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Butterfly #55 (N. hylas)

Butterfly #55 (N. hylas)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, ZUIKO DIGITAL 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Thailand #2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-08 5:55
Viewed: 4664
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this Common Sailer basking in the morning sun. I also have pictures of this Common Sailer with wings in closed position. This N. hylas (Common Sailer) is very similar to N. columella (Shortbanded Sailer). My previous post of N. columella is Here

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Genus: Neptis (the sailers)
Species: N. hylas
Common Name: Common Sailer (ผีเสื้อกะลาสีธรรมดา)

The Common Sailer (Neptis hylas) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has a characteristic stiff gliding flight achieved by short and shallow wingbeats just above the horizontal.

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Time: Around 8AM
ISO 200

haraprasan, ramthakur, JoseMiguel, fartash, joey, nick27, Maite, jaycee, dejo has marked this note useful
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Hi Jitti,
A lovely capture of this common sailer. Excellent composition and very good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Superb capture of the Common Sailor, JC.
Great POV, colours and focus. The shot is very well composed.
Well done and TFS.

Hi Jitti,
A very clear and sharp image!
I like a lot the good details got, the close approach and the pose with the wings full open.
Congratulations and thanks to show it.
My best regards,

Hello Jitti
Very nice shot of this Common Sailor,
Perfect details,composition and POV,
Superb shot.

Good Luck

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-08 7:40]

Very pretty photo Jitti!
The detail is amazing!
Great sharpness and clarity.
Superb lighting and pretty good exposure (there are some OE patches on the wing but it doesn't matter too much!)
Great notes.
Well done!

Hi Jitti.
This is a superb butterfly shot showing great colours from a superb POV.
Well Done,
Nick :-)

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-08 8:01]

Hello Jitti
Splendid capture of this beautiful Sailor with such excellent focus and great details. I like a lot the light on its wings. A marvellous contrast and very beautiful composition.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-08 8:12]

Hi Jitty,

A great close up with good colors and sharpness,maybe the white a tiny bit OE,but overall still looking good,tfs


as being a sailor myself ,I never could imagine there was a butterfly named like this.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-08 8:39]

Hi Jitti,

I didn't know butterflies basked in the sun. What a wonderful position it is in showing off the lovely markings. Lovely colors, good details, and a nice composition.


Hello Jitti,

Nice composition. Good POV. Good sharpness and beautiful detail.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-08 12:08]

Hello Jitti,
nice work, beautiful butterfly captured in very nice pose with great details and lovely colors
TFS, Dejan

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