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Plains Cupid

Plains Cupid
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-22 2:49
Viewed: 1503
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sorry, the note stands revised with the correct ID given to me today by Nagraj.

The Plains Cupid (Chilades pandava) is a species of Lycaenid butterfly found in countries such as India and Singapore. They are among the few butterflies that breed on plants of the cycad family.


Peninsular India, south of the outer ranges of the Himalayas, but not in the desert tracts and somewhat local. Sri Lanka, Assam, Burma, extending into the Malayan Sub-region.

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Hallo Ram
Beautiful photograph of the Gram Blue basked in great light. Excellent sharpness and details. Point of view is not that often seen but pleasant. I like your artistic composition. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-22 5:00]

Hello Ram,
What a fine shot, well presented with this vertcal framing and decentred composition. Sharpness is perfect, colour-combination most beautiful. Cute little creature, this small Lycaenid.
Herzlichen Dank!

Interesting butterfly and beautiful photo Ram! Very good composition, fantastic BG, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-22 11:07]

Hi Ram,elegant capture of this rare lycaena,i like the minimalistic composition and the great detaild despite the diagonal pose,top exposure too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram, lovely composition with nice small butterfly on beautiful lighting BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Ram
beautiful colours and great sharpness
the composition are very good
thanks greeting lou

Good morning Sir,
I like the way you present the beauty, yes it is the composition.
sharpness and colour is very nice.
BG colour is also good for this image.

Hello Ram
Beautiful capture my Friend.
Very elegant composition,wonderful colours,contrast and details.Thank You.
Best wishes

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-24 18:06]

Hello Ram,
The Plains Cupid is definitely a beautiful specimen, as is evident in this image. I like the little white bars on it's wings along with the tiny orange crescents. Excellent detail and just the right exposure. Super job!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-25 12:28]

Hello Ram,
Fascinating photo in splendid light and very good sharpness and details. I like the composition and the contrasting background very much.

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