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|COMMON SAILOR (rare specie in my region)|
I MEET THIS SPECIE AGAIN IN A FOREST NEAR MY HOME TOWN. IN THE WORKSHOP I POST 2 PHOTOS TAKEN FROM ANOTHER POV.....
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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Ciao Marius, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
une magnifique prise de ce papillon aux couleurs et détails intéressants, bonne netteté.
- [2017-07-31 11:15]
Hi Marius,another post dedicated to this rare and fantastic beauty!!! Lovely main pic and 2 wonderul WS,especiallu the open wings one,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Pretty good capture at mid day, Marius. The shadow of the butterfly shows the sun is overhead.
Dark BG highlights the subject very well.
- [2017-08-01 21:42]
You had some challenging light to deal with, but managed quite well all the same. You were fortunate to capture three wonderful photos of a butterfly not common in your region. The focus is very sharp, giving us a great look at its beautiful wing markings and unique body features. Nicely composed image of this lovely specimen.
Excellent focus on such small butterfly, Marius. Well captured and quite well managed BG. Good exposure on its wing too. Bit small in the frame and in my test too much BLANK SPACE. I like to frame it tightly :-)