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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: 2007-04-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-27 2:54
Viewed: 2982
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Palmfly, Elymnias hypermnestra, is a species of satyrid butterfly found in south Asia.

As some other species in the genus Elymnias, the Common Palmfly presents a precostal cell on the hindwings and a hair tuft of androconial scales on dorsal discal cell of hindwings. This butterfly species is dimorphic, males and females do not look alike. Males exhibit black colored upperside forewings with small blue patches and reddish brown color on upperside hindwings, while the females mimic butterfly species of the genus Danaus.

It is found in Peninsular India, sub-Himalayas and southeast Asia.

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Genus: Elymnias
Species: E. hypermnestra

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What a lovely perch for this exotic butterfly, Sumon!
Both the perch and the butterfly are brilliantly captured. Their colours are so very rich.
I think I have seen this species for the first time.
As usual, immaculate focus and composition.
TFS and regards.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-27 3:22]

Fantastic picture quality yet again.
Amazing sharpness with excellent details.
Very good composition aswell.
Beautiful colours and lighting.
Well done Sumon,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-27 3:31]

Hi Sumon

Exceptional focus in this shot. The colours and exposure are great too. Very skillful.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-27 3:38]

the beauty of butterfly and the colours of flowers togheter in a perfect pic,a very nice marriage,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Sumon,
Butterfly looks almost like a leaf.
Well done

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-27 4:06]

Hello Sumon,
this is a clear, sharp and well-exposed picture. Particularly, the wing shape of the butterfly is nicely seen. I think this is a further candidate for my planned Theme 2 on Satyrinae. o.k.?
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Sumon, excellent sharp detail on this Palmfly. The colour is great, especially sitting on this orange flower, but I am most impressed with the detail and texture you've picked up on his wings. Very nicely done.

Thanks, John

Wow..That pops right up off the page..of course it is you. How can one not see it in rhe gallery. It has a bright orange red flasher on it:-) Superior notations. Well studied as is your style.

Hello Sumon,
Beautiful picture of the Palmfly on a very colourful flower. I am happy to see it on a flower rather than on a leaf as i am used to. :)
it's a fine capture with great POV, sharpness, details and colours.

Hi Sumon,
A great capture!
As always, you managed to produce such a colorful image that is so pleasant to look at.
Excellent manage of fill flash, a proper DOF and right focus on the butterfly.
I like very much the magentas and greens seen at the back.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Ciao Sumon,
complimenti per questa magnifica immagine dai colori intensi e naturali.
Messa a fuoco, luminositÓ, composizione: tutto OK!

Hello friend Sumon,
My first encounter of this sort of butterfly which is real beautiful!
good pose with total sharpness, vivid colour and details always
very well done and well seen

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-27 9:52]

Hello Sumon,
The Common Palmfly has a beautiful underside that you have captured with fine sharpness and colour and when composed on this flower the two make an almost violent splash of clour, the flower and the butterfly complementing each other well. Excellent composition and fine neutral BG too.
Well done and thanks!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-27 9:58]

Hello Sumon,
What a beautiful colour combination this pretty orange flower and the brown Palmfly with an interesting wing pattern in beautiful colour. Very sharp details and the grey background makes them really stand out. A beautiful composition too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Lovely capture of this Palmfly Sumon.
Well exposed with good detail and nice colour.
A good clear image.
Well done.

Hi Sumon, elegant butterfly with splendid details and great sharpness, beautiful composition with lovely flower, elegant presentation, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-27 12:35]

Hola Sumon,
buen trabajo,
interesantes colores y tonos,
esplÚndido pov,

Encantadora Sumon. Eres uno de mis fotˇgrafos
favoritos. Tienes un don especial para captar las escenas y los insectos y este es un bello ejemplo.
Abrazo: J. Ignasi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-27 13:00]

Hi Summon.What a colourful shot. The flower id so rich and bright. The butterfly stands out well against the plain BG. good detail and a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-27 13:19]

selam sumon;
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this lovely butterfly well done.
TFS ridvan

interesting specimen
very sharp
nice colours

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-27 22:09]

Hello Sumon,
Today I'm only able to mark your photo
I'm sorry for that, I'll come back later
with a proper critique.. Congratulations
on a fine capture


Hi Sumon,
Wonderful butterfly!
Alive colors and very good sharpness.
Excellent details and POV.
Very pleasant composition.
Well done!
Best wishes,
JosÚ Roberto

Hello Sumon,
Good textures in both subjects!
A pleasant composition and the spot on DOF works nicely...
Amazing colours and details in the butterfly makes this an attractive image to look at!
Pablo -

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-28 5:00]

Hello Sumon, fantastic shot of that colorful flower and a nice butterfly. Sharp, well saturated and great background !

Thanks !


There's something very unusual about this shot but I can't pinpoint it...it's unusual in a good way. :)
WOnderful colors, great bg, dof, pov, and all that...but there's is something else...maybe it's the unusual shapes. I'm not sure. I have to think on it and try to find the right word. But a wonderful wonderful photo!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-28 10:31]

Hello Sumon,
Another photo of great quality. The flower and palmfly are so beautiful and sharp. With a fantastic DOF, composition and BG. Wonderful vivid colours.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-28 20:18]

Hello Sumon

Very good use of flash fill,the colours are vivid and rich.
The clarity is your usual tack sharpness.
The butterfly texture and details are excellent.
nicely composed and presented.


Hi Sumon Da,
A beautiful capture of this palmfly. Did you noticed the small thorny predator beneath. Very nice composition with excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-03 6:47]

Astonishing picture!!! What a marvellous combination of colors and excellent details!
I love the composition and the magnificent presentation.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-07 10:55]

Hi Sumon.
It is really terrific shot of great subject and so great quality. Reproduction of every petal of the flower and every details of the fine butterfly is outstanding. DOF and composition are the best too. My greetings and BRAVO.

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