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Lime ButterFly

Lime ButterFly
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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: 2006-02-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ButterFlysOfIndia, Butterflies of India 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-20 13:01
Viewed: 4870
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lime Butterfly
A large tailless swallowtail that is mostly creamy yellow and black. Sexes alike. In freshly emerged specimens, the cream yellow is almost fluorescent, but this lovely brightness gradually changes into a dull rusty orange with age.
It is found wherever its larval host plant, citrus, grows.It is not a butterfly of the high canopy and is more likely to be seen on low bushes and shrubs. It flies very fast around noon, being somewhat sluggish in the early morning hours.

Yesterday being Sunday , went to usual spot ( friends farm), spotted and shot this butterfly around 10.30 in the morning in coconut plantation with lemon pants around.There were lots of lights and shadows, What i like is the color of this butterfly!!!

Hope you will like it too!! Thanks for droping by!!
Wait for the wings opened shot by tomorrow :-)

Click http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Asia/India/photo43121.htm for wings open shot

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well Goutham,
as somebody who knows something about taking shots like this. I can tell you that you did it very well here, the pov is good and the dof is good, one think I have give the butterfly a little more space by the wings, it is very tight, good job,
gr., jaap

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  • Dooley (59)
  • [2006-02-20 13:09]

Beautiful detail. Excellent macro shot. Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to see the open winged shot.

Hi Goutham,
soooooo beautiful, congratulations, it's just perfect and I love it.
What a wonderful butterfly and so sharp and close, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Exquisite capture, Goutham. I like the colours. Keep posting.

Hi Goutham,
Excellent pic. Very sharp with great details.

Liked it very much.

TFS, Kiran.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-02-20 14:35]
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Hi Goutham, your getting the hang of it. NIce post. Beautifull butterfly, good on sharpness, prepared for your posting tomorrow..

Very good butterfly shot, nice and sharp. Maybe a tad burnt on the body but only a minor point. I agree with a suggestion about leaving more space around the wings too.

Nice work and look forward to tomorrows shot.


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-20 16:20]

Stunning photo!
Excellent on colours, details, POV and BG!
Excellent DOF too!
Wonderful butterfly!
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-20 17:08]

Hello Goutham,
A very good macro.
Great colours with nice details and very good DOF.
I'm looking forward to the wings open shot,its a beautiful butterfly and you've captured it well.
Good work.


Hello Goutham
Very nice shot of this butterfly.
Good composition and POV.
great colors and BG.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-20 22:03]

Bonsoir Goutham!

Une belle présentation,l'éclairage est parfait et fait bien ressortir les belles couleurs du papillon.

Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-21 3:21]

Beautiful butterfly and very nice photo. Perfect composition, sharpness and colors. TFS

I would have preferred a bit more space around the butterfly, especially in front of it. The whites on th ebody are slightly over exposed. Apart from that its quite a good shot of a species I've not seen before.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-21 9:10]

That's a beauty, very well captured by you. Very good sharpness, great DOF, beautiful lighting. Thanks,


Hi Goutham

Sorry, in a bit of a rush today. No time for a proper critique, but well worth the big green :-) TFS.

This is very beautiful, Goutham, with sharp details, lovely colors; great POV, exposure, and BG.

A fine composition, thank you for sharing it with us, and keep us the great work!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-08 18:47]

Hi Goutham.

Wonderful close up, excellent colors details and composition, the butterfly fantastic.

Thanks and I wait more photos ,tips, critiques and comments.

Saludos desde MEXICO....RICARDO.

Very nice micro work Goutham!
True colors and interesting depth of field and point of view.


great portrait, TFS Ori

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