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Spindasis syama

Spindasis syama
Photo Information
Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-08 5:24
Viewed: 1598
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I spotted this very rare species on the Baiyun Hill this afternoon. But unfortunately I got only one shot when it flew away and were not to be found again. This small butterfly is called "the Club Silverline" (Spindasis syama), which belongs to the Lycaenidae family. It is found in South-East Asia and South China, as far as I know.
The Club Silverline is very rare to see because it is rarely encountered but when observed, it is usually on a bright sunny day as it flies rapidly amongst grassy undergrowth.
Scientific classification
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Spindasis
Species:S. syama
Binomial name
Spindasis syama
Horsfield, 1829

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-08 6:12]

Hello John,
Very nice photo of this special butterfly. Fine natural colours with a beautiful blurred background. Good sharpness.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-08 6:40]

Hello John.
Very nice compo. matching background, nice view of the insect with details. TFS. with best regards Siggi

Hello Mr.John,
Beautiful butterfly.Nice to see this specie.Atleast you have captured.So many times I fired and got blank.
Nice POV with good BG.Like its under wings pattern and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Never have seen a butterfly as this one and what an odd rear feature looking like antennae and its head rather then tail. Must be a survival feature and enjoyed your note too! TFS!

We have Common Silverline in India and I have shot it several times in the past, John.
However, this rare species you have showcased today seems to be making its maiden appearance here on TN. Congratulations!
You were lucky to have captured it rather well in the single shot it gave you.
Thanks for showing us this rare butterfly from your part of Asia.

Hello John,
照的有創意 這個角度很棒 我喜歡
尤其是翅膀內外都可以看見 尾巴很突出
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi John,
interesting species. Great composition. Perfect depth of field. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-08 9:54]

Hi John,a very very nice and interesting specie,an excellent capture whit good details despite the difficult light and location,the wings design is really beautiful,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao John, graet macro of lovely little butterfly, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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