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Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy
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Copyright: kv vral (vral) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D DSLR, Sigma 70-300mm, 4-5.6, APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterfly Encyclopedia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-06 1:10
Viewed: 3705
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends,

This Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya) is a Nymphalid butterfly of South Asia which occurs in open areas, often sitting on bare ground. This species has a stiff flap and glide style of flight and maintains a territory driving away other butterflies that may enter it.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Junonia
Species: J. orithya

Larva:"Head and body of a very dark shining black shading into brown......head on a short neck, latter of an orange colour for a short distance; caudal extremity also tipped with orange. Body covered with perpendicular spines armed with strong radial hairs.....Head bifurcated, reddish spot in center of face, a small spinous process in the angle of each eye."(Forsayeth in de Niceville)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junonia_orithya

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-06 1:14]

Merhaba Vral,
Bu şimdiye kadar gördüğüm en güzel renkli kelebeklerden biri. Siz de başarılı bir çekimle bu kelebekteki tüm güzellijkleri bize sunmuşsunuz.Hoş bir kare olmuş. Elinize sağlık.


Wow, this is a scream, KV!
With its wings fully spread, the Blue Pansy offers you the best possible pose on the ground and you have made the best of the opportunity.
Ideal POV, spot-on focus and superb details and colours. Fortunately, the specimen is neat and without blemish, so this picture turns out to be a beauty.
Well done and TFS.

Very nice colours-contrast. regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-06 4:03]

Hello Vral,
Your photo have very nice colors. The good light captured in it renders well and nauraly the nice color tones.
Thank you for sharing,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-11-06 5:40]

hi kv,
very good capture, what colors, particularly the blue, marvelous. fine details of this blue pansy, delightful to watch. tfs.

A finely formed specimen on a contrasty BG Kv, which shows off its beautiful pattern an colouration characteristics to a perfection in this correctly exposed and sharply focused image. TFS indeed my friend,

How lovely
Perfect shot

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-06 15:57]

Hi Vral,you're lucky to live there,seeing beautifuls spectacles of nature like that is a great chance! Fantastic pic in sharpness and colors,perfect point of view too,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Vral

Wow this is beautiful.
Excellent open wing pose captured,great angle to achieve these vivid colours.
Great use of lighting.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-06 21:01]

Hello KV,

butterfly's colors are amaising as you have used well the strong light. The blue color tones are so strong and vivid making a good contrast with the background. As image is very sharp wings pattern can be well seen.

Thank you for sharing,

Hi Vral,

What lovely colours amazing, really its beauty and you have got it in good point of view showing details.TFS.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-07 1:29]

Hello Vral, Very nice picture and good view. Lovely composition and nice clarity. Ganesh

Hi kv

Great shot, we have this species in Australia too.
Great sharpness and pattern detail.


beautiful specimen, on the thumbnail it was looking great, but i'm quite disappointed by the ground texture which is not good looking for my personal tastes, and the softness of the details of the butterfly

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