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Three Spot Grass Yellow

Three Spot Grass Yellow
Photo Information
Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/210 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2, Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above, Butterflies By pankaj Bajpai, Gems from India, Butterflies of India, Butterfly Encyclopedia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-12 22:08
Viewed: 4021
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Three Spot Grass Yellow (Eurema blanda silhetana)
was resting on a leaf in the morning and the sunlight was passing through the wings giving a lovely glow to the wings of this beautiful insect.

Three-Spot Grass Yellow , Eurema blanda is a small butterfly of the Family Pieridae, that is, the Yellows and Whites, which is found in India.

Wingspan of 40-50 mm. A bright yellow and black butterfly. It is very variable in size, color and markings. The sexes are similar. The outer margin of the forewing is wavy - a useful characteristic in the identification of the Eurema group..
Upper side forewing: It is two-toned with a black outer area and a yellow inner area. The line traced between them is variable in shape, but it always resembles a dog's face. The lower extremity of the black border of the forewing is subtended by yellow. The yellow color is quite variable and in some specimens it is cream colored.

Under side forewing: The basal part of the forewing cell has three irregularly shaped rings - a characteristic that distinguishes it from all other Grass Yellows. Sometimes, there is a narrow reddish-brown smudge below the forewing

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Hi dear pankaj ,
nice focus and great colors.
nice sharpness.
well compo and exposed.
thanks for sharing my good friend

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-01-13 1:59]

Belle image et belle lumière


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-13 2:00]

Hi Pankaj

I just love this grass-yellow butterfly with the interesting markings showing up very well due to the soft back light you had on this shot. A fine composition, lovely rich colours, excellent details, stunning OOF BG, and great exposure control.

Well done and TFS.

PS. Sorry for the short critique, but I’m having problems again with the cellulites and cannot sit at the PC for long.

Hello Pankaj,
Fine details and pleasant colours in this great macro shot!
Good light and a fine composition, DOF really makes the subject stand out!
Pablo -

Hello Pankaj, all is good (for me) in this pic.
Compo, colors, light (backlight) and sharpness are OK.
Well done and have a good week-end.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-13 3:03]

Hi Pankaj,
Great pov of view and light. Details are wonderful too.
TFS, José M.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-13 4:18]

Hello Pankaj,
Beautiful backlit butterfly against the dark brown background. Pretty sharp, nice colours and good omposition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-13 4:26]

Nice shot, Pankaj!
This shot of the Three-spot Grass Yellow is well composed and sharp.
I like the maple-leaf-shaped markings on the wings.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-13 4:38]

Hi Pankaj

Another splendid butterfly capture from you!
This, too, is amazing and the colors look fantastic in that bright sun-light.
The details here are amazing as well - especially the ones on the head and wings - and the contrast with the BG is exceptional.
Very beautiful composition!

Bravo and TFS

The wings of this bright-coloured butterfly look transparent owing to the angle of light you have utilized thoughtfully in framing this shot, Pankaj. I like the effect.
Great POV, DOF, focus and colours.
The diagonal placement of the subject within the frame adds special charm to the image.
Well done again.

nice shot Pankaj lovely composition nice back light TFS rgds Necip.

Hello Pankaj,
Wow! I love this backlighting that makes the wings of the butterfly almost transparent! This is a very nice composition with excellent details. This one is a real beauty; I love its color! Well seen! Thanks,

voici encore une petite merveille
les couleurs sont superbes et le fond parfait
bravo, merci de ce super partage

Hello Pankaj,

Excllent wpork, Great colors bg POV DOf perfect detaisl, Ireally like the framing and clours here,

TFS Kyle

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-01-13 12:05]

you really get some good shots
this one is quite in a tonal range i feel comfortable with..and it looks as if its looking at me..:)
not being a keen insect man i do like the lighting and compositional aspects mostly..as for technique i do appreciate the patience
most of my butterflies in nepal all flew away

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-13 13:02]

Hola Pankaj. Que hermosos colores en limon se aprecian en este hermoso Macro. Con muy buena luz y nitidez. Tu nota es muy buena tambien. Saludos desde Mexico. Luis52.

Hi Pankaj

Another well executed shot! Nice light, good POV and good depth of colour.

Hi Pankaj,
What a beautiful photo. Such warm and sunny colors and such amazing detail. I really love the composition with a perfect OOF BG and the plants for depth.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-13 15:43]

Hola Pamkaj, bonita toma y buenos colores...buena presentación. Saludos Sira

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-13 15:49]

Otra bonita macro lepidóptera Pankaj con intensos colores y muy buena definición.
La inclinación del insecto en conjunto con el contraste contra el fondo oscuro generan una bella composición.
Tal vez el encuadre es algo excesivo abajo, pero siempre depende del gusto personal.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Another beautiful macro lepidoptera Pankaj with intense colors and very good clearness.
The inclination of the insect together with the contrast against the dark bottom generates a beautiful composition.
Perhaps the framing is something excessive below, but it always depends on the personal pleasure.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-13 15:50]

Hola Pankaj, buen trabajo, detalles y luminosa escena, buena presentación buen pov, saludos amigo

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-13 15:54]

Hello Pankaj
Excellent picture again!! What a beauty in those wings. The sun is doing a perfect game. Wonderful sharpness, POV, DOF and composition.
Thank you very much for this new touch of color and gladness to our eyes.

Hi Pankaj,

Thanks for the kind and gracious critique on my last picture. I’m glad you liked it.

This is a picture I like very much. Good composition and BG.

Well done and TFS.

Hi Pankaj,
Great DoF, great sharpness and very nice details.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

Nice lighting and good exposure, well taken shot!


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-14 3:39]

Hi Pankaj.
This is beautiful shot.I primarily like very nice lighting.Also colours are amazing pleasantly clean.Nicely composed and exposure is great.Very nice POV with fine details on butterfly.Dark OOF background does view of butterfly yet catchier.
Well done,TFS.
Greetings Milos

Hi Pankaj, fascinating buttefly, lovely delicate colors, great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Pankaj
Quelle merveilleuse photo! Belle composition et nettetée excellente. La lumière et les couleurs sont également très jolies.
Merci et amitié...JP

Hi Pankaj,
This is a real beauty! Superb colors and detail from the spot on exposure.The backlighting thru the wings is perfect here. You have composed and framed this one perfectly. Well done!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-15 23:26]

Hello Pankaj

A lovely composition of this butterfly, I like the pose and backround.The POV and DOF are done very well.Nice use of lighting.Good sharp details.TFS


Hi Pankaj,
A superb picture! I like the translucent yellow and the tiny spots in the wings. A really nice and colourful image.
My compliments

Hello pankaj !
You have a wonderful collection of butterflies in your portfolio, it's realy impressive. I love this one for its beautiful yellow color. Ecellent details, beautiful compositio and POV, nice blurred BG, and a beautiful light which makes the wings look almost transparent. Very well done !

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