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Peacock pansy

Peacock pansy
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Copyright: Richa Tewari (shree) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Kodak Easyshare V603
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-24 21:39
Viewed: 4129
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Known to be one of the most common butterflies in India, the Peacock Pansy appears like an Orange-face Owl, thus scaring away potential invertebrate predators.

Only when I was reading about this butterfly, I came to know that even butterflies are highly territorial in behaviour. Pansies are one of the best examples of such behaviour, who often chases away intruders.

Scientific classification is as follows -

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Junonia
Species: J. almana

(Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacock_Pansy)

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Hi Richa, This is a good record picture of peacock pansy! on the nit side i can its bit overexposed which could have been easily corrected with levels adjustment in any good photo editing software. ( GIMP is free )
Goutham R

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-25 0:43]

Hello Richa,

Great shot, very sharp!
Beautiful butterfly with "eyes"!



Good picture, Richa, despite your model being a little decrepit.
The focus is evenly sharp and the colours are pleasant to look at. Goutham's observation that there may be slight over-exposure here and there is quite relevant.
All the best.

Hello Richa,

The wing pattern is skillfully captured, with the fake eyes as a dominant feature!
Good colour reproduction, sharp details and the subject is well framed...

Pablo -

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-19 4:57]

Hi Richa,
thank for visiting my post and liking it.
this shot of your is very exciting with big eyes captured. The sharpness is great and the details are well seen.
excellent presentation and lovely composition.


Nice shot.The colours look beautiful. A little under exposure would have looked even better I guess. Anyways, thanks for sharing.

Ciao Richa, splendid butterfly with wonderful colors, great sharpness and fine details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Richa,

You got the shot from near, well done. It is difficult to chase these little guys. They are very agile. We need pretty much patience too :)

Thanks for the shot.

Hello Richa..
Excellent shot and colours.. thanks for sharing..

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