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Brown Awl


Posted by Bluesteel on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:15 am

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Congratulations! This is the Image of the Week selection for the Flora and Macro Gallery, week ending 23rd March, 2012!

Badamia exclamationis ( Brown Awl )

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ISO640 1/300s F/9 , Fill-flashed , Handheld.

The upperside is brown with greyish green scaling at the wing bases. The forewings have elongate whitish streaks in the cell. The pale greyish underside has a glazed appearance. The large abdomen is characterized by black and yellow banding. The wings are rather elongate, giving the appearance of a sleek stealth fighter.


This butterfly is a fast flyer and is seldom encountered. The adult visits flowers of trees, and sometimes drinks from damp ground. This crepuscular butterfly flies actively early in the morning and late in the evening, whereas it rests on the underside of a leaf during the daytime.
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by Matthew Pugh on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:08 am
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Hi

This is just stunning mate !!!

A pristine view of a pristine looking butterfly

All the best
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:29 pm
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Superb image of this fine specimen! Excellent work Sunny!
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by Tom Whelan on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:28 pm
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Splendid closeup, fabulous perch. The butterfly detail is exquisite. Congrats!
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by kostas nianiopoulos on Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:47 pm
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a very great image all around , very sharp , great color and light very good frame and bg well done !!!
 

by crw816 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:07 pm
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Congratulations on IOW. Love the detail and the accompanying description. Absolutely stunning!
 

by Bluesteel on Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:39 am
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Thank You Chris for the kind words!!

Cheers!
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by Tina Dial on Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:47 am
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outstanding image Sunny, the clarity is fantastic.
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