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Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona)

Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona)
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/240 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2, Butterflies By pankaj Bajpai [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-06 6:36
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the first few species to be encountered by a beginner butterfly enthusiast, this is a fairly medium sized to large robust insect.

Generally abundant on the plains, particularly so in secondary growth areas including public parks and our own gardens, the males are easily identifiable, even in flight, on account of their overall lemon colour.

Identifying females is harder though not impossible, due to their many different colour forms.

I think this one is female, form pomona (Fabricius 1775).

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-06 6:40]

Hi Pankaj

Yello butterfly on yellow flower...and it looks beautiful!
Excellent capture here! I like the side POV and the hsarp details, the lovley and contrastig OOF BG and the charming composition.
Very well done, once more!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-06 6:44]

Hello Pankaj,
This is a nice study in yellows with good details of the Emigrant and well composed.
The only small nit are the small light spots at the bottom: these could easily have been cloned away. But that' a minor point.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Estupenda fotografía Pankaj. Los colores son perfectos y la mariposa aplica a la perfeccción la técnica del camuflaje.
Muchas gracias y un cordial saludo amigo.

Hi Pankaj,
This is a beautiful close up shot full of details.
Great colors and point of view.
Nice job.

Hi Pankay, wonderful macro as usual for you:), splendid colors, amazing details, great composition with a very beautiful yellow butterfly, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-01-06 8:58]

Hi Pankaj,
Wonderful macro shot! Nice colurs and details!

Beautiful capture, with good details and a great composition. colour saturation is just a bt high for my personal taste, specially on the yellows.
Lovely presentation and beautiful background too.
Thanks and regards.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-06 9:40]

"Gran" macro Pankaj en todos los aspectos... intensos colores bien saturados con gran agudeza y foco a pesar del extremo F2.8 utilizado, que permitió una correcta difusión del fondo de la escena a pesar de su proximidad.
Los detalles de la mariposa se perciben bien marcados gracias al afilado del PP... TFS.
Buen trabajo.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

"Great" macro Pankaj in all the aspects... intense colors very well saturated with great sharpness and focus in spite of the extreme F2.8 used that allowed a correct diffusion of the bottom of the scene in spite of their proximity.
The details of the butterfly are perceived very marked due to the crisp of PP.
Good job... TFS.
Mis best greetings... Ricardo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-06 9:55]

Hi Pankaj.
Excellent close-up and rich of content scene. Colour palette is wonderful as well as the reproduction of the butterfly: wonderful illuminated, excellent sharpened and detailed. The combination of lights and darks at the BG decorate the shot nicely. Superb done and TFS.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-01-06 11:14]

Hello Pankaj,
a nice demonstration of the underside wing pattern of Catopsilia pomona in its natural colours. The '8' on the hindwing clearly shows the relationship of Catopsilia with the genus Colias.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-06 11:58]

Hola Pankaj.- Un macro exelente, foto muy bien lograda pues tiene muchos detalles que se pueden apreciar en ella. Creo que tengo una similar en mis archivos. Saludos Luis52.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-01-06 12:16]

Superb butterfly Pankaj ! Very strong colors, beautifully composed and well lighted. Thanks !


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-06 12:20]

Hello Pankaj

Very well composed in the frame.The DOF and POV are good.The details are razor sharp.The colours are well saturated.The darker BG realy helps the vivid yellows stand out.TFS


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  • Mojgan (0)
  • [2007-01-06 13:16]

It is very tranquil to look at this butterfly. It is true that butterflies can be considered as a wonder of Nature.


Hi Pankaj,
now I see you and the one at TL is the same person, I already critiqued your yellow beauty there a few minutes ago.
Thanks for this pretty one, bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-06 16:31]

Hi Pankaj.
Beautiful very close-up.Very nice POV and perfect details on main subject.Very pleasant tones yellow colour.Pretty lighting and nicely composed.
Great work!TFS
Greetings Milos

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-06 16:47]

Hello Pankaj
It is marvellous. You allways regale our eyes with more and more beautiful pics! This one is a luxury gift. Wonderful and perfect close-up.
Thank you very much again, friend.
Best regards

Hello Pankaj
Tres belle prise de vue que ce jolie Papillon.belle composition les couleurs et les détails sont superbes surtout avec ces belles fleurs ou repose ce beau papillon
Merci et bravo...JP

Hi Pankaj

Stunning shot. Perfect light, well composed and nicely presented. :-)

Hello Pankaj,
A perfect match of yellow. The color tone almost indistinguishable. Well done and seen picture.

I am so impressed with the variety in your butterfly gallery. It's hard to imagine that you live among such beauties. I assume they are mostly shot in the wild. This is another absolutely stunning shot. Thanks for sharing it.

Evelynn : )

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