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Graphium doson

Graphium doson
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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: 2010-10-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-21 1:51
Viewed: 4134
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today not a beautiful photo but a rare one. It is almost impossible get a wings open shot of this species. I was lucky enough to see this much older specimen basking over the terrace. Hope you will like.

The Common Jay (Graphium doson) is a black, tropical papilionid butterfly with pale blue semi-transparent central wing bands that are formed by large spots. There is a marginal series of smaller spots. The underside of wings is brown with markings similar to upperside but whitish in color. The sexes look alike.

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Hi Haraprasan. Super macro capture of this common Jay butterfly.
TFS. Kind regards,

Hello Haraprasan,
Bright colours and very good light
thank you for sharing.
Best Regards, Murat

Namastay my dearest friend Hara,

Awesome capture of this beauty from top POV.
Excellent colours, details and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


Hello Mr.Nayak
very nice shot of this rare b'fly
i never saw blue one

Ciao Haraprasan. Brigh colours and very good light for another beauty!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-21 4:40]

Namastay haraprasan,
When fresh this is a beautiful and spectacular butterfly but even when worn like this one the Common Jay is striking and you have made a fine capture of it with the open wing pose taken with excellent sharpness and natural colours against the contrasting leafy BG.
Thanks for sharing this rare contribution for TN.

Hello Haraprasan,
another great image of butterfly, colors light and details very beautiful. A nice picture, regards, Paolo

Ciao Haraprasan, great capture of rare old Graphium with open wings, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Haraprasan
very nice pose with great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Haraprasan,

wha an very beautiful butterfly with good of sharpness and pov.
fine colours, nice blurred bg.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-10-21 8:58]

Hello Haraprasan,

Nice pose the open wings, this gives a wonderful image.
Splendid colors, excellent placed.
Sharpness and clarity be superb. TFS.

Best regards,

Hi Haraprasan,
Excellent composition and good sharp details.
Best Regards,

Hello Haraprasan,
Waht a specimen!... Congratulaitons!... And colors have awesome quality!... Stunning shot MF!, with the perfect POV!
When you say "not a beatiful photo" in ypur note, you are not taking into account the level of "natural vision" that the picture has ... I think this photo is very good because of that!
Regards, TFS

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-21 10:45]

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent macro of this Common Jay, the details of the wings are superb.Great sharpness and blurred BG, beautifull composition.Best regards Siggi

Hello Haraprasan, wonderful shot of this beautifully coloured butterfly. Nice composition.
TFS and regards,

Hello Haraprasan,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly with nice colours, fine details, excellent sharpmness and POV . Well done!

Hello Haraprasan
i find this shot beautiful, the details are sharp enough, the colors are superb, the pose of the butterfly with wings wide open is perfect too
i like also the green leaves in the BG
Have agood night

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-21 13:26]

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent photo in every aspect. Very beautiful!

Hola Haraprasan

Preciosa mariposa en tonos azules y negros, perfecta composición y agradables contrastes, un POV excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-21 21:48]

Hi Nayak,
Excellent photo of this Butterfly, very good colors and sharpness, TFS!

HP, this is a lovely shot of this busy butterfly which is so difficult ot capture!
very well done, overall!

Bonjour Haraprasan
Une merveilleuse photo que ce Joli papillon,Trčs belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous trčs bons.

Bravo et merci...JP

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-22 5:23]

Hello Haraprasan,
superb catchy colour. The diagonal composition is lively and beautiful.
The non distracting background enhances the view very well.
Well composed shot.


Beauty takes a back seat then HP! Importance is half of what TN is all about. It doesn't have to be full of splendid colour to be a good image with proper notes!

Preciosa especie. Lástima del ligero desenfoque.
Saludos haraprasan.

Dear Haraprasan,
I am delighted you show us a rare photo of this Butterfly with good notes - and do not worry about ''perfect technical aspects''...

I am always amazed, how you "Butterfly" masters identify the animals! Having lived for over 20 years in one of the driest areas of South Africa, virtually without flowers/butterflies - I have to admit - that they all looked to me alike until I became a member of TN!

So thank you very much for showing this interesting animal and working on the notes!

Have a nice evening and good Sunday
Warm Greetings

Hello Haraprasan,
I don't agree with the sentence "not a beautiful photo". For me it is, eventhough the specimen is old. The image, by my opinion, is magnificent with beautiful lights, great sharpness, pose and natural colors. Even the name is "Common Jay", I've never seen this species before (or at least I don't remember) - there's something to learn on TN every day! Tfs the great image and I hope you return to the site soon.
Friendly regards, László

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