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Neil Soares

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Jun 7, 2011, 11:22:43 PM6/7/11
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Hi,
  Photographed at my farm at Shahapur over the weekend. The black-coloured egg of the Tawny Coster was perfectly camouflaged on the dry capsule of Common Mallow [Thespesia lampas, syn. Azanza lampas]. Presumably the caterpillar will feed on the fresh new leaves that will sprout with the onset of the monsoons.
  Sending a few photographs - the last one was taken by my friend Jayesh Timbadia.
                                    With regards,
                                      Neil Soares.
Tawny Coster laying an egg on Common Mallow [Thespesia lampas] 1.jpg
Tawny Coster laying an egg on Common Mallow [Thespesia lampas] 2.jpg
Just after laying the egg.jpg
Tawny Coster's egg on Common Mallow 1.jpg
Tawny Coster's egg on Common Mallow 2.jpg
Tawny Coster's egg on Common Mallow 3.jpg

Neil Soares

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Jun 7, 2011, 11:29:16 PM6/7/11
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Hi,
My apologies. Forgot to mention the title ' Tawny Coster laying an egg on Common Mallow"
                     Regards,
                      Neil Soares.

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Ushadi micromini

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Jun 7, 2011, 11:49:56 PM6/7/11
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Dear Neil:
hello, wonderful sighting... and fotos...

how far were you, or was the mother so intent that your lens etc did
not frighten her enough to fly away...

I love this series...

Usha di
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On Jun 8, 8:29 am, Neil Soares <drneilsoa...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> My apologies. Forgot to mention the title ' Tawny Coster laying an egg on Common Mallow"
>                      Regards,
>                       Neil Soares.
>

> --- On Wed, 6/8/11, Neil Soares <drneilsoa...@yahoo.com> wrote:

mani nair

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Jun 8, 2011, 1:30:08 AM6/8/11
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Beautiful photographs of the butterfly Mr. Soares.  I have seen the caterpillars on the leaves of Passiflora foetida.

Regards,

Mani.

Neil Soares

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Jun 8, 2011, 3:02:59 AM6/8/11
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Hi,
 Thanks. This was photographed using the full - zoom as taught to me by my friend Jayesh Timbadia who is professional photographer. This helps the subject stand out [while adequately blurring the background] and at the same time not disturbing the subject.
                     With regards,
                       Neil Soares.

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Na Bha

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Jun 8, 2011, 7:48:53 AM6/8/11
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Nice fotos, looking forward the the next series of the cat and that of butterflies.
Last winter a pair of Tagpfauenauge (Inachis io; Syn.: Nymphalis io) came into our Bathroom. I thought they wanted some shelter over the winter. I had read that they prefer celler or moist places. I did not know how to offer them such a place.  I did not disturb them, thinking, they knew what they were doing. Anyway I found them dead, a very disappointing sight. A pity indeed. But that is life.
Nalini
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