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Pioneer on Tridax

Pioneer on Tridax
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Copyright: Guru Pawan (gurupawan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 61 N: 442] (1755)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon F80, Kodak Gold 200
Exposure: f/8
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 1, Gems from India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-23 6:29
Viewed: 5502
Points: 65
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi guys , This guy was pretty active and just gave me a chance for taking this pose.A hand held shot and was done by around 10 AM in the morning.Dedicate this pic to my friend Arun who had given me his 105mm macro lens to capture this beauty.

More of this guy:
A medium sized black, yellow and white butterfly with a wingspan of 40-50 mm. A very variable insect with many intergrades between the wet and dry season forms. The sexes look similar in flight. Upper side forewing: The ground color is white to creamy white, and in the females, there is a uniform dusting of black scales. The black termenal bands are wider in the female. Both sexes have a black band that partly surrounds the forewing cell dorsally, but it is always wider and more pronounced in the female.
Under side forewing: The ground color of the male varies little, being yellow in any season. In the female, it is often a rich chrome yellow, sometimes almost orange in individuals from the wet season. The black termenal band is wide. The prominent black lines on the veins connect with each other to form a reticulate pattern. The size and number of yellow spots in the termenal band are very variable.

Thx for your time and critique.

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Spectacular shot, beautiful butterfly.
Great sharp shot, nice background. Well done.


What a lovely detailed macro you have posted! Your composition, POV, Sharpness, DOF and BG make a really great macro pic. TFS,

Stunning details.. and love the vibrant yellows :)
Nice and sharp with good OOF BG

Hello Guru, excllent colors, BG, POV, details are crisp, great work TFS Kyle

Hi Guru,
WOW! Excellent shot. Flawless composition and framing. Beautiful saturated colors. The detail is very sharp. Your contol on the DOF was perfect here. A great OOF backround. Nice work!

Hi Guru
Excellent POV,great colors and details

excellent shot - I really like the colours and composition in this photo. The green BG is also excellent OOF though I know you have no control over it.



It will be better if the BG on top right corner appear to be tone in green, i think.

This is a perfect display of the side view of a butterfly. Amazingly clear in details and nicely composed. Good light and BG too.

Did you do some changes on BG?


Hi Pawan,
you have captured this beautufuul butterfly with lovely colours and good sharpness. Well composed and exposed.
The butterfly is well seen from the BG.
And as usual, a good scanning work.
Very well done.

Hi Guru,
clear, sharp and well composed image.
Pretty, very well taken butterfly on a very cute flower with beautiful subtle colours.
Great shot. Thank you, and best regards,

Fantastic image, Guru Pawan!
The POV is the best one could think of; the DOF is at its best and the colours are simply amazing.
You have excelled yourself in this shot.

vraiment parfait,couleurs details netteté et BG bien flou.

Hi Guru,
phantastic, the colours are so brilliant and the sharpness excellent. I like the moment very much, thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hi gurooooooooo
Very nice shot of this beautiful butterfly. Nice POV and DOF. sharpness is much better . I think the colors are over saturated. nice capture.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-23 14:19]

Hello Guru,
excellent shot, love the brilliant colors and beautiful sharp details. POV, DOF and composition are great.

Hello Guru,
very nice butterfly shot. Great sharpness, excellent colors and great POV. This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.

Stunning SHARPNESS! Superb colours and BG.
I like your pictures a lott!
TFS Harm

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-23 17:10]

Better it's imopssible!
Above scale photo!
Keep on going and TFS!

A perfect capture, congratulations, Guru Pawan!


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-05-23 22:31]

Hi Guru,
Excellent capture of this beautiful butterfly, very sharp and clear details, great composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Guru

This is a great shot. Good clarity. Very sharp with good light and colour. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-05-24 6:46]

Hello Guru, a very beautiful shot indeed. Vivid colors, very nice composition. I like the blurred bg too. Great moment

This is fantastic the colors are so rich and the details are all there, excellent capture Guru! :)

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-08-02 7:34]
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Wspanialy motyl, pieknie ujety. Rewelacyjne kolory i detale.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-03 14:26]

Un gran retrato Guru por su composición y el contraste del insecto contra el fondo limpio.
Muy buena nitidez con un colorido vívido y adecuado encuadre, completan una bella presentación.

A great picture by its composition and the contrast of the insect against the clean backdrop.
Very good clearness with a vivid colorful and adapted frame, completes a beautiful presentation.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-08-04 16:38]

Hello Guru , A Great shot from the butterfly , beauty colours sharpnes compositie pov dof and details ,very good , Nice Weekend Teunie .

Hi guruji,

Nice picture, as usual u give good colours , sharpfull pic.Real good picture. Like this one of all.


Excellent shot!
Just perfect colours and sharpness.
Very good DOF - thanks


Hi Pawan,

Spectacular shot, beautiful butterfly.


What a beauty and colourful picture! Saturation, colours, and details are really fantastic! :)
TFS and best greetings from Poland,

Still there, browsing your portfolio.
Another sharp and well composed one.
No need to mention the wonderful colouration.
Well done

Print it and hang it on the wall!
A very fine work, lovely capture of impressing subject.
Rgards, Felipe.

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