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Delias Eucharis

Delias Eucharis
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above, Gems from India, Butterflies on Lantana Flowers, Butterfly Encyclopedia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-26 10:14
Viewed: 5973
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot has been taken is full day light when the sun was at its peak & hence a bit of oe could not be managed by me. I took this shot at world famous khajuraho temple compound.

Delias eucharis, the Common Jezebel, is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in Asia. It is among the commoner species in the genus Delias, the Jezebels, consisting of about 200 species. The Delias group of butterflies are considered as having their evolutionary origins in the Australian region.
It is commonly seen in gardens. The females can be seen flying amongst the trees in search of its foodplants, while the males are more frequently observed visiting flowers for nectar or mud-puddling. It rests with its wings closed exhibiting the brilliantly coloured underside.

The Jezebel often flies high up in the canopy and usually comes lower down only to feed on nectar in flowers. Due to this habit apparently, it has evolved a dull upperside and a brilliant underside so that birds below it recognise it immediately while in flight and at rest.

uleko, Alex99, fiyo, Juyona, star74, gannu, XOTAELE, JORAPAVI, Adanac, Maite, pablominto, scottevers7, volkan, sgo, hester has marked this note useful
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Hello Pankaj,
A nice shot even the flower is over exposed. I like this composition and the Jezebel is well shown. Well done and tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-26 11:06]

Hello Pankaj,
This is one of my favourite butterflies! You've captured it in a very nice pose and it is sharply in focus. It looks brilliant against the dark background and I like the framing by the leaves around it. I don't think it is easy to photograph! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-26 11:11]

Hi Pankaj.
Another you amazing butterfly shot with great scenery. Perfect lightened, sharpened and detailed butterfly on a very nice flowers is surrounded by impressive well detailed and darkened leaves. Refined skilful work. Bravo and my compliments.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-26 11:13]

Hello Pankaj,
Superb capture of the Common Jezebel: a fresh specimen that you depict sharply, with fine contrasting BG and set it in a pleasing composition.
Nice to see!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

bonjour pankaj
cette espece est vraiment magnifique avec toutes ses couleurs.
une reussite en ce qui concerne la photo.felicitations.

Hi pankaj,

A lovely shot of this Jezebel, this guys leave rarely come down from canopy,and as they do u just have captured them so beautifully with all their splendid colours. Very good composition.



que de papillons en ce moment!!
c'est le printemps
magnifique le tien, les couleurs sont peu communes
bon BG
bravo, merci

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-26 14:02]

Hello Pankaj,
Wonderful butterfly close up.I liked POV,vivid colors, framing,details and composition a lot.TFS

Hi Pankaj, lovely butterfly with splendid colors, great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-26 18:23]

Hola Pankaj,
los colores y la compo son excelentes,
bellos detalles y maravilloso encuadre,
saludos amigo.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-27 0:36]

Beautiful, Pankaj.
Great POV. Stunning colors.
Details are crystal clear.
Wonderful shhot.
TFS. : )

Hi Pankaj,
Beautiful shot of this colorful butterfly.
I have never seen it before,
Nice POV,sharpness and informative note.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-03-27 4:51]

I think the flower color is due to bright sunshine. The fly came out excellent with the background.

Hermosa presentación la que haces aquí Pankaj. Bellos colores los de la mariposa con unas alas espectaculares y un bg idóneo.
Un saludo amigo, JL.

Hola Pankaj,
Bella mariposa de lindos colores, la representación con buena definición dejan ver todos los detalles, la luz y fondo muy agradables. Un cordial saludo

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-27 12:57]

Hello Pankaj,
You handle the difficult exposure well, giving us nice colors and good details. This butterfly looks almost painted, very nice markings.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-27 16:01]

Hello Pankaj
You did a wonderful capture with this beautiful Jezebel! I like a lot the design of its wings. Excellent sharpness, colors, point of view and composition, and very interesting your note.
Congratulations and TFS.
My best regards

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-27 16:11]

Perfect focus on the Butterfly, great colour, contrast and sharpness. Not sure about the flower in the foreground. Otherwise great compo.

Hello Pankaj,
A colourful butterfly is well captured!
I like the composition, it is well balanced and you make well use of lines...
Macro work is well done, good light and bright colours!
Pablo -

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2007-03-28 15:29]

Excellent macro! Very nice colours.

Hola Pankaj.
Preciosa mariposa con bellos colores.
La luz esta un poco fuerte.Saludos.

Hi Pankaj,
The light was pretty bright here, but you managed it very well. You have really brought out the amazing colors and intricate detail here. This Jezebel is a real beauty! Nice shot.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-03-29 14:35]

Hi Pankaj,
This is a wonderful butterfly capture,
I like its pose and colors a lot.
Nice clear details and sharpness my friend.
Great job.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-29 22:17]

Hello Pankaj

Another colourful beauty.The composition is very good.The focus and details are sharp as is your usual work.The contrast is well handled.Well done.TFS


Salut Pankaj,
Juste un petit saut mais je peux te dire que cette photo est extraordinaire et que je n'ai pas vu cette espèce de papillon souvent, Bravo pour les couleurs, les détails et le contraste. Sorry to write in French, don't have much time these times :) Well done MF and TFS those beauties from your so nice country ;)

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-03-31 0:01]

Hello Pankaj,
Understand it must be a challenge to take shots of this caliber in bright midday sun light, but you've succeeded very well in getting an excellent shot of this butterfly that really stands out with its clear, unmixed yellow and orange colours in such a distinct, uncomplicated but very attractive pattern! Thank you very much for this shot that is a worthy representative of this species!
My best regards,

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-04-01 3:14]

Hi Pankaj,
Great picture of this butterfly.
Great color, background, sharpness and lighting.


Hi Pankaj,
I love this, beautiful soft colors, and really like the dark background bringing the beautiful butterfly right out there! Love it! TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo " Our World in Layers " :o)

Muy buen conjunto de colores y excelente encuadre. No todo es el enfoque en fotografía... jajaja
Un abrazo desde España: J. Ignasi

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-08 6:01]

Beautiful colours here, great POV and nicely sharp. Excellent composition



Hello Pankaj.

Fantastic butterfly, nice colour.

Jose Luis.

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