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Leptotes pirithous

Leptotes pirithous
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-15 8:13
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Leptotes pirithous (Linnaeus, 1767)
Lang's Short-tailed Blue

Leptotes pirithous is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae with a wingspan of 22-30 mm.

Its range includes all the Mediterranean countries, western and central Asia and most of Africa and Madagascar

Until 1998 Leptotes pirithous was a rare, mainly migrant species in Cyprus. Over the last years there has been a substantial increase in numbers and now it is a very common and widespread butterfly.

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A powerful macro of the Short-tailed Blue, Chris.
The appearance of this butterfly is quite akin to our Zebra Blue we see in India.
Superb and flawless clarity, colours and details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-15 8:22]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another fantastic macro in impressive sharpness, details and in splendid light and colours. Gorgeous clarity. Beautiful contrast against the dark background. Excellent choice of composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-15 8:33]

Hi Chris,fantastic macro of this very small lycaeneide,that i seen many times in my trips but never in Italy.Top quality capture as usual in a classic pose,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos
Very well taken macro of this Short-tailed Blue.
Impressive colour and sharpness.
well composed also.
best wishes,

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of lovely little butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-15 9:01]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent macro shot,fantastic detail and focus,very good
composition and nice colors. Nice blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Chris,

Masterful lighting control shown here my good friend with lovely natural colour rendition, super sharpness and composition, great effort and very well done,

Best Regards,


Hi Chris
照的很清晰 很漂亮的小灰蝶
這角度更是特殊 整體非常的清楚
構圖美麗 背景深遂展開

amazing sharpness, greetings Ori

Good image , the colors are very good , but the picture looks a bit soft to me , was it noise removal that did this , because the hair streaks are soft and antennae is perfect,, so its not shake

Hello Christodoulos,
What a balancing act you have here with very attractive composition and colours, including the complementary background - not that gravity means much to them when they are stationary. Everything about this image is just beautiful. Somehow I think the softness on the wings may be natural. Well done and best wishes.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-16 5:34]

Excellent portrait of this beauty...so good details and colors...wish I could achieve this quality. tfs.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-10-16 5:35]

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent details L.pirithous,regards..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-16 5:49]

Hello Christodoulos.
A terrific macro with fine colors, details and pose. Very nicely composed and presented with a great POV. Great work ! Regards Siggi

hallo Christodoulos
super good sharpness and great details the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
As usual a perfect photo....Excellent clarity, focus and colors.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-16 7:57]

Hello Christodoulos,
Perfect again, what can I say more. What a beauty, what a wonderful light.

Great close up MF Christodoulos! Beautiful natural colours stunning details agains the blurry BG.


Giasou Christodoule
A superb photo, excellent detail and light, perfect focus, typical pose. A beautiful specimen in a nice setting.
regards yiannis

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-11-26 12:00]

Hi Chris,
wow what an amazing macro, congratulations !
Great composition, outstanding sharpness ,excellent details everywhere, great lighting !
Best regards !

Wonderful image, lovely colours and excellent sharpness, detail and bokeh.

best regards,

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