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Spot swordtail

Spot swordtail
Photo Information
Copyright: Soumen Mandal (freakywindow) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 116 W: 39 N: 71] (990)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-16
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-06 4:36
Viewed: 1939
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this is the Spot Swordtail with damaged wings. Scientifically, Graphium nomius, is a beautiful butterfly found in South and Southeast Asia that belongs to the Swallowtail family. One of the grandest sights is a host of Spot Swordtails mud-puddling or swarming around a flowering forest tree.
The Spot Swordtail gets its name from the beautiful line of distinct white spots along the margin of its wings. Source and more: Wikipedia

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Ciao Soumen, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Soumen.
Beautiful composition. good sharpness and colour.
with best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-06 7:53]

Hello Soumen,
Excellent sharp focus on the butterfly in this photo. Nicely detailed. Beautiful natural colours contrasting against the dark background. Maybe you can cut a piece of the right side of the photo to get the butterfly more out of the centre for a better composition.

Hello Soumen,
Excellent capture,nice clarity and details,very well done.
Best regards,

Ciao Soumen. Beautiful colours and amazing light for the interesting specie. The right POV.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-06 12:22]

Waaw Soumen,what a great gift to the butterflies fans!A magnificent specie and a great capture whit the best quality in a very nice and rich composition too!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano


very nice composition from fine POV, with great photo performance!
regards Soumen

Hello Soumen

Excellent macro of this butterfly with fine POV
and even if the subject it is a little bit more
in the center I love the way it is framed by the
2 stems and leafs, excellent contrast, TFS


Hello Soumen.
I think this is one of the Jay family of butterfly. Nice perch and excellent details of this female specimen.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-18 12:29]

Hi Soumen,
lovely presentation of this beautiful spicies unknown to me,
excellent details and colors !
Thanks for sharing !
Best regards !

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