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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *2, Butterflies of India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-21 2:41
Viewed: 4530
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After I got over my frustrating problems with my system and the internet I had to leave town for a couple of days. And it seems like eternity. TN has been such an intoxicating affair that the first thing I do on returning back is upload this beauty with its proboscis curled up. I had been stalking this one for quite some time and as the butterfly is not so gorgeous as far as colours go I wanted to capture it differently, in an exclusive pose. I find this interesting enough as it displays its proboscis in an enchanting manner. Hope everyone enjoys it. Shot taken hand held in cloudy and rainy conditions.

The Mottled Emigrant , Catopsilia pyranthe is a medium sized butterfly of the Family Pieridae found in South Asia, Southeast Asia and parts of Australia.

The host plants of the species include Cassia species such as C. fistula, C. javanica, C. garrettiana, C. bakeriana, C. auriculata, Senna alata, Crotalaria spp., Ormocarpum cochinchinense, Sesbania spp. and Colocasia.

The development period from egg to adult is 22 to 29 days allowing up to 11-12 generations a year.

CaterpillarLarva: "Long, somewhat depressed, rough, green, with a white lateral line and above it a black line more or less conspicuous, formed by minute black shining tubercles. In short, this larva in very like a big specimen of a Eurema hecabe".

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Catopsilia
Species: C. pyranthe

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Hi Sumon
Beautiful shot. Perfect composition and colors. Good sharpness great buckground.
I like it very much
Best wishes

Great details and colors, very good composition with the diagonal lines of the branch and the upper side of the butterfly wings that create a triangular game.

Well done.

Nice bright blue flowers and a perfect pose of the butterfly. Excellent image. Well done.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-21 3:07]

Hi Sumon,
fantastic clarity and detail, lighting looks to be very natural and the colours beautiful. Your POV is excellent, the curled up proboscis adds a certain something extra here. Very good work, well seen.

Hi Sumon Da,
Welcome back. Hope your trouble regarding system and net is finally over. This capture in my view is a great piece of art work of nature. how beautiful it looks while looking the butterfly's curled proboscis. Truly Excellent photography. Thanks a lot for sharing.

je ne regrette pas d'avoir regarder la galerie, car ton image eqst splendide, pleine de détails , des couleurs superbes et tres nettes, un travail de toute excellence sur un bg parfaitement flou, félications++++ amicalement

Hi Sumon,

This is a super macro shot; I like it a lot. Very nice detail on the wings. I also like the composition. Well done.


My friend Sumon,
It's nice to see your posting with such a beautiful butterfly, my compliment towards this outstanding captured in perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details!
very well composed and well seen always

Hi Sumon,
Very good macro-shot, lovely composition with nice colors very well satured, good shot !!!

What a great beauty you are showing us here today again Sumon.
Perfect square composition with the crossing diagonal lines of the butterfly and the flower.
Greatly seen and excecuted.
Technically excellent image with great sharpness and exposure.
Colors,contrast and details are very beautiful.
Thanks for sharing and the very good note.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-21 4:30]

Hello Sumon,
You are really a lucky person. Butterflies pose for you in the best attitude and land on most beautiful flowers. Here again a wonderful composition. And sharpness is like always perfect.

hello sumon,
nice capture, the flowers and the butterfly has been captured with great sharpness and lovely colours, nice point of view, beautiful composition,
tfs & regards

What detail...PERFECT sharpness/focus. Love the curl of the proboscis and the details in the eye. Everything is so clear!
Great diagonal created by the flower.
This goes into the favorite folder. :)

Hi Sumon,
Simply splendid!
Exuberant colors, very good sharpness and contrast.
Excellent composition, POV and details.
Well done!
My best regards!
José Roberto

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-21 7:16]

Hello Sumon,
What a come-back!! - An outstanding capture of a Mottled Emigrant in profile on a bright blue flower! Excellent DOF and I love the proboscis rolled up and the sharpness of the eye, the antennae and all the rest! Most impressive and very nicely composed too.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-21 7:29]

Hi Sumon

Excellent composition with great detail and colour.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-21 7:32]

Hi Sumon,
a great shot of this butterfly.
I love the curled up proboscis.
Sharp with excellent detail.
Well done,

Wow! I love the color blue and it is so rich here Sumon. With the butterfly almost a pastel, this make for a great composition.


Excellent picture with superb details. The blue Jamaican per blue flower with a direction space in the POV make this a beautiful picture to watch
Goutham R

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-21 9:51]

Hi Sumon.This is an excellent shot of the of the butterfly. you have captured the details so well. with good colour and sharp focusing.a nice POV/DOF. very well done TFS. good notes too.

Hello Sumon really outstanding shot the detail and colour contrast is superb perfectly composed tfs rgds Necip - adding to fav

Hi Sumon,
Enviable sharpness! And a really lovely composition... Congrats! Marta

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-08-21 12:36]

Awe! Enough said! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-21 13:22]

Hello Sumon,
Nice to hear that your system is back in good working order.
This shot of a Mottled Emigrant is superb in every way: sharpness, lighting, colour, composition with the diagonally placed stem and blue flowers, natural BG - everything! The clear curled tongue an extra bonus.
The real 'kudos' touch!
Well done and TFS!

Très belle prise de vue

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-21 13:56]

Wow! The colours and details are simply fabulous here and the diagonal composition is perfect

Hello Sumon,
A most ttractive diagonal composition!
The details and quality of the butterfly makes it really pop, 3D indeed, amazing!
Excellent colours and textures, very well done as always!
Pablo -

Another superb composition/image with fine focus detail, POV, DOF, color and light.
Your time spent proved very fruitful Sumon!

bonjour sumon
oh merveilleux!!!
j'adore ce profil qui nous laisse parfaitement voir la trompe.la netteté est parfaite sur tout le papillon et l'oeil ressort vraiment tres bien.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-22 0:28]

Hi Sumon,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly with fine POV, composition, colors, focus and details. TFS
Best wishes,

Hola Sumon,
Preciosa imagen de bella composición, sobresalientes la nitidez y textura alcanzada, la luz y colores son magníficos, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

Hi Sumonda,
What a beautiful and excellent shot,superb composition and great pov,lovely colours and good lighting.
very well done.

Hello Sumon,
Your 108th post ... a very auspicious number!
The colours might be subtle but the patterns and detail are wonderful.
I just love that blue flower too.
This really is a superb shot,up to your usual very high standard.
Excellent work !

Hello Suman,
Superb image...
Light, colours, compo, butterfly, sharpness and so forth are just outstanding!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-22 11:42]

Hi Sumon

This is such a pretty image. The details captured are stunning. I love that curled up proboscis and the veins on the wings really stand out. The diagonal branch makes a nice composition. Focus, light, POV and DOF are all excellent



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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-22 12:55]

selam sumon, excellent shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-08-22 14:30]

Hi Sumon,
WOW!! Excellent exposure. Vivid color and great focus. Outstanding POV against a fine BG. Exceptionally well done.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-22 20:47]

Hello Sumon

A superb image of this mottled emigrant.The clarity is amazing.The focus is razor sharp with wonderful detail.The colours are well saturated,the blue is striking.The POV and DOF are excellent.The composition is beautiful.Great job.TFS


FANTASTICA Sumon. La buena profundidad muestra todos los detalles. La impresión general es el realismo de esta fotografía que a pesar de ser todo su cuerpo de tonos similares,claros y difíciles de captar, has conseguido mostrar perfectamente todas las texturas bien diferenciadas. De las mejores fotos que he visto últimamente en TK. Enhorabuena y un saludo:
J. Ignasi Tejedor

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-25 14:49]

Hi Sumon,
Outstanding exposure and light! You've got a lovely texture on the wings and a beautiful colours. Great pose,pov,dof and background. Proboscis capture is really good!
TFS, José M.

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