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Heliophorus sena

Heliophorus sena
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-04 9:14
Viewed: 3558
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a prefect specimen of
- Heliophorus sena
- family: Lycaenidae

The picture, however, is not as perfect.

Species information
H. sena is confined to the Western Himalayas (Kashmir, North India). The pattern of the hindwing underside is unique so that it cannot be confused with other species.
Larval foodplant: Rumex hastatus (Polygonaceae)

A flower-rich steep slope in the vicinity of Naukuchia Tal, a small lake in the Himalayan foothills of Kumaon (see my previous post).

- bright sunlight
- no wind
- handheld

* Wynter-Blyth MA (1982, reprint) Butterflies of the Indian Region. - Today & Tomorrow's Printers and Publishers, New Delhi.
* D'Abrera B (1985) Butterflies of the Oriental Region. Part II, Nymphalidae, Satyridae & Amathusiidae. - Hill House.

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  • Great 
  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-11-04 9:24]

hello sir,
very nice macro of this beautiful butterfly. nice details captured

Hallo Peter,
ein sehr schönes Exemplar - die Zeichnung ist toll. Ich bin ja wirklich kein Experte in Sachen Schmetterlinge - aber inzwischen habe ich tatsächlich gleich erkannt, dass es sich um einen Bläuling handelt - Mann, bin ich stolz, hihi!
Die winzigen Schwänzchen sind so nett.
Ich habe in Vietnam auch einen Bläuling mit Schwänzchen fotografiert, aber leider nicht so perfekt wie ich wollte. Diese Kerlchen sind so hektisch und flattern wie verrückt herum. Vielen Dank und lieben Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-04 10:05]

I think the picture is perfect too!
Great colors and sharp details.

Hello Peter,
Thank you for your kind comment to my picture and for your help about the correct ID of Erebia; superb image of this splendid Licenid, very good sharpness and very beautiful naturaal colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-04 15:03]

Hi Peter,the butterflies of this family are my prefered,and this is a great gift to me.Never seen like that,and your wonderful pic is the best way to learn and discover this fantastic little beauty of India.My best compliments and thanks for your alway very professional work,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Ciao Peter. Never seen this species. Good POV to exalt dephting and real excellente details. Nice compo. TFS.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-11-05 5:32]

Very beautiful butterfly, good colors and details. tfs.

Hallo Peter, nochmals,

ein wunderschöner, nicht-blauer Bläuling aus Indien. Ich finde die Aufnahme sehr gelungen. Man hat auf einer Reise gewöhnlich nicht die Musse, um Bläulinge zu photographieren. Umso erstaunlicher, dass Du das trotzdem und erfolgreich getan hast. Und von dieser Art gab es bisher auf dem ganzen TN noch keine anständige Aufnahme.

Schöne Grüsse

Ciao Peter, lovely little butterfly, I never see before, thanks, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and good details, beautiful blurry BG very well done, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-11-05 15:02]

Hola Peter.
Exelente Macro. Finos y delicados detalles se pueden apreciar en las alas de la mariposa gracias a la nitidez e iluminacion lograda.
Muy bella Peter.

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