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The Lemon Pansy

The Lemon Pansy
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS10
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-21 1:59
Viewed: 2632
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I present the Lemon Pansy (Junonia lemonias) to you today, after my short series 'The Ramganga'

It is the most common of the six Pansies in India. It is a very bold butterfly with strong territorial and aggressive behaviour but not as much as the Peacock Pansy. It flies quickly and strongly but with less fluttering of wings. It generally rests on the ground but not so frequently as the other Pansies and visits damp patches more often than the others of the genus. Like the Chocolate Pansy, it is more abundant in forests and distributed throughout South and Central India, upto South Gujrat in the west and West Bengal in the east. In The Himalayas, it can be seen upto 2700m from Kashmir Upto Assam. Besides Aztec Marigold, it visits flowers of Lantana, Bachelor's Button, Lindley Butterflybush, Ceylon Carissa, Coreopsis tinctoria, etc.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-21 2:22]

Hello Goldy,
Although the frame is to heavy for me, the butterfly is very beautiful. Great sharpness, details and natural colours. Good DOF and composition.

Ciao Goldy, lovely butterfly with fantastic colors, excellent sharpness and splendid details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi again Bro Goldy,

Awesome macro of this lovely butterfly. Your placement of it and the soft lighting are wonderful here. Great focus and exposure too.
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-21 4:03]

Hello Goldy,
Excellent capture of this wonderful Lemon Pansy . Very good composition and POV. Excellent focus. Superb detail of the wing patterns. Superb colours. Best regards Siggi

Ciao Goldy. Good colours and sharp with interesting light. Right frame.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-21 7:17]

Hi Goldy
Nice closed up.Good pov and sharp image.Excellent light with great natural colors.
TFS Michel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-21 8:14]

Good Lemon pansy image, good details and colors. The border is good but too much here. tfs.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-21 9:14]

Very nice photo of this interesting Butterfly, TFS!

Hi bro Goldy. great macro capture of this brown butterfly.
Pov, dof and composition are fine.
TFS. Kind regards,

Hi Goldy,
A nice try on this lemon pansy. It is not an easy one to deal with. But you have captured it well but only problem is the leaves on the foreground which hides some parts of the butterfly. Focus is very good. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola Goldy

Preciosa composición de esta bella mariposa cubierta por los alrededores de verde. Fantastica imagen.

Un saludo de Antonio

A very beautiful capture Goldy... butterfly details are wonderful!


Hello Goldy,
Excellent image with fantastic details, colours and focus.
It is a wonderful composition.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-21 15:36]

Hi Goldy,
Very beautiful capture of this butterfly.I liked POV,colors,sharpness and details a lot.
Thanks for sharing..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-21 16:42]
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Hi Goldy,

A beautiful picture of a beautiful Lemon Pansy. A wonderful open winged position to show off the elegant colors and wing patterns. Nice sharp details of the entire butterfly. I love how it is framed by the leaves in this terrific composition. Do you have a new camera???


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-21 23:02]

Hello Goldy,
Nice sharp open-wing portrait of a Lemon Pansy, well framed both naturally by the leaves it rests on as well as by your PP work.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Goldy,

another good shot from you and this time a beautiful butterfly in natural habitat.
The only points of critique are to busy bg but you cant help it, he is sitting between grass and the grasses before his wings and also that can you do nothing at all this time.
fine colours.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-09-22 7:37]

Hello Goldy,
A lovely butterfly well captured among the leaves. Great focus and fine sharp details. Lovely natural colours too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-09-23 18:29]

Hello Goldy,
Splendid image with great camera work throughout, a real treat to view. I love the eye patterns on it's wing, beautiful.
Thank you Goldy.

Impresionante y muy espectacular por
los contrastes conseguidos y coloraciones.
Interesante enmarque jeje.
Un abrazo Goldy: Josep Ignasi.

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