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~ Mottled Emigrant ~
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Great Workshops [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-17 18:30
Viewed: 3870
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN.

I was tending my yard as I spotted this rather rare around my yard, Mottled Emigrant perched on my Ixora. I hurried for my camera and managed a few shots.

The Mottled Emigrant is the rarest of the three Catopsilia species in Malaysia. Whilst the other two species, the Orange Emigrant (Catopsilia scylla cornelia) and the Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona pomona) are essentially urban butterflies, the Mottled Emigrant is more often found in the fringes of the nature reserves where its host plant, Seven Golden Candlesticks (Cassia alata) is found. However, where Cassia alata is cultivated, it is likely that the butterfly will make its appearance.

The wings of the Mottled Emigrant are greenish white above and the forewing has a black apical border and a black cell-end spot. The underside is of a darker greenish hue and there are numerous reddish brown transverse stripes which give the species a 'mottled' look, hence its common name.



Model NIKON D80
Software Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time 1/320
F-Stop f/20.0
ISO Speed Ratings 100
Focal Length 195 mm
Date Taken 2008-04-18 09:10
Metering Mode Pattern
File Size 188 kb
© jusni nasirun 2008

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Hello Jusni,

Very nice shot of this lovely Mottled Imigrant.
Very good composition and the frame is wonderful.
The image is a little soft though and therefore gould use a little more sharpness.
The lighter spot top left in between the two leafs is a little distracting in my opinion.
Exposure on the green of the leafs is good, but on the lighter tones of the butterflies wing a little over exposed.
I've done a small workshop on the image. Hopefully you like it.

Warm regards, Harry

Mottled Emigrant is indeed not easy to find and shoot, Jusni. I had only a few glimpses and opportunities to capture this butterfly.
You have done a good job here from an effective perspective.
The colours and textures on the butterfly's outer wings are well captured.
Thanks and all the best.

Abang Jusni,
The closeness and the pose of the Mottled Imigrant is excellent and also good colour and details
may be just a little OE on the wings that reduce the details of it!
still a great shot
many thanks for the sharing

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-04-17 21:46]

hi Jusni,
nice one my friend! great detail showing.. i like the glow the butterfly seems to have about it, being so illuminated compared to everything else. really nice composition too! tfs

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-04-17 22:26]

Hello Jusni,

Superb picture with fine details.. Well done


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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-04-17 23:02]

Hi Jusni, it's a good composition of this Mottled Emigrant. I like the colour and the depth of field used in the shot. It might be just a tad soft. I had a look at Harry's workshop, he's done a great job for you.

Thanks, John

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-18 3:14]
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Hello jusni, Lovely shot and superb focus. Did you use flash as i can see the lighting near the body of the wings. Ganesh

Hola Jusni, muy bonita composición, nitida y buen juego de luz. Un saludo

Hi Junsi,
I like this beautiful lightning and model! Colors and composition are also very good. I think that details could be sharper but by looking at your settings, I wonder why they are not more accentuated. Anyway, this is a lovely picture, very agreeable to look at. Thanks,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-18 4:48]

Hi Jusni,beautifull pic,excellent colours and details,thanks for share this beauty,Luciano

A lovely shot, with very fine details and beautiful light!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-18 8:54]

Wow!!! What a stunning marvellous shot, Jusni!! It's so good and beautiful!! I love the magnificent quality in focus, sharpness, lighting, DOF... as well as the magnificent details on this rare and beautiful Emigrant. A splendid composition and very good framing.
My compliments and best regards

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-04-18 18:33]

Hi Jusni!

The lighting and the way he keeps his front leg are very catching! Only sharpness is an issue but solved well in ws. Otherwise, composition, colors, contrast and everything are very fine, TFS!

Best regards,

hello Jusni

excellent shot of this butterfly with fine POV
and very well framed on the image,
lovely light on the subject with great shrapness and details,



Hello Jusni,
I like how the butterfly fills much of the frame, in this well balanced composition!
Good pattern in the wings and the colour reproduction is fine...
Macro work is well done and the dark green background enhances the subject nicely!
Pablo -

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-20 12:19]

hello Jusni
well close-up working on this beautiful species
high f levels cause to a bit sharpness problem in sigma lens that is my old lens, nevertheless your result is good
thanks for sharing

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-20 20:42]

Hi Jusni,
Excellent shot of this Mottled Emigrant and though the focus is a bit soft you have captured a classic pose. Great details on its wings and very skillful handling of light. The darkisg BG lets it stand out perfectly. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-22 8:38]

Hello Jusni

Nicely composed and wonderfully framed and presented.
The colours and lighting are very good.
Well focused with good detail.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-06-14 19:48]

Hello Jus,
a great capture of the Emig. I have been trying a few but to no avail. This is is clear and very detailed, ori colours and nice pov.
Great shot.


hello Jusni,
Very nicely composed, well framed and presented. I am thinking there are a lot of butterflies where you live.
Colours and lighting are very good.The contrast between the dark and light green is very effective.
well focused with excellent detail.

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