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The Yamfly ,@ Loxura atymnus

The Yamfly ,@ Loxura atymnus
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-29 6:13
Viewed: 2466
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Yamfly , Loxura atymnus is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia.
The genus Loxura comprises of 2 very similar species atymnus and cassiopeia, both restricted to the Oriental region.
On the upperside of the wings both species are bright non-metallic orange, with the apical area dark brown or black. In cassiopeia the black also extends along the costa as a broad band. Both species could be confused with Yasoda pita, but on the upperside the latter has dark brown borders on both wings, and a narrow brown diagonal streak across the hindwings.
Loxura atymnus is found in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, southern China, Taiwan, the Philippines, peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, Kalimantan, Java, Sulawesi and Bali.

This species can be found in primary rainforest but is more frequently associated with disturbed or secondary forest or plantations, where is can be seen in open sunny areas. It is often found in the vicinity of villages. It can be found at elevations between sea level and about 300 metres, being replaced by cassiopeia at higher levels.
Adult behaviour

The butterfly is usually encountered singly, either basking with wings held half-open on foliage, or sitting on leaves close to the ground. I have also observed males imbibing water from wet rocks at the edge of rivers, and have watched them expel water from the anus onto dry rocks to dissolve minerals, which they then imbibe.

Ref : http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Malaysia%20-%20Loxura%20atymnus.htm

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-29 6:18]

Woow! A fantastic butterfly,a fantastic pic at the top of sharpness and in a dark background as i like,this is one of your best pic of this year,no doubt! Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

Hello Foozi

Excellent macro of this insect with great use of
the Flash to lighten the foreground and darken
the background, great focus sharpness details & contrast,



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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-29 6:49]

Hello Foozi,
beautiful capture of this interesting species with excellent sharpness and and perfect POV; great contrast with a dark background and good control of flash light. Well done!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-29 6:53]

Beautiful specimen unfortunately lost its tail...good one. tfs.

This is a beautiful butterfly with lovely colours and shape. Very nice setting and background and good detail and light.
regards yiannis

hello Foozi
very nice picture with great sharpness good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Foozi, superb macro of fantastic butterfly, great contrast against dark BG, fine detaiols,m excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Foozi,
amazing photo of this butterfly. Great sharpness and details. Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Foozi,
What a pleasure to see this image from you here. Beautiful colours and excellent composition. I fully agree with Luciano's critique. Well done indeed.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-29 10:47]

Hi Foozi,
Perfect macro shot. Nice colours with excellent details. Good composition
and black background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-29 10:50]

Hi Foozi

Nice details on this pretty butterfly. Seems like he had a rough time on his wings. Too bad for the hard reflections of your flash. Thanks


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-29 10:51]

Hello Foozi,
A fine macro of this butterfly taken with beautiful colours from an ideal POV. I also like the sharp details and dark BG. Well done!Best regards Siggi

Hello Foozi
Amazing species and beautiful photo with interesting composition, wonderful lighting and great sharpness.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-29 12:00]

Hello Foozi,
A fine capture of this Lycaenid butterfly, the Yamfly. The closed wing position is shown with ultimate sharpness and natural colours against a good contrasting BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Foozi,
Nice and artisitic!
I Like a lot!

Hello Foozi,
Great macro shot!Wonderful composition,very elegant,beautiful colors and contrast with the dark BG.Great sharp details.
Thank You,
Best regards

the dark BG create a beautiful result, very fine performance!
regards Foozi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-01 4:28]

Hello Foozi,
A typical composition of yours again. Powerful and well balanced. Sharpness too is excellent. An interesting picture for its subject and the beautiful presentation.
Kind regards

Hello Foozi,
Wonderful image with great focus and very good contrast against the background.
It is a splendid butterfly with impressive vivid colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Foozi,

The vegetation is framing well the butterfly. The macro point of view is showing the details and colors of the Yamfly Butterfly. The morning light and the light of the flash are bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Salam Foozi.
How come I don't have this beauty in my collection :-)
I have yet to come across one of this beauty. Nice isolation with beautiful perch against the muted background. The compound eye pops out well with excellent markings on the wings.

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