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Tirumala limniace

Tirumala limniace
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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: 2007-07-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Ni
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Asia, Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above, Butterflies By pankaj Bajpai, Butterflies on Lantana Flowers, Butterflies of India, Butterfly Encyclopedia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-27 7:33
Viewed: 4513
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Butterfly post no. 92

This is a blue tiger butterfly.

The Blue Tiger (Tirumala limniace) is a butterfly found in India that belongs to the Crows and Tigers, that is, the Danaid group of the Brush-footed butterflies family. This butterfly shows gregarious migratory behaviour in southern India.

Its a large butterfly with a wingspan of 75-95 mm. Sexes are similar. A very common butterfly of the lower elevations. It flies at all heights, but seldom above ten to fifteen feet above ground. It has a characteristic slow meandering flight and moves forward with a few wing beats followed by a spell of gliding. It is attracted to a wide variety of wild flowers but avoids most ornamentals. The males visit wet soil and muddy patches, though infrequently

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selam pankaj, an excellent shot and very good composition of this butterfly nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

Hi Pankaj,
A very good POV and composition of the blue tiger on lantana flowers. Nice details with a lovely background. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-27 7:48]

Hi Pankaj,

Beautiful capture of this boldly patterned butterfly. Nice rich colors and fine details. Your butterflys are always on the prettiest flowers! Nice background and wonderful composition.


Hi Pankaj,
a well composed picture wit pretty good sharpness and nice colours.
The butterfly standout well from the BG.
Well done.

Hello Pankaj !
Wow, what a wonderful picture ! The butterfly is gorgeous, and you have captured him very nicely. Excellent details, beautiful colors and composition, wonderful POV, beautiful pose of the butterfly, and a great BG, nicely blurred, who makes your subject stand out. Very well done !

Fascinating colors of blue and white. I have always known blue is my favorite color. Contrasted in this picture with its own black and the other colors of flora and green are very pleasant.


Great shot and very nice pov.
Well done!

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-07-27 8:33]

Hi Pankaj
good capture of this nice and beautiful butterfly full of color.
well done.

Hello Pankaj,
best shot with best frame always from your excellent work all time!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
well composed and well seen

Dear Pankaj,
Dat by day you are improving yourself.A decent combination of the blue tiger on lantana flowers.The position of the butterfly is amazing.A very good diagonal composition and balanced visual.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-27 10:25]

Pankaj, What a shot and you have put the butterfly in the frame brilliantly. Great Ganesh

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-07-27 10:32]

Very good capture - showing a lot of detail and a faint bluish tint of the wings! A typical feeding pose shot from a good angle - and what would Butterflies be with out the colorful Lantana?
Well done, Pankaj! Cheers, Klaus

Hi Pankaj,

Beautiful shot of this Blue tiger
Perfect colours and BG

TFS Thijs

Hello Pankaj
Excellent shot of this Blue Tiger,
Perfect details,DOF and BG
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot.

Good Luck

Hi Pankaj.

Good capture, colourfull...
Well framed and composed.

jean paul

Hello Pankaj,
ahhh yes, a beatufiul butterfly...:o) what awesome color! Beautiful flower he picked to land on too...great dof and beautiful color saturation and sharpness. TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-27 19:55]

Hello Pankaj

The hint of blue is superb.An excellent offering for number 92.The image is sharp with very good focus.The lighting is well done,producing well saturated colours.The POV and DOF are very good,and I really like the OOF BG,it makes this butterfly stand out.Well done


Quite an effective perspective from which we have a glimpse of both sides of the butterfly's wings, Pankaj.
In this image too, the colours of the lantana flower and the subject create a pleasing contrast.
Well done and thanks for sharing.

Hi Pankaj, elegant butterfly and splendid flower, excellent sharpness and wonderful details, lovely blurry BG, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
:) tomorrow

Un derroche de belleza y colorido...... quien estuviera en tu País, vaya maravilla. Abrazo.

What a gorgeous color!
The photo is great - sharpness, contrast, pov, composition, all that stuff, but that blue color is what grabs my attention - that is just beautiful!!

bonjour pankaj
il existe dans la nature des papillon formidablement beau comme celui-ci avec cette couleur pastelle.
excellente qualité d'image.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-28 6:46]

Hello Pankaj,
Many thanks for your good wishes!
This is a lovely composition showing the Blue Tiger on Lantana. The colours are striking and details very sharp. You're very lucky to have Lantana growing wild, we can buy it in pots here!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Pankaj,
Very beautiful color contrast in this great butterfly image.
Excellent composition, pleasing soft background and wonderful details.
Thanks for sharing and the great note.
Warm regards and have a nice weekend,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-29 6:50]

Hi Pankaj,
Original and beautiful pov, colours and composition of this Blue Tiger!
TFS, Jose M.

Hello Pankaj a superb butterfly shot lovely details nice technicals. well composed tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Pankaj, this is a marvelous macro, more details, wonderfull colors, great shot, cheer,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-29 8:54]

Hello Pankaj,
This is a superb capture of the Blue Tiger. The technical excellence of this shot is matched by the fine composition and BG and the use of flash has given that little extra.
Great shot, Pankaj!
TFS and best wishes,

You captured a very beautiful butterfly and the flower make this an even more appealing image. Although a little over cooked in the PP depart it is still a very nicely done Pankaj. :)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-29 23:56]

Hi Pankaj,
Colors and the patterns of this butterfly are very beautiful. I liked the POV and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Pankaj,
This is a beautiful image of this superb looking butterfly. Its colours are marvellous as is the quality of the image. Wonderful sharpness and superb detail are present. A glorious composition.

Hello Pankaj,

How beautiful! I just love these colorful subjects photographed against the neutral, gray background. The composition is very good and the empty space is distributed very well around the butterfly! The colors are great and look natural. You are lucky to have such butterflies in your area! Very well done! TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

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  • bharos (29)
  • [2007-12-06 11:30]

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