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Common Palmfly

Common Palmfly
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-26 6:47
Viewed: 1253
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Common Palmfly or Elymnias hypermnestra, and belongs to the race undularis, found in Subhimalayas and Southeast Asia.
Male upperside blackish brown, fore wing with a subterminal series of blue or sometimes slightly green elongate spots, curving strongly inwards and getting more elongate opposite apex, forming almost an oblique bar up to the costa. Hind wing: the terminal margin broadly bright chestnut, sometimes with a subterminal paler spot in two or more of the interspaces. Underside pale brown, the basal two-thirds of both fore and hind wing densely, the outer third more sparsely covered with dark ferruginous, somewhat broad, transverse striae. Fore wing with a broadly triangular pale purplish-white preapical mark; both fore and hind wings with a broad subterminal area purplish white. Hind wing with a small white spot opposite middle of the costa and a more or less complete series of more obscure whitish subterminal spots. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen brown; abdomen beneath paler.
Female Upperside tawny, veins black. Fore wing : the dorsal margin broadly black; the apical area beyond a line curving from the tornus, round apex of the cell and a little beyond it, to the base of the costa also black, the wing crossed preapically by a conspicuous, broad, oblique white bar, and three subterminal white spots. Hind wing: dorsal margin dusky; terminal broadly, costal margin more narrowly black ; a subterminal series of four white spots. Underside tawny, with markings similar to those in the male; the pale whitish markings more extensive ; the dorsal margin broadly without striae.

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Powerful macro capture of the nether wings of this Palmfly, Joydeb,
The sheen and colours on the wings in view are amazingly attractive.
Well done and TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-26 7:30]

Hello Joy,
Excellent macro of this Common Palmfly in great sharpness, details and very beautiful warm colours. Nice OOF background. Good choice of composition.

Helo Joydeb, I am sure this one can camouglage itself very well with its very natural brown colours and without sharp patterns. An interesting image in high quality. Well seen and well captured.

hallo Joy
super good sharpness picture with beautiful colours and nice details
thanks greeting lou

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-26 8:32]

Hello Joy,
great macro butterfly,nice details species,thanks..

Hello Joydeb Da,
Sorry,tonight I'm replying late.I was very busy with students exam paper.
Don't know why I like this species very much.I have posted so many picture of this species.But,you have captured it really nice.Colour,light,sharpness is really outstanding.Nice cropping left side.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-26 11:13]

Hi Joy,what a beauty! Looks very big this butterfly,great capture whit perfect details and colors,a specie not often seen on TN,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-11-26 11:24]

Hi Joy,
excellent photo of this amazing spicies, wonderfully composed,
outstanding sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing !
Best regards !

Ciao Joy, reat macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Fantastic butterfly and GREAT photo Joy! Very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-27 1:22]

Hello Joy,
The Common Palmflies we can see them in our Butterfly-worlds, but seen in the wild is so much more interesting. Good sharpness on the shut wings showing well colour and patterns. Thanks a lot.

Hi Joy,
Great closeup capture of this beautiful butterfly! Superb clarity, great fine details, gorgeous lighting, and brilliant natural colors. Very well done, my friend. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Joydeb
Nice macro.
perfect sharpness and colour.
thanks for this well composed shot.
best wishes,
samiran da

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-27 10:17]

Hi Joydeb,
Excellent detail and focus. Good composition
and amazing colors. Nice blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

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