The Pioneer

The Pioneer by Sudipto Sarkar on Visioplanet

This butterfly is another individual that lived in Ramoji Film City’s Butterfly Garden. I believe it’s a Pioneer (Belenois Aurota), but then again, I’m only guessing based on their habitat and color…

And it’s a good thing I took this photograph when I did. Since then, they have banned tele lenses. ☹️

The last time I went, my tele lens was not allowed in the studio at all…

Apparently, most tourist places in the city have begun disallowing any lens greater than 55 mm, which is just sad…

This is part of my Ramoji Film City series.

Exposure f/5.6 1/1250 sec
ISO 800
Focal Length in 35mm 450
Date taken 2017:07:29 12:05:32
Camera NIKON D3200
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  1. Lucky you to have grabbed this when you could, Sudipto. One wonders about camera restrictions nowadays, especially with smart-phone use. I’m always happy when landmark structures (like cathedrals) now allow cameras but without flash. I can definitely handle that (since I never use flash).

  2. i was going to say this is a tree nymph but i am not completely sure, Sudipto. nevertheless this is a splendid shot. i do not know the logic behind not allowing the tele lenses. i’d rather see the selfie sticks get banned!

    1. I concur, Ayush… Selfie sticks have spread like a plague…

      And you might be right. I Googled for tree nymph, and they look very similar, although all of the photos in Wikipedia had thinner black lines than this one… 🙂

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