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Fluffy Tit

Zeltus amasa

Description:

A small, thumb-nail sized butterfly with long flowing tails found in India...

Habitat:

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary


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22 Comments

pamsai
pamsai a year ago

yes Sarah, I agree...

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt a year ago

WOW!! How BEAUTIFUL :)

pamsai
pamsai a year ago

thank you Bonnie, one of nature's great gifts...

BonnieLewis
BonnieLewis a year ago

Oh my! How beautiful!

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

thank you so much Leana...

Congratulations Pamela!

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

thanks everyone... The trick to getting the upperside of the wings is to be there when the first sun hits. Butterflies need to warm up in the morning before they start flying, and they do so by basking with their wings open in the sun. That, and the photographer being as quiet and still as is possible while moving!!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

So beautiful! Congrats

SG in CR
SG in CR 2 years ago

Great images! I find it's often pretty challenging to get a shot of the topside of the wings on butterflies that have colorful patterns. The butterflies tend to keep them hidden as soon as they thing anybody is around to see them.

JamesPriest2
JamesPriest2 2 years ago

How amazing. I wonder if the tail part has any purpose? Beautiful butterfly and pics

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Wonderful Pam. Agree with Lauren, getting both sides is fantastic. Well done on your SOTD :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Congratulations Pam!

Wow awesome beauty. Congrats Pam.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Pam!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Oh my goodness Pam! This one is amazing and you got both sides! Congratulations on SOTD!

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

thanks Pradeep

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Congrats!

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

Too true Hema, and she really showed off her talents with the butterflies of NE India. Such an amazing array of colours, designs, shapes and sizes. A butterfly photographers dream come true, set in an awe-inspiring landscape.

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

Thanks Lisa...

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

thanks you so much Ashley for the SOTD...
It is a truly amazing little butterfly. Just thumbnail size, and when it flies, the tails fly around with a feathery appearance, so out of the corner of one's eye, it looks like a fairy fluttering around !!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 2 years ago

What a beauty! Congrats on the well deserved SoTD.

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 years ago

Congrats Pamsai, this beautiful butterfly has been selected as Spotting of the Day!

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Hema
Hema 2 years ago

lovely colors.what a difference between inside and out. Mother nature never ceases to amaze with her palette of colors!

Jorhat, Assam, India

Lat: 26.69, Long: 94.35

Spotted on May 4, 2016
Submitted on Jul 12, 2016

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