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Chilades pandava

Chilades pandava
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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: 2013-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-10-01 6:29
Viewed: 1784
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Sunday, I found this cute little Plains Cupid from the Blues family perched daintily on a garden plant.
I decided to retain a larger portion of the plant for compositional purpose. Hope this looks good to you.

The Plains Cupid (Chilades pandava) is a species of Lycaenid butterflies found in countries such as India and Singapore. They are among the few butterflies that breed on plants of the cycad family.


Peninsular India south of the outer ranges of the Himalayas, but not in the desert tracts and somewhat local; Ceylon, Assam, Burma; extending into the Malayan Subregion.


Chilades pandava pandava
Chilades pandava vapanda (Semper, 1899) (Philippines)
Chilades pandava lanka (Evans, 1925) (Sri Lanka)


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To pankajbajpai: Delighted!ramthakur 1 10-01 07:58
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sir, Its great to see you posting. Today I logged in after one year or so. Loved the image for the perfect focus on the butterfly. fine dof. well done as usual.

I really like this POV. The uniqueness of the plant leave compliment the photo as a whole. It is refreshing to see that you did not crop out the leaves for a close up.

Hi Ram,
beautiful butterfly. Excellent shot. Perfect depth. Unusual composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-01 8:36]

Hello Ram.
Very well composition with closed wing.Colours and quality are very well, also your presentation with blur background. Very well done.Regards Siggi

Hi Ram
照的很清晰 尤其是小灰蝶這般的小 卻可以看的很清楚

hallo Ram
very nice composition with nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-01 11:13]

Hello Ram,
A photo of a butterfly in a original composition. The leaf is a a well chosen addition in this composition. Fantastic sharp focus on the butterfly in very beautiful light and colours. Excellent DOF.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-01 14:07]

Hi Ram,how is nice and delicate this pic!! Fantastic DOF on the small lycaena to have the best details despite the distance,bright colors and perfect exposure too,magnificent composition,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely little butterfly in a beautiful ambientation, splendid graphic, wonderful natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Fantastic photo Ram! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-10-02 1:50]

What a fantastic picture Ram! great composition! Congratulation. Saludos.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-10-02 2:03]

Hello Ram,
very beautiful photo,nice capture butterfly,thanks..

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-04 4:59]

Hello Ram,
Missed this little jewel, love the way you have chosen your composition. How cute the pose of the little Lycaenid.
I like this shot very much.
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-05 16:52]

Hello Ram
what a lively composition. The leaves give a wonderful pattern and the sharp and detailed butterfly is smashing.
excellent creative work in special composition.
Like it so much.


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