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Branded Imperial

Branded Imperial
: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
: Animals
: 2007-03-17
: Insects
: Nikon D70, AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED +TC20EII, Nikon 77mm Neutral Color
Exposure: f/8, 1/50
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: Butterflies Of Singapore [view contributor(s)]
: 2007-03-23 6:50
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Taken this beautiful butterfly @ MacRitchie Nature Trail, not easy to snap on them as the lighting in the forest is not very good. Taken many shots, only this shot turn out to be better though not sharp. I think will visit the place again for more shots on them.


Family : Lycaenidae
SubFamily : Lycaeninae
Common Name : Branded Imperial

This pretty Lycaenid has a reddish-orange underside, the forewing unmarked, and the hindwing with large black submarginal spots on the white tornal area. The hindwings bear one long and two short tails.

The Branded Imperial is somewhat local in distribution, but is usually found in small numbers. It favours forest pathways at all elevations. The caterpillar feeds on Smilax bracteata, which is a common forest vine.

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Hello Meerkat,
Composition is very nice but it is not sharp.


Hi Meerkat............I was at McRitchie on the same day! Saw a lot of these on the rt hand side of the reservoir in late afternoon. Got some pice will probably publish eventually.

Regards DRMW

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-25 4:58]

Hello Merkat
Wonderful capture! A very rare lycaenid of extraordinary beauty! Excellent colors, lighting, sharpness, DOF, POV and most beautiful composition!
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Best wishes

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