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Zizina Otis - TQVM to Batu - Peter Roos

Zizina Otis - TQVM to Batu - Peter Roos
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-16 3:37
Viewed: 4321
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zizina otis - Thanks to Mr Peter Roos or Batu for the ID. Really appreciate your help and your critique too.

This butterfly was taken at the fringe of Sedim Forest Reserve in Kedah at about 6.00p.m.

From Wikipedia:
The Lesser Grass Blue, Zizina otis, is a species of blue butterfly found in south Asia. The Lesser Grass Blue is often misidentified as the Common Grass Blue, Zizina labradus.
Brownish grey. Fore wing: a short, transverse, dusky lunule on the discocellulars and a transverse, anteriorly curved, discal series of seven minute black spots, all the spots more or less rounded, the posterior two geminate, the disco-cellular lunule and each discal spot conspicuously encircled with white; the terminal markings beyond the above consist of an inner and an outer transverse subterminal series of dusky spots, each spot edged on the inner side very obscurely with dusky white, the inner line of spots lunular, the outer with the spots more or less rounded. Cilia dusky.

Hind wing : a transverse, curved, sub-basal series of four spots and an irregular transverse discal series of nine small spots black, each spot encircled narrowly with white. Of the discal spots the posterior four are placed in an outwardly oblique, slightly curved line, the middle two spots geminate; the three spots above these are placed in an oblique transverse line further outwards ; lastly, the anterior two spots are posited one over the other and shifted well inwards, just above the apex of the cell; disco-cellular lunule and terminal markings as on the fore wing, but the inner subterminal lunular line in the latter broader and more prominent. Cilia dusky. Antenna black, shafts ringed with white; head, thorax and abdomen brown, with a little blue

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-16 4:08]

Hi Foozi,surely a Lyceaneidae but i don't know the subspecie.Another fantastic pic,i know how are littles this butterflies and how aren't easy to take whit this great details.Best point of view as usual.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-04-16 4:49]

Hello Foozi,
the name of this little beauty is Zizina otis, family Lycaenidae.
Magnification appears too strong. Background noise is rather high.
Best wishes, Peter

hello Foozi
great composition
beautiful colours and good sharpness
greeting lou

Hello Foozi, beautiful shot of this butterfly. Nice contrasting colors. Beautiful pose and nice composition. Background noise is very noticeable and disturbing but.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-16 10:03]

Hi Foozi.
A bit noise BG but it is not key point of the shot. Simply great scene and composition of the shot as well as the POV for shooting. Details and sharpness of the cute butterfly and very impressive dry old leaf are stunning. I am also impressed with nice colouration and illumination of the BG. Light strip on the center of the BG is sweet. Well done and kind regards.

Hello Foozi,
Your composition in this macro is wonderful. The colors and sharp focus are great too, thank you for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Foozi,

an nice image from this butterfly.
Good of details and with fine natural colours.


Hello Foozi
superbly composed shot of this zizina otis taken from a great POV
I like his pose on this dried gras or leaf
The vivid green BG highlighted the subject very nicely
greetings Jacqueline

Hi Foozi, an impressive macro capture of this pretty butterfly with wonderful composition and neat details.
TFS and have a nice WE!

Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely butterfly, wonderful colors, fantastic details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi Foozi,

The close-up POV is allowing us to see the details and colors of the Zizina otis butterfly. The picture is clear and precise. The leaves are framing well the insect. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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