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Am I Looking Colorful?

Am I Looking Colorful?
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-27 3:43
Viewed: 2656
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot from my macro.
This time i tried in Aperture 9

The Peacock Pansy Junonia almana is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia.

Upperside rich orange-yellow. Fore wing with a pale dusky and a much darker short transverse bar with lateral jet-black marginal lines across cell, another somewhat similar bar defining the discocellulars ; costal margin, an inner and an outer subterminal line, and a terminal line dusky black; a large minutely white-centred ocellus with an inner slender and outer black ring on disc in interspace 2; two similar but smaller geminate subapical ocelli with an obscure pale spot above them and a short oblique bar connecting them to the black on the costa. Hind wing: a small minutely white-centred and very slenderly black-ringed discal ocellus in interspace 2, with a very much larger pale yellow and black-ringed ocellus above it spreading over interspaces 4, 5 and 0, the centre of this ocellus inwardly brownish orange, outwardly bluish black, with two minute white spots in vertical order between the two colours ; finally postdiscal subterminal and terminal black sinuous lines. Underside ochraceous brown, very variable. In most specimens the ceil of the fore wing is crossed by three dark sinuous bands, the outermost along the discocellulars ; these are very faint in some ; both fore and hind wings crossed by a basal and a discal pale sinuous line, the latter margined outwardly by a dark shade, which is traversed by an obscure somewhat obsolescent row of dark spots, and outwardly bounded by a subterminal sinuous line, the dark shade in many cases spreading on the fore wing to the terminal edge of the wing ; on the hind wing the subterminal line meets the discal in an acute angle at the tornus. Antennae dark brown; head, thorax and abdomen more or less orange-brown ; paler beneath.

Upperside similar, the black markings deeper in colour and heavier, the subterminal and terminal lines more clearly defined. Underside pale ochraceous. Fore wing: cell crossed by live short sinuous dark brown lines, a similar lino on the discocellulars and another beyond it, both bent inwards at an angle and continued to the dorsum, the space between them forming a discal broad fascia, which pales to whitish posteriorly ; the postdiscal ocelli, subterminal and terminal lines as on the upperside but paler. Hind wing: a slender transverse subbasal dark line, a discal whitish straight fascia in continuation of the one on the fore wing; the postdiscal ocelli, the subterminal and terminal lines much as on the upperside but paler; the anterior ocellus with a double iris and centre. Antennae dark brown; head, thorax and abdomen slightly darker than in the dry-season form

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Hi Ganesh,
this is a high quality shot with great compisition and clarity

bonjour et merci
félicitations pour ce magnifique papillon, belles couleurs et bons détails

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-27 4:18]

Hi Ganesh,
this is a sharp and very well composed shot.
Grreat clarity and POV.
Well done,

les couleurs et détails de cette photo sont très bon bravo.

Hello Ganesh,you hve many pics of this specie.. Junonia Almana,very clear shot and right colour! thanks for sharing, Have nice day ..Dany

Hello Ganesh, :)

Wonderful photograph of this Pansy, great sharpness! Colours are spot on with a really nice DOF. Well composed, thank you for sharing!


Hello Narayanan,
This is an excellent capture of this nice specie with excellent exposure, details, colors, composition and DOF. Lightning is very natural and we can see such nice patterns on its wings. Congratulations!

Hi Narayanan,
Pity one wing is a bit soft. However...
Overall very good post.
I do like the beautiful light in it...




Hi Ganesh,
Nice shot with great compisition and sharpness.



We are beginning to see the results from your new 180mm macro. Good picture.

Murali Santhanam

First rate shot of this lovely, young and fresh Peacock Pansy.
Full marks for doing an excellent job.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-28 6:57]

Great picture, Gannu!!
What a marvellous capture of this most beautiful butterfly, Junonia almana!
Great sharpness, colors and composition.
Good note too.
Congratulations and TFS
Best wishes

Excelente enfoque y composicuión con bellos colores.

Dear Ganesh, Very beautiful macro work and great details. congratulations !
with best regards.vab.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-29 14:06]
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Hi Ganesh

This is a very beautiful macro shot from you!
I really like the POV on this one, for it allows an excellent angle to view the superb colors and pattern on this amazing butterfly's wings.
I really like the sahrpness of the details on this one, as well as the apperture you used - it allowed an excellent DOF that keeps the subject in good focus while blurring the BG nicely.
Good exposure management and lovely composition!

Bravo and TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-29 15:57]

Hello Narayanan

A lovely image of this beautiful butterfly.I enjoy the wonderful lighting and colours.It is posed very well for a full display of it's natural beauty.Well focused with good colour saturation.TFS


Hi Ganesh,
I think you are getting used to your lens now :-)
( F9 works )!Do you have any other shot of this , i would like to see them. The only thing is you should go still parallel to this.Look at the following link to see what you will get when you go parallel
Goutham R

Yes, you are very colourful ;)
Very nice macro dear Ganesh! I like not only colours but also POV and note.
Best greetings and have a nice day!

Oh what an absolutely beautiful shot ! Such colors and detail and how did you get that PoV? You must have been laying in the grass on your tummy ! Wonderful DoF... I am truly in awe of this one... I can never get the silly, flitty things to stay still long enough to get a decent photo. WELL DONE!


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