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Back Home (Bush Brown?)
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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: 2007-11-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamButterflies, Pankaj Bajpai's Favorite Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-09 9:40
Viewed: 2769
Points: 36
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Hi all,

I’m Back in India, my beloved motherland and this is my post from today’s trip to Omkar hills! After being out of India for close to 6 months I was very eager to go and visit Omkar hills and I got a beautiful picture of this butterfly.

This is a picture of probably Bush Brown which belongs to sub family Satyrinae, the satyrines or satyrids, commonly known as the Browns, is a subfamily of the Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies). They were formerly considered a distinct family, Satyridae. This group contains nearly half of the known diversity of brush-footed butterflies. It is estimated that the true number of Satyrinae species may exceed 2400.They are generally weak fliers and often shun bright sunlight. The caterpillars feed chiefly on monocotyledonous plants such as palms, grasses and bamboos. The Morphinae are sometimes united with this group.
Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyrinae
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Dear Goutham,
Welcome back to thayi naadu !! beautiful picture, the texture on the butterfly is very good, may be because of lovely side lighting. Good sharpness and nice BG. Yes, omkar hills calling.......... We love to see more pictures from you soon from your home land !!

Hello Goutham,

Beautiful capture of this butterfly. Great sharpness. Very nice 3D effect on the hinder wing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-09 10:07]

Hi Goutham. You got home safe and sound then. What a good one to start again from India. The deatil you have captured is spot on with good natural colours.a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Hello Goutham
Great you're back
You went to Omkar Hills ASAP :0)
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Perfect details,exposure and BG,Superb shot.

Good Luck

Hi Goutham,

I hope you had a safe trip home
Superb compo with lovely colours and BG
Excellent sharpness showing the details perfectly
DOF and POV are Perfect

TFS Thijs

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-11-09 10:59]

Hi Goutham,

Great capture of this beautiful butterfly. Great details and texture with good focus and sharpness against a lovely coloured bg. You had great light (sun), here it is raining cats and dogs.
TFS René and Paula
ps Happy Deepavali / Subh Diwali

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-09 11:25]

What a marvellous capture, Goutham!! It's so sharp and perfectly clear! Look at those details on the wings and head!! Gorgeous!
How much I like it!
A wonderful job!
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-09 11:32]

Welcome back my friend.

Wow! The sharpness is outstanding!
+++ Excellent clarity that conserves a huge amount of detail in the wing. We can see every scale!
Well presented with a great composition and POV.
A decent DOF that blurs the BG nicely. The contrast is great!
Nice framing aswell.
--- Nothing at all :D
Fine work Goutham.
Well done,

Namaste Goutham,
I'm happy for you that you are back home - and first of all you captured this fantastic butterfly - it's a noble one with excellent sharpness, thanks, very good work
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-09 11:44]

Hello Goutham,
that's a beautiful and admirably sharp picture of this Satyrine species. Species identification is not easy here. The specimen looks similar to Mycalesis adolphei. This species is known from the Nilgiris and I do not know whether it occurs in the Omkar Hills. Seasonal variation of wing markings makes it particularly difficult to distinguish between the many similar Mycalesis species.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-09 11:52]

Hello Goutham,
Great work!
Beautiful exposure and great composition

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-09 15:23]

Hi Goutham,

A wonderful post to celebrate your return to India. Glad you made it back safe and sound. A beautiful shot of this butterfly with beautiful colors and immaculate details. Lovely against the perfect background.


Hi Goutham
Simply perfect!
Wonderful butterfly with magnicifent colors!
Excellent POV, sharpness and composition.
The green background enriched the first plan.
Impressive the wealth of details.
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,
José Roberto

Hi Goutham, splendid butterfly, I never see before thanks, with wonderful details, superb blurry BG, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

hello goutham,
so nice to see that you are back with your top notch butterfly shots, this image has greaaaat sharpness with exceeeeeelent details, lovely composition, precise dof,
well done,
tfs & regards

Goutham, Lovely lighting and contrast. Would have been better if there are no dead sticks in the front.
- Murali Santhanam

Hello Goutham,
What a beautiful shot of this little friend!
Outstanding details and perfect focusing here, also lovely natural colours and nice composition too.
Well presented and TFS
Regards, Kevin

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-11-20 9:50]

hi goutham,
sakkath picture ..welcome back to India-Karnataka-Bangalore-Omkar hills...this is a wonderful picture having the sharpness infinity..

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