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Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya)

Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya)
Photo Information
Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/210 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2, Butterflies on Lantana Flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-03 8:41
Viewed: 7137
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot during my visit to Khajuraho.This one was resting at a small plant at the garden of western group of temples.

The Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya) is a Nymphalid butterfly of South Asia which occurs in open areas, often sitting on bare ground. This species has a stiff flap and glide style of flight and maintains a territory driving away other butterflies that may enter it.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Junonia
Species: J. orithya

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-03 8:50]

Hi Pankaj,
Beautiful butterfly with an smart drawing in its wings. Perfect details, exposure and pose.
TFS, José M.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-03 8:55]

HI pankaj,
un autre beau cliché de papillon. Le moment est idéal car il est déployé, permettant de bien voir sa couleur et les détails.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-03 9:03]

Hi Pankaj.
Beautiful capture of this amazing butterfly.Good POV offers nice view of splendid drawing on wings.Lovely saturated colours and nicely composed.
Very nice done,thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-03 9:16]

Excelente Pankaj, bello color, detalles y pov. agradable captura, magnífica presentación... saludos

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-03 9:31]

Hello Pankaj,
This is a fine capture of the Blue Pansy, sharp and contrasting well with the yellow flowers and set in a fine coposition.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

So you did not capture only the temple themes at Khajuraho, Pankaj; you also went for some butterflies ;-)! (I happened to peek at you temple pics either on TE or TL; I occasionally glance through Indian posts).
This is a pretty butterfly and a very neat specimen of the Blue Pansies. Here too, you remind me of my own pictures -- taken without going really too close to the subject and capturing a lot of surrounding details!
However, it is a well captured frame with excellent use of existing natural light.
Thanks for looking at my new pic taken with D200. In fact I have nothing here that I can practice macro skills on.

Hello Pankaj,
Very nice contrasting colors and good detail.
A beautiful butterfly and a pleasing image :)
Well done & TFS!

Hi Pankaj, an other of your wonderful butterfly with splendid colors and great sharpness, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Pankaj.

Excellent image, nice colour.

Jose Luis.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-02-03 13:51]

Hi Pancaj!
Your tiny butterfly is so vivid and beautifuly presented that one might remember it for long.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-03 14:20]

Nice catch Pankaj with interesting point of view.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, sharpness, focus, DOF, colors, lighting, background, framing.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: frame.

Nice colors with a great contrast between the butterfly and their environment.
Best regards... Ricardo

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-03 15:13]

Hello Pankaj

The contrast of blue on that bright yellow really works in your favour.The colours stand out well,and the butterfly is well focused and placed in the composition.Good DOF and details.TFS


Hi Pankaj,
This is a beautiful image!
I like the most the color's mixture. A very harmonic palette.
You got great details on the butterfly, specially on the wings pattern.
The composition couldn't be better.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best regards,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-03 18:54]

Hi Pankaj,
Excellent photo great color, and detail. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Pankaj,
An excellent shot on the Blue Pansy. Vibrant color saturation and sharp detail. A well composed and framed shot. Looks great!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-04 5:11]

Hello Pankaj,
I love this Blue Pansy, the male is really striking in colours although it is not a very big butterfly. Great capture with sharp details and beautiful against the yellow flowers. Very nice composition!
TFS, Ulla

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