with a very much larger pale yellow and black-ringed ocellus above it spreading over interspaces 4, 5 and 6, the centre of this ocellus inwardly brownish orange, outwardly bluish black, with two minute white spots in vertical order between the two colours ; finally postdiscal subterminal and terminal black sinuous lines.

"Underside ochraceous brown, very variable. In most specimens the ceil of the fore wing is crossed by three dark sinuous bands, the outermost along the discocellulars ; these are very faint in some ; both fore and hind wings crossed by a basal and a discal pale sinuous line, the latter margined outwardly by a dark shade, which is traversed by an obscure somewhat obsolescent row of dark spots, and outwardly bounded by a subterminal sinuous line, the dark shade in many cases spreading on the fore wing to the terminal edge of the wing ; on the hind wing the subterminal line meets the discal in an acute angle at the tornus. Antennae dark brown; head, thorax and abdomen more or less orange-brown ; paler beneath."

Wet-season form
Wet-season form of Junonia almana
Upper surface
Underside"Upperside similar, the black markings deeper in colour and heavier, the subterminal and terminal lines more clearly defined.

"Underside pale ochraceous. Fore wing: cell crossed by live short sinuous dark brown lines, a similar lino on the discocellulars and another beyond it, both bent inwards at an angle and continued to the dorsum, the space between them forming a discal broad fascia, which pales to whitish posteriorly ; the postdiscal ocelli, subterminal and terminal lines as on the upperside but paler. Hind wing: a slender transverse subbasal dark line, a discal whitish straight fascia in continuation of the one on the fore wing; the postdiscal ocelli, the subterminal and terminal lines much as on the upperside but paler; the anterior ocellus with a double iris and centre. Antennae dark brown; head, thorax and abdomen slightly darker than in the dry-season form."

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hello Kapil
super good compo with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Impressive photo Kapil! Interesting species, good composition, nice colours and good sharpness.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-12 10:46]

Hello Kapil,
beautiful image of this splendid butterfly with excellent detail, great clarity and POV. Well done!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Kapil,
interesting photo. Nice colours. Very good composition.
Have a nice Sunday,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5931 W: 89 N: 15045] (63057)
  • [2011-11-12 15:45]

Hi Kapil,a good result in a very difficult position and light,very difficult to make better,i like a lot this specie.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Kapil,
Nice species, I lke a lot the wings!... The POV is difficult, but you've worked very good!... Well done!

Hello Kapil,
Really different buterfly, I did not any see before this.
Good detalis
Thanks for this share.
Have a good week.

Hello Kapil,
Another excellent macro image. Lovely natural colors and perfect focus.
The clarity, light, exposure and sharpness are superb.
It is a wonderful capture from close range with impressive details.
Thanks for sharing!

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