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Copyright: Iris Hues (iris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX100 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-27 6:25
Viewed: 4901
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear friends,
It always feels good to drop in here.Today i have a Blue Pansy for you from my archives.Life is running on for me with too many things ....but I am definitely around.
This shot was taken in the park near our home during one of my walks.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Junonia
Species: J. orithya

Blue Pansy (Precis orithya), a sexually dimorphic butterfly, is found throughout India, more in dry open plains than in forests. The male is a unique color combination of blue and black, while the female is purple-brown color. During daytime, it is very active and visits the flowers such as aztec marigold, bachelor's button, lantana, lucerne, heliotrope, vicoavestita and celosia pyramidalis. This species has a stiff flap and glide style of flight and maintains a territory driving away other butterflies that may enter it.

Thanks for looking in….:)

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Namaste Iris,
it's a wonderful shot and the colours are very pretty.
I like it to see the tongue as a spiral, lovely.
Thanks and have a nice day
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Silpa

happy to see photos from you again, a very beautiful photo of the
butterfly over his flower, very fine POV and the way they are framed
in the vertical framing, superb focus sharpness and details,
wonderful luminosity of the foreground, i love the way the
background is blurred with showing details, TFS


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-27 7:10]

Splendid photo with very good colors, lights and details!

Hello Silpa,
nice to see a new picture from you and thank you, i am proud that you chose my picture on your favorite list; a splendid macro shot of the Blue Pansy taken from an excellent POV with very good sharpness in a regal pose, very beautiful contrast of colours, very well composed.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-27 8:08]

Hello neighbour Iris,
Very nice photo of this Blue Pansy. Beautiful clear summery colours against the dark BG. Excellent sharpness. Good POV and composition.

Hello Iris
Blue Pansy's lateral aspect very beautiful as like dorsal side. you greatly captured it, with great sharp details, POV and lantana flowered composition. colors and light using also very nice. thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-27 9:52]

Hi Iris,
great capture with excellent details and colors.
Nice framing and playback the macro.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-01-27 10:35]

Hi Iris!

... and it's always a pleasure to dive into your pictures and to hear from you. This picture here is very pleasant and of high technical quality. The colour management as well as the lighting and the sharpness are superb. Moreover, the clarity creates a particularly pleasant effect.

Kind regards


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-27 12:07]

Hello Iris
What a great capture!
Wonderful butterfly with a great details and colors.

Hi Iris,
What a beautiful shot, so clear and well lighted.
I like the way you get to the same level to the insect, we can appreciate it with plenty of fine and sharp details.
Wing's textures looks terrific over that dark background.
Good work and thanks for share it,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-27 16:09]

Hello Iris,
What a truly beautiful image with bright colors, sharp details and wonderful composition. I would like to thank you very much for sharing this beauty. Also for the light hearted way you commented on my Moose image, I loved it.

Bonjour Iris
very great shot of this Blue Pansy with excellent details and wonderful pose
the flower is beautiful too,
the dark BG highlight the butterfly very nicely
Have a good night

Hi MF Silpa,

Nice to see you come back after a long interval indeed.
This is an incredible macro capture of a blue pansy from side vantage point with nice details and sharpness.
The composition and also DOF are flawless too.
TFS and have a nice night!


Very vivid capture of the lower wings of a Blue Pansy, Silpa.
Perched on a lantana flower, it makes a beautiful composition.
Well done and thanks.
It is a pleasure to see your work off and on.

Hello Iris,
Good heavens! you really fully exploit the SX110 IS! I must confess I had not seen your photos, but they are spectacular! very good to learn more about P & S photos! Thanks for addition to your theme! greetings!

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