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    Butterflies & Moths of Kerala

    Rathinda amor (Fabricius) was found on a Mango tree in Kerala. It is a small lycaenid or blue butterfly found in south Asia. She is beautiful and very dynamic. I climb the tree to capture her.....
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    Re: Butterflies of Kerala

    Hi there,

    I have a feeling of deja vu, I'm sure someone else posted an image very similar to this recently.

    Anyway, looking at this one, I assume you are looking for some constructive feedback ...

    The EXIF data says; Sony DSC-HX10V at 4.3mm (FFE about 25mm, I think), f/3.5, 1/30s, iso 125, P mode.
    Given the smaller sensor in your camera than a DSLR, the f/3.5 is actually equivalent to about f/16 in DSLR terms, although a little more DoF (Depth of Field) wouldn't hurt - however, you were lucky/skilled to get it this sharp at 1/30s (assuming handheld), so going slower is not suggested.

    The bright background blobs are a bit of a distraction and to be honest, I don't see the right hand 1/3 of the image contributing much, so I'd suggest a crop just the the left of the biggest blob to eliminate that.

    The others could be cloned out, but you'll need a PP (Post Processing) program better than Picasa to do that; Elements or GIMP are two that spring to mind.

    The subject exposure is good.

    Hope my feedback helps.

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    Re: Butterflies of Kerala

    Thank u for your valuable advice Sir. I need to climb the tree to capture this little beauty, and the camera is handheld. I think because of this I lost the right side details. I shot several shot of her, one have very right side details but lost its left. I love her eyes so I choose this pic to post.
    I am very glad to get you as my first photography teacher. I hope u will criticize my future humble works and lead me in right way.
    I will edit my profile sir.

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    Re: Butterflies of Kerala

    I was lucky to get this guy. It is a very rare species of wild butterfly, active in nights. Look at his wings texture, that helped him to camouflage with the surroundings.....
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    Re: Butterflies of Kerala

    Blue Tiger (Tirumala limniace) is a butterfly found in India......
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    Re: Butterflies of Kerala

    Common Indian Crow
    It is found in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar and Australia. These are toxic and thus mimicked by other Indian butterflies (Batesian mimicry).
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