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Dark Grass Blue

Dark Grass Blue
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/8, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-05-31 8:15
Viewed: 2285
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dark Grass Blue or African Grass Blue.
Zizeeria knysna, Lyceanidae family.

For Samiran.

Last Sunday I found and captured this beautiful D G Blue in the early morning hours. Fortunately it chose to perch on a leave where I could set my tripod and also get green background. It cooperated for me to take several images..looks like fresh specimen too. Lighting was soft and cool weather.

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Hello Sir,
Thank you Sir for this picture.
Very beautiful species and very fresh specimen.
good sharpness and perfect BG.
nice colour too.

Hello Sir,
照的很清晰 構圖也很美麗 謝謝分享

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-31 8:38]

Hello Nagraj,
Typical macro in your style. Beautiful soft colours and great sharpness and details. Nice matching blurred background. Attractive composition.
Enjoy the weekend,

Ciao Nagaraj, great macro of lovely little butterfly, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-05-31 9:47]

Hi Nagaraj.
Lovely composition of the beautiful small butterfly. I like very pleasant colours and lighting. amazing combination of sharp details and silk BG. TFS and kind regards.

Hello Mr.Nagraj,
Beautiful picture.Nice presentation.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-31 14:07]

Hi Nagaraj,beautiful macro of this very small lycaeneide,great details,especially on the face and perfect exposure too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Nagraj, Nice shot of this tiny Dark Grass Blue. Good pov and well seen against soft green background. Sharp focus and well contrast. Very well done. JC

Hello Nagraj

Beautiful macro of this butterfly, fine lateral
POV, DOF, and vertical framing, beautiful soft
light and color tones, TFS


Hallo Nagaraj
The fine details of this Dark Grass Blue butterfly is beautifully captured and seen. I particularly refer to the zebra stripes on the tips of the paws and antennas, the big eye and the fluffiness around the eye and in the face. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Nagaraj
A fine photo, excellent focus and detail, good setting and background. Lovely butterfly
regards yiannis

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-06-01 3:36]

Hello Nagaraj,
Lovely soft colors and light ! Excellent details and BG ! tfs Tina

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-01 3:48]

Hi Nagraj,
Fantastic macro shot. Nice butterfly,
excellent focus with lots of sharp details
and in amazing colors. Very good composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-06-02 19:17]

Hello Nagaraj,
A wonderful capture of this very pretty Blue. The lighting is superb and gives the overall image a soft even tone. Excellent detail and attractive clean BG. Well done!!

Hello Nagaraj
Another beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful BG, nice soft colours and good sharpness.

Ciao Nagaraj. Perfect details/sharp for the small one. Intrigant compo MF.


dear nagaraj,
the colours and composition are very nice.
colours are natural and compatible.

many thanks,
Mehran Jahangiri.

Hello Nagraj.

Thank you for this nice sharing.

Well done with this "African grass blue". I often encountered him in Congo Democratic.

Good capture with a nice blurred background. The butterfly is very well enhanced. Interesting point of view on the back of the wings. Good composition with a placement of the subject properly managed.

One point: I think that you could have improved the sharpness by post-treatment of the file with any software like Lightroom, Gimp or any other. I propose you a re-treatment of your picture in the workshop (with your permission).

Thank you.

All the best.


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