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Postman-For Thijs,Paula and Rene

Postman-For Thijs,Paula and Rene
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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: 2007-08-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two, GouthamButterflies, Butterflies in flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-26 15:27
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Hi All,
Today I would like to dedicate this picture to three wonderful people from Netherlands who took me to a wonderful Biljdrop ZOO (The best I have seen). These wonderful people are also members of TN from Netherlands ( This is another great thing about TN which I like). They are :
1. Thijs (Pentaxfriend)
2. Paula (PVB)
3. Rene.
I would like to state that the not only this picture, but all the pictures that’s going to come from this trip will have a lot of thanks for these wonderful friends.This is mating display of “The Postman Butterfly (Heliconius melpomene)” which is a butterfly that is from a genus ‘Heliconius” of butterflies that have very similar markings and looks and are hard to distinguish between.The Postman butterfly has large long wings with an orange stripe down each forewing. They tend sometime to look similar to the species Heliconius erato. There are many forms of this butterfly. It is poisous and has red patterns on its wings. The distribution of this butterfly is from Central America to Southern Brazil

Thanks for visiting,
And once again thanks a lot for Thijs, Paula and Rene.

Goutham R

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beautiful composition with the 2 butterflies, not a perfect DOF i think, but lovely colours and poses captured

Hi Goutham,
Exuberant butterflies!
Nice colors and sharpness.
Interesting POV.
Pleasant composition!
Thanks for sharing!
My best regards!
José Roberto

Hi Goutham,
This is a gorgeous butterfly that you have captured in flight so well.Good detailed focus, POV, DOF, and nice blurred BG.
Well done

What mind-boggling images of exotic butterflies you are posting from Netherlands, Goutham!
Please do thank your Dutch friends on my behalf for leading you to such treasures on nature in their country.
The beauty of these butterflies and the way you have captured them leaves me wonder-struck.
Thanks a lot and take care.

Hi Goutham,
A very nice action capture.
Butterfly color is really great!!.


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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-08-26 23:04]


Super fine,sharp, subject in flight , overall
class picture

Arun krishnaiah

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-27 0:43]

Hi Goutham. You must of had a good time. What a colourful piture .the postmen butterflies are so bright. you have captured them with fine detail. and a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Hi Goutham,
A beautiful capture of these beautiful butterflies courtshiping. Nice Details and excellent POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-08-27 3:52]

Hi Goutham,
We are honoured that you posted such a beautiful photo for us.
You have captured them very well. Both of the butterflies are sharp and with good details. Very good colours and excellent timing from you. Nice to see the body from the sitting butterfly is up in the air.
We had a great time and it was very nice to meet you.
Thanks René and Paula

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-27 6:45]

Hi Goutham,
A marvellous shot with such bright colours and sharp details. The mating display is very eloquently illustrated here. Superb use of flash lighting and there is a certain glow on the wings. Excellent POV and an even nicer dedication, they all must be happy for this. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Very unusual POV - equally unusual pose of the lower Butterfly.
Good capture! Kudos! Cheers, Klaus

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-27 8:08]

Hello Ramesh,
Yes totally agree with you. You did the correct thing. The shot is superb. Ganesh

Goutham, This is a marvelous picture. The butterflies are colorful and beautiful. The picture captures the romance in the air. The details are perfect. There is even a slight blur on the butterfly in flight depicting a butterfly in flight. Very nice. TFS.
- Murali Santhanam

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-27 10:24]

superb picture.

Hi, Goutham
This is one of the best Butterfly pictures i have seen. I am sure, this is also, your one of the great pictures. Colors are superb. The composition is excellent.i think you are now in treasure land.ake full use of it.

Hi Goutham,
What an excellently timed photo, vibrant and colourful. The butterflies are beautifully seen and very sharp.
Great photo,

Hi Goutham,

Thanks for the Dedication
This is an Excellent shot with SUPERB sharp details and PERFECT colours
Lovely moment

TFS Thijs

Hi Goutham,
beautiful composition
Exuberant butterflies!
Nice colors and sharpness.


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