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Lemon Pansy

Lemon Pansy
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Copyright: Behrad Sharifi (BEHRAD) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 31 N: 109] (449)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, SIGMA APO 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-07 10:31
Viewed: 4271
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody
I found this little felow about one week back.
Here are some Info about it :

The Lemon Pansy Junonia lemonias is a common nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It is found in gardens, fallow land, and open wooded areas.

It is brown with numerous eye-spots as well as black and lemon-yellow spots and lines on the upperside of the wings. The underside is a dull brown, with a number of wavy lines and spots in varying shades of brown and black. There is also an eyespot on the lower side of the forewing. The wet and dry season forms differ considerably in coloration and even shape. In the wet season form the markings are distinct and vivid and the wing shape is a little more rounded.

In the dry season form the markings are obscure and pale especially on the underside and the wing margin is more angular and jagged. This helps it camouflage in the dried leaf-litter.

Life Cycle

Eggs are laid singly on the underside of leaves. The egg is green and barrel-shaped with longitudinal ridges.

The caterpillar is cylindrical, uniformly thick and covered with rows of spines which are branched at the tip. It is dull black with a faint blue sheen and has dorsal stripe of a darker color. There is a distinct orange ring behind the head. The caterpillar stays on the underside of the leaf and if disturbed, rolls up and drops to the ground.

Pupation takes place in dense foliage close to the ground. The pupa is compact, with small conical processes on its rough surface. The pupa is well camouflaged with varying shades of brown with fine streaks and lines.

The caterpillar feeds on Barleria spp., Cannabis sativa, Corchorus capsularis, Hygrophila auriculata, Nelsonia canescens and Sida rhombifolia.

References : www.wikipedia.com

And these are photo's details :

Shooting Date/Time : 9/29/2006 4:08:30 PM
Shooting Mode : Manual
Photo Effect Mode : Off
Tv( Shutter Speed ) :1/125
Av( Aperture Value ) : 9.0
Metering Mode : Center-weighted averaging
ISO Speed : 200
Lens :70.0 - 300.0 mm
Focal Length :300.0 mm
Image Size : 3456x2304
Image Quality : Fine
Flash :Off
White Balance : Daylight
AF Mode : Manual Focus
Tone Curve Standard
Sharpness level 0
Color tone Normal
Noise reduction : Off

Hope you like it.

Argus, mikou, ramthakur, rufous03, magal, phlr, eruyanik, Hil, coasties, RAP, cedryk, Phoki, fartash has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-07 10:36]

Hello Behrad,
This is a fine close-up the Lemon Pansy. Nicely composed, sharp and good colours.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-07 11:00]

Hi Behrad,
this is beautiful butterfly.Lovely colours,fine details.Very nice shot.
Thanks and greetings

Hi Behrad!
An outstandingly sharp and clear picture of this spectacular butterly.
The diagonal placement of the subject is well executed.
The cropping is a bit too tight in my humble opinion. Some more space at the rear would have been better.
POV, DOF, colours and sharpness are spot on.
Well done, youngman.

Salam Behrad,
reat macro.Exellent colours, POV, details.
Very well composed.TFS.


Very nice. Excellent color and detail. Diagonal placement makes for an interesting composition, but I think the crop is too tight. The background is a little distracting, but not really under your control.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-10-07 12:59]

Hi Behrad,
Nice shot, with excellent detail and beautiful colours. Composition is ecellent too.

Hi Behrad,
Reaaly a wonderful shot! i love the colours and patterns on this beauty. Great pov and framing! Sharpness is spot on!
Thank you for this wonderful post,

Hi Behrad,

exellent shot
great composition, sharpness, POV, DOF and colours

Wel done
TFS Thijs

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-07 19:26]

Hi Behrad,

Great shot, the composition and pose are both excellent and really show of the Butterfly perfectly, nice sharp details and lovely natural colours. I've not seen one of these before so thanks for sharing.

Regards Hil :o)

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-07 19:30]

Excellent photo.

Hi Behrad

Nice shot showing the lovely wing patten. A very pretty butterfly. Good work. Thanks you!

  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-08 8:42]

Hi Behrad, interesting macro with very good color in the buttefly.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
Lighting: *** (lightly high)
Framing *****
Background: ** (F9 produce a confuse y loaded bottom)
DOF: ***
POV: *****
Note: ***** (very complete)

TFS and greetings... Ricardo

salam behrad
agreta shot,nice colors
and composition,Excellent


Hi Behrad,

This is a very nice picture!
Great composition, details and colors!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-10-20 16:38]

Hello Behrad,
It's amazing - I remember very similar species of the same genus from United States: Junonia coenia and Junonia evarete. I didn't know they live also in Asia.
I learned somethin new :-)
TFS and best greetings!

  • Great 
  • Mahd (17)
  • [2006-10-21 11:26]
  • [+]

Hi Behrad jan
wonderful job!!!
so clear.

A wonderful b'fly I would never want to be associated with :) lemon pansy... Feels like two sets of eyes are watching you when wings are spread.

Composition & POV : 10
Sharpness & DOF : 9
Light & color: 10
Creativity & Originality: 8

Best regards,
Radu Xplorator

  • Great 
  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2006-12-22 13:59]

Selam Behrad Sharifi;
Tek kelimeyle harika , eline sağlık....selamlar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-01-26 16:26]

Hello Behrad,
Beautiful colours and sharpness.
Although the composition is good, the cropping is a bit too thight.

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