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For my dear TN Friends

For my dear TN Friends
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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: 2008-02-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 2, Dedications at treknature: Part Five, my work [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-23 3:57
Viewed: 4906
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This post is for My TN friends Howard, Sumon, Joe, lawbert & Rob and to everyone out here who loves looking at nature through the eyes of camera.

"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand. ~Irish Blessing"

I request you all to give comments only (no ratings) on this particular post.

The butterfly presented here is Common Emigrant or Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona). This is a medium sized butterfly found commonly in India.I found this one sitting on the lantana bush on my small rooftop garden.

This specimen looks like a female one.

The lantana bushes are growing again but with no luck this season as so far i havnt seen much of the butterflies sipping nectar on the lantana bush.

Ill be taking a break from TN for sometime.
God bless you all & take care.
Goodbye for now.

Pankaj Bajpai

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-23 4:09]

Hi Pankaj
excellent shot of this butterfly with fine POV
and very well framed on the image,
lovely light on the subject with great shrapness and details,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-23 4:10]

Hi Pankaj,the perfection is inside this pic,wonderfull under all point of view,nothing to comment,the beauty of this pic talk alone,my best compliment,Luciano

  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-23 4:20]

Hi Pankaj!

Great dedication for our dear friends. Perfect gift for them. Butterfly looks really good - big, colorfull, detailed and with great composition!

Hi Pankaj
Another beauty. What I like here the most are the colors vivid yellow and red and peacful OOF grey background. Your photo is sharp with nice compo with butterfly on the left side

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-23 4:32]

Hello Pankaj, very nice dedication my friend, great capture of a very beautiful butterfly, as usual it's flawless, thanks!


  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-07-23 5:15]

Hi Pankaj,

This is a very thoughtful gesture you show.
And i love the colours and details displayed on the beautiful subject.I love the way the red of the flower contrasts the brown patched yellow wings.

Excellent results with wonderful colours, contrasts and sharpness.Personally i prefer thinner frames, but i must qiuickly add that it doesnt mar the beauty of your shot.

TFS & take care...life is good:)

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-07-23 5:15]

Very nice indeed. Beautiful color combination. Gary

Hi Pankaj Da,
A superb capture of this emigrant. Very well composed with sharp details. Very good use of flash. Excellent. A great dedication to our friends. Hope they will be back in action soon. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Pankaj, thankyou greatly for your support.
This is a truly stunning image.
I love the colours.

Thanks and regards,


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-23 6:42]

Hi Pankaj,
another gem from your lens. First class work, it's superb. Love the background here and everything else is as always, excellent! The slight luminosity of the wings is also great...enjoy your break :o)

Hello Pankaj,
Let's talk about the image. The clouds will disappear..
Nicely done. Good sharpness...overall. Well composed.

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-23 8:20]

Hello Pankaj,
Great closed wing capture of Catopsila pomona, in fact close to perfect without any negative aspects.
It is great to have you with us and I hope you'll be back soon!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-23 8:31]

Hello Pankaj,
Beautiful capture and a fine tribute to our friends who've been badly treated! Let's hope they'll be back again and you too!!!
I like this butterfly in beautiful sunlight and showing fine sharp details. he background is dark but I think this signifies that there's hope!!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-23 9:20]

hi Pankaj
fantastic macro shot, great colors and details. Good frame.


Hi My friend PANKAJ!

PS. I also decided to take a break (at least a month!) from TN until everything be back in peace!

  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-23 12:59]

Hello Pankaj,
Great dedication to our friends. I fully agree.
Superb photo in splendid colours.
Composition, sharpness, POV are all wonderful.

Hello Pankaj,
A beautiful image and lovely thoughts dedicated to good friends part of our worldwide family.

I hope we will all be together again soon.

Evelynn : )

  • scshekar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 8 N: 180] (2190)
  • [2008-07-23 22:31]

Hi Pankaj,

Its a lovely image of butterfly and well dedicated too. I like the compo, pov, dof and bg to complement the picture.Your note is impressive too. Hope things get resolved asap. TFS.

I honour your request my friend, but herewith wish to thank you for all the joy you have provided.


Ciao Pankaj,
condivido la tua sensibile dedica e le tue note;
questa macro è bellissima sotto ogni aspetto, mi piace l'elegante composizione;
segno comunque il mio apprezzamento.
Grazie e complimenti.

Hi Pankay, my beloved friend, great king of butterflies what happen on TN? Why arfer and lawbert they are not with us? Why other friends are leaving for a period? I have not understood what is happening, you help me to comprise it, thanks
I'm not sure that leave TN is a good idea, but I respect and I would comprise.
Thanks for your splendid butterfly
Ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-25 10:48]

Hi Pankaj,

Wonderful butterfly and wonderful dedication. I think we can concentrate on the picture - the sun will break through the clouds. A beautiful Common Emigrant on the lantana. The wings are just amazing with excellent colors and details. The head, legs and antennae are razor sharp. Magnificent background and composition.


Hola amigo Pankaj.
Genial macro y estupendos colores.
Buena dedicatoria a la que me sumo.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

PD. Quizá va siendo hora de emigrar como esta preciosa mariposa, a otra web o crearnos una propia donde publicar nuestro trabajo.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-27 9:07]

Hello pankaj, Cmon friend please come back. This is really a big concern and let us all meet and get things resolved. Think think think. This is a land where we had big leaders like Gandhi. Get back pankaj for our sake. Ganesh

Impresinantes colores y muy logrados contrastes Pankaj. Para ser perfecta hubiras tenido que pulir algunos pequeños efectos de la luz, pero casi lo consigues y es una fotografía de gran belleza. Buenos el enfoque y la profundidad así como el encuadre.

Un abrazo y buena semana: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

hello Pankaj

excellent shot of this butterfly and his flower
with fine POV and framing, and a very beautiful
colour tones of both the butterfly and the flower,



  • saguzar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
  • [2008-08-15 17:19]

Hi friend,
An excellent gift for TN´ers! Very, very good sharpness and details on wings, looks lik it has a marroon face on wings! superb close-up and job.

Hello Pankaj.

Excellent Butterfly, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis

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