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Blue Butterfly

Blue Butterfly
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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: 2009-01-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma Apo 150mm f/2.8 EX macro DG, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's favorites III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-12 5:40
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am confused about the id of this butterfly. Your help will be appreciated. Is this a gram blue?

I found this small blue butterfly perched on the petal of Dahalia flower and took this shot.

The shot has been taken handheld with Nikon D 80 alongwith Sigma 150 mm macro lens.

Cropping, resizing and framing has been done for final presentation.

Your critiques and comments are most welcome.

I am not able to post or critique regularly here for quite sometime due to work pressure but hope that i will be having some more time to shoot and post images here which i enjoy the most.

Heaven, ramthakur, Alex99, eng55, sranjan, eqshannon, jaycee, boreocypriensis, nglen, siggi, Noisette, adilakbar, scharan1 has marked this note useful
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The Dahlia petals supplement your otherwise sharp and neat image of this butterfly from the Blues family, Pankaj. The details on the wing and that little spot in one corner are well captured.
Don't worry about work pressure; it happens with all of us.
Providentially, I'm free from work pressure now :).
Thanks and see you back on regular basis soon.

Hi pankaj,

This looks like Cerulean to me! wonderful creative picture with beautiful colors and position of the subject.

Goutham R

Hi Pankaj!

You probably know that I can't help you with the ID.

You also know that this question interests me, but that I'm much more interested in the picture and its subject. Again, you present us a delightful picture with a very pleasant impact. It's pure, perfectly sharp and held in natural colours. Moreover, it has that indefinable extra which is your secret...

Kind regards


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-12 7:00]

Hi Pankaj.
Splendid picture of a fine flower and charming small butterfly. Colouration of the shot, beautifulness of the shapes of petals and insect, delicateness of the lights create an amazing esthetic impression. Well done and TFS.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-12 7:38]

Hi Pankaj,
Beautiful macro work.POV,lighting,colors,DOF and composition are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-12 7:45]

Hello Pankaj,
Very interesting composition and beautiful mix of fine colors. Focus is spot on the Lycaenidae butterfly!
A picture I like a lot.
Thanks and don't mind about critiques

hello Pankaj
GREAT picture
beautiful colours- good composition
great sharpness
greeting lou

Dear Pankaj Bhai,
Superb macro composition with beautiful dahlia petals. TFS.

Another grand image in your natural talents. working with that Nikon has been as if an old shoe...when the glove fits, wear it...wait..I am mixing genres from OJ to imagery!:-) Caught myself...

Wonderful blending of colours and softness using good DOF for dynamics...so glad you are here today!

Hi Pankaj,

A very sharp image of the butterfly on a nice lovely colored flower. The petal in the front is also very sharp and looks to be shining.


That's a perfect arrangement, Pankaj, these colours, that cute butterfly with the tiny tails, it's lovely, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-12 9:27]

Hi Pankaj,
Wonderful shot of this little beauty and the dahlia petals make the image look so beautiful. This I suppose is TRANSPARENT 6-LINEBLUE. Just check it. Great composition.

* Returned yesterday from a hectic Tiger Census programme inside Simlipal Tiger Reserve. Too tired and exhausted.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-12 9:28]

Hi Pankaj,

I'm glad you were able to find time to post this lovely picture. The beautiful butterfly and the dahlia are lovely. Wonderful colors, sharp details, fine background and an excellent composition.


Hi Pankaj,
Very good capture of this beautiful butterfly; great POV and composition, sharp fine details, beautiful bright colours.

Hi Pankaj, a great composition and wonderful colours. The blue butterfly perched on the adge of the beautifully coloured petal resembles a queen! A real beauty with great clarity.
TFS this fine image MF!


Hi Pankaj Da,
I think Sumon Da is right about the ID. A lovely capture of this beautiful blue butterfly. You have composed it very well with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ha Pankaj...
It's definitely a beauty you posted here.
Absolutely great colours and nicely focused on that Blue butterfly(overall sharp).
Secondly there's an outstanding perch combined with a wonderful out-of-focus background.
Lastly it's a nice presentation.
Congrats and thanks for sharing; a honest smiley...

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-12 12:12]

Hi Pankaj. Well i am sure by now you will have the right ID. What i do know is its a beautiful looking close up of this Butterfly. Which you have taken with fine detail and bright colours. I like the side POVagainst the plain BG. well done TFS.

namaskar Pankaj ji
bahut acha hai
Very delicate colors, great compo, sober framing...super

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-12 13:27]

Hello Pankaj,
What a wonderful coloured photo. Splendid! Fantastic sharp focus and DOF. Beautiful BG. Excellent POV and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-12 13:34]

Hello Pankaj,
Very nice shot on this beautifully posed Lycaeanid ?. Nice pov and well composed. Very well done.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Pankaj, beautiful composition with lovely butterfly and splendid flower, fantastic light and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Pankaj,
This is a so beautiful and elegant picture!
I like a lot all the simplicity of the composition, just to let enjoy the subject and the delightful colours of the flower.
Marvelous lighting and DOF used.
My compliments and thanks for share.
Best regards,

Hello Pankash
Great Shot of this Butterfly, the colors are splendid. this picture is very well composed with great sharpness
TFS Jacqueline

Hello Pankaj,

Lovely composition and colours,I like the way you have captured this beautiful butterfly on petals of dhalia flower.well done.tfs

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-13 4:40]

Pankaj, Looks like the blue family. The details are sharp and perfect focus. I can understand and as ram sir said dont worry. I just came back from the pilgrimage trip. Not having time to shoot. Well done and TFS Ganesh (How is the weather at your place? Enought sun light?) Ganesh

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-13 7:51]

Hello Pankaj,
a very nice close-up with nice colours and good POV.TFS
With best regards,

Hello Pankaj ji,
Superb macro of butterfly. Very well composed. Excellent colors. Well done. Regards - Adil.

Olá Pankaj

A foto está linda...bonitas cores e ótima composição e detalhes.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-17 12:59]
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Superb image, Ram!
The colours are so vibrant!
Very well composed.
Excellent detail.

Well done,

Gran elegancia en formas, colores y composición !!

Un excelente trabajo.

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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