A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths. Like other holometabolous insects, the butterfly's life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Most species are diurnal. Butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight.
It is a popular belief that butterflies have very short life spans. However, butterflies in their adult stage can live from a week to nearly a year depending on the species. Many species have long larval life stages while others can remain dormant in their pupal or egg stages and thereby survive winters.
Butterflies feed primarily on nectar from flowers. Some also derive nourishment from pollen,tree sap, rotting fruit, dung, decaying flesh, and dissolved minerals in wet sand or dirt. Butterflies are important as pollinators for some species of plants although in general they do not carry as much pollen load as bees. They are however capable of moving pollen over greater distances. A common species of butterfly.
This photo was captured at Kolkata.One will find many butterflies and moth fluttering around the beautiful flowers in a garden.
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PaulVDV (21965) 2012-07-19 13:22
This is a very beautiful nature picture with a good light on the butterfly and on the grean leaves while all the rest is in the dark.
Very good composition.
Best regards, Paul
luckys (124) 2012-07-19 22:24
Hello Madhumita.Yuo have a good photo.The butterflies very beautiful beings on the earth, they are similar to flowers.Thank yuo for photo.Have a nice Weekend. Ilmira from Russia.
pajaran (51338) 2012-07-19 23:13
Dobar tekst o leptirima, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka naglasena na motivi, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lep leptir.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend.
Good article on butterflies, with the given data ...
Good image sharpness emphasized the motives, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful butterfly.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend.
bayno (18342) 2012-07-20 11:16
beautiful image I like the black background and the way you cut the photo, excellent quality, BRAVA...
my best regards,
mauro61 (52623) 2012-07-20 14:37
occorre tanta pazienza e fortuna per ottenere una immagine del genere .
E poi c'è la capacità del fotografo, cosa molto importante.
Tonalità omogenea dalla quale esce bene il soggetto,
baddori (19455) 2012-07-21 0:02
Beautiful record, especially on the service life of butterflies.
An unknown world and a picture "macro" photographically in their habitat.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-21 1:17
a beautiful photo with splendid details, grear clarity and colours, splendid shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
bukitgolfb301 (35508) 2012-07-21 1:46
Hi dear Madhumita
Sorry for my late reaction, as I was out of Tokyo for the festival shoting outside.
This is aother wonderful nature shot, via clear and sharp focusing, so tasteful color touch and natsural delicate light and marvelous cropping framework. I have to do a sigh. Thanks for your good work and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo, rain after rain here
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2012-07-21 9:28
Hi Madhumita nice to see your photo again....good framing and title..pov and dof is also quite good..
marcan44 (6223) 2012-07-21 11:38
elegante presentazione di questa farfalla.
Una macro ben realizzata, ottimo il contrasto con lo sfondo nero.
Un caro saluto
josepmarin (57711) 2012-07-22 12:34
you have caught skillfully this beautiful butterfly, standing in the leaves of the plant, in a magnificent close-up.
I like the quality of the light and of the colors, as well as the good work with the field depth, which creates an effective three-dimensional effect.
It is an excellent work.
shevchenko (19271) 2012-07-22 19:39
Fantastic color and lighting effect for a photo in dim version, good capture to a buttefly that perching on the leaf, distinct photo, good shoot.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-07-23 8:52
Beautiful POV and gorgeous framing Madhumita. I love the darkness all around with the light pin pointing the butterfly and leaves. Excellent clarity, colors and light management, great job Madhumita!!
TFS.........Your Friend from California.......Buddy
ikeharel (56168) 2012-07-24 2:37
Butterflies are not an easy subject to catch on photos, madhumita.
Yet, you managed a very good perspective on this one, along with the lovely colors and surrounding verdant location.
Cricri (105457) 2012-07-24 10:21
Une jolie prise du papillon debout sur la feuille, bel effet de la lumière et des couleurs bien répartie sur le fond sombre, belle réalisation
Angshu (55407) 2012-07-24 21:31
You're becoming a nature photographer!
Nice picture of the butterfly against a blurred BG. The panoramic format suits this picture well. Nice work!
eldancer1 (27269) 2012-07-27 9:32
Awesome capture of this butterfly! Love your pov and good use of the dof and the dark background. Very well done, tfs.
delpeoples (53001) 2012-07-28 20:07
Namaskar dear Madhumita
I know how difficult it is so photograph butterfles, so I congratulate you on the quality of this beautiful photo. I love the cool green tones, the soft light and the definition. You have created a wonderful atmosphere of tranquillity here. Thanks for sharing it.
dale54 (6605) 2012-07-30 7:41
very nice work,hi madhumita,very good job on the contrast in this pic,super light! every time i try to snap a shot of a butterfly,i get the camera out,then the butterfly is gone!!! lucky you! tfs! dr
abmdsudi (42744) 2012-07-31 9:50
A beautiful b'fly well captured - the details and colors are fantastic and well framed in natural colors. Pin sharp that looks great against the blur dark background with amazing contrasting colors. Excellent macro-closeup image of what can be a difficult subject to capture Cool shot with the right treatment, Congrats.
boa (6021) 2012-07-31 10:54
i like butterflies a lot, there are something peaceful with them i can`t explain. I like this shot with pleasant light and colors, an excellent note also.Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
gildasjan (41556) 2012-08-09 12:55
Une bonne prise de vue de ce papillon devant ce fond noir et une bonne petite touche de lumière sur la feuille de gauche.
fabbs99 (16163) 2012-08-11 22:12
Nice shot of the butterfly .. good combination of green and black and your note on the butterfly is also very useful.
macondo (18619) 2012-08-15 4:02
A very fine nature photo, well cropped into a panoramic format. Lovely gentle light captured on the leaves and wings of the butterfly.A beautiful close-up; we do not see enough of this kind of shot on TE. Well done.
Silvio1953 (120768) 2012-08-30 10:21
Ciao Madhumita, great macro of beautiful butterfly, lovely composition with good contrast sgainst dark BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (28693) 2012-09-13 12:19
You have cropped your shot well, to fit the composition of the butterfly. It is nicely sharp and its wings show up well against the dark b/g.
I love the light and shadows on the leaves, which add brightness to the shot.
My warm regards,
TopGeo (38202) 2012-09-24 14:36
beautiful image I like the blac BG That´s very much artistical shot! original and beautiful a beautiful photo with splendid details, grear clarity and colors, splendid idea,
HimalAnda (9352) 2012-11-05 23:14
You have many nice pictures in your gallery and I especially like the panoramic picture with animals, like this one with a nice butterfly. The format is very good, the dark and blurred background is nice.
- Copyright: Madhumita Roy (madhumita_roy86) (2344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: nikon D3000, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, Hoya UV-Guard
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-19 13:17