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Graphium agamemnon

Graphium agamemnon
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Karatash's other favorite -I-, Fauna of ORIENTAL (Indian) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-04 3:06
Viewed: 3659
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today a butterfly which shows its upper wings very rarely. Hope you will like. Thanks a lot for viewing.

The Tailed Jay, Graphium agamemnon, is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family. The butterfly is also called Green Spotted Triangle, Tailed Green Jay or the Green Triangle. It is a common, non-threatened species native to India, Sri Lanka through Southeast Asia and into Australia.

Once found primarily close to wooded country where there is a fairly heavy rainfall, the Tailed Jay is now very common at low elevations and regularly seen in gardens and urban areas due to its foodplant, Polyalthia longifolia (False Ashoka or Mast Tree), being widely used as an ornamental tree.

source : Wikipedia

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Hi Haraprasan
Very nice sharp image but maybe you could do a very little sharpening on wings (maybe little selective unsharp mask). Butterfly is nice isolated from background. Colors are nicely saurated. Also good compo
I like it

Ciao Haraprasan. Good saturation and light's management. Interesting POV and diagonal posture. Wonderful butterfly.


Ciao Haraprasan, my today neighbour, fantastic butterfly with wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-04 4:14]

Hello Haraprasan,
Beautiful photo of this special butterfly. Great diagonal composition, contrasting colours and nice sharpness. Very good DOF.
Have a good weekend,

Hi Haraprasan,
A well timed capture of this butterfly with outstretched wings in its natural environment.Nice contrast with the OOF BG.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-04 6:22]

Hello Haraprasan,
This a great and beautiful shot with lovely colors, sharpness & details. Great POV, pose & composition. Well done & TFS.Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-04 8:11]

Beautiful Tailed Jay, always joy to see and capture this beauty. Good composition but not too happy about the background but still like this. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-04 8:11]

Namastay Haraprasan,
This Graphium species is a beautiful butterfly and you have taken a fine well composed shot of it that shows it wile resting with open wings with excellent sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks for sharing this delight,

hello Haraprasan
super good sharpness butterfly with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Haraprasan,
this is a unusual and very interesting butterfly. Very elegant,beautiful design and the colors are so natural, sharp details, great compostion and excellent POV.
Ciao, Melania.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-04 8:57]

Hi Hara,you was lucky to meet a beauty like that! What a fantasic design of wings and what a colors,a perfect point of view and light for the best result.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Haraprasan,

a very good presentation from this beautiful butterfly.
Great pov, dof and sharpness.
Fine colours.


Dear my friend Hara, since i am in journey, i have limited time for connection! Sorry for short comment!
Great post in every waay MF!
TFS and TC!


amazing butterfly, TFS Ori

Hello Haraprasan,
Oustanding colours and details,
Wonderful composition and great POV.
Amazing focus, clarity and background.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-04 16:17]

Hi Haraprasan,

I don't recall seeing this Tailed Jay before. You were so lucky to be able to capture it showing the upper wings. The colors, markings and details are all wonderful. I love the setting and diagonal composition.


Beautiful colours, an excellent frame, very sharp resolution and perfect details!
A stunning macro, yet again, HP!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-05 2:20]

hello Haraprasan,
In India you have so many spectaculer butterflies, this one is no exception with its striking black and green coloration of the wings. Well presented diagonal picture taken in a natural surrounding.
Kind regards

Hello Haraprasan, superb macro with great details.
TFS and regards,

Hello Haraprasan. Great macro shot and good composition.
Good work..
Best Regards

Siepre que veo a esta especie me enamoro de ella.
Como me gustaría el poder fotografiarla Haraprasan.
Buena luz, enfoque y colores.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Hallo Haraprasan
This is absolutely splendid – Such a delight to look at such fine detail and splendour. The combination of colours in contrast with one another is just great. A real pleasure to add a smiley to this one. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.

Hi Haraprasan,

This is amazing capture of the lovely butterfly. Nice sharp image with bright colours. The DoF is just perfect. I particularly liked the diagonal position of this BF. Very nice composition!


Hello Haraprasan,
Great capture with wonderful colours, fine details, excellent sharpness and POV. Well done!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-09-07 14:53]

Hola Haraprasan.
Muy hermosa foto, llena de colorido que combina exelentemente con el medio ambiente que le rodea. Colores vivos sin saturacion y alta nitidez.
Saludos Y gracias por compartir Tus trabajos.

woww. excellent beauty and very pretty species of tropical butterflies. great captured from dorsal POV and against blurry BG. light using, exposure, sharp details and coloration amazing. splendid work. thanks for sharing this beauty, Haraprasan. best wishes

Hello Haraprasan
superb butterfly in a nice surrondings, great POV and pose with the wings in diagonal, wunderful sharpness on butterfly and leaves
Have a good night

I noticed this butterfly flying around here in Jammu too a few days back, HP. The only trouble is that it never settles down. That you have been able to shoot it with its wings open is a miracle of sorts.
The picture is very sharp and crisp, giving a clear view of its intricately patterned wings.
Well done and TFS.

Hallo Haraprasan,
a superb capture of the Tailed Jay taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness and fantastic colours, a very pleasing diagonal composition
Best regards

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