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Neptis Hylas

Neptis Hylas
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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: 2011-12-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-22 0:24
Viewed: 2492
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

It is not common to see Common sailor around my place. This one was spotted by rice field canal on one early morning. I managed to get pretty close and took a few shots before it flew away.

Genus: Neptis Fabricius, 1807
Species: hylas Linnaeus, 1758
Subspecies: papaja Moore, 1875
Wingspan of Adult Butterfly: 50mm
Caterpillar Local Host Plants: Calopogonium mucunoides (Leguminosae), Canavalia cathartica (Leguminosae), Aeschynomene americana (Leguminosae), Senna alata (Leguminosae), Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (Leguminosae).

On both wings the cells are open, and vein 8 on the hindwing ends on the costa. Above, the wings are dark brown to black in ground colour and feature the usual white markings for Sailor species. A distinguishing feature is that post-discal spots in spaces 2 and 3 of the forewing are in echelon and are directed to the termen. There is no whitish ring on the abdomen. Underneath, the wings are rich golden ochreous in ground color, and nearly all white markings prominently outlined with black borders.

Have a great weekend!

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Ciao Jusni, myy today neighbour, great double macro of fantastic butterfly, splendid sharpness, excellent details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Jusni,
Wonderful capture with amazing details and sharpness.
Lovely natural colors and exceptional clarity.
Interesting butterfly with lovely colors.
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)
  • [2012-01-22 1:03]

Hello Jusni,
Very nice photos of this butterfy. Excellent sharpness, details and diagonal composition. Beautiful colours.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-22 1:29]

Hello Jusni.
Beautiful presentation of this butterfly in very nice natural colours, great sharpness, details and composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-22 1:35]

Hi Jusni,another great gift to the butterflies fans,i like the 2 differents wings position and the fantastic sharpness,the colors are a little stranges and cold...what happen's? Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

HI Jusni,
excellent photo of this butterfly. Amazing colours on the right and left. Great composition,
have a nice Sunday,

hello jusni
great picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-22 5:12]

Hello Jusni,
A nice double showing both the upper and under surfaces of the wings of the Common Sailor. Both images are well composed and taken from appropriate POV's with fine sharpness and natural colours to make this a fine illustration of this species of butterfly.
Interesting to see the blue reflection on the thorax, possible caused by the use of flash.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2012-01-22 5:18]

A double presentation is a good idea.
I think i will do it some day too.
Sharp images with natural colors.

Hi Jusni, Very nice duo of this fine Common Sailor my friend, quality detailed sharpness, fabulous composition in both images, lovely wing patterns and colours, splendid work here Jusni and very well done,
Best Regards,


Interesting presentation Jusni! Beautiful photos with very good composition and great sharpness.

Hello Jusni

Excellent photomontage with 2 excellent butterfly photos,
on the 2 photos excellent focus sharpness details, TFS


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