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Baron's Eyes (for Bob Shannon)

Baron's Eyes (for Bob Shannon)
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Raynox DCR-250 Super Macro
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Dedications 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-30 4:19
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
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Today I dedicate this this close up of butterfly eyes to Bob Shannon. This is a common baron (Euthalia aconthea) (see WorkshoP). This fella entered our house and sat on the steel cupboard and stayed for two days.
Shot taken at 200mm and DCR-250 attached. Cropped about 30%. Hope you will like. Thanks a lot for viewing.

The butterfly's eyes are compound and made up of hexagonal lenses.

The Common Baron (Euthalia aconthea) - often called simply "baron" - is a medium-sized nymphalid butterfly native to India and Southeast Asia. It flies with stiff wing beats and often glides. The wing is not flapped very far below the horizontal.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Genus: Euthalia
Species: aconthea

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Namastay Hara,
I'm back again after another short break.
(I needed to break my long addiction to ganja and it took a while to get over the after effects after 35 years of smoking it)
This is a wonderful shot of the moth eyes,and a nice dedication to Bob.
It is also similar to the last shot I posted yesterday.
You've captured excellent details in this super macro.
Very nice work!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-30 6:14]

Hola amigo,
sorprendente macro,
detalles y foco...
bella dedicatoria...
saludos Haraprasan

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-08-30 6:41]

Hello Haraprasan superb detailed macro shot focused to the eyes of a Baron dragonfly. TFS and regards,

I see you have been reading my notes! I didn't think anyone would be able to do this easily...it is fascinating...totally immersing in the third eye as well..There is something so very unique and quite philosophical about these eyes and the way they were intended to be used. it is one of those most amazing parts of nature which still baffles me...but at least we have good images...of which of course this is one super example. I thank you so much for both your attentive reading and your thoughtful image.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-08-30 10:02]

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent close-up in wonderful details and beautiful colours. Good composition.
Kind regards,

Hello Haraprasan, a wonderful close-up capture of these eyes of the baron.
TFS and Greetings, Bahadır

NAMASTAY my friend, Haraprasan,
Most unique!!!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-30 10:15]

Hi Haraprasan,

I would never have known this was a butterfly! Glad you posted it in the workshop. Amazing macro of the eyes with excellent details and textures. I'm try to figure out if there is a hidden message here for Bob but I think not - just a lovely dedication.


Hi Haraprasan, great macro capture! TFS.
Regards, Deniz

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-30 11:51]

Hello Haraprasan,
Very nice macro shot of this Euthalia
head with good POV and composition, interesting sharp details and natural colours.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Haraprasan,

You show us AMAZING details in this wonderfull head shot
lovely colors, DOF, sharpness and POV

TFS this beauty

Hello Prasan,
Both images are nice to me!
this is a super fine macro of the butterfly eyes with the closeness!
great details indeed

Hello Haraprasan,

what a great close up.
Exellent details, the Aliens are coming back.


Hi my beloved friend,
A superb macro capture of "eyes of the Baron" with great clarity. The structure of the compound eyes (facets) are prominent.
Many thanks for sharing this beauty and have a nice sunday!


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-31 5:30]

merhaba Haraprasan
wonderful close-up working on its eyes
i like POV, light, colours and details

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-31 8:43]

Hello HP, Perfect closeup and nice composition. Well done. Ganesh

Ciao Haraprasan, amazing details of multuiple eyes, I like elegant butterfly in WS too, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Haraprasan. Those compound eyes are going to make Bob happy :-) Sharp detail in super close frame shot. I like this unique post and well done. Jusni

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-08-31 12:51]

Wow! Very close-in shot of this butterfly!
Stunningly detailed.
Very good DOF.
Brilliant composition.

Great dedication to Bob too :-)

Well done!


Awesome shot, HP!This is mind blowing!
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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