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YellowOrangeTip(Ixias pyrene)

YellowOrangeTip(Ixias pyrene)
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ButterFlysOfIndia, Butterflies of India 1, Butterflies of India 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-29 8:01
Viewed: 3490
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
GuruPawan insisted we take a break from Omkar Hills and visit "Kalkere Forest" ( I had visited this place about 7 years back !!) near Bannerughatta forest instead, I was not at all happy with the decision , but went along with my buddies cribbing all the way. But Pawan’s persistence paid off and the forest, even though not well maintained is brimming with life!! Thanks Pawan for your persistence and Satish for suggestion.

This is Ixias pyrene ( Yellow Orange Tip)
Description: Upper side of the wings has a beautiful yellow, which is more saturated in the male than in the female, at the tips there will be a dark color with orange bands. When the wings are closed it looks similar to a grass yellow unless you see it in a “Backlit” situation, which I have recorded and will post in days to come.
See here for a Open winged shot

As always thanks for visiting, critiques and comments

Goutham R

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-29 8:17]
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Hi Goutham
Very cool capture of a lovely butterfly. I particularly fancy the patterned details in the eye that you managed to show.
The composition is great with a perfect side on pose. The colours are excellent and the DOF at f/14 is absolutely spot-on with amazing details. The BG is a 'wow' and the exposure is flawless.
Very well done and TFS.

HI Goutham, excellent colors and details, POV, BG, DOF, perfect, Excellent work, TFS kyle

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-04-29 8:52]

Hi Goutham,
Your shots are magnificently clear and sharp. You really have a way in chosing the right POV. Brown BG contrasts sharply with the pale yellow/green of the butterfly. Your style is unmistakeable
Great shot indeed

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-04-29 9:33]
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Dear Goutham, from the dates given, I see that the picture came directly and very fast from Nature to TrekNature. I envy you that you can probably take nice pictures all the year round in your country. The sharpness of the picture even allows to see that the butterfly has obviously lost some scales during his presumably short life - concluded from its appearance. The brown background provides a suitable contrasting colour. Brilliant!

Another superb butterfly shot. It has excellent clarity and is composed very well to show off the butterfly to good effect. The background works well and doesn't compete with the subtle colours of the butterfly.

Well done yet again and keep them coming!


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-29 14:04]

Hello Goutham, excellent macro with a very good composition.Razor sharp details and splendid colors too. I like the contrast between brown BG and the yellow colors of butterfly. Best regards, Didier.

Hello Goutham,
Excellent detail, exposure, POV, and color here.
Very well composed, with the clean brown BG complimenting, and setting off your subject nicely..
Well done and TFS!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-29 16:24]

Hi Goutham
Beautiful buterfly shot. Great colours, details, sharpnes,BG and POV.
Well done

Hello Goutham,
I have to warn you that it isn't allowed to upload a painting in TN my friend ;-) Perfect shot and I like the brown coloured bg a lot. Thank you,

Hi Goutham,
perfectly taken, sharp and well composed.
Interesting to see colourful Ixias pyrene at rest - looking rather inconspicuous and obviously well camouflaged resembling the colours of pale dry leaves.
Beautiful soft and dark background in the colours of a hot and dry summer.
Interesting notes, too. Thank you for instantly sharing the freshly taken pretty and interesting results of your numerous trips to the woods!
Best regards,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-29 18:09]

Hello Goutham,
Lovely capture. The colors and sharpness are excellent. I love the yellow against the brown back ground. Great POV and very well composed.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-04-29 21:43]

Hi Goutham,
Perfect macro shot! Very good light and superb details,
excellent composition with great background.
Very well done and thanks for sharing!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-30 4:31]

Stunnning Goutham!
Perfect on details, colours, BG, DOF and POV!
Above scale photo!

Hi Goutham

A lovely clear shot. Nice POV. Very good depth of colour. Light is excellent. Nice BG to compliment the shot. :-)

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