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The Vanessa Cardui

The Vanessa Cardui
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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: 2007-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Ni
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Asia, My Butterflies ( From Chattisgarh), Butterflies on Lantana Flowers, Butterflies of India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-05 7:34
Viewed: 3351
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Butterfly post no : 96

I have been a bit busy and gone out of town so could not remain active for the entire week but hope to catchup soon.

This is The Painted Lady butterfly. I could not manage with the better pov as this butterfly hardly gave me any chances to adjust for a good pov, however i had never seen this species i decided to post this shot.

The species has been rightly identified by Rob, Thanks a lot.

haraprasan, Ken52, elefantino, jaycee, gracious, gannu, parthasarathi, jmirah, ramthakur, angybone, eqshannon, mikou, valy67 has marked this note useful
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To parthasarathi: i could not understandpankajbajpai 4 08-08 05:49
To Argus: you are correct,pankajbajpai 1 08-06 19:18
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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-08-05 8:11]

NIce work. Very good focus with nice detail on butterfly and great texture on leaves in foreground. Exposure of white flowers well managed and very natural colors throughout frame.

Hello Pankaj, nice close rich in colors and detailed.
Well done and TFS

Hello Pankaj, amusing coincidence, one is has thousands of kilometers and one places the same butterfly. It is a very beautiful photograph, the green slices very well with the butterfly and I love the small white flowers on which it is posed, still a super shooting, cheer

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-05 8:46]
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Hello Pankaj,
Very nice portrait of a Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), not the Indian Admiral.
Though the butterfly is a little worn you have captured it sharply and compose this well with the white lantana flower.
TFS and have a good week,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-05 9:16]

Hi Pankaj,

Beautiful as always and a wonderful composition. The lovely butterfly, flowers and leaves are wonderful. I love the position it is in. Excellent colors and details.


Hello Pankaj,
Good shot with sharpness and details
good exposure and focus.
thanks for sharing

Well done, but you had scope to compose before posting.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-08-05 14:03]

Hi Pankaj,
Excellent capture of color against the greens...Great focus and detail along with POV...Well done...


What an imposing Indian Admiral, Pankaj!
One side of the wing standing vertically looks like the ornate sails of a fancy boat commanded by this "Admiral"!
Great shot with perfect clarity and lovely colours.
Well done and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-05 21:16]

Hello Pankaj

A lovely shot of this Indian Red Admiral.It looks a little faded.The image is well focused with sharp details.Excellent colour and contrast.Nicely composed with very good POV.TFS


Hi Pankaj,
4 more to go. A beautiful butterfly. Very nice details,POV and composition on white lantana flowers looks excellent.Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-06 3:44]

Pankaj, yes was wondering where you have been. This is a very nice shot but what is the black color under the flower? the wings coverage is very good. TFS Ganesh D Later

Sharp - clear - detailed - great color! :)
Another great shot to add to your collection. :)

You live in the wonderful land of earthly sprites and faeries. They will become mischievous because you have captured them so well.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-08-06 7:36]

Hi Pankaj.
Beautiful capture of this interesting kind of Vanessa.Composition,POV/DOF and details are very good.Beautiful colors too.Good luck and take care.
TFS and best regards Milos.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-07 2:08]

Hi Pankaj,
Another beautiful butterfly on the lantanas. I have never come across this species and would love to see it with my own eyes. Lovely colours and sharpness and among the greens it looks fabulous. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Pankaj !
This is a beautiful picture of a wonderful butterfly ! He looks very similar to our Painted Lady, even though there must be some small differences. What I really like here are the soft colors, they are truly wonderful. Also very good details, nice composition and POV, beautiful blurred BG. The pose of the b'fly is beautiful too. Very well done !

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