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Strange Love

Strange Love
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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: 2008-07-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-21 8:04
Viewed: 3675
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Butterfly's mating always fascinates me. Especially these tawny coasters. It mating lasts up to many hours. And I think the poor fella died of hunger. Thank you for visiting.
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Hours?! wow...sharp picture and educational with the notes..nice combination of pastel back and well saturated focus!

Ciao Haraprasan, fine macro of lovely maiting couple againsta beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, excellent details, good light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

A superb shot, HP!
Just the right timing!
Love the beautiful mellow colours, too!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-07-21 10:14]

Slav Haraprasan,
Very good capture of these couple butterfly with excellent sharp,colors and framed.Thanks for sharing.

Hello Harasprasan,

A great capture with brilliant colors & details. That male just gave out, but he must have given it his best. TFS.



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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-21 11:44]

Hello Haraprasan
A fine capture with great details and natural colors. Clear BG too.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-21 11:57]

Hello Haraprasan,
Uncommon scene you managed to catch can say tragic scene.Photo is done very well.
Regards, Pawel

hello Haraprasan
great composition with good details and great colours
greeting lou

Namastay Haraprasan,

Wonderful capture of butterflies in action! :)
You caught a lively moment and the colors are just adorable with nice soft-colored BG. Great sharpness of the shot with nice POV and DOF. The textures of butterflies are just wonderful.
Great work!

Thanks for sharing.

Paras Bhalla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-21 13:58]

Hello Haraprasan,
What a wonderful scene and very good quality of the picture. Green colour palette is amazing as well as the composition created by two wonderful butterflies. My best wishes and Best regards Siggi

hello Haraprasan
very fine vertical scene,with natural colours and good details

Hi Haraprasan,

what an very nice picture from this mating butterflies.
Exellent pov, good of details and with fine natural colours.

Well done!


Hi Nayak,

Strange but so beautiful!
Lovely colors and fine details.
Very nice blurred bg.
Well done.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-21 16:33]

Hi Haraprasan,

How dramatic can you get? Fantastic timing to capture this butterfly tragedy. An amazing shot with perfect details and beautiful colors.


hello Haraprasan

excellent photo of these lovers with fine POV and appropriate framing,
beautiful luminosity, fine focus excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-07-21 23:48]

Hello Haraprasan !
What a strange picture, poor male butterfly - and you say he might have died of hunger ? Wow, then it must have been really long ! :-) I love the soft and tender colors, the vertical composition, the blurred BG, and of course you have captured a very unusual moment. There are excellent details on the butterflies, too. Very well done !

Hi Haraprasan,

Nice capture. Very sharp image. Godd use of light. Nice composition.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-22 4:58]

Hello Harprasan,
What a strange scene you caught here. Never have seen this before. A great documentary shot for which I thank you very much. This kind of pictures make also the attractivity or the charm of TN.
Kind regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-22 7:25]

This is very shocking image, I have never seen something like this, very fine capture with lot of natural history value. Strange are the ways of nature. tfs.

Hello Haraprasan
a nice capture of this butterflies in love with natural looking colors and nice details
i likde the composition and the DOF
very well done and have a good night

Original y didáctico trabajo Haraprasan. Un encuadre diferente y desde luego muy efectivo.
Un saludos y gracias como siempre por tus amables comentarios: Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-24 19:53]

Hi Haraprasan,
excellent capture of this nature in action. Well presented in sharpness and clarity. The green blurry BG mnakes this shot smooth and cool.


NAMASTAY, Haraprasan,
Are you sure these fellows are NOT drinking Viagara in their nectar.... hours!!!.... well, well, well... Am sure you are right.
Very sharp.
Very clear.
Very, very detailed. TFS.
Mario with fond regards from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-07-26 16:44]

Hello Haraprasan.
A very unusual and surprising picture.
Nice point of view and out of focus BG.
Great work.

Hello HP,
An excellent shot; even I feel that way only. Really a strange/deadly love. TFS
Best wishes-Subhash

Ciao Haraprasan. This is a great macro shot. Beautiful compo, bright colours and very good contrast.


Good Morning Hara ji,

Stunning macro work, you've captured this lovely pair nicely. The sharpness is excellent, especially that all wings are in focus.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


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