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Common Wall III

Common Wall III
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-06-24 5:06
Viewed: 3191
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Wall, Lasiommata schakra, is a species of satyrine butterflies found in South Asia.


Shows slight sexual dimorphism. Male upperside ground colour silky brown; cilia of both wings whitish. Forewing has a transverse row of four large orange spots, the apical one the largest, bearing a black, white-centered eyespot; beyond the row of orange spots a sub-terminal dark brown line. Hind wing uniform, but bearing a postdiscal row of from three to six black, white-centered, orange-ringed eyespot. Underside very pale greyish white; fore wing: disc orange, outwardly defined by a dark line, two lines across the discoidal cell, and a sinuous discal oblique line beyond its apex not extending to the tornus, orange-brown ; subterminal and terminal dark lines; a subapical eyespot, as on the upperside, but with the outer ring paler, and a much smaller ocellus beyond it towards apex of wing. Hind wing has the basal half crossed by two sinuous curved slender lines, a shorter line crossing the cell only, and another short line defining the discocellular veins, orange-brown; the curved row of ocelli as on the upperside, but each ocellus with rings of pale ochraceous and of brown, alternately two of each; lastly, a sub-terminal and a terminal brown line. Antennae brown; head and thorax studded with long dark grey pubescence; abdomen pale brown. Sex-mark present.

Female is similar but on the upperside, the orange spot bearing the ocellus on the fore wing inwardly bordered by a broad, pale, short line; the raised band of specialized scales absent.

Wing expanse of 56-58 mm.


The Himalayas eastwards to Sikkim.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-24 6:11]

Hello Ram,
beautiful shot, i liked the composition very much, nice pov, lovely colours with good contrast,well done,
Best regards Siggi

when i saw the thumbnail I thought what a wonderful colored picture, but when I opened it i find almost no focus! I think the setting had great potential!

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-24 7:47]

Hello Ram,

Wonderful composition! This is art.
The large white frame is very appropriate!
Lots of depth in this photo, bravo!
And the colors are particularly successful!
Great work!


Hello Ram,
excellent shot,great colors and BG,wonderfull composition,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-06-24 9:03]

Slav Ram,
Very nice light and colors.Excellent composition.

Hello Ram,

A beautiful capture of this butterfly with good colors, sharpness & details with nice POV.

Well done & TFS.



Is this a test:-)? I ask that jokingly because you and I both know it is a bit out of focus....but I can salvage all photos..perhaps not to others liking..and I might try it here because it has some real good use of light and almost an aura coming from it as well...If workshop comes up, it means I have tried...if not then it will be because I couldn't "fix" it..fix being in quotes for reason..

Hi Mr. Ram,
A nice capture of this beautiful common wall butterfly. Very well composed with the marigold flower. Good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Ram,
a very beautiful picture of Lasiommata schakra, good sharpness and splendid light, vivid colours, i like the warm atmosphere very much.
Best regards

While I do not believe that contradictions exist...I'm sure you must have a reason...And that belief will suffice for me.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-25 2:09]

Hi Ram,
Very nice capture.I liked vivid colors,contrast and visual impact a lot.Very well doen!
Thanks for posting..

Hello Ram
a nice image of this beautiful butterfly, very beautiful pose on this illuminated flower, the composition ais excellent
Have a good night

Hello Ram,

I like the colour palette, the nuances of red really stand out on the dark background!
And it is a lovely butterfly, with the silky-crisp texture in the wings...
The subject is well framed and the image has a fine feeling of depth!

Pablo -

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