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Common Leopard

Common Leopard
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-17 6:20
Viewed: 1646
Points: 36
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Common Leopard
Phalanta phalaantha
Nymphalidae family.

Yesterday (Sunday) went to Lalbagh but could find only couple of butterflies, the usual species.
Last Sunday I happen to see and capture this beautiful common leopard which normally bit difficult to approach when the Sun is on. Then I managed to captured the colorful species with open wings and closed wings. I made a collage here for you so don't have to go to WS to see the image. These species are Sun loving ones and very active in day time.

Exposure details: underside- f5.6 at 1/45 sec, upperside- f5.6 at 1.180 sec, both at ISO 100.

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Ciao Nagaraj, my today neighbour, great collage of beautiful macro, so we can see both side of wings of fantastic butterfly, in each photo fine details, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, 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)
  • [2013-06-17 6:31]

Hello Nagaraj,
Beautiful double photo of this butterfly in two different poses with most space for the best of the two. Fantastic sharpness, details and splendid colours. Nice to see this butterfly from different poses, good choice.

Hallo Nagaraj
This surely is a lovely butterfly and I am so pleased that you show us both views of its wings. It is so interesting to see how the inner and outer wings differ in colour as well as the shape and appearance of the patterns. The contrast of colours is truly lovely and very eye-catching. The green leaves on which the butterfly is resting is ideal to emphasise the lovely orange colour of the butterfly. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Sir,
What a magnificent picture of this Common Leopard with full of colour.
Dorsal and ventral view is excellent.
perfect composition.
with regards,

Hi Nagaraj,
very good idea to post this mix. Interesting butterfly. Very good presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Nagraj

Both photos are beautiful with fine POVs
to show this lovely butterfly's colors
and patterns, both showing in a different
was the beauty of this butterfly, TFS


Hello Mr.Nagraj,
Beautiful butterfly.Nice collage.It's looking really splendid.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

Hello Nagaraj,
蝴蝶照的很清楚 也很漂亮
用兩種相片說明 更是清楚看見 也見你的用心

Interesting presentation Nagaraj! Both photos are beautiful. Very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness! Beautiful butterfly too!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-06-17 23:20]

nice to see common leopard in both way. a very interesting species. tfs.

Good demonstration of wings open & closed for this lovely butterfly.TFS

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-06-18 2:41]

Hello Nagraj,
Lovely subject with splendid colors, light and sharpness ! TFS Tina

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-18 3:11]

HI Nagaraj,great work,a beautiful collage to see the 2 faces of this magnificent leopard,perfect details,colors and exposure,beautiful!!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-06-18 5:59]

Hi Nagaraj.
Nice presentation of the beautiful species. I welcome shared collage with two different impressive POVs. Both of them are the best and give a great idea of the main features of common Leopard. TFS and kind regards.

Hello Nagaraj,
Remarkable photo. This interesting species of butterfly has splendid colors. The contrast against the green background is superb. Very nice composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light. It is a excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Nagaraj. TFS the fantastic/interesting specie of Nymphalidae. Brillinat colours top details.


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2013-06-18 11:21]

Hi Nagaraj,

Excellent collage of the butterfly, awesome shot.
Great sharpness and the détails are superb, perfect light too.
Wonderful job, TFS.
My best regards.

Hi Nagaraj,
Beautiful double capture, not surprisingly my fave is the right side one. Excellent lights, sharpness, pose and contrast, beautifully blurred background. I might post the right pic as a standalone one, with the left as a WS. However, a very attractive pair. Congratulations!
Best regards, László

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-22 3:39]

Hello Nagaraj
very attractive capture of the leopard with lovely spots and brightness.
The top view really expose the beauty of the wings.
Very lively works.


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