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Peacock Pansy

Peacock Pansy
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-09 6:54
Viewed: 1522
Points: 34
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Common Name : Peacock Pansy
Bengali Name : Nayaan

Scientific Name : Junonia almana (Linnaeus)


The Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It exists in two distinct adult forms, which differ chiefly in the patterns on the underside of the wings; the dry-season form has few markings, while the wet-season form has additional eyespots and lines.

Wingspan : 60 - 65 mm

Colour : Coppery yellow with peacock colour at the centre with yellow and black rings around it.

Habit : One of the commonest and beautiful butterflies of India. Found in open cultivated areas, as well as in the jungle clearings and paths. Behaviour is highly territorial; chases away any intruder. Visits various flowers like Lantana, Tridax etc.

Larval Host Plants : Hygrophila auriculata, Barleria sp., Acanthus sp., Gloxinia sp.

Location : Found at Santiniketan as well as throughout West Bengal.

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2013-07-09 7:10]

Hi Samiran,
I like your butterfly. Very good photo. Good colors and details. Stands out great against the BG. TFS

Hello Samiran,
A fascinating photo with exceptional clarity. Razor sharp details, very nice natural colors and perfect exposure. Nice composition. As usual a excellent image. Fantastic capture. Thanks for visiting my gallery!
Lovely catch.

Hello Samiran bhai,

Hope you are doing fine.What a sharp, crisp photo of this beautiful butterfly of our region in close winged position!Usually this butterfly is adored with open wings but you have shown your skill and have portrayed it wonderfully.The light and shade are excellent in this shot and the background is working miracles, you know. I am all praise, for the photo is technically very sound.
Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,

warm regards,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-07-09 8:48]

Hello Samiran,
excellent capture butterfly,great details nice species,regards..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-09 9:12]

HI Samiran,a very elegant way to show us this magnificent beauty,maybe a bit dark but whit special details and natural colors in this classic pose,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Samiran

This butterfly has something special, with its
patterns it is among the most beautiful of butterflies,
your photo shot with fine lateral POV to show that
and with great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hello Samiran Da,
Although light was not in your favour,but you have showed your magical touch here.Nice design on wings with well sharpness.Beautiful light on subject too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

hallo Samiran
very nice picture with great sharpness and beautioful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-09 10:38]

Hello Samiran,
What a remarkable macro. The light conditions were poor, but you made the best out of it. Fantastic sharpness, details and a splendid contrast against the dark background. Great composition.

Ciao Samiran, great macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2013-07-09 17:39]

Hello Samiran!
Wow!!!So wonderful!So gorgeous!!!Super fine details and great lihthness.Great job,indeed!Bravo!TFS
Thanks also for visiting my gallery!I appreciated it.
Regards from,

Hi Samiran
蝴蝶真是漂亮 照的很清楚 她真是魅力極了
就是美麗 謝謝分享

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-10 3:52]

Hello Samiran.
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Buckeye with such superb colours. Excellent POV and DOF and I like this posture.Regards Siggi

Ciao Samiran. Good colours results and excellent details despite the difficult angle and low light. Well done indeed.


Hi Samiran. Wonderful focus in low light. Love the details of this butterfly and the many shades of brown. A well framed beauty. TFS Trevor

Namaste Samiran,

This is as beautiful as with open wings, good shot...wee bit brightness could help? just my view. TFS.


Beautiful butterfly Samiran!! Beautiful photo too. Very good composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness.

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