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My 100th Post

My 100th Post
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Butterflies ( From Chattisgarh), Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above, 100 points or more (Chapter 3), Milestones, Gems from India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-07 8:23
Viewed: 9079
Points: 124
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am so happy to post my 100th post here on Trek Nature today.

This journey started almost five & half months back when I cameacross this wonderful site while surfing on the net. There has been no looking back since then & now I spend most of my surfing time on Treknature looking at beautiful posts of my friends here.

I would like to thank all of the members of treknature who have spared time to look at my posts and enlighten me with there praise worthy critiques which helped me to learn about photography. Some of them are:

Anne, Adnac, Annick, Alexei, Andrea, Benyamin, Budi, Claudine, Cecilia, Donna, Evelynn, Edith, Fikret, Felipe,Goran, Horia, Howard, Jay, Jojo, Jitti, Jose (all of them), JM, Jean paul, John, Kyle, Loot, Livio, Laurent, Maite, milos, Nilson, Neicpp, oz, Paul, Peter, Pablo, Ricardo, Rob, Rick, Ram Thakur, Saeed, sebnem, Sky, Scott, Steph, Silvio, Ulla, volkan & Vicma.

This post is dedicated to all my dear friends here and to the beautiful butterflies who have been giving wonderful poses for me without any obligations :->

Thanks a lot & god bless,

with lots of love


oki, JoseMiguel, mikou, uleko, ramthakur, horia, Alex99, Silke, volkan, Necipp, Silvio2006, loot, Adanac, dew77, anel, JORAPAVI, NellyD, sgo, wallhalla15, Ken52, XOTAELE, jeanpaul, ellis49, captainsgirl, scottevers7, cecilia, jcoowanitwong, saeedabbasi, nainnain, JPlumb, star74, RAP, HaBeMa, pablominto, goldyrs has marked this note useful
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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-03-07 8:43]
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Hi Pankaj,
a nice capture! The yellow flower with the yellow flower is nice, same as details of the wings. Presentation, text and title are also well done,
best regards,

Hi Pankaj,
Congrats on your 100th post, you have presented some great gems from our country to the world and this one no exception. The backlit butterfly is showing its full glory, a great post
Goutham R

Hi Pankaj,
This is a great capture!
I like so much how the backlight illumminates the insect's wings, and the transparencies on it.
It can be appreciated the nerves, colors and textures on it.
It's really a good POV and approach.
Very good the OOF background got.
Congratulations for the picture and for the 100th post!
Thanks for share the picture and for your kind words to me and TN members.
My best regards,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-07 9:04]
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Hi Pankaj,

Congrats with your 100th posting,this is a real beauty with excellent light which makes the wings almost transparant,well captured and upto the next milestone,keep on going,


congrat too your 100th post pankaj!
sharp and fine picture with nice
lightning and good pov!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-07 10:21]
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Hi Pankaj.
This is impressive very close-up of this your favorit butterfly.I like him very much technical working this picture in every way.Superb done!!
Congratulate you to all 100 pictures and I wish you of other 100 splendid ,as is these one.
TFS and best greetings

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-07 10:31]
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Hello Pankaj,
How nice to celebrate your 100th with this sunny shot! Congratulations! I love the light here and the transparency of the wings, details are sharp and colour is lovely. Excellent composition too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

That your 100th post should be a butterfly was inevitable, Pankaj :-).

You have made your presence strongly felt on TN in this short period of 5 months on the strength of your fine rapport with your butterflies who make a bee-line (or should I say butterfly-line?) to your well-tended garden all round the year.
Thanks for mentioning my name in the list of luminaries on TN among which I stand out as the proverbial sore thumb by virtue of my highly mediocre work :-)!

Your 100th picture is as magnificent as your previous 99.
I'm sure your next 999 would be equally magnificent, if not more.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-07 10:49]
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Congratulations on your hundreth post, Pankaj!
Nice shot against the light of an Emigrant to celebrate it, the light management being the best aspect of this sharp and well-composed shot.
Look forward to many more of your shots!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-07 11:13]
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Hi Pankaj

Congratulation on your 100th post! This is really a magical number here on TN! ;)
Another magnificent macro and another great example that yellow on tellow looks terrific!
The details are great and very sharp, the colors are wonderful and the backlight work very nicely.
The DOF is also superb, the POV is excellent and the presentation is lovely.

Bravo and TFS

Wooo 100 posts! A fantastic effort has been put into this and all your shots Pankaj, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have enjoyed viewing your photos.

This shot stands out brilliantly. The light is so cool and the fact that it shines through the semi transparent wings is great. The side on profile was exactly the right one to choose here, filling the frame and letting us see those intricate designs.

Great work!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-07 12:56]
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Dear Pankaj.
At this great for you day I must say you have brought us many nice hours of great pleasure - pleasure to see your amazing pictures, to write our critiques and to read your kind words addressed to us. Thank you a lot that you exist and share your wonderful works and opinions. My heart wishes to you and happy next hundreds shots.

This picture is really amazing. Creative approach allows you to create a fantastic in its perfection shot. Its backlit, wonderful yellow tones, great detail, POV and composition are terrific as well as the perfect exactly blurred and detailed BG. One of the best, highest of quality and expressiveness work. BRAVO, my friend, and best regards.

Hola pankaj

A precious image of that beautiful butterfly. very good light. Greetings. Antonio.

Namaste Pankaj,
congratulations - this butterfly is realy worth to be Nr. 100!
Excellent work, I like the sunny colours and the sharpness, a beautiful shot.
Thanks and show us 100 more!
Bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Pankaj,
Congrats on your 100th post.
Another lovely capture of a butterfly from you.
Very nice close up and the BG is supeb.
Great work.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-07 15:53]
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Wonderful close up, dear Pankaj!
What a lovely beautiful thing! I love how the sun goes through the wings. Wonderful details and perfect bg.
My compliments and TFS.

Hi Pankaj, congratulations for your 100th splendid photo on TN, thanks for remember me in your note, wonderful yellow buttrfly on a yellow flower, lovely details, good blurry BG, BRAVO! I wish for you other 100 photo as this, ciao Silvio

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-03-07 20:51]
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Hi Pankaj

Congratulations MF and well done. To do 100 postings in a little more than 5 months is great going and you have certainly made a remarkable contribution and impact on this site. Hopefully we will still see plenty of your lovely photos in the years to come.

The strong backlight gives the wings a somewhat transparent quality, the details are strong and well defined, the colours are great, the BG makes the butterfly stand out nicely, and the exposure was well controlled.

Good work and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-07 21:09]
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Hello Pankaj

What a stroke of luck.The beautiful yellow butterfly on the beautiful yellow flower.Well done for post 100.The detail and sharpness are excellent.Very nice use of lighting .TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-07 21:16]
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Hi Pankaj,
Congratulations on your 100th posting you have a gallery to be proud of and I am looking forward to many more, thanks Pankaj.

Hi Pankaj,

Very impressive.
Very nice effect of backlighting on the wings.....
Aesthetic image.

Ben Lakitan

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-03-08 1:50]
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Hi Pankaj!
I'm glad to share your 100th with all the TN society. I wish you many more hundreds of photo contributions to TN!


Another great picture from you. Congratulations for scoring a century. The fact that you have score 3600 points out of just 100 pictures shows the quality and the popularity of your pictures. Keep sharing your great creations.

Murali Santhanam

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-08 3:43]
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Hello Pankaj,
Congratulations on your 100th post!It's a wonderful butterfly close up.I liked POV,use of backlight,colors,BG and composition a lot.Thanks for dedication:)

Hello Pankaj what a superb 100th post colours and detail are great and such a closeup well done rgds Necip.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-03-08 4:29]
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Hello Pankaj,
Congratulations to your 100th post. It is an yellow on yellow with a lot of light. May your future be so bright.
Thank's a lot
Best regards

Hola Pankaj,
Enhorabuena y felicidades por tu 100th post, mi mas sicero agradecimiento por compartir tus conocimientos y la belleza que nos presentas. Un abrazo amigo

Hi Pankaj,

Congratulations on your 100th post!
And it's a beauty, colours are beautiful, sharpness and details are excellent and I like the BG.
It's a great post!

Greetings, Nel

Hello pankaj,
Congratulations!!. An excellent picture of a yellow butterfly on a yellow flower. especially liked the way the sun touches the wings and makes it almost transparent.Good pov and details. wishing you all the best for many more pictures, Smitha.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-03-08 8:09]
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Hi Pankaj,
What a wonderful study in shimmering yellows you gladden us with today to celebrate your 100th upload - and what a marvel of butterfly at that! You have faithfully been adorning the pages of TN with your great and industrious work, putting gem after gem in place until finally placing this jewel of highest value on top of them all! My very best congratulations to the fantastic journey you have accomplished this far so steadily and successfully and to this very memorable milestone you have raised as inspiration for all your TN friends! Thank you very much for your beautiful works past and for all those to come yet!
With best regards,

Hi Pankaj,
Its 100 not out. India needs these in WOrld Cup. And you have started it, will se what our player take this initiative. :D. You have really become a treasure for TN in these five days and you have created/presented jewels in form of butterfly pictures. Its incredible. I still remember you first pic of lotus. From there its a great journey (offcourse with you nice butterflies). I really wonder about your personality which almost attracts butterflies to u like magnet.
GrassYellow butterflies are so smal, but in thi pic it looks so big. They composition with sunlight passing thru wings is incredible. Great details and colors. But this time around the flowe is different, its not a 'Zandu/Genda' :D.Well done and best of luck for ur journey with TN.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-08 9:54]
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The backlighting on this beauty really makes it outstanding! this is a truly wonderful way to celebrate your presence in this wonderful community
Thanks for sharing, Pankaj and congratulations
(back :)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-08 10:44]
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Congratulations on your 100th post, Pankaj.
A great POV of this beautiful butterfly that allows the light to come through the wings.
To many more photos and enjoyment!
Best regards,

Hello Pankaj!
Congrats for the 100th. This is great butterfly shot. Great POV, framing and exposure. Great sharpness, details and very nice colours. This is a great composition.
Thank you for posting.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-08 17:51]
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Hi Pankaj,
Congratulation for the 100th post. Outstanding capture for this occasion wher light, details, pov and colours are really good.
TFS, José M.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-03-08 22:58]
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Beautiful yellows. Nicely framed. Excellent exposure with nice backlight that brings out the colors on butterfly wings. Excellent detail. Nice note! Congratulations on 100 posts.

Congratulations Pankaj for this beautiful 100th post. You made us discovered such nice wonders from your country, always presented with great skills and high quality. This one is no exception as it is just superb. I like this back lightning a lot, details, composition, exposure and DOF. This is lovely and well done again. I'll be looking to your next 100 posts and more :)))

Congratulations and a beauty as well. I shall have to have another look at this on a better screen becuase this one has awful colours on it (the monitor).

The butterfly is wonderful being able to see the body through the wings and the details so clearly within the wings is amazing. I never manage to get close enough normally... shall have to keep trying...


Mis más sinceras felicitaciones por tus 100 fotos y deseo que cumplas no sólo 100 más sino uno o dos millones. Siempre con esa calidad que te caracteriza.
Saludos, JL.

Surprise, surprise Pankaj! What do we have here , but a b'fly! However what a beaut! Very Springlike colour, lemon yellow! I like the PoV
and the backlit pose. Once again, congrats! Jay

bonjour pankaj
mise a part quelques petales brulées sur la fleur,la luminosité est tres bonne et j'aime le fait que la lumiere traverse les aile pour laisser deviner l'abdomen du papillon.

Hi Pankaj,
congrats on you 100th post and it's a beautiful one.
Very nice light and colours. Well exposed and good details.
Well done

Hi Pankaj
Félicitation pour ta 100iême photo ,J'ai hate de voir tes 100 prochaines.
Belle presentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition
J'apprecie tes beaux papillons
au revoir et merci....JP
Les sourires demain

Hello Pankaj!
Congrats on your 100th photo! And a beauty it is too!
I love the sunlight shining on this beautiful yellow butterfly. Great close up shot . TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " The Sky is on Fire " :o)

Hi Pankaj,
Congratulations on your 100th post. It is a beauty! Rich and vibrant color saturation. Nice sharp detail. The back lighting really highlights the veins and textures in the wings. AWESOME!

Congrats! Lovely image - good back lighting. Beautiful vibrant colour, well composed and framed...
Excellent work....

Hello Pankaj,
Congratulations to your 100th post. A perfect match for the yellow butterfly and its yellow food source. The sharpness and techniques are well done and resulted with this admirable masterpiece. With best regards,

Hi dear pankaj ,
Congrats on your 100th post.
your photos are excellent and i like them.
you are great photographer.
this shot is excellent too.
it has excellent light and colours.
well done.
best wishes

bravo, encore une bonne réussite, belle présentation de ces deux sujets aux couleurs identiques
bien vu, félicitations

Hi Pankaj,
Nice shot.
100 th post and I will add another 100 i.e. 100 points.


Hi Pankaj, congratulations on your 100th! But of course you won't stop there. This is another excellent shot from yourself. Yellow on yellow should be a tough shot but you have done an excellent job with your detail to distinguish the butterfly from the flower. What I really like about this shot is the back shadow you have presented with the body and other wing through the first wing. Excellent work!

Thanks, John

Congratulations Pankaj,
Excellent capture and beautiful colors.
Well done.

Congratulaciones querido amigo por las 100 presentaciones con éxito mostrando tu evolución (al igual que muchos de nosotros) logrando un gran control de cámara.
Excelente macro con marcados detalles y estético contraluz que brinda un efecto muy agradable a la composición, efectiva, precisa y con el escaso DOF muy bien elegido.
El ISO200 usado ha producido un ligero ruido de fondo que intenté reducir en el workshop que presento.
Mis mejores deseos y que tu participación en TN siga siendo tan valiosa como hasta ahora.

Congratulations dear friend for the 100 presentations with success showing your evolution (the same as many of us) achieving a great camera control.
Excellent macro with marked details and aesthetic backlighting that it offers a very pleasant effect to the composition, effective, precise and with scarce DOF very well elect.
Used ISO200 has produced a slight bottom noise that I tried to reduce in the workshop that I present.
My best wishes and that your participation in TN continues being as valuable as up to now.

hi Pankaj
A jewel. I love the excellent approach and the superb details. The translucent light is incredible.
Very good job!

Hi pankaj;quality a macro,very good detail,tfs,regards....

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-19 6:41]

Hello Pankaj,
congrats on your 100th post. I like this a lot, its full of color and sun, looking at it warmth me up. Great POV, which shows of this beauty perfectly. Sharpness, details and composition are excellent. A perfect presentation for the occation.

Hi Pankaj,
Congratulation for your 100th post,
This is a nice photo with clear colors and good sharpness well done

Hello Pankaj,
Very beautiful and well composed.
Great natural light.

Hello Pankaj,
I like the way the backlight is playing with insect and flower!
Artistic impression and lovely details in the butterfly!
Pablo -


Lovely shot! I like the bright colours. Good work.

Great shot Pankaj...
I love the way you've captured the effect of the light.
Very well done!

Superb image and nice story to go with it!

Saludos pankajbajpai, muy bella mariposa, preciosa fotografía, felicitaciones.

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