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Strymon bazochii

Strymon bazochii
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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: 2010-12-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus SP565 UZ
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-14 17:53
Viewed: 3070
Points: 38
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Strymon bazochii - Godart, [1824]-Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

A small and unexpected in the garden of my mother! :)

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Strymon
Species: S. bazochii

Identification: The Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak or Smaller Lantana Butterfly (Strymon bazochii) is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found from Paraguay north through Central America, the West Indies and Mexico to southern Texas. It was introduced to Hawaii in 1902 to control lantana, in which it has proven unsuccessful.

The wingspan is 22-25 mm. Adults are on wing from May to December. There are two to three generations per year.

The larvae feed on Lippia alba and Lippia graveolens in Texas. In Hawaii, they feed on Lantana species and basils. Adults feed on nectar from various flowers, including Bidens alba, Lantana species and Stachytarpheta jamaicensis.

About this shot:
Model: SP565UZ
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/8000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 64
Focal Length: 977/100 mm
Date Taken: 2010-12-05 14:18
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire.
File Size: 224 kb

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hello Jesús

as always very beautiful close-up shot
of butterfly over his flower, with fine POV
and the good free space you leaved in front,
very beautiful light, excellent focus
sharpness and details, TFS


Hola Jesús

Bella mariposa con buena nitidez. Bien estructurada esa imagen a tercios. Una composición excelente con ese fondo a juego.

Un saludo de Antonio

Lovely little Strymon bazochii, with No drama around it. Good simple presentation presented with smile and hope! The Christmas is around the corner! Bravo friend Jesus!
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-14 22:56]

Hello Jesus.
Beautiful capture of this lovely Scrub-Hairstreak. Details and POV are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jesus,
č incredibile il grande numero di specie che riesci a fotografare e sempre con grande perizia tecnica con risultati bellissimi e picevoli per i nostri occhi
GRazie e complimenti
Buona giornata

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-14 23:46]

Hi Jesus,
Excellent photo of Strymon bazochii , very good sharpness, fine details, TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-15 0:49]

Hello Jésus,
Great photo in superb details and a very good DOF. Very beautiful colours, excellent OOF BG and composition.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-15 1:19]

Hello Jesus,
very lively capture of the butterfly. well perched and you have shown the details in a wonderful clarity.
Good balance of lighting and the greenish blurry background makes this shot very attractive.
well done.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-15 2:15]

Ciao Jesus,una bellissima e rara Lycaena catturata come sempre al massimo della qualita',nitidezza,dettagli e colori fantastici,un altro lavoro di gran classe! Complimenti e buona giornata,Luciano

Hi Jesus.
Beautiful photo with good composition wonderful colours and very good sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

Ciao Jesus. Ottimo sharp e ottima gestione della lcue dura. Brillanti i colori. Egregia composizione.


hello Jesus
super pose with nice light and great sharpness
beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-15 6:31]

Very beautiful species with lovely colors and design, excellent composition. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-15 6:39]

Hello Jesús,
A very fine macro of a female Lantan Scrub Hairstreak resting in the closed wing position.
The features are well seen from an ideal POV with fine sharpness and natural colours against a contrasting neutral natural BG.
Thanks and kind regards from a frozen and snowy Sweden.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-15 7:31]

Hello Jesus,
A beautiful capture of this little Hairstreak showing excellent sharpness and colours against the soft pastel background. It's lovely to see a bit of green - here we've almost gone into hibernation as the snow keeps falling!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

Hello Jesus,
splendid capture and composition. The butterfly and the background are in very good contrast. Superb colours, clarity and excellent details.
Thanks for posting such a nice insect.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-15 8:21]

Hello Jesus
Excellent capture and presentation
Thanks for sharing

Ciao Jesus, anche il giardinoo di tua madre riserva deliziose sorprese, vengo a trovare tutta la famiglia:), bellissima piccoletta nitidamente ripresa, meravigliosi colori naturali e ottimi dettafgli, gran bella macro, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Jesús.
This is a wonderful butterfly capture with excellent exposure of the markings on the wings.
Nice perch and pleasing muted background.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

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