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Common Jay

Common Jay
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Copyright: arun tp (aruntp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S 1800
Exposure: f/8, 1/140 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-12 0:12
Viewed: 2387
Points: 22
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Name : Common Jay
Scientific Name : Graphium Doson

The Common Jay (Graphium doson) is a black, tropical papilionid butterfly with pale blue semi-transparent central wing bands that are formed by large spots. There is a marginal series of smaller spots. The underside of wings is brown with markings similar to upperside but whitish in color. The sexes look alike.

It is widespread and common throughout Southeast Asia, including lower elevations in Sri Lanka and Southern India, Eastern Ghats, Satpuras, Bengal and Assam, and the Himalayan foothills. The species is however scarce in southern Honshū, Japan.

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Hi Arun,
Very interesting b-fly species. The white dots on his wings seem like lost details - but the flowers clearly show there wasn't any overexposion at all. Nice composition, great job. Congrats and tfs.
Best regards, László

Ciao Arun, great macro of fascinating butterfly, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

It is great to have a good focus of this fast moving butterfly. Lately, I tried several times and never able to get close enough to take a picture. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Hi Arun,
beautiful butterfly & excellent work
Best regards, Ferran

Hello Arun,
fine capture of this butterfly with good composition and nice sharpness. I especially like its pose and the natural colours.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-12 7:50]

Hello Arun,
I've got Jays in my garden but that are birds.
Very beautiful photo in good sharpness and natural colours. Nice DOF, POV and composition.

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2011-11-12 12:47]

Hi Arun, Nice pic butterflies are interesting.Good work.CALEB

Hi Arun,
nice and interesting photo. Amazing colours. Quite good sharpness.
Excellent composition.
Have a nice Sunday,

very beautiful butterfly run, congratulations for the picture,

ciao, tino

Hi Arun,

The flowers are helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Common Jay butterfly. The afternoon light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


amazing square,good lihgt and composition, I've liked it....

Hello Arun.
I always like the shape of the wing of Jay family. This is very nice shot with excellent sharp details.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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