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Narathura japonica

Narathura japonica
Photo Information
Copyright: Yasushi Uchiyama (ucchie_y) (165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 350 DSLR, Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Japan, Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-28 7:26
Viewed: 3848
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This butterfly is called ”murasaki-shijimi" in Japanese.
It means "violet corbicula butterfly".

murasaki-shijimi is very popular in Japan.
It is very small (about 30mm ) but very cute.

It lives in Japan, Taiwan, and China.

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Have NEVER EVER seen this species in my 72 years of life.
Thanks for sharing.
It needs notes!!! Minor issue.
Mario from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Hi, Yasushi,

Lovely!! I like the composition of this photo. and the colours are excellent!

Man Yee

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-07-28 8:06]

Hello Yasushi,

You butterfly has fantastic colors. The blue of the wings is rendered extremly well color being very vivid. Good image quality in these parts of the insect where blue color is dominant.

Thank you for sharing,

Hello Yashushi. I'm a big fan of butterfly and I'll have to agree with Mario on the notes. Some thing that I have never seen before and I would love to learn. No many members from Japan and I thanked you for sharing this beautiful image. Best regards. Jusni

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-07-28 8:29]

hi Yasushi,
nice to see this butterfly and its irredicent blues so well. please always focus the body for better image. here the focus is not all that right, its focused the far wings. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-29 12:53]

Hello Yasushi,
How very interesting to see this stunning butterfly from Japan. A lovely composition and I like its pose showing clearly the shape of the wings and the bright blue areas. I would have guessed that this was a large butterfly but you say it is very small like our Blue butterflies!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-07-29 19:11]

Hello Yasushi,
a great shot of this beautiful moth. Lovely composition and great clarity to identify the moth. the posture is good to exploit the full sight of the moth.


Hi Ucchie,
This is a good capture of this female Oak Blue, and it is an unusual thing to find such an insect pictured on TN. The depth of field is a bit shallow, owing to exposure at f/3.2. With 90mm lens, 1/60th should be enough not to have camera shake and f/8 would have meant that much more of the butterfly was in focus. But you did well to get anything, of course, of such a small and elusive creature. Thanks.

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