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Direitos de Autor: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-06-09
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposição: f/4, 1/250 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2007-09-21 1:38
Visto: 2952
Pontos: 60
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista

This for me is a rare shot of this species. And it gives me immense pleasure to offer this as gift because I know he loves them and is his favourite. Pity that I had to open the pretty wrapping for everyone to see. Sorry Pankaj, should have been a surprise.

There are innumerable posts of this beautiful Common Tiger on TN. Pankaj Bajpai , Ramthakur and a host of others have continuously posted some wonderful shots. Even I have uploaded a few intermittently. But this is different. The body and thorax are red in colour, different from the usual black. Since the day I shot this one I have been trying to find out more about this difference in appearance but have failed. Is it a different species?? Is it a phenomenon of seasonal change which many butterflies are known to go through? Is it a mating season behavioural change?? Is it a male/female difference?? I seek Ivan Kruys’ help here and also of everyone of our learned TNers’ to help in identifying it.

As it has been posted very frequently on TN a lot has already been written about it, hence I choose not to give any details about it and let you spend time reading long notes, instead just enjoy watching it. Shot taken hand-held in cloudy and rainy conditions. Hope you-all like my gift. Please join me in wishing him ALL THE VERY BEST.

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Hi Sumon
Great gift. One great photographer for another great photographer. Beautiful, elegant shot with fantastic buckground (nice contrast, vivid buttefly and light brown buckground) Great DOF and sharpness (sharp antennas) and good composition
Best wishes

My friend Sumon,
Very impressive gift to our friend Pankaj!
excellent composition with super sharpness and details, beautiful colour indeed
well composed and well seen

Hi Sumon,
Excellent capture and beautifully composed. Outstanding detail and color. Very well done.


Beautiful shot and a lovely gift to your friend Sumon.
Up to your usual impeccable standard.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-21 2:53]

Hello Sumon,
a nice gift for Pankaj :)
+++ Very sharp with good detail in the wing. Very good DOF and the pale BG contrasts well the vibrant colours of the butterfly.
--- Nothing :)
A lovely capture.
Well done,

You saved your gift for a special occasion and it was worth the wait. A wonderful gift for Pankaj. I am sure he will appreciate it as much as I do..and am sure others will. Your Masters class in butterflies continues. You are still writing your book!

hello sumon,

Inspite of the opened wrapping this gift came as a surprise for me as this is a special post of this differnt plain tiger and i am very much pleased to receive such a lovely gift from you, thanks a lot for the kind words and the wonderful gift.

regarding the shot i must say that i have never seen a plain tiger with red body and thorax inspite of shooting so many of them, ivan or peter may be able to throw some light on this, once again your sharp observations have resulted in a rare capture of plain tiger which i received in gift. I am honoured .
thanks & warm regards


A truly prized gift for Pankaj on his anniversary as a member of TN, Sumon. I know he loves this butterfly.
The colour tones you have captured in this crisp shot are really remarkable. The dried up curly vegetation makes an excellent perch for the subject and the plain sober BG suits it like the proverbial glove.
Overall a first rate work of art.

Hello Sumon
Very intersting shot of this PlainTiger,
Perfect details ,Bg and composittion,
Nice dedication,Welldone.

Good Luck

Hi Sumon,
Great shot on this common tiger. Sharp image and well exposed. Great pov and composition. I believe this one is a bit different. Normally the head part is black with white dots. Well done picture and tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-09-21 8:22]

Hello Sumon,
What a lovely present for Pankaj!! Superb capture of the Common Tiger in a fine pose. Details are razor sharp and colours beautiful. I love the "mess" in the corner to and the soft background. Very well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

hi sumon!
good macro with nice pov and dof!
really sharp with fine details and
och good exposure!
good work!

Beautiful bright butterfly on an interesting perch. An excellent gift. Well done.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-09-21 10:31]

Hello Sumon,
So beautiful! perfect macro, lovely composition
great POV.. I love the white spots over the butterfly's
body... Well done


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-21 11:16]

Hi Sumon. This is an excellent close up shot of the beautiful butterfly. you have captured the detail and colours at there best.sharp focusing . a nice POV/DOF. very well done TFS. good notes too .

Have a good weekend.

First I have to say - I love that perch! :)
Wonderful curly q's and details.
On the butterfly - great details, perfect focus, great colors...wonderful shot!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-09-21 13:18]

Hi Sumon,

A lovely way to congratulate Pankaj on his milestone. This is beautiful. Lovely butterfly with excellent colors and perfect details. Beautiful composition with a fantastic background.


This beauty looks like an Indian Monarch ;) What a nice specie and capture! This is also a very gentle dedication to our friend Pankaj!

This is an excellent composition with superb colors, details and perfect background; lovely! Thanks!

Esta toma tiene gran fuerza y destaca mucho la mariposa por la luz que parece que emane de ella. Si a esto añadimos una gran profundidad, un excelente fondo, enfoque correcto y buen encuadre, tenemos como resultado una fotografía que a primera vista ya engancha. Enhorabuena Sumon y un saludo:
J. Ignasi

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-09-22 5:24]

Sumon beautiful and lovely dedication. I like the compo and POV. Excellent clarity Ganesh

Hello Sumon,
The colours go so well together and the image is a treat to look at!
A fine point of view and a pleasant composition...
Spotless macro work, great colours and pin sharp details in the pattern of wings!
Pablo -

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-22 12:22]

Hola Sumon,
gran trabajo y bello pov,
detalles y excelente foco...

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-09-22 13:29]
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Hello Sumon,
This is an excellent dedication to Pankaj, a popular and respected TN nature photographer.
Excellent shot that is technically superb.

This is a rare red form of the Plain Tiger. Just as some humans are red-headed, other forms of life can either have a form with a dominance of red pigment or other colours are replaced by red. Generally in lower forms of life it manifests as an aberration and is genetically recessive, as is the case here.
Marvellous contribution!
TFS and best wishes,


Hi Sumon Da,
A very nice gift for Pankaj, he will surely like it. Lovely details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

Sorry :D later.

Hi Sumon, I missed this lovely dedication to our friend Pankaj, I like alot this elegant butterfly with wonderful colors, great details and excellent sharpness, splendid blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Amazing, Magnifiques détails, quelle netteté, tout est tellement net et les couleurs sont superbes.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2007-09-23 23:21]

Hi Sumon,
Lovely capture of this beautiful butterfly. I liked the colors, focus, sharpness, POV and composition a lot. Well done TFS
Best wishes,

bonjour sumon
ho!vraiment tres beau,ce papillon ressemble beaucoup au monarque mais avec de couleurs differentes et plus jolies.
la netetté est bonne,comme la DOF.

Una obra de arte.
Bellos colores y estupendo PoV.
Buen bg y acertada profundidad de campo.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi Sumon,

This is so nice. Very good detail and DOF. You have done this really well.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2008-10-18 3:34]

Hello Sumon,
excellent clarity and superbs sharpness make this shot really brilliant.
Colours well seen and detailed well observed.
You make the butterfly feels so happy and grand as its beauty is well appreciated.


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