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Monday, 7 December 2009
Ek Thithli!
Category: Macro World

After watching a Youtube video of the 'Suraj Ek Chanda Ek' song from DD days, if I am posting a butterfly picture - what else would you expect the title to be :)

This is the brightet butterfly I have ever seen - and I spotted it in a park at Mandya. It was a slow mover and kinda lazy - so getting a clean shot was not a problem either. But, I stopped soon when a few kids from the area joined me for photography and offered to catch the butterfly so that I can take a better shot!

The pic is taken with the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L macro lens, handheld in Av mode, f/5.0, ISO-400 for a 1/160s exposure.

Note: Thanks to John and Roxy for identify the cutie as 'Crimson Rose'

Posted by usandeep at 11:39 PM
Updated: Thursday, 17 December 2009 9:10 AM
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Tuesday, 8 December 2009 - 12:26 AM

Name: "Dhanya"
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Neat :)

Tuesday, 8 December 2009 - 1:30 PM

Name: "John Immanual"
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Hi Sandeep,

 Very nice shot for a hand held click!! Its a "Crimson Rose" butterfly.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009 - 11:10 PM

Name: "Mridula"
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Very vibrant colors Sandeep.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009 - 12:58 AM

Name: "rocksea"
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beautiful shot, sandeep. it is a crimson rose.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009 - 6:53 PM

Name: "mohkum"
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Nice shot! You got great colours here, particularly white. you could have gone for some more sharpness on his body?

Monday, 14 December 2009 - 1:21 PM

Name: "joshi daniel"
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Tuesday, 15 December 2009 - 5:45 AM

Name: "Sridevi R"

Lovely background and color contrast. A butterfly normally cannot sit still for a moment. Isn't there a slight blur on the top wings? Flutterby!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010 - 8:15 PM

Name: "Rahul"
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beautiful, how long did u wait for this? tried a lot but never got a butterfly not even a fly :|

Tuesday, 26 January 2010 - 10:59 AM

Name: "sandeep"
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Dhanya: Thnx

John: Thnx for the ID :)

Mridula: The butterfly was very catchy

Roxy: Thnx buddy

Mohkum: I wud've liked it ... but with the given light and focal length, I cudnt get any more DoF and I always prefer to focus on the eyes. Guess, its the angle which exposed out of focus portions :(

Joshi: Thnx Joshi

Sridevi: Yes ... there is a blur, thats because the focus is on the eye and its tough to focus everything while taking small subjects this close. And yeah ... the butterfly was a rather slow one and didnt fly when I was clicking :)

Rahul: Lets say I got lucky this time :) This one was rather slow and lazy :)

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