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Peacock Pansy

Peacock Pansy
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-03 22:48
Viewed: 2812
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia.
In my opinion, it is the prettiest of all the Pansies found in our region. The eye-spots on its upper wings are truly fascinating.
I shot this butterfly last year in the rainy season. It was hopping from one point to the other on the grass and it was difficult to shoot it owing to its restlessness and the long grass obstructing the view time and again. Out of many shots, this looked acceptable to me.
Hope you enjoy looking at it.
Thanks and bye until I get back here.

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Hello Mr. Ram
Nice to see you and your great posts after ten day. welcome and bye:) I hope you will back quick.
well, this is really great with perfect beautiful model. great sharp details, POV, composition and especially splendid coloration. contrasting also very nice. thanks for sharing
best regards

Hello Ram
beautiful Junonia almana framed with optimal definition and cure of the details. The precise focusing reveals us all the several shadings that these small butterflies carry painted on theirs wings. Great job.

Ciao Ram, wonderful butterfly with fantastic colors, superb details, splendid sharpness and perfect focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram!
Nice to see you again in TN society :)
Very colourful picture of very colourful species, accorging to your earlier presentations of this insect, it mst be one of your favourite Lepidoptera species :)
Greetings from Lodz,

Hi Ram!

Good to see you again in TN! ... excellent picture of this peacock captured with all the splendor of its colors and great depth. Very well composed. A very nice set

hugs and greetings!


Hello ram,
nice to see your new post, a great capture of the Peacock Pansy taken with superb colours very well saturated and very good sharpness, a very pleasing composition.
Best regards

Excellent capture, very sharp details, nice natural light and colors,well blured BG,
TFS and best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-04 4:01]

Oooh! What a fantastic beauty of nature.I hope one day to meet live a butterfly like that....wonderful point of view and great sharpness and colors,not easy a perfect fire along the butterfly whit this wing's position.Excellent work,my best compliments Sir! Have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hello Ram,

This is an outstanding shot with brilliant colors, sharpness & fine details. Great pose, POV & BG. Very nicely done & TFS.

Its good to see you back on TN!

Best regards


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-09-04 5:49]

Hi Ram

A lovely shot - the pov is very good as is the detail and isolation.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-04 8:41]

Hello Ram,
How beautiful this is! Excellent quality. Nothing to critize. Although, personally I don't like this kind of heavy frames. But the photo itself is good and beautiful in all aspects.
Have a great weekend,

Hello Ram
you are right, this butterfly is very beautiful and you have it taken superbly
great pose, wonderful colors and the details are very sharp
Have a good WE

Hi Ram
It's nice to see your picture again.
It is beautiful as usual :)
I like vivid colours and the composition - a bit off the center.
Thanks for sharing

Dear Ram
Nice to see you back with a nice butterfly's photo
Very nice specimen with good POV and under great light

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