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Red Pierrot IX

Red Pierrot IX
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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: 2010-09-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS10
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-22 1:14
Viewed: 2654
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my first shot in the RAW format.
I like it, yes, but find it a tad too cumbersome!!

"The Red Pierrot (Talicada nyseus) is a small but striking butterfly found in South Asia and South-East Asia belonging to the Lycaenids or Blues family. Red Pierrots, flying weakly around and perching on the Kalanchoe plant, are usually noticed by excited children in gardens due to their beautiful striking patterns and colours.

The butterfly with a wing span of 3 to 3.5 cm. The upper side of its wings are black except for a large portion of the lower edge of the hind wing which is orange.
On the underside, the forewing is white with black spots more toward the margin. The hind wing is very striking, it is white with black spots toward the base and the margin has a wide band of orange with white spots. There is a lot of variation found in the blacks spots on the hind wings."

- Wikipedia

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good photograph.the dark background makes the butterfly more attractive. thank you for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-22 1:36]

Hi Goldy,you go very close to the little butterfly,maybe not the best result about the sharpness but greats colors and impressive contrast whit the dark background.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Ciao Goldy, beautiful butterfly in great contrast against dark BG, wonderful natural colors, good sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-22 2:29]

Hi Goldy,
Very good photo of this interesting Butterfly species, TFS!

I like your first picture shot in RAW format, Goldy.
It is a very vivid and colourful capture of this ornate butterfly.
Well done and keep them coming!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-22 6:47]

Beautiful Red Pierrot, good colors only bit bold. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-22 6:53]

Hello Goldy,
The contrasting colours are very beautiful, also against the dark BG. But when you took this photo so close, the sharpness could be better. Nice composition.

Hi Goldy,

a nice close u from these beautiful butterfly with good pov and dof.
Razor shapness with lots of details.
Fine colours.


Ciao Goldy. Too tender sharp, Fantasti colours and light against the blak BG.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-22 12:19]

Hello Goldy,
Very nice capture of this common pierrot with very good colors, contrast, focus, sharpness POV and composition.Best regards Siggi

Hola Goldy

Vaya esta mariposa tampoco la había bisto antes, perfecta macro y composición, buenos colores naturales.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Goldy,
What a lovely butterfly with fantastic colours. It is a wonderful composition
with perfect focus and great POV.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-09-22 16:52]

Hola Goldy.
Never seen such a beautiful Butterfly before with a lovely colors like Yours. I know that work in RAW some times gives hard time, but once You learn how to work it will give a lot of great results.
TFS My friend.

hello Goldy

beautiful close-up photo of this butterfly, with excellent
work of the flash, fine POV, excellents details, TFS


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-22 23:39]

Hi Goldy,
Vey beautiful capture of this butterfly.I liked colors,contrast between BG and butterfly and dark mood a lot.Have a nice day!
Thanks for posting..

Hi Goldy,
A nice capture of this beautiful Red Pierrot. Good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

I agree with size and manipulations with RAW. Personally I dislike it as much as I did darkroom work...which is why I let Jane do it. She turned my newspaper images into art.

Otherwise..a fine capture of a beautiful butterfly...always a first eh?

Hi Goldy,

Nice upside down composition with great details. Nice capture of this tiny BF. I like this framing!


Hi Goldy,

The butterfly is well placed in the framed. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Red-Pierrot butterfly on the flower. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.


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