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Sunlight, dew drops and a Pierrot

Sunlight, dew drops and a Pierrot
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-03 5:41
Viewed: 2194
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sunlight, Dew drops and a Pierrot
During the winter season, the weather of Santiniketan remains very pleasant. The state experiences a mild cold climate while the temperature drops very low in the hilly region of West Bengal. From about mid November, winter approaches West Bengal and the temperature rises not before the middle of February. The temperature varies around 12 degrees in these cold months.
The Common Pierrot (Castalius rosimon) is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.
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To nagraj: Thank you.samiran88 1 01-04 09:42
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Hello S. Nandy, dear friend,

Hope you are well, and life in the new year is good, so happy new year again. Your photo and the note accompanying it are both excellent. The information in the note gets confirmed by this wonderful wet image of this dainty little black and white butterfly of our region. You are a magician you know.....smile.
Thanks a lot for sharing....take care.....best regards/Abid

Ciao Samiran, my today neighbour, great capture of lovely little butterfly with fantastic drops, beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Samiranda,
An outstanding macro,excellent sharp details and clarity,amazing play of light and captured with an appropriate exposure.
My regards,

Hello Samiran

WOW ! great macro of this butterfly with the
water drop over it, in a fine POV, lovely backlit
(back-light) effect, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-03 7:13]

Hello Samiran,
Fantastic macro in superb sharpness, details and beautiful light and colours. Gorgeous dew drops.

Hello Samiran,
Incredible pic. This butterfly is decorated with diamonds water. Light is a great used.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2013-01-03 8:05]

hi samiran,
excellent macro,
the droplets are amazing. nice lighting too

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2013-01-03 8:22]

Merhaba Samiran,
su damlalarının görünümüyle harika bir fotoğraf olmuş.
Tebrik ederim, saygılarımla.

Hello Samiran,
An excellent capture with fine colors, details & pose. Great presentation & POV. TFS & best wishes!


Hi Samiran
You'd think he would shake with that much moisture on him. Good thing he didn't it would have ruined a very striking image.
Amazing light and detail. A very unique image.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Samiran,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species of butterflies. Nice colors, good details and sharpness. The focus and WB is at the highest quality range. Excellent moment.....the tiny water drops are gorgeous...
Thanks for sharing!

hello Samiran
super good picture with great details and beautiful colours
very nice to see
thanks greeting lou

Hi Samiran,
really beautiful! A lot of details. Perfect presentation and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Samiran. Wow! Fantastic taken in backlight. Stunning details perfect sharp.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-03 15:35]

Hi Samiran,i'm crazy for pics like this and i never made one! Fantastic capture of the morning dew on the small pierrot,and fantastic details,exposure and light position for the best bright effect,a very very great work!!!!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Great photo Samiran! The lighting is fantastic! Excellent composition and good sharpness too!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-04 2:54]

Hello Samiran,
another splendid shot of this pierrot Excellent details especially the dews on the body and wings.
Really an exciting image to watch.
Congratulations for such a stunning capture and a real professional composition.


Nice to see the dewdrops on this lovely Pierrot, good lighting and then why so bold, some space is needed..tfs.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-04 20:46]

Hello Samiran,
An exceptional image showing outstanding quality. Love the water droplets and beautiful natural coloration. The tight crop works out great in this instance. Well done!!

Hello Samiran
A superb image, excellent light and detail.
Very nicely photographed. The water drops are wonderful
regards yiannis

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-01-06 4:52]

Hi Samiran,
what an amazing photo, outstanding details, very interesting light !
Congratulations !
Best regards !

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-01-08 4:47]

Hello Samiran,
Beautiful butterfly species and interesting note . For us unusual to see butterflies in wintertime, but with your temepratures it should be possible to see some like on your picture. How cute all these drops, I wonder how it feels for the Pierrot:-)
Perfect sharpness !
Kind regards

This is a magnificent shot. Besides the fact that the moisture beads really stand out in the photo, I think one of the best aspcts is the oblique backlighting. That makes the water beads really glisten. Excellent job with this one. Congratulations.
--William (Bill)

Hello Samiran.
You have caught this baby early enough in its sleep. Love the details and still drenched in dew under fine lighting. Excellent work and thanks for sharing.

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