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Common Leopard

Common Leopard
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4301 W: 231 N: 13980] (56355)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2010-08-27
Catégories: Insects
Appareil photographique: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposition: f/5.6, 1/400 secondes
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2010-10-14 5:41
Vue: 2654
Points: 30
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
The Common Leopard, Phalanta phalantha is a 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.


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.


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Ciao Ram, splendid butterfly on a wonderful flower, beautiful macro with lovely blurry BG, fine details, fantastic colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ram. Very good light and colours saturation fort the beauty against the rioght BG.


Hello Mr. Ram,
What a POV!... Congratulations, this shot is "all eloquent"... I like a lot the contrast level an the "visual ovolution" of this image. ¿Is the natural coloration of butterfly?... Regards,

Lovely shot with great detail and color.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2010-10-14 8:15]

What a delightful feast for the eyes Ram!

A superb capture of the Leopard butterfly! The POV shows its features with excellent sharpness and optimum DOF in a pleasing and colourful composition on the purple flower with the dark clean BG providing fine contrast.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Kind regards,

Hello Sir
very nice detailed snap with beautiful colours and good sharpness

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2010-10-14 9:16]

Hello Ram,
A beautiful capture of this golden butterfly that really stands out against the dark background. A lovely purple flower too! Great sharpness and fantastic colours in this fine composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

It sure blazes atop the slightly subdued purple. Nice perch both for it and for you. Good glass on the camera Ram.....Still kicking it!

Hi Ram,

Very nice shot. Light and well-adjusted sharpness. Colors so vivid, and many places in composition. Well done, thanks for sharing


hello Ram
very nice pose of this beauty with beautiful colours and good details
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6198 W: 89 N: 15305] (64084)
  • [2010-10-14 14:17]

Hi Ram,very nice and colorfull composition,an excellent way to capture this orange specie,very good contrast whit the dark background too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2010-10-14 14:24]

Hello Ram,
Short after a very busy day: Great contrasting colours in this photo. Superb sharpness and details. Beautiful OOF BG.

Hello Ram,
another great picture, sharp details and light fantastic. A nice image. Greetings, Paolo

A Common Leopard, within an uncommonly beautiful composition! You do have the knack for turning quite common scenes into perfect compositions in nature my friend, god bless you for your fine talents...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2010-10-17 2:32]

Hello ram,
thanks for critique, I read it with pleasure and excitement. Thanks, really appreciate you excellence in writing and also your excellence shot of this leopard.
I like theich and superb composition. The butterfly stands out wonderfully and the purple fower is such a powerful element to emphasis the beauty you got.
Such a satisfying view and you did a great job .


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