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Common Nawab

Common Nawab
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-12-16 23:55
Viewed: 3846
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Nawab (Polyura athamas) is a species of fast-flying canopy butterfly found in tropical Asia. It belongs to the Charaxinae (Rajahs and Nawabs) in the brush-footed butterfly family (Nymphalidae).
I was lucky to find extracting minerals from an animal faeces. They have a winspan of around 80mm and are found in mosit forests through most of south-east Asia and India. Got this from Doi Phahom Pok National Park near Fang in northern Thailand.

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Ciao Chris, great macro of fascinating butterfly, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Chris,
It must be excited to capture this fast-flying butterfly. Lovely pov and composition. Beautiful natural colors. TFS,

Wow love the colors on this one and the fine natural POV habitat, Great job. Never saw this species before, it has a lattice of hearts on its wing, simply lovely

Hello Chris,
fine shot of this wonderful butterfly with splendid sharpnes and a nice pose. I especially like the good light and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-17 4:38]

Hello Chris,
What a beautiful butterfly! Fascinating colours and markings on the wings. Great sharpness and taken from a very good POV.

Amazing butterffly, very mimetic
TFS, Ferran

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-17 6:54]

Hello Chris,
splendid image of this beauty with excellent sharpness and detail; great POV and wonderful colours. Well done!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Chris,
Gorgeous butterfly, he has a very interesting pattern and colors. Beautiful composition.

WOW! Amazing butterfly Chris! Impressive photo too! Good composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness.

Hallo Chris
Absolutely beautiful! The camerawork here is excellent, the presentation flawless, the subject colourful and the composition just great. Thanks for sharing a super macro. Best regards.

Hello Chris,
Wonderful macro with great focus and very good clarity.
Superb species of butterfly.
I love the razor sharp details and the exceptional moment you catch.
It is a great capture with impressive colors.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-17 16:26]

Hi Chris,beautiful capture from a very nice point of view,very impressive sharpness,colors and light balance,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

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