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Leptotes cassius

Leptotes cassius
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-29 16:09
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Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Lycaenidae

Subfamily: Polyommatinae

Tribe: Polyommatini

Genus: Leptotes

Species: L. cassius

Binomial name
Leptotes cassius
(Cramer, 1775)
Lycaena cassius
Papilio cassius

Underside patternThe Cassius Blue or Tropical Striped Blue (Leptotes cassius) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Florida and the Keys, Texas south through the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America to South America. Strays can be found in New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri and South Carolina.
The wingspan is 20-35 mm.
The caterpillars feed natively on Fabaceae. Foodplants on record are Amorpha crenulata, Woolly Rattlepod (Crotalaria incana), Galactia regularis and Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus). It can also successfully develop feeding on Cape Leadwort (Plumbago auriculata), an ornamental plant of the Plumbaginaceae that is neither native to the Cassius Blue's range, nor (among the eudicots) closely related to its usual foodplants.

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bonjour Luciano
magnifique image ! la précision des details est très impréssionnant, j'aime bien aussi sa pose, ses ailes légèrement entre-ouvert nous laisse un peu voir le bleu du dessus de ses ailes
très jolie composition et surtout très beau BG
Passe un bon dimanche

Hi luciano,

Nice butterfly & perfectly captured.
Very good POV & great sharpness. Welldone & TFS.


This is a unique almost vertical yes? Somehow it works better on the iPad! It certainly looks sharp. iPad will soon proliferate and change even the way TN does things. TN needs an app!

Ciao Luciano,
splendida macro di Leptotes cassius che ci mostri con dettagli impressionanti (alle Antille sono più confidenti rispetto alla Repubblica Domenicana), bellissimi e luminosi i colori, perfetta la composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Unbelievable result from the little Sony, friend Luciano! This image even can challenge most other images taken with cameras costing many hundreds of dollars! Bravo Luciano, two points here can not justify my appreciation towards your work today! Truly impressive!
George Veltchev

Ciao Luciano.
Splendia foto di questa farfalla con colori magnifici,ottima la nitidezza e dettagli,come la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hi Luciano,
beautiful photo of this butterfly. Perfect sharpness exactly on the object. I like natural colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Good day Luciano,
Very delicate and beautiful image once again. Good composition and very pleasant overall. Well done.

Impressive photo Luciano. The POV, the composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Beautiful butterfly, excellent photo! regards Yiannis

Bonjour Luciano,
Joli ce cadrage sur ce beau papillon,et excellente netteté
PS: désolé pour le court commentaire mais j'ai un bras dans le platre et tape avec un doigt !

Hi Luciano,
Beautiful image of this wonderful butterfly with great lighting and details. tfs

Cero che dovevi andare alle Antille per complicarti la vita...fotografica. Meno male che sei supportato dal talento... Lavoro di fino qui!


hi Luciano - perfect lighting with excellent composition. could have been better captured. TFS

hello Luciano
great sharpness picture with good details and super colours
greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-30 6:47]

Wonderful species, wish to come across this beauty, well captured with good lighting. tfs.

salut Luciano

la pose de ce papillon avec le POV et cadrage rend la photo dynamique,
avec une belle lumière, excellent contraste, superbement focusé
avec d'excellent netteté et détails, TFS


Ciao Luciano, somiglia moplto alla congenere di casa nostra, deliziosa sta piccoletta, stavolta hai proprio fatto caccia grossa, splendida nitidezza e bei colori luminosi, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
Splendid capture with excellent details and fantastic colors.
Lovely composition with outstanding blurred background and perfect focus. Splendid contrast.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-30 10:41]

Hello Luciano.
A superb close up shot of this butterfly. You have captured fine detail and sharp focusing. Very good natural colours and a nice POV. Well done TFS.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Luciano,
Molto bella questa farfalla.
Splendido il POV, ottima la nitidezza.

ciao amico Luciano,
splendida macro, perfetta , bello il POV.
Interessanti le note allegate.
Quante ne hai fotografate in ferie ????
Complimenti e buona serata
Ciao Vanni

Hi Luciano,
This is an impressive close-up taken from a very good POV. Outstanding sharpness, wonderful colours and attractive BG. Regards Pambos

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-01-30 14:05]

Great imaga Luciano.The colours and sharpness are excellent.Have a nice night.

Wonderful capture Luciano... exposed perfectly with great DOF. POV nicely done and the white butterfly stands out so well against the earth toned background. A new favorite... :)

Hello Luciano,

Pin sharp details in the butterfly and a perfect DoF to blur the background!
A skillfully composed presentation, with an interesting diagonal in the back...
The texture in the subject is great and gives a very natural feeling!

Pablo -

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-31 11:58]

Hello Luciano,
Very nice photo of this butterfly in beautiful bright colours and excellent sharp details. Good DOF, OOF BG and composition.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-01 1:38]

Hello Luciano,
exciting butterfly well shown with the colours so excellently defined.
very exciting features and this macro is splendid in its features and composition.
Pleasant one to view.


An impressive close-up especially know it was a point and shoot digital camera. Very nice sharpness, Showing nice detail throughout. Well done Louciano.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-02-09 8:29]

Ciao Luciano!
Splendida composizione!! Fantastica la posa della farfalla...Dettagli super contro una sfondo da favola!
Complimenti Luciano e buona serata.
Ciao! Vanda

Ciao Luciano,

Well what a big wow for this little beauty my friend, astonishing detailed sharpness with great clarity, just love the wing markings and the very fine hairs that adorns this lovely Butterfly, excellent exposure control with beautiful natural colours, splendid macro work Luciano and very well done,
Best regards,


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