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Looking forward to New Year 2008

Looking forward to New Year 2008
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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: 2007-12-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gems from India part 2, Happy New Year 2008, my work [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 0:03
Viewed: 4251
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I wish you all a very happy new year 2008. I have been quite irregular here for some time but hope to catch up soon.

(A lovely wish by W.R. Hunt)

"The sun is just rising on the morning of another day, the first day of the new year. What can I wish that this day, that this year, may bring to me?

Nothing that shall make the world of others poorer, nothing at the expense of others; but just those few things which in their coming do not stop with me but touch me rather, as they pass and gather strength:

A few friends who understand me, and yet remain my friends.

A work to do which has real value without which the world would feel the poorer.

A return for such work small enough not to tax unduly anyone who pays.

A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed.

An understanding heart.

A sight of the eternal hills and unbelting sea, and of something beautiful the individual hand has made.
A sense of humor and the power to laugh.

A little leisure with nothing to do.

A few moments of quiet, silent meditation. The sense of the presence of God.

And the patience to wait for the coming of these things, with the wisdom to know them when they come."

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-01 0:27]

Hi Pankaj,

A happy 2008 with lots of pictures,I see that you are have the first posting in the new year (TN time coordinated),well done and tfs


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-01-01 1:22]

Hi Pankaj

Thanks for your good wishes and for this lovely image. With appreciation for all the other wonderful postings you shared with us throughout the year and may there still be loads and loads of the same for the coming year.

As the New Year dawns...
may it open up more opportunities for you,
lead you unto the path of continued success,
happiness & good health.

Take time to enjoy God's creation and live life to the full.

A wonderful 2008 for YOU and your loved ones.

Best regards

Hello Pankaj,

Happy new year!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-01 2:39]

Hola Pankaj,
perfecto trabajo y delicada macro...
buenos colores y pov.
saludos amigo.
Feliz 2008

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-01-01 2:59]

Hi Pankaj

Superb marco, excellent POV and pose, very nice details, great DOF with lovely bright colours and lighting.

Happy 2008
Regards Hil :o)

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2008-01-01 3:40]

Best wishes and thanks for sharing all those colourfull friends always makes me smile.

Maravillosa y con un encuadre muy conseguido. Bellos colores y sobrada profundidad. Te deseo un feliz aņo 2008.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi Tejedor

You have the eye of an eagle and a surgeons touch. A perfect image, pose,colour, perch, notes, natural spiri. Framed well...well said...well done...

Hi Pankaj,
Sharp image and the pov here is original. Lovely color clarity. Very well done. Happy New Year 2008.

Hi Pankaj,
A lovely image!
I like the POV, pose and colours got here.
Patterns on its wings are so beautiful and a joy to look at.
Wish you a Happy New Year and all the best to you and your family,
Warm regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-01 7:20]

Hi Pankaj.
What a poetic note. I ma very touched and wish you in this year all what you want and have written. I wish you (and all of us) so many nice pictures as those shots which were shared by you with us.

Simply amazing back low POV. Brilliant reproduction of the flowers and entire image of butterfly. DOF is really great. Lights and colours, blurriness and colourfulness of the BG are perfect too. Bravo.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-01 8:06]

Hi Pankaj,

A beautiful picture and wonderful notes to begin the year 2008. I wish you all the best for the new year and look forward to lots of your superb posts.


Good 'first' image, Pankaj.
Hope to see a lot of photos from you and your lovely assistant:-)
Wish you all the best!

Dear Pankaj
Very intersting scene you show us today,
Perfect focusing,POV and BG,Welldone.

Best wishes for 2008

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-01 10:28]

Wonderful photo Pankaj!
The POV is very original and I think it works really well!
Magnificent colours and lighting.
Great composition as well.
Greetings from Bulgaria!

Hi Pankaj,
Another shot of this beautiful butterfly.
Nice clear details,sharpness and colors.
Well done.
Happy New Year,


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-01 11:11]

Hi Pankaj,
a very happy new year to you my friend, this is a lovely shot to celebrate the beginning of 2008 with. A very good POV with excellent DOF and bright, vibrant colour. Great work!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-01 12:13]

Hi Pankaj. This is a very colourful pictures of the beautiful butterfly. you have captured it with fine detail and colours. a nice POV. well done TFS.

All the best for 2008

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-01 12:17]

Hello Pankaj,
great capture, very good DOF and interestin POV
beautiful colors
happy new year and best wishes

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-01 12:20]

Thanks for whish and thanks for the this great great pic,have a nice 2008,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-01 12:48]

Hello Pankaj,
Wonderful photo with excellent clear colours and sharpness. Fantastic BG.
I wish you a very good (photografic) and healthy 2008,

Hello friend Pankaj,
Sincerely wishing you and family
Thank you for everything on the of 2007!
wishing you well

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-01 19:08]

Hi Pankaj,
Outstanding beginning to the new year. Wonderful shot. Wish you give us such beautiful images to enjoy throughout 2008, MF. I eagerly look foward to every moment here on TN with you and our entire community.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-01 19:30]

Hello Pankaj

An interesting POV for this shot showing lovely patterns and markings on this beautiful butterfly.
The image compliments the words very well.Both are poetic and inspiring.
Excellent lighting and colours.
Once again framed and presented in a classy manner.
The POV and DOF are well done.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-01 19:54]

Hello Pankaj,
Beautiful image with amazing camera work. Great job Pankaj, your macro work is superb my friend.

What a great start to your new year of postings on TN Pankaj!
Wonderful POV here looking foward with the butterfly. :-)
Beautiful color and sharp detail also well lit with a lovely composition. Thank you for the New Year greeting and may you also have a wonderful 2008 with joy, peace, and good health shared with the ones you love.

Hi Pankaj,
Thanks a lot for the wishes. A very nice greetings. Well composed with excellent details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Pankaj,
Happy New Year to you too. Thanks for this picture of a lovely subject. I hope 2008 brings you lots more opportunities for excellent photography.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-02 7:27]

Hello Pankaj ! What a great DOF on this one, the butterfly must have been very still to get that sharpness at 1/100th ! Perfect exposure and bavkground too, great details ! Well done again, thanks ! Happy new year !


Hello Pankaj,
What a lovely Peacock Pansy image you have posted on the occasion of the new year!
Thanks for the warm message you convey through your image and note.
Wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

Hello Pankaj,
The fine point of view gives a great dynamic composition!
Attractive colours and details, the wing pattern comes out well...
And I wish a HAPPY NEW YEAR will come your way!
Seasonal greetings from a chilly Norway,
Pablo -

:-) OK-

I'm copying your notes to share with friends...beautiful thoughts.

AND a beautiful photo...excellent sharpness and glorious colors. WOW!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-04 2:57]

Hello Pankaj,
very nice close-up with nice colours and good POV.Very well done.

He looks ready to take the leap into 2008 Pankaj :) Excellent color and light, great DOF & detail.
Good luck in the year ahead,

Hi Pankaj, splendid butterfly with superb details, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, great use of flash, have a great 2008, ciao Silvio

Hi Pankaj,
This is a wonderful picture that goes so well with those wise and beautiful notes. I like the way you captured this superb specie with its wings wide opened, lovely colors, exposure, composition and details. This is so beautiful! Have a Great New Year!

Happy New Year to you too, Pankaj.

I love this photograph! The focus, the details and the light are all excellent! The b/g makes a very appropriate backcloth against which to show off this splendid butterfly! It actually resembles the face of a beautiful owl!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Many thanks for your kind comments on 'The doctor's friend'.

Hello Pankaj.

Nice composition and colors.
Very beatiful image.

Jose Luis.

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