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The Plain Tiger (4)

The Plain Tiger (4)
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2006-12-08
Catégories: Insects
Appareil photographique: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposition: f/5.6, 1/320 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2007-01-26 6:37
Vue: 3380
Points: 42
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Another post of Plain tiger shot some time back.

Large and conspicuous, the plain tiger butterfly is a member of the monarch butterfly family.

Unpalatable to predators owing to the toxic diet of its caterpillars, it is faithfully mimicked by an unrelated butterfly, the diadem.

It readily drinks nectar, especially from natural desert flowers, but opportunistically also takes in salts from damp soils.

Striking patterns signal danger

The plain tiger butterfly is a rich, honey brown colour, with jet black tips on the forewings broken by a prominent white bar.
This vivid pattern, coupled with its slow flight, would seem to present an easy target for birds. In fact, its bright colours are a strong warning, and the leisurely flight is designed to ensure that birds notice the colours. Experiments have revealed that captive birds quickly learn to avoid eating plain tigers and apparently transmit this knowledge to other birds. Though a few plain tiger butterflies do get killed, their sacrifice protects the rest of their family - since the birds will never touch another plain tiger.

Nectar and other nutrients

As with most butterflies, the plain tiger is strongly attracted to flower nectar. Other nutrients may also include minerals and salts obtained from damp patches of earth.

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Belles couleurs, présentation agréable.
Bonne journée.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-26 7:53]

Hello Pankaj,
Wonderful close up.I liked vivid colors,POV,details,framing and composition a lot.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-26 8:17]

Una atractivo punto de vista Pankaj para mostrarnos la belleza de esta mariposa y su percha con total agudeza, gracias al acotado DOF que brinda un excelente fondo de escena.
El foco es perfecto sobre la totalidad del primer plano con intensos colores bien controlados incluyendo los negros bien contrastantes.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

An attractive point of view Pankaj to show us the beauty of this butterfly and their hanger with total sharpness, due to enclosed DOF that offers an excellent scene bottom.
The focus is perfect about the entirety of the forefront with intense colors well controlled including the black ones very contrasting.
Thank you and regards... Ricardo

Good composition, colours and DOF. I Like this capture and the square format.


Oh, you have a 'Chandigarh' in Raipur too, Pankaj? Very curious!
Lovely image of this pride-of-India butterfly against the BG of a slightly cloudy sky. The image is sharp, clear and colourful and the composition with the flowers is excellent.

A beautifull shot with lovely colours nice detail and clean background usually difficult to achieve with butterflies tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-26 12:28]

Hi Pankaj.
You have created a very elegant shot I like its delicate colour palette and lighting so much. Perfect detailed image of the butterfly and buds, nice colour tone of the BG, excellent cropping, framing and presentation. My compliments and TFS.

BEAUTIFUL!! great macro, sharp focus, great color and nice DOF. Love the position you caught him in.

Thanks for your comments on my photo "a welcomed site" :O)

Ciao Pankaj, wonderful butterfly, great composition with lovely details and great colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-26 18:23]

Hola Pankaj, bello y agradables detalles, buen pov, colorida escena amigo, bonita presentación... saludos

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-26 22:52]

Hello Pankaj

A very simple composition but to beautiful effect.Excellent DOF and POV,the shot is well focused with lovely vivid colours.Well done.TFS


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2007-01-26 23:25]

Hello Pankaj,
A lovely image, good camera work (well exposed, good detail and good DOF). I think the second flower bud gets in the way a little but not much you could have done there. Nice work.

Hello Pankaj,
Good point of view resulting in a pleasant composition!
Butterfly is captured with impressive details, and the colours are vivid and natural...
Fine composition, macro work well done!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hola Pankaj,
Preciosa la composición, los colores muy bellos, la luz excelente y el foco con buen detalle. Un cordial saludo

Hello Pankaj,
I'm amazed about how those little ones look like Monarch Butterfly :) I like this composition and POV. Details are great to. It seems that it wasn't a sunny day that day and you managed very well with exposure. Well done as usual, you really are the butterfly’s specialist ;) Thanks,

Bonjour Ram
Belle présentation et belle prise en macro avec ce joli papillon ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition .
Au revoir et félicitation ....JP

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-27 19:24]

Hello Pankaj,
Wonderful capture, great detail, colors and composition.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-01-28 8:24]

hi pankaj,
vous êtes un spécialiste des papillons, vous serez un de mes exemples pour ce printemps et cette été.
Les couleurs et la composition sont excellentes.


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-01-28 10:46]

Hi Pankaj!
I like this kind of tiger for its delicate beauty, which is so well presented in your capture...
Best regards!

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-01-28 11:39]

Hi Pankaj,
Fantastic shot,
The stand of the butterfly on the flower is perfect,
Nice colors and sharpness,

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-01-29 0:10]

Another awesome capture! Nice sharp details and lovely colours and composition Pankaj!

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