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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, 105 MM f2.8D AF Nikkor Micro
Exposure: f/11, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ButterFlysOfIndia, Butterflies of India 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-10 11:17
Viewed: 3576
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This is common castor, common butterfly here of 45-60 mm. Outer edge of wings with rounded serration. Wing brown with highly waved black lines. Commonly found in the hills and forested areas.

I liked the pattren on the wings, but was little unluckly with the lighting , may be i could have used a reflector, any way this is the best picture i had of this so i am uploading , Planning to vist park tomorrow, lets see whether i'll be lucky with this ( if i get one!)

Thanks in advance for your comments and thanks for viewing.

dew77, coasties, phlr, peter_stoeckl, hummingbird24, honza, AndyB has marked this note useful
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-10 11:23]

Hello Goutham!
Wonderful close up.Details,back lighting,POV
and framing are excellent.

Even with the existing light, it looks good to me, Goutham. The essential characteristics stand out sharp and clear.

Hi Goutham

Very good shot. Crisp, clear sharp details with great POV.

Namaste Goutham,
it's such a pretty butterfly. I like the light from behind shinging through the wings.
Thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-10 17:07]

Nice photo!
A bit darker, but shows well the shapes and parterns of the wings.

There is a beautiful light coming from behind the butterfly in your picture, adding quite a mysterious touch to it. Definitely no reason for being unhappy about it, Goutham.
Both the transparency and the colours of the wings come out very well. Details, and diagonal composition, the combination of soft and warm colours are excellent. The background is perfect, too. Very good contribution. Thank you for it. Best regards,

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-10 17:45]

Nice and interesting butterfly. Very good composition and sharpness.

Hello Goutham,

A beautiful B'fly and your image shows him well.

Lighting might not have been ideal, however, you have managed to make the most of it and details, colors, POV and composition are wonderful.

Is this a castor bean plant that it is resting on, perhaps it one of the reasons for the name?

A great photo, thank you for sharing it with us!

Have a nice weekend!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-10 18:35]

A nice capture Goutham,
Very good detail of the wings,good sharpness and DOF.
Good work,well done.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-10 18:56]

Un magnifique papillon,les détails sont parfait et les dessins des ailes interessant.

Félicitations et merci Goutham!


Hi Goutham,
Very nice shot!
Excellent composition, good exposure,
and nice colour and details,
Thanks for sharing!

Hi goutham,

This is a great picture. A bit more side and you would have got a good back lighting on this butterfly. Great picture.



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