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Leptotes pirithous spawning


Leptotes pirithous spawning
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-22 1:58
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Leptotes
Species: L. pirithous

Leptotes pirithous is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found from southern Europe to the Himalayas and in most of Africa. Its common names are Lang's Short-tailed Blue and Common Zebra Blue
The wingspan is 21–29 mm for males and 24–30 mm for females. The butterfly flies from February to October depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Fabaceae, Rosaceae and Plumbaginaceae species, including Plumbago capensis, Indigofera, Rynchosia, Vigna, Burkea, Mundulea, Melilotus, Crataegus, Quercus suber, Medicago sativa, Trifolium alexandrium, Arachis hypogaea, Lythrum, Calluna, Genista, Dorycnium, Lythrum salicaria, Calluna vulgaris, Onobrychis viciifolia, Ulex and Melilotus alba.

Leptotes pirithous.

Leptotes pirithous è una farfalla della famiglia Lycaenidae,qui vediamo la femmina mentre depone le uova.
La superficie dorsale delle ali è di colore blu violaceo nei maschi, bruno grigiastro con macchie violacee nella femmina. La superficie ventrale è in entrambi i sessi di colore biancastro, con macchie brune disposte secondo un disegno geometrico complesso. Le ali posteriori, che hanno una esile coda in corrispondenza della seconda nervatura cubitale, presentano due caratteristiche macchie nere contornate di verde e di arancio.
Può essere confusa con le seguenti specie: Lampides boeticus e Cacyreus marshalli.
E' presente in Africa del Nord, Europa meridionale e Asia minore.
In Italia è abbastanza comune in tutte le regioni, isole comprese.
Tra le specie vegetali preferite dalle larve ci sono diverse specie di Fabaceae (Melilotus officinalis, Melilotus alba), Lythraceae (Lythrum salicaria), Polygonaceaee (Polygonum aviculare), Plumbaginaceae (Plumbago spp.), Ericaceae (Calluna vulgaris).

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Hi Luciano,
A beautiful picture of this beautiful butterfly, very nice details sharpness, great point of view, lovely colours, nice composition and well frame,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-22 2:21]

Hi Luciano,
Excellent photo of this Butterfly in action, interesting species for me too, TFS!

Ciao Luciano, altra deliziosa piccoletta, splendida marocchina per gli occhi di Silvio, un vero e proprio gioiellino, ottima nitidezza, magnifici dettagli, splendidi colori naturali, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Luciano,

Fabulous capture of this beautiful Butterfly, amazing sharpness with fine detail, love the patterns and wing markings, splendid exposure/white balance, good point of view that shows this guy off well, wonderful work Luciano Bravo! have a nice day,
Best regards,

Pauly.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-07-22 3:31]

Hello Luciano,
I see this species the first time.I like so soft light, great sharpness and very nice green BG.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Luciano
Awesome details and composition in this capture I really like the colors and Depth of field, beautiful. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Ciao Luciano. Non la lode perchè hai un po' esagerato per evidenziare, forse, un' originaria nitidezza non ottimale. Penso comunque che un bel nove vada bene. E così tra una "strafogata" e l'altra - dal tuo amico italiano - hai trovato un po' di tempo anche per le farfalline.....

Roberto

Hallo Luciano
Beautiful and crystal clear details as always. The contrast of colours on both the butterfly and the plant is very eye-catching and in perfect harmony with one another. Thanks for sharing a pleasant macro. Best regards.
Anna

Hello Luciano,
wonderful close up of this beautiful butterfly with perfect sharpness and many details. I especially like your well chosen POV and the nicely blurred background. Beautiful colours and a fine composition.
Best wishes,
Helmut

d'accordo con Roberto rovinata da paint shop pro...mano troppo pesante,Luciano
sERGIO

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-22 4:49]

Slav Luciano,
This is a very good macro,nice colors and great sharp details.Also perfect depth of field...
Have a nice day!...
Dûrzan

Beato chi può andare in Marocco!!
Come al solito una foto impeccabile, con in più un tocco di esotico!
Ottima nitidezza, colori saturi e splendida composizione!
Fabrizio

Hello. Great photo with good details and colors. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-22 5:25]

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic colours and excellent sharpness! Very attractive composition and beautiful BG. Best regards Siggi

Another impressive macro Luciano. Excellent POV, composition and BG, fantastic lighting and colours and very good sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Superb photo with great detail and good depth of field. The green background is particularly suitable. regards yiannis

hello Luciano
super goodpicture with good details of laying the eggs of the plant
the colours are beautiful and sharpness id OK
thanks greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-22 8:41]

Ciao Luciano,
A superb, very sharp, macro of a female pyrithous ovipositing. The lateral POV is perfect and shows her with fine natural colours and DOF against a pleasing BG in a nicve composition.
Thanks and best regards,
Ivan

Hi Luciano,
amazing warm and peaceful colours. Great composition. Very good sharpness. Many details.
Very good job!
Have a nice weekend,
Maciek

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic macro with superb details and colors.
Exceptional light, outstanding focus and very good clarity.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-22 10:29]
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Hello Luciano,
It looks like broken pixels. Too much work in photoshop, or is it just oversharpened? The colours are very beautiful. Just like composition and DOF.
Regards,
Peter

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-22 10:39]

Hi Luciano.
Amazing detailed macro shot. And excellent capture of this small butterfly during oviposition. Composition, sharp details, bright colors, all looks simply super. Wonderful work, I like it so much. I admire and thanks for sharing. have a nice weekend.
Best regards
Milos

Luciano, very good butterfly shot. Excellent sharpness, detail and bokeh. Have a great weekend, Bill

bonjour Luciano
encore une excellente photo de toi, avec des couleurs superbes et une netteté de très grande qualité, très jolie composition
merci et bon WE
Jacqueline

Cioa Luciano
Grazie per questa posizione meravigliosa.
è così bello con il suo design semplice e regolare, colore e atmosfera.
Bravo,
amicizie
Laurent

Hello Luciano,

an suburp close up from this butterfly.
Razor sharpness, good pov and bg.
Fine colors.

Gert

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-07-23 10:46]

Perfect capture, Luciano. Moat interesting!

Have a pleasant weekend,

Ishi

Ciao Luciano,
Beautiful shot of this lovely butterfly taken from a fine POV.Excellent sharpness and details.
Jurek

Very nice details! You're a butterfly specialist. Congratulations!

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