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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterfly Encyclopedia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-22 23:41
Viewed: 3914
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I present this gorgeous butterfly which I have been tracking for quite sometime. This I got inside the Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary which lies just at the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. Shot taken handheld in reasonably good natural light. Hope everyone like it.

The Baronet, Euthalia nais, is a species of Nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia.

Male & female : Upperside tawny yellow, base of both fore and hind wing dusted with fuscous scales; cilia black, alternated with white. Forewing with the following black markings: a transverse line below apex of cell, an oval transverse spot beyond encircling a small yellow spot, a broad short oblique discal bar and an angulated postdiscal lunular band; the costa narrowly and the termen shaded with black. Hind wing: a comparatively large triangular patch below the middle of the costa, a postdiscal evenly-curved series of spots and a broad band along the termen black. Underside dark ochraceous red. Fore wing: the base shaded with fuscous black, two spots at base of cell and a transverse line beyond crimson-pink, edged with black: a very broad oblique discal band, angulated downwards below vein 4, bordered posteriorly by a large black spot on the inner side and outwardly and anteriorly by an oblique broad black band, followed by four anterior obliquely-placed ochraceous-white spots, and beyond by a very narrow luuular black band bent downwards below vein 6. Hind wing: a crimson short line at extreme base, two crimson black-bordered spots in cell: a comparatively broad transverse discal white band often broken up into a large spot below middle of costa, with two or three spots in line below it; finally, a postdiscal series of small black spots. Antennae black, bright ochraceous at apex; head, thorax and abdomen tawny red above, brown shaded with crimson-pink below.

Expanse: 58-70 mm. Habitat: The plains of India and the Lower Himalayas; Southern India; Ceylon. Larva: Light green with a dorsal row of purple spots, the sides armed with a row of ten very long horizontally-projected fleshy spines numerously covered with fine green hairs of a non-irritating character. Pupa: Short, broad, dorsum keeled ; broadly triangular across the middle; head bifid; colour green, with dark gold spots and lines.

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Genus: Euthalia
Species: E. nais

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-10-22 23:52]

Hi Sumon

Great close up with very good detail and exposure, Well seen and captured.

Got back from Namibia yesterday at 4.30am.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-23 0:04]

Hello Sumon,
Very good color, exposure, POV, DOF, sharpness and well composed.The BG contrasts well and compliments nicely.
Very well done!Siggi

Wonderful capture of this Baronet Sumon.
Very well exposed and pefect sharpness.
Great detail and natural colour.
Very good work indeed!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-23 1:14]

Hola Sumon,
fino trabajo y detalles,
excelente pov y color,
buen trabajo y bella escena,

A beautiful "Baronet" specimen captured expertly from a good angle Sumon, with enough DOF to render the whole b.fly perfectly in focus, thus the sculpturings of the side-lighted wings are highly visible. I tried to correct a slight shift towards the warmer colours of the spectrum in my WS, hope you like it my friend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-23 3:03]

Hello Sumon,
A beautiful closed-wing capture of the Baronet, well worth waiting for. I like the low POV as it is feeding on rotting fruit, taken with fine sharpness and in excellent lighting.
A fine warm image, Sumon and thanks for sharing it.

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-10-23 3:11]

Hello Sumon,
This is a superb shot of this butterfly. The natural colors and details are lovely. Excellent focus and sharpness. I like the composition and POV. TFS.


Ciao Sumon,
splendida cattura di questa fantastico Ninfalide, eccellenti POV e DOV, bellissima composizione e magnifiche le tonalitÓ calde dei colori, eccellente definizione e bellissima luce che aumenta l'effetto tridimensionale di quea meravigliosa immagine.

Hola Sumon, buen macro, con buena definiciˇn y tonos de color naturales teniendo en cuenta la luz tan fuerte del momento. Un saludo

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-10-23 7:05]

Hi Sumon
Excellent image of that butterfly.Good POV and very sharp image with great detail.I like that BG matching the subject colors perfectely.Excellent text to.
TFS Michel

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-23 8:06]

Hello Sumon, fine shot of that butterfly, warm colors and sharp details, well done!


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-10-23 9:58]

Hi Sumon,
as usual an excellent macro from you, first class detail and perfect DOF. The sandy setting is very good - well done!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-10-23 10:05]

Hi Sumon,
Excellent macro shot!
Great composition with nice POV.

hello Sumon,
today we present another extraordinary butterfly from the beautiful livery, intent, with its tube, to drink.

have a nice day sERGIO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-23 11:36]

Hello Sumon,
What a perfection! Everything in this photo is gorgeous, not only the light. Excellent colours, DOF, sharpness and details are more than excellent. And what a great BG.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-23 16:54]

Hi Sumon,

The earthtone colors of this butterfly and the setting are stunning. Wonderful position of the Baronet to show off its beauty. The wing markings are beautiful with marvelous colors (love that orange) and the finest of details. Even the antennae look special.


Hello Sumon

This is a lovely capture of this beautiful butterfly.
The textures in the wings shows well,very good sharpness and focus.
Excellent lighting and colours.
Wonderful POV and DOF.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-23 23:42]

Hi Sumon.
Once more excellent butterfly shot from you. I do not know if the colour palette is natural but its looks very well. Low POV is so attractive and details/sharpness of the insect image are ultimate as usual for your shots. BG is blurred very nicely. Well done and kind regards.

Hello Sumon,

Seems like this little fellow has found a juicy treat on the ground!
A great close-up, the insect is captured with impressive details in the wing pattern and the colour palette is true to reality...
Good 3-D effect and a well composed presentation!

Pablo -

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-24 5:49]

Hello Sumon,
What a gorgeous butterfly that's new to me!! Its marking and colours are wonderful and you've captured it very nicely in focus here with all in focus. I like the warm colour of the background too that matches perfectly.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi My friend Sumon,

What a beauty. Baronet now princes thanks to you. Great clarity and shrapness as usual. 1st class quality my friend!
TFS and greetings from Cyprus,


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-10-24 19:19]

It is a beauty Sumon. And your whole photo is quite colour-coordinated too. All orange tones!!
Good sharp butterfly, its colours and details show up well against the BG
Well done

Uno no se cansa de ver tus excelentes trabajos y tan bien enfocados. La luz es bastante dura y no favorece al conjunto.
Abrazo: J. Ignasi

Hi Sumon, superb macro of beautiful butterfly, great details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-10-29 13:35]

Hi Sumon.

Very nice close up of this butterfly,good colors,calid tones, point of view, sharpness and composition,good note.


PD. smiley p. later,today no more.

Hi Sumon
First of all a very interesting moment. I also like the red surrounding. Beautiful sharp image of this great butterfly.

Very beautiful shot, Sumon'da!Very well seen and captured!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-11-12 6:19]

Hi Sumon,
Nice close up photo of this butterfly with fine POV, good exposure control, focus, sharpness and details. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Sumon,
Very warm looking colors, perfect for a cold winter morning view :)
Great looking wing textures, POV, detail, DOF, and framing..
Well done!

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