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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: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/300 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Chattisgarh
Theme(s): Doctor Dolittle and his animals, Magnificent Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-05 23:48
Viewed: 4663
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot has been taken with the camera in one hand & this butterfly resting on the thumb of the other hand. The camera was set to super macro mode and the lens was hardly a few mm away from the insect.

This butterfly has been posed earlier with complete details so I am not repeating it here. I have given a tight crop to this shot.

By the way this one is my 99th post and I hope to post my 100th picture soon.

best wishes,


JoseMiguel, saeedabbasi, jhm, JORAPAVI, jcoowanitwong, Adanac, Alex99, ramthakur, Silvio2006, dew77, fiyo, greenpinkorange, Silke, jeanpaul, nainnain, SkyF, Luc has marked this note useful
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Hi Pankaj,
Outstanding image here!
I like so much the textures on the butterfly's wings, they're really magnificent.
The soft colors on them are also very good.
Sometimes the unexpected moments can be turned into the better ones, like in this picture.
Congratulations for this picture and waiting for the 100th post.
My best regards,

Hi dear pankaj ,
nice macro with great details.
colours is beautiful.
great sharpness and light.

Hello Pankaj,
Great details in this narrow close-up!
Subject is well framed, and captured with fine natural colours...
Good DOF and fine macro qualities!
Pablo -

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-06 2:59]

Hello Pankaj,

I like this wonderful nice macro with great details, colours is beautiful. Splendid job here!


Hola Pankaj,
Extraordinario el acercamiento, la nitidez y texturas son excelentes, enhorabuena. Un cordial saludo

Hi Pankaj,
This is one of the closest butterfly picture that I have ever seen. The detail here is marvelous. Waiting for your 100th post.

Hello Pankaj,
Another wonderful presentation of butterfly from you.
good lighting, details and colours. looking forward to your next picture.
Regards, Smitha.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-06 7:44]

Hi Pankaj,
Fantastic macro showing Amazing details even a scratch on your nail. The colors are fabulous also, great work Pankaj.

Another great capture Pankaj. What do you do to your butterlfy to make them pose like this. Details are really good and I like this composition a lot. Well done!

Hello Pankaj,

excllent colors bg POV DOF perfect detail svery crisp I really like this composure alot well done

TFS Kyle

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-06 10:40]

Hi Pankaj.
Fantastic reproduction of all details and features of this amazing butterfly (and finger : )) ). Sharpness, colours and lighting are great too. Excellent POV, perfect quality of the picture, amazing colourful BG. Skillfully done picture. Bravo and TFS.

A stupendous "thumbnail" view of the butterfly this time, Pankaj :-)!!
I am amazed how some TN members including you get to make the subject perch on their thumbs/fingers etc. and then shoot them with one hand!
The super macro mode has done wonders here.

Hi Pankaj, great 99th post, I'm sure thath the next one will be wonderful, splendid macro with amazing details, splendid colors, great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-06 14:44]

Hello Pankaj,
Magnificent macro.It's very close and well detailed.POV,sharpness,framing and lighting are also excellent.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-06 22:40]

Hello Pankaj

They are eating from your hand now? Super close up with awesome details and textures.Very good look at this guy's eye.TFS


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-07 3:34]

Hi Pankaj,
excellent portrait from the butterfly. Excellent framing, POV and sharpness. Very good exposure and natural colours.TFS

closer and closer.. butterflies look scarier the closer we get! this has awesome sharpness and details! Really great job.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-07 6:11]

The details in this macro are truly amazing! perfect composition and PoV -- wonderful to look her in the eyes
(and thanks for your kind critique of my "Wings in Paradise")

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-07 7:28]

Hola Pankaj,
genial macro y detalles.
magnífica texturas...
saludos amigo TFS

bonjour Pankaj
Ce papillon est tres bien presenté avec un bon pov,et de belle couleurs.je trouve fantastique de le voir sur ton doigt alors que moi j'ai de la difficulté a les approcher.
Merci et au revoir...JP

je n'avais pas vu cette macro mais c'est super, les détails sont excellents

Witaj Pankaj!
Zdjecie ostre, barwy piekne i kadr doskinaly. To Dolittle rozmawial tez z motylami? Nie wylapalam tego :).
Pozdrawiam - Roma

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-20 9:12]

Hello Pankaj,
up close and personel I see ;-). Very nice macro shot. POV and DOF work well together. Details colors and composition are very good.

Wonderful details here, it reminds me of my earlier post of this fellow in the same POV, its nice to see that someone also likes this POV.
Goutham R

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