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Frozen Movement

Frozen Movement
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-08 19:42
Viewed: 4263
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture of a Southern Birdwing was taken in Goa about two years ago. I had been fascinated with this pretty large butterfly seen only in Southern India and had given it a frantic chase despite the fact that it never stopped fluttering its wings and never rested at one spot for more than a few seconds. That is why I have captioned it 'Frozen Movement'. Apparently, the picture looks somewhat abstract.

Thanks for looking.

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Dear Ram Sir,
This is one of the best frozen movements with an excellent POV indeed for Southern Birdwing. As ever, your photographs are amazingly beautiful, very well composed & carry definite msg to all of us. After NOIDA, we except many new vistas from Jammu region now :)

That's wonderful, Ram, this noble butterfly is sitting there very decorative and the POV creates the illusion, like the petals of the white flower are parts of its wings, that looks so interesting and beautiful. I love the warm and brilliant colours and the blurred BG.
Thanks my friend, all the best for you, take care
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-09 1:33]

Hi Ram,
this view is very abstract indeed. The pattern of the butterfly and the spider lily gives a very strong composition.
Excellent presentation and I belief it is a very challenging post, as I seldom see butterfly visit this flower.
Nice waited moment.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-05-09 1:36]

Hello Ram,
How lovely and special! A butterfly taking itself for a "Kunstgegenstand".
Indeed the picture looks almost like a painting. Very well seen.
I have read in the forum that you move to Northern India, close to the place you come from. Great to make this step, you surely will not regret it. I'm so happy for you.
Kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-09 1:38]

Hi Ram,it's a new and great gift to a butterlies fans,this is truely a wonderful beauty of your country,what a beautiful design and colors,very interesting the moment of the capture too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hello Ram,
Great timing giving a very special pose of this butterfly
Good focus too, whith sharp details and natural colors
Best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-05-09 5:56]

Very interesting abstract like image of the great Birdwing. The formation of hind wings are superb. tfs.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2010-05-09 6:07]

This is such a graphic shot, Ram, beautiful symmetry and colours! I like the pov letting us guess it is a butterfly ;D Thank you and have a good move back to your home!


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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2010-05-09 7:56]

Hi ram

Here is a wonderful mix of plant and animal!
Beautiful artistic fusion!



Hello Ram,
A controversial and fascinating POV! and provided an environment attractive and harmonious lines. Good job, you have great stuff in your files! TFS, Regards, Jesús

Ciao Ram, great timimg for frozen wings of this fantastic butterfly, fantastic macro with fine details, splendid sharpness and beautiful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram
excellent capture of this butterfly in movement, the POV and the wings position makes this shot very special, and the white petals of the flower are a wonderful bonus, a very fine composition
Have a good night

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-10 17:45]

Hello Ram,
First congratulations on your job and move, I wish you much happiness. Happiness is what this image brings to me, a wonderful composition with bright colours and wonderful shapes. Great work Ram, thank you.

Namaskar Ram Sir,
Wonderful Picture. Beautiful colour, contrast and Sharpness. Nice POV.
Nilotpal Patra.

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