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Common Sailor

Common Sailor
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-05-14 7:59
Viewed: 1773
Points: 44
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Common Sailor
Neptis hylas
Nymphalidae family

I captured this Sailor on one of my visits to lalbagh in march. This was perched on a leaf quietly and could manage to use my tripod. While upper side is almost black and white the under side is colorful with copper color. Very lazy fliers but alert always.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-14 8:04]

Hi Nagaraj
Wonderful shot of this lovely Common Sailor!
Perfect details and great colors!
Good work!

Beautiful close-up image, Nagraj.
Common Sailor is a unique butterfly with very special markings on its wings and you have presented this feature very effectively here.

Beautiful shot of this Common Sailor form a top view.
nice sharpness and colour.
It is very difficult to find this butterfly at Santiniketan.

Hello Nagaraj
Good photo of this species, nice setting and background. Good to see this species
regards yiannis

Hi Nagaraj,
what a nice photo of the butterfly. Nice composition. Very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Mr.Nagraj,
Beautiful picture of this 'Common Sailor'.Nice noiseless photograph with natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

hallo Nagaraj
super good pose with great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-14 13:11]

Hi Nagaraj,the best wings position for the best details everywhere,perfect exposure too for the best white,a beautiful fresh sailor,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Nagaraj. Very good details and colours results despite the low light. Ecellent DOF. Well done.


Hello Nagraj

Excellent macro of this butterfly, with a very
fine POV, DOF, and framing, beautiful diffused light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-05-14 19:10]


beautiful image of the butterfly, I love hte patterns and detials you have captured. Beautiful and natural colors.


Excellent composition Nagaraj! Interesting subject and wonderful soft lighting too!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-05-15 1:15]

Hello Nagraj,
very beautiful butterfly,great details,regards..

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-05-15 2:55]

pretty elegant a capture here nagaraj .. appealing patterns, effective expo and perfectly managed a DOF .. good job mate

Excellent capture with good focus and natural colors


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-15 12:02]

Hello Nagaraj,
A macro in a very nice diagonal composition, excellent sharpness and beautiful contrasting colours. Fine DOF.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-15 21:14]

Hello Mgaraj,
Excellent composition. Beautiful colours and great POV ! TFS Tina

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-16 12:12]

Hi Nagaraj,
Again a beautiful butterfly. Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Nagaraj, It is wonderful that this Common Sailor was perched for you to take a nice picture. The image is crisp clear. Very well done. JC

Super amazing capture, congratulations!!! TFS

Hi Nagaraj,
Great shot, beautiful composition and depth. The wings may be just a little sharper - otherwise a nice photo taken from a perfect PoV. Tfs.
Best regards, László

this is a marvelous butterfly, congrats for the picture Nagraj !
ciao, tino

Hello Nagaraj.

Thank you,fot then sahring og that view of the Common sailor. Interesting one not so far from the one I have encountered in Congo (Butterfly from Congo.

Good point of view from the wings of the insect. Good composition with a good positioning of the main subject inside the frame; Excellent sharpness.

All the best.

See you later on TN


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