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The Common Emigrant

The Common Emigrant
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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: 2007-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Ni, 67mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Butterflies ( From Chattisgarh), Gems from India part 2, Butterfly Encyclopedia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-22 4:22
Viewed: 4430
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Common Emigrant also known as Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona). This is a medium sized butterfly found commonly here.

I found this one sitting on a small ornamental plant and this specimen looked fresh.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Pieridae

Genus: Catopsilia

Species: Catopsilia pomona

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Excellent macro work Pankaj, very nice.
Very good DOF, POV, comp, color, sharpness, and exposure.
Great BG colors and smoothness, that compliment your subject well :)

Well waiting has me two for one today. Add all of the words I just wrote and then add on to that. "...and this is great as well"....Good gosh I am behind and I love to dwell on your particular photos..but as I have mentioned to others, perhaps even you, it is a Holiday and we are in a rush..but feel secure in knowing you are good and so is your image.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-22 4:54]

the details are so perfects that it seem a plastic butterfly.eheheh.very very good work,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-22 5:28]

Hello Pankaj,
Beautiful shot!
Details and sharpness are fantastic, I like the POV very much
very nice composition and colors
Great job
Regards, Dejan

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-22 5:48]

Hello Pankaj,
POV, composition, details, focus, sharpness, colors, contrast and your use of the flash light are very good. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-22 6:10]

Wow! It is so sharp!!
Excellent capture Pankaj!
+++ Superb POV that is parralel to the butterfly so keeping the whole wing in focus and razor sharp.
Great DOF and a decent BG aswell.
Nice colours.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

Ciao Pankaj,
complimenti per questa splendida foto di una specie che non conoscevo.
Luce, composizione, dettagli, nitidezza: tutto OK!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-22 7:07]

Hi Pankaj

Beautiful composition and colours with great detail and exposure. Well done.


Hello Pankaj,

Excellent sharp picture of this butterfly. Perfect exposure.
Well done,

Hi Pankaj,
A lovely capture of this beautiful emigrant. Very nice colors captured here. The fill flash effect has worked well in this. Lovely composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

HI Pankaj ,
Great details and color saturation, the composition is very pleasing and the full frame image is very detailed.Welldone.

Hello Pankaj,
I like the wing structure; you photographed it very well, displaying all its detail.
Further on a simple and effective composition.

bonjour pankaj
parfait,la profondeur de champ est impeccable,les couleurs naturelles,la netteté est tres bonne aussi.bonne lumiere.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-22 11:22]

selam ;
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this butterfly well done.
TFS ridvan

Original PoV.
Excelentes colores muy bien captados.
Perfacto encuadre.
Saludos amigo, JL.

Hi Pankaj,
This is superb.
I like the curving back leaf and ofcourse the wonderfully sharp and upclose Emigrant butterfly. Great composition with the repeating curved leaves in the BG.
Just beautiful!

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2007-11-22 22:12]

Sharp capture. All details are clear,natural colour.Fill flash is used effectively.

great job as ever.


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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-11-22 23:06]

Beautiful capture Pankaj! Nice details, colours, and composition. Perfect exposure as well!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-11-23 0:10]

Hello Pankaj,
Excellent butterfly close up.I liked POV,sharpness,clear details and framing a lot.

Excellent use of fill flash in this case, Pankaj.
The veins and spots on the wing look perfect. The light also casts a glow on the entire wing.
The POV is ideal and the composition is very pleasant to look at.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-23 2:10]

Hi Pankaj,
Awesome shot of this beautiful Emigrant with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours. Superb flash lighting, exposure and focus and the darkish BG works well here in highlighting the subjects perfectly. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Pankaj,
An attractive composition!
Great details have been captured in the butterfly, the wing pattern is very well reproduced and also colour wise...
Well done on the macro work, the non-intrusive background enhances the insect nicely!
Pablo -

Hi Pankaj, elegant butterfly with splendid details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-11-23 5:24]

Pankajda, Still trying to find sometime. Busy schedule and office relocating. pressed with time. From today onwards will organise to be regular. Great shot. Ganesh

Great sharpness and perfect focus, Excellent depth of field and wonderful vertical composition!

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-23 9:11]

Hello Pankaj, a delightful shot of this very pretty Butterfly. It has nice colouring and markings and you have caught it crystal sharp with a lovely pov. I like the dark background which set the Butterfly off well. Strange name, lovely composition.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-23 11:50]

Hello Pankaj

Amazing clarity and textures in this shot.
The lighting is well managed and the colours are excellent.
The POV is amazing.
Great job.



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-24 2:35]

Hello Pankaj, very good presentation ! The butterfly is sharp, the composition is fine, the backgound is great and the exposure perfect. Thanks !


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-24 19:42]

Hi Pankaj
Excellent presentation.Very nice macro.Excellent POV and sharp image.Light and colors are very nice.

hi pankaj,
beautiful shot. good composition. busy with work, hopefully would be able to start posting in another 15 days. tfs.

Hi Pankaj

Excellent shot of this attractive butterfly
Great sharpness and pattern detail and really good use of the flash to highlight those details.
Well composed as usual


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-26 13:03]

Hello Pankaj
What a beautiful picture of this pretty Lemon Emigrant! I like very much those light-reflections on the wing. The colors and details are great as well as the POV, DOF and composition, however repetitive it may sound. A marvellous job.
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Pankaj,
Splendid shot!
Wonderful butterfly with magnicifent colors!
Excellent POV, sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing!
Congratulations for the nice work!
José Roberto

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-28 17:45]

Hello Pankaj!
FANTASTIC CRISTAL & CLEAR PICTURE!!! Excellent sharpness and wonderful colours. Fine details and contrast on wings are excellent! Position «down-under» is lovely!
Best regards Pankaj,


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