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Common Silverline

Common Silverline
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature and Eye [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-27 8:48
Viewed: 4002
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, the information on this species of butterflies is scanty on the Wikipedia and is reproduced below:

The Common Silverline, Spindasis vulcanus is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia.

The wingspan is 2634 mm.

The larvae feed on Jujube, Zizyphus rugosa, Lxora longifolia, Clerodendrum siphomanthus, Allophylus cobbe and Canthium parviflorum.

Apparently, this is yet another picture from my archive.
Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking me up.

marianas, KOMSIS, goldyrs, livius, Argus, matatur, cirano, paromitadey, roges, anel, maurydv, jlinaresp, Noisette has marked this note useful
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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-10-27 8:56]

Hi Ram,
Background, green, clear and very beautiful, butterfly macro ...
Butterfly, orange patterns are very nice and sharp detail.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-27 9:00]

Hello Ram,
Fantastic beauty from your archive. But not only the butterfly is splendid, also the contrasting BG. Excellent sharp details, POV and composition.

A lovely shot, Sir!The name doesn't do it justice, its not common, I've not come across one that resembles these even vaguely!

Beautifull decorated butterfly,wonderfull colours and verry good picture.Best regards.Alin.

hello Ram
this is a super picture
very good sharpness and good details
beautiful colours and very good composition with nice BG.
greeting lou

Hi Ram
wonderful shot of this beautiful Spindasis vulcanus with very impressive sharpness, vivid colors and details. Great hand of light and exposure with excellent focusing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-27 9:19]

Nice one from your archives Ram, infact one of the best shots of a Common Silverline that I have seen! It has all the qualities of a fine butterfly shot and the fact this is of such an beautiful species makes the image all the more appealing.
This is what I need to view on a dull dark day in the North.
Thanks a lot and all the best,

Quite an uncommonly beautiful image of a Common Silverline Ram, your expertly capture matches the superb creative force behind this gem of nature. Thank you indeed for sharing this fine piece from your archive.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-10-27 9:31]

Hi Ram,
What an outstanding pic. Perfect sharpness and BG. TFS.

Hi Ram,
That is a wonderful looking butterfly. I love the orange white color combination. The tip of the wings are like a little piece of art. The shallow DOF paid off perfectly and gave you a wonderful soft BG. I also like the large space on the left since it makes the photo more artfull. I do have to say that I was expecting more sharpness on the subject.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-10-27 10:27]

Hello Ram
Wonderful photo taken with vivid colors and excellent details

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  • THL (39)
  • [2009-10-27 10:34]

Look likes its a blend of cartoon lines, shapes and colours.
Beautiful butterfly and great picture!

Dear Mr. Thakur ji,

A great macro capture of this wonderful looking Common Silverline butterfly with great details! I like the nice contrast between the colors of the butterfly and the blurry green BG. The sharpness is great and the POV is superb.

Great composition!

best regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-10-27 15:13]

Slav Ram,
Wonderful macro shot of thise very beautiful butterfly with excellent colors and taken from a perfect POV.Perfect shaprness and detils.Very nice composition.TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-28 1:45]

Hi Ram,i like a lot the Lyceaneide family and this is truely one of the most spectacular.What a beautiful design and impressive colors,and what a top quality pic,i can see perfecty the silver lines inside the reds,perfect time of exposure too.This is a great gift to me and to a butterflies fans,have a nice day,LUCIANO


Bright and colorful species so beautifully taken. Loved the way you have framed the insect on the stunning but fading green background.
Lots to learn from you.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-28 6:18]

Hallo Ram,

Excellent macro, very clear with some detail and superb colors.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-28 6:37]
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Hello Ram,
Happy to see this magnificent butterfly picture which you have hidden quite a long time! These fine silverlines are so cute and most beautiful and you show this specimen with a very attractive picture.
A few days ago, I wanted to comment the picture of the seldom butterfly you were showing, and looked in our TN-archives for other shots, when I came back to yours, no picture any more..I was a little bit perplexed, but thought that you might have changed your mind(this happens to me too sometimes)
I wish you a nice evening. Kind regards

Hello Ram,
a wonderful macro shot of the Common Silverline taken from an excellent POV showing very well the difensive peciuliaties, superb sharpness and fantastic colours, a very pleasing composition
Best regards

HI Ram, is a pleasure to see your pictures again!

Common?? Lycaenid this has nothing of common!!!

Impressive color, great detail, exceptional light. This is a species that I had not seen. I really like the Lycaenids, here in Venezuela we have several species and already I've posted some in TN. But ... to be honest, this Lycaena now bring us, is impressive! ... makes my Lycaenids appear grays! ..

Congratulations, great job, great specimen!



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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-10-28 13:36]

Dear Ram!

Congratulations for this beautiful picture. The colours and the subtle diagonal composition that creates a fine perspective are the main attracting characteristices of this picture.

Kind regards


Hello Ram
a superb capture of this colorful butterfly very well presented from his nice profil
great detaild, composition and lovely BG
thanks for sharing this beauty and Have a good night

nice and bright image, i only wish the head was turned towards the lens a little. the perch is fantastic and so is the bokeh. tfs!

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