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The Common Emigrant

The Common Emigrant
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4, 30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Chattisgarh
Theme(s): Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above, Butterflies By pankaj Bajpai, Butterflies of India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-02 21:21
Viewed: 4208
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wish you all a very happy & colourful HOLI.

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.

The species has pale and dark morphs in Australia. The form crocale has the antennae black and the form pomona has the antennae pinkish or red. The development of these forms has been linked to photoperiod and temperature during growth.

Upperside male: 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. Fore wing: the whole, or sometimes only the apical half, of the costa narrowly black, this colour 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 occasionally it is continued posteriorly by a series of block dots at the apices o£ the veins.

Female upperside: ground-colour varies as in the male, but sometimes it is chalky white at the bases of the wings, with the terminal margins more or less broadly sulphur-yellow. Fore wings always with a round, occasionally quadrate, black discocellular spot variable in size; in some specimens the costa is black only towards the apex of the wing, in others broadly black throughout and opposite the apex of cell so widened out as to touch the discocellular spot.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-02 22:56]

Hello Pankaj

Well done! It looks very similar to some of the sulphurs we have here in Canada.Very good POV and DOF.The texture of the leaves is almost 3D.Nicely composed and framed.Another beauty.TFS


Hi Pankaj,
what an excellent looking butterfly.The colours are just the thing for my winter weary eyes.This photo has great details and the field of depth is great.TFS. Bob

Love the watchful pose of this colourful butterfly. The composition and framing are great...
Well captured....

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-03-02 23:51]
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Hi Pankaj

Brilliant macro work with this great shot of the underwing of this beautiful common or lemon emigrant. The rich colours are quite a draw card, even on the thumbnail. Once I’ve opened the file the next thing to strike me was the amazing details you've captured. It looks like that lovely composite eye has actually got a pupil at the centre and it’s amazing how the colour line on the head actually follows through, throughout the eye.

The composition is excellent and the colouration of the border and titles compliments the photo. The DOF was perfect for the shot and the BG makes the butterfly stand out quite nice.

Great work and TFS.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-03-03 1:22]

Hello Pankaj,
again you show a beautiful butterfly picture from your collection. Colours and focus are excellent. Background noise is a bit disturbing.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-03 2:01]

Hello Pankaj,
Fine capture in your Emigrant butterfly series with good detail and composition. The butterfly itself is sharp against a bokeh BG. The whole shot seems to have an interesting emrald green tone.
TFS and best wishes,

Nice close up, Pankaj!
Excellent light, colors and sharpness.

Hi Pankaj, wonderful green butterfly, great sharpness and lovely details, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

bonjour pankaj
celui-ci ressemble au colias crocea mais avec des couleurs differentes,bon POV et DOF.
bien detaillé.

Hola Pankaj
Preciosa imagen, excelentes la texturas y nitidez conseguidas, enhorabuena. Un cordial saludo

Great image from your previous shoot, Pankaj.
Wonderful point of view, sharp focus and colours.
Still undecided about the new camera? Take your time and don't do anything in a hurry.
All the best.

Hi dear pankaj ,
great details with nice colours.
well composed .
sharpness and light are excellent.
well done

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-03 6:41]

Hi Pankaj,
Awesome details and colours and a well balanced composition and attractive compositin.
Are blue aread in leaves reflections?
TFS, José M.

Bonjour Pankaj
Félicitations pour votre assiduité avec ce joli papillon.
Le cadrage est sympathique belle couleurs et jolis détails. .
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hi Pankaj
Great macro shot. I like the colours,composition and details.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-03 9:41]

Hi Pankaj.
Your butterfly photo, as usual, is amazing. Common species but how well you have pictured it. I especially like your outstanding DOF. Separation of the main subject from impressive BG is extremely exact. Illumination and details of the butterfly and leaves at FG are fantastic too as well as the composition and cropping. Bravo. Perfect done.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-03-03 12:45]

Hello pankaj,

Great picture of this butterfly.
Great color and background - showing its camouflage.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-03 17:02]

Hi Pankaj.
Great macro of this common emigrant with fine sharp details.Well composed,very nice POV and very good DOF.I like perfect sharpness and beautiful colors.Well done,TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-03-04 0:59]

Pankaj, you keep on doing great with your macros.

Excellent colors and composition. I like pov too, as well as the note.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-03-04 10:35]

Hi Pankaj,
A really great and exquisite presentation of this beautiful butterfly to become acquainted with through your good work! I like especially the shimmering greens that blend so harmoniously with the yellowish body colours. Your note also gives a very good description and interesting knowledge. Thank you very much for this valubable contribution!
With best regards,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-04 15:40]

Hi Pankaj

Another great attachment to your expensive butterfly collection.
This too is a splendid shot!
I really like the extremly sharp details here and also all the very well visible textures.
The DOF is also impeccable and it blurres everything behind the b-fly wonderfully.
The natural colors are lovely and very well saturated and the exposure is spot-on.
Beautiful close-up and charming composition.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-05 3:27]

Hola Pankaj,
bello trabajo,
detalles y compo genial,
colores y pov, excelentes, saludos

bonjour Pankaj,

très belle macro de ce papillon, bonne composition et couleurs superbe netteté bravo


Hi! Very sharp and detailed. The butterfly camouflages with the leaf. Very well taken. Nice composition.

yes, i have been a little busy with school. But i hope that i can find some more time for TN :) I miss it and all the people's pics here.


Hello Pankaj.

Beatiful image, nice Colour and original.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

Hi Pankaj,
Beautiful butterfly picture. Colours and focus are excellent.


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