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Three-spots Grass Yellow

Three-spots Grass Yellow
Photo Information
Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 5:32
Viewed: 3073
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Three-Spot Grass Yellow, Eurema blanda, is a small butterfly of the Family Pieridae, that is, the Yellows and Whites, which is found in India.


Wingspan of 40-50 mm. A bright yellow and black butterfly. It is very variable in size, color and markings. The sexes are similar. The outer margin of the forewing is wavy - a useful characteristic in the identification of the Eurema group.

Upper side forewing: It is two-toned with a black outer area and a yellow inner area. The line traced between them is variable in shape, but it always resembles a dog's face. The lower extremity of the black border of the forewing is subtended by yellow. The yellow color is quite variable and in some specimens it is cream colored.

Under side forewing: The basal part of the forewing cell has three irregularly shaped rings - a characteristic that distinguishes it from all other Grass Yellows. Sometimes, there is a narrow reddish-brown smudge below the forewing apex from the costa to vein 4.

Status, Distribution and Habitat

Its habitat is similar to that of the Common Grass Yellow. But unlike the Grass Yellow, it is much commoner in the wet zone and the adjacent hills than anywhere else.

Source: From Wikipedia and from Pankaj Bajpai's note on it in his post dated December 12, 2006

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hello Ram
beautiful picture with great details and good sharpness
very nice composition with lovely colours
greeting lou

Hi Ram,

Wonderful exhibit of the Three-Spot Grass Yellow taken in its natural habitat, Lovely well balanced natural colours, i like very much the strong composition with the Butterfly and flower just off left centre, nice and sharp, great picture of high standard,
Congratulations my friend and well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Ram,

very nice picture of this Pieridae perched on this lovely flower. In fact it seems like we see 2 flowers: one flying and the other well grounded ;-)

The darker bg enhances very well the main subjects.

I'm wandering if a vertical compo with the flower/butterfly on the left would have been interesting too.

Great pic with very natural colors and a great pov!!

TFS my friend,


Hello Ram,
Beautiful macro shot, perfect point of view and great depth of field, nice sharp focused on the butterfly with beautiful green blurred background,
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Ram,
what a nice composition. I like this yellow and green colours. Perfect POV and DOF.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2011-04-14 9:02]

Hello Ram,
I especially appreciate the natural setting and the natural colours of the picture.
Perhaps, an upright format would be advantageous here thereby ommitting large parts in particular
to the right of the beautiful small butterly. What do you think?
Best wishes, Peter

Ciao Ram, yellow on yellow on a green BG, wonderful natural colors, lovely composition with beautiful butterfly on nice flower, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ram, complimenti for the capture!
very nice butterfly,
very nice picture,
many thanks for info too,

un saluto, tino

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-14 12:21]

Hello Ram,
Nice photo in beautiful natural colours and good sharpness. Excellent DOF and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-14 12:35]

Hello Ram,
perfectly focused and detailed shot of a beautiful butterfly with nice DOF and POV.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-14 13:56]

Waaw! Beautiful specie and beautiful pic.A great total sharpness and focus,perfect colors...in a difficult light.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Ram
a yellow butterfly on a yelow flower against a green surroundings, i love the combination, excellent sharpness of both subjects,
great DOF and composition
Have a good night

Excellent photo Ram!! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are fantastic

Hello Ram,

A yellow insect on a yellow flower..!
Maybe this is kind of self protection, as the birds looking for an insect meal may be fooled to believe this is all flower...
Excellent details in both subjects, great colour reproduction!


Hallo Ram
A beauty indeed! An excellent capture of this lovely Common Grass Yellow with delicate features and bright colours in the wings. Point of view and composition is really praiseworthy. The image as a whole has a sunny appearance. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Ram. Ciao Ram. Good details and colours against the soft dark BG.


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