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Lemon Pansy (US)

Lemon Pansy (US)
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-07 2:33
Viewed: 3114
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lemon Pansy Junonia lemonias is a common nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It is found in gardens, fallow land, and open wooded areas.

It is brown with numerous eye-spots as well as black and lemon-yellow spots and lines on the upperside of the wings. The underside is a dull brown, with a number of wavy lines and spots in varying shades of brown and black. There is also an eyespot on the lower side of the forewing. The wet and dry season forms differ considerably in coloration and even shape. In the wet season form the markings are distinct and vivid and the wing shape is a little more rounded. In the dry season form the markings are obscure and pale especially on the underside and the wing margin is more angular and jagged. This helps it camouflage in the dried leaf-litter. The Lemon pansy is a very active butterfly and can be seen basking with its wings open facing the sun. It sits very low to the ground and can be approached easily. It feeds with its wings half open. It is a fairly strong flier and flies close to the ground with rapid wingbeats and often returns to settle back in the same spots.

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

Source: Wikipedia

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Hi Haraprasan,

Very nice capture of this butterfly. Nice PoV with great focus and nice background. Very sharp details.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-07-07 3:01]

Good close up of this butterfly on the flower with nice light and colors.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-07 3:23]

Hello Haraprasan,
This time isn't so colourful species from far exotic country. Good sharpness and blurred BG.
Regards, Pawel

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-07-07 3:59]

Hello Haraprasan,

Fine shot and very naturals colours!

Good POV and excellent BG!


Hi Haraprasan,
Nice shot and beautiful pov. The Lemon Pansy stands out nicely from the background. Lovely presentation.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-07 5:27]

Hello Haraprasan
Another wonderful capture taken with perfect focus and great details.

Hello Haraprasan,
a great view of the Lemon Pansy taken from an excellent POV with good sharpness, i like the beautiful pose of the butterfly on the white flower against a good OOF BG, splendid natural colours.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-07 6:22]

Hello Haraprasan,
Wonderful shot of this lovely butterfly. Sharp and well exposed image. Nicely set against soft background. Very well done.
Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-07 7:08]

This lemon pansy looks fine even with its wings closed, you got this one pretty good composition and background. tfs.

hello Haraprasan
on one very good BG a beautiful scene with natural colours,fine macro capture

Hi Haraprasan
Very good shot of the lemon pansy. Good sharpness, perfect blured background and nice simple composition with the butterfly on the riht

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-07 10:01]

Hello Haraprasan,
A fine capture of a Lemon Pansy showing its closed wings from a fine POV with good sharpness against a pleasing contrasting OOF natural BG. Not often we see the underside of this species.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Haraprasan, beautiful image of this lemon pansy with excellent details.
TFS and regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-07 12:43]

Hi Hara,the best point of view to show this beautiful lemon pansy,impressive sharpness and colors,very nice color of backgrouns too,My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-07-07 12:43]

Hello Haraprasan, wonderful close-up shot of this beautiful butterfly with nice composition.
TFS and G's,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-07 13:05]

Hello Haraprasan,
Good photo in very beautiful natural and clear colours. Excellent sharp details, composition, POV and OOF BG.

Naturalidad en el color y buen encuadre.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-07 16:45]

Hi Haraprasan,

A beautiful Lemon Pansy posing so nicely on the very pretty flower. Colors, shadings and textures are excellent. You show off the wonderful wing patterns very well. Looks great against the nice green background.


hello Haraprasan

an excellent and very beautiful close-up photo
of this butterfly with very fine POV and framing,
fine focus great sharpness and details, TFS


Namaste and Good Morning my dear friend Haraprasan,
Great capture of this beautiful b-fly from lateral POV nicely with wonderful composition and details.
TFS and cheers,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-07 23:08]

Hola Haraprasan,
preciosa macro,
buenos detalles y color.
fino foco.

Ciao Haraprasan, elegant butterfly with wonderful colors, great macro with perfect focus, beautiful blurry BG, good details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-07-08 5:14]

Hi Haraprasan.
Beautiful composition.Excellent paralell POV and nice OOF BG.The image is sharp with a nice pose from your subject.Excellent text to.
TFS Michel

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