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Lycaenidae Butterflies

Lycaenidae Butterflies
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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: 2008-03-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-13 20:43
Viewed: 4011
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today i am completing my theme Lycaenidae Butterflies . This will be the 100th post of the mentioned theme.

This is a link to Lycaenidae Butterflies

When i joined Treknature my interest in shooting macro was compounded by looking at the lovely posts bt fellow members.

When i took the first shot of Lycaenidae Butterfly and zoomed it on my computer screen i was surprised by the beauty of this so small insect ans wondered that how would they look like if they will be as big as the other family of butterflies.

The Lycaenidae are the second-largest family of butterflies, with about 6000 species worldwide. They constitute about 40% of the known butterfly species.

loot, ramthakur, haraprasan, smitha, gannu, Alex99, SelenE, eqshannon, MMM, Silvio2006, marhowie, uleko, Juyona has marked this note useful
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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-05-13 20:57]
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Hi Pankaj

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.

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (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.

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.

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.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (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

Hello pankaj
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,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-14 3:38]

Hi Pankaj.
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.

Hello Pankaj,

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.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-14 5:24]

Hello Pankaj,
Dark background, details, lighting, POV and composition are very good. TFS

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!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (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!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (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

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-05-15 11:17]

Hello Panka
Beautifull presentation.Very well composed image.The image is sharp with nice detail.I love that dark BG.
TFS Michel

Hi dear Pankaj ,
A perfect macro.
Nice BG and great light.
Very well done

Kind regards

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-18 20:55]

Hello Pankaj

Wonderful lighting and contrast.
The colours are natural and well saturated.
Well composed with a lovely diagonal look.
The pov and dof are excellent.


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

Hello Pankaj,
Well seen from the dark BG with good color, detail, DOF, and POV.
Interesting composition also.
Well done & TFS!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-18 6:29]

Hello Pankaj,
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

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-27 11:46]

Hola amigo,
precioso trabajo y detalles,
excelente calidad y pov,
saludos y muchas felicidades...
Mi web site: www.victorcardoso.es.

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