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Padi Field Fauna 2 - Junonia Orithya

Padi Field Fauna 2 - Junonia Orithya
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-135mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-31 4:27
Viewed: 6108
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this is a female Blue Pansy. The male has a blue upperside and more attractive in a way.

The Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya) is a Nymphalid butterfly of South Asia which occurs in open areas, often sitting on bare ground. This species has a stiff flap and glide style of flight and maintains a territory driving away other butterflies that may enter it.

From wikipedeia on differences between the male and female Blue Pansy.

Male upperside : somewhat more than half the fore wing from base velvety black, apical half dull fuliginous ; cell-area with or without two short transverse orange bars ; a blue patch above, the tornus; the outer margin of the basal black area obliquely zigzag in a line from the middle of costa to apex of vein 2, including a large discal, generally obscure ocellus, which, however, in some specimens is prominently ringed with orange-yellow. Beyond this a broad while irregularly oblique discal band followed by a short oblique preapical bar from costa ; a small black orange-ringed ocellus beneath the bar, a subterminal continuous line of white spots in the interspaces and a terminal jet-black slender line; cilia alternately dusky black and white. Hind wing blue shaded with velvety black towards base; a postdiscal black white-centred orange and black-ringed ocellus in interspace 2, a round minutely white-centred velvety black spot (sometimes entirely absent) in interspace 5; the termen narrowly white, traversed by an inner and an outer subterminal and a terminal black line ; cilia white.

Underside fore wing: basal half with three black-edged, sinuous, broad, ochraceous-orange transverse bands, followed by the pale discal baud ; ocelli, preapical short bar, subterminal and terminal markings much as on the upperside; the discal band margined inwardly by a broad black angulated line which follows the outline of the black area of the upperside. Hied wing irrorated with dusky scales and transversely crossed by subbasal and discal slender zigzag brown lines and a postdiscal dark shade, on which are placed the two ocelli as on the upperside; sub terminal and terminal faint brown lines, and a brownish short streak tipped black at the tornal angle below the lower ocellus.

Female. Similar, with similar but larger and more clearly defined ocelli and markings ; the basal half of the fore and hind wings on the upper-side fuliginous brown, scarcely any trace of blue on the hind wing. Antennae brown, head reddish brown, thorax and abdomen above brownish black: palpi, thorax and abdomen beneath dull white.

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Hello Foozi,
a fantastic capture of the Blue Pansy, very good sharpness and marvellous colours very well saturated, excellent POV and composition with a splendid environment.
Best regards

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-31 4:36]

Hello Foozi,
an excellent macro again with this beautifully colored butterfly species.
Exceptional employment and playback.
Have a beautiful Sunday,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-31 4:44]

Hell Foozi again,
What a fine composition to show us this fine-colored butterfly. The grasses give a graphical aspect to the picture and the fine smooth wings of the butterfly are in perfect contrast to them. Very well seen.
Kind regards

Dear Foozi!

Oh, I like this composition very much. The crossed haulmes - together with the other ones - form an original background for a butterfly and these shapes remind me of another butterfly! The colours are beautiful, too and the good lighting creates a very pleasant atmosphere.

Kind regards


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-31 5:43]

Hello Foozi
What a great capture this lovely butterfly!
Details and colors are fantastic!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-31 5:44]

Hello Foozi
Wonderful butterfly with vivid colors ...thanks for sharing

salam aliukum akhi Foozi
Blue Pansy very very beautiful butterfly and it must be common in South Asia since popular on TN. I like very much its posts. amazing beautiful. I'd like to see it in nature.
This is wonderful macro-shot from your Padi Field seri. you greatly captured it against blurred green BG. sharp details, POV/DOF and exposure excellent. splendid colors. greatly composed and noted with good information.
Thanks for sharing this beauty, have a wonderful week.

hello Foozi

excellent and very beautiful butterfly photo, with very fine
POV, DOF, superb focus sharpness and details of the foreground,
beautifully blurred background, wonderful luminosity, TFS


Hi MF Foozi,

Stunning macro capture of a female blue pansy from top POV with flawless details, great DOF and delightfull composition.
TFS and have a day MF!


This is one of the most beautiful butterfly I ever see!
Great shot!


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-01-31 8:09]

Hello Foozi!

Fantastic butterfly full of tropical colours. Very good dorsal POV on green BG. I like it!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-31 9:25]

Hello Foozi,
Great photo in very beautiful contrasting colours and good sharpness. Good POV, composition and DOF.

hello Foozi,
the composition is splendid and the BG, very beautiful photo output!
keep photographing! TFS

Hi MF Foozi,
Your "Padi Field" series is really interesting to me, no matter You show us the karst or the fauna. Of course I never in my life saw this beautiful butterfly, and I'm glad You shared it. As a photography, I find it quite pleasant, colorful with great sharpness and fine background, and all these crowned with a fantastic composition. I can only say bravo! Great job MF.
Friendly regards, László

Ho Foozi,
This did not know, looks like our Junion, but the colors on this are more exuberant. Excellent approach, very good light. Mangifica composition and a great background for contrast. TFS!

Salam Alaikum Akhi Foozi.

A wonderful shot of this lovely species with great note. I'm watching Allah's art in nature with admiration. What a colourful creature is this. Subhanallah!

Ma assalama, fi amanillah

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-31 11:25]

Hello Foozi,
Very good macro shot of this butterly in open wings with excellent colors and details.A great POV and fine sharpness.TFS and best regards my friend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-31 11:46]

Hi Foozi,a great gift for a butterflies fan like me! It's a dream to see beauties like that in my country..ehehe...wonderful POV and great sharpenss and colors.Very nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

Hello Foozi

Congratulations on such an breathtaking picture. Truly a jewel



Woooow, this is a real beauty, you are lucky to see this wonderful butterfly in nature, I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-31 22:37]

Hi Foozi

Lovely composition - good pov and good detail here.

Best wishes


Hello Foozi,

very nice presentation from this butterfly with good pov, details.
Fine colours.
This one I never seen before.


Hallo Foozi
I am a bit scarce around the site at the moment, please pardon my short note. All your findings in the Padi Fields are making me quite jealous. Not jealous in a nasty way, jealous meaning I would have loved to captured these beauties as well. This multi-coloured butterfly with its lovely markings is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Foozi. Interesting well captured coloured butterfly. Very good POV so like light's management.


Ciao Foozi, fantastic butterfly with splendid colors, fine details, lovely blurry BG and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Foozi

What a wonderful photo of this butterfly. The colours are so rich and detail is shown very clearly.

Well done,KOP (Keep on posting!)


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2010-02-01 18:41]

Ya Foozi,
Assalamualia kum wa soub bakhair,
S U B H A A N . A L L A H, amazing TITLEE that I have not seen and I wish to be there in those tropical farms and jungles and enjoy the nature.
Here the 40 days of winter has ended on 30 January as now 20 days be more cool and rainy the till 23 March it will be AAMAN BAAMAN then the spring.
Beautiful shot, a bit PP work could improve the center part, rest is OK and charming.
TFS, Regards.


hi !

this butterfly is really wonderful and you've catched it in perfect way

great colors and sharpness


Hello Foozi
great shot of this very beautiful butterfly taken in a nice surroundings, he shows his superb wings very nicely,
very sharp details, fine DOF and BG
Have a good night

Salam Foozi.

You have captured this female Blue Pansy really well by the roadside in Tandop. I did not get a good quality image of this but might be posting one soon. Fine markings on the wings but on of the right upperwing looks like rather stunted with the growth.

Pleasing green background and TFS.

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