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No. 500! - "Indian Autumn"

No. 500! -
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-01 1:55
Viewed: 3949
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my 500th contribution!

It shows the butterfly
- Junonia almana
- family: Nymphalidae
- subfamily: Nymphalinae

Species information
J. almana occurs almost in the entire Oriental Region, except for Borneo and the Philippines. It is a common species, but nevertheless beautiful.
The wing span is about 50 mm.

In the vicinity of Naukuchia Tal, a small lake in the Himalayan foothills of Kumaon.

- bright sunlight
- no wind
- handheld

* Wynter-Blyth MA (1982, reprint) Butterflies of the Indian Region. - Today & Tomorrow's Printers and Publishers, New Delhi.
* D'Abrera B (1985) Butterflies of the Oriental Region. Part II, Nymphalidae, Satyridae & Amathusiidae. - Hill House.
* Tsukada E (1985) Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands. Part 4, Nymphalidae (I). - Plapac Co., Tokyo.

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Dear Peter!

I would like to congratulate you for your anniversary and by this occasion to thank you for your very valuable contribution on TN. I'm imprssed by the diversity and the quality of your pictures. This one here is the perfect exemple of your know-how. The colours and the great sharpness make it an outstanding one.

Kind regards


hello Peter my neighbour today!
congratulating for your rich collection, I wish other 500 photos!
very beautiful type that you photographed with great output in her colours,a good composition from fine POV with very fine details!
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-01 1:25]

Hello Peter,
What a fantastic photo, this 500th. Congratulations. Your contribution to TN is marvelous. So up to the next 100.
The quality of this photo is also very high. Superb sharpness, details and natural colours. Great diagonal composition and environment.

Hello Peter,
Congratulations for your 500 posts, for your useful notes and all of your interesting contributions to this site, including useful critics. This Jununia almana is really splendid, with perfect sharpness and composition. I'm waiting for your next Indian wonders... Cheers,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-11-01 1:42]

Hello Peter
Congratulation for 500th photo. Wonderful composition and colors.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-01 1:46]

First of all, congratulation for your 500th post!
Wonderful your butterfly!
Great sharp details, beautiful colors.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-01 1:56]

Hi Peter,nothing better to celebrate your 500th post...all your pics was fantastics whit a highest quality..and this is a juice of your work,an impressive and wonderful indian butterfly that i never seen before,2 points are not enough! Thanks a lot for your work on TN,one of the best,maybe the best,butterflies and insects gallery! Have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-01 2:01]

Hello Peter,
Congratulations on your 500th posting!. I have enjoyed viewing you insect, especially butterfly postings these last three years.
You mark this milestone with a fine portrait of J. almana, a fine specimen taken with its wings open with excellent sharpness and lighting while resting on the leafy BG.
Thanks and I look forward to many more from you!
Best wishes,

congratutation Peter for your 500 post
and thanks for this incredible macro in indian land...perfect exposure and photo of great class

best regards sERGIO

Hallo Peter
Danke für dieses Rauschmittel Schmetterling, mit den außerordentlichen Farben.
Die Qualität der Details(Einzelteile) und die Schönheit der Sauberkeit bringen ein ausgezeichnetes Ergebnis
Bravo, Freundschaftlich.

Ciao Peter, congratulations for your splendid 500th post on TN and best wishes for next 5000, wonderful macro with splendid butterfly, fine details and excellent sharpness, fantastic colors, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-11-01 3:02]

Hi Peter,
Congratulations ...
Wonderful autumn colors and butterfly.
Beautiful color and sharp detail of the butterfly.
Have a nice weekend,

And what a contribution, in perfect composition with sharp focus and good exposure. Congrats on your 500th and thanks indeed for sharing this superb capture with us my friend.

Hallo Peter,
Gratulation - Deine Nr. 500 ist spektakulär!
Dieser Schmetterling ist so schön und perfekt, kein Makel - und mit erstklassigem Licht.
Du warst also in Indien, toll, ich möchte auch gerne mal wieder dorthin.
Zur gleichen Zeit war ich in Vietnam - hab' diesen Schmetterling in Saigon gesehen, aber er war schon ziemlich alt und zerfleddert - also kein Augenschmauss so wie Deiner hier.
Viele Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Peter,

Congratulations. Timing as a very successful shooting. Perfect composition. sharpness, exposure and light settings, the success, highlighting the details and has all the beauty. Colors in the spectacular beauty. Very clearly a great photo. Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

Hi Peter,
A great posting for your 500th.Nice sharpness and intense detail of colours and designs on the butterfly, well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-01 4:17]

Hello Peter,
What a fabulous capture from India! I love the sharp details and the wonderful colours as well as the natural background. A perfect capture to celebrate your 500th post! Congratulations and thanks for all your fine contributions so far - keep it up!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

Hi Peter
Outstanding photo...The color and detail are amazing...Excellent POV and composition...TFS

Best compliments Peter! And TFS. Magnificent butterfly in stunning detals and perfect details. Good diagonal compo.


Hallo Peter
Great, colourful and sunny image as part of your 500th contribution. It is indeed a feast to the eye and it did not go unnoticed. The way you captured this lovely bright autumn coloured butterfly from so close-by is just great. It gives the feeling that one just want to reach out and stroke the soft and tender looking wings. Great display of the patterns and markings of the wings. Best regards

Hi Peter,

Congratulations on your 500th post!

This photo is a waste of good approach! awesome! seems that one is seeing the butterfly directly and not in a picture! I like the background perfectly focused, the setting at f/9 was very appropriate.



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-11-01 5:58]

Fine capture of this beautiful pansy, I am yet to see this dry season form here. Good colors and lighting. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-01 6:00]

Hi Peter.
Amazing 500th post as all your huge gallery. My hearty congratulations and best wishes. Shared shot is outstanding in all respects. Exactness of reproduction of all features of the beautiful butterfly and so attractive surroundings are breathtaking. Bravo and once more Bravo.

No se que haces por esas lejanas tierras Peter, pero de todas formas un fino trabajo para la celebración de tu fotografía 500. Buen enfoque y bellos colores para esta especie, desconocida para mí.
Enhorabuena y a por 500 más !

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-11-01 8:43]

Hello, Peter.
Congratulations on your 500th.
What a magnificent portfolio you have.
I am sure I speak for all when I say that I have enjoyed every shot you have posted. This one is no exception. A real beauty... perfect in every way.
Thank you for sharing your outstanding work with us.

Hi Peter,
Wonderful composition with warm colors and good details.
Best Wishes,

hallo Peter
Congratulation with this SUPER!!500th.picture
you have allways good picture on TN
this is a super and special beauty
super details and great sharpness
greeting lou

Congratulation for this 500th post!
And another congratulation for this wonderful capture!

Hallo Peter,
dieses Foto eines indischen Edelfalters ist eine Pracht in seiner Fülle an Details in höchster Präzision, den tiefen leuchtenden Farben im strahlenden Licht des indischen Herbstes, den feinen Nuancen, der Komposition. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 500er. Freue mich auf Deinen 1000er!
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Peter!I do wish I'd known you were here in Uttaranchal, we could've met up!
I've clicked this butterfly pretty often, but as usual, never knew its name!
A stunning shot to commemorate your 500, my friend!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-02 4:06]

Guten Tag Peter,
Zu diesem so feinen Bild möchte ich gratulieren und dazu natürlich auch für Deinen 500. Beitrag. Du bist für uns Laien immer von so grosser Hilfe für die Bestimmung der kleinen Kreaturen. Dafür möchte ich Dir recht herzlich danken, sowie für alle interessanten Publikationen, die Du während der letzten Jahre präsentiert hast.
Und bravo natürlich für diese bestechend schöne Bild.
Herzlich grüsst

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-02 9:31]

Hello Peter. Congratulations on posting 500 pictures on TN. You have for us this first classclose up of the Junonia almana
. Your top POV lets us see the wing markings with fine detail and warm natural colours. well taken TFS.

Hallo Peter,

ich habe diese Augenweide von einer Aufnahme bisher verpasst. Mir würde bei einer solchen Begegnung vor Aufregung die Knie zittern und die Foto verderben, aber Du, cool, machst den Meisterschuss. Wie ich bemerke, schleppst Du (zu Recht, finde ich) die schwere Kamera auch auf Gebirgs-Exkursionen in fernen Landen.

Oh ja, und danke herzlich für Deine ersten 500 TN-Beiträge!!

Beste Grüsse

Hello Pete !

Hearty Congratulations for your 500th pic ! Wonderful work done all along.Thanks for sharing.


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