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Blue Pansy With Chinese Rose

Blue Pansy With Chinese Rose
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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
Theme(s): Fauna of ORIENTAL (Indian) Region, Blue Things III, Nature and Eye [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-02 6:53
Viewed: 4867
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, I did not have the heart to crop off the bud of the Chinese Rose from this frame. Hope you do not mind this unconventional presentation.
This is yet another Blue Pansy from my visit to Ajmer, Rajasthan, last year.
I have already posted many pictures of this Pansy and do not wish to repeat the routine note on it.
Hope you like it.

marianas, uleko, MMM, nglen, Heaven, eqshannon, Alex99, eng55, matatur, anel, Noisette, loot, rousettus has marked this note useful
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Hi Ram
Wonderful colors and details to your capture!
Very sharp and the light is amazing!

Ciao Ram, beautiful composition with lovely bud of chinese rose and fantastic butterfly, splendid colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, fascinating macro, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Ram,

Definitely you edit your photos with feeling! seems me good you din't cut the flower button of Chinese Rose (we call it "Cayena"). I also can say that light and natural colors are great. Good texture in the buteerfie, It's nice background, which reflects perfectly the fresh foliage of the plant.



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-02 7:35]

Hello Ram,
I've only seen this beauty once, on Penang in Malaysia and I remember it so well as its colours are really striking! I think you've posted this species before but this must be your very best capture - it is really wonderful! Excellent sharp focus, lovely details and beautiful colours and the rose bud looks lovely with it!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-02 7:49]

I like the composition Ram!
The hibiscus flower bud and its stem make a pleasing diagonal in the composition and the Blue pansy is a nice colourful part of it sharply taken to show it resting with its open wings.
A nice one from your archives and TFS!
All the best,

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-02 8:30]

Hello Ram.

A wonderfull butterfly with great colors.
I have never seen such a beauty in real and like it very much.
Sharpness is fine and the POV is lovely.
Thanks for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-02 8:40]

Hello Ram
Nice composition and beautiful colors.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-02 9:33]

Hi Ram
Beautiful composition.Excellent POV and outstanding colors.Also very sharp image .
TFS Michel

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-02 10:49]

Incredible colourful butterfly and veru well captured dear Ram.
Thanks for posting.

hello Ram
a beauty!!
super sharpness and nice composition
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-02 11:20]

Hi Ram. I am glad you left the rose bud in the first class picture. This isa fine close up of this Blue Paney. I love the colours and markings , which we can see so well with your top POV. well taken TFs.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-12-02 13:32]

Dear Ram!

The butterfly and the rose form a superb couple, perfectly and pleasantly put on stage by your hands. I'm impressed by the butterfly's beauty and the fact you have associated it with the classical beauty of the rose clearly adds to the value of the picture.

Kind regards


It is a wonderful shade of blue with black.....and at first I thought the red threw it off..but then I played with it..and voila..you were right in posting it this way. Without the red it is not nearly the same image....cleaver eye Ram.....of course I have had two cataract surgeries...so i can see your notions better now!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-02 21:31]

Hi Ram.
Simply charming composition and you have reflects this cute scene with great skill. Beautiful butterfly, bud and leaves are reproduced with all even tiniest details and exactness. Bravo. Well done.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-03 0:18]

Hi Ram,
Lovely butterfly capture.Colors,sharpness,POV and composition are perfect.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

Glad you didn't crop-out the bud Ram, the composition is rather beautiful as it is and that sharply depicted b.fly looks like a jewel on those green leaves..
TFS and cheers my friend,

hi Ram

what a stunningly beautiful butterfly. the chinese rose bud only adds to this picture for me, not knowing the butterfly at all, it shows the natural (?) habitat for it and adds to the colours. love the composistion


Hello Ram Sir,

This is amazing photo of the Blue Pansy. Crystal clear shot and the bud is actually adding to the beauty of the photo. Very nice composition with bright colours. Very well done!


This is one of the most wonderful butterflies I've ever seen, Ram. The blue colour is beautiful. The whole arrangement with the flower is perfect, I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-04 4:31]

Hello Ram,
A very fine and artistical shot. Happily you didn't cut the bud of the Chines Rose. It makes the picture more special and we can remember it better than just a close-up on the butterfy. Beside this it is always inetersting to see a little bit of the environment in which live insects and animals. The butterfyl itself is a beauty which I really would like to see with my own eyes once.
Herzlichen Dank!
Kind regards

Hello Ram
this blue butterfly is very beautiful and the composition is amazing with the green leaves in the BG and the red flower button on the left, the whole picture is fine detailed with natural colors and great sunlight
Have a good night

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-04 20:41]

Hi Ram

I can see and sympathise with your dilemma concerning the little rose bud. However,
this obviously caused the little Blue Pansy to appear tinier than what you otherwise
would have shown us. No problem though, because the rose bud added to the pleasing
aesthetics of the composition. After all, butterflies and flowers do go hand-in-hand.

I like how the butterfly stands out against the bright green BG. You have done well as
the insect shows nice strong details and lovely colours.

Well done MF and TFS.

Hola Ram,
una macro preciosa.
Hermosos detalles y gran nitidez.
Saludos, JL

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-07 15:27]

Hi Ram,isn't easy to comment a fantastic pic like that,a masterwork,a wonderful composition whit the rose and an incredible blue butterfly truely new for me! 2 points are not enough!!Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

This has to be one of the most original shots I've seen till date!
Simply stunning Sir!

Hello Mr Ram,
amazing beautiful scene and excellent capture of splendid colored Blue Pansy and Chinese Rose. sharp details wonderful. exposure, light using and coloration splendid. POV/DOF and composition also superb. congratulation cordially.
I want to add this post to my theme, with your permission.
thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes

It adds to the dimension of picture.Nice work!

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