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Common Sergeant

Common Sergeant
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Copyright: Greg Hume (greghume) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 72 N: 575] (2160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 70-200 F4 L USM IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-11 19:36
Viewed: 4904
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Sergeant (Athyma perius) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. I searched to see whether this species has been posted before and believe that this is a TN first.
The Common Sailor and Staff Sergent have been posted, but not the Common Sergent.
The range includes India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan.
Can be found at lower elevations and in open country, near human habitations. The species flies close to the ground without settling except on damp vegetation. It's a strong flier and can reach terrestrial altitudes of 2300 m on occasion.
Taken at Krohn Conservatory butterfly show.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-05-11 21:18]

A beautiful butterfly, Greg.
The colors and patterns are indeed very lovely.
You captured this sergeant with very crisp details, and in perfect exposure.
The clean BG really lets us appreciate the beauty of the butterfly.
TFS. : )

One of the loveliest butterfly around, Greg. Beautifully composed image, flawless warm colors, great white balance and moderate sharpness! Well done! Surely an important addition for TN!
Georfge Veltchev

It'sd a wonderful specie of Nymphalidae; captured in really good way.
Good color, details and light

compliments and greetings


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-05-12 0:08]

Very colorful and lovely Sergeant, good pose and composition. tfs.

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2010-05-12 6:51]


A beautiful butterfly

Hello Greg,
excellent capture, nice colors, beautifull lighting,great plain BG,
TFS, regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-05-12 20:09]

Hello Greg,
What a gorgeous butterfly you have posted for all to enjoy viewing. The intricate markings are stunning to see and the colors are vivid and very attractive. Love the big blue and black spotted eye as well as the super fine detail you managed to capture. Great work!!

I never seen such beautifull butterfly in my life
thanks for sharing
regards Nihal

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