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Junonia lemonias

Junonia lemonias
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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: 2009-04-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, MacroCloseUp +2
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-25 2:22
Viewed: 4391
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Junonia lemonias, also known as the Lemon Pansy, 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.

Source: Wikipedia

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Ciao Haraprasan, my today neighbour, beautiful macro with lovely butterfly, splendid natural colors, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Haraprasan,

what an very nice picture.
good pov and sharpess as well the details.
Fine colours.


Namastay Hara ji,

The clarity and colors with the subtle lighting are amazing in this one! I also love the focus on the wings of this beauty. Great sharpness and well chosen POV also enhance the overall beauty of the shot. Well done!
TFS and have a nice WE!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-25 3:47]

Hello Haraprasan,
Beautiful photo in very clear colours. Good sharpness, details and an excellent POV and composition.

Thanks so much for your kind words on my last two posts, HP!
This is a wonderful shot of this lemon pansy with wonderful details of the beautiful wings!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-09-25 4:37]

Hello Haraprasan
Nice macro capture with natural colors and great details
Well done!

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent capture with superb details and amazing colours.
Great image and lovely composition with nice POV.

Hello Haraprasan
A fine catch of a lovely lemon pansy butterfly in a open-wing posture with fine sharpness and detail.
Kind regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-25 5:59]

Fine image of the good specimen of pansy in good lighting, composition just right. tfs.

Hi Haraprasan,

Fine image of the lemon pansy, nicely composed and good colours, specimen.TFS

hello Harprasan
great sharpnesspicture with good details and nice light
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

Hello Haraprasan, excellent and beautiful shot of this butterfly from nice point of view.
The composition, details and colours are wonderful.
TFS and regards,

Hola Haraprasan

Preciosa mariposa y una composición extraordinaria, una imagen excelente y buena nitidez. Perfecto POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-25 9:40]

Namastay Haraprasan,
This is one of the best portraits of a Lemon Pansy on TN. A fresh specimen resting with its wings open, taken from a good dorsal POV with excellent sharpness and natural colours against a contrasting green OOF natural BG, set in a pleasing composition.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

Hi Haraprasan. Very beautiful and clear macro capture of this colourful butterfly.i love the pattern on the wings.
Details, composition and your POV are great.
Kind regards,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-25 11:37]

Namastay Haraprasan,
Very beautiful capture of this butterfly.Natural colors,pattern on wings and composition are wonderful.Have a nice weekend!
Thanks for sharing..

Hello Haraprasan,
Very good shot with lovely colours and details on its wings. Good lighting and pose captured among the green leaves. Excellent POV and composition.

Hello Haraprasan,
lovely shot of this beautifull coloured butterfly.Very nice details .Congratulations and TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-25 15:09]

Hi Hara,very impressive sharpness and a top quality macro,whit the best focus and a very nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-09-25 19:14]

Hello Haraprasan,
You have captured the wonderful wing patterns and colours superbly. Thank you for sharing this great image.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-09-25 19:30]

Outstanding image Haraprasan,
Incredible detail and gorgeous natural colors. Such a beautiful butterfly and shown so very nicely. Well done! TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-25 23:27]

Hi Haraprasan,
what a lively top view. How i love seeing the two big eyes on the well spread wings. The sharpness is excellent and you composed it very well with the light hitting the body.
Well done.


Qué belleza amigo Haraprasan !!

Gran naturalidad en todos los aspectos y un excelente encuadre: Enhorabuena.

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Haraprasan..Perfect picture with great sharpness and excellent focus..Patten on the wings pretty...TFS.

Hello Haraprasan,
Nice capture with lovely natural colours, fine details, excellent sharpness and POV. Well done!

Hello Haraprasan
it's always great to see a brown butterfly in a green environment, the color contrast is very beautiful especially when the butterfly is so superb as this one
wonderful light, color saturation and POV
Have agood night

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-10-03 12:58]

Hi Haraprasan!
Excellent capture of this splendid butterfly.
The sharpness is perfect with fine details.
Marvellous lights and shadows and very good blurred BG.
Very well composed.
Ciao! vanda
Thanks for your visit and comment

merhaba Haraprasan,
this is very pretty tropical butterfly from you beautiful country. you greatly captured it from dorsal POV and with great sharp details. DOF, light using and natural colors superb. nicely composed and presented. thanks for sharing. best regards

Hi Haraprasan,
Truly beautiful composition of Junonia lemonias with excellent sharpness, lights, colors and DoF (I love the background blur also). Perfect PoV also as well. Very spectacular and pleasant image. Bravo MF.
Friendly regards, László

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