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Common Sailor

Common Sailor
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Copyright: kv vral (vral) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D DSLR, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-12 2:26
Viewed: 3322
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends,
Today a well known butterfly in my region a Common Sailor(Neptis hylas).

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Genus: Neptis
Species: N. hylas

Head larger than anterior segment, vertex with two short pointed spines, cheeks obtusely with spines; third, fourth, sixth and twelfth segments armed with a subdorsal pair of stout fleshy spiny processes, those on the fourth segment longest. Color pale green ; face, tip of processes and segments slightly washed with pale pinkish, a slight pinkish oblique lateral fascia from anal process ; a small, dark, lateral spot on sixth segment.

Rather short; head-piece bluntly cleft in front, vertex pointed ; thorax dorsally prominent and angular ; dorsum angular at base ; abdominal segments slightly angled dorsally; wing-cases somewhat dilated laterally. Color pale brownish ochreous, with lateral thoracic golden spots.

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  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-12 3:52]

Nice capture, I like colors, good details too.

Hi KV,
A nice capture of this beautiful common sailor. I always have confusion between a common sailor and common Sergeant. Anyway sharp details and a very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

very beautiful shot KV !
wonderful colours and very good light , perfect sharp and fine details ,
great POV ,
well done !

Hi Kral, fantastic butterfly with wonderful details and excellent sharpness, perfect focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello KV
this black and white butterfly is so beautiful and the photo is superb, great pose with the wings wide open showing us his
beautiful markings
Excellent sharpness
very well done

Hello Kv,
This one has a sailor's outfit with these white and black stripes. Probably that's why they call it a Sailor:-)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-14 8:27]

Hello Vral, Nice shot and good sharp picture. Presented very well. ganesh

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