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My 300th Post

My 300th Post
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-15 3:37
Viewed: 3521
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Todat I am posting my 300th image at Treknature and again its a butterfly. On 21st of this month i will be completing my 2nd year at TN.

The journy from posting the first image to 300th has been a very rewarding one for me. It has given me many good friends across the globe and has also helped me to a great extent in learning what photography is all about. I have never learned so much which this site and my friends here have helped me in learning about nature and capturing it on media. It has also given me a new way to look at and love nature.

Thanks a lot to all you dear friends for all the love , guidance and support.

My First Post

My 100th Post

My 200th post

The butterfly posted here is The plain tiger butterfly which has been posted here at TN so many times but still is my favourite butterfly. I got a unusual pov in this shot and too some shots. the uniform bg is result of a nearby wall.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Aaltjie: thanks a lotpankajbajpai 1 09-15 05:02
To scshekar: thanks a lotpankajbajpai 1 09-15 05:01
To nagraj: thanks a lotpankajbajpai 1 09-15 05:01
To uleko: opps its 2nd yearpankajbajpai 1 09-15 04:52
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hi pankaj,
congrats! good selection of this plain tiger. nice viewpoint and got the colors right. just elegant image. tfs.

Hi Pankaj,

Nice POV,its always better to look at in differnt perspectives , good one and congrats for your 300th picture. TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-15 4:38]
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Hello Pankaj,
Wow, 300 already and soon 3 years on TN - congratulations! This is a wonderful post showing the underside of the Common Tiger from a nice POV. Excellent sharpness and lovely colours that stand out against the grey background. Well done!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

EXCELLENT shot!!! Very well captured, clear and sharp. Rich in autumn colours.
Congratulations on your 300th posting.
You most certainly have some beautiful images in your gallery and this one is no exception. Just perfect! Bravo.
Warmest regards

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-15 5:05]

Hello Pankaj, superb macro of this butterfly! Also congratulation on your 300th post. TFS this and previous ones.

Hello Pankaj,

Congratulations for your 300th picture. I like your choice of POV in this picture. Great sharpness. Wonderful colours.

Hi Pankaj!

Congratulations for the 300th posting. And many thanks for your precious contributions to this community. I hope that you will be present for a long time to come and i am looking forward to seeing many other beutiful pictures like this and all the previous ones.

Kind regards


Hi Pankaj Da,
An excellent capture to celebrate your 300th post mark. CONGRATULATIONS for that. Very well composed image of this beautiful plain tiger with a nice smooth background and superb details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Congratulations, my friend Pankaj, for your splendid 300th post on TN, fantastic butterfly by uniusual POV, fine details and great sharpness, perfect focus with wonderful blurry BG, I like a lot, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-15 6:52]

Hello Pankaj,
Congratulations on your 300th post. And it's a beauty! Splendid clear colours and an original POV. Very sharp. Good composition.
Up to the next 300!
Kind regards,

Hi Pankaj
Beautiful photo for a special occsion. Congratualtions!! Nothing to critique here, perfect homogenous background, great sharpness, fantastic unusual POV great set of colors - vivid butterfly VS grey background.
I hope to see more great shots in your gallery soon
Very best wishes

Most honoured congratulations on this milestone marker Pankaj. You are and remain a humble man of great talent, yet your cup is never too full as not to learn. when I first came here I had an ego problem:-) Now I realized that I have learned more here as in images and people and combination thereof...than any other time I can remember in photography. TN is a Masters Class!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-15 7:43]

Congratulations Pankaj!
You celebrate the occasion of your 300th posting with an excellent and most appropriate open-wing capture of a Plain Tiger taken from underneath.
The technical qualities are excellent and the composition on the white flower nice to view.
Well done my friend and thanks for sharing this beauty. I look forward to seeing many more from you, be it butterflies or landscapes.
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-15 9:33]

Hi Pankaj,

Congratulations on your 300th beautiful post. It has been a delight seeing your wonderful photos. I love this Common Tiger - how unusual to see it behind the flower. Beautiful colors, razor sharp details and a lovely composition. Here's to the next 300!


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-15 10:04]

Hello Pankaj,

You are showing a very fine portret of the butterfly. There is an unusuall POV giving an interesting perspective over the butterfly. You have well chosen the DOF showing good sharp details over the whole insect.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-15 10:26]

Hello Pankaj!

Big congratulations!

Very good picture to celebrate such anniversary. I especially like POV. One of few pictures with such POV on TN. clear, sharp and colorfull.

Hello Pankaj.
Beautiful butterfly with vivid coloration!
Excellent contrast and framing.
Very pleasant composition; interesting POV.
Congratulations for great work!
José Roberto

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-15 11:14]

Hello Pankaj,
Congratulations for your 300th picture.
Marvelous butterfly of nature, stunning details and colors with wonderful dof.
Very nicely composed an presented
Best regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-15 12:15]

Hi Pankaj.Firstly congratulation on 300 posting and then soon 2 years i am sure if like me you will have enjoyed it. This is a fine close up of the beautiful butterfly , which you have captured with fine detail and bright colours. well done TFS.

hi Pankaj,
a point of view that use too to catch butterflies, fine detail and focus

best sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-15 16:05]

Hi Pankaj,nothing better to celebrate the 300th pic!!! It's a georgeous work!!! My best compliments,surely one of your best on TN,thanks a lot for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi pankaj.
Amazing shot with its wings out each side of the plant and head over the top. Stunning light and flash exposure used to show pin-sharp detail and colour.
Congrats on 300 postings.

Hi Pankaj,
I had to comment on this inspite of my hectic schedule :-). This picture is as good as your best pic and its a nice way to celebrate your 300th post. You have been an inspiration to many , fine photographer and nice friend to have.I wish you all the best and i'm sure you will continue to treat us with these gems!
Goutham R

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-15 22:37]

Hi Pankaj,
CONGRATULATIONS on your 300th post and we all wish to see many many more from you. It has been my pleasure to see your posting and to know you as a person.
This is an outstanding shot and you show a fabulous perspective here. Lovely colours and details and the image is tack sharp. I have tried to get around it on so many occasions but failed but you did a fantastic work here. The wall serves as a fine BG too. Thanks for sharing this great image.

Hearty congratulations of reaching the significant landmark of 300 posts up on TN, Pankaj!
You have made a valuable contribution to TN through the sizable body of your quality pictures in less than two years and grown from strength to strength as a gifted nature photographer.
Your 300th post is brilliant in terms of innovation. From this POV, we get to see a Plain Tiger with our necks craned up. The details and colours on the wings are fabulous.
The plain grey BG does wonders to the main subject.
Wishing you all the best for your next 100.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-16 0:34]

hello Pankaj,
At first congratulations for your 300th picture. I like the quite funny picture you have chosen, I almost would say "coucou" (in French). Very nice colour-combination and excellent sharpness like always. I would like to thank you also for the nice workshop you have done for my Argynnis picture. It looks very pleasant.
Best regards

hi pankaj,
Çok şirin bir fotoğraf çok güzel bir açı.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-16 6:27]

Hello Pankaj, Congratulations and many many more to come. Superb view and an excellent picture with great colors. Well done Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-16 9:57]

What an awesome POV, Pankaj! :-)
The composition is perfect.
Pin-sharp and detailed.
The colours are lovely.
Congratulations on your 300th!!

Looking forward to your next 1,000,000!

All the best,


Congratulations of your 300th post Pankaj, how marvelous. You've chosen a beautiful butterfly to mark the occasion. Very sharp details, excellent DOF, colour and composition. Cheers to your next 300.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-17 0:03]

Hi Pankaj,
Congrats on your 300th posting and hope to see many more 100's :o)
Your POV is very interesting in this one. Patterns and details on the wings, background, lighting and composition are very good. TFS
All the best,

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-09-17 1:02]

Congrats for the 300th post..
Lovely pic to celiberate.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-09-17 7:10]

Hello Pankaj
Congradulation for your 300 th post.Beautiful one Excellent POV and very sharp image.I like that neutral BG ,it give great contrast with your composition.
TFS Michel

hello Pankaj

congratulations for your 300th post in TN

beautiful shot of a beautiful butterfly, fine POV,
beautiful luminosity of the sunject and the foreground
of the image, and excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Pankaj,
harika fotoğraf tebrikler

Hello Pankaj,
congratulations on your 300th. This is really very nice and a great selection to celebrate. I visited now your first, 100th and 200th and they are also great macro-shots as like your other posts. I wish you many hundred posts on TN. thanks for sharing all of them. best wishes

Congrats for your 300th posting and a snap taken from an unusual angle.

A rare composition, very details, off beat, yet so perfect!
I can only say you've put in so much effort in each shot of yours, not just to make them beautiful, but also in the notes that you so beautifully pen, each shot has taught us something new, all that effort has yielded a lot to us, your fellow travellers on TN. You once mentioned in a critique that Vishal(shal) was one of your inspirations, let me try and inspire him back with your work, because that's what it is, my friend, an inspiration to us!
Thank you for your immense contribution to this site, and to my knowledge.Thanks for constantly encouraging people like me!


Hello Pankaj

Congratulations on the big milestone.
The image is beautiful,lovely DOF .
Excellent sharpness and focus.


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