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Copyright: Kiran K V (sunkirana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 29 N: 199] (1143)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 100, Sigma 105 Macro EX
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies of Asia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-05 9:46
Viewed: 3001
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Name Common Silverline
Scientific Name Spindasis vulcanus (Fabricius, 1775)
Location Friends farmhouse, Bangalore.


The Common Silverline is found in open natural vegetation and is exclusive to the Indian Subcontinent.

Brilliant silver lines enclosed in black bordered red bands makes your first encounter with the Silverline quite unforgettable. Its reluctance to fly away also allows you to get really close to this butterfly. However its flight is extremely swift and once it takes off it is very difficult to follow its course.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To fartash: Hey!sunkirana 2 08-06 07:03
To marhowie: Thanks Howard!sunkirana 3 08-05 23:05
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Hello Kiran,
Very nice image of this wonderful butterfly.
Colors and soft background are beautiful and exposure and depth of field are very good.
The flower stem top right is a bit distracting though and the image gould use a little more sharpness.
Nevertheless a very nice one.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards and have a nice evening,

Hello Kiran
Very intersting shot of this Silverline,
Great composition,DOF and details,
Superb shot, Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-08-05 11:30]

I do really like the soft light and rich colors on the butterfly. It's a beautiful butterfly and a nice blurred background.

Hello Kiran,
It really is a very nice macro. Lovely color, detail, and exposure..
I did a workshop to give it a new look :)
Well done!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-05 12:02]

Hello Kiran,
I think this is a fine shot of a Common Silverline; pretty sharp, with excellent BG and colours. Maybe the composition is a bit too central with less space on the left and more where the butterfly is facing.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan


Very nice shoot.


Best regards, Sebastien.

Hola Kiran,
Preciosa toma de esta bella mariposa, la composición, los colores, el fondo y la luz son muy agradables, Saludos
José Ramón

Hello Kiran,

This is a wonderful subject to photograph! The composition is good but I think you can improve on it if cropping from the left side of the image. I always prefer to have more empty space in front of the subject than behind it. The background is excellent for isolating this beauty from the surroundings. The details are outstanding and there is no sharpness fall-off throughout the whole body of the butterfly. I especially like the tails on the rear wings and the great patterns on the wings. Too bad this species only lives in the Indian subcontinent. Why all the beautiful butterflies live in other areas than the one where I live? Thank you for sharing this picture!

With Friendly Regards,

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