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Grass Blues mating

Grass Blues mating
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/45 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-11 10:34
Viewed: 3086
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Dark Grass Blue or African Grass Blue (Zizeera lysimon), is a species of blue butterfly found in India, Africa, on Cyprus and the Iberian Peninsula.

The wingspan is 10-12 mm. The butterfly flies nearly year round.

The larvae feed on Medicago, Melilotus, Acanthyllis, Armeria delicatula, Polygonum equisetiforme, Tribulus terrestris and Oxalis.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Genus: Zizeeria
Species: lysimon

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-11 10:38]

Hi Haraprasan . This is a first class close up of the pair together . Your side view lets us see all of the wing markings with great detail. and natural colours. well done TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-11 10:39]

Hello Haraprasan,
Wonderful timing to get such an excellent shot of these mating Dark Grass Blue.Razor sharp details and marvelous colors and shadings. The green background is perfect to show them off.
Best regards Siggi

hello Haraprasan
beautiful picture
good composition
great colours
i like the picture very much
greeting lou

Hi Haraprasan
Beautiful couple. Good sharpness, great moment, nice POV, great OOF background Very good job and beautiful butterfly

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-11 12:10]

Hello Haraprasan,
A fine macro of a pair of mating Indian Zizeera lysimon, a different species from the African Zizeera.
The technical quality is excellent and the POV ideal against the green OOF natural Bg.
A superb shot and thanks for sharing it!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-11 12:11]

Hi Haraprasan,

I have enough trouble capturing a single butterfly and you manage two near the edge of a leaf. Wonderful view of both showing off their lovely markings. You have frozen the moment perfectly.


very beautiful capture and great moment for a capture !
you captured very well the mating moment !
perfect sharp and wonderful colours , clear details and good light ,
great POV ,
well done !

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-11 13:14]

Hi Hara,the point of view make a difference! Fantastic pic,high quality of details and colors,you was lucky to found a situation like that! My best compliments,Luciano

Hi Haraprasan,
Excellent capture of these beautiful butterflies mating; great low POV, good composition, sharp fine details, bright beautiful colours.

Hi my dear friend,
An impressive macro capture of this mating pair of grass blue with great clarity and fine composition.
TFS and cheers,

hello Haraprasan

beautiful photography of these mating butterflies,
shot with fine and DOF, the 2 together with the leaf
they are forming the silhouette of the hart of love,
luminosity and colour tones are beautiful
sharpness and details excellent, TFS


hello haraprasan,
fine capture of these mating butterflies, the pov is very good, well composed shot, i liked the framing too,
tfs & regards

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-11 21:16]

Hello Haraprasan,

You have made a good close-up with a fine and sharp image. Wings pattern and colors are nicely shown. There is a fine match between the colors of the insects and those of the leafs in the background.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-11 23:11]

hi prasan,
beautifully captured mating pair of grass blues. tfs.

Namastay Hara,
A great capture of these two.
Perhaps a bit bright in places but plenty of good detail.
Nicely composed.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-12 1:27]

Hello Haraprasan
Nice capture with good details, great moment too.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-02-12 3:04]

Hi Haraprasan,

Very nice capture of this blues in copula. POV and colors are great. Leaf has made nice BG. Details and composition are fantastic.
Thanks for sharing

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-12 6:28]

Hello Haraprasan
Beautiful close up.Excellent side POV.Sharp detail and nice light.
TFS Michel

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-02-12 9:35]

Hello again Haraprasan, beautiful image of these butterflies in mating with nice composition and details.
TFS and G's,

Hi Haraprasan, fantastic maiting couple, good DOF and fine details, perfect focus and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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