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Nice pattern...

Nice pattern...
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-24
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-31 3:11
Viewed: 3547
Points: 34
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I was on my way to shoot to some grasshoppers and I found this butterfly doing mud puddling. But it was on the middle of the road and the sound of motorcycle and cars were disturbing the fella and as as well as the photographer. With a great difficulty and sitting in the middle of the road I shot this. I think it belong to the swallowtail family. I am not sure. When it opened the wing for a flash of second it was blue in color.

Exposure Time: 1/320
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 180/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-08-24 09:30
Metering Mode: Partial
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 268 kb


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Hello Ganesh,

Beautiful picture of this colourful butterfly. Good focus. Good exposure and very nice colours.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-31 4:47]

Hello Narayanan,
good shot ,Nice point of view shows fine sharp details on main subject.Beautiful colors and very nice blurry BG.Well done TFS
Regards Siggi

hello geanesan,
lovely shot, is this a blue jay? i liked the pov and the composition, i have a request for you : do not take any chances for taking photographs on the road. better admire it from your car and leave. I had a very bad experience. I was driving all alone on the highway in the evening on national highway and was going through beautiful jungle. I thought of captureing the sunset and parked the car and was shooting from one side of the road (not on the road, I was 3 ft off the road) aand all of a sudden a lorry driver with fast speed almost touched my back, i had to jump to save me from that maniac.
Since then no shooting near raods or higways.

Hi Ganesh!
Nice and very colourful capture of Papilionidae family. Good POV and fine details and colours. It is nice to see this butterfly drinking water from ground surface :>
Greetings from Poland!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-31 9:28]

Hi Ganesh,

Be careful - you may be the first to get hit by a vehicle trying to take a picture of a butterfly! It was worth the risk - this mud puddling butterfly is beautiful. I love the deep colors and the excellent details of the face, body and markings. Those colors are something special.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-31 10:18]

Hello Ganesh,
Well done capturing this beauty in the middle of a busy road! I like its pose and you show the fine wing markings and beautiful colours very well here.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-31 11:29]

Hi Narayanan. This one has some bright markings which you have taken so well with fine detail,and bright colours. A good side POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Hi Ganesh, what a beautifully coloured and paterned butterfly! Perfectly focused and composed by you as usual.
Many thanks for sharing this excelent shot! Have a nice new week!


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-08-31 13:26]

What a lovely butterfly and an good shot of it.
Slightly OOF but the composition is great and I love the vibrent colours.
Superb exposure too.

Well done Ganesh.

All the best!


Hi, Narayanan,

nice capture! I guess it does belong to the a species of swallowtail butterfly. it is probably common bluebottle.

you will find more detils here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_bluebottle

The common bluebottle is distributed throughout south and southeast Asia. Subspecies appear in India and Sri Lanka (G. s. sarpedon and teredon), China and Taiwan (G. s. semifasciatus and connectens), Japan (G. s. nipponum), Indonesia and the Solomon Islands, New Guinea (G. s. messogis), and Australia (G. s. choredon). In India it occurs in Southern India in the Western Ghats and in the Himalayas from Kashmir in the west to Myanmar in the east.

thanks for sharing this pretty butterfly.

have a great Sunday!

Man Yee

Hi Ganesh Ji,
A nice capture of this Common Jay (Graphium doson) mud puddling. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ganesan uncle,
You have clicked a beautiful photo of this Butterfly.

Ciao Ganesh, splendid butterfly with fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-01 4:13]

Hi Nara,another time i must say you how you are lucky to live there! This is a great spectacle of nature,thanks to show us that whit this top quality pic,have a nice week,Luciano

Hi Narayanan.
Great capture of this exuberant butterfly!
Excellent coloration and details.
Well done!
Josť Roberto

Hy Ganesh
Indeed, very nice pattern. Allways, exotic (for me, an european) butterflys are beatiful, with atractive colors and reflections. TFS, Oana

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-01 11:49]

Hello Ganesh,
Nice colourful pattern indeed!
This is a fine capture of Blue Jay Swallowtail taken from a fine low POV while it is puddling and it stands out well against the OOF BG.
TFS this beauty,

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