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"Common Sailor" (Neptis hylas)

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Copyright: Lost Account (ashokmp) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 9 N: 38] (221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70 DSLR, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-14 17:59
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Points: 2
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Took this snap in Kannur district in kerala.
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To peter_stoeckl: thanksashokmp 1 07-15 10:08
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Hello Ashok,

that butterfly seems to be the "Common Sailor" (Neptis hylas).
You may have a look:


Lovably relaxed gliding flight. Quite hard to take a picture of that sailor as it is shy and restless. And the strong contrast between its dark brown colour and the white spots and stripes always tends to cause overexposure to the white parts. Working with an exposure bias of -0.3 to -0.7 is recommended here, or some postwork level correction on white parts to bring out more details there.

The picture is clear and sharp, well describing.
With thanks, and best regards,

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