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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-24 21:06
Viewed: 3077
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN.

This is Mottled Emigrant captured while hopping from one flower to another in my garden. A brief stop and and I managed to get a few shots.

The Mottled Emigrant is the rarest of the three Catopsilia species in Malaysia. Whilst the other two species, the Orange Emigrant (Catopsilia scylla cornelia) and the Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona pomona) are essentially urban butterflies, the Mottled Emigrant is more often found in the fringes of the nature reserves where its host plant, Seven Golden Candlesticks (Cassia alata) is found. However, where Cassia alata is cultivated, it is likely that the butterfly will make its appearance.

The wings of the Mottled Emigrant are greenish white above and the forewing has a black apical border and a black cell-end spot. The underside is of a darker greenish hue and there are numerous reddish brown transverse stripes which give the species a 'mottled' look, hence its common name.



Model NIKON D80
Software Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time 1/320
F-Stop f/22.0
ISO Speed Ratings 100
Focal Length 300 mm
Date Taken 2008-04-18 09:03
Metering Mode Pattern
File Size 158 kb
jusni nasirun 2008

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-24 21:55]

Hi Jusni

Great shot of this butterfly showing, what I suppose, is protective camoflage while it feeds. Good detail and POV.


I like it so much being from a good Nikon and you are using my lens as well...but you have the APO which shows in difference. Very well done Jusni!

Certainly her movement would have attracted you, Jusni, because she would have been difficult to see if she had been stationary.

The sharp details of both the butterfly and the flower petals are stunning!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Jusni,

Good composition. Very good sharpness and great saturated colours.

Abang Jusni,
Ini yang banyak cantik!
perfect size posting to enjoy the real closeness of the butterfly and the flower!
the image is so sharp with vivid colour and superb details
a very fine macro
terima kasih

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-25 1:55]

Hi Jusni,my best compliments beacuse take a perfect pic as your in a yellow ground is very very difficult!! Excellent colours and beautifull details,thanks for the note too,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-25 3:39]

Hello Jusni,
Excellent and real beauty. The yellow of the color in both the object is perfect. Yellow is always bright and your focus and shot has comeout superb. Ganesh

Hi Jusni,
A nice capture of this beautiful mottled emigrant. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-25 4:56]

Hi Jusni,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Mottled Emigrant digging deep indside that charming yellow flower. Superb lighting and exposure and I like the way the yellow colour of the petals reflect on the wings of the butterfly giving them a golden touch. Very neat and sharp image with clear details. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Bellissima composizione a pieno formato, ottimi POV e DOF, buona nitidezza e molto belli e saturi i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hello Jusni,

Another beautiful image from you, nice composition, I like it a lot.


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-25 7:28]

Another fantastic picture, Jusni! Both butterfly and flower are pleasingly beautiful and you captured them with an excellent exposure showing their colors and details in a perfect way. I love the POV and composition.
My compliments and best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-25 10:44]

Hello Jusni,
Excellent contrasting and natural colours in this photo. Great composition and sharpness.

The emigrant and the flower compliment each other perfectly within this nice composition, both in colours and the stances Jusni, the common viewpoint captured both of them from fine angles in excellent focus. Thank you for this beautiful macro-scene my friend.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-25 15:19]

Hello Jusni,
Beautiful shot!
Lovely colors!

hello Jusni

excellent shot of this Butterfly, fine POV, framing and DOF,
excellent saturation of the colours, great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-04 5:39]

hello Jusni
beautiful and interesting butterfly and well close-up
i like composition, POV and colours

Wonderful, i think you need a lot of patience to shot photos like this!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-28 21:16]

Hello Jusni

A lovely butterfly capture.
The colours are vibrant and well saturated.
Excellent focus and sharpness.
The pov and dof are very good.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-07-24 19:41]

Salam Jus,
a great shot of this insect on its daily exercise ...digging the flower.
Well composed and timing must be exciting. to wait and to shoot, to shoooooot and to shooot.
Lovely insect with lovely flower background.


Hi Jusni,

Awesome close-up capture of this mottled emigrant.
Your POV worked well here and the deep DOF just amazing. Exposure looks perfect, there is nice color saturation and excellent focus.
TFS and have a nice day!


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