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Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-04 18:55
Viewed: 6043
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Male Blue Pansy [Junonia orithya]

Captured at time the butterfly land on a cutted Imperata cylindrica leaf. The wings constantly moved with regular pattern, so I timed my shot to capture the wings at time they were fully opened.

Use of ISO 400, for allowing me to use high speed shot at f/2.8

Natural lighting, natural colors, no color adjustment.

Miss_Piggy, JPlumb, inked, SelenE, pablominto, Alex99, Ena, Juyona, jusninasirun, rousettus, mlines has marked this note useful
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Hallo Benyamin
Wow! A most enjoyable sight. The rich and vibrant colours of the butterfly are stunning. Good focus and sharp details. The details of this photo are of high quality and really outstanding and the photo is jam packed with awesome detail and features. It is actually difficult to describe the beauty of this butterfly. The arrangement of colours is breathtaking. Perfectly framed and pleasing to the eye. Congratulations. It was lovely to look at. Enjoy your day.
Kind regards

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2008-02-04 20:12]

Hello Benyamin,

Good sharp focus at the correct plane of subject.
Vivid colors that show the true color of Blue Pansy in natural light.
Great macro work.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-02-04 20:27]

Hi Ben, very good clarity seen in this bright macro of yours. You've positioned the butterfly perfectly in this square frame. The green out of focus background gives us a great contrast to help offset the butterfly even more. Great colours and very good sharp detail. Very well presented.

Thanks, John

Hello Benyamin,
Wonderful crisp clear macro picture. This is a new species from Java. I have never seen this one before. Great timing and very nice composition. TFS,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-05 0:02]

Hi Benyamin,

A nice capture with great colors,the picture is well composed,and this only with f 2.8,I like it,tfs


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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-02-05 0:18]

hi Benyamin,
what a fantastic pic. the simple composition is really nice, with no distractions from that amazing butterfly. fantastic focus and color. superb job, TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-05 1:54]

Hi Benyamin,
Colors, focus, sharpness, POV, composition and lighting are very good. The butterfly has beautiful patterns on the wings. TFS
Best wishes,

Uma bela borboleta de cores muito bem definida e nitides exelente parabéns.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-05 3:48]

Wow! Absolutely stunning!!!!
The colours are incredible!
Just outstanding.
Straight into my favourites.
Very, very well done Benyamin,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-05 5:55]

Hi Benyamin,
I will be back later with a proper critique. Sorry friend.

Ciao Benyamin,
splendidi i colori di questa farfalla, ottimamente messi in risalto dallo sfondo verde uniforme.

hello ben,
lovely capture of the blue pansy which i have posted long time back, this image has beautiful colours and excellent details,
very well done,
tfs & regardsa

Hello Benyamin,
Beautiful pattern in this colourful butterfly!
Sharp fine details have been captured, and the fake eyes are really impressive...
DOF spot on isolates the insect well, a pleasing dynamic composition!
Pablo -

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  • loga (22)
  • [2008-02-05 7:44]

Hello Benyamin

Great colours and perfect focus in this macro-shot. It´s very nice. TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-05 8:54]

Hi Ben.
Amazing specimen, terrific composition and fine BG. All together these are sigh of your great taste and skill. Bravo.

Hello Ben,
Nice to see your beautiful posting once again!
Captured well with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details in this composition with exposure and focus spot on!
very well done
terima kasih

Great shot. Excilent colors and superb composition.With bwst regards.Nadeem Khawar.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-05 12:30]

Hello Benyamin,
Wonderful coloured photo. They are so vivid and clear. Together with the excellent sharp focus and the contrasting OOF BG, this photo is of a high quality.

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  • boedy Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 13] (201)
  • [2008-02-05 17:17]

Halo Oom Ben
Bagus skali foto makro-nya, minggu kmrn aku liat kupu-kupu yg sama di halaman rumah saya di cibubur, kliatannya kupu2 ini pemberani dan agak jinak .. pingin bgt motret tp ga punya lensa makro-nya he3x


Hi dear Benyamin ,
Very nice shot with amazing colours.
nice BG.


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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-06 1:58]

Hi Benyamin,
Beautiful colorful butterfly!
Nice composition and lovely colors!

hi ben
beautiful shot

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-06 7:53]

Hello Ben, that's a fabulous macro my friend,great sharpness, very good exposure and perfect background, thanks!


Fabuloso trabajo Benyamin.
Buen DoF y bg.
Excelente nitidez y detalles.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-07 0:57]

Hola amigo Ben,
perfecta macro y sensacional pov,
detalles hermosos, pov. trabajo excelente,

Hi again Ben,
I don't understand why I don't see your pictures more often :) ... How can I missed this beauty? Seriously, this is one of the nicest creatures that I have seen in my life; what an amazing specie and capture! Thanks a lot for sharing this great picture!

Hello Benyamin,

I have captured a few shots of this blue pansy but never made it to TN. The reason is that, I never get one clear shot against the clear background.

This is one brilliant composition exposing the whole wings and the body. I like the blurry green which is pleasing in contrast with the pansy.

Best regards and have a wonderful weekend.



Great take for the blue pansy. Pansy has been always my favoroute. Nice color composition and soft BG.
Best regards,

Salam Benyamin
I visit now your portfolio. It full with wonderful captures. also this is perfect macro. amazing beauty colors. sharp details, splendid BG. perfectly composed and captured.
I enjoyed very much this visiting.
PS-your name spelled here as Bünyamin=Bunyamin
best wishes

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-19 7:45]

Hello Benyamin

Wow,this is striking,Very beautiful.
Excellent sharp focus and details.
The beautiful buterfly is well placed in the frame.
The POV and DOF is well handled.
It really stands out from the OOF BG.


Hello Benyamin.

Excellent macro, very good details.

Jose Luis.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-07-31 1:11]

Hi Ben
You have captured this butterfly exceptionally well. What pretty colours it has and you show it nice and sharply
Well done

Hi Ben, A wonderful nature photo. So very sharp and the colours are good to see. The DOF effect is dramatic and enhances the subject. TFS. Murray.

Hi Benyamin,
A very nice image, I like composition and square format. Colours and details are really good, I like diagonal disposition also. It´s the first time I se such Junonia species, you can compare another Junonia in my gallery

Hello Benyamin.
Excellent macro, very good details.
Filika Giorgos

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