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camouflage at its best as a photographer if lose eye contact with this butterfly when its flying then forget it.. <br />
Unless &amp; until it opens its wings &amp; you are able to see that magical blue colour.. 70-300,D5200,Kallima horsfieldii,South Indian Blue Oakleaf,Tamron,asia,blue,blue oakleaf,bokeh,butterflies,butterfly,camouflage,camouflaged,india,lepidoptera,macro,maharashtra,mumbai,nikon,nikond5200 Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. It sure looks like a difficult subject. Great job capturing it! I particularly like the dof in this photo. Posted 8 years ago
    1. thanks a lot :) Posted 8 years ago
  2. We'll be expecting a photo of the blue side of the wings then. The other Kallima species are similar from this side.
    Posted 8 years ago
    1. haha yes yes.. I also tried a lot but its clever animal.. And after this shot it went in deep forest so i'll try next time again.. Posted 8 years ago
    2. @Wildflower: Amazing skills in animal knowhow, WildFlower! How are you faring given your admin rights? Posted 8 years ago
      1. I haven't used any of the extra abilities yet, but the rest just takes a lot of time... Posted 8 years ago
  3. Hi! Well, I've never seen one of those! Given the camouflage I wonder why:) Great shot, Abhitap! Posted 8 years ago
  4. the forest they are found in are full of predators especially like drongos and bee-eaters which feed on these butterflies.. So this camouflage helps butterfly in way that if any of these birds chasing the butterfly, it just sits on nearest branch closing its wings.. And i've seen this.. Drongos are pretty clever but still get fooled by this little creature.. Posted 8 years ago
  5. Amazing capture, I love weird nature! Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 7 years ago
  6. Great capture of this well camouflaged butterfly! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 7 years ago
  7. Stunning nymphalid! beautiful photo, cheers* Posted 7 years ago

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The South Indian Blue Oakleaf is a nymphalid butterfly found in India. The underside appears like a leaf complete with midrib while the upperside is brilliantly coloured.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by abhitap
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By abhitap

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Uploaded Nov 9, 2014. Captured Oct 18, 2014 11:58.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/7.1
  • 1/160s
  • ISO800
  • 185mm