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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two, In Tandem With My Muses: Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-14 4:28
Viewed: 5200
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Tiger is for Pankaj Bajpai -- a Plain Tiger enthusiast like me.
I decided to go for vertical orientation while cropping this image. I feel the length of the stalk is crucial to this composition.

Pankaj and I have posted lots of pictures of this typical Indian/Asian butterfly. Any one wishing to know more about it may please go to the posts of this butterfly on the galleries of either of us.

Thanks for looking and regards to all.

uleko, eqshannon, tiklod, jmp, fartash, jaycee, anel, XOTAELE, Silke, Alex99, rakeshgupta has marked this note useful
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Hi Ram,

Wow, what an amazing shot you've taken!!
Perfect angle with nice pose of butterfly. Lovely colours with fine details, excellent POV and blurred BG, very well composed and exposed.
well done and TFS,
Best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-14 5:21]

Hello Ram,
Brilliant composition showing the Plain Tiger in a fine pose on the grass. Great sharpness and beautiful colours against the soft green background. Very nicely cropped too. A lovely sunny shot for Pankaj!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Ram,
Nice composition with this superb butterfly, butiful colors and BG very well done

Very well then. A nice dedicational choice for Pankaj. My Gestalt tells me it is the Kundalini waiting to be awoken in this picture. How do ya like them apples? :-) Fine job Ram.

Hi Ram,
Very nice pose of this butterfly on the grass. Excellent details and beautiful colours. I like your lovely background!!!


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-10-14 7:27]

Hi Ram,
Perfect pov, dof, pose, blurred background and absolutely live, well saturated colours.
TFS and best regards, José M.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-14 7:51]

Hello Ram,
Superb central composition for this POV of this sharp image of a Plain Tiger. I also like tghe way you placed the butterfly below centre. Great OOF natural BG that easily highlights the butterfly and the spray that it is sitting on.
One of your best butterfly shots IMHO
Well done and thanks for sharing this,
All the best,

Hello Ram
Excellent shot of this Plian Tiger ,
Perfect details,composition and BG,
Superb shot, Nice dedication :-)

Good Luck

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-14 8:12]

Hi Ram

A very beautiful capture and a very fitting dedication!
This macro shot is very good and also very aestetic, with this simetrical composition here that seems to work quite great!
The POV is excellent, too and in presents the upper side of this wonderful species wings.
The colors and details are good, while the DOF is simply impeccable!

Bravo and TFS

Hello Ram,

I agree with you about the vertical stalk. This butterfly appears to be undertaking a circus act as it shins ever upward!

Lovely detail and excellent colours! ( The orange of the wings looks quite irridescent!)

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-14 9:53]

The unique composition works very well causing the photo to become more artistic.
+++ Great POV and composition. Sharp with good details. Vivid colours and nice lighting. I also love all the greens and yellows in the BG.
--- Nothing ;)
Well done Ram,

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-14 10:32]

great focus, beautiful colors and contrast
Regards, Dejan

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-14 13:35]

Hi Ram,

I love the vertical composition. You have cropped it just right. Beautiful butterfly with excellent colors and details. Marvelous on the interest looking stalk.


Hi Ram,
I can see why you guys love these butterflies so much, they certainly are amazing. I would love to see this one in my backyard!! Beautiful color Ram, just beautiful. TFS

hello sir,
thanks a lot for this beautiful shot of the plain tiger, though i have posted a lot of shots of this species i am still waiting to post a shot as good as this one, the pov and composition are lovely, the view of open wings is delight to watch,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-10-15 0:35]

beautiful colors. great focus and details on subject. for me, is a little too centered, but is beautiful, indeed. tfs

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-15 5:17]

hello Ram,
Interesting composition, Ram. I think that very often it brings some plus to the composition to take some distance to the subject. I like also here the colour-contrast and the beautiful blurred background. Beautiful shot.
Thanks and best regards

Una imagen muy fina, con buenos detalles e iluminación. Colores equilibrados y un excelente bg.
Saludos, JL.

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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-15 11:40]

Hi Ram,
Nice symetry and color.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-15 16:09]

Very clean clear composition with superb colours, I love the symmetricality of this one.

Hi Ram, splendid butterfly with wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-18 10:52]

Hi Ram.
I like your strong vertical composition. The pictured scene is really amazing. Beautiful richly coloured butterfly on so nice ear at impressively coloured and blurred BG is looked greatly. Technically shot is executed perfectly too. Bravo and TFS.

Hello Ram,
Happy and Prosperous Diwali to you and your family. It is was a pleasure to find you on TN with so great contents. Very good placement of the the subject in the frame. It really gives nice concentration on the subject.

Thanks for sharing these beautiful images.

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