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Lemon Emigrant(Male) puddling

Lemon Emigrant(Male) puddling
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-14 8:34
Viewed: 1497
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Emigrant or Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona) is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in Asia and parts of Australia. The species gets its name from its habit of migration. Some early authors considered them as two distinct species Catopsilia crocale and Catopsilia pomona.
The upperside of the male is chalky-white, sometimes with a more or less broad and clearly defined basal sulphur-yellow area on both fore and hind wings; this sulphur-yellow colour is at times diffused over the whole surface of the wings, though generally it becomes paler towards the terminal margins. For the fore wing, the whole, or sometimes only the apical half, of the costa narrowly black, this color widened out irregularly at the apex; termen widely black at the apex, the colour narrowed posteriorly. This border in some specimens almost reaches the tornus, in others terminates above vein 4; occasionally it is continued posteriorly by a series of block dots at the apices of the veins. Hind wing: generally uniform, unmarked, some specimens bear minute black dots at the apices of the veins.
Butterfly puddling: In tropical India this phenomenon is mostly seen in the post-monsoon season. This is a phenomenon of adult butterflies drinking fluid containing sodium and other nutrients in and around a wet patch. These adsorbed nutrients also help in producing Pheromone, a chemical released by the male to attract female for reproduction.

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Hello Samiran
Magnificent capture y Friend.Great close,fantastic colours and details.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best wishes

hallo Samiran
super good sharpness and nice details
i like the light and the beautiful colours
thnaks greeting lou

Ciao Samiran, great macro of fantastic butterfly, excellent sharpness, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Impressive details on wifs weft. Excellente contrast good colours indeed.


Very nice capture of this butterfly Catopsilia pomona.
I liked POV, framing, natural colors and details.
Thanks for posting.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-14 14:24]

Hello Samiran,
Excellent photo of this Butterfly, fantastic sharp and colorful details, very good composition,Regards Siggi

Hello Samiran,
There are so many good pictures on the TN website, impossible to comment all of them.
This is particularly true for the numerous macro photos of excellent quality.
I like the serenity of the scene, the butterfly drinking on the ground, the two contrasting colors, the perfect sharpness...

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-14 17:37]

Hello Samiran,
Awesome macro image of this pretty little Common Emigrant. The detail is incredible and the white balance is perfect allowing us to see it's beautiful chalky white colors. I really like the way the foreground and BG are blurred which makes you focus solely on the subject.

Hello Samiran
照的很清楚 很漂亮的蝴蝶 像是淡黃蝶
構圖美麗 謝謝分享

Hello Samiranda,
Excellent colours,clarity and sharp details.

Needle sharp image of an Emigrant mud-puddling, Mr Nandy.
For one thing, this species is plentiful in our country and it makes a very cooperative subject. Superb details on the wings.
Thanks and regards.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-09-15 7:42]

Hello Samiran,
beautiful butterfly,good capture species,regards..

Hello Samiran,
Lookes like a fresh specimen, I liked the point of view, must have been difficult to capture it such low level.tfs

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-15 11:25]

Hi Samiran,
Excellent sharp macro shot in amazing colors.
Perfect composition and blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Nothing common about this photo; awesome detail and a first about "puddling" pheromone's! AMAZING; capture and note TFS!

Fantastic photo Samiran! The composition, the lighting and the sharpness are excellent!

Hi Samiran,
A wonderful macro of this green yellow Pieridae! Super clarity, great details, magnificent DOF/POV, splendid coloration, and beautiful blurred BG. Perfect, my friend, and thanks for sharing!

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-09-28 4:13]

Hi Samiran,
excellent macro of this lovely spicies,
perfect sharpness for amazing details everywhere ,
beautiful natural colors !
Best regards !

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