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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/5.6, 1/280 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-27 1:43
Viewed: 3046
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday, I posted the working copy of a shot, the muddle-head that I am...and I still have the finished copy sitting in my computer!

I do hope I'm not doing the same thing today!

Here are some points about the Lemon Pansy...

Points to appreciate:

1. Observe the dark eye-like spots on its wing. They probably are predatory deterrents.
2. Also notice the dark color of its wing. During the dry season the colors go pale so that the butterfly can camouflage itself by appearing like a dry leaf.
3. Observe how even its eyes and body are similarly brown in color.

Wikipedia Notes:

1. Its scientific name is Junonia lemonias. It belongs to the family Nymphalidae.
2. These species are common to South Asia.
3. It is found in gardens, fallow land, and open wooded areas.
4. The wet and dry season forms differ considerably in coloration and even shape.
5. In the wet season form the markings are distinct and vivid and the wing shape is a little more rounded.
6. In the dry season form the markings are obscure and pale especially on the underside and the wing margin is more angular and jagged. This helps it camouflage in the dried leaf-litter.
7. The Lemon pansy is a very active butterfly and can be seen basking with its wings open facing the sun.
9. It sits very low to the ground and can be approached easily.

I clicked this shot in RAW and converted it.

Thanks for stopping by!

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good sharpness and contrast. thanks for sharing.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-27 1:52]

Hi Goldy,
Very nice photo of this interesting Butterfly, TFS!

Hi L'il Bro,

A nicely done macro of this beaouty.
Exposure is excellent, good sharpness and nice shallow DOF to blur the background. Great notes too.
TFS and have a nice day/new week!


A finely detailed and composed macro shot of a beautiful b.fly in good focus and exposure Goldy, thanks for sharing it my friend. Wasn't around for quite a long time and now trying to catch-up...

Hi Goldy,
A nice capture of this beautiful lemon pansy. Very good sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-27 2:52]

Hello Goldy,
such an exciting pose depicting all its beauty by its well spread wings.
Excellent 3D effect resulting from wonderful contrast of rich and strong colours.
Beautiful attraction indeed.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-27 3:53]

This is a bullseye shot of a lemon Pansy Goldy!
I have only positive things to say about this one and you know that already, but I like most of all the natural colours, the composition and the colour combinations that portray this fresh looking specimen in a fine way.
Thanks and kind ragrds,

Hello Goldy
great capture of this beautiful Nymphalidae. The colours are well saturated and light optimally managed with fine details and perfect focusing.

Ciao Goldy. Lovely coloured and lightning compo for this beauty in very good details and in diagonal posture.


Hi Goldy,

thanks for your nice words on my 700th post.
This one good diagonal composition with razor sharpness and good details with nice blurred bg.
Fine colours.


Hello Goldy. An excellent macro of this Indian beauty, very good composed with nice colors.
TFS and Kind regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-27 7:21]

Fine image of this lovely pansy, always happy to see this one. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-27 8:26]

Hi Goldy,this is the absolute perfection...no need comments but only a great standing ovation and a big thanks to show us this impressive beauty of your country.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

Ciao Goldy, great macro of lovely butterfly on a wonderful blurry BG, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-27 8:45]

Hello Goldy,
Yes, this is a beauty! Excellent in all aspects. Nothing to criticize, just gorgeous. High quality!

Doesn't look much like a leaf now. Waiting for autumn I suppose. A nicely angled/composed image with very nice notes to accompany.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-27 11:21]

Hello Goldy.
Great work,colors and details are very good,
nice butterfly captured in beautiful pose, very good DOF and composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hallo Goldy
I want to flatter you for fine camerawork done here. The Lemon Pansy is a beauty and has gorgeous colours and striking markings and you have captured all so well. It is really an image to show off. Thanks for sharing a pretty macro, presented in a lovely manner. Best regards.

Hola Goldy

Que bella mariposa, igual que la anterior, una perfecta composición y nitidez. Un realce estupendo con eso fondo difuminado. Perfecto.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Goldy,
Beautiful image with saturated colours, fine details, excellent sharpness and POV.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-27 12:08]

Hi Goldy,
Another lovely butterfly close up.Details,colors and composition are perfect.Have a great week!
Thanks for sharing..

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-09-27 12:54]

Hi Goldy,
A very pleasing composition of thi beauty with a marvellous BG and colors.TFS.

Hello Goldy friend,
POV is subtly varied, which generates a lot of visual interest. Good job, with great light and good details! Well done!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-09-28 17:06]

Hello Goldy,
You have another outstanding close up of a beautiful butterfly for us here. The details and colours your camera work has produced are fantastic, very well done Goldy.

Hi Goldy,

Lovely shot of this brown beauty. Very well composed with diagonal framing. Nice sharp image with great clarity.


Another great post!
I like the simplicity of the composition, the bright colours and the excellent sharpness. A very beautiful butterfly. Cheers,

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