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Powder Green Sapphire

Powder Green Sapphire
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-06-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-09 6:27
Viewed: 1168
Points: 8
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I returned from a 4 days' trek to Himalayas today and started editing some nature pics I took during this trip with my students.
I captured this beautiful butterfly from the Blues family found only at altitude 6000 ft and above. It goes by the name of Powder Green Sapphire. There is just a sentence on this species in the Wikipedia:

Heliophorus tamu, the powdery green sapphire, is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-06-09 8:22]

Hi Ram,you caught the best from this difficult wings position,this species is very rare and your capture is amazing! We can see the metallic colors of the top of the wing,absolutely beautiful,very useful post! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-06-09 19:03]

Hello Ram,
A new species of lycaenids for me and what a beautiful one at that. Looks very dark, I would never have thought it was from the family of blues. Pin sharp and displaying awesome colors, I especially like the metallic blue.
I'm sure you had a great trip with your students to the Himalayas. One more week and I will be in Africa.

Hello Sir,

Hope you had an wonderful time trekking with the students in the Himalayas. This is one of the most gorgeous blue that I have seen. The details are such that you would feel that the blue powder would come off the wings with the slightest of touch.

Thanks for sharing this beauty. Looking forward to seeing some gorgeous species from your trek.

Warm Regards,

Ciao Ram, great macro of fantastic tiny butterfly, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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