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Long-tailed Blue

Long-tailed 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: 2013-04-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-08-12 7:10
Viewed: 1596
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Name : Long-tailed Blue or Pea Blue
Bengali Name : Khoria
Scientific Name : Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus)


Wingspan : 24 - 36 mm

Colour : White with reddish lines, the hind wing has a slightly long, white-tipped tail.

Habit : The species is a regular migrant, very efficient flier, flies fast with rapid wing-beats, moves about low growing herbs or bushes for searching nectar. It frequently visits flowers, bask with their wings half open.

Larval Host Plants : Pisum sativum, Vigna sinensis, Crotolaria sp., Butea monosperma

Location : The Peablue, Pea Blue, or Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) is a small butterfly found in Europe, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Australia and also throughout West Bengal that belongs to the Lycaenids or gossamer-winged family.

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Hello Samiranda,
Nice to meet you,..
Lovely catch,remarkable details and colours.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-08-12 7:31]

Hi Samiran,
Nice, little butterfly ..
Very nice macro of this Lampides boeticus in fine sharpness and beautiful light and colours.
Best wishes,

Seen you posting after a break, Mr. Nandy. Hope all is well.
The vertical orientation is just perfect for this image of a Long-tailed Blue.
Superb brownish tinge to this capture, which, I believe, is quite close to the real and natural.
Thanks and regards.

hallo samiran
super good sharpness and great details
good composition with nice light and beautiful colours
gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-12 8:03]

Hello Samiran,
Excellent sharp detailed macro of this butterfly in very beautiful light and colours. Taken from a very good POV in an attractive composition.

Hello Samiranda
照的很清晰 很美麗的小灰蝶
簡單的構圖卻很美麗 單一的色係卻很溫暖飽滿

Hi Samiran,
excellent composition as usually. Great point of view. Perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-12 10:39]

Hello Samiran,
Beautiful photo captured from an excellent POV with great sharpness. Also, nice natural colours contrasting against the BG. Well done!Regards Siggi

Hallo Samiran
I like the assortment of different browns in this image, not only of the butterfly but of the whole setting. Ranging from soft brown to darker brown in other places.

A gift for the eyes!
I really like the light of this picture. The point of view used, shows the amazing details, very clear and razor sharp, especially on the wing structure, colours and patterns. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Samiran Da,
After a long time I am watching your picture.Wish you are well.
Beautiful butterfly.Nice capture.BG is really splendid.Thanks for the detailed note.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-12 15:27]

Hi Samiran,magnificent capture whit a nice perspective and great details and colors,nothing better to show us this interesting specie,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Samiran
A superb photo, perfectly focused, excellent detail, setting and background. A beautiful specimen too.
regards yiannis

Welcome back Samiran da after a hard time.It's really hard to get over this moment.
A very beautiful macro of this butterfly.Great lighting and beautiful natural color.
Great details ans composition.Thank you for sharing.


perefct capture, great composition, TFS Ori

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-13 11:04]

Hi Samiran,
Nice classic pose for this butterfly. Excellent details
and focus in nice colours.
Regards Jiri.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-08-14 1:30]

Hello Samiran,
very nice capture species lampides,thanks..

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-14 6:48]

Excellent work Samiran! Great sharpness, composition and very natual color. Congratulation. Saludos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-17 10:49]

Hi Samiran.
Last photos from your are simply amazing. First of all is great 3D-effect. Butterfly on a stem is looked as alive. Fantastic exactness of details, lovely lights and colours, simply and very impressive subject and splendid BG. Bravo. Great job.

Ciao Samiran. Perfect details and sharp despite the difficult angle. Color and light very good too.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-08-18 16:52]

Hello Samiran
such a lovely small butterfly seen in great details and patterns. Nice perching position too.
The smooth background really add beauty to this composition.


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