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Crimson Rose

Crimson Rose
Photo Information
Copyright: Murali Santhanam (smurali) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Sigma 180 mm F3.5 EX HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2, Gems from India, Butterflies on Lantana Flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-12 5:08
Viewed: 4093
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This is my first picture of Crimson Rose. I have seen them fluttering around most of the times to the point that it is difficult to see them resting. This picture was taken at Butterfly Park in Bangalore. This butterfly was resting for a fairly long time giving opportunities for all of us to take pictures. The butterfly unfortunately has some part of its fore-wing damaged.

Murali Santhanam

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To RAP: Framingsmurali 1 02-12 20:40
To pvs: Broken wingssmurali 1 02-12 13:41
To maheshpatil: Shot at slow speedsmurali 1 02-12 13:37
To goutham_ramesh: Posting Crimson Rosesmurali 1 02-12 13:25
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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-02-12 5:10]

Nice one! Nice colours, sharpness, details and lighting!

Hola Murali,
Bellisimo ejemplar, excelente nitidez y composición, Enhorabuena. Saludos

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-12 5:47]

Hello Murali,
Impressive shot!
Colors,sharpness and details are great! TFS

Superb shot the detail is good great colours and clarity tfs rgds Necip.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-12 7:19]

Hello Murali,
lovely composition, the neutral BG shows off this butterfly so nicely. POV, sharpness and details are wonderful. This closeup is geourgeous.

Hi Murali,
This one is ur best shot till date. this butterfly is very hard to capture in frame coz of their business.And u got this one with just 1/60s shutterspeed! Excellant. Great details. Good focusing.The pose of butterfly is awesome , revealing all the details of wings, abdomen, eyes. Tfs


Hello Murali
Very nice shot of damaged specie,
Perfect focusing and lighting,
Excellent BG, Welldone.


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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-02-12 7:38]

the association is with a pirate! great colors, focus, details, bg. very well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-12 8:20]

Hello Murali,
Wonderful capture of this stunning beauty! Great sharpness and good focus.Beautiful soft background and an excellent composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-12 8:31]
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Hi Murali,

A nice shot of this colorfull btterfly,unfortunatly with broken wings,but I like it,


Dear Murali, This is a great shot. Very nice composition and nice details. Congrats !
with best regards.vab.
v Amar Bhaskar

It is a very attractive butterfly with that brilliant red on its body and wings, Murali.
This is a very good capture from an appropriate point of view, showing the butterfly in its most attractive aspect.
Never mind the frayed wing.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-02-12 12:00]

hi murali,
great shot. liked it a lot, especially it is one butterfly which has always eluded my lens. i've tried to capture it scores of time, but have always failed'coz it never stops fluttering its wings. nice to see you 've managed to capture a lovely shot. the background really shows of the butterfly. good clarity.

Hi Murali,
Too good :-). I would have posted this today if i had not seen this :-). The colors are wonderful, The exposure is spot on and the composition is also good. Good capture.
Goutham R

Hola Murali.
Una preciosa foto,muy buena toma y nitida.saludos.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-12 15:03]
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Very nice macro Murali with great colors and sharpness.

Composition: *****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
Lighting: *****
Background: *****
Framing: **** (something more than space up has been desirable)
DOF: *****
Focus: *****
POV: *****
Frame: -
Note: **

Perfect OOF that enhances the silhouette of the insect and their hanger.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-12 15:18]

Wow! What a wonderful shot!
Excellent sharpness and bg. Wonderful colors and composition.
A real beauty.
Congratulations, my friend
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-02-12 21:32]

Very nice shot with excellent details..Nice composition..

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-27 4:48]

Hi Murali,

I like the colors of this butterfly. The sharpness ad the POV are outstanding. Also the smooth background is wonderful. My compliments!


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