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Lesser Grass Blue


Lesser Grass Blue
Photo Information
Copyright: Leo Baquerfo (shakerz) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 230] (1127)
Genre: Protoctista
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS10D, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/11, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-07 6:28
Viewed: 3980
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zizina otis lampa - The Lesser Grass Blue is rather common and can sometimes be abundant in localised areas. It is a small butterfly and is usually found flying close to the ground in open sunlit grassy patches. The male is dull purplish blue above whilst the female is brown. The underside is grey with a series of small dark spots on the fore- and hindwings.

The butterfly is more often observed outside the nature reserves, in suburban areas where the host plant, Mimosa pudica (Touch-Me-Not/Sensitive Plant) can be found growing as a weed. As it is so small, it is often overlooked as it flutters feebly amongst the roadside weeds, searching out small flowers as it feeds.

Camera set-up:
10D, T180mm, f11, 1/20secs (MLU), evaluative, EV -1, fill flash off, tripod mounted

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To vanderschelden: Evaluative meteringshakerz 2 10-08 09:10
To uleko: Did you take this in Singapore?shakerz 1 10-07 17:56
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What a great Shot !!! as an compleeeeeeete amateur this is one subject that facinate me, butterflies and macro

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-07 6:40]

Hello Leo,
Excellent macro of the underside of this blue, sharp, good comp. and fine neutral BG.
TFS, regrds, Ivan

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-07 7:21]

Hello Leo,
superb and clear picture of the Lycaenide. Great sharpness and well designed. You concenrate on the essential - the butterfly which is shown in its natural colours.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-10-07 7:39]

Hi Leo,
Very natural and beautiful shot of this small butterfly. The colours are very harmonious.
Regards
Anne

Hey Leo
What a nice shot of butterfly,
Great colors & focus,
Excellent

Regards
Fartash

Hello Leo,
very beautiful composition, very good details. I like much his soft colors.
Thank you and cheer,
Arnaud.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-07 9:45]
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That's a wonderful shot, so clear and lovely colours on butterfly and background. Very tasteful composition. Amazing to read that their food plant is the little delicate Mimosa! Did you take this in Singapore?
TFS, Ulla

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-07 9:47]

Hi Leo.
I like this very clear and sharp shot.Beautiful colours and details.Good compo,POV,DOF and BG.Well done!
TFS
Greetings Milos.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-10-07 10:31]

Fanatstic shot with excellent compo&DOF!!!tfs..

Leo,
I like the picture.
Maybe a good thing you underexposed a bit if I understood well? EV minus 1.
Though I don't understand why: most of the image is green background...so the evaluative metering should say "hey, a lot of light thus I don't need much" and now you instead of compensating you are doing the opposite...one stop less?
Anyway great photo with excellent sharpness and detail.
Love it!
TFS
Annick
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Hi Leo
Perfect shot.
Good focus and composition.I also like the colours.
Regards
Behrad

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-10-07 16:20]

Helloo Leo,
fantastic picture, perfect sharpness and contrast to blurred bg! Maybe bolder frame will poin the scene more out.
Regards,
Dobis

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-07 20:27]

A bit small photo but sharpness and DOF is great.

Hi Leo

Congrats on an excellent shot. Well composed, good clear detail and nicely saturated colour. :-)

Nice shot Leo.

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