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Paris Peacock Potrait

Paris Peacock  Potrait
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamButterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-04 7:54
Viewed: 3117
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my 3rd picture in the series of Paris peacock.
This was a sucessfull attempt to add this to my collection of butterfly potraits. Hope you people will like it.
The Paris Peacock ( Papilio paris) is a species of swallowtail butterfly found in South Asia.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Papilio
Species: Papilio paris

Source :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papilio_paris

Goutham R

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-04 8:03]

Hi Goutham. This is a fine macro shot showing all the details of the head. good colours. you have very sharp focusing. a great POV. well done TFS.

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  • Artur Silver Star Critiquer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 8] (1102)
  • [2007-12-04 8:07]

very nice macro shot !

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-04 8:36]

Wow! Amazingly detailed capture Goutham!
I love seeing the scales on a butterflies wing and you show them very clearly in this shot.
Good POV though I would have got a bit lower.
Beautiful colours and good lighting from your expertly set flash :)
Well done,

Goutham, Good ultra-close-up. Excellent details. Looks like an 1:1 macro. A lower POV would have given you a different background.
- Murali Santhanam

Hello Goutham
Excellent portrait of this Paris Peacock ,
Perfect details,colors and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Hi Goutham,

Excellent sharp and detailled portrait shot of this beautiful Papilio paris
Superb compo with excellent colors


Hi Goutham,
Amazing work you achieved on this one. Magnification is surprizing! But the more surprising is POV here! Great chosen and with this pov we can see the dorsal side of the abdomen and thorax, very unusual presantation! Details are clear and crisp!

Hi Goutham!
What a lovely close-up of drinking butterfly! :)
Details are superb and the composition very good. I can even see single setae on insect's head! Great work my Friend!
Friendly yours,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-04 19:12]

Hi Goutham, this is a lovely butterfly I have never seen, he looks like a jewel. I like the light shimmering on its hair, you captured it so well. Thank you,


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-05 3:32]

Hi Goutham.
Very impressive macro shot with amazing sharpness and details, great POV, framing and composition. Perfect use fill flash. Both the butterfly and BG are illuminated perfectly. I also like skill reproduction of the dark colour tones of the insect. Refined work. Thanks and bravo.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-12-17 7:08]

Hi Goutham

Yes...a true and wonderful big magnification macro! That's something i miss taking :)
What a splendid close-up on this butterfly's head - with all those visible textures and lines. I really love the contrast created between the white and dark hairs but also the exceptional DOF that you used here.
Another example set by you. Congratualtions!

Bravo and TFS

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