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The Junonia Lemonias

The Junonia Lemonias
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2008-07-26
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposição: f/22, 1/50 segundos
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): my work [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2008-08-07 6:52
Visto: 4526
Pontos: 48
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
I am trying a lot of landscpae photography with little success but macro remains the first love of photography and whenever i get a chance to shoot macro i really enjoy it.

In my recent trips i have totally avoided shooting macro as i was using wide angle lens most of the time and missed some good macro from the forests. The humid weather, dust and intermitent showers prevented me to change the lens. Anyway lantana bush are grown and butterflies are seen sipping nectar and i hope to get some good shots.

The Lemon Pansy Junonia lemonias is a common nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It is found in gardens, fallow land, and open wooded areas.Source : wikipedia

This shot has been captured with Nikon D 80 along with Sigma 70/300 apo dg macro lens in macro mode. The tripod was used. This butterfly was resting on the wall of the building. Resizing and framing done for final presentation.

critiques and comments are most welcome.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-07 6:57]

Hi Pankaj,
Great shot of this beautiful Junonia Lemonias,
superb sharpnes showing fine details
Excellent POV, DOF and colors

TFS Siggi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-08-07 7:51]

Hello Pankaj,
I understand what you mean in your note - macro photography is great as there is more to see and photograph around you. For a really good landscape you mostly need to be out early or late in the day and the light must be right and the view worthwhile! It is very hard but great when you succeed!
Anyway, this is an excellent macro of the Lemon Pansy in beautiful natural colours and great sharpness. It stands out against the wall as if I could touch it!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Hi Pankaj,
This is sooo sharp! What a beautiful capture of this beauty! Honestly, I think that a natural background could be nicer but this remains a superb shot with good composition and exposure. Thanks a lot!

Well honesty Pankaj, I know you enjoy learning from others and trying different techniques but when it all boils down to the core...you are truly a magnificent close in imager of nature..and you have the most experience in this area which always shows in your positively correct settings and presentations such as this one!

Hi, Pankaj,

this is so beautiful - the Junonia Lemonias and the photo as a whole. excellent details, composition, colours... thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-08-07 9:26]
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hi pankaj, no doubt that you have done very good work here. the specimen is superbly fresh and very well captured. but i always prefer to shoot these species in its natural sorroundings only.

merhaba Pankaj,
mimikri çok güzel (baykuş takliti)

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-07 9:32]

Hi Pankaj,

I really enjoyed your landscapes but it's wonderful to see a new macro from you. This Lemon Pansy is magnificent. The wing markings are beautiful with rich colors and excellent details. I love the diagonal position - wonderful composition.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-07 9:50]

Hi Pankaj.
Blameless shot of a very beautiful butterfly. Diagonal composition, exactness of reproduction of colour pattern and texture of the wings and all other features of the insect are so impressive. I like wall, its colours and texture as a BG. Very proper combination. My best wishes and TFS.

Doesn't it just drive you nuts when you decide to take one lens and then see lots of possibilities for a different lens. It can be so aggravating. Then carrying around all that extra gear gets too heavy. Dilemma, dilemma!

This is a nice "textbook" image of this butterfly. It is sharp, shows lots of detail and you chose a very uncluttered composition.

Evelynn : )

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-07 10:41]

Hola amigo,
macro estupenda, foco y color...
agradable captura amigo.
saludos Pankaj

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2008-08-07 10:54]

Hello Pankaj!

I'm glad that you love macro and you show us your excellent work! Very exotic butterfly perfectly captured - detailed, sharp and colorfull. BG is slightly strange, but it underline main subject very well.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6179 W: 89 N: 15296] (64038)
  • [2008-08-07 16:04]

Hi Pankaj,welcome back in the butterflyìs world and thanks for share so perfectly this incredible beauty,this pic no need comment,it's a great work,have a nice day,Luciano

Witaj Pankaj!
Exquisite butterfly. Well visible details. Natural colours. Brown butterfly is not easy to show of details, and You this be able to.
It congratulates and I greet - Roma

Wonderful shot. Great POV with perfect sharpness, superb colour and details on this beauty!
Best wishes,

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-08-08 2:58]

Hi Pankaj,

Again another beautiful butterfly from you, in challenging POV where you've shown good details through out the wingspan. Light wall BG adds good contrast in diagonal composition.
Thanks for sharing.

Dear Pankaj,
I had been watching your work on this website. Your clicked photographs are very sharp with great details of the subject. They trail excellent photographer's note too. This macro of Junonia lemonias is one of the finest examples of your work on TNs high standard of appreciation podium.
Regards-Subhash Ranjan

Preciosa Pankaj, digna de estar en cualquier guía de categoría !! La mariposa, con esos marrones y sus contrastes es muy bella y creo que la captaste muy bien. No la conocía.
Saludos: J. Ignasi Tejedor.

Ciao Pankaj,
bellissima macro di una bellissima farfalla, eccellenti POV e composizione diagonale con un ottimo BG neutro che mette in risalto i magnifici colori, ottima definizione.
TFS. Maurizio

Hello my friend Pankaj,
Delighted to see you are back again with the usual fine work of macro from you!
Captured real well on this beautiful Lemon Pansy from a top view to have the best sharpness, good colour and details on the subject!
well done and take care
friend Tony

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-08-08 18:49]

Hello Pankajda, superb shot and brilliant. Just superb amazing and great. The open wings with the colors and the markings. Am just loving it.. Ganesh

Superb macro with your 70-300mm, Pankaj.
There is not even the slightest scope to go nit picking on this picture.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Pankaj. The tools are identical to mine right down to the filter.You are one up here because you are using something absolutely necessary but I am too lazy to lug it around. The tripod works wonders here. The markings are exceptionally sharp and you have framed it well in very good perspective. Excellent post and very well done. Regards. Jusni

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-08-12 22:39]

The textures and details are amazing! I love the rich colors and perfect exposure!

Hi Pankaj,
Beautiful exemplar.
Best regards,

Hi Pankaj. I can almost feel the texture to this. A very clear and detailed shot. I love the two tone brown colours. As good a shot as it gets. TFS Trevor

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