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African grass blue

African grass blue
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-20 8:30
Viewed: 4275
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zizeeria knysna Trimen, 1822. The African Grass Blue

Distribution: Africa, Tropical Asia and Australia, Canary Islands, Southern Portugal and Spain.

Description: male forewing 10/12mm, upperside violet blue with wide dark marginal borders, otherwise unmarked. Underside pale fawn with discal and marginal markings in slightly darker shade of fawn. Female upperside brown with restricted and variable patches of blue above inner margins of both wings.

Heaven, goatman04, CeltickRanger, Hussain58, rousettus, Luis52, roges, marius-secan, xTauruSx, cirano, Mamagolo2, Adanac, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
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Hello Mariana,

A great capture with nice colors, pose & BG. Very nicely done & presented. TFS & regards.


Dear Mariana!

I like your colourful picture very much, although the vivid background does not really highlight the butterfly. But the overall impression is very pleasant.

Kind regards


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-02-20 8:47]

Hi Mariana,
Very cute little butterfly macro composition ...
Details and colors are excellent.
Have a nice weekend,

hello Mariana

with the warmer luminosity and colour tones, it is a very
beautiful butterfly photo, shot with fine POV and the way
it is framed, fine focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Mariana,
Hope you'll be doing fine dear and the hubby will be in good spirits too.i have commented on one or two of his photo after returning back to TN but this is the first time I am commenting on yours. This is a marvellous shot of this butterfly, looks quite small but colourful. Though the flower has a few beautiful yellow petals left but it was good enough to attract this butterfly and you.......smile and we have got this finely focused shot for ourselves. Thanks a lot for sharing......and thanks for your care and support dear....take care...warmest regards/Abid

hello Mariana
great sharpness picture
great details and good light with beautiful colours
very good pose with good dark BG.
greeting lou

hello Mariana
what a beautiful butterfly in small size and its nice macro shot on yellow Asteracean flower. nice details, POV/DOF and composition very nice. also light using. mulţumesc, bună seara

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-02-20 14:06]

Hola Mariana.
Hermosa presentacion de esta bella Mariposa. La pose y sus colores son muy exelentes.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-21 2:13]

Hello Ms. macro,
daca ieri nu mai aveam vezisori de aia zimbareti sa-ti rasplatesc munca depusa ... revin azi cu un scurt comment.
Exceptional contrast intre BG si subiectul principal al pozei. Si fruturasul contribuie la o compozitie foarte faina.
O duminica placuta,

Ciao Mariana, lovely little butterfly against a beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, beautiful natural colors and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Buna Mariana,
o imagine foarte buna cu detalii si culori excelente ale acestui fluture african.
Contrast placut pe un fundal intunecat.

Hello Mariana, great shot of this butterfly with nice point of view and composition.
TFS and regards,

Buna Mariana,
Frumoasa imagine a acestui fluturas - culorile sunt vii, detalii bune si un fundal care scoate in evidenta elementele din prim plan.
Numai bine,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-02-21 13:03]

Slav marîana,
Very nice close up of this lovely little butterfly with great light and perfect colors.

Hullo Mariana,
This is a great capture and something I wish I could get right.
Good detail and comp. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-21 13:18]

Hello Mariana,
Excellent image with brilliant colours and good details. The background is very colourful as well. Thank you for sharing your fine work.

Hello Mariana,
This photo has a great background, really sexy. It also has a composition pleasing to the eye. The butterfly is well understood, and as all the Lycaena, is beautiful. But I think the environment surpasses!. :-)

Hi Mariana,

Excellent shot of this beautiful litle butterfly. I love the lighting with this one, good job with the focus too.
TFS and have a nice week!


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  • nokk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 21] (214)
  • [2010-02-22 0:48]

buna mariana,
imi pare rau ca ajung mai rar pe site in aceasta perioada,dar ma bucur sa vad imagini frumoase si sa va apreciez munca;de acum stiu la cine sa apelez in cazul in care surprind vreun fluture ;deschid galeria ta ca pe o enciclopedie a fluturilor!:)
o zi minunata,doina

Ciao MAriana. Warm colour and light for an intrigant capture by a great POV's choise. Wonderful BG!


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