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An ant and Indian Sunbeam

An ant and Indian Sunbeam
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-20 2:52
Viewed: 1558
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Indian Sunbeam or Curetis thetis is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia.This is a female and upperside of fore wing of a female is dark brownish-black; a large medial patch that extends from vein 1 to vein 4, enters the lower half of the cell and extends from base outwards for about two-thirds the length of the wing, white ; at the base of the wing this patch is shaded and obscured for a short distance by dusky black. Hind wing: pale dusky black; a darker, short, broad brownish-black streak from base along the subcostal vein, that outwardly broadens into an irregularly round patch beyond which is a broad short upper discal white band with ill-defined and somewhat diffuse margins. Cilia, fore and hind wings: white. Underside: as in the male but the markings still more indistinct, and in almost no specimen is there any trace of the outer subtermmal line of dark dots.


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Hi Joy,
What a fantastic macro of this Indian Sunbeam together with a bonus (an ant)! I like its white painted underside wings with perfect clarity and details. Excellent natural colors, gorgeous lighting and marvellous composition. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and have a nice day!

Hello Joy,
you have shown both the butterfly and the ant with incredible clarity against a dark BG.
Very good macro work.
Regards Les.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-20 3:44]

Hello Joy,
very beautiful white butterfly,nice photo,regards..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-20 4:32]

Hello Joy,
Excellent sharp detailed macro in beautiful clear colours, nicely contrasting against the dark background. Fine choice of composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-20 5:53]

Very good closeup of this beauty and ant...fine exposure and details on whites. tfs.

Hello Joy
Very very well captured image with good clarity and colour.
Ant is a bonus :)
best wishes,
samiran da

HI Joy,
interesting situation. A lot of details. Excellent sharpness. Very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Joydeb Da,
Beautiful butterfly.Nice details and BG.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Joy, great macro of strange couple, fantastic details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-20 11:58]

Hi Joy,very nice and original meeting,up and down for the ant and the butterfly and an excellent capture whit fine details and good exposure,not easy to see a scene like this,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-11-20 12:06]

I like it Joydeb! Beautiful butterfly and great macro. Congratulation.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-11-20 22:37]

excellent work. beautifully presented nice sharpness and clarity. beautiful species. tfs.

Interesting butterfly Joy! Another impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting and very good sharpness.

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