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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: 2007-10-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 2:29
Viewed: 3893
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda) is a common species of butterfly found flying at dusk. The flight of this species is erratic. They are found in South Asia and South-east Asia extending to parts of Australia.

Wet-season form: Fore wing: apex subacute; termen slightly angulated just below apex, or straight. Upperside brown. Fore wing with two large subapical black spots, each with a smaller spot outwardly of pure white inwardly bordered by a ferruginous interrupted lunule; costal margin narrowly pale. Hind wing with a dark, white-centred, fulvous-ringed ocellus subterminally in interspace 2, and the apical ocellus, sometimes also others of the ocelli,on the underside, showing through. Underside paler, densely covered with transverse dark brown striae ; a discal curved dark brown narrow band on fore wing; a post-discal similar oblique band, followed by a series of ocelli: four on the fore wing, that in interspace 8 the largest; six on the hind wing, the apical and subtornal the largest.

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked) Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Tribe: Melanitini
Genus: Melanitis
Species: M. leda

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Hello Sumon,

Perfect shot! Very nice composition, sharpness, POV, DOF, colours. Perfect!


Beautiful Sumon!
Perfect exposure,great colour and wonderful sharp detail.
Composition is also lovely.
Notes as always are good.
Great work!

Hello Sumon,
Amazing wing pattern! So well reproduced with natural colours and sharp fine details...
Good point of view with DOF spot on makes the insect really stand out with a 3-D feeling!
Pablo -

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-30 3:50]
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Hi Sumon,
what a great low POV! Must have been tricky (and a bit dirty) to get this. Excellent DOF and details...very well done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-30 4:03]

every day you have a wonderfull surprise to us,another fantastic shot in colours and details,thans for share,LUCIANO

Hello Sumon
Another beauty. Fantastic shot. perfect sharpness,composition and POV. I like peaceful colors Butterfly but not so vivid and colorful
I like it very much
best wishes

Ciao Sumon,
questa foto è davvero fantastica!
Tecnicamente è perfetta e la farfalla presentata è magnifica.

You show how to accomplish, a feat which in doing, I tend to lack...and that is in the final presentation...deciding which frame to pick. When doing film print work for a show, I had my wife decide on frames. It was a "job" she alone did so well in my family. And here as well you show how to frame an already wonderful picture. It is important I know to add or at least not subtract from the subject. Well done sir..

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-30 7:05]

Hello Sumon
What an impressive picture for its beauty and excellent realization! The butterfly is like a jewel with so many eyes. Magnificent low-POV with a fantastic focus, great details and very good DOF and composition.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-30 8:09]

Hello SUmon,
Terrific capture of this beautiful butterfly with speckled underwings. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. Well composed and I like your matching frame.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Sumon, elegant butterfly with splendid details and great sharpness, superb focus, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-30 12:33]

Hello Sumon

Another terrific butterfly capture.
The POV and DOF are excellent.
Excellent sharp details and pin sharp focus.
The textures and markings on the wings are superb.
Great camera work.


Hi Sumon,beau shot de ce magnifique spécimen,excellent présentation et belle composition.Merci et bravo
Best regards

Bonsoir Sumon,
Quelle netteté !
la mise au point est excellente, bravo !
Le cadre me plaît moins, je tente un w.s. pour le rendre plus discret. Cordialement.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-30 13:19]

Hello Sumon,
the outlines and the fine wing patterns are well shown - in a perfect way. But particularly I like the original colours of that butterfly which you reproduced exactly. It would be a nice contribution to my Theme on Satyrinae. o.k.?
Best wishes, Peter

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-30 13:42]

Hi Sumon. This is a beautiful close up of this butterfly. your sharp focusing hasgiven fine detail and natural colours. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.

have a good weekend.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-30 13:43]

Hola Sumon,
preciosa mariposa, realmente excelente,
buenos detalles y colorido,

Hello Sumon,
another excellent composition with perfect framing!
total sharpness, vivid colour and details always
my compliment always to your excellent works
have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-30 22:15]

Hello Sumon,
I don't have much time today, only to make a quick point
You got a fantastic shot, wonderful presentation.. Well
done my friend..


Hi Mana
Simply perfect!
Wonderful butterfly with magnicifent colors!
Excellent POV and sharpness.
Impressive the wealth of details.
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,
José Roberto

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-01 3:18]

Exceedingly excellent photo!
Great POV that is parallel to the wings.
Superb DOF and BG.
Very sharp and detailed.
Great composition.
Outstanding as always :)
Very well done Sumon,

Hi Sumon Da,
A brilliant capture of this evening brown. Very nicely composed with superb details and a very good POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Great work - wonderful display of skill.
Well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-02 22:25]

Hello sumon,
I missed this superb shot of an Evening Brown. Superb sharpness and exposure, using the limited light in the shade to its fullest. Excellent low POV and the fact that this is a fresh specimen and a well composed image makes this a splendid post.
Well done and thanks,
Best wishes, Ivan

Hi Sumon! As always a gorgeous image! Interesting patterns and very well captured! Great light and notes! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-03 9:56]

Hi Sumon.
Few days ago number of my favorite shots is reduced on one picture. May be one shot have been deleted by its author. Not deliberating, I have given mine last mark to you. I am really impressed with your outstanding butterfly pictures. They are all simply great. Bravo and many thanks my dear friend. I can look and look on this beauty as well as on others your masterpieces.

Hi Sumon,
Superb shot of this butterfly.
Super comp, pov, focus detail ...
Well done from a master of butterfly photography.

Another great butterfly image, Sumon.
Let's mention the excellent low POV here!

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