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the Clear Sailer

the Clear Sailer
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Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-17 3:10
Viewed: 2032
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When it comes to the Neptis genus, I often get confused about their differences. Sometimes, there are a lot differences, but sometimes there're not much difference. For instance, this butterfly I'm showing you is called, I think, "the Clear Sailer"(Neptis nata). But another very similar species is called "the Common Sailer"(Neptis hylas). If you can tell one from the other, please let me know.
There's not much information about it in the Wikipedia.

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Hi John
relly nice butterfly. Nice natural colours. Very good point of view. I like your composition.
Thanks for sharing,

照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 光線亮麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Ciao John great macro ogf fantastic butterfly I never see in nature splendid light superb sharpness wonderful colors and fine details very well done my friend ciao Silvio

Hello John,
Nice image of a Sailer in fine details and lovely natural colours.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-17 5:10]

Hello John,
Beautiful butterfly in splendid light and bright natural colours. Great sharpness, details and POV.

Hello Mr.John,
I haven't seen this species in our area.Beautiful stripes on wings.Well captured.Nice sharpness with splendid sharp focus on subject.Well framed too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Thanks for your beautiful comments on my pictures,It's really give some fresh wind to go higher.

Yes, these species including the Common Sergeant are quite confusing, John.
All the same, you have captured this one very well with all the markings on its wings showing beautifully.
Thanks and regards.

hallo John
very good sharpness and nice details
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Hello John
Interesting species and beautiful photo. Good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-17 12:05]

Hi John,spectacular close up from the top to see the magnificent wings design,great exposure of the different light levels and fine details everywhere,a very professional work,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

hello John
A very well captured image of this butterfly with optimum clarity and colour.
open wing is always beautiful.
best wishes.

Ciao John. Intrigant playing of light good details and beautiful colours.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-20 5:20]

Hello John,
All these striped butterflies look quite alike. Probably not so easy to find out about the ID, what I can read in your note too. This beautiful"Sailer" is well taken, with good sharpness and natural colours.

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