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Belenois aurota(Pioneer)

Belenois aurota(Pioneer)
Photo Information
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: 2009-06-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-01 22:15
Viewed: 3235
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During our last visit to Omkar hills, I noticed lots of butterflies with wonderful fresh colors and this is one of them. This did not give me much of an opportunity to experiment with light, so i did lie down on the ground to shoot him form his selected perch, hence the disturbance in terms of twigs and BG.

The Pioneer or Caper White, (Belenois aurota), is a small to medium sized butterfly of the Family Pieridae, that is, the Yellows and Whites, which is found in South Asia and Africa. In Africa it is also known as the African Caper White or Brown-veined White, and is well-known during summer and autumn.

For more info visit : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belenois_aurota

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Hi Goutham,

Awesome capture with sharp details and bright colours. Even the background is also very nice. I liked this macro photo. Great work1


Hi Goutham
Nice capture.
Great details and good clarity.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-07-01 23:16]

Wow, Goutham... What a beauty!
The sharpness is excellent throughout.
The colors are fantastic... brilliant, without any overexposure.
The dark blurred BG shows your subject in the best light.
Great side pose exposing the gorgeous patterns on the wings.
TFS. : )

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-07-01 23:38]

Hello Goutham,
great capture of this wonderful butterfly!
details, color, POV are excellent!
best regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-02 0:02]

Hola amigo,
excelentge macro,
color y buen foco...
buen trabajo,
saludos TFS,

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2009-07-02 0:24]

une tres belle prise!
les couleurs sont magnifiques!
une composition reussie!


Hello Goutham,

Your prone position has ensured a fine capture of this very beautiful butterfly. You have shown the patterned details of its wings and the furry nature of its body, with great sharpness.
I love the diagonal composition.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Namaste Goutham,
Thought a there was a tight crop at below side, this is an impressive macro capture of this amazingly beautiful butterfly. Your POV show us both wing's undersides well.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Goutham,
You are lucky enough to get a shot of this beauty. There are some fluttering nearby but I only see them and pray please perch please perch. Sharp details and well composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-02 3:06]

Hello Goutham
Wonderful colors, great details and perfect focus.

I have never seen a Pioneer with such fresh and brilliant colours, Goutham.
As a matter of fact, there is no scope for doing anything better than that, even through your experiments with light.
It is just perfect and beautiful to look at.

Hello Goutham,
a fantastic picture of the Pioneer taken from an excellent lateral POV to show very well the markings of the closed wings, superb sharpness and very beautiful colours, nice composition.
Best regards

Hi Goutham,

an nice composition with good pov and sharpness.
Fine colours.


Hallo Goutham
My time is rather short, but I would like to leave a few words at your image. This is a striking image. The colours display beautifully, the focus is sharp and I like the full composition. The only nit I have is the small space left between the edge of the wing and the frame. To me it gives the impression that "you just made it" Further to that I can only applause you for good photography. Thanks for sharing. Best regards. Anna

this is the best Pioneer shot i have ever seen :) beautiful monsoon greens too... tfs!

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2009-07-02 7:05]

Hi goutham,

magnificent speciman captured here with really beautiful markings and colours. Super crisp and sharp details, maybe even a touch too sharp on the thicker branch. Nice oof background, though i may have cloned out the brownsih object below and above the wing to avoid any distraction.



Ciao Gotham, lovely diagonal composition with fantastic butterfly, splendid light and colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-02 8:34]

Hello Goutham,
Excellent and very beautiful photo in all aspects. The clarity is gorgeous and the sharpness fantastic. Very nice contrasting BG. Perfect POV and composition.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-02 12:41]

Hi Goutham !
Today we still offer a splendid macro.
And played well.
Have a nice evening,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-02 12:56]

Hello Goutham,
Very interesting species, beautiful pattern and colours, good composition, sharpness of details is perfect.
Regards, Pawel

hello Goutham!
a successful macro at this Belenois aurota, fresh and bright in the wings to take delicious side...
best sERGIO

Hello Goutham.. this photo is attractive.. great sharpness.. fine background.. Thanks for sharing.. regards

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