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Small Cupid

Small Cupid
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies And Moths Of Rajibpur [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-11-26 2:41
Viewed: 1216
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
ID Please:-I have captured this butterfly on our roof.Sorry,BG not well due to short distance.Please can you help me to find out this species?

Many many thanks to Mr.John,Mr.Nagaraj,Mr.Himanshu,Mr.Luciano and Mr.Silvio to help me find out the exact species.Beside them,all my friends who encouraged me through their comment are really precious to me.I am also thankful to them who visited my picture.

SMALL CUPID:-The Small Cupid is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.

Scientific Classification:
Species:C.contracta(Butler 1880)

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Hi Sri,
Great macro capture of this lovely butterfly in excellent composition, superb DOF, gorgeous lighting, marvellous clear details, and brilliant natural colors. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and have a nice day!
P.S. I think it is Euchrysops cnejus "Gram Blue, Cupid". Please check and confirm.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-26 5:53]

Good closeup up what looks like Small Cupid, Chilades parrhasius...check out. tfs.

Hello Srikumar,
Outstanding sharpness,great details and lovely composition.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-26 7:35]

Hello Srikumar,
Sorry, I can't help you with the ID, but this macro is fantastic. Superb sharpness, details and splendid clear and warm colours. Excellent composition.

hallo Sri
very good sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-26 8:37]

Hello Srikumar,
nice butterfly macro,thanks..

Namaskar Srikumar

I think Nagaraj is spot on with the identification. It is the Small Cupid here. A nice sharp close up with good isolation.

Ciao Srikumar. Excellent close up! Top quality. Brigh colours MF.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-26 11:24]

Hi Srikumar,i agree,this is a small cupid,great macro so close and so perfect,impressives details,bright colors and elegant pose,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Srikumar, graet macro of lovely Small Cupid, superb sharpness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi frined,

Nice macro click. Sharpness and the clarity is amazing. Fine details too.
Well composed and neatly presented.


Another beautiful photo of an interesting butterfly Srikumar! The sharpness is impressive! Wonderful colours too.

Hi Sri,
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 它的圖案真是美麗極了
光線亮麗 那一小片的黃色花朵也很漂亮
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Srikumar,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Small Cupid butterfly. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-11-27 9:24]

Hi Srikumar,
A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-27 10:05]

Hi Srikumar,
Perfect composition, excellent focus on the eye.
Amazing colors and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Srikumar

Excellent macro of this butterfly over its flower, with very fine POV
at its level, excellent light, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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