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Common Emigrant

Common Emigrant
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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: 2008-08-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-29 8:59
Viewed: 3289
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These Common Emigrant butterflies are really common in the northern part of India. Frankly, I do not feel like taking their pictures. It so happened that last year while I was trying to shoot some dragonflies in the garden, this fellow just landed on the lantana flower just about a metre away from me and I sort of reluctantly focused on it and took this picture.
It is, apparently, a male of the species.

The Common Emigrant or Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona) is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in Asia and parts of Australia. The species gets its name from its habit of migration. Some early authors considered them as two distinct species Catopsilia crocale and Catopsilia pomona.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-29 10:15]

It's strange how shot that we only take half-heartedly often turn out to be superb!
Like this excellent capture of a Common Emigrant.
Technically this is close to perfest in every way anf the composition with the lantana flowers is excellent. Though the BG is almost for its camouflage the butterfly is well seen with excellent sharpness and DOF.
Nice one from your archives Ram and thanks for letting us enjoy it.
All the best,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-29 10:48]

What a great capture!
Very sharp details and lovely colors!
Good POV,BG!
The flower is wonderful!

hello Ram
this is a SUPER shot
so good sharpness super good light
beautiful colours
greeting lou

That's a beautiful motive, Ram - and with excellent sharpness. I love the green BG, nothing is disturbing from this beauty.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Wonderful capture!
Great details and lovely colors!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-10-29 14:07]

Hello Ram,
It may be a common butterfly but your capture is not common!! It is really beautiful, I love the composition and the colours and details are wonderful.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hello Mr. Ram,
wonderful macro-shot of both of Common Emigrant and pinky flowers. great sharp details, POV/OOF and composition. I like very much splendid colors and light using-exposure. thanks for sharing this beauty, best wishes

Ciao Ram, superb macro with fantastic light, lovely composition with fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

NIce one, Sir!
No more BS!

Hello Ram,
This is a very beautifull macro with excellent sharpness,contrast and very beautiful colors.Great POV and details, excellent BG.TFS.
Best regards,

A fine capture indeed Ram, and a beautiful composition on a green-on-green theme with just the necessary amount of purple for the needed colour contrast. Good job my friend.

Hello Ram
Beautiful picture. Nice composition and colours. Excellent sharpness.
Thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-30 11:38]

Hello Ram,
The clarity in this photo is so beautiful! Fantastic colours, sharp details and composition. Very good composition, OOF BG, POV and DOF. High quality!
Have a good weekend,

Hello Ram
you was vey lucky that this beautiful Common Emigrant just landed naer you, this is a amazing shing, the colors are soo splendid
the butterfly and the Lantana flower are superbly detailed
very good DOF and BG
Have a great WE

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2009-12-14 10:09]

Hi Ram.

excellent capture, great compositions colors tones sharpness and contrast.


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