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Blue Glassy Tiger

Blue Glassy Tiger
: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
: Animals
: 2007-03-04
: Insects
: Nikon D70, AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED +TC20EII, Nikon 77mm Neutral Color
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200
More Photo Info: [view]
: Butterflies Of Singapore [view contributor(s)]
: 2007-03-21 8:03
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Common Name : Blue Glassy Tiger
(Ideopsis vulgaris macrina)

The Blue Glassy Tiger shares the same habitats with the Dark Glassy Tiger (Parantica agleoides). When the two species fly together it is not easy to separate them. However, when the butterflies stop to feed or to rest, the presence of a transverse black bar in the forewing cell distinguishes the Blue Glassy Tiger from the Dark Glassy Tiger.

This species is common in Singapore, particularly in the coastal mangrove areas. The butterflies are also attracted to the partially dried plants of Heliotropium indicum, usually turning up within an hour or two after the plants are hung up in the forest reserves.

The Blue Glassy Tiger feeds on a lactiferous species of Asclepiadaceae, particularly Gymnema spp. and is thus distasteful to birds.

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Belle composition pleine de dlicatesse.
Bonne journe.

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-03-21 9:06]

Nice capture! Lovely composition, details and colours!


Jolie composition avec un joli bokeh !



Lovely sweet colours
Great DOF

TFS Greetz Kristy


Lovely composition and background.

Murali Santhanam

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-21 15:19]

Hi Meerkat,
Wonderful shot. Love those pastel shades. Great sharpness and BG. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-03-21 16:45]

Really good shot. regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-21 18:11]

Hola Meerkat,
maravillosa macro,
esplndidos colores, bellos tonos y bg,
perfecto trabajo, saludos

I love the softness of the whole image, the colors are absolutely beautiful, I'de put this in my favorites but I ran out of room. Well done. :)

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