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Caper White (Anaphaeis aurota)

Caper White (Anaphaeis aurota)
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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: 2007-02-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *1, Butterflies of India 3, Butterfly, I love, Butterflies of India, GouthamButterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-12 12:49
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Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,

Last Saturday myself, Satish, Ganesh and Murali had been to Bannerghatta Butterfly park! We had a very fruitful trip in terms of knowledge sharing as we met the main person who breeds these butterflies, Mr Mahadev. He took us through the lab where they rear the larvae; collect host plant and breed butterflies. It was one of the best experiences that we had there.
I shot this colorful Pioneer there, this particular species comes with different color ranges in different seasons and this color was something that I was able to record for the first time.

Pioneer or Caper White, Anaphaeis aurota, which is a small to medium sized butterfly of the Family Pieridae, that is, the Yellows and Whites, which is found in South Asia.
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Anaphaeis
Species: A. aurota
Binomial name :Anaphaeis aurota
Source :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaphaeis_aurota

Goutham R

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-02-12 12:52]

Belle composition bien équilibrée. Mais que cherche ce papillon ?
Bonne journée.

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-02-12 12:55]

Hi Goutham,
Marvellous capture.
Beautiful colors,details and point of view.
Great work.TFS


Lovely picture. Excellent background. I have a few pictures of Pioneer. All of them have white upper wing compared to what you have posted.

Murali Santhanam

Beautiful shot!
Great compo
and fantastic colors!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-12 13:01]

Hi Goutham,
What to say? Beautiful! You've got the perfect capture: colours, sharpness, pov, bg, pose, perch, exposure,... > extended favorites!
José M.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-02-12 13:02]

Hello Goutham,
a really professional picture of this Pieridae butterfly. Everything is perfect: Point of view, composition, colours, light, focus and sharpness. Congratulations!
Best wishes, Peter

this shot is perfect, fit for NG! I can almost touch that wing.brilliant work Ramesh! TFS!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-12 13:09]
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Hello Goutham,
This shot is really delightful, the light, the sharpness and the colours are quite magic! I wonder if youi've got the upper side as well?
Excellent work!
Many thanks, Ulla

Very sharp image and a good composition as well.
Butterfly is a beauty; especially the yellowish and brownish colouration in the wings.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-02-12 13:35]

Hi Goutham,
Very nice composition and pov you have here. Very good sharpness with excellent details. Beautiful colours.
TFS Paula

bonjour Goutham,

très jolie macro de ce papillon qui est bien cadrer belle netteté et juste un peu de bruit mais cela reste quand même une très belle photo bravo


Hi Goutham,
Beautiful capture!
Very nice colors, sharp, BG and composition!
Regards and TFS,

bonjour goutham
un peu de grain sur le BG sans doute dû a l'accentuation.
l'acuité est extremement bonne bravo pour cette photo.

Great quality and very good sharpness in this beautiful picture.
The BG seems to be a bit noisy.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-12 15:45]

Perfect macro Goutham with technical and aesthetic quality.
only I could criticize the slight bottom noise... did you use a high ISO in this capture?
My best greetings... Ricardo

What a great species but where is white? :-) Love the textures on the wings and colours also. Your team on work ha! You should be so happy to have nice teammates for photo safari Goutham! Wish i had a team like you.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-12 20:19]

Hi Goutham,
Wonderful shot. Superb colours and sharpness. It is quite interesting to know that they change colours in different seasons. Wonderful DOF and POV with perfect details. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-02-13 0:24]

Awesome capture! Nice sharpness, deatils and colours. Nice composition and light.

Hi gautham
This is EXCELLANT shot. Every thing is perfect here. The focus the exposure the sharpness, colors, backgrounds. Every this is just superb.We can even see the details of eyes, hairs on his body. WOw.
TFS and regards

Hi Goutham

Wow.... what an amazing coloured butterfly. The quality of this shot is outstanding. Congrats! :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-13 1:36]

Fantastic composition, Goutham... with exquisite details and lovely colors.
The light is perfect.
TFS. : )

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-13 3:39]

Hi Goutham,
Just perfect composition and presentation of this Caper White. Light and soft picture, wonderful colours, what to say more?
Best regards

Wow Goutham this is probably the best butterfly pic I've seen the detail and colours, contrast is superb DOF very nice and a clean background POV is great what an exciting catch! rgds Necip definately a favourite for me!

  • fartash Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1013 W: 54 N: 1431] (5161)
  • [2007-02-13 11:48]

Hello Goutham
What a great shot of Caper White,
Excellent sharpnessand lighting,
Great POV, Welldone.
I'll be back :-)


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-13 12:59]

Excellent shot in all senses!
Just beautiful!
Sorry no time for more details, but I love this picture.
Congrats and TFS

Dear Goutham,
I like the composition, simply superb and outstanding details. Congrats!
with best regards.vab.
V Amar Bhaskar

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