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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/92 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Great Workshops, 'Blues' of the Butterfly World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-05 7:19
Viewed: 3769
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This capture is dedicated to Janice McCafferty(mjaniceanne) for her help in identifying my prev. post upto some extent. Thankyou very much Janice.

The Lime Blue (Chilades laius) is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.

Wet-season brood Male has a bluish-purple upperside. Fore wing has base and basal half of costa flushed with pale blue; costa and termen edged by a slender dark brownish-block even line, beyond which along the termen the cilia are brown, at base, white outwardly. Hind wing: costa somewhat broadly dusky black; a slender black conspicuous ancillary line, beyond which the cilia are white traversed medially by a brown line; dorsum broadly pale brown, two subterminal pale-bordered black spots in interspace 1, and one similar spot in interspace 2, often obsolescent and barely indicated.

Underside: grey. Fore wing: a transverse broad lunule on the discocellulars and a transverse discal series of six spots dark brown, the lunule and each of the discal spots edged with white; the posterior four spots of the discal series elongate and each obliquely placed, the anterior two round and curved inwards; a subterminal series of transverse elongate spots with an inner series of lunules dusky brown, both series edged inwardly and outwardly with white; finally, an anticiliary slender black line. Cilia white, medially traversed by a dark brown line. Hind wing: the following jet-black spots slenderly encircled with white :a transverse subbasal series of four and a subcostal spot somewhat larger than the others in the middle of interspace 7; below the latter a catenulated line of slenderly white-edged dusky-brown spots, including the lunular spot on the discocellulars, crosses the wing, and beyond these opposite the apex of the cell are three similar discal spots, the middle one elongate; the terminal markings consist of an inner continuous subterminal series of dusky lunules, bordered inwardly and outwardly with white, an outer subterminal series of inwardly conical dusky-brown spots, and a slender anticiliary black line. The posterior two spots of the outer line of subterminal markings are also black. Cilia white. Antennae black, the shafts obscurely ringed with white; head, thorax and abdomen brown, the head, thorax and base of the abdomen with a little blue scaling; beneath : the palpi, thorax and abdomen white.

Female upperside: dark brown. Fore and hind wings from their bases outwards to a varying extent shot with bright iridescent blue, this colour not extended on either wing to the costa, termen or dorsum. Hind wing: in addition a curved postdiscal series of whitish lunules very often obsolescent, in some specimens entirely wanting; followed by a subterminal series of black, narrowly white-encircled spots that are often obscure and in some specimens do not reach the apex. Anticiliary black lines and cilia as in the male. Underside: precisely similar to that of the male. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen as in the male.

Dry-season brood Closely resemble specimens of the wet-season brood, but can always be distinguished by the somewhat paler ground-colour of the upperside, while on the underside both sexes bear a large nebulous brown patch on the hind wing posteriorly. Sometimes the ground-colour on the underside is much paler, almost white, especially in the female.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Chilades
Species: laius

Source : Wikipedia

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-05 7:40]

Hello Haraprasan,
What an amazing photo! Great technical perfection in a great composition! High quality.

Hola Haraprasan.
Bellos colores y fenomenal encuadre.
Un cordial saludo amigo. JL.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2008-04-05 8:13]

Hello Haraprasan,

Very well composition with right wing.
Colours and quality are very well, also your presentation with blur background.
Very well done.

Have a nice weekend,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-05 9:11]

Hi Haraprasan,

A beautiful butterfly - they should be back soon. The pose is magnificent showing off those beautiful wings. Lovely colors and good details.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-05 10:57]

Hi Haraprasan,
Excellent shot of this small and cute butterfly with very impressive sharpness and colours. Superb lighting and exposure and I like this natural surrounding and the pose captured on the grass stem. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Hello My beloved friend Haraprasan,
Superb macro capture my friend! as usual- excellent details, nice POV and DOF! TFS.

Ps. Now I am in Kilis Province (SE Anatolia)

What a splendid image of this beautiful butterfly!
The patterns on its wings are very striking.
There's a slight green colour-cast so I did a workshop to fix it.
Great DOF and BG.
Superb sharpness.
Kind and worthy dedication.
Well done Haraprasan!


Splendida macro e splendida farfalla, eccellenti composizione, POV e DOF, superbi dettagli e magnifici colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-05 16:41]

Oh Hara,what a great perfection!!! Wonderfull pic,excellent under all corners of view,very very great,my best compliments for the note too,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Haraprasan,
Very nice shot at this Lime Blue. Sharp focus and good light. Perfect off background to stands out the butterfly. POV and composition are great.

Hi Haraprasan, elegant butterfly with wonderful details and excellent sharpness, splendid focus, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-06 3:51]

Hello HP,
Fantastic shot with the green sorrounding. Excellent note superb composition. Dedication appreciated and with superb shot. ganesh

hi Haraprasan,
a true pleasure for the eyes this capture
all perfect compliments

best sERGIO

bonjour haraprasan
je trouve le WS tres utile mais la base de l'image est tres bonne,netteté et details sont bien present sur le papillon.

A beautiful specimen captured expertly under side-lighting to demonstrate the wing sculpturings together with the colouration characteristics Haraprasan, the soft greenish BG enhances the sharply focused contours of the b.fly. Thanks for this fine macro-scene my friend.

Hello Haraprasan a fine composition with good focus and nice detail tfs rgds Necip.

Clear details - great sharpness, nice lines, well done!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-10 8:44]

Hello Haraprasan,

A very lovely capture of this small butterfly.
The details show well with excellent markings and texture.
The colours are rich.
Well lit with good focus.


Hello Haraprasan,
Splendid macro shot! TFS and Regards,

Nice detail and composed well HP, good DOF and POV.
Well blurred BG also. Looks like a bit of a green cast affecting your color balance, perhaps it's me..
Well done,

Hello Haraprasan. This is so neat and clear perched well on that stem. Well muted green background and thanks for sharing. Jusni

Hallo Haraprasan
What a lovely display of colours and patterns in one. I like the view in which you have photographed the butterfly. The arrangements of different browns on the patterns on the wings are great and look as if it was painted by hand. The butterfly is placed precisely right in the frame, placing the subject closer to the eye and making it easier to appreciate the fine detail. The colour of the background is super and highlights lots of the details, especially the striped paws and antenna. Thanks for sharing a beautiful dedication and very interesting note.
Kind regards

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