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Hemiargus hanno hanno

Hemiargus hanno hanno
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-16 2:28
Viewed: 1805
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Hemiargus
Species:H. hanno hanno

There are only about 120 members of the cosmopolitan subfamily Polyommatinae found in the neotropical region, a small number compared to the 1060 members of the Theclinae, which are the dominant group of Lycaenids in South America. Most of the Polyommatinae are confined to the temperate grasslands of the high Andes, although a few species occur at much lower altitudes.
The genus Hemiargus comprises of 6 species. The commonest most widespread species is hanno, which is found across most of the neotropical region.
This species is found in disturbed dry grassy habitats at altitudes between 0-1500m. It is most often seen on scrubby grassland, but can also be found along roadsides or in forest clearings.Hanno Blues are active only in hot sunshine, at which time large numbers can be found flying in open dry grassy areas.

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hallo Luciano
great shot of this beauty
good composition and nice sharpness
thanks gr lou

Hello Luciano,
Pin sharp photo with amazing clarity, outstanding focus and fantastic details. I like this excellent capture....A wonderful composition.

Ciao Luciano

So beautiful, very nice presentation, excellent sharpness and details, very beautifulcolors. It is a masterpiece.



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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-16 19:05]

Hello Luciano,
As usual, another perfect beauty from you.
What a clarity, details, sharpness and colors.
The green in the back ground definitely provides a contrasting background for the butterfly.
Thanks for the share,

Luciano - Beautiful picture of this well taken Butterfly. Good details and sharpness. Like its POV and light too. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE- Srikumar

Hiu Lociano - you are doing a great job on another continent with your latest additions to your collection of butterflies and moths. Very clear image, showing a great deal of detail.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-01-18 4:36]

Shalom Luciano,

TFS this beauty!

Very fine details and lighting. Lovely colors.

Enjoy your Sunday,


Ciao Luciano, meno spettacolare delle precedento ma proprio deliziosa, somiglia alla nostra Leptotes, ottima nitidezza, magnifici colori e splendidi dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

A distinguish poster by 3D details and lights well done LUCIANO GOLLINI

Hello Luciano

Excellent macro of this butterfly, fine lateral POV,
superbly focused with great focus, sharpness and details, TFS


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