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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-07-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-07-25 2:22
Viewed: 710
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
COMMON SAILOR (rare specie in my region)

Neptis hylas, the common sailor, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in the Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia. It has a characteristic stiff gliding flight achieved by short and shallow wingbeats just above the horizontal. For the other butterfly called the common sailor, see Neptis laeta.

Dry-season form - Upperside black, with pure white markings. Forewing discoidal streak clavate (club shaped), apically truncate, subapically either notched or sometimes indistinctly divided; triangular spot beyond broad, well defined, acute at apex, but not elongate; discal series of spots separate, not connate (united), each about twice as long as broad; postdiscal transverse series of small spots incomplete, but some are always present. Hindwing: subbasal band of even or nearly oven width; discal and subterminal pale lines obscure; postdiscal series of spots well separated, quadrate or subquadrate, very seldom narrow. Underside from pale golden ochraceous to dark ochraceous almost chocolate; white markings as on the upperside, but broader and defined in black. Forewing: interspaces 1a and 1 from base to near the apex shaded with black, some narrow transverse white markings on either side of the transverse postdiscal series of small spots. Hindwing a streak of white on costal margin at base, a more slender white streak below it; the discal and subterminal pale lines of the upperside replaced by narrow white lines with still narrower margins of black. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen black; the palpi, thorax and abdomen beneath dusky white.

Wet-season form - Differs only in the narrowness of the white markings and in the slightly darker ground colour and broader black margins to the spots and bands on the undersid

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2017-07-25 2:33]

Uauhh! What a a beautiful species Marius. Great to see it in such a sweet picture. Sharpness, color, composition, light and background are great!

hello Marius
C'est une très belle composition, bonne netteté.
bonne journée

Wonderful point of view, Marius. I have always captured this species found in India with its wings open, so this side view of nether wings is a novelty for me.
Superb DOF that separates the subject beautifully from the bouquet background.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-07-25 9:20]

Hi Marius,but you were in a butterfly garden or in a free place? It's very unusual to see this species in your country! Very lucky meeting and a lovely composition very sharp and bright,great surprise! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Marius, great macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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