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Butterfly-248
A rare species
of Tortoiseshell ...
... seen in Himalayas

seen in summers
between the heights
of 8000 to 15000 feet

We captured it in
October end ... and
it was real serendipity
to get it at the height
of 6500 feet ... probably
some altitudinal movement
occurring during autumn ...

Mountain Tortoiseshell

Aglais rizana

45-55 mm

Ranikhet Hill Station
Altitude 6500 feet
Almora
Uttarakhand Himalayas
India
27 October 2023 ... 1.13 pm
Habitat
Himalayan forested slopes at 6500 feet with area of clearing
Location
Ranikhet Hill Station, Altitude 6500 feet, Almora, Uttarakhand Himalayas, India
Date taken
27.10.2023
Scientific name
Aglais rizana
a real beauty, Alok, and a gorgeous portrait with great colours and details, awesome work, many tfs!!
 
A fantastic capture of this lovely rarity, Alok.
 
Gorgeous butterfly and a smashing open wing view with magnificent lighting showing its beautiful colors and patterns. Brilliant work Alok & Renu!
 

Media information

Category
Butterflies & Moths
Added by
aloktewari
Date added
View count
203
Comment count
9

Image metadata

Device
NIKON CORPORATION COOLPIX P950
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
499.8 mm
Exposure time
1/500 second(s)
ISO
140
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
DSCN3909.JPG
File size
1.1 MB
Date taken
Fri, 27 October 2023 3:13 PM
Dimensions
2200px x 1650px

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