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Common Emigrant II

Common Emigrant II
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): In Tandem With My Muses: Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-09 2:40
Viewed: 3511
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Emigrant

Friends, I was able to take quite a few pictures of this butterfly the other day. I have already posted one and this is the second post of the same subject.
Since the subject was quite restless, I used my 70-300mm to take these pictures from a distance of about 2 meters.

For a detailed note on the species, please refer to my note with my previous picture of this butterfly.

The exif data is given below:
Nikon D200
2007/08/07 06:50:18.6
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/1000 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 160
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode I (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Auto
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

Thanks for looking and regards to all the viewers.

SelenE, Proframe, carper, haraprasan, parthasarathi, gannu, ridvan, jaycee, eqshannon, cicindela, Silke, nainnain, peter_stoeckl, jmp, dew77 has marked this note useful
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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-08-09 2:52]

Hello Ram,
this is a brilliant and sharp picture of the butterfly. The composition, in particular the colour composition, is very attractive.
Best wishes, Peter

Hola Ram,
Parece una sinfonia de colores, extraordinaria luz y nitidez, el fondo es de lujo, saludos
José Ramón

Hello Ram
Another great shot. My favorite subject. Very good composition, beautiful colors and light, perfect buckground
Very best wishes

Dear Ram,
What a very beautiful flower/butterfly image.
Great sharpness, colorful composition and lighting.
Details and soft colored background are most wonderful.
Excellent work again.
A real joy to look at.
Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-09 4:17]

Hola Ram,
sensacional trabajo,
bello pov,
detalles y fenomenal pov y color,

Hello Sir,
What a superb shot.! The colours are fantastic. Good sharpness and details. The POV and DOF are perfect. Beautiful lighting too.
Thanks a lot for sharing it.

a beauty Ram,
very good pov and fine colours the dof is good and you made a good photo here, well done, have a nice day Ram.
gr. jaap

Nice colours and balanced composition.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-09 5:49]

Ram Sir, I dont know how I missed this picture. Excellent shot and colors are just too good. TFS Ganesh

Hello Ramthakur,
This is a brilliant picture. Very good composition.


hello mr thakur,
fine capture of the common emigrant, the colours are well saturated and the flowers and the insect stand out well against the monotonus bg, nice composition,
tfs & regards

selam ram, excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely butterfly nice pov and bg with splendid colours.great work
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-09 7:50]

Hi Ram,

This is beautiful! Not only the wonderful butterfly but those pretty blue flowers. Everything is perfect in this picture.


This shot in the series shows well if compared to post a couple days ago, the difference in background can make for a cool picture, the first, to a warmer picture, the second. In one sense it gives a more complete analysis of this particular species.


hi ram,
very beautiful and eye-catching composition !
fantastic natural and vivid colours. great lightning.
excellent sharpness and a lovely soft BG.
TFS - carole

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-08-09 13:19]

salut Ram
olala que de belles images en ce moment, c'est très coloré, parfaitement net et composé subtilement.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-09 19:27]

Stunning colours!
This is truly fabulous! Outstanding details and composition too

Hi Ram.
Beautiful colors.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-09 23:16]

Hi Ram,
My system and internet connection is giving me a torrid time lately and I am wrting this from a net-cafe. Just marking this post and will come back later with a proper critique shortly.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-10 0:36]

Hello Ram,
Colors are stunning. I liked the light a lot. Very good focus, sharpness, POV and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Mr. Ram,
Another excellent pose captured of this common emigrant. very nice details and a nice background. Colors are also excellent. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-10 0:38]

Hi Ram

It is the light and colour ,which jump out of the thumbnail, that 'make' this photograph. ....oh - and the focus is spot-on too!


Dear Ram,
What a well saturated and sharp profile of butterfly! I am really impressed, especially that it is "Common Emigrant", so probably not rarelly presented on TN. Bravo also for composition, the blue flower makes here a very unique contrast with the insect and BG.
TFS and best regards,

hello RAM
il y en a de toute sorte de ces papillons, mais alors pour celui là félicitations.
des couleurs pétillantes et de toute beauté
travail excellent comme toujours
bien a toi

Hello Ram,
oh, this is most beautiful! This is India.
Marvellous colours, a feast for the eyes.
The sharp liight is showing the textures of the Emigrant's wings in an extraordinarily clear way, and there is a most pleasant warm hue dominating this artistically well composed image, with the blue blossoms offering an exciting contrast.
Great! Thank you!
With best regards,

This one is even better than last shot of Common Emigrant. The whole butterfly is in perfect focus. I liked the shade of colors here. Dark Yellow, hints of red, dark blue and sky blue. It is very smooth and clear. Very well done.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-10 11:46]

Hi Ram,
Outstanding sharpness, light, exposure and colours. Pov and pose are the best and the focus really exact for the narrow dof you used!
TFS, José M.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-11 1:03]
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Hello Ram,
Excellent close up.Well caught,framed and composed.Colors,use of light,simple BG and composition are wonderful.

Hello Ram,
An amazing capture!
The definition is impressive, there is not a minor flaw inside the frame...
Great colours and I can observe the smallest detail in the pattern of the wings!
Pablo -

bonjour ram
ho!les couleurs sont vraiment tres vives,cela fait une excellente palette de couleurs.
la netteté est parfaite et le BG est bien flou.

Nice shot. The shallow depth of field gives a beautiful washed out background. Also great colours and composition.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-04 2:53]

Hello Ram,
beautiflly clear shot, great sharpness and composition
I really like the colors, background is also very good
best regards

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