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Peacock Pansy

Peacock Pansy
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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: 2007-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Ni
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Butterflies ( From Chattisgarh), Butterflies on Lantana Flowers, Butterflies of India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-17 8:37
Viewed: 3246
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Peacock Pansy

Scientific Name Junonia almana

This butterfly gets its name from the prominent eye spots on its wings. These 'eyes' can be suddenly displayed by opening its wings to startle predators.

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Hi Pankaj,
Another classic photo from your stable.Great colours ,contrast and compo.

Hello Pankaj,
Another of your great posting of butterfly
good perfect sharpness with details always also the vivid colour
very well done

Very beautiful...lovely composition/pose. Great focus and color.

Namaste Pankaj,
a realy beauty, I like the spots on the brown wings, very nice, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-17 13:49]

Hi Pankaj

Another great composition with perfect lighting and colour.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-17 14:19]

Hi Pankaj,
a brilliant shot.
You've handled the DOF very well.
Sharp and detailed.
Well done,

hi pankaj,
like that flat pose of the butterfly,great POV.
very good sharpness, wonderful colours combination.
and a really beautiful lighting.
tfs - carole

You just keep on clicking away...one after the other...You're already into volume two of your massive work. Loving every minute of it this way friend!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-17 15:20]

Hi Pankaj,

Are you ready to publish a book with your butterflies? Another beauty. Nice and clear with beautiful colors and a lovely composition.


Hello Pankaj,
Pretty shot!
Excellent colors, contrast and POV.
Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing.
My best regards!
José Roberto

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-17 19:32]

Hola Pankaj,
preciosa macro,
buenos colores y bella compo,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-17 20:18]

Hello Pankaj

Just marking the post for now


This butterfly is lovely against the greens of the foliage. Depth of field and sharpness are perfect as is the exposure. Nice work.... again.

Evelynn : )

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-17 21:06]

Pankaj it looks like the fly is on a helipad. Lovely landing and ample space in the frame and center of the object. WOW ganesh

Hi Pankaj,
A nice composition and POV. The beauty looks a bit old and shattered I think it had done a life long struggle in this dangerous world to survive. Nice photography. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Pankaj, todas tus fotos son bonitas, da gusto ver tu galería. En esta destaca la luz y la enorme profundidad con un adecuado fondo de verdes y negros. Saludos.

Hello Pankaj,
Interesting side POV, well focused where it must be for this type of shot..
Very good detail, color, exposure, and a lovely OOF BG framing the subject :)
Well done!

Hello Pankaj another lovely work I can safely say you are the king of butterfly photography, the details are fine and your pov is well positioned, good composition and framing, clarity of the wing detail is top notch well done rgds Necip.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-18 7:45]

Hello Pankaj,
If I wanted to show a worn and tatty Peacock Pansy I couldn't have shown from a better POV than this to show it at its best.
Great sharpness, DOF and composition against a fine contrasting dark BG.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Pankaj.
You do the most amazing beautiful photos of the butterflies, and this is yet another beautiful image. Great DOF, exposure detail and colour, wonderful


This is s very nice perspective of this beauty! I love this DOF, natural colors, beautiful details and exposure. This little one seems to have had a hard life... Well done and TFS,

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