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Syntarucus pirithous

Syntarucus pirithous
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-23 8:19
Viewed: 3314
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Syntarucus pirithous is a small butterfly with a wingspan of 20-25 mm.
Its range includes the Mediterranean countries, the Arabian peninsula and central Asia.
The food plants are members of the Fabaceae and Plumbago auriculata.
Until recently thought to be a relatively rare species in Cyprus but now much commoner.
Source: Christodoulos Makris, The Butterflies of Cyprus.

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Hi Yiannis,
Excellent picture of these two mating butterflies. The focus is very sharp and the composition very neat.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-23 8:27]

Hello Yiannis,
Excellent and very beautiful photo of these mating butterflies. Taken from a very good POV. Splendid blurred BG too. Very nice composition.

hello Yiannis
super good picture
great details and nice pose to see this very good
beautiful colours to
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Yainnis, fantastic couple of miting butterflies, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Yiannis,
Splendid capture. outstanding details, clarity and focus.
Wonderful contrast against the green background.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6520 W: 89 N: 15623] (65351)
  • [2011-08-23 9:36]

Hi Yiannis,a magic moment and a magnificent pic,the light balance is very impressive,great details and sharpness and beautiful colors too,the capture of the metallic blue rings are fantastic!!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

keeping the both butterflies in focus is a challenge in photography, specially when the depth of field has to create nice smooth background and I think that you did it well friend Yiannis...very well in fact!
George Veltchev

Ciao Yannis. TFS this specie in mating not present in my countryside. Exicting playing of light and beautiful colours. Stunning details against the blurred BG.


Buena escena con luces y colores impresionantes. Excelente trabajo Yiannis:
J. Ignasi.

Hi Yiannis, well some things look a little upside-down to me but it works for these guys.
A little clustered around the head area, however a great effort and very well done,
Best regards,


Hi yiannis,
Beautiful captured of this fantastic moment! very good details sharpness, excellent point of view and a perfect background,
Thanks for sharing and have a goodnight,
Best Regards,

Hi Yiannis,
Nice shot!... Very remaked POV! and a masterly light management.
Well done!

Hello Yiannis,
beautiful composition of these mating butterflies with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I also like the natural colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hi Yiannis,

an suburp close up from thi mating butterflies with great egal bg.
Fine colors.
Very nice.


Ακόμα μία εξαιρετική φωτογραφία Γιάννη.
Ενδιαφέρον θέμα, καλό καδράρισμα, όμορφα χρώματα και εντυπωσιακή ευκρίνεια.
Καλή σου μέρα,

Nice portrait of this couple, excellent technique
TFS, Ferran

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-08-24 2:17]

Excellent image of these mating pair, good composition and lighting. tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-24 12:42]

Hello Yiannis.
Nice and clean shot of this mating Butterfly. Very well used DOF keeping in focus both insects and rendering well all details. Good light management too.Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-08-25 4:33]

Hello Yiannis,
Very cute Lycaenidae-duo presented with this fine picture. Lovely composition, subtle colors and excellent sharpness on both butterflies. Nice to see that you mention the work of one of our members!
Thanks and kind regards

Hallo Yiannis,
a superb capture of this pair of Syntarucus pirithous taken from an excellent point of view with very good sharpness and splendid natural colours, very beautiful composition
Best regards

Hi Yiannis,
Beautiful butterflies with fine colors ,detals and composition. tfs.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10650)
  • [2011-08-27 6:27]

Giasou Yainnis,
Excellent macro shot ..
Very nice photo of this pirithous pair in excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours.
Have a nice weekend,

great copulation captuer, greetings Ori

congrats Yiannis for the moment you-ve captured and for the subjects too, excellent details and very nice colors in your picture,

have a good time ,

ciao, tino

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2012-02-07 13:29]

Bonsoir Yiannis, superbe accouplement de lépidoptčres et bonne composition. I like the blurred BG, razorsharp details too. Best regards, Didier.

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