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Neptis hylas

Neptis hylas
Photo Information
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: 2009-02-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, MacroCloseUp +2
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-29 2:28
Viewed: 3652
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Neptis hylas, sometimes known as the Common Sailer, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has a characteristic stiff gliding flight achieved by short and shallow wingbeats just above the horizontal.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hi Haraprasan,

an very nice image from this beautiful butterfly.
Good composition and details.
Good blurred bg.
Fine colours.


Hi Haraprasan,

this is lovely capture of the Common Sailer. Very nice sharp and clear iamge. V good DoF. Well done! Posting one of my shots of this BF today!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-29 2:59]

Hi Hara,a beautiful gift for the butterflies fans like me,impressive composition whit the usual fanatstic sharpness and an excellent white balance too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hi Haraprasan,
A nicely composed shot of this difficult to photograph butterfly. Such contrasts must be very difficult to capture in your bright sunlight. Nice work.

hello Haraprasan
what a beautiful butterfly and its nice capture. focus, POV and shallow DOF very nice. coloration and diagonal composition also very nice. thanks for sharing. best wishes my friend

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-29 4:17]

Hello Haraprasan.
The open wing pose is very nice.
You have managed lovely detail and texture in the wings.Good lighting and colours.
Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-29 4:23]

Hello Haraprasan,
Very harmonious colors in this butterfly picture. A beautiful species too, this Common Sailer. May be a little bit too much PP work?
Kind regards

Precioso e impactante trabajo haraprasan; a ello contribuyen los
potentes contrastes conseguidos.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Haraprasan, beautiful butterfly on wonderful blurry BG, fine details, fantastic colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Haraprasan. Excellent light's management and stuning detals fot the beauty against the blurred warm BG.


Hello Haraprasan
great shot, lovely colored details, good POV and BG.
Wonderful capture!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-29 6:18]

Hi Nayak,
Excellent photo of this Neptis hylas, TFS!

Hello Haraprasan, great close up shot of this butterfly.
The composition, details and colours are splendid.
TFS and regards,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-29 7:23]

Hi Haraprasan,
Spendid close up.excellent POV,framing and composition.Very well done!
Thanks for sharing..

hello Haraprasan
beautiful picture with good details and super sharpness
greeting lou

Namastay my dearest friend Hara,

Stunning macro capture of this Neptis beauty with great clarity and perfect focus. Delightful composition too.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


This one pops out even in thumbnail HP. Super well seen against the OOF backdrop. A full spectrum shot which might even have given Ansel Adams a hard time.

A stunning macro of this butterfly that I'm rather partial to, HP!
I love the way the colours of this insect stand out against the browns of the BG!
Very well composed shot!

Hola Haraprasan

Preciosa mariposa, es la primera vez que la veo. Perfecta composición y nitidez. Buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi Haraprasan. Beautiful close up capture of this butterfly with super details, POV and composition.
thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hi Haraprasan..Very nice shot..Colors and detail fine.
Well composed.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-30 3:28]

Good viewpoint for this beautiful image of Common Sailor, good one. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-30 3:33]

Hi Haraprasan,
beautifully captured with excellent positioning. How i like seeing the colour contrast of golden background. The colour of the butterfly itself is very attractive and you did very
well in emphasising the existing beauty.
The composition is really striking and outstanding.
well presented view.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-30 8:24]

Hello Haraprasan,
After a day without electricity I'm back now.
Beautiful photo in beautiful light and colours. Good sharpness and an excellent composition. Nice contrasting BG and DOF.

Hello Haraprasan,
This photo has a POV from above, arranged in a very good composition. The diversity of colors and BG lines, generates a considerable visual interest. Another point to highlight is the delicious contrast that has the photo.
Well done MF!, Have a nice day, Regards, Jesús

Hi Haraprasan,
Not sure where you are now, but I miss you MF... You presented a fantastic macro shot here, with beautiful golden color tones and well exposed whites, not to mention the very pleasant composition. The only little mistake I found is the branch oversharpening (there's a white line around it). Otherwise a fascinating job. Congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards, László

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