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Strymon istapa - Reakirt ,1867

Strymon istapa - Reakirt ,1867
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6G VR, Zeikos Close-up+4 52mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-09-05 18:34
Viewed: 3350
Points: 40
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Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak - Strymon istapa (Reakirt ,1867)

Hello TN friends!

Today ended my vacations and I'm back in my work, I will do a quick post, I hope to share later in TN!



Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily: Papilionoidea (Butterflies (excluding skippers))
Family: Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily: Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Genus: Strymon
Species: istapa (Mallow Scrub Hairstreak)

Other Common Names:
Modest Hairstreak
Columella Hairstreak

Synonyms and other taxonomic changes:
Strymon columella modesta

Underwing gray with 2 black spots near base of HW, prominent postmedian band, and short tails. Male has a dark patch on dorsal side of each FW. Florida individuals more boldly marked than ones in Texas. Compare with Disguised Hairstreak (S. limenia).

About this shot:
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/6400 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 55 mm
Date Taken: 2011-08-31 11:56
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 278 kb

dmark11, Dis. Ac., PaulLees, BREARD, maurydv, paolo49, siggi, marius-secan, tuslaw has marked this note useful
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Hi Jesus,
Very pretty butterfly with lots of details. Nice focus with a very unusual POV. Very pleasing composition with the flowers and the buttefly. Something happened on the right of the picture. Well done.

Excellent, detailed photo, nicely composed. Nice to see this nice Lycaenid

Hello Jesus,
another fantastic butterfly shot.goos pov, razor sharpness and fine colors.


Hi Jesus, Wow what a impressive macro image of this Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak Butterfly my friend, excellent sharpness with good detail, lovely lighting with fabulous colour saturation, splendid OOF mottled green background, superb exhibit here Jesus and very well done,
Best regards,


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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-05 22:49]

Bonjour Jesus,
Belle composition. Excellente netteté. Jolies couleurs.
Du beau travail.

Beautiful photo Jesus! Interesting subject, very good composition, wonderful colors and impressive sharpness.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-06 0:18]

Beautiful composition for this lovely species perched on tiny blue flowers, good one. tfs.

Ciao Jesus,
una splndida macro, dettagli straordinari e delicatezza di colori, eccellente il punto di ripresa per una bella composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-09-06 0:49]

Hello Jesus,
exciting capture in very pleasant softness of the colors. The details are well seen and you have given the details an impressive emphasis.
Well done.


Ciao Jesus, fantastica piccoleta dalla grande bellezza, deliziosa composizione con il bel fiore sullo sfondo luminoso, magnifici colori naturali, ottimi dettagli e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jesus. Specie bella ed interessante. Solita eccellebte qualità. TFS


Bellissima la luce in questa foto e molto affascinante la posa del bellissimo licaenidae

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-06 5:23]

Hello Jesús,
Impressive quality in this photo. Fantastic sharpness, details, composition and DOF. Very beautiful natural colours. Great OOF BG. Another beauty!

Ciao Jesus, grande scatto ed ottima cattura per questa farfalla. Ottimi i dettagli e la luce di questo scatto. Un caro saluto, Paolo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-06 8:05]

Ciao Jesus,buon ritorno al lavoro ma spero di continuare a vederti qui,oggi ci offri un'altro regalo magnifico,una rara lycaeneide colta nel miglior modo possibile..come sempre! Buona giornata e complimenti,Luciano

hello Jesus
this is super sharpness and with great details
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks Jesus
greeting lou

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2011-09-06 8:30]

Una preciosa mariposa con una excelente presentación en su flor y con un fondo genial Jesus! Enhorabuena y un saludo.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-06 13:11]

Hello Jesus.
A beautiful Hairstreak in a lovely pose giving a great view of the face and wings. Nice colors and good details of the markings.Best regards Siggi

Hello Jesus,
Spectacular capture with excellent details, colors and great sharpness.
The colors of this amazing insect are superb. Fantastic contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-09-07 19:33]

Hello Jesus,
Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing time while on vacation. I know there are times that I've been so busy while on vacation that I almost can't wait to get back to work.
Truly a lovely shot of this beautiful Hairstreak. The detail is exceptional and the coloring is true and natural. Great work!!

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