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The Eurema Hecabe

The Eurema Hecabe
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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: 2008-08-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-23 22:53
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The Common Grass Yellow (Eurema hecabe) is a small pierid butterfly species found in Asia. They are found flying close to the ground and are found in open grass and scrub habitats.

I found this one sipping nectar on this small yellow flower. I have also observed that the these butterflies prefer flowers on the basis of color too. This flower is blooming in three colors: Pink, White and Yellow. In last seven days all the butterflies preferred yello flowers for sipping the nectar.

The shot has been taken with Nikon D 80 along with Sigma 70/300 lens in macro mode. Tripod was used.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-08-23 23:01]

Hello Pankaj,
although the butterfly has some lesions and is not quite perfect, the picture is perfect!
It shows nice details in excellent sharpness and colours.
Best wishes, Peter

  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-08-23 23:14]
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hi pankaj,
good capture with great colors and details. but this is too close for comfort, better leave some more space for a better image. backgound again too dark here. when using tripod you could have gone for ambient light (exposure) also. tfs.

Very charming capture of the Common Grass Yellow, Pankaj.
The flower too is in sharp focus and becomes one with the butterfly in this composition.
There are plenty of these butterflies flying around here in Noida and I have taken a crack or two on them which I have yet to edit.
Thanks and regards.

excellent composition, you have managed to separate both these yellow plant and butterfly to give details and definition to both of them, very well done.regards h

Hello Pankaj,

Again a splendid capture of a superb butterfly on a beautiful flower. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Excellent lighting and wonderful colours.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-24 0:56]

Hello Pankaj,
Wonderful close up.Vivid colors,clear details,contrast,exposure and BG are excellent.

My friend Pankaj,
good combination of the Common Grass Yellow with the yellow flower indeed, simply beautiful!
the exposure and focus is spot on with great sharpness and superb details in the shot
many thanks for the wonderful sharing
take care and sincere regards to you and family

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-24 2:11]

Hello Pankajda,
I thought of posting this today but thought otherwse so. Very good view and you had gone inside the flower to take this shot. Excellent one. Ganesh

Maravilloso conjunto Pankaj y destacar, como no, el bello trabajo realizado con el color. El encuadre quizá algo cerrado. Muy buena iluminación, profundidad y enfoque.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-24 3:09]

The butterfly is the same colour as the flower petals. Good camouflage.
Wonderfully caught Pankaj. Very good sharpness and colourful details
Well done

Hi Pankaj

We get this one in Australia too.
Excellent sharpness and composition, great details. Maybe a bit more room around the subjects would have been better in this case.


Hi Pankaj,
A great macro of a common grass yellow with nice DOF/POV and details. Many thanks for sharing this.
Have a nice Sunday and greetings from TRNC,

Hi, Pankaj,

excellent capture of a beautiful butterfly. i like the colours here a lot. tfs.

Man Yee

Hi Pankaj.
I have not seen more attractive yellow pair. Brilliant, sweet subject and tremendous picture of this amazing scene. Flash light is great as well as sharpness and terrific details of the insect and every part of the flower. POV and magnification are magnificent. Bravo.
P.S. Compact camera is specified wrongly.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-24 5:55]

Hello Pankaj,
Lovely capture of the ommon Grass Yellow on the pretty yellow flower. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours in this fine composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-24 6:09]

Hello Pankaj,
What a superb picture! Excellent framing, wonderflul colours, perfect sharpness. Beautiful contrast with the dark background. Just perfect. It goes to my favourites.
Best regards

Kate Wolf, an American folksinger who died of Leukemia in 1986 I believe, had a song called "Green Eyes"..I think she wrote it for me. I have always denied having green eyes, but I do and so does it appear as though does this! Will all of the yellow around, why not said the Creator?! After all our eyes are made to see colour, unless that sense is taken away by some tragic circumstance. A fine image and makes me happy I can see in full colours!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-24 9:51]

Hello Pankaj,
For sharpness and detail this is a first class image of E. hecabe beautifully composed on the yellow flower with good use of flash. If the butterfly were not damaged it would be a perfect illustration of this species.
TFS this beauty,

Hi Pankaj Da,
A nice capture of this always busy grass yellow. Very well composed with sharp details. But I think a little more less brightness would have make it much nicer. Anyway still then it looks good to eyes. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-08-24 11:53]

This is a superb image, Pankaj!!
The colours are so vibrent.
Great sharpness and clarity.
Excellent DOF too.

Very, very well done!


Hi Pankaj
As always a very nice image. Good sharpness, nice almost black homogenous background. I like also tight (but not too tight) crop
Best wishes

hi Pankaj,
fantastic shot yellow on yellow
great and professional management
of light and exposition

best regards sERGIO

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-24 12:58]

Hello Pankaj! Great capture: Yellow on yellow! Great composition, sharp details and great exposure, well done, thanks!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-24 13:01]

Hi Pankaj. Yellow on yellow not easy to get right but you have managed it so well. With good detail and colours. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-08-24 22:22]

Hello Pankaj,

I like your idea to take a photo with the yellow butterfly on a yellow flower. You have made good use of the light showing nicely the edge of the yellow wings on the yellow flower. You also rendered nicely the surfaces of wings and flower usin this to separate them. Very nice composition!

Thank you for sharing,

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-08-25 2:50]

Hello Pankaj,
Excellent capture of this Yellow. I like it in all respects including the color contrast.Details of the flower also very impressive.
Thanks for sharing

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-25 8:48]

merhaba Pankaj
pefect macro of this beautiful butterfly
i like POV, light, colours and details

Hi Pankaj, splendid yellow butterfly on lovely yellow flower, fantastic details and excellent sharpness, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-08-26 8:03]

Hello Pankaj,
From the last weeks I had a lot of photos to work off. This one I enjoy very well. What a beautiful colours in an excellent exposure. Very good quality!
Kind regards,

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