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Dance of the Euchrysops cnejus

Dance of the Euchrysops cnejus
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-10 5:01
Viewed: 2980
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This small and cute Gram blue is exciting to look. It is very active and fast. But what really interest me is the dances from place to place. The pose this butterfly gives are always attractive especially the head down view. That is why I believe many people like to shoot this specie and it always look pretty.

Male upperside: pale purplish suffused with a bluish shade, apparent only in certain lights. Fore wing: a slender black anticiliary line edged on the inner side narrowly with fuscous dark brown, broader at apex than at the tornal angle. Hind wing: a subterminal black spot in interspace 1 and another similar spot in interspace 2, the two spots subequal in size, edged on the outer side by a white thread and on the inner side with ochraceous, more prominent in the spot in interspace 2; a slender anticiliary black line with an inner narrow margin of diffuse fuscous brown. Cilia of both fore and hind wings pale; tail at apex of vein 2 of the hind wing black tipped with white.
mud-puddling in Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, India.

Underside : silver-grey, in some with a pale yellowish, in others with a faint brown tint. Fore and hind wings: each with the following brown spots edged slenderly on either side with white:—a transverse elongate spot on the discocellulars; a transverse discal series of spots straight on the fore, bisinuate on the hind wing, on the latter wing capped near the costa by a prominent while-encircled round black spot; an inner and an outer subterminal transverse series of spots, of which the inner subterminal series on the hind wing is lunular, the outer rounded, the white edging to both series being also lunular; both wings have very slender anticiliary black lines, and the hind wing in addition a transverse curved subbasal series of generally three often four white-encircled spots of which the spot nearest the costa is prominent and block, the others brown. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen dark brown, paler on the last, the shafts of the antennae speckled with white, the thorax with a little purplish pubescence; beneath: the palpi, thorax and abdomen white.
Underside left.Upperside female, right.From Seitz

Female upperside : dark brown. Fore wing: a posteromedial somewhat triangular area from the base outwards for about two-thirds the length of the wing blue and a slender jet-black anticiliary line. Hind wing: posteriorly from about the level of the middle of the cell slightly suffused with blue from base outwards for about two-thirds the length of the wing; a transverse, postdiscal, incomplete series of sagittate white spots pointing inwards, followed by a subterminal transverse series of round spots, the anterior three dark brown encircled with bluish white, the tornal two jet-black, subequal, larger than the others, edged inwardly with bright ochraceous, outwardly by very slender white lines; finally, a jet-black slender anticiliary line. Cilia of both fore and hind wings conspicuously white. Underside: groundcolour and markings as in the male, the tornal two black spots touched outwardly with metallic bluish-green scaling. Antenna, head, thorax and abdomen similar to those of the male, the shafts of the antennae conspicuously ringed with white.
Throughout India except at very high elevations. Widely distributed in the Malayan Subregion; extending to Australia and the South Sea Islands.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-10 5:12]

This is one of the beautiful blues, Gram blue, perfectly composed and captured with some good colors. tfs.

Hello Foozi,

another very god macro shot by you with good pov and dof.
Razor sharpness and nice blurred bg.
Fine colours.


Good day friend Foozi!
We have today a great strait forward shot from you! Simple perfect central composition, great detail on the cute Gram blue as you rightly saying! Often those tiny creatures are far more interesting for the eye than the larger butterflies around us. Beautiful!
George Veltchev

Hello Foozi,
Nice macro with fine details, good composition and POV.

Hola Foozi

Preciosa composición de esta imagen con colores estupendos y buen contraste. POV excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-11-10 14:18]

Hi Foozi,
A very good close up with fine sharpness and very nice colors.TFS.

Hi Foozi
A lovely capture of this quick moving Gram blue. The colors and patterns on the wings are very striking. And the dark green background is a nice contrast to your butterfly. Great notes.
TFS Janice

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-11-10 22:37]

Dear Foozi

Many thanks for this beautiful picture. The butterfly is a beauty and you have well focussed on its head and antennas. I like the well pronounced colour contrast that creates a strong impact on the vierwer. our notes are very interesting to read, too.

Kind regards


Ciao Foozi. Good colours and light. Bit noised. Nice compo.


Hello Foozi, very beautiful imagine , details, light and sharpness perfect, interesting subject. A nice picture. Regards, Paolo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-11 7:57]

Hello Foozi,
A photo in beautiful colours and good sharpness. A pity is the noise in the BG. Good DOF and centred composition.

Hello Fozzi,
Fantastic capture with superb details and exceptional colours.
Very nice composition, perfect focus and clarity. Outstanding contrast.

Hi MF Foozi,

This pretty and l'il butterfly really stands out well against its surroundings. The focus looks great, as does the sharpness.
TFS and have anice WE MF! Take care of yourself while absent!


Hi foozi,
perfec species and nice color.
very good

Hi Foozi,

The leaves are framing well the butterfly. The close-up point of view is showin the details and colors of the Gram Blue butterfly. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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