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Gray Pansy

Gray Pansy
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Copyright: vijeesh babu (vijeeshbabu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 122] (661)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: sony DSC W110
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-08 2:34
Viewed: 2859
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom :Animalia
Phylum :Arthropoda
Class :Insecta
Order :Lepidoptera
Family :Nymphalidae
Genus :Junonia

Upperside of both sexes pale lavender-brown, apical half of wings paler. Fore wing: cell with, three transverse, short, sinuous black bands, the outermost defining the discocellulars ; a similar short, somewhat broader band beyond apex of cell; two transverse discal dusky black fasciae, the inner highly sinuous and outward!} angulate above vein 4, the outer straighter, somewhat lunular. bordered by a series or" whitish ovals with dusky or black centres : the black-centred spots in the ovals in interspaces 2, 5 and 6 margined posteriorly with rich ochraceous yellow. Beyond this series of ovals is a lunular, narrow, transverse dark band, followed by sinuous subterminal and terminal broad dark lines. Apex of wing slightly fuliginous. Hind wing ; a short slender black loop from veins 6 to 4 at apex of cell-area ; two discal sinuous transverse dark, fasciae in continuation of those on the fore wing: followed by a series of dark-centred ovals in interspaces 2-6, the ovals in interspaces 2, 5 and 6 with the dark centres inwardly broadly bordered with ochreous yellow; postdiscal, subterminal and terminal dark lunular lines as on the fore wing.

Underside lilacine white markings as on the upperside but very delicate, slender and somewhat obsolescent. In the dry-season forms of the males the rows of oval ocelli are only indicated by the yellow-centred ovals. The most prominent marking is the inner discal fascia crossing the wings; this is much less sinuous than on the upperside and not angulated on the fore wing. In the females the markings are all heavier and more distinct, the space between the various transverse fasciae tinged with ochraceous.

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good sharpness and contrast. nice background. congrats.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-08 2:56]

Hello Vijeesh.
Beautiful and interesting composition of this Gray Pansy butterfly.Very good POV, colors, DOF and details. Thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-08 3:08]

What a fanastic beauty my friend,and the perfect wings position for the best result,fantastic light balance,sharpness and colors,a great gift to the butterflies fans of TN.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Beautiful butterfly with excellent colour.
Good point of view and composition.
Great sharpness.
Well done...


Ciao Vijeesh, great macro of fantastic butterfly with beautiful design o wings, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Vijeesh, this is a great shot of this butterfly. Excellent sharpness and detail. Bill

This a jewel of a butterfly! Excellent photograph, with great clarity and brightness. regards yiannis

Hello vijeesh,

You're taking a lot of excellent photo for butterfly.
This butterfly is also impressive in colors and patterns, especially macula with black and orange of wings. And, surrounding green leaves give additional good atmosphere for the whole, I think.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-08 6:39]

Hello Vijeesh,
Excellent photo in good sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Very nice diagonal composition.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-08 7:00]

Hi Vijeesh.
Beautiful shot. Fine light and stunning natural color. Very good POV showing sharp details and beautiful drawing wings. I think the composition is be better if a butterfly is not in the middle. Thanks for saring of this beautiful presentation. Have a nice weekend.
Best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-08 7:09]

Beautiful species and well captured, good colors. tfs.

Hello Vijeesh!
It is really a little wonder ! Great shot, my dear ! Incredible sharpness and amazing POV.Superb natural colors and excelent POV.Gorgeous job! TFS
Regards from,

hello Vijeesh
this is a Beauty
great details good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Very nice photo of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Very good sharpness. A lot of details.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Vijeesh

Super sharp capture of this Pansy and especially on green BG, it stands out beautifully.


Hello Vijeesh,
Excellent capture with very nice colors and superb clarity.
Fantastic sharpness and very good focus.

Hi Vijeesh,

The leaves are framing well the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors pf the Gray Pansy butterfly. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Very nice pov of this Pansy, Vijeesh. I like the natural tone with vivid markings on the wings.
Thanks and kind regards,

Ciao Vijeesh. TFS this fantastic specie taken with in excellent detaisl and sharp from the best POV. Good colours.


Hello Vijeesh!
Good shot!... very clear and wuth inpressive natural colors.
This a very closely cousin of our Anartia jatrophae (Linnaeus, 1763)!... Thanks for show this!

Hello Vijeesh,
Lovely capture with very good sharpness and superb focus. Outstanding details and colours. Well done!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-08-02 4:28]

Hello Vijeesh,
What a beautiful creature! I like very much the subtle colored wings of this grey Pansy. A natural and fine butterfly-picture. No sophistication, just nature.
Thanks and kind regards

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