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Common Jezebel

Common Jezebel
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Copyright: Amal Padmanabhan (amal_parambath) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 24] (114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-21
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-22 22:43
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During a long 45Km trek at Venketeswara Hill Range with Chennai Trekking Club, I could spot many butterflies. This photo was taken around 10am when the sunlight was so heavy. This species stands still for enough time to click. Photo was taken with Canon S3 IS, Auto focus with 1/160 Shutter speed and Aperture f/7.1, and Focal Length of 6mm.

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To gannu: Hey gannu...amal_parambath 2 12-24 03:37
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Hallo Amal
Welcome to Trek Nature. Hope you have a wonderful journey on the site. Looking at the thumbnail of your image I thought I saw a hot air balloon. No all jokes aside. This butterflies wings are really enormous, the way I see them on my computer screen. The colours and patterns captured is a lovely sight and the texture has a velvet appearance. It has a fluffy feel to it. It is lovely to see the details of the outer and inner wings all in one. A pleasure to look at.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

Hi Amal

Welcome to TN, what agreat shot to start with. The POv is fantastic and you got some great DOF too. Excellent sharpness and composition.
Well done


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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-12-23 0:01]

Hello Amal ,

This is a lovely shot of this beautiful butterfly. Good details with perfect lighting, focusing and sharpness. The colors are absolutely splindid and good tones. Nice POV and good composition. Nice start and i am sure to see more work from you. Welcome to TN and have a good stay.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-23 5:18]
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Hello Amal,

How close you were. Superb just brilliant. I am amazed to see the sharpness in such a close range. But if you had managed to shoot from the side POV i.e paralell it would have been great (if you have pls share)


Hello Amal & welcome to TN.
Great color & exposure, it has nice sunny look.
Interesting & unusual POV from behind, well framed with good details..
Beautiful b-fly!
Happy Holidays,

hi Amal

I see that you just joined 1 day later after me. And I also see that you take very good macro shot here! I have seen this butterfly shot before in another angle and wonder if you were with friends shooting this one.

Very good macro showing such focus sharpness and good color with bright light. Very tight crop.

tfs, bill

Hello Amal,
Very nice of meeting you and much appreciated for visiting my gallery! welcome you with both hands to the family of TN!
Excellent first post with that colourful Common Jezebel!
the image is sharp with very fine details
well done
greeting from NZ

Hello Amal

i like the butterfly
sharp and good details

greeting lou

Hello Amal,

Great macro.
Beautiful colours with excellent detail.
Lighting and composition are fantastic.

Un ángulo diferente que muestra de manera espectacular la belleza de este insecto.
Saludos desde España: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Amal, a great welcome on TN, fantastic butterfly, wonderful light and colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, Happy New Year to you, ciao Silvio

Hello Amal !
Wow, your first picture showe a wonderful species of butterfly - I don't think I have ever seen this one. I love the colors and the patterns on his wings, they are so beautiful. I also like the composition, the POV, and the blurred BG showing the trees and blue sky. Very well done !

nice, wide angle, TFS Ori

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