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Ciliate Blue

Ciliate Blue
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-08 7:26
Viewed: 1966
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Name : Ciliate Blue
Bengali Name : Ayandari
The Ciliate Blue (Anthene emolus) is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.

Scientific Name : Anthene emolus (Godart)


Wingspan : 28 - 30 mm

Colour : Upperside dark blue, Underside pale brown with many white bands.

Habit : Fond of visiting flowers for nectar, also found to visit damp patches & droppings. Found in good numbers during post-monsoon period.

Larval Host Plants : Acacia torta, Acacia catechu, Pithecellobium dulce etc.

Location : Throughout West Bengal
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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-08 7:36]

Beautiful image...so dark blue, you got it right..this is the problem with these blues..they don't open fully..very smart..little bit higher viewpoint would have been better. tfs

Ciao Samiran, great macro of lovely little butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Samiran Da,
I am glad tonight my picture is next to you.
Beautiful picture of this Blue butterfly's.Nice POV with natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-08 10:06]

Hello Samiran,
Very nice macro in excellent saturated colours, nicely contrasting against the green background. Great sharpness, details and diagonal composition.

Fantastic interesting specie MF. Very good details amazing colours. TFS.


Hello Samiran

Excellent composition of this butterfly
with fine POV and the way you framed it,
beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness,
and details, great contrast of the color tones, TFS


Hello Samiran,
This is really a beauty....What I like most are the fantastic colors of the wings and the contrast against the background. As usual a perfect focus and WB. Another lovely image from a close range with excellent sharpness and fantastic focus.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-08 16:23]

Hi Samiran,absolutely beautiful this specie,i never seen before and your capture is the best way to discover this blue beauty,great and useful post,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Samiran,
這種柔和光線下 可以照的照樣的美麗蝴蝶
真是不容易 藍色的翅膀很美麗 色彩真是細膩 獨天得厚

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-06-08 19:45]

Hello Samiran,
A top quality image of this gorgeous little Ciliate Blue. The detail you managed to capture is outstanding and your choice of an f/9 aperture resulted in some really good DOF. A nice clean BG and perfectly exposed. Great work!!

Hello Samiran
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

Wonderful macro with excellent colours.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-06-09 3:06]

Hi Samiran.
Colouration of the butterfly is wonderful. I have never seen such deep colours yet. POV is great as well as wide DOF. All details of the insect and main part of the leaf are crisp sharp. Well done and TFS.

Hello Samiran
Pure beauty.. fantastic colours and light,superb composition.. wonderful!Thank You.
Have a good Sunday!
Best regards

hallo samiran
super good sharpness composition and great details
i like this colours very much
thanks greeting lou

Hi Samiran,
beautiful photo of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-06-10 4:54]

What a beautiful picture Samiran! An the butterfly is beautifull too. Great DOF, light, sharpness and composition. My congratulation to you and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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