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Common Pierrot (Castalius rosim)

Common Pierrot (Castalius rosim)
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/210 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Chattisgarh
Theme(s): Butterflies of Asia, My Butterflies ( From Chattisgarh), Butterflies By pankaj Bajpai, Lycaenidae Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-04 3:36
Viewed: 7058
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last night I found the biggest butterfly I have seen in my life (already posted) and surprisingly today morning I found the smallest butterfly I could ever imagine.

Its sitting on a small leaf and you can have an idea about its size by comparing it with the leaf.

This butterfly was so nice to shoot and i shot 20 pics and it was sitting pretty comfortable on the leaf giving poses for free.
This butterfly is found in the open areas and thinly wooded country upto 1300m in South India and upto 2500m in The Himalayas. It has a weak flight. It always flies close to the ground frequently settling on leaves. It is fond of sunshine and basks more after the rains. It vists flowers, damp patches, dead insects and bird droppings

My kind regards to all friends who have given critiques.

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Hello Pankaj,
Wow the greens are awesome, from the leaves to the frame and oh there is a butterfly! The butterfly is very clear and sharp where it needs to be but all round nice composition.

Hello Pankaj!
To my utter delight, you are fast turning into a pro with images like this one.
This is a remarkable capture of a very beautiful butterfly. The composition is immaculate; POV, DOF, sharpness and colours are exquisite.
For Indian butterflies, try this site for identification: www.nerdybirders.com/html/­butterflies/butterflies.html
Well done and TFS.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-04 4:27]
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Hi Pankaj.
I like composition with very nice butterfly sitting on height leaf.Details on leaf and butterfly they are really perfectly sharp.Very good POV and also DOF.Superb background.Very nice job!
TFS and greetings.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-04 4:28]
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Hello Pankaj,
A really first-class shot! Wonderful butterfly in a beautiful composition; colours, sharpness and background all very nice.
TFS, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-04 5:06]
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Hello Pankaj,
Excellent capture of this little fellow, sharp and well composed in a pleasant BG. The Common Pierrot is a species new to me.
Suggestion: that you produce a photographic butterfly guide, or are you already doing that?
Best wishes, Ivan

Hi Pankaj
Lovely colours and details.
Nice soft blurry bg

excellent point de vue,la netteté sur le papillon est tres bonne sauf sur le haut des ailes.
le BG parfaitement flou met en valeur le sujet.
bien fait.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-11-04 6:22]
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Hello Pankaj
Excellent shot with a very beautiful and artistic composition. The details are perfectly shown. I love it.
Best wishes

Hi Pankaj,
Great shot of this small butterfly. Sharp and neat BG. Great DoV. Very nicely composed picture and good simple frame.

Ben Lakitan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-04 10:43]
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What a splendid little butterfly!
Its colors are simply lovely and the POV from which the shot was taken is excellent!
Very nice framing and composition.
I also like the DOF - isolation the subject very well from the BG and the nice sharp details.
Great work, Pankaj!

Bravo and TFS

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-11-04 10:58]
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Hi Pankaj,
Your butterfly is really like a Pierrot balancing on a leave. Wonderful composition, colours and great sharpness. Bravo

Hello Pankaj,
I realize that I missed many of your previous posts. Unfortunately there are so many nice images here and we cannot critic all of them. Anyway, this one is very nice and I think it is pretty funny that you could see the biggest and the smallest butterfly; this is quite an experience :) You caught very good details in a nice composition with good colors and great notes. There is a little noise in the BG but nothing too disturbing. Well done and TFS,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-04 13:51]
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Pretty compo Pankaj bright and clear.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, color, sharpness, lighting, framing.

I like it: background, notes.

I don't like it: nothing.

I like details of the leaf a lot where it poses the butterfly.
Nice post... thank you for sharing.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-11-04 16:35]
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Very good butterfly picture, Pankaj. It's very sharp, well composed and exposed. Very nice background too. Thanks !


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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-11-05 20:48]

Nice details and composition with green tones. Top of butterfly is a bit out of DOF but I like the photo.
TFS Pankaj.

Hello Pankaj.

Excellent picture, Very good details an colors.
Great composition.


Hello Pankaj,
This is a fine composition, I also appreciate the fine details in the leaf the butterfly is resting on!
Macro work on the insect is well done, beautiful light and super details...
Pablo -

Namaste Pankaj,
that's a beautiful butterfly, I love the wings so much. It is sitting on a nice place with perfect contrast, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Pankaj,
excellent presentation of the tiny Pierrot resting in top of a leaf, with both the plant and the butterfly with fine details, and treating both parts with equal care, the shapes and structures of the leaf being just as fascinating as the pretty markings of the charming little butterfly.
Pleasantly soft colours. Nice atmosphere.
With thanks, and best regards,

Hi dear pankaj ,
very nice shot.
all of your photos are beutiful.
you are great photographer.
nice colors and good BG.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-04 4:42]

Pankaj Nice one and I would request you to kindly see mind and let me know your comments. Ganesh


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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-11-04 10:59]


Good picture ! sharpness is also perfect

Arun krishnaiah

Hello Pankaj
Wonderful shot of this Common Pierrot ,
Perfect details,exposure and DOF,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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