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The Common Sailor

The Common Sailor
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Butterflies ( From Chattisgarh), Butterflies By pankaj Bajpai, Butterfly Encyclopedia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-02 5:15
Viewed: 3990
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This butterfly is named The Common Sailor but its the first time that i got the opportunity to shoot this species, It isnt that common at all in our area. I found this butterfly resting on the sand of a small water body in the forest of tamtora.

This butterfly has wingspan of 50-60 mm . The ground colour of the upper side is black with white oval shaped markings. The shades of brown, chestnut and yellow on the underside vary considerably depending on the season.

The common sailor has distinctive pattern of flying : a few wing beats then spell of sailing with its wings held horizontally. It usually flies low to the ground and is fond of bright sun.

The shot has been taken handheld with sigma 70/300 lens, raw to jpeg conversion done, composition is as it was shot, no cropping done, resizing and framing done.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-02 6:30]

What a fantastic shot, Ram!! I like a lot this butterfly and the excellent sharp details on it, specially on the eye. Splendid POV, DOF and a gourgeous composition.
I love it!
Thank you very much for sharing.
My best regards

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-02 6:44]

Hi Pankaj,
a very good job in the composition here. i like the way you've filled the frame but included enough of the setting to add some great texture and context to yuor Butterfly. Excellent detail throughout, very well done my freind.

Hi Pankaj,
Beautiful Common Sailor picture. Sharp and crisp clear image. Lovely pov. Wonderful that you found this uncommon to your area species. Very well done and tfs.

Hi Pankaj!
Another interesting butterfly presentation. Nice details, interesting composition and colours. I am not such, but I think that this species is also known from Europe :)
Best greetings from Lodz,

I do enjoy these shots on the ground or dirt...doing in RAW I have given up on. With me it is a disk space problem. I have no money to upgrade..so it takes too much time. I see you are quite well versed in RAW....as many here on TN are..

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-02 9:17]

Hi Pankaj,
nice capture of this pretty butterfly.
Very sharp with great clarity.
Natural lighting, good colours and excellent use of flash.
Very well composed as well.
Well done,

Hello Sir!

A well composed picture from you.Good diagonal composition.Brilliant sharpness.TFS

Hi Pankaj, splendid macro of elegant butterfly, excellent sharpness, good details and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Pankaj
Beautiful buttefly. The DOF is too shallow but image is nicely composed and I like the buttefly
Best wishes

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-02 13:44]

it seem she try a camouflage,the butterfly is perfect in this BG,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-03 5:03]

Hello Pankaj, very fine details on this butterfly, it's sharp with a good exposure ! Well done, thanks !


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-03 5:15]

Hi Pankaj,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will return with a proper critique later. Sorry, work pressure.

This year I found a blue-eyed sailor on our place. I was actually able to get it verified and have our county added to the map of this species' habitat. :)
Lovely shot! Nice clear details. Well done.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-12-03 11:20]

Hello Pankaj,
Beatiful capture;good details, nice colours and fine composition.
Well done

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-12-03 23:24]

Hello Pankaj,
Excellent capture of Common Sailor.I liked the POV and the composition. Good Sharpness and details. Thanks for the share,

Hello Pankaj,

Very nice picture of this butterfly. Good POV and DOF. Beautiful colours.
Well done,

Hi Pankaj,
Wonderful butterfly! Splendid picture!
Nice colors, very good sharpness.
Excellent POV and details.
Unusual in my region.
Well done!
Best wishes
Josť Roberto

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-04 9:12]

Hello Pankaj,
That's a very beautiful butterfly very well captured. All very nicely in focus and sharp details. Lovely brown colours on the wings that really shimmer. I like the colour and pattern of the gravel in the background too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Pankaj,
A beautiful capture of this common sailor. A very busy butterfly. Very good details with excellent composition and very good POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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