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Electrostrymon sp.

Electrostrymon sp.
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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: 2012-01-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Tokina AT-X 100 Pro-D Macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-06 16:59
Viewed: 5129
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Electrostrymon sp.

I hope you excuse the technical shortcomings in this picture! ... But I had to do it with my DSLR held in one hand and without having time to made adjusts on almost anything! .... I believe God gave me this little moment! ... when these lycaenids landed on my thumb while copulating! .... Is the first time this happens to me!

Greetings and hugs to all!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Electrostrymon

About this shot:
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/8000 sec
F-Stop: f/20.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 100 mm
Date Taken: 2012-01-21 15:01
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 284 kb

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Great moment and great photo Jesus! The lighting and the sharpness are excellent!

Hi Jesus,
excellent macro shot of these butterflies. Perfect details. Nice composition.
Have a nice day,

Ish ....imagine what quality we can expect if you have a chance to do your settings properly...ish!!! Good day friend Jesus! And another thing, also we can not repeat that scene in Southern Africa... the butterflies wouldn't dare to do it, cause they will be eaten ...here, everyone eats everyone ...even those who claim they are our guardians ;)))
George Veltchev

Hello Jesus,
Very nice photo of this mating Butterfly, great sharpness, colorful details, interesting species, TFS!

Ciao Jesus, fantastica la coppieta sul tuo dito, ottima nitidezza, bei dettagli e splendid colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Lucky you, Mr. Linares!
At that close range with the camera in your free hand, you have pulled off a fantastic shot of these mating Blues perched on your thumb.
Well done and congratulations!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-03-06 23:28]

Nada que excusar en lo técnico de la foto, la foto está genial, y viendo tu dedo ya me imagino la escena apuntando con la otra mano e intentando que no te tiemble el pulso por la emoción. Si que puedes dar gracias a Dios por regalarte ese momento especial, pues eso no se concede muy a menudo. Comparto contigo la alegría del momento y la emoción vivida, gracias por compartirla con nosotros, se agradece. La foto transmite emoción, perplejidad y ternura, además del deseo de poder pasar por la misma situación. Mi más enhorabuena Jesús por el momento y la foto. Un cordial saludo. José.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-07 1:59]

Hi Jesus,your hand like a bed..ehehe...great choice of the place made by these couple,how are littles and tenders!The quality is great and isn't easy to take pics whit only one hand free...ehehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-07 3:57]

Hi Jesus.
What an unusual subject and cute picture at whole. I cannot imagine how you could create such situation. Beautiful pair of small butterflies against the splendid BG is reproduced precisely. TFS and best wishes.

Ciao Jesus. Gradevole momento d'amore sulla tua mano. Perfetti dettaglio e nitidezza. Ottimi i colori. Altra specie interessantissima.


Hello Jesus,
Another superb image with a wonderful butterfly pair. The composition with the two lovers are great.
Wonderful details and spectacular clarity.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-07 9:47]

Hello Jesús,
Excellent photo made in complicated circumstances. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Very good contrasting background and composition.

hello Jesus
very good sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-07 12:55]

Hello Jesus.
A nice shot of this pair butterfly whites mating. Good detail shown in the subjects with nice light and colours. The background really shows them off well.Best regards Siggi

Hello Jesús

Well beautiful photo of these insects doing
love over your finger ! you was fast to
immortalise that moment, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-08 6:50]

Interesting place for this mating pair, beautiful species, well handled. tfs.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-03-08 19:46]

Boa noite amigo Jesús!
Não me canso de admirar essa sua obra-prima! Aqui a qualidade é bem melhor que no Fbook...Wow! que maravilha de foto!E que emoção a sua de ter essas 2 coisinhas pousadas em seu dedo...Grande sorte que você soube aproveitar com maestria.Parabens amigo!E obriagada por compartilhar aqui com os amigos do TN.
Um abraço,

Hello Jesus,
What an immaculate shot. Apart from the fact that you could move your hand forward or backwards, the camera settings were set for you!! A Beautiful capture of what nature is about and a true testimonial with regard to HIS creations. Well done my friend!!
Best regards,

Hello Jesús.
This is so beautiful and both little butterflies perched well in copula. Amazing that you have managed this shot with one hand and your thumb is magical.

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