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Butterfly #63 (Mating#7) Z. hylax

Butterfly #63 (Mating#7) Z. hylax
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E510, ZUIKO DIGITAL 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Thailand #2, Mating Butterflies Photos from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-11 18:36
Viewed: 4380
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a tiny blue from Lycaenidae family. These grass blues are look alike. I decided this is Tiny Grass Blue (Z. hylax or Z. gaika). Please correct me if I am wrong.

This is a tiny blue from Lycaenidae family. These grass blues are look alike. I decided this is Tiny Grass Blue (Z. hylax or Z. gaika). Please correct me if I am wrong.

Butterfly #62 is Here

Butterfly Mating #6 is Here

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked) Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Lycaenidae (gossamer-winged butterflies)
Subfamily: Polyommatinae (the blues)
Genus: Zizula
Species: Z. hylax (Zizula gaika)
Common Name: Tiny Grass Blue (ผีเสื้อฟ้าจุดขอบ)

The wing span of the adults is about 1.5 cm.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-11 20:55]

Hello Jitti

A very good shot of these two blue butterflies mating.
Just marking the post for now.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-11 22:22]


Excellent capture - superb pose - I like the off centre pose, plus good detail and colour.


A somewhat awkward position to mate, but you have done full justice to capturing it well, JC.
These tiny butterflies are in perfect focus and look fascinating against the green background of leaves.
Great macro and thanks for sharing it.

Hello jitti, Thank you for such a natural shot. Sharp picture and good view. Vignesh

Hi Jitti,
wow, this is a great shot.
Both butterflies are captured very sharp and detailed.
I love the green of the leaf and the background.
The line between leaf and background seperates the two butterflies. It's great.
Great POV.
TFS Tatjana

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-12 3:26]

Hello Jitti,
This is great!
A superb capture of a pair of Lycaenids in copulo. The POV, composition on the leaf and BG and sharpness are excellent to make a very fine image and thanks for sharing it!

Hello Jitti,

Excellent picture of these mating butterflies. Very nice composition. Good sharpness. Nice natural colours.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-12 6:44]

Hi Jitti.
Superbly reflected cute pair of butterflies. I like razor sharpness of all their attractive details. Colour reproduction is great too. DOF is precise. Colour of the BG is wonderful and pleasant to eye. May be a composition of the image is disputable a little bit for my taste. My best regards and TFS. Well done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-12 8:27]

Hello Jitti,
Fantastic macro. Perfect sharp focus and POV. Great natural colours and excellent composition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-12 8:56]

Hi Jitti,

A wonderful shot of these two beauties mating. You captured it perfectly. Fine details of the pretty wing markings. Nice colors that look great against the green leaf and background.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-12 10:01]

Hello Jitti, Superb shot of this mating flies. Excellent focus and interesting angle and subject. Ganesh

Hello Jitti
What a wonderful scene youj captured,
Perfect details,DOF and colors.Superb shot my friend.


Ciao Jitti,
eccezionale nitidezza in questa foto!
Una messa a fuoco perfetta e una piacevole composizione.
Le due piccole farfalle sembrano danzare sulla foglia.
Complimenti per l'ottimo lavoro.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-12 15:25]

Wow! Very, very sharp image of these two mating butterflies!
Brilliant detail and clarity.
Superb DOF too.
Very good lighting and colours.
Excellent POV.
Nice work Jitti!


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-12 15:54]

Hi Jitti,
quite the balancing act on the edge of the leaf.
this composition looks wonderful,fabulous details you captured and the sharpness is very nice.
Very well done.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-12 23:53]

salut Jitti,
ah quelle jolie scène, l'ensemble forme un joli coeur. Superbe netteté, couleurs saturées à souhait.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-13 0:38]

Hi Jitti,
Excellent shot of these mating Tiny Grass Blues with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours. The green leaves as BG presents a fine contrast and the subjects stand out well. Superb lighting and exposure and you have captured a very tender moment skillfully. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

hello Jitti

great shot of these mating butterflys, fine POV and DOF,
wonderful all green bakcground, excellent sharpness and details,



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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-13 9:42]

hello Jitti
wonderful macro photo of these beautiful butterflies while they are mating
composition, POV, BG, light, colours and details are great

Beautiful macro shot with good colours, details & amazing background.
Best wishes,

Hello JC. You have got the at their special moment. Brilliant capture as love is always beautiful Well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-04-16 15:10]

Hi Jitti

Ah, the beauty of the "dance of life". Ok, maybe in this case it's a slow dance, but the closeness, the intimacy, and the mutual sharing is all too evident.

You have captured this with such excellence, so much clarity, so much colour, and so much skill. A perfect shot showing these insect in exquisite and specific details. Lovely natural colours and perfect exposure management.

Very well done and TFS.

Hello JC,
Seems like April is mating season indeed!
This is a beautiful composition, where the insects stand out so well thanks to sharpness ans clarity of colours...
Impressive details, I can count the hairs!
Pablo -

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-24 6:48]

Hi Jitti
Beautiful composition.As usual good POV and sharp image with nice detail.
TFS Michel

bonjour jitti
extremement belle cette photo,le piqué est vraiment tres bon.
je pense que vous auriez pu recadrer un peu plus.

Hi Jitti
Beautiful, elegant, fantastic. Great moment, beautiful simple composition, perfect sharpness. Fantastic delicate green
I like it very much

A lovlely shot JC!
simply excellent!

Hello Jitti!
Beautiful, sharp, with great DOF and details - these are facts about this fantastic macro. And in addition - a perfect moment too :)
All the best from Poland,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-06-03 6:44]

Hello dear Jitti
How beautiful these tiny Zizulas!! How perfectly well you captured them in their good moment :)
You achieved a perfect focus and a marvellous composition. I love it.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Olá Jitti

A natureza tem seus encantos...bela foto, meus parabéns pelo trabalho Jitti...lindas cores.
Grande abraço,

Hi Jitti,
A very nice capture! I love the isolation of the subjects from the background and how the stage tapers in it's focal presence. Super duper nice. I hope all is well with you, I have not heard from you in a while. Take Care.
Paul :)

Hi Jitti,
Beautiful work, I like it.
Outstanding composition and POV. Very good details, colors, and use of the ambient light also.
Well done!

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-06-23 11:06]

Hello Jitti,
great pic!
excellent focus, beautiflly blured background!
details and color is great!

Hello Jitti,
It's really amazing picture: I admire you especially for the sharpness and DOF. Perfect colours - just great ;-)


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