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Copyright: Karthik JP (jpnature) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 66] (955)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-02
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-02 0:54
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Points: 24
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Junonia lemonias

The Lemon Pansy is a common nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It is found in gardens, fallow land, and open wooded areas.

Scientific name: Junonia lemonias

It is brown with numerous eye-spots as well as black and lemon-yellow spots and lines on the upper-side of the wings. The underside is a dull brown, with a number of wavy lines and spots in varying shades of brown and black. There is also an eyespot on the lower side of the forewing. The wet and dry season forms differ considerably in coloration and even shape. In the wet season form the markings are distinct and vivid and the wing shape is a little more rounded. 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. The Lemon Pansy is a very active butterfly and can be seen basking with its wings open facing the sun. It sits very low to the ground and can be approached easily. It feeds with its wings half open. It is a fairly strong flier and flies close to the ground with rapid wing-beats and often returns to settle back in the same spots.


Eggs are laid singly on the underside of leaves. The egg is green and barrel-shaped with longitudinal ridges.

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Hi Karthik,
What a wonderful macro capture of this beautiful Lemon Pansy! Very good POV, excellent clarity, great fine details, and brilliant natural colors. I like the blurry BG as well. Very well done, and thanks.

Hello Karthik
You chose a beautiful angle to capture this beauty.
well composed picture with perfect sharpness and colour.
best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-02 6:34]

Beautiful species captured with find colors and details..good composition. tfs.

hallo Karthik
very nice composition with beautiful colours and nice light
thanks greeting lou

Hello Karthik,
Beautiful butterfly.Well captured against green BG.Excellent sharpness.Like its colour patterns on wings.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Beautiful butterfly and beautiful photo Karthik! Very good composition, nice BG, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Ciao Karthik, great macro of lovely butterfly, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, 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)
  • [2013-12-02 10:07]

Hello Karthik,
Excellent sharp detailed macro in splendid colours. Including the background. Taken from a very good POV in a fine composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-02 15:05]

Beautiful macro of this junonia,the colors and the wings details are really perfect,very nice mix of colors in background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Karthik,
Nice catch with fine details and beautiful colours.

Ciao Karthik. Amazing colours indeed. Good detaisl and sharp despite the blurred BG.


Hello Karthik
An excellent photo, nice background and setting, good focus and detail. Beautiful colours. Good to see the butterfly with all four spots visible
regards yiannis

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