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Ypthima sakra

Ypthima sakra
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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: 2007-10-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-24 6:37
Viewed: 4318
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
MANY MANY THANKS TO MR. PETER ROOS (batu)for Identifying this species of Satyrinae.
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae / Satyrinae
Genus: Ypthima
Species: sakra
Scientific Name: Ypthima sakra
Common Name: Himalayan Five Ring
This was taken at a height of 7600 ft ASL during my trip to Darjeeling.
This species can also be seen earlier posted by Mr. Ramthakur in a different POV and pose HERE .
Thank you very much for viewing.

MMM, ridvan, nglen, Maite, LordPotty, Juyona, jaycee, rousettus, thiv56, cataclysta, flashpoint, bahadir has marked this note useful
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I reckon it is a Common 5 ring butterfly...
Ypthima baldus.

Look in website indiabutterflies.tripod.com

Nice image, good POV and fine detail to head and thorax!!

Hi Haraprasan,
superb close-up shot,excellent details,nice composition and pov.
very well done.

It is always a pleasure to see that one doesn't need a high priced camera for very beautiful image, although I must admit to having high priced lens...but this is as fine a shot as one could expect. Very nice colorings and we learn more every day from ID needed. It works well that way. We all learn together.

Hello Haraprasan,

Very sharp picture. The composition is nice also.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-24 7:34]

i dont know the name but the pic is very nice,Luciano

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-24 7:47]

Great shot!!!
What a fantastic close-up of this beautiful Ypthima! Magnificent details and great composition.
Excellent job, my friend.
My compliments and TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-24 7:55]

Hi Haraprasan,
a very good capture of this wonderful looking butterfy. Excellent DOF, sharp focus and exposure control. The droplets on the leaves are superb.

Hello Haraprasan
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect details,lighting and composition,
I like to say I'm looking for the ID for a
long time :o)


Maravillosa, vaya mariposa más bonita. Como siempre bien centrada y luz correcta a pesar de ser justa la del ambiente.

Saludos Harprasan

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-24 8:32]

Hello Haraprasan,
This an Ypthima species of Satyrid butterfly: an Indian butterfly specialist should be able to give you the exact ID. Nice sharp and well-composed capture and it looks like a bird has tried to take it by pecking at the eye mark on the bottom of the hindwing.
Well done and thanks,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-24 9:27]
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Hello Haraprasan,
you present as a professional picture of an Ypthima species. The wing colour pattern is exceptionally clear and sharp. Another help for identification is that a large part of the forewing can be seen. The species shown is
- Ypthima sakra
- Nymphalidae / Satyrinae
which is a relative large species within the genus.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Haraprasan,
Whatever be the name, it's beautiful. Very good macro shot. Nice colours. TFS.
- Nirmal

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-24 10:54]

Hi Haraprasan

Nice composition.Lovely light and color.Good POV and details.
TFS Michel

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-24 10:57]

selam haraprasan ; excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely butterfly .nice pov and dof with splendid colours. well presented pose
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-24 12:44]

Hi Haraprasan. This is an excellent close up shot of this beautiful butterfly. You have captured it with sharp focusing and fine detail. rich but natural colours. and a nice POV/DOF. the markings stand out so well. TFS. good notes too.

Gidday Hara,
Lovely rich textures in this metallic looking butterfly.
Well exposed,with good detail,and a nice composition.
The fibrous wing margins look interesting.
Very nice work.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-24 14:51]

Hola amigo,
perfecta macro,
detalles hermosos,
buenos colores y pov,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-24 15:49]

Hi Haraprasan,

Another fantastic close-up of a lovely butterfly. The colors and details are excellent. Lovely pose on the green leaves. Beautiful composition.



excellent close up shot.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-24 21:51]

Hi Haraprasan,
Wonderful close up shot. It has been such a pleasure looking at your Darjeeling posts. All superb. This also is great with sharp details, lovely colours, perfect lighting and natural surrounding. I like your POV too and the composition. Kudos.

Belle espèce parfaitement photographiée, ce qui permet d'admirer tous les détails de ses ailes. Très beau travail.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-24 22:32]

Hi Haraprasan

Lovely composition with excellent colours and detail.



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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-10-25 1:13]


Class picture ! sharpness is look like blade

Arun krishnaiah

Dear Haraprasan!
Another beautiful insect from India in your collection! I especially like "eye-contact" ;) Bravo for keeping very good DOF and details (drops of water are great!).
Best withes,

Pronunciation Key please....how do we pronounce Ypthima sakra. :)

A perfect sharpness...lovely lighting...excellent details down to the tiny hairs on the body...love the little droplets.

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-25 17:11]

Hi Haraprasan,
This butterfly is simply wonderful. Great details and colours. Drops are lovely!!! Perfect DOF and BG... A GREAT SHOT Haraprasan...


Hi Haraprasan
this is perfect macro shot. Great details and superb colors. Nicely composed. Sharpness and POV very nice. notes also.
TFS, well done

Hello Haraprasan!

Great shot, with excellent POV and DOF and beautiful bright colours! TFS.

Hi Haraprasan
Great shot. Perfect sharpness, great composition and nice POV. Background is not disturbing. I like it very much

fantastic sharpness and details for this
beautiful Ypthima sakra
a lovely texture and great ocellus
great capture Haraprasan

best regards sERGIO

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-25 19:07]

Hello Haraprasan

This is a beautiful capture of this satyr.
The focus is sharp with wonderful detail and texture.
The lighting and use of flash fill is very good.
the colours are well saturated.


Hello Haraprasan!
Superb shot in all aspects! TFS.

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