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Tiny grass blue

Tiny grass blue
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/480 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2, Butterflies By pankaj Bajpai, Lycaenidae Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-11 2:06
Viewed: 4224
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have taken many shots of this species of butterfly but never got a chance to shoot this small butterfly with open wings till I got this one resting on a small plant with open wings.

The Tiny Grass Blue is found in several races throughout tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia, and Oceania, including India, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Swaziland, north and east coasts of Australia and also in southern Australia.

This butterfly is very small in the size and is a part of blue butterfliy family.

mikou, dew77, ramthakur, fiyo, JORAPAVI, Maite, PDP, jeanpaul, Silvio2006, SkyF, nainnain, marmottelolo, sranjan has marked this note useful
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Jolie prise de vue plein de finesse.
Bonne journée.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-11 5:17]

Hello Pankaj,
Excellent close-up of this Blue. You'll have to measure the width of the wings next time!! We've seen some Blues in Turkey ones, with a wing width of about 1 cm - really tiny! Pretty sharp and nice natural colours and I like the composition very much.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-11 5:35]

H Pankaj,
This is a beautiful butterfly. Well composed.
Badruddin Ali

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-11 6:51]

Hi Pankaj.
This is perfect very close-up of this very little and shy butterfly.Details are very pretty and colours are amazing.Beautiful composition with nice POV.Very good blurry background.
Well done,TFS.
Greetings Milos

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-11 7:40]

Hi Pankaj,
Just a beautiful capture with great detail, marvelous colors and composition. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Pankaj,
Now we can see where the blue name come from. Nice capture on open wings position. Well seen picture with great color contrast. TFS,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-11 8:25]

Hello Pankaj,
Lovely close up.I liked colors,lighting,POV,framing and composition a lot.

Hi Pankaj :)
Great light, colors and POV. Excellent DOF and coposition. Well done!

Yes, it is not easy to capture this little beauty with its wings open, Pankaj. I tried once and did not succeed.
A fairly good shot from a good point of view. My lurking fear is that perhaps you have over-sharpened it.
Other than that, it is a well composed shot showing subtle colours on the upper wings of this elusive charmer.

Well taken, nice detail and well presented.


Hola Pankaj,
Siempre es un placer visitar tu galería por las bellezas que tan bien presentas. Saludos

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-11 17:35]

Hello Pankaj
Excellent sharpness and composition! A perfect presentation of openwinged Zizula gaika. I had never seen it.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best wishes

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-01-11 19:43]

Hello Pankaj, good composition. I think I may have backed down on the DOF to blur out the BG a little more and I would think about cropping off some from the right hand side. I also think this could be sharper, was it a big crop?

Hi Pankaj
Les couleurs sont vraiment éclatantes dans cette prise. J'aime ton cadrage, la netteté et la qualité de la photo sont sans faute. Bon travail.
Au revoir et Merci...JP

Hi Pankaj,
Another great butterfly picture of yours.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-12 3:39]

Hello Pankaj,
Excellent macro.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done. TFS

Hi Pankaj, wonderful and inusual photo of this little butterfly, splendid details and colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-13 8:09]

Hello Pankkaj,
this is lovely, you captured the mother of perl color of this butterfly perfectly. Lovely diagonal composition and the details are so sharp.
Great work.

what an awesome macro shot..I almost feel like I could reach out and touch this one! beautiful! TFS
Donna :o)

thanks for your comments on my photo "Sunset on Lake Superior" :o)

What an elegant simple composition this is Pankaj. I love it. The colors on this butterfly are wonderful.
Very nice work.

Evelynn : )

beaucoup de papillons mais il est vrai que cet insecte permet de nous faire voir diverses variétès
celui-ci est super, bonnes couleurs métal et excellents détails
bravo une fois de plus

bonjour pankaj
je trouve ce papillon magnifique,j'adore les reflets irisés qu'il arbore sur ses ailes.
une belle photo.

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