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Leptotes Pirithous


Leptotes Pirithous
Photo Information
Copyright: Livio Carroccia (livius) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 422] (1639)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50 Digital SLR, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-07 4:39
Viewed: 3817
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dopo l'attesa ecco una novitÓ per Luciano (lousat): uno dei miei primi scatti su questa bellissima farfalla.

Regno: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classe: Insecta
Ordine: Lepidoptera
Famiglia: Lycaenidae
Sottofamiglia: Polyommatinae
Genere: Leptotes
Specie: L. pirithous
Nomenclatura binomiale Leptotes pirithous
LINNAEUS, 1767

La superficie dorsale delle ali Ŕ di colore blu violaceo nei maschi, bruno grigiastro con macchie violacee nella femmina. La superficie ventrale Ŕ in entrambi i sessi di colore biancastro, con macchie brune disposte secondo un disegno geometrico complesso. Le ali posteriori, che hanno una esile coda in corrispondenza della seconda nervatura cubitale, presentano due caratteristiche macchie nere contornate di verde e di arancio.

╚ presente in Africa del Nord, Europa meridionale e Asia minore.
In Italia Ŕ abbastanza comune in tutte le regioni, isole comprese.

Tra le specie vegetali preferite dalle larve ci sono diverse specie di Fabaceae (Melilotus officinalis, Melilotus alba), Lythraceae (Lythrum salicaria), Polygonaceaee (Polygonum aviculare), Plumbaginaceae (Plumbago spp.), Ericaceae (Calluna vulgaris).

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Ciao Livio,
un'attesa che si conclude con una magnifica immagine di Leptotes pirithous ripreso magistralmente con ottima nitidezza e colori brillanti, una gradevolissima composizione con la luce laterale e uno splendido sfondo neutro. Ottimo lavoro.
Grazie e complimenti
Maurizio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 0 N: 2406] (10606)
  • [2009-09-07 4:49]

Ciao Livio,
Difficult light and composition, Leptotes pirithous ...
Fine details and splendid sharpness, perfect focus and beautiful blurry BG.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Hi Livio,
Beautiful markings on wings of this lovely butterfly. The reflection on sunlight just marvelous. Very well done and tfs.
JC

Hello Livio,
Superb sharp image, lovely colours and a very good background.
Marius.

Kuyruk kısmındaki g÷z benekleri šok gŘzel ortaya šıkmış.
Ellerinize sağlık

Livio,
Great shot, lovely colored details, good POV,BG.
Wonderful capture!!!
Mariana

Ciao Livio. Bel POV con particolare fuoco sul cortpo bianco. Molto buona la nitidezza ed il rislato del colore dei due ocelli. Luciano merita davvero!

Roberto

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-07 7:23]

Ciao Livio,
Fabulous macro! Eccezionale fatto e giocato.
Le mie vive congratulazioni.
Una bella giornata,
Adrian

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-07 8:14]

Very good composition, colors and details!

hello Livio
WAUWH this is a beauty
great sharpness and good composition with super colours
greeting lou

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-07 10:14]

Slav Lţvţo,
A great macro shot of thie lovely butterfly in nice pose with good color,details and POV.Thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Dűrzan

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-07 10:24]

Hello Livio
Wonderful capture with excellent details, clear BG and perfect focus.
Regards
Razvan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-07 10:42]

Hello Livio,
Wonderful photo in splendid clear colours. The contrasts of the butterfly and flower against the OOF BG are marvelous. Good sharpness in pleasant details. Not easy in this case, but I think this is a perfect composition.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Livio,
Perfect close up shot of this beautiful pirithous.
Nice composition and framing!
TFS and regards, Bahadır

Hello Livio,


a very nice but unusual pov from these beautiful butterfly.
Exellent dof and sharpness.
Fine colours.
Gert

Hello Livio,
What a beauty! Excellent capture with fine details, specially the two bright blue spots and details on the head. Very good job. Best regards,
Catherine

Hi Livio,

One leptotes really beautiful, I did not have her seen earlier!... very well attracted, with a perfect fund!

Details and colors in the insect are excellent and they give a good reference of the insect's design.

Excellent composition and an inverse pose very good!

TFS!

Jes˙s

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6446 W: 89 N: 15591] (65228)
  • [2009-09-07 15:23]

Che dire....dopo aver lavorato fino a mezzanotte e trovare poi un regalo come questo e' una cosa che immensamente piacere.Oltretutto e' un esemplare davvero bellissimo e fotografato come meglio non si potesse,la resa cromatica dei due anelli azzurro metalizzato e' eccezzionale.Perfetta anche la nitidezza e la composizione.Un regalo cosi' non si riceve tutti i giorni,grazie di cuore! Buon Martedi',LUCIANO

Ciao amico Livio,

An awesome macro capture of this pretty one. Perfectly composed and focussed from lateral POV with excellent lit.
TFS and cheers,

Bayram

ciao Livio!
pubblicazioni con il contagocce..ma di
alto contenuto!!!come questa piccola licenide dalla elegante livrea presa a testa in giu' con ottima definizione e dettagli

grazie e buona serata sERGIO

ciao Livio
you have captured this beauty perfectly, the details are superb
i like beautiful sunlight on the wings, his pose head down, the great colors, The BG
and the rolled tongue of the butterfly
Have a good night
Jacqueline

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2009-09-08 22:09]

Ciao Livio,
A superb macro of a fresh specimen of L. pirithous! It was taken from a great POV with excellent sharpness, colours and lighting against a great neutral BG and the composition makes this an excellent portrait of this species resting with the wings closed.
Thanks and all the best,
Ivan

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-09-08 23:36]

Ciao Livio,

The detail of the eyes on the wings are beautiful!
Good work,
TFS

brigitte

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2009-09-09 1:51]

Bonjour Livio,
Une image charmante et artistique de ce petit papillon. Une lumiŔre fine qui met bien en exergue la beautÚ De L. pirithous. J'aime beaucoup les couleurs subtiles aussi.
Une belle journÚe
Anne

Ciao Livio, splendida macro di questa deliziosa farfallina, deliziosa composizione con magnifico sfondo uniforme, bravo, ciao Silvio

Preciosa Livio !
Al original encuadre y composiciˇn hay que a˝adir la gracia de las antenas y el aparato chupador y como no a esos puntos de color que le dan una dimensiˇn especial a la toma.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-09-09 23:14]

Hi,
What a beautiful image, great blue with good looking eye spots, nice texture and above all great lighting. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-12 23:39]

Hello Livio.
Great photo in excellent sharp details and very beautiful clear colours. Very nice composition and POV. Good matching OOF BG.
Best regards Siggi

An absolute stunner, Livio!
Very well seen and framed!
I love your POV and the excellent DOF you've achieved!
BRavo!
Goldy

Ciao Livio,
marvellous presentation of tiny L. pirithous. Wonderful pose head under, wings extremely well shaped by light. False head mimicry of those conspicuous two eyespots and antennae-like shivering tails at the back - or on top indeed - captured in a perfect way. Have never before seen a documentation of this drab coloured species with such brilliantly well visibly eye-spots.
Feeling tempted to remove that glimpse of white blossom in the lower left corner by postwork. Great image!
Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter


P.S.: Thank you for your very kind words to my posting of Titania about three weeks ago - sorry for my late reply to those wonderful words of feedback.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-15 7:06]

Hi Livio,
this is an excellent capture of the butterfly. Very razor sharp of the wings and eyes. i like the shining blue eyes that give a special effect and impact to the composition.
you have shown a very beautiful butterfly in brilliant presentation.

regards,
Foozi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-10-21 10:07]

Hi Livio.
First-class image of a sweet scene. Clarity of the image, clearness of the colours and exactness of details are stunning. Reproduction of all features of the cute small butterfly is exceptional. BG is amazing too in its smoothness and delicate colouration. Bravo.
Alexei.

Hello Livio
Great capture! Beautiful colour, composition and lighting. Is that the proboscis from the butterfly sticking out? The butterfly is a real beauty for sure. Excellent DOF and POV. Well done.
TFS Janice

Ciao Livio,
great macro shot of this very beautiful Lycaenid butterfly, with great sharp details, POV/DOF and colors. composition also very nice. Thanks for sharing, best wishes
Ahmet

Ciao Livio,
Fantastic macro shot with beautiful colors, sharpness and unbelievable clarity. Everything's top class, although a vertical composition would have been an even better choice by my opinion. Marvellous lights and POV, by the way. Congrats amico.
Ciao e grazie, Ladislao

Comment arrivez-vous a prendre d'aussi belle photos?
Irene

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