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My 200th Post

My 200th Post
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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: 2007-10-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-30 2:19
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Today I am posting my 200th post and once again its a butterfly.

This is a peacock pensy perched on a french marigold flower. This pov offers the view of butterfly which reflects the sign "v" .

I am thankful to all the members of Treknature for all the support and love with there advice and critiques.

Thanks a lot


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Hi again Pankaj, congratulations for your splendid 200 post on TN, You are the king of butterflies, also this ona is great composition with lovely flower, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, an other inusual POV, very well done, ciao Silvio

Dear Panjkan!
At first my best congratulation because of the 200th post! I really hopr that this is just the beggingng of your adventure with TN. It would be the best also for other mambers as you insect pictures are really great!
You decision to show us this photo today was a very good choise. Lovely sharpness and very nice POV. Also colours, details and contrast are great.
Once again my best congratulations and also best withes for you!

Hello Pankaj,
Do like the compo and colours.
Nice presentation...
Congrats on n°200!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-30 3:46]

You are THE butterfly photographer :D
This is a perfect shot in everyway: Sharpness, detail, clarity, composition, POV, pose, DOF, BG, contrast, colours, lighting, exposure etc...
I'm looking forward to another 200 posts from you ;)
Very well done my friend,
Joe :D

Dear Pankaj
Congratulation on 200th post :o)
Perfect details,exposure and use of flash,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

Hello Pankaj,
What an impressive POV this is! Composition is superb and so are details, colors and exposure. Congrats on this 200th lovely post, this is a nice way to celebrate!

Hi Pankaj,

compliments for this event! Excellent way to tribute it with wonderful colors and framing



This is a great one! CONGRATULATIONS ON 200!!!!!!

Perfect details and awesome lighting.
Great vivid colors.
A real beauty!

WoW! 200th post and WoW! a wonderful butterfly image to celebrate!
Lovely composition Pankaj.
Beautiful color and patterns of the flower and butterfly.
The underside POV is a treat,
Very nice
Thank you for sharing with us.

Even the butterfly looks surprised! 200 he says? An interesting capture of the almost facial expression but I reckon we project what we see..very nice as is your way and congratulations.

Congratulations from Sicily!


Hi Pankaj,
Congrats on your 200th post
Great POV,colors and background

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-30 6:56]

Hi Pankaj and a big congratulations for your big 200!

This is a splendid butterfly macro to celebrate such a wonderful occasion! You've gotten us ised to such wonderful photos, and this is one great example how.
I really like this one's POV here. A full-frontal approach with a lower angle, just enough to see his lovely underwings.
His colors are also charming and look terrific against the vivid orange of the flower and together make such an eye-pleasing shot.
The use of flash is exceptional and gives just enough light in the frame, while the composition is itself very beautiful.

Bravo and TFS

This is GREAT shot! nice colours, pov, sharpness and composition!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-30 8:05]

Hello Pankaj

Congratulations on your 200th post.I have enjoyed every one of them.This one is equally beautiful.
The colours are rich and vivid.
The lighting is very well handled,and it is hard to say if the bright flower ,or natural lighting is illuminating the underside of this beautiful buterfly,but in any event it is displaying wonderful detail and pattern.
The focus is your usual sharp with excellent detail.
Nicely composed ,with very good POV and DOF.
Looking forward to many,many more posts.


Hello Pankaj,
my heartiest congratulation again on your 200th post!
thanks for sharing with us all the excellent works you have done from the past!
for this one is another with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details composition
well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-30 9:13]

Hi Pankaj.
My heart congratulations. 200 superb pictures. It is great.

I am amazed with your POV and tremendous by impressiveness picture. Bravo. Excellent framing and composition, wonderful colours and very suitable colour tone of the BG. DOF is great as well as the sharpness and details both butterfly and flower. My compliments and TFS.

Hi Pankaj! Cpngratulations and you celebrate in style. Very nice POV and composition. Good detail, too! Well done! Cheers, Klaus

... and keep 'em coming!!

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-10-30 10:14]

hi mr.Pankaj,
Wonderful picture of this pea cock pansy..interesting POV.great details and xcellent composition too.
btw i have posted my 100th picture too.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-30 10:14]

Hello Pankaj,
Congratulations and thanks for all the wonderful images you've posted so far. I look forward to more!
This is a really fine image to celebrate with - I love the grey-orange colours and the angle of the butterfly. All sharply in focus and a lovely composition.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-10-30 11:15]

Hello Pankaj , Congratulations,with youre 200 ste photo,fantastic shot from the butterfly, and beauty flower , good sharpnes details compositie colours and bg ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-30 13:21]

Happy ...birthday... for the 200th post and thanks for share your fantastic pics..best whishes Luciano

superbe présentation, papillon tres beau vu de dessous c'est super, couleurs belles et nettes, bon focus
merci a toi

Hi Pankaj,
Congratulations on your 200th post!! And also thanks for sharing your lovely photos which you've posted so far. :-)
This photo is also one of the beautiful your shots, with lovely colours and very nice composition.
Delicate details and nice POV, well presented against clean BG.
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes, Kevin

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-30 16:53]

Hi Pankaj,

A perfect photo for your 200th post. Don't ever stop posting these beauties on TN. Once again a perfect butterfly on a perfect flower. The peacock pansy is beautiful the way she is showing off her wings. Colors are fantastic and details are razor-sharp. Beautiful background and another superb background.


Hello Pankaj,

Ho this one is one of my favourites!
I like the fine details and this sober BG .
Your 200th is a work of art!

Best regards


Hi Pankaj.
Splendid shot! Wonderful butterfly!
Excellent definition, pretty composition.
Congratulations for the beautiful work!
Best regards,
José Roberto

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-31 2:32]

Hola Pankaj,
preciosa captura y macro,
color y detalles hermosos.
pov magnífico...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-31 2:59]

hello Pankaj,
Congratulations for your 200th post and thanks for all the marvellous pictures you showed us until now.
Colourful and beautifully contrasted picture today.. and a butterfly ready to fly in our direction. I like this point of view a lot.
Thanks and best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-31 12:26]

Hi Pankaj. Congratulations on posting your 200th picture on TN. You have some excellent shots. you have captured a fine well detail picture. with good natural colours. and a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS. keep them coming.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-31 14:55]

And it's a good one again ! :-) Congratulations Pankaj for your 200th post and for this great macro of this wonderful butterfly. Sharp, great background, well exposed and a very good DOF. Thanks !


Hello Pankaj,
A colourful celebration, my best congratulations!
A very attractive butterfly has found a beautiful flower, you fin e them both and make this great image for your #200...
A fine dynamic composition with attractive colours!
Pablo -

bonjour pankaj
a croire que cette fleur a fleurie pour ce papillon,ils ont presque la même couleur.
c'est net et bien presenté.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-02 2:25]

Hi Pankaj, congratulations on your 200th post. Your photos are always very well composed and this one is now exception. The pov is wonderful with the wings in a V shape. The body of the Butterfly is amazingly sharp and clear, the marking have a great perspective in this view. An excellent example of a beautiful photograph.

Hi Pankaj!

Congratulations for your 200th posting. And you did it in a very spectacular manner: your picture is very artistic and plesases for the fine and smooth pastel colors and the great richness of details. It would be interesting to know how you manage to get all these neutral and uniform backgrounds that underline the artistic effect.

Kind regards


Hello Pankaj,
Congratulations to your 200th post. This is a beautiful pov for this pretty Peacock Pansy. The image is well focused and exposed. Nice composition.

Hi Pankaj,
Splendid shot!
I like so much your POV and the fill flash used, got excellent and uniform lighting.
The colour combination of the flower's orange and neutral background works great for this image.
It's very good also the composition and presentation.
Congratulations for the pic and 200th milestone.
My best regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-06 0:26]

Hi Pankaj,
CONGRATULATIONS on you 200th posting (though belated). You really do celebrate the occasion with a magnificent butterfly shot with awesome colours and sharpness. The neutral BG looks superb and highlights the subjects well. Great lighting, expsoure, focus and DOF. I like this POV and the fine composition. Kudos.

Hola Pankaj,

Una maravilla adecuada para celebrar tu 200
publicación en esta Web. Supongo que ya te
lo han dicho todo con tanto comentario.
Desearte lo mejor y sobre todo que sigas
publicando las encantadoras fotografía a
las que nos tienes acostumbrados.

Un abrazo: J. Ignasi

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