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Grey pansy

Grey pansy
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/210 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-11-20 4:19
Viewed: 2437
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grey pansy: Upperside of both sexes pale lavender-brown, apical half of wings paler. Fore wing: cell with, three transverse, short, sinuous black bands, the outermost defining the discocellulars ; a similar short, somewhat broader band beyond apex of cell; two transverse discal dusky black fasciae, the inner highly sinuous and outward!} angulate above vein 4, the outer straighter, somewhat lunular. bordered by a series or" whitish ovals with dusky or black centres : the black-centred spots in the ovals in interspaces 2, 5 and 6 margined posteriorly with rich ochraceous yellow. Beyond this series of ovals is a lunular, narrow, transverse dark band, followed by sinuous subterminal and terminal broad dark lines. Apex of wing slightly fuliginous. Hind wing ; a short slender black loop from veins 6 to 4 at apex of cell-area ; two discal sinuous transverse dark, fasciae in continuation of those on the fore wing: followed by a series of dark-centred ovals in interspaces 2-6, the ovals in interspaces 2, 5 and 6 with the dark centres inwardly broadly bordered with ochreous yellow; postdiscal, subterminal and terminal dark lunular lines as on the fore wing.

Underside lilacine white markings as on the upperside but very delicate, slender and somewhat obsolescent. In the dry-season forms of the males the rows of oval ocelli are only indicated by the yellow-centred ovals. The most prominent marking is the inner discal fascia crossing the wings; this is much less sinuous than on the upperside and not angulated on the fore wing. In the females the markings are all heavier and more distinct, the space between the various transverse fasciae tinged with ochraceous.

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Ciao Kapil, great macro of elegant butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Good point of view with all the butterfly in focus.
Very nice light giving a semi-transparent feel to the wings. A really beautiful butterfly with nice colours. regards yiannis

ohohoh ohoh LOVE THIS POV! BET you were so excited capturing this! LOVE IT Maybe a fill flash would make it STUPENDOUS but how can we get close to them in the wild! :0) Love this

A difficult POV but an impressive photo Kapil! Interesting butterfly, very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

hello Kapil
this is a beauty with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Kapil,
very nice photo of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view. Very good use of light.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-20 8:56]

Hello Kapil,
Although the sharpness is not total, this is a nice photo in beautiful colours. Taken from a difficult POV. Good composition.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-20 9:04]

Hi Kapil!
Very beautiful butterfly, captured from a strange POV. Good sharpness and splendid colours.
Very ggood blurred BG.
Congratulations on this pleasant composition.
ciao! Vanda

Hello Kapil.
Lovely Grey pansy butterfly on a nice blurry Bg, fine details, good sharpness and wonderful natural colors.Best regards Siggi

Hello Kapil,
Another wonderful butterfly.
What a splendid capture with exceptional details.
The composition, the light and exposure are excellent.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-20 11:31]

Hi Kapil,magnificent capture,i like the different lights on the wings and the very good sharpness,the best way to discover the beautiful design of this magic specie.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Kapil,
A very curious POV, and a very eloquent result!... Well done!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-11-20 23:29]

Beautiful species and well captured. tfs.

Unusual POV, Kapil.
The details on the wings are pretty sharp.
Well done and TFS!

Ciao Kapil. Amazing playin of light and very good details from the difficult POV.


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