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Good Bye 2007 Welcome 2008

Good Bye 2007 Welcome 2008
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/2048 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Happy New Year 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-31 5:26
Viewed: 3234
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Common Sailer Neptis hylas is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has a characteristic stiff gliding flight achieved by short and shallow wingbeats just above the horizontal.

Dry-season form - Upperside black, with pure white markings. Fore wing discoidal streak clavate, 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, each about twice as long as broad; postdiscal transverse series of small spots incomplete, but some are always present. Hind wing: 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. Fore wing: interspaces 1 a 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. Hind wing 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 underside.

This species has been observed to make sounds whose function has not been established.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Genus: Neptis
Species: hylas
Binomial name: Neptis hylas

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-31 5:38]
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Hi My friend. What a wonderful picture to end this year. Bright colours and fine detail . A nice POV and to think you took this in December well done TFS.

A Happy New Year To You.

What a beautiful New Year composition Haraprasan, your unique POV gave this Neptis a cross-eyed look! It is not easy to take "contra lumiere" photos, but your fill-in flash illuminated the underparts of the b-fly perfectly. TFS and a happy new year to you too.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-31 5:53]
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Hello Haraprasan,
a nice greeting from you showing the butterfly in a peculiar and particular light. I hope to meet you and your pictures in and for the next year here at TN - that is in a few hours only.
All the best wishes for you and your family,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-31 5:59]
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A very happy new year to you too Haraprasan, thanks you for sharing all your wonderful images and helping to teach me more about nature through them. I love this one, the sun is very well placed, as is your beautiful butterfly.
Happy new year!

Hi Haraprasan, thanks for this lovely greetings card with a beautiful butterfly in splendid pose, superb light, very well done, again HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Haraprasan,
una foto eccellente per festeggiare l'arrivo del nuovo anno.
Grazie per le belle immagini che condividi ogni giorno con tutti noi.
Ti auguro un sereno e felice 2008.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-12-31 6:39]
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Hi Haraprasan

Thanks for your good wishes and for this lovely image. With appreciation for all the other wonderful postings you shared with us throughout the year and may there still be loads and loads of the same for the coming year.

As the New Year dawns...
may it open up more opportunities for you,
lead you unto the path of continued success,
happiness & good health.

Take time to enjoy God's creation and live life to the full.

A wonderful 2008 for YOU and your loved ones.

Best regards

Hi Haraprasan,

Great shot of this beautiful Bf from the bottomside
i have never seen this side of this beauty before
lovely composition with superb lighting and fine details

Happy and Healty 2008
TFS Thijs

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-31 7:04]
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Hello Haraprasan,
What a fabulous composition you've chosen for the New Year. Excellent POV and wonderful sharpness and colours. Many thanks and I wish you all the very best for the New Year and hope you continue sending us your lovely captures!

Hello Haraprasan,
Wish you a very happy 2008.
Extraordinary point of view...TFS

One of the best Happy New Year card,fantastic colours and beautifull background,thanks and best whishes for a happy 2008,Luciano

Hello my friend,
Thank you so much for the new year greeting in such a beautiful posting!
your great works always much appreciated during the year07!
sincerely wishing you and family too

It appears to be sending me the greetings straight from his head!!! And what a fine presentation as well. Thanks you too and may you be Blessed in the coming year with many good images...

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-31 11:35]
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Hi Haraprasan,

What a beautiful picture for your New Year's wishes. The colors are extraordinary. The pose of the butterfly is wonderful showing. Superb details to show off the markings. Fantastic composition. I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.


Hello Haraprasan,

Happy new year!

Great image to usher out the old, and bring in the new Haraprasan.
Thank you for a year of great shots :)
Happy New Year!

GREAT PIECE OF ART my dear dear friend, Harprasan.
And a WONDERFUL new year to you & yours.
Mario who is still in 2007 (6:35pm 2007).

Happy New Year to you and your family, HP!

You have created an impressive greetings message with your lovely picture of a Common Sailer.
Thanks and all the best.

Hi Haraprasan,
A very good capture of this butterfly to end the year!
I like the upwards POV and the good details got on the insect.
Wish you a very Happy New Year and all the best to you and your family.
Warm regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-01 12:28]

Hello Haraprasan,
Incredible beautiful photo. Light, colours and sharpness are amazing. Excellent use of flash and composition.
I wish you a very good (photografic) and healthy 2008,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-02 1:39]
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Dear Haraprasan
With this amazing and splendid shot of this beautiful butterfly that you captured so perfectly I want to take the opportunity to thank you for all the great moments enjoying your marvellous pictures and your pleasant comments. I hope to keep enjoying with a lot more from you during the coming year.
Have a great Night and may 2008 will bring you great moments and lots of Happiness!!
With my best wishes


Gorgeous details - love the face of the butterfly.
Great background - beautifully composed.

Sencillamente: IMPRESIONANTE !!

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