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Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy
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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: 2008-09-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-08 8:24
Viewed: 3979
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is yet another spectacular Pansy from our part of the world.
I shot is last year during my trip to Ajmer in Rajasthan.
It is an obliging butterfly and I was able to take quite a few shots of it.
Hope you like it.
The picture was taken hand-held from a distance of one metre.

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Hello Ram,
I am very pleasure you came back. welcome again.
you returned with a wonderful shot of amazing beutiful Pansy. everything wonderful; from sharpness and coloration to POV and exposure. thanks for sharing this beauty. best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-08 8:46]

Hi Ram. This is an unusual butterfly with its blue and orange markings. Your top view lets us see all of the markings with fine detail. Your use of the light has given bright colours. This is one ihave never seen befores so thanks for posting. well done TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-08 8:49]

Hi Ram,

This exceptional and very interesting capture.
A species of butterflies that re ve seen so far.
Greetings from Germany,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-08 9:27]

This lovely splash of blue has brightened my day with this fine capture of a Peacok Pansy Ram!
The colours, lighting, sharpness and composition all contribute to a fine and attractive image as this butterfly opened its wings for your camera.
Too good to keep in your archives so long but nice that you released it!
Thanks and all the best,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-08 9:35]

Hello Ram,
Very beautiful photo in superb sharpness and details. Splendid clarity in the photo with great natural colours. Very good DOF, POV, OOF BG and composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-08 9:37]

Hi Ram,a impressive pic whit a wonderful spectacle inside! This butterfly is fantastic and taken whit a best quality as possible.The best light for the best result,colors and sharpness very wonderfuls!!My best compliments,this is a great gift for a buterfly fan like me! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-08 9:40]

Slav Ram,
This is realy a very beautiful butterfly capture.The sharpness,colors and details are excellent.splendid light,great composition.TFS.

Hi Ram,

Beautiful color, perfect sharpness and great DOF! beautiful work friend, thanks for sharing!


hello Ram!
is always a delight for those who see through the screen this beautiful butterfly, I can only imagine the thrill when you catch in its natural enviroment

thanks and tfs sERGIO

Hello Ram,

I do like it!
The sharp exposure and careful, slightly diagonal composition, make this a very good shot.
The lighting is well handled and the dof equally good.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Ram!
It is nice to see you again among TN members! :) Lovely photo with fantastic contrast and beautiful colours of butterly's wings. I like blue insects (this colours is not too often in this group, maybe except damselflies :>), so this one makes me happy :)
TFS and all the best from Lodz,

Dear Ram sir,

This is simply an awesome capture of the Blue Pancy!
Great sharpness and taken from a perfect POV on green leaves, give great contrast to its bright colors. Wonderful use of the shallow DOF. The colors of the butterfly are perfectly shown and the textures very well defined through your capture too.
Wonderful work!

Thanks for sharing.

with best regards,

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  • RDx Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 65] (282)
  • [2009-09-09 2:34]

Lovely image, Ram . Lovely colours here . The specimen seems healthy too :) . I would have wished for a better BG, though as the reflection from the leaf distracts a bit .

Hello Ram,
another wonderful butterfly from you, very good sharpness and lighting, very beautiful natural colours, excellent POV and composition.
Best regards

Hello Ram
wonderful shot of this Blue Pansy. Very nice natural colours, excellent sharpness and details.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-09 7:20]

Hello Ram,
It's true that this is a spectacular butterfly with its special blue wings and the big spots on them. A fine picture with good sharpness, not too much and very well composed.
Happy to see that you are posting now from time to time:-)
Have a nice evening
Kind regards

Hello Ram,

A superb macro capture of this Pansy butterfly with beautiful colors, sharpness & fine details. Excellently done & lovely POV.

TFS & Best regards


Hello Ram
You have pictured a very attractive buterfly,i like the intensive blue color of his wings but also the perfect open wing pose and the sunlight
very beautiful composition
Have a good night

Hello Ram.
Beautifull work, nice colors, light, sharpness and well blured BG,
TFS, best regards,

Hi Ram,
The blue color of this butterfly is eye catching. The background is beautifully OFF to create depth. Very nice picture. Have a nice weekend.

Hello Ram
Due to work pressure again I have very little time for TN these days and I missed this superb photo with stunning colours and sharp details,a very nice specimen indeed
TFS and have a nice W-E

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-09-12 9:37]

Hello Ram,
The blue colour of this butterfly is certainly spectacular even though this is a fairly worn specimen! A fine capture showing it nicely positioned on the leaf. Beautiful light too and fine sharp details. I bet many butterflies get really battered by the monsoon!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hello Ram
great shot with very good details and beautiful colours
nice sharpness composition
greeting lou

Ciao Ram, fantastic butterfly with splendid colors, superb details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Dear Ram,

It is great work. Very beautiful capture of the nature...!

Best Regards

Hello Mr Ram, it's always pleasant to see your pictures, knowing you got a really hectic schedule.

Your poster-perfect image of this beautiful Blue Pansy shows beauty in simplicity. I also find these butterflies to be less agile and very happy to pose. Good sharpness and a very proper exposure - now I learn better what was missing in my shot of Blue Pansy.

Thanks for sharing,



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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-10-13 22:29]

Hi Ram sir,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful Blue Pansy. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours and details on its upper-wings. Excellent pose and I like the light and the DOF. Very nice composition. Kudos.

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