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Euchrysops cnejus

Euchrysops cnejus
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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: 2013-12-08
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: 2013-12-08 2:22
Viewed: 1266
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Winter is here in Jammu and insects have almost disappeared. Today afternoon, I chanced to notice some Hoverflies and butterflies from the Blues family patronizing the Chrysanthemum and Marigold flowers some of my neighbours have grown in their front yards. I shot this Gram Blue sitting motionless on a Marigold flower.

The Gram Blue (Euchrysops cnejus) is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.


Throughout India except at very high elevations. Widely distributed in the Malayan Subregion, extending to Australia and the South Sea Islands.


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Hi sir,
greetings to you. Well captured of this blue butterfly. color contrast of the butterfly and the flower is fantastic.
Liked it sir.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-08 5:48]

Hello Ram,
A Winter with butterflies, unbelievable here.
Very beautiful photo in fine contrasting colours. The Gram Blue is like a jewel on the orange flower. Excellent sharpness, details and a nice composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6568 W: 89 N: 15654] (65467)
  • [2013-12-08 5:59]

Hi Ram.Absolutely perfect,i like a lot your exposure,to create the best contrast between orange and blue on this dark background,top details everyhwere too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Sir,
After a brief interval you come back with a nice picture of Gram Blue .
Lovely colour with perfect sharpness.

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely mall butterfly on beautiful flower, good sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Ram
this is very nice to see the 2 colours in composition so beautiful
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-09 1:09]

Hello Ram,
What a pleasant shot! Very cute Lycaenid and a most beuatiful color-combination. Nice to have still some insects around..here it is too cold. Lovely picture!
Have a nice week

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-10 9:23]

Hi Ram,
Beautiful photo with perfect composition and amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

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