Congratulations on the 100th posting of this family of butterflies. So, after 100 postings you probably shot a couple of thousand photos all together of these insects and I think this posting shows your growth and expertise on the subject. I really like it.
A great shot placing the visual focus strongly on the subject as the only other item in view is the leaf. Maybe a pity that it came slightly in the way, but that's a minor nit as it is only a partial obstruction. The dark OOF and isolated BG is a positive feature of this shot as it promotes the slighter coloured subject. Good details and lovely natural colours.
Well done and TFS.
- Art_R (3892)
- [2008-05-13 22:07]
Hi Pankaj , a nice shot of this butterfly , good colors and details , it sits very nicely against this dark background.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-05-14 0:49]
Hi Pankaj da,
Thank you very much for liking the dedication. A lovely capture of this beautiful Lycaenid. Excellent details and a fine composition. CONGRATS ON REACHING THE 100th IN YOUR COLLECTION OF Lycaenidae Butterflies. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-05-14 1:05]
I too shot one of the sub-species of this tiny butterfly recently and believe me, it is not easy to shoot them to your satisfaction, Pankaj. 18 out of 20 shots of it I took turned out to be pretty bad.
By using fill flash, you have isolated the subject very effectively to focus on its salient characteristics. The leaf it sits on provides the scale for its size.
Well done and TFS.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-05-14 1:14]
Hello Pankaj, Though you are not shooting due to heat but it is worth sharing your archives. Your shots are a learning curve for photographers like me. I am happy smith shared one today. Please do.. Lovely composition and superb frame. Ganesh
- smitha (4409)
- [2008-05-14 2:03]
My God a hundred pictures of these small beauties- Amazing!! I am impressed.:)
As for this picture, it is as beautiful as your other pictures. I liked the composition and the black background. I do agree with Loot that the leaf does come in the way to fully appreciate the beautiful butterfly. But on the other hand, i was thinking , it does give an unusual presentation- as if it is being offered in a palm.:)Anyway it is a joy to look at.
Thanks for the share and keep posting,
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-05-14 3:38]
Very cute scene. Only two nice objects create a wonderful composition. A bit back POV is so attractive as well as the dark smooth BG. Sharpness and details of the subject are great. Well done and kind regards.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-05-14 5:21]
Beautiful picture of this butterfly. Very good DOF and focus. Beautiful detail. Very nice colours. And thanks for sharing a so beautiful collection of lycaenidae.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-05-14 5:24]
Dark background, details, lighting, POV and composition are very good. TFS
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-05-14 6:10]
What a shot, Pankaj....I love your focus and the lovely colours!
very well done!
Aha! the flash saved your winderful image. Do you use the normal flash on the camera of something else? It works out jut fine..almost as if you diffused it in some way. When I use a flash if I really must, the I try to use it as a bounce flash...which is extremely hard in such a situation as this...Well framed!
- joey (24909)
- [2008-05-14 13:41]
A lovely simple shot.
I like the composition and wide crop.
Good sharpness and detail.
Superb lighting from your flash that has rendered the BG almost completely black which has made the light-coloured butterfly stand out very well.
Well done, Pankaj!
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-05-15 4:27]
Hi Pankaj,very beautifull butterfly perfectly taken,excellent quality of sharpenss and colours ,thanks for share this great work and for the note too,have a nice day,Luciano
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-05-15 11:17]
Beautifull presentation.Very well composed image.The image is sharp with nice detail.I love that dark BG.
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2008-05-15 22:04]
Hi dear Pankaj ,
A perfect macro.
Nice BG and great light.
Very well done
- arfer (0)
- [2008-05-18 20:55]
Wonderful lighting and contrast.
The colours are natural and well saturated.
Well composed with a lovely diagonal look.
The pov and dof are excellent.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-05-25 3:30]
Hi Pankaj, congratulations for the 100th post of Lycaenidae, elegant butterfly with fine details and splendid sharpness, great focus, I like a lot, very well done, ciao Silvio
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-05-26 4:57]
Well seen from the dark BG with good color, detail, DOF, and POV.
Interesting composition also.
Well done & TFS!
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-06-18 6:29]
That's jolly good going - 100 Lycaenidae Butterflies!! Congratulations! This is a beautiful one in a fine pose here and with an interesting pattern on its underwings. It looks lovely against the brown background. Well done!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-06-27 11:46]
precioso trabajo y detalles,
excelente calidad y pov,
saludos y muchas felicidades...
Mi web site: www.victorcardoso.es.