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Common Cerulean

Common Cerulean
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-21 23:10
Viewed: 2625
Points: 32
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Common Cerulean
Jamides celeno aelianus Fabricius
Lycaenidae family
wingspan: 27-40mm

This one is missing from my collection, so far. I found this one in our garden, surprisingly at noon time perched on a tiny flower in bright sunlight and kind enough to approach to take several frames, handheld. Sunlight was falling on the other side and the reflected light illuminated very softly this side of the Cerulean.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-21 23:20]
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Hello Nagraj,
A delightful capture of this lycaenid, a fresh specimen taken from a fine POV to show its closed wings with excellent sharpness, BG and lighting, though one might perhaps have tried to reduce the green reflection from the surrounding vegetation.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-22 1:03]

Hi Nagaraj.
Very pleasant light green key of execution of the picture. It is amazingly looking. Charming small butterfly is reproduced precisely and at so attractive pose. Smoothness and colourfulness of the BG are fine too. Cute job and my kind regards.

wonderful capture and i did not know that you did not have this gem in ur collection :-) There is a green cast , may be that is due to the refection from the vegetation.

Hi Nagaraj

Fine shot of this attarctive butterfly.
Good composition, sharpness, DOf and POV
Good background


Hi Nagaraj,
A nice capture of this beautiful common cerulean. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Nagaraj,
Very good close-up of this Lycaenidae.
It's similar to European to few European Lycaenidae but your butterfly is a little bit nicer ;-)


very beautiful and delicate, TFS Ori

How delicate it is. and this yellowish green is a unique vibrational colour...in some circles which know of colour it could indicate low in the chakras and coming up with a long way yet to the third eye...perhaps you are familiar? Very nice..

Hello Nagaraj
great colors for this composition. The Lycaenidae is perfectly in focusing on a background much neutral that very puts in prominence the depth of the photo on a little daisy. Optimal contrast and clear details.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-22 11:25]

Hello Nagaraj,
Beautiful capture.POV,details,sharpness,lighting,BG and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.Best regards Siggi

Hello Nagaraj,
what a wonderful picture of the Common Cerulean taken from an excellent POV with superb shartpness, marvellous colours and very nice composition with a splendid OOF BG.
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-24 3:06]

Hi Nagaraj,
such a cute butterfly. I really like the acts of this species. Different poses and different way of perching. This pose is lovely especially with its great eyes in front and at the back.
Well shown.


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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-06-26 13:05]

This is a very fine butterfly picture, well framed and with beautiful natural colours.
Good composition, sharpness, pov, background.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-27 6:16]

Hello Nagaraj,
Very fine and subtle colors and a cute little butterfly. A graceful picture of the Common Cerulean. A typical sshot with your signature.
Thanks a lot and kind regards

Ciao Nagaraj, splendid macro of elegant little butterfly with fantastic details and excellent sharpness, wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Sir,
Like this one I am always like your style to approach macro shot.
with regards,

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